A little H I S T O R Y of WRWF
WHO we are……
The National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots political organization with thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. Members of a local club are also given membership in their state Federation. State Federations are chartered under the auspices of the NFRW but operate under their own bylaws. Although independent, state Federation bylaws must not conflict with the NFRW bylaws. Our state club is Florida Federation of Republican Women.
What we are……
Once an auxiliary of the Republican National Committee (RNC), the NFRW is financially and organizationally independent today.
The NFRW uses its resources to:
- Promote an informed public through political education and activity
- Increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government
- Facilitate cooperation among the National and state Federations of Republican women
- Foster loyalty to the Republican Party and promote its principles and candidates in all elections, including non-partisan elections
- Support republican objectives as well as working for the election of good Republicans.
Walton Republican Women Federated (WRWF) had their first organizational meeting at the Santa Rosa Beach Club, which is now the Vue, in April of 2008. Local Republican women were testing the waters to see if there was enough interest in the area to form a Republican Women’s Group. Six attended that first meeting. By May 21, 2008 the interest had grown to twelve. Officers were elected, bylaws were written and a bank account was established. The club application was submitted to the state FFRW on June 5, 2008. On June 19th, 2008 the National organization granted our charter with a charter date of June 6, 2008. The charter members included: Charlotte Flynt, President, Patricia Magee, Vice President, Sylvia Steward, Secretary, Anna Weeks, Treasurer. Other founding members included, Margaret Crozier, Annette Hallman, Betty Henry, Kelly O’Keefe, Vivian O’Keefe, Diana Rowe, Barbara Sullivan, and Christine Sumpter.