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Fernley Republican Women is a group of women (and men as associate members) who share similar conservative values and ideals, and who are dedicated to increasing the influence and effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through political education and active political participation.
Welcome to the Fernley Republican Women’s (FRW) website. The FRW was created by women for women but welcomes both women and men into our organization. All may attend our meetings.
The FRW was founded in 2005 and received its charter from the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) on January 1, 2006. We now have over 16 years of operational experience.
The year 2022 presents an exciting challenge for FRW along with the entire Republican party. Demographics are changing as many minorities are recognizing the Democrat Party no longer represents their values. The FRW plans include holding forums and political debates with candidates working to garner your support in our elections. You will have a chance to hear their ideas and platforms in order to make the important decision as to who will receive your vote. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from the candidates in their own words. I, myself will be looking for men and women that will return our country to our values of faith in God, strong families, limited government and restoring our God-given constitutional rights.
Non-members are welcome to attend our meetings and events. We hope you will join us.
Jonell Maple, President
I was reading a book titled, ‘SECRET LIVES of the U. S. PRESIDENTS’ by Cormac O’Brien. I found much of the information to be interesting, and all quotes indicated in this summary were taken from this book. Originally, this article was planned to be a two-part episode with ‘Abraham Lincoln’ being presented in January and ‘George Washington’ presented in February.
Judy Williams, Americanism Committee Chair
Many of us probably remember when there were two presidential holidays in the month of February, one for President Abraham Lincoln on his birthday, February 12, and one for President George Washington on his birthday, February 22. This was prior to the Monday holiday bill. In an attempt, to individualize these two men who were so important to our country’s history, I present the following.
President Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, was 52 upon taking office as a Republican. At 6’4” he towered over his contemporaries. “Voted into the White House by a growing opposition to slavery, Lincoln himself was a moderate more concerned with healing national divisions than with freeing slaves. …Lincoln wanted Union at any price”. In his own eyes his actions were justified as “…this unrefined country boy would run fast and loose with the Constitution. The very existence of the nation was at stake, and wasting time to follow correct procedure only strengthened those who had seceded from the Union. …For his trouble, Lincoln would receive a bullet in the back of the head.”
“…one is hard pressed to find an American president with more eloquence, humility, compassion, or decisiveness. …Lincoln was a giant of a president, both literally and figurately. When historians rank our chief executives, Honest Abe almost always stands at the head of his class.”
Washington was 52 years old when he became the first President of the United States. He has often been referred to as ‘The Father of Our Country’ and it was written by a local New York newspaper that “…Words fail to tell all he has done!” These sentiments seem to have been shared by a great percentage of the American population during the era immediately following the end of the Revolutionary War.
George Washington was “…an aristocrat born of humble means whose career in surveying, land speculation, and militia service blossomed into immortality. …Above all, he resisted the impulse to become king over a people willing to make him one-.” As president of the United States he established many of the customs we take for granted today. “The inaugural address was his idea…he also liked to be called ‘Mr. President’, …which shows good judgment indeed.”
It was George Washington’s “…lack of a blood heir that allowed the Founding Fathers to imbue the office of president with real power. …framers of the Constitution created the position of chief executive with Washington in mind, any fears they may have had about the first president getting delusions of kingly grandeur could be put to rest. After all, what’s a monarch without an heir? Washington consistently denied having any such notions whatsoever. …he made no secret of the fact that all he really wanted to do was get back to Mount Vernon and spend his golden years growing tobacco and drinking Madeira by the fire.”
The Fernley Republican Women (FRW) is pleased to announce it has awarded two $1,000 scholarships.
One scholarship was presented to Mia Willis on Silver Stage High School’s Senior Awards Night, May 25. Mia will be attending Western Nevada College for her Associate of Arts degree, then attending a university to major in Early Childhood Education and minor in special education with the goal of becoming a kindergarten teacher. She graduated high school magna cum laude with high honors as well as an honors diploma and was accepted into the National Honors Society program while working full time.
The second scholarship was presented to Ashley Reger on Fernley High School’s Senior Awards Night, June 1. Ashley will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Her goal is to then further her education to become a nurse practitioner. Ashley maintained a 3.98 GPA and became a member of the National Honors Society while also committing to multiple high school and community organizations.
FRW President Jonell Maple and Scholarship Committee Chair Peggy Gray are pictured below with the two scholarship winners. Jonell is on the left and Peggy is on the right in both photos. Silver Stage High School winner Mia Willis is in the photo on the left and Fernley High School winner Ashley Reger is in the photo on the right.
The Fernley Republican Women (FRW) is committed to fostering Americanism and Literacy in the local schools. To that end, the club sponsored an essay contest for fifth grade students at both Fernley Intermediate School (FIS) and Silver State Middle School (SSMS). Essays were to be 400-500 words long and were judged on content, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Winners received a $50 Amazon gift card for 1st place, a $30 Amazon gift card for 2nd place, and a $20 gift certificate to Steve’s Ice Cream in Fernley for 3rd place.
FIS selected the topic “Why the U.S. Constitution is Important.” Prizes were awarded at a ceremony on November 15: 1st place - Owen Parale, 2nd place - Lauren Magill, and 3rd place - Sophia Villaverde.
SSMS selected the topic “My Favorite Amendment to the Constitution and Why.” Prizes were awarded at a ceremony on November 16: 1st place -Yocelynn Hernandez-Burgara, 2nd place - Hannah Chambers and 3rd place – Hunter Kelly.
Back row: Mrs. Nott, FIS teacher; Carol Franich,
FRW; Judy Williams, FRW; Mr. Nott, FIS teacher;
and Peggy Gray, FRW
Front row: Owen Parale, Sophia Villaverde,
and Lauren Magill, prize winners; and
Pam Duckering, FRW
Back row: FRW representatives Peggy Gray,
Judy Williams, and Carol Franich
Front row: SSMS winners Hannah Chambers,
Hunter Kelly and Yocelynn Hernandez-Burgara
Executive Committee - 2022
President - Jonell Maple