About the FCRWC
Fayette County Republican Women's Club is Lexington's longest existing Republican Women's club. We are a group of energetic and dynamic women of all ages focused on promoting an informed and effective electorate. Fayette County Republican Woman's Club is affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) and the Kentucky Federation of Republican Women (KFRW).
We meet for lunch on the first Wednesday of each month (exceptions are January and July). Our invited guest speakers keep us informed and educated on local and state issues.
Our members have successfully run for office and have volunteered in a variety of capacities in national, state and local campaigns. In addition to our political activities, we have supported various community and charitable organizations, and we are proud of our volunteer efforts on behalf of our troops serving overseas. Last year, we awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a Fayette County high school senior and will do the same this year and for the foreseeable future.
Our goals are:
Come join us and enjoy being part of this vibrant group which is always seeking to promote Republican values, causes, and ideals.
About the National Federation of Republican Women
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is a 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 and most influential women's political organizations in the country. They work to promote the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party; elect Republican candidates; inform the public through political education and activity; and, increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.
Once an auxiliary of the Republican National Committee (RNC), the NFRW is financially and organizationally independent today.
The NFRW uses its resources to:
In working toward these objectives, the NFRW concentrates its efforts in the areas of educating, communicating, recruiting, campaigning, fundraising, training and legislative action.
Membership: A Republican woman becomes a member by joining her local club or through a national associate membership. Members of a local club also are granted 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.
Web site: www.nfrw.org
About the Kentucky Federation of Republican Women
Republican Women of Kentucky are very unique. They hosted the third Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Republican women in Lexington, Kentucky on September 7-8, 1944 – three years before becoming member the National Federation. The first Lady of Kentucky, Mrs. Simeon Willis, gave the Welcome, and Governor Willis and Presidential Candidate, Thomas E. Dewey addressed the convention. Three years later, in 1947, Republican women met with Mrs. Willis at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort, for the purpose of forming a State Federation. Governor and Mrs. Willis are reported to have taken a great interest in helping make the Kentucky Federation a reality. Their objective was to organize a club in each of the 120 counties. The KFRW reached a high in 1967, when they were credited with having been a major influence in the election of Republican Louie B. Nunn as Governor of Kentucky. Governor and Mrs. Nunn showed their appreciation to the KFRW in numerous ways over the next four years, and membership reached 3,990 and 83 active clubs. Since that time members of the KFRW have formed an invaluable network of grassroots volunteers in the Republican Party across Kentucky. Many elected official on the local, State, and national level will attest to this influence in their campaigns. Most recently the KFRW was a mighty force in the 2003 election when Ernie Fletcher became the third Republican governor of Kentucky. Additionally, for the first time Republicans were elected to two state constitutional offices: Trey Grayson as Secretary of State and Richie Farmer as Commissioner of Agriculture. On election night of 2008, Kentucky was the first state called for the McCain / Palin ticket. The KFRW continues to GROW, TEACH, TRAIN. RECRUIT, and ELECT Republicans while showcasing Republican Women candidates, and championing women’s issues.
Web site: www.kentuckyrepublicanwomen.org