The History of Republican Women’s Clubs:
The history of Republican women’s clubs is an interesting tale that dates back over a century ago. It all began as a result of the Republican Platform of 1872, which stated “The Republican Party is mindful of its obligation to the loyal women of America for their noble devotion to the cause of freedom…”
In the years following this platform, Republican women’s clubs were initiated all over the nation. The oldest club on record was founded in Salt Lake City in the late 1800’s. This was an amazing accomplishment at that time, considering women didn’t win the right to vote until 1920. Another victory for women came years later in 1938, when the assistant chairman of the Republican National Committee, Marion Martin, called a meeting at the Palmer House in Chicago in efforts to unite these women’s clubs into a national organization. Martin was described by her colleagues as a leader, an activist and a strong force behind the Republican party.
Thanks to Martin’s efforts, the National Federation of Republican Women was established. Over the years, NFRW has grown in size, strength and force. With over 115,000 members and about 2,100 unit clubs, NFRW is one of the largest political party organizations in the country. (source: nfrw.org)
The History of NORWF:
Northwest Orange Republican Women, Federated (NORWF) was established in 2005 by a group of Republican women active in the community and determined to make a political difference. NORWF’s objective is to educate the community and help to promote Republican leaders on a local, statewide and national level. NORWF is part of one of the largest political party organizations in the country, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) and also a member of the Florida Federation of Republican Women (FFRW). NORWF works collectively with these other members to advance the power of women through education and participation.
“Women Making A Difference”
The Northwest Orange Republican Women, Federated, a grassroots organization, is dedicated to promoting political, cultural and civic goals in a conservative tradition of individual rights and freedoms.
- Elect qualified, capable & strong leaders into political office.
- Educate the public about the Republican party & its leaders.
- Seek qualified candidates & promote them for office.
- Increase Republican votes & voter turn-out at the polls.
- Promote loyalty & support to the Republican party.
- Uphold the values & traditions of the Republican party.
- Bring issues of importance to the public’s attention, in efforts to educate & inform.