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President: Debbie W alker 441-1126 ■ Membership: Terry Roberts 599-3255 ■ Volume 36 Issue 5 May 2011
THE REDWOOD ALERT
We are honored to have local historian, author and photographer, Andy Westfall, share with us a fresh and insightful glimpse of Humboldt history. His recent book, Humboldt Heartland, captures that story very well. He will be the special speaker at our May 19th meeting. Andy’s book has recorded a way of life as expressed by those with intimate knowledge of living the ranchlife in Humboldt County. “There is a largely untold story about ranching in the hills of Humboldt County. In the spring of 1996 I set out to discover and record the nature of these things—a way of life and a land that are far removed from much of today’s culture,” said Westfall. Equipped with a couple of lm cameras, note pad, and tape recorder, Andy trekked the meadows and mountaintops to uncover the words and images that make up the story.
Humboldt Republican Women Welcome Andy Westfall
General Meeting: May 19th
11:30 AM Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 PM 445 Herrick, Eureka Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00 Payable to Elks Lodge This month only - Please RSVP to Colleen Hedrick - phone 268-0101 or email email@example.com by Monday May 16th
Early lunch reservations appreciated and to be honored
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President Debbie Walker 441-1126 walktalk @ suddenlink.net 1st Vice Margaret Sta ord 822-3255 tom-marg @ suddenlink.net 2nd Vice Gwen Morris 498-3101 smlboss @ aol.com Treasurer Mary Jerland 443-1228 rjerland @ sbcglobal.net Recording Secretary Carol Del Biaggio 786-4832 cdel2 @ frontiernet.net Parliamentarian Barbara Hecathorn 442-7124 hecathorn @ aol.com Director-at-Large Pat Murphy 441-9206 vpatm @ suddenlink.net Americanism/Coupon Project Chris Wennerholm 725-2020 chrissie.wen @ gmail.com Auditor JoAnn Stanhope 822-4776 firstname.lastname@example.org Chaplain Co-Chair Vee Sorenson 822-2359 veesign @ aol.com Co-Chair Esther Holmes 677-3219 esthersholmes @ gmail.com Cookbook Co-Chair Cindy Lewis 442-1187 liberty741776 @ sbcglobal.net Co-Chair Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 colleen1516 @ sbcglobal.net Correspondence Secretary Donna Bellairs 442-6648 debellairs @ yahoo.com Education Co-Chair Mary Scott 442-3056 marygscott @ sbcglobal.net Co-Chair Sheryl Fearrien 726-0147 schoolmarm50 @ sbcglobal.net Voter Registration/Campaigns Mary Scott 442-3056 marygscott @ sbcglobal.net Hospitality Haline Sundet 442-2623 sun17 @ suddenlink.net Luncheon Reservations Margaret Sta ord 822-3255 tom-marg @ suddenlink.net Membership Terry Roberts 599-3255 terry @ terryroberts.net Name Tags Delores Theuerkauf 822-5090 erniet @ suddenlink.net Newsletter/Website Editor Rose Welsh 839-2935 peoplearefunny @ suddenlink.net Newsletter Chris Wennerholm 725-2020 chrissie.wen @ gmail.com Publicity/ Sponsorships Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 colleen1516 @ sbcglobal.net Photographer Olga Duperie 407-8424 tod833 @ suddenlink.net National Legislation Gwen Morris 498-3101 smlboss @ aol.com State Legislation Vee Sorensen 822-2359 veesign @ aol.com Ways and Means Linda Arata 839-5054 jaratal @ msn.com Telephone Chair Laura Bush 839-5538 laura.b.2009 @ gmail.com Nancy Elcock 443-2529 nancyelcock @ suddenlink.net Pat Stolte 725-4031 patstolte @ prodigy.net Irene Stidston 445-2732 istidston @ gmail.com Pearl Micheli 445-9650 pamram9650 @ att.net Kay Parris 442-9232 aparris @ suddenlink.net Linda Arata 839-5054 jaratal @ msn.com Sarah Bogenreif 441-9595 sarahbo79 @ yahoo.com National Federation of Republican Women ■ nfrw.org California Federation of Republican Women ■ cfrw.org
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William Bross (1813-1890) was co-publisher of the Chicago Tribune. His answers in an interview he granted are eye-opening when we look upon today’s journalists. Q. What maxims have had a strong in uence on your life and helped your success? A. The Proverbs of Solomon and other scriptures. They were quoted a thousand times by my honored father and caused an e ort to do my duty each day, under a constant sense of obligation to my Savior and fellow man. Q. What do you consider essential elements of success for a young man entering upon such a profession as yours? Sterling, un inching integrity in all matters, public and private. Let everyone do his whole duty, both to God and man. Let him follow earnestly the teachings of the Scriptures and eschew in delity in all its forms. Reading this makes me wonder how di erent our nation would be today if our present journalists could answer the above questions in the same manner.
GOP candidates Herman Cain, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum took the stage in the rst GOP 2012 Candidates Debate in Greenville, South Carolina. The event was co-sponsored by the South Carolina Republican Party and Fox News (Politico image)
The political season is bursting with new blood and energy as seen in the rst vigorous debate. We were introduced to new faces, strong principles, and straight decisive answers! We certainly heard powerful opinions on the current administration and the devastation it has subjected America to. As we launch even more candidates into the eld, I feel con dent that we are about to embrace this next election with several viable leaders to strongly support. We must remember our true goal and that is a bold victory in 2012, not by bashing or tearing down our own Republicans who stand up to run but to get engaged, focus and use our excitement to target the win. The candidates themselves will unveil their leadership skills and knowledge, truth, honor and electability and the victor will be standing as our choice. America is relying upon us ~ let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!
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"Lower rates of taxation will stimulate economic activity and so raise the levels of personal and corporate income as to yield within a few years an increased – not a reduced – ow of revenues to the federal government."
John F. Kennedy, Jan. 17, 1963, annual budget message to the Congress, scal year 1964
W ays & Means
Saturday, MAY 21
SALUTING OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM
Saturday, 21 May, is Armed Forces Day, rst set aside in 1949 by President Harry Truman to recognize the uni cation of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense and to acknowledge the extraordinary dedication of America's uniformed Patriots standing ready in harm's way at home and around the world. In the words of President Dwight Eisenhower, "It is tting and proper that we devote one day each year to paying special tribute to those whose constancy and courage constitute one of the bulwarks guarding the freedom of this nation and the peace of the free world." Since the opening shots of the American Revolution on 19 April, 1775, American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen have plowed the ground for freedom. We remain the proud and the free because they remain on post today. For this, we, the American People, o er our heartfelt thanks and prayers for you and your families.
Our Special Spring Opportunity Drawing for the lovely hand-crocheted shawl made and donated by Chris Wennerholm was won by Gwen Morris at our April Spring Membership Tea. Items were donated by Sue Santsche of The Spa at Personal Choice, Jennifer Backman-Stone of Fabulous, Lael McLaughlin of Accent Styling Gallery, Orlean Koehle, Margaret Sta ord, Terry Roberts and Linda Arata. The winners were Karen Brooks, Bettie Boak, Elaine Chenoweth, Beth Johnson, Kathrin Burleson, Margaret Sta ord, Cathy Rae Pierson and Debbie Walker. There were numerous winners of beautiful oral arrangements and tulip bunches all donated by Sun Valley Group. To donate a prize for future drawings, please telephone Linda Arata at 839-5054.
LAST MONDAY IN MAY
On this day, we honor the 1.2 million men and women in uniform throughout the history of our nation who have made the ultimate sacri ce for the freedoms we enjoy. We can make this day special by ying the ag, and by heeding a request by the White House Commission on Remembrance to take a minute at 3 PM local time to remember them. We pay tribute to those who fought so bravely to defend the freedom of their country, the honor of their fellow man, and the safety of their families and friends.
Monday, MAY 30
We pause to remember those who died with so much courage, so much pride. They'll never come back, but memories endure to remind us of freedom: fragile, pure. We're worthy of their sacri ce, if we pause each day, not just on the last Monday in May.
--John T. Bird, Birmingham, Alabama
We pray for our Armed Forces in harm's way around the world. God bless our troops.
Kinda sounds like the wicked witch is dead, huh? Well, at least to me it does. I love our guys and gals in uniform. Are they not the GREATEST?! I was listening to a talk program that Sunday evening as I was driving home from the grocery store and the commentator was saying that they had to go to a hard break and he was counting on the president to keep his usual tardiness so they would not miss any of the White House’s announcements. I could not imagine what would be so important on a Sunday evening but I hurriedly carried my groceries in the house, turned on the TV and waited and waited. Soon the speculations started, was it something to do with Libya? Then the truth came, Osama bin Laden was dead. I immediately called my children and we cheered. I listened Sunday night as our tardy president nally came out to speak to us. I was taken aback, not only by his tone, but by the overuse of the pronoun “I.” I understand it only took a few hours for a vendor in front of the White House to be selling tee-shirts that read: “It took Obama to get Osama.” I thought his little speech was a kick o for his re-election and now I can see these tee-shirts everywhere on the campaign trail, can’t you? I did see a tee-shirt that countered this, it read: “Credit Where Credit is Due, Our Military Got Osama.” I’d buy that one. I think it is absolutely shameful of Obama to take the credit for this. Instead of touting his e orts, he should have praised our brave Navy Seals and the
Osama bin Laden is Dead
e orts of our nation’s intelligence community. Jim Talent, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation and former U.S. senator, explained: The Navy has fewer ships than at any time since 1916. The Air Force inventory is smaller and older than at any time since the service came into being in 1947. The Army has missed several generations of modernization, and many of its soldiers are on their fourth or fth tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Reserves have been on constant mobilization; many vital programs, such as missile defense, have been cut; and it the past two years, no fewer than 50 modernization programs have been ended. Thank God, bin Laden is gone, but if you think the terrorist threat is gone with him, you are wrong. They are still out there and they still hate us. They hate us for who we are, not what we have done. Washington has important work to do to make sure that al-Qaeda never threatens America with a 9/11 event again. We need to make sure our military has the funding and tools they need to win the long war on terror. The underfunding of the military has been going on for over 20 years, yet they have increased our military commitments around the world. We ask our military to protect us. Now is the time for Congress and the president to give them the necessary tools to get the job done.
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Seems Sacramento is searching for dollars to con scate from wherever they nd funds. Redevelopment Agencies (RA) are a good example. Millions of local taxes are found in these agencies' co ers. They have been amassed from funds some of which used to go toward education. There are many questions about the local use of RA projects, but it becomes a confused issue when Peter robs Paul and Paul robs Peter. Confusing, yes, but, in the meantime, it is our tax money shoved here and there with little bene t to those whose money it was in the rst place. This has developed into a secret government organization with billions of dollars of slush funds with little accountability. RA project areas are supposed to expire eventually, but like most government programs, they rarely do. ##### The state is going to allow farmers 80% of their water needs. This after hundreds have lost their farms or can not get loans to buy seed and other supplies. When has the state in recent years acted responsibly and reasonably? ##### Between 10-25% of property tax dollars are spent behind closed doors. They are spent on big corporations, in conjunction with monopolistic unions that control the money. Small businesses are closed, families evicted, communities demolished by the combination of big government, big business and big unions. The battle over public employee unions is not against the workers, but against union bosses. It is the unions that are bleeding the state dry. Their pension demands have become so unreasonable and these plans are rapidly on their way to cause state bankruptcy. #####
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With the sun shining on a lovely day, we enjoyed the Spring Membership Tea once again. Esther Smith Holmes welcomed 75 plus members and special guests to her lovely setting. "Belle Starr" presented a beautiful style show and our models brought the pieces to life. Our models were Kay Parris, Olga Duperie, Pam Phelps, Margaret Sta ord, Helen Edwards, and Sandy Kerr who also graciously assisted in the event. We presented an honorary lifetime membership to Elaine Chenoweth for her extraordinary generosity to our club! Thanks to each member who made the day a success with your time and talents, and special thanks to Eileen Amos, Kaye Peake, Linda Arata, Gwen Morris and Donna Bellairs. The many owers, prizes, time to visit and beautiful platters of goodies shared by our members as always make it one of our very favorite events!
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May 8 ■ Mother’s Day May 19 ■ General Meeting 11:30- 1:00, 445 Herrick, Eureka May 21 ■ Armed Forces Day May 26 ■ North Coast Honor Flight Fundraiser at Blue Lake Casino May 30 ■ Memorial Day June 16 ■ General Meeting June 17-18 ■ Eagle Forum of The HRWF Rhododendron Parade Car California - 10th Annual State 1928 Packard from Harper Motors Collection Conference in Sacramento Margaret Sta ord, Gwen Morris, Della and Art Summer vacation: Chase, Rebecca Kimbel and Debbie Walker There will be no meeting in July & Aug.
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