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E UREKA R EPUBLICAN W OMEN F EDERATED ,
Serving the Republican Women of Humboldt County
V OLUME 33, I SSUE 2 F EBRUARY 2008
Joy Finley, President · Margaret Stafford, Program Chair
ERWF Welcomes Rob Arkley
Thursday, February 21 Red Lion, Eureka
Topic: Economic Changes Needed for Humboldt County
Buffet Lunch ~ $14.50 Beverage Only ~ $6.00 Buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting opens at Noon. If not contacted by our Telephone Committee, please call Margaret Stafford at 822-3255 to make a reservation. Members’ guests and interested persons are welcome. A reservation made is a reservation paid.
About Our S p e a k e r
Arkley was born and raised in Arcata. He founded Security National (now named SN Servicing Coproration) in Anchorage, Alaska in 1981. In 1983 he established the Eureka law firm of Dun and Arkley which specialized in taxation and general law. Two years later he opened a Security National Office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and in 1997 the Arkley family moved to Eureka to open another branch office. Since that time Eureka has been home for the Arkleys and for the corporate offices of SN Servicing Corporation. Other offices are located in Sacramento California; Omaha, Nebraska; Hollis, New Hampshire; Anchorage, Alaska; Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a new office soon in New York City. SN also has an office in Lisbon, Portugal. Locally, Arkley founded The Eureka Reporter and also sits on the boards of the Humboldt Access Television and the Pacific Legal Foundation. He has worked to beautify Eureka. Among these projects are the Vance Hotel, Fifth Street Plaza, the Eureka Co-op and the old Woolworth Building. The Arkleys contributed two million dollars to the City of Eureka to complete the waterfront boardwalk and is currently working to develop the Balloon Track into the Marina Center.
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I am excited to tell you that Mr. Rob Arkley will be our February Speaker. We will be in the Ballroom of the Red Lion this month and I’m sure we will fill it. Be sure to make your reservation early. By the time you read this, Super Tuesday will be over. This has been a very busy primary season and
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I have contacted Cher-ae Heights and we are renewing our “Cards for Soldiers” program. Mr. Dave Frye is going to be collecting used playing cards for us to send to our troops. Remember you can reach out and contact a s o l d i e r a t www.anysoldier.com.
promi ses to be a contentious election year. I am proud of our Republican candidates and anyone would be preferable than the Democrat candidates. I want to thank Mr. Todd Walker for his explanation of the “Fair Tax” at our last meeting. It was very interesting.
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M ARK Y OUR C ALENDARS ‘08
Feb Mon Thurs Tues Thurs Sun Fri Sat Sun Thurs Mon 18 21 26 20 23 18 26 11 15 26 Presidents’ Day ERWF Luncheon Meeting Republican of the Year Dinner ERWF Luncheon Meeting Easter ERWF Tea Rhododendron Parade Mother’s Day ERWF Luncheon Meeting Memorial Day MORE IMPORTANT DATES
Mar Apr May
CFRW 33rd Advocacy Workshop and Spring 2008 Board of Directors’ Meeting, Hyatt Regency at Capitol Park, Sacramento, April 20-22, 2008 CFRW 34th Advocacy Workshop and Spring 2009 Board of Directors’ Meeting, Hyatt Regency at Capitol Park, Sacramento, May 3-5, 2009.
Vee Sorenson is being honored as the 2008 Republican of the Year on February 26, 2008 at the Ingomar Club. The featured speaker is former Congrssman, Frank Riggs. The Event begins at 6:00. For more information call Joy Finley at 845-2575.
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The February 5th election is behind us but California will still have big issues to contend with. Health Care, Water (we do not have the
B ARBARA H ECATHORN
and elected officials will be hard at work resolving these issues in 2008.
water shortage that is considered a Crisis by most of the state), Flood Control, Prison Reform and the Budget. Our Governor
T HOUGHTS F ROM Y OUR C HAPLAIN
Annie Johnson Flint wrote these words of comfort:
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God has not promised skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through; God has not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain. But God has promised strength for the day, Rest for the labor, light for the way. Grace for the trials, help from above, Unfailing sympathy,
undying love. Our thoughts and prayers are with Molly Helm at the loss of her husband and Lisa Oliveri, who is mourning the loss of her Father.
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H UMBOLDT GOP
P ATRICIA W ELCH
Baric (he is running unopposed) and re-elect CRP Treasurer Keith Carlson who is also unopposed. Don’t forget our Republican of the Year Dinner on Tuesday, February 26th at the Ingomar Club. This year we are honoring Vee Sorenson, an honor that is way overdue. It should be a lovely evening as we honor Vee for her dedication and hard work on behalf of the Republican Party.
By the time you read this, Super Tuesday will have passed and we may (or may no t) k now w ho o ur presidential nominee is going to be. This most interesting thing about this election is that a front-runner has not yet emerged on either side, and California voters will, for the first time, actually have a say so in the nomination process. Our next Central Committee Meeting will be Wednesday, February 13, 6 PM at O H’s. Please note the date change; this is due to our regular meeting falling on
Valentine’s Day. Dinner will NOT be available during the meeting. February 22-24th is the California Republican Party (CRP) Convention in San Francisco . It should be an exciting weekend as we will be voting on the CRP Platform. There is also a battle for National Committeeman with former CRP Chairman Shawn Steel, challenging Tim Morgan, the current National Committeeman for the seat. We will also elect a new CRP Secretary, Steve
A MERICANISM R EPORT
In honor of PRESIDENTS' DAY (Feb. 18), which now encompasses the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington (Feb.12 & 22, respectively), here is a tribute to another great president, Ronald Reagan, whose birthday is also this month (Feb. 6).
THE WIT AND WISDOM OF RONALD REAGAN: "Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose." "The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I’m here to help." "Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
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time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting." "It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.' 'Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." "Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book." "No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."
"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress." "The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t take the civil service exam." "Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." "If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." I’ve laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what
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the Gang of Fourteen is viewed by many as the ultimate betrayal of hopes for conservati ve j udicial appointments. He excused his failure to support President Bush’s tax cuts as “votes cast because he wanted cuts in spending”. His failure to give presidential support on a variety of issues (including his much lamented posturing over water boarding) remains a painful sore spot for many conservatives. On the plus side he pushed for increased boots on the ground in Iraq and support for the troops. He advocates for controls on earmarks. He has background that equips him to size up Washington and he knows where the bodies are buried. One can only wonder if he will be open to considering the values of the people who are his constituents. If not, his options could evolve to whether his base is splintered into those who stay home and those who go to the polls only because almost any Republican would be a safer bet for the country than Obama or heaven forbid the village raiser and her impeached other half.
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letter word to Hillary that is a capsule description of graphic merit—“Thug” . So, it’s apparent the Dems aren’t offering any options unless you want personal and corporate taxes raised, a trillion dollars worth of socialized medicine, partial birth abortions, congress running the military, and an assortment of choices guaranteed to give us worries we should avoid like itching powder in our undies. At the time of this writing the February 5 hoopla is yet to come but it currently appears that John McCain, a 25-year senator and war hero, is the likely nominee for the Republican party and as close as we are likely to get to a conservative candidate. Compared to whatever the Democrats put on the ballot McCain’s nomination would make him the only realistic choice. Heaven knows this is painful for many of us. Possibly our best option is to communicate forcefully with the Senator’s campaign our grave concerns about his positions on immigration issues that are in direct opposition to the strongly held convictions of the majority of the American people. His organization of
The caucus and primary processes dominating the news for weeks offered ever increasing evidence that there are reasons a plenty to be concerned about the things left to count on from the nominees likely to represent the respective political p a r t i e s . The best quote that’s surfaced about Barrck Obama so far came from the columnist who said, “I would vote for him for junior prom king—maybe.” We can chalk up multiple layers of Obama’s support to a media that would glamorize a certified idiot if it walked, talked, and promised like a liberal. Anyone can chant about “change”. Mostly chanters don’t stipulate what’s changing, why it’s changing, how it can be changed, and who’s lying in that bed after it’s changed? And God forbid they have to tell how much it will cost to change whatever. Any Democrat voting conservative who survived eight-years of Bill & Hill’s White House reign would be well advised to have their heads thoroughly examined right after they have the White House’s furniture inventoried. One columnist applied a four
E DUCATION R EPORT
This past month swept by so quickly. By the time you read this, Tsunami Tuesday's results will be well-known, but today, it is still any body's guess. The League of Women Voters organized a Mock Election for California's high schoolers. Four hundred of the 450 schools signed up and by 130-08, 280 schools had responded.
S HERYL F EARRIEN
3,773 votes 2,822 votes 2,111 votes
Here are the teen's votes: Republicans: McCain 26.9% Huckabee 20% Romney 15%
56% 27,845 votes 36% 17,813 votes
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ERWF K ICK O FF
The first ERWF General Meeting and luncheon of the year was a huge success with many in attendance. The luncheon room at the Red Lion was packed! Our guest speaker, Mr. Todd Walker, cur r ent ly s er ves a s Controller for SunValley Group, Arcata. Todd spoke to members and
T ERRY R OBERTS
April 15th, this was the time to ask questions and learn more about the FairTax. Mr. Walker said that anyone wanting to know more about the FairTax can go to www.fairtax.org or order the book, The FairTax Book by Neal Boortz.
guests on the controversial FairTax, For those of you who would like to do away with the IRS, the Social Security tax, the Medicare tax, corporate income taxes, the death tax, the self-employment tax, the alternative minimum tax, the gift tax, capital gains taxes, tax audits, and some major headaches every
A L IT TLE H ISTORY Q UIZ
WHO SAID IT?
1) "We're going to take
C HRIS W ENNERHOLM in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."
A. Pinochet B. Milosevic C. Saddam Hussein D. None of the above
A. Nikita Khrushev B. Josef Goebbels C. Boris Yeltsin D. None of the above 4) "We have to build a
things away from you on behalf of the common good."
A. Karl Marx B. Adolph Hitler C. Joseph Stalin D. None of the above
2) "It's time for a new
beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few..and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."
A. Lenin B. Mussolini C. Idi Amin D. None of the above
political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own..in order to create this common ground."
1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004. 2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007. 3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007. 4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007. 5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007. 6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005.
A. Mao Tse Dung B. Hugo Chavez C. Kim Jong II D. None of the above 5) "I certainly think the
free-market has failed."
A. Karl Marx B. Lenin C. Molotov D. None of the above 6) "I think it's time to
3) "(We)..can't just let
business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some
send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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Ways & Means by Joy Finley Last month we previewed the “Americana” collection donated by Margaret Stafford and it will be available at this months meeting. Last month we also had a fifty-fifty opportunity drawing which as won by Colleen Hedrick. The total pot was $210. Colleen donated her half ($105) to the club. See what makes this such a great Club. A big THANK YOU to Kay Peake for running the show and Rebecca Morris for handling the Americana Sale. When Women Work We Win. Thanks!
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EMBERSHIP EPORT BY B ARBARA H ECATHORN Welcome to our newest members, Lisa Pace, Patricia Ponnay, Laura Martinez and new associate members, Walter Sweet, Rory Hanson and Todd Walker. Our membership total as of January 31st is 147. If you have not submitted your dues for ERWF, please do so. A membership form is provided in the Bulletin for your convenience. The date for the Spring Tea has been changed to Friday, April 18th, be sure and save the date for our special annual get together. Margaret has scheduled another interesting speaker for our February meeting, friends, family and neighbors are always welcome. Look forward to seeing you there.
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