Tashina Eller from the Northeast Georgia Republican Women received the Rose Terry Award for her achievements in helping to bring republican principles and values to the community. Additionally, Tashina is the first female elected official in the history of Towns County where she is the County Coroner.
Our GFRW Red Coat Day was a smashing success! The bus overflowed into cars and even a van provided by the Greater Fayette Republican Women’s Club (KUDOS Ladies!). Make sure you check out the video below to see all of the fun!
Red Coats flooded the Governor’s mansion where we met with Sandra Deal, First Lady of Georgia. There could not have been more Southern hospitality than displayed by the First Lady with a private tour and history of the Governor’s Mansion. Flash bulbs of cameras went flashing as she graciously posed with everyone followed by refreshments in the press room.
From the Governor’s Mansion the bus tour whisked us away to the State Capitol for a photo op on the rotunda stairs and a meeting with Senators Judson Hill and Renee Unterman. Then away the crowd went to the Agricultural Building where a wonderful lunch was prepared by Mary Mac’s Tea Room and where we listened to several State Representatives.
The ladies then worked their way to the Judicial Building where we sat in the Supreme Court Chambers and listened to three of the judges as well as our State Attorney General, Sam Olens.
The day was topped off with a ride back on the bus to the Swan Coach House for High Tea. The company and food was amazing and the perfect ending to a perfect day.
This is the Official Call for the GFRW 2013 Fall Board Meeting and also for a meeting of the Executive Committee. These meetings will be conducted at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta, Georgia. The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, February 14 at 6:00 PM and Friday at 9:00 PM if required. The Board will meet on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM. See enclosed schedule for further details.
The Winter Board Meeting is a very exciting and important Board Meeting. This time Red Coat Day is being combined with the Winter Board Meeting, so members outside of the Atlanta area will not have to drive to Atlanta twice during the winter. The Crowne Plaza Ravinia is providing rooms at $99.This price will be open for Saturday night too – for those who would like to stay over one more night in Atlanta. When you are making reservation, please state room block for GFRW.
Thursday, February 14 we will be having Training Classes from 2:00-5:00. They are all very good classes. There will be training classes for Presidents including a Calendar Update and Bylaws. We have several new club Presidents coming into office, so this Program will be helpful. It is good for Presidents heading into their second year too. There will be training for Achievement Awards to advise you of deadlines and ideas for fulfilling your points for your club. There will be sharing of ideas in this meeting. The third class is about Membership Outreach and will be conducted by Lisa Roper, 4th NFRW Vice President, and Kim Chambers, NFRW Membership Outreach Chairman.
Friday is Red Coat Day and we will head to the Gold Dome. Continental Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. We will then go the Governor’s Mansion for a tour and then head straight to the Capitol . Lunch will be in the Agriculture Building that will be catered by Mary Mac’s. After lunch we will go the Georgia Supreme and the visit with the Women Coalition. Then we head to the House and Senate. We will be visited by and have time for you to speak with your State Representatives and Senators. Please feel free to invite your local Representative and Senator to the Breakfast and/or Lunch However we will need to know if they are attending by February 11 if they are eating Lunch with us. We will have a special tea Friday afternoon, following Red Coat Day at the Swan House. Also, Friday night at the hotel will be a reception for Reagan Club members.Saturday is the Board Meeting and it is a very important meeting. This is the meeting at which members of the Nominating Committee are chosen to select a slate of officers for election at the 2013 GFRW Convention in the fall. Also, two Republican Women’s Clubs are receiving their charters, Central Savannah River Area and Foothills Republican Women.
Another exciting part of our training, Red Coat Day and Board Meeting – we are being filmed by NFRW for their Public Relations, Training and Distributions. Isaac Rodriguez will be doing the filming for NFRW. This is a golden opportunity for GFRW to shine and to show that Georgia is the strong red state it is. Looking forward to seeing you and . . . don’t forget to wear your Red Coat!
Rose Wing, GFRW President
The NFRW 2012 Betty Rendel Scholarship was awarded to Avius Nicole Poole of Savannah, GA. She is studying Political Science and English at Valdosta State University.
You are invited to a Dessert Reception given by the
Georgia Federation of Republican Women
In Suite 204
Columbus Convention and Trade Center
The Iron Works, 801 Front Street, Columbus, GA 31901
From 9 PM to Midnight
Cash Bar Available
Please stop by and enjoy the Republican Fellowship.
This is the Official Call for the GFRW 2012 Spring Board Meeting and also for a meeting of the Executive Committee. These meetings will be conducted at Callaway Gardens Resort, Pine Mountain, Georgia. The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, June 7 at 8:00 PM and Friday, June 8 at 8:30 AM. The Board will meet on Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 AM. Click here for to read the official Call, review the schedule and to see further details. [REGISTER ONLINE NOW]
The newly formed Central Savannah River Area Republican Women’s Club met on April 9th at Jones Creek Country Club in Columbia County with over 70 in attendance. This club will serve ten counties in the central Savannah River area of Georgia just in time for an important Republican and Presidential election year. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens was their inaugural speaker for the first meeting. The Club officers will include President Sandy Cloake, Vice President Nita Boglen, Secretary Nancy Bobbitt, and Treasurer Wanda Duffie for the first term.
The club will be officially chartered at the June GFRW Board Meeting at Calloway Gardens. They can be found on Facebook for information on their upcoming events.
Please join us in celebrating the 158th Birthday of the Republican Party. The GFRW will be counting down the next 20 days with fun factoids, things to do and just some good party fun. Some come on in to our GOP Birthday Bash and get in on the fun!
The Republican Party began as a truly grassroots movement very similar to the Tea Parties now sweeping the nation. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things – that’s what created the GOP. For example, at the famous meeting on March 20, 1854 in Ripon, Wisconsin that named the party “Republican”, there were no politicians at all, just fifty-three men and women who took a stand. The first Republican state convention, in Jackson, Michigan, was attended by thousands of farmers and labors and small businessmen. From the grassroots upward, that’s the Republican Party at its best.
Happy Birthday Republican Party!
(HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of the The Republican Women of Cherokee County’s (RWCC) organization are coordinated and what the new facility has been named.
In December 2011 the RWCC board agreed to open a headquarters in Woodstock, GA during the 2012 election season. After researching several available locations, a prime, highly visible office of 4000 sq. ft was selected. The headquarters space offers a “One Stop Shop” for our candidates and the public. Available campaign material to voters, voter registration, candidate message center, two board rooms, large meeting/training room, 32 cubicles for a phone bank area, kitchen and a child play area for our volunteers with little ones.
The Republican Women of Cherokee County partnered with the Cherokee County Teen Republicans as well as the Grassroots Conservatives of Cherokee County. All three Republican organizations involved in (HQ) are working diligently to remove the current resident of the White House.
Operating hours: Thursday thru Saturday, 1-6 and extended hours will take effect later in the election process.
Be visible, Be available, take your message to the Voters, “Republican Women lead in Cherokee County with a “One Stop Shop!”
Photo: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the grand opening of the Republican Women Headquarters Feb 11th in Woodstock, GA with Lori Pesta (RWCC Presidnet) and Suzi Voyles (GFRW Immediate Past President).
Being an election year makes it a serious matter when the ladies of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women (GFRW) get together all under one roof. But it didn’t come without some fun! After a day of workshops and meetings on Friday, there was a Reagan Club Reception along with a Mardi Gras Party held at the Alpharetta Marriott in Alpharetta, GA. Purple, green and gold were abound and the women celebrated with dinner and dancing.
The official Board of Directors Meeting, held on Saturday, was very productive. New GFRW President Rose Wing called the meeting to order where the GFRW approved a new logo, the 2012 budget and chartered two new clubs (Polk and Harrelson counties) by Immediate Past President Suzi Voyles. The guest speaker for the event was Heath Garret, attorney and Political Strategist who talked about political macro trends.
Upon adjournment of the meeting, everyone made way to the luncheon where Georgia Republican Party Chair Sue Everhart was the keynote speaker. Everhart addressed the need for more women in politics and how women were the key to the success of campaigns in Georgia. Guest speakers such as Congressman Phil Gingrey, Presidential Candidate’s daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman, The Kitchen Cabinet founder Sonja Eddings Brown and political activist KCarl Smith all spoke before the crowd that poured into the hallway.
GFRW President Suzi Voyles spoke to the newly formed Federated Republican Women of Polk County in early August. The ladies really enjoyed hearing Suzi speak. These ladies are motivated, energized and ready to get to work.
“We have the great RW group in Floyd under Elaine Watson who has been responsible for the formation of Haralson and Polk,” commented GFRW President Suzi Voyles. ”They were also strongly encouraged by Nancy Hollingshed. Wow! Teamwork at it’s best. The Committee to oust Obama gains momentum.”
We now have more great women to follow a great leader in our mission to take back America! With Suzie’s “one for all, and all for one” dedicated leadership we can do it! Thanks Suzi for your leadership and all the hard work you do for GFRW.