Special to the Register
Cooke County Republican Women joined more than 1,275 women leaders from across the nation in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 19-22, at the National Federation of Republican Women’s 37th biennial convention.
2012-2013 President Susan Hughes was the club’s Delegate, and Past President Pauline Lesch was an Alternate. Past President Pat Peale, currently serving on the board of the Texas Federation of Republican Women as District Director from Senate District 30, was appointed and attended as a Delegate-at-large.
CCRW received the Diamond Award, the highest NFRW club achievement award, in recognition of excellence in membership development, campaign activities, community relations, programs and club functions. “We could not have qualified for the Diamond Award without all the hard work of the officers, committee chairmen and members of CCRW,” said Hughes. “The Convention was a great opportunity for us to interact with other clubs and learn about successful programs in other areas of the country.”
In preparation for the 2014 elections, registrants participated in workshops in the areas of leadership, outreach, campaigns, fundraising and message development taught by nationally-recognized experts. They heard from Republican leaders, elected officials and other notable guests, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day, and noted filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.
The Convention also was a celebration of NFRW’s 75th anniversary.
Founded in 1938, the NFRW has 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. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives 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.
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Just one game away
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Unofficial election returns by precinct
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