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T HE R EDWOOD A LERT

E UREKA R EPUBLICAN W OMEN F EDERATED , SINCE 1938


Serving the Republican Women of Humboldt County

V OLUME 33, I SSUE 8 S EPTEMBER 2008

Joy Finley, President · Margaret Stafford, Program Chair

Eureka Republican Women Federated P RESIDENT ’ S


welcomes M ESSAGE
Guest Speaker BY J OY F INLEY
Haider M. Ajina Summer is quickly coming to an end
and the weather just keeps getting
better! I really missed seeing you all in
September 18, 2008 August but we needed to charge our
batteries for the upcoming Presidential
election. How about our choice for the
Buffet Lunch-$14.50 Beverage Only-$6.00 first Republican Woman Vice President?
Is she hot or what? I am so impressed
with her and can’t wait to work on the
The Buffet lunch begins at 11:30 and the meeting opens at noon. If you are not McCain/Palin campaign. Her
contacted by our Telephone Committee, please call Joy at 845-2575 for your acceptance speech was a home run! I am
reservation. Members' guests and interested community members will be chairman for the Woman’s Coalition for
McCain and am looking for volunteers
welcomed. to phone bank and work for the ticket.
I am excited about this month’s
A reservations made is a reservation paid AND cancellations a necessity. speaker, Haider Agina. I also want to
thank Frank Jager for addressing our
Haider M. Ajina was born in Baghdad, Iraq to an Iraqi father and a German mother. His primary education group last month and was sorry that I
was in Iraq and Germany. He finished high school and his first year of college in England. In 1983 he came had to miss the meeting because of my
to Humboldt State University to study Environmental Engineering. In 1985 he married Claire and they have broken foot. Thanks and kudos to
three sons and one daughter. Haider was exporting fresh produce to Europe prior to starting as a financial Margaret Stafford for stepping up to the
consultant with Smith Barney in 1992. He is now a Vice President with Smith Barney. plate.
Haider’s organizational affiliations include serving as president of the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka and
president of the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as a director of the Trinidad to Clam
Hope to see you all at the Red Lion
Beach Run for six years, and as a director of the Tour of Trinidad. He has served as treasurer of the HSU on September 18th!
Alumni Association and was cofounder of the HSU Humboldt Bay Paddle Fest.
Haider will be speaking about the current situation in Iraq.

Eureka Republican Women Federated


70th Anniversary
1938-2008
P AGE 2 T HE R EDWOOD A LERT

A MERICANISM R EPORT BY C HRIS W ENNERHOLM

"I HAVE DECIDED TO immediately return to its original 10) All foreign aid using
BECOME A WRITE-IN state. If you didn't put nuttin' American taxpayer money will
CANDIDATE" in, you ain't gettin nuttin' out. immediately cease, and the saved
by BILL COSBY The president or any other money will pay off the national
politician will not be able to debt and ultimately lower taxes.
"HERE IS MY PLATFORM: touch it. When disasters occur around the
world, we'll ask the American
1) 'Press 1 for English' is 6) Welfare - Checks will be people if they want to donate to
immediately banned. English is handed out on Fridays at the end a disaster fund, and each citizen
the official language; speak it or of the 40-hour school week and can make the decision on
wait at the border until you can. the successful completion of whether it's a worthy cause.
urinalysis and a passing grade.
2) We will immediately go into a 11) The Pledge of Allegiance
two-year isolationist posture to 7) Professional Athletes -- will be said every day at school
straighten out the country's Steroids - The FIRST time you and every day in Congress.
attitude. No imports, no check positive, you're banned for
exports. We will use the Wal- life. 12) The National Anthem will be
Mart policy: 'If we ain't got it, played at all appropriate
you don't need it.' 8) Crime - We will adopt the ceremonies, sporting events,
Turkish method: the first time outings, etc.
3) When imports are allowed, you steal, you lose your right
there will be a 100% import tax hand. There are no more life Sorry if I stepped on anyone's
on them. sentences. If convicted, you will toes but a vote for me will get
be put to death by the same you better than what you have,
4) All retired military personnel method you chose for your and better than what you're
will be required to man one of victim (gun, knife, strangulation, gonna get. Thanks for listening,
our many observation towers on etc.). and remember to write in my
the southern border (six-month name on the ballot in
tour). They will be under strict 9) One export will be November.
orders not to fire on allowed;:wheat -the world needs God Bless America !!!!!!!!!!!
SOUTHBOUND aliens. to eat. A bushel of wheat will be
the exact price of a barrel of oil.
Bill Cosby"
5) Social security will

W HO A M I?
I am under 45 years old, Did you guess? I am Teddy dominant Republican Party into the
I love the outdoors, Roosevelt in 1900... Progressive camp. He distrusted

?
I hunt, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ wealthy businessmen and
And a bit more on Teddy....... In dissolved forty monopolistic
I am a Republican reformer,
1901, as Vice President the 42- corporations as a “trust buster”.
I have taken on the year-old Roosevelt succeeded He was clear, however, to show
Republican Party President William McKinley he did not disagree with trusts
establishment, after McKinley’s assassination and capitalism in principle but
I have many children, by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. He was only against corrupt, illegal
I have a spot on the national is the youngest person to practices. His “Square Deal”
ticket as vice president with become President. He was a promised a fair shake for both
less than two years in the Progressive (nowadays that means the average citizen (through
governor's office. 'Commie,' but not back then) regulation of railroad rates and
reformer who sought to move the pure food and drugs)) and the
businessmen.
V OLUME 33, I SSUE 8 P AGE 3

2008 B OARD OF D IRECTORS T REASURER ’ S


POSITION NAME PHONE EMAIL
R EPORT
BY C INDY L EWIS
President Joy Finley 845-2575 joyfinley@suddenlink.net Balance 6/30/08 3767.85
1st V- President Margaret Stafford 822-3255 tom-marg@suddenlink.net Income
2nd V-President Barbara Hecathorn 442-7124 hecathorn@aol.com July + 519.50
Rec. Secretary Terry Roberts 599-3255 terryroberts@coldwellbanker.com August + 165.00
Treasurer Cindy Lewis 442-1187 liberty741776@sbcglobal.net
Director-at Large Margaret Stafford 822-3255 tom-marg@suddenlink.net Expenses
Auditor JoAnn Stanhope 822-4776 jstanhope@suddenlink.net July - 707.90
August - 117.00
Parliamentarian Lynda Pozel 443-1283 lyndahopkins@portraits.com
Americanism Chris Wennerholm 725-2020 chrisw500@suddenlink.net
Bulletin-Notices Scrappers Edge 445-9686 scrappersedge@sbcglobal.net
Balance 8/31/08 $3627.45
Advertising Joy Finley 845-2575 joyfinley@suddenlink.net
Mailing Haline Sundet 442-2623 W AYS & M EANS
Chaplain Vee Sorenson 822-2359 veesign@aol.com BY J OY F INLEY
Commentary Colleen Hedrick 268-0101 colleen1516@sbcglobal.net Congratulations to Linda Hills as the
Education Sheryl Fearrien 725-6200 schoolmarm50@sbcglobal.net winner of the overnight stay and round
Hospitality Haline Sundet 442-2623 of golf at Benbow, donated by Jack
McDonald. We also increased revenue
Legislation Barbara /Vee 442-7124 hecathorn@aol.com from our ongoing opportunity drawing
Luncheons Joy Finley 845-2575 joyfinley@suddenlink.net for the lovely Afgan, hand-made by our
Membership Barbara Hecathorn 442-7124 hecathorn@aol.com own Chris Wennerholm.
Name Tags Delores Theuerkauf 822-5090 erniet@suddenlink.net This month, we are featuring gift
Program Margaret Stafford 822-3522 tom-marg@suddenlink.net certificates from Curley’s Grill. Our
advertisers support our Club so I’m sure
Publicity Paula Cunningham 443-9685 nooage@pacbell.net you will support them. Look forward
Telephone Chair Bernice Huston 822-0997 bhuston21@att.net to seeing you September 18th!
Committee Jeannette Cruz 442-1852 jeannettelcruz@yahoo.com
Connie Mortenson 725-5837
Terry Roberts 599-3255 terryroberts@coldwellbanker.com
Ruth Schnell 444-8579 eurekaruthe@sbcglobal.net
Irene Schultz 822-9056 ischultz@suddenlink.net
Pat Stolte 725-4031 patstolte@prodigy.net
Haline Sundet 442-2623
Debbie Walker 441-1126 walktalk@suddenlink.net
Ways & Means Joy Finley 845-2575 joyfinley@suddenlink.net
Website Master Bill Odonnell 442-4117 ERWF@odonnell.ws

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P AGE 4 T HE R EDWOOD A LERT

CFRW N EWS B Y P ATRICIA W ELCH

I know that all of you will be chance to build your Federation


busy working to help elect our knowledge, learn new skills and I would strongly encourage you
Republicans from the bottom to meet new friends. to attend both of these events.
the top of the ticket, but there Both conferences offer
are a few events of which you Conference Registration: outstanding speakers, Federation
should be aware. $155.00 by October 1, 2008, education, leadership training,
which includes Saturday lunch, and networking with other
Saturday banquet and Sunday Republican women. One of the
breakfast. The hotel rate is $135 goals of the Federation is to
The California Federation of and deadline for hotel
Republican Women Fall develop leadership, each and
reservation is October. every one of you are leaders --
Conference will be held October
17-19 at the LAX Marriot in Los In November, Northern Division plan to attend these events and
Angeles. There will be great will hold its Fall Conference the hone your skills! I hope to many
speakers such as California weekend of the 22nd-23rd in of you at these Federation
Republican Party Chairman, Ron Foster City at the Crowne Plaza Conferences.
Nehring, and Motivational Hotel; room rate is $107. More For more information, please
Speaker Terry Paulsen, plus information on speakers will be contact either President Joy or
great workshops. This is a coming shortly. me.

H UMBOLDT C OUNTY R EPUBLICAN P ARTY B Y P ATRICIA W ELCH


Your local Party is gearing up for Last Thursday, the Party hosted week. We will also need
another busy campaign season. I a Convention Watching party to volunteers to help staff our
couldn’t be more excited! We watch Senator McCain give his headquarters. WE NEED YOUR
have a great Republican Team! acceptance speech; we had a HELP in these endeavors—your
However, we have much to do great turnout. There are more country and your county depend
to not only elect Senator John events on the horizon, including on you!
McCain and Governor Sarah debate watching parties as the
Palin to the White House, but debates between the presidential
we have much work to do elect and vice presidential candidates Please call me at 707-227-6562
our local candidates such as Jim happen. Please watch your to volunteer and for any other
Pell to the Assembly, Polly mailbox and inbox for more information. Thank you for
Endert and Frank Jager to information. your support of your local Party
Eureka City Council, and activities and our Republican
Supervisor Johanna Rodoni to candidates; it is greatly
the Board of Supervisors. We will begin our calling this appreciated.
week and walking precincts next

C HAPLAIN ’ S C ORNER BY V EE S ORENSON


How do you define the war against terrorism. It is discouraging for us as
victory? When we scan the What about victory for the Republicans to experience
news, we see stories about sport Christian believer? In Psalms election defeats, especially on
teams experiencing 44, we are reminded that God the local scene, but let us all
victory. We read about has always provided a way of remain encouraged and steadfast
victories in battles that take place victory for His people. He in the knowledge that good will
in our court rooms across provided for the defeat of evil by triumph over evil in the end in
America. We are encouraged sending his son to bring us the God’s good time.
when we read of victories over ultimate victory.
V OLUME 33, I SSUE 8 P AGE 5

S OMETHING TO P ONDER
From LTG Bill Ginn, flag is displayed, all present -- message. You know, the
USAF Ret. except those in uniform -- are bombs bursting in air and all. It
expected to stand at attention should be swapped for
Hot on the heels of his facing the flag with the something less parochial and
explanation for why he no longer right hand over the heart. ' less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd
wears a flag pin, presidential Like to Teach the World to
candidate Senator Barack Obama "As I've said about the flag pin, I Sing.' If that were our anthem,
was forced to explain why don't want to be perceived as then I might salute it."
he doesn't follow protocol when taking sides," Obama said.
the National Anthem is played. "There are a lot of people in the "I don't want to be perceived as
According to the United States world to whom taking sides" ???????
Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, the American flag is a symbol of
Sec. 171: 'During rendition For the President, there is
oppression. And the anthem no other side!!
of the national anthem when the itself conveys a war-like

O BAMA S AYS M OOSE H UNTER P ICKED ON H IM


BY C OLLEEN H EDRICK
A funny thing happened on the members gave him fat thumbs up level of elite medical care that he
way home from the convention on his address in Denver last is given as a senator. Further
in that the media’s darling, week. He compared himself to everyone will have a good job,
Barack Obama, commented that giving a John F. Kennedy speech. everyone can go to college, all
he had been so falsely targeted I attended John F. Kennedy’s schools will have high caliber
by Sarah Palin, the newly convention address in Los teachers, everyone will drive less
nominated vice-president Angeles and to repeat a famous and enjoy it more, and there
candidate for the Republican quote on the topic, “Obama is no won’t be a cotton picking
Party. John Kennedy.” Kennedy was problem this Utopian
for limited government, strong wonderland won’t solve because
no nonsense national defense, the wealthy will pay all the taxes
A polar bear in high heels came and low taxes. He absolutely and the rest of us will get a free
in off the tundra to call Obama’s rejected the concepts of the ride.
hand on just a few of the many Marxist redistribution of wealth
issues that the media has so advocated and guaranteed by
repeatedly given him a free ride Obama. In the brass tacks memory of
on for all these many months. Ronald Reagan—Tear down
those Grecian pillars, get a grip
Did they really listen to the on reality, and pity those who
There is certainly fine irony in promises made by Obama? He believe all these promises of
Obama’s criticism of Palin’s claims his government will everything for nothing.
convention speech. Many media provide for all of us the same

SPECIAL INVITATION

THE EUREKA CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES begins its sixteenth season with a concert,
Friday, September 26, 2008, featuring the internationally acclaimed pianist, ANTOL NEL.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., and are held at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 716 South
Avenue, Eureka. We extend to all members of the Eureka Republican Women a special
discount entrance fee of $15.00 (fifteen dollars). We welcome your attendance. For further
information, please call 707-445-9650.
P AGE 6 T HE R EDWOOD A LERT

M ARK Y OUR C ALENDAR


September 11 We Will Never Forget October 17-19 CFRW Fall Conference
LAX Marriot, Los Angeles

September 18 EFRW Meeting November 4 Nationwide Election


@ Red Lion, Eureka November 14 NFRW Regional Meeting
Las Vegas
(tentative date)

Q UOTES
Roger Rodoni, in November 2004, on the game of politics and the use of anonymously funded
attack ads. “In politics we’re dealing with power. And people get quite desperate about that, and they
will do desperate things, say desperate things...Personally I give the electorate credit. I think people are
intelligent enough to figure it out.”

Justice William O’Douglas: ”Those in power need checks and restraints lest they come to identify the
common good for their own tastes and desires, and their continuation in office as essential to the
preservation of the nation.”

E DUCATION R EPORT BY S HERYL F EARRIEN


Thank goodness, Senator they attack, the higher the
McCain had the good foresight McCain/Palin poll points climb!
My 8th through 11th graders will
to select Sarah Palin as his vice
be watching the debates and
presidential running mate! Sarah
recording there opinions on the
is a breath of fresh air we haven’t The funniest charge is that Sarah
candidates’ answers. I made the
enjoyed since Ronald Reagan! I is too inexperienced to be vice
same assignments four years ago
predict the McCain/Palin ticket president. WRONG!
and was surprised at the depth of
will win and that the
She has more under her belt as understanding my students
Republicans will put the first
mayor and governor than Obama expressed in their responses.
woman in the White House, in
and Biden combined! The additional benefit was that
the next four or eight years from
their parents sat down and
now! And she will be a Obama’s rationalization that he
watched the debates also. Most
traditional woman…you know, has “more executive experience”
commented that they would not
one who loves her husband, by running for president for the
have watched had their students
children, and country! past two years is hilarious!
not been required to do so!
Somehow, the fact that all he has
accomplished in the Senate is to
It didn’t take long for the dems vote “present” time after time
As far as Obama’s executive
to begin savage attacks and then escapes him! Sarah’s comment
experience…actually, having
whine that her acceptance speech that being a community
been president of Eureka
was mean-spirited! What a organizer is sorta like being a
Republican Women Federated
hoot! Bring it on, bring it on! mayor, only a mayor actually has
for a full year…I have more
The more responsibilities!
executive experience than he
V OLUME 33, I SSUE 8 P AGE 7

Jack R. MacDonald

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