President: Debbie W alker 441-1126 ■ Membership: Terry Roberts 599-3255 ■ Volume 36 Issue 4 April 2011

President’s Message

Dinner with former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton as the honored guest speaker. He captivated the room with his honest and intelligent rst-hand knowledge of current world developments and the disturbing inconsistent foreign policy shown by the President of the United States. What an American man with leadership, ideals and integrity ~ my idea of a true Republican!

The highlight of the CRP Convention:

Our Annual Membership Tea 12:00-2:00 April 14th
Esther Smith-Holmes beautiful home in Westhaven, is the perfect place for our Annual Tea. Sponsored by our Board of Directors, this is one of our most popular events, it gives us a chance to visit in a beautiful and informal setting, and to introduce new and prospective members, while we enjoy tea, co ee and goodies.

Welcome, new members!

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xcitement lled the air for me at my rst CRP Convention in Sacramento in March with Republican Women’s Club members in huge numbers from throughout the state. It was a privilege to meet CFRW President Mariann Hedstrom and other familiar faces and the young Republicans eagerly attending. Congratulations to all elected including the new Chairman of CRP, Tom Del Beccaro and Janet Kirtlink, Vice Chair for our Northwest Region. A luncheon event was especially invigorating with Emmy winning author, Dr. Frank Luntz seen regularly on Fox News. He is recognized for consulting Fortune 500 companies. His work in 21 countries writing, supervising and directing nearly two thousand surveys, focus groups, and instant response dial sessions for corporate and public a airs clients is well known. He o ers more than seventy new “words that work” for your success in his latest book “WIN”. He discussed the top ways to communicate, keep the attention of an audience, and was inspirational with his ideas leading us through the 2012 elections and beyond, an exciting hour indeed. Frank was really cordial at his book signing and I took a photo with him and another the night prior with my husband Todd and John Bolton- Hoorah!

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President Debbie Walker 441-1126 walktalk @ 1st Vice Margaret Sta ord 822-3255 tom-marg @ 2nd Vice Gwen Morris 498-3101 smlboss @ Treasurer Mary Jerland 443-1228 rjerland @ Recording Secretary Carol Del Biaggio 786-4832 cdel2 @ Parliamentarian Barbara Hecathorn 442-7124 hecathorn @ Director-at-Large Pat Murphy 441-9206 vpatm @ Americanism/Coupon Project Chris Wennerholm 725-2020 chrissie.wen @ Auditor JoAnn Stanhope 822-4776 Chaplain Co-Chair Vee Sorenson 822-2359 veesign @ Co-Chair Esther Holmes 677-3219 esthersholmes @ Cookbook Co-Chair Cindy Lewis 442-1187 liberty741776 @ Co-Chair Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 colleen1516 @ Correspondence Secretary Donna Bellairs 442-6648 debellairs @ Education Co-Chair Mary Scott 442-3056 marygscott @ Co-Chair Sheryl Fearrien 726-0147 schoolmarm50 @ Voter Registration/Campaigns Mary Scott 442-3056 marygscott @ Hospitality Haline Sundet 442-2623 sun17 @ Luncheon Reservations Margaret Sta ord 822-3255 tom-marg @ Membership Terry Roberts 599-3255 terry @ Name Tags Delores Theuerkauf 822-5090 erniet @ Newsletter/Website Editor Rose Welsh 839-2935 peoplearefunny @ Newsletter Chris Wennerholm 725-2020 chrissie.wen @ Publicity/ Sponsorships Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 colleen1516 @ Photographer Olga Duperie 407-8424 tod833 @ National Legislation Gwen Morris 498-3101 smlboss @ State Legislation Vee Sorensen 822-2359 veesign @ Ways and Means Linda Arata 839-5054 jaratal @ Telephone Chair Laura Bush 839-5538 laura.b.2009 @ Nancy Elcock 443-2529 nancyelcock @ Pat Stolte 725-4031 patstolte @ Irene Stidston 445-2732 istidston @ Pearl Micheli 445-9650 pamram9650 @ Kay Parris 442-9232 aparris @ Linda Arata 839-5054 jaratal @ Sarah Bogenreif 441-9595 sarahbo79 @ National Federation of Republican Women ■ California Federation of Republican Women ■

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We’ve got a comprehensive list of links and contact info for elected o cials. Our site includes links to meeting agendas, email addresses for Letters to the Editor, and links, addresses and phone numbers for Federal, State and Local Representatives. In the last couple of weeks, the Times-Standard has been running a series of articles on the budget negotiations in Sacramento. Written by Thadeus Greenson, the articles have been critical of Republicans’ e orts to hold the line on spending and tax increases, quoting Democrat legislators, a host of professors, even Green Party members, but not Republicans. Should he be including the Republican side? Thadeus Greenson can be reached at 441-0509 or

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So the hysteria begins
Chaplain’s Report
George Washington never heard of the separation of church and state. This is a prayer he gave at the close of the Revolutionary War in 1783. He sent copies to all thirteen colonies: I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have you and the State over which you preside, in the Holy protection that He would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly a ection and love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for brethren who have served in the eld; and nally, that He would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and paci c temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.
Our hearts go out to the people of Japan, after enduring a 9.1 earthquake only to be followed by a tsunami. The loss of life at this point is 9,800 and over 10,000 people missing. To make matters worse, the nuclear reactor at Fukushima I is threatened. So now all the anti-nuclear people are coming out wanting a moratorium on all nuclear power plants world wide. Joe Lieberman wants the brakes applied. Not that he wants to stop the building of any plants - no, he just wants us to wait so we can absorb what has happened in Japan. Let us not forget who his running mate was - good old ecofanatic, Al Gore. I was in Costco the other night and this man asked me if I knew where the iodine was. I told him I didn’t think they carried it; with that, the gentleman informed me surely they do. He went on to say the health food store was out of it. I still wasn’t tracking with what he was referring to, and said, “Wow! That is strange!” I was thinking about the liquid iodine that is used for cleaning a wound, NOT tablets to be taken as a precaution for radiation poisoning!!! So the hysteria is here, too! In reading an article submitted to by Nathaniel Davidson, a regular contributor from Australia, he cited some very interesting statistics. In comparing nuclear energy fatalities and the greenies’ favorite, wind energy’s fatalities of the last ten years: the wind farm deaths were 44 and the nuclear deaths were 7. I remember the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986 as though it were yesterday. I was pregnant with my rst child and, of course, I was very nervous about any fallout that might occur which could cause a problem to my developing baby. At that time, they told pregnant women not to drink milk because it could a ect the fetus. (That wasn’t a problem for me as I hate milk! Sorry to my family and dairy friends! But to those who know my son, now you know what is wrong with him.) All kidding aside, it is easy to let the media and the “anti” crowd frighten you, but let’s look at this calmly with some facts. In 1986, we were told millions of people would die, but a study done 20 years later by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN Development Program and the World Health Organization said they could attribute 50 deaths to Chernobyl. Remember it was built with inferior Communist technology. A chest CT scan will expose you to 6,900 microsieverts. On March 17th, the radiation reading was 30 microsieverts at Fukusima Prefecture and to reach the same level as a CT scan, you would have to stand outside for 230 continuous hours. To add to the debunking of the ecofantics, a properly operating nuclear power plant releases less radiation into the atmosphere than a coal- red plant. This is according to the liberal Scienti c American. Although I’m not an expert, I’m not going to run out and get the iodine tablets. I’m feeling very safe. Remember to duck and cover! Just kidding!! Check out this link to get additional accurate information. http://nei.cache

Chris Crawford
March 26, 2011


W ays & Means
Our March Opportunity Drawing items were donated by Margaret Stafford, Bernice Huston, Jeanne O'Neill and Linda Arata. The winners were Gwen Morris, Marsha Marling and Barbara Hecathorn. Ticket sales for the hand-crocheted shawl will continue until the drawing at the Spring Tea on April 14th. To donate a prize for future drawings, please telephone Linda Arata at 839-5054.

The new game: "Who Said It?" The rules are simple - for each quote, you must guess which individual said it: Barack Hussein Obama, former President George W. Bush, or former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
1) "Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin 2) "I've now been in 57 states, I think one's left to go." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin 3) "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin 4) "What they'll say is, 'Well it costs too much money,' but you know what? It would cost, about...It... it... it would cost about the same as what we would spend. It. Over the course of 10 years, it would cost what it would costs us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We're going to. It. It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about... hold on one second. I can't hear myself. But I'm glad you're red up, though. I'm glad." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin 5) "The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and ine ciencies to our health care system." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin 6) "I bowled a 129. It's like - it was like the Special Olympics, or something." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin 7) "Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court justice. The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most di cult questions of our time." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin 8) "Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. I haven't had much sleep in the last 48 hours." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin 9) "It was interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that di erent from the United States Senate. There's a lot of.. I don't know what the term is in Austrian... wheeling and dealing." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin 10) "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future." ❏ A. Barack Hussein Obama ❏ B. George W. Bush ❏ C. Sarah Palin I'm sorry.... this was a trick quiz.

Count Your Blessings Tax Return
Need a chuckle? ~ check it out! The HRWF tax return is much simpler than the one you fill out for the IRS – and we receive the benefit! These simple questions will be a reminder of the many blessings you enjoy and present a chance to put a price tag on some of them. This fund-raiser is quick and painless – and you don’t need to hire an accountant! Please take a moment right now to complete and send in. Make a copy for other Republicans who may not be members and associates or friends and family ~ share the fun! Need another copy? Ask a board member to send an email version today! We have a special prize for the tax return with the highest total on Line 37. You won’t get that kind of offer from the IRS! Please return your form and payment to:

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All of the quotes are by the same person: Barack Hussein Obama. And now you know why he brings his teleprompter with him everywhere he goes, even when talking to a 6th grade class!!! However, how many of these quotes did you read or hear about from the mainstream media? Do you think they might have gotten just a bit more coverage if they had been made by George W. or Sarah Palin??? The leader of the free world may read well but, without a script, he sounds worse than moronic. Americanism Report

Honor Flight Update
The community response to Honor Flight has been so great that we now have a local hub - North Coast Honor Flight which will serve Humboldt, Trinity and Del Norte Counties. We have received applications from over 50 veterans, and have tentatively scheduled our first flight for May 14. The next flight will be in early fall (we want to avoid the hot summer months) and we are exploring the possibility of a charter that would leave from the Arcata Airport. Please look for our float in the Rhododendron Parade April 30, and mark your calendars for our big fundraiser to be held at Blue Lake Casino on Thursday, May 26. We will also have booths at the Humboldt County Fair and other events throughout the summer. These will all be great opportunities to meet, thank, and cheer our World War II veterans. A great big thank you to all of you for your continued support of this project. Many of you have sent contributions which help to make this all possible. (Jerrie Bartley's German dinner was a huge success---not only for the money raised, but I continue to hear what a great party it was). For more information, please contact me, Kathrin Burleson, at 677-0490. Our new mailing address is 2383 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501. Web site:

The Eagle Forum of California’s Tenth Annual State Conference will be held in Sacramento on Friday-Saturday, June 17-18. Friday morning, legislators will speak to us about important legislation at the Secretary of State’s o ce. Friday afternoon will be spent lobbying concerning legislation. Friday evening’s reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the banquet at 7 p.m. at the Double Tree Inn adjacent to the Arden Fair Mall. National Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schla y will be the featured speaker at the evening banquet and, hopefully, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who has been invited. Saturday's activities begin at 8:30 with breakfast, speakers, then luncheon at 12:30 and more speakers until 4:00 p.m. Featured speakers will be Bill Jasper, Senior Editor for the New American magazine; Patrick Wood, Editor of August Review; Dr. Stan Monteith, host of Radio Liberty; Dr, Art Robinson, PhD scientist who exposes the “global warming” fraud and author of many excellent books; and other outstanding speakers, state legislators, authors and experts on the theme “Exposing the Many Tentacles of Agenda 21”. More details will be shared on prices, menus, and all of the speakers. If you are not already on the Eagle Forum mailing list and would like to receive an o cial registration form, contact Mary or Dick Wolbert at 707-544-9662 or at

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I have been asked to write an article about what I have been doing since I left o ce as your president. It may be a strange story, but I think it is an important one to tell. In 1990 I ran for public o ce: County Recorder. I lost the race and was quite disappointed, as one might expect. However, on looking back it was a good thing, since I probably would not have been able to complete my term of o ce. During the campaign, I met Marge Handley, who was running for State Assembly at the time. Two years later, Marge ran for the State Senate and I became an early supporter. But, while campaigning for her, I began to have pain in my back and legs. Following the campaign that pain increased to the point where I could barely make it upstairs at home, where our bedroom was. I began seeing a doctor and she tried a number of remedies, none of which worked. So she referred me to a specialist in Arcata. It was determined that I had Spinal Stenosis, arthritic growths inside the spinal column which were choking o the nerves and causing the pain. I was scheduled for surgery in 1995. The surgery was a success; as soon as the pain from the surgery began to subside, I felt so much better and could go on with my life. But, a year later, the pain returned and began increasing in intensity and soon it was worse than before the surgery. During the next several years I had more pain, and more visits to the doctors. Additional problems were discovered and I had several more operations, including the installation of an electronic device to help manage the pain. This insert did not eliminate the pain so the pain medications were continued. With the passage of years, and the gradual increase in pain, the number and strength of the pills were increased. You can guess what was happening. Because of the drugs, I had completely lost my ability to think critically and logically, and my sort-term memory was likewise destroyed. The pills had done a fair job of reducing pain, but had done an excellent job of killing my mind. The miracle occurred in 2009. I got very, VERY sick in the summer. So sick, in fact, that I could not eat and I even eliminated my pills. As I began to get well, I resumed my eating AND my pills. But before those pills reintroduced the stupor to which I had become so accustomed, I began to realize that, while I was o my pills, although I felt physically rotten, my mind was beginning to function: I could think. Although through the years every doctor I saw warned me not to stop the pills without discussing it with them rst, I stopped taking ALL my pills. However, after a few days of thinking more clearly, I resumed my vitamins and other medications, eliminating only the pain pills. In other words, I got the monkey o my back - COLD TURKEY. I still have memory problems: I have di culty remembering names, and I leave my cane in some of the weirdest places and spend much time looking for it and other things, but I can think!


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3-in-1 Membership
As a member of Humboldt Republican Women Federated (HRWF), you'll not only meet people who share your Republican ideals and goals for our country, you’ll be a part of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) and the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), the largest women’s political volunteer organization in the nation. With your membership, you’ll receive our club's monthly newsletter, The Redwood Alert, as well as the Republican Woman magazine, Canvassing the Capital, (a legislative newsletter), as well as Action Alerts (CFRW's statewide hotline network), Leadership Training and voter education. In addition, members have an Advocate speaking for us in Sacramento; we lobby our legislators; make recommendations on ballot propositions and introduce legislation.

Goodness, is it Spring?
This April 14th from 12 to 2PM is our Annual Membership Spring Tea!
This year, Esther Holmes has o ered her beautiful home in Westhaven for this enjoyable event. Belle Starr Clothing of Arcata and Eureka has o ered to do a fashion show and some of our members will be modeling her lovely clothes. The Board members are contributing sweets and hors-d’oeuvres and there will be lots of drawings and gifts! This is a great time to bring a guest. Please invite members who may like to share a ride with you or call Debbie Walker if you need arrangements for a ride. Because of the Tea, there will be no General Meeting on April 21st. DIRECTIONS TO ESTHER’S HOME: Take 101 North to Westhaven Exit. At the Exit make a sharp right onto Driver Road. (Sign says Moonstone Heights). 637 Driver Road is the rst house on the left. Please park on the lawn. Questions? Call Esther Smith Holmes at 707-677-3219

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2011 Calendar
April 14 ■ Spring Membership Tea April 18-19 ■ Advocacy Hyatt Sacramento April 24 ■ Easter Sunday CFRW Campaign Workshop April 29, 2011 CFRW Northern Division Spring Conference April 30 - May 1, 2011
Former Assemblywoman Lynne Leach will be conducting her Campaign Workshop in conjunction with the Northern Division Spring Conference at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Chico. This workshop is open to the first fifty who register. The cost is $50 and includes lunch.

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April 30 ■ Rhododendron Parade

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