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Meet on Third Tuesday 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pine Creek Center
4320 Cowan Road
Tucker, GA 30084

Lunch at nearby restaurant following meeting.

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There will be NO MEETING on November 19.

Please plan to join us on December 17 for our annual Christmas Luncheon ~ more information at a later date.

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2020 DUES REMINDER

If you haven’t paid your dues for 2020, please send your check payable to CDRW for $35.00 to Jean Ballentine, 761 Willivee Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30033 or bring it to the meeting! Please complete a CDRW Dues Form and mail to our Treasurer. You can now join online by choosing your membership preference and clicking on the “Buy Now” link below. You do not have to have a PayPal account to join. 


Membership



MEMBERSHIP

We would love for you to join the Central DeKalb Republican Women. 

CDRW Membership

Regular Member:  $35.00 payable to CDRW, includes membership in the State and National Federation (can only be a member of one local club)

Associate Member:  $20.00 payable to CDRW (can be an Associate Member of many clubs)

Members are voting members and receive all benefits of membership in the Central DeKalb Republican Women, the Georgia Federation of Republican Women (www.gfrw.org)  and the National Federation of Republican Women (www.nfrw.org).

Associates are non-voting members, but are welcome to join in all activities with the members.

Download a copy of the Membership Dues Form:  CDRW Dues Form.

When you become a member of the Central DeKalb Republican Women, you are automatically granted membership in the State Federation (GFRW) as well as the National Federation (NFRW).  State Federations are chartered under the auspices of the National but operate under their own Bylaws.  Although independent, State Federation Bylaws must not conflict with the National Bylaws.

If you prefer to join by mail, you can download an Application form HERE.

  1. Make a check payable to “CDRW”
  2. On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for “Membership or Assoc. Membership”
  3. Please mail your check to: Jean Ballentine, 761 Willivee Dr., Decatur, GA 30033

 

 

About

Central DeKalb Republican Women

is not just a political organization. We are heavily involved in public service working with the Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House, the V.A. Hospital and local schools. The Central DeKalb Republican Women meet at 11:00 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. On some occasions, we meet jointly with the Senior Republican Network. We have a short social time before beginning our business. We frequently have guest speakers such as elected officials, judges, candidates, potential candidates, authors, etc. We invite you to visit us or attend an event. Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join. 

The officers of the Central DeKalb Republican were sworn in by GFRW President Barbara Hickey (far right) at a luncheon held at Petitie Auberge Restaurant.

Bobbie D. Frantz – President
Helen von Waldner – 1st Vice President
Sarah Looper – 2nd Vice President (deceased)
Judy Newell – Corres, Sec. (deceased)
Cheryl Swartz – District Director
Ullainee Stokes – Recording Secretary
Jean Ballentine – Treasurer

History

Our purpose is to recruit, educate, train, support and elect Republicans, especially Republican women.

Our mission is to see women from all age groups and walks of life as key players at the political table on national, state and local issues.

We come together as a collective force advancing the power of women through political access and participation.

History

Central DeKalb Republican Women The club was chartered in 1965 as part of the Stone Mountain-DeKalb Republican Women and evolved into the club known today as the Central DeKalb Republican Women.  The Central DeKalb Republican Women is dedicated to bringing together women to positively impact the direction of our country, state and nation.  The club strengthens the Republican Party by recruiting, training and electing candidates; advocating the Party’s philosophy and initiatives; and empowering women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to the political process.

Georgia Federation of Republican Women The Georgia Federation affiliated with the NFRW in 1957. Following the Republican National Convention in 1956, Mrs. Harold McGeorge of Florida, regional director for the NFRW, and Margaret Twiggs, vice chairman of the Georgia Republican State Committee, toured the state organizing the first Republican women’s clubs in Atlanta, Macon, Rome, Americus and Blue Ridge. When General Eisenhower carried Richmond County, the Republican Women were given the credit. The Georgia Federation’s first convention was held in Augusta in January 1957, and President Eisenhower wired his congratulations. One of the state’s leading newspapers, The Atlanta Constitution, said, “The two-party system in Georgia gained momentum Monday when a state-wide organization of Republican Women was formed in Augusta.”

National Federation of Republican Women Republican women’s clubs have existed for at least 100 years. Inspired by the Republican Platform of 1872, which said: “The Republican Party is mindful of its obligation to the loyal women of America for their noble devotion of the cause of Freedom.” Republican women’s clubs were off and running.

The oldest club on record was founded in Salt Lake City in 1899.Under the direction of Miss Marion E. Martin, then Assistant Chairman of the Republican National Committee and National Committeewoman for Maine and with the encouragement of Republican National Chairman, John D. M. Hamilton an organizational meeting took place in Chicago on November 4, 1937. Thirty-eight women members of the Republican National Committee met to discuss the “desirability” of federating.

The National Federation of Republican women was founded at a conference held at the Palmer Hotel in Chicago, September 22-23, 1938. The delegates adopted rules for governing the establishment of a National Federation of Republican Women’s Clubs, to promote education along political lines and to encourage the following purposes: “To foster and encourage loyalty to the Republican Party and the ideals it stands; to closer cooperation between independent groups and the regular party organization, which are working for the same objectives, namely sound government. To promote interchange of ideas and experiences of various clubs to the end that the policies which have proven particularly effective in one state may be adopted in another; and to encourage a national attitude and national approach to the problems facing the Republican Party.”The organization originally was known as the National Federation of Women’s Republican Clubs of America (NFWRC). The name was changed in January 1953, to the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).

NFRW – WHO WE ARE: NFRW is the largest women’s partisan political organization in the country. The National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots organization composed of 1800 clubs in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands with approximately 100,000 members.

NFRW is self-supporting. While officially an affiliate of the Republican National Committee, the NFRW is self-supporting. Approximately 1/3 of NFRW’s operating budget comes from membership dues and club service charges. Another 1/3 comes from major donor programs, such as the Capitol Regents, the Regents and the Federation Trust. The final 1/3 is raised through direct mail solicitation.

NFRW has two basic membership levels. Membership at the Local level – NFRW has state federations with many unit clubs in towns and cities across the United States and its territories. It is a great network and a good way to meet other women who are interested in politics. Dues at the local level vary.

Membership at the National level – those who wish to keep abreast of issues affecting women at the national level can join NFRW as National Associate Members for $50.00. To become a National Associate Member send a check for $50 payable to:

National Federation of Republican Women 124 N. Alfred Street Alexandria, VA 22314

NFRW recruits, educates, trains, supports and elects Republicans

NFRW concentrates efforts in the areas of education, communications, legislative action, candidate recruitment, campaigning and fundraising.