I was having breakfast the other day with a couple of local stock car aficionados. The discussion came up about the best drivers all time that races at Redwood Acres. It is a slam dunk that Jimmy Walker was the best and most popular. Other names thrown out there were Don Hood and Hershel McGriff form out of town.
My personal favorite was Fergie Ferguson as he lived down the Marsh road in Myrtletown and his stepson Rick was my best friend growing up. We would spend lots of time watching Ferg work on his #21 car. He used to pull his 283 Chevy motor out of his work truck on weekends to put into his 57 Chevy to race on Saturdays. Were talking about late 60's and early 70's. Those were the days........
Ten of us former Machine Room pulp mill workers met at Toni's in Arcata recently. We had over 320 years of working experience at the mill combined. I was the youngest there at 59. They were excited to hear about the new renovations and the cleanup work ongoing at the pulp mill. We were able to catch up on families and life also. It was kind of cathartic and I was glad I could answer questions about the Environmental Protection Agencies involvement and the garnering of New Market Tax Credit monies to refurbish the Warehouse and buildings with new siding, windows, doors and a roof. Hopefully the new iteration of the Pulp Mill site will create as many jobs as it did in its former life and the Harbor District will continue on it's march to have a "clean" piece of property.
Now that the June 7
election results have been certified it is time to reorganize the Humboldt
County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC). There will swear-in elected Members, elect
new Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Vice-Treasurer, Secretary) and take
appointments to fill vacancies in Districts that lack a full compliment of
Members. The Standing Committees (Community Outreach, Ways and Means, Campaign
Services, Operations, Communication and Education) will also reorganize and
elect new Chairs.
There should be over a dozen openings for new members. Now is a good time for interested Democrats to get involved at the base level of the election process. This organization is also the gateway for future candidates to get experience on "boots on the ground" campaign organizing.
and Associate dues for the 2016-2017 year (July 2016-June 2017) are now payable.
Members $30.00, Associates $15.00.
Here is the Agenda for our July 13 meeting. The HCDCC meet at 129 Fifth Street in Eureka. Meeting begins at 7:00PM.
County Democratic Central Committee
July 13, 2016
I. Call the
meeting to order at 7:00 PM, explain Parliamentary Procedure.
II. Introduction of
Visitors and Guests.
call of Members.
IV. Minutes and Secretary’s
Approve June 8, 2016
V. Treasurer’s Report.
Announcements from Members/Associates.
Chair’s/Executive Board Report:
Chair swears-in elected Members;
Chair calls for vote by acclamation and swears-in 4 Members;
Next a call for nominations and a vote on new Officers;
Then a call to nominate appointments for vacancies;
Finally the Standing Committees will self-reorganize.
VIII. Elected Representatives Reports.
Nominations, Elections, Appointments:
A. Community Outreach and Voter Registration –Chair;
B. Ways and Means – Chair;
C. Campaign Services – Chair;
D. Operations – Chair;
E. Communication and
Education – Chair;
F. Ad-Hoc Website – Barbara
Business and Special Resolutions:
By-law revision to eliminate dues requirement for Ex-Officios.
At today's Humboldt Bay Harbor meeting a member of the Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group announced that Trinity County was able to obtain a feasibility study grant for the East/West rail project from Cal Trans for $345,000. 1st District Harbor Commissioner Larry Doss asked for funds to be place-marked on this years Harbor District budget to help with either matching funds or other support costs. So $10,000 was earmarked unanimously by the Harbor District. Stay tuned.
The Snow Leopards from McKinleyville won the Mad River Softball Association Spring League Tournament, beating Carl Johnson's. The Lagers from McKinleyville took 3rd and Team Monster took 4th. My team, "The Greatest Show On Dirt" tied for 5th with the Jambalaya "Po" Boys of Arcata.
I didn't make an out until our 4th game. Was on base 10-12. I am stoked and ready for summer league.