HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Our new slate of officers for 2024 is looking forward to a successful new year. We will be working diligently to meet the objectives of this organization which are to increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through political education and active political participation; support objectives and policies of both the Nevada and National Federations of Republican Women; foster loyalty to the Republican Party and to promote its principles; work for the election of Republican Party nominees; and select topics which interest the organization and focus on legislation to interact with our elected officials within the state and nation. We will also be hosting campaign events during the year so you can get to know the candidates.
We need volunteers to join or chair at least one of our committees. A description of duties and responsibilities can be found in the Handbook distributed to each member and updated each March. To accomplish our objectives, we need the participation of all of our members. I am certain you will find at least one committee that fits your interests, talents and abilities.
None of the committees require a huge commitment of time. Just a few of our committees are featured below.
If you are not currently a member of the Fernley Republican Women and are just checking us out, come to a meeting and see for yourself what we are all about.
We also want to honor the member (Suzanne Revak) and two associate members (Ray Lacy and Steve Carr) who we, and the community, lost in 2023.
Once again, Fernley Republican Women have received the Diamond Award, the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) highest award for all we do to further the Republican cause. Pictured below is Lorrie Olson accepting the award at the NFRW's 2023 biennial conference in Oklahoma.
The Fernley Republican Women (FRW) is committed to fostering Americanism and Literacy in the local schools. To that end, pocket constitutions were delivered by Americanism chair Judy Williams to Fernley Intermediate School and Silver Stage Middle School for distribution to each 5th grade student in preparation for national Constitution Day. Candace McCarthy delivered the constitutions to 5th grade students at Yerington Intermediate School.
Pictured below in the first photo are Tracy Fox, 5th grade teacher, John DeYoung, counselor, and Audrey Perry, school secretary from Fernley Intermediate School along with Mrs. Williams. In the second photo are Meagan Dallimore, Silver Stage Middle School secretary and Mrs. Williams.
Armed Forces/Homeland Security
Fernley Republican Women also collect "wish list" items for the Veterans Guest House in Reno. Items include fresh fruits and vegetables, food staples, personal care products, socks and gloves and money. The Veterans Guest House provides family members a free place to stay while the veterans are receiving medical care in a Reno hospital.
The Fernley Republican Women (FRW) is committed to fostering literacy in the community and promoting Americanism in the schools. Each year, we participate in the National Federation of Republican Women’s Literacy Month by sponsoring literacy projects.
On October 3, 2023, Peggy Gray, Regina Brush, Carol Franich and Judy Williams presented "The Best Dictionary for Students" to each third grade student at Cottonwood Elementary School. They spoke about literacy in all five classrooms.
Four books were also presented to the school library:
In September, books were donated to Bow Wow Books, an organization that teamed up with the Fernley Library. Bow Wow Reading Dogs are nonjudgmental certified therapy dogs who listen to children reading aloud. The dogs' handlers have been educated on how to help readers learn to read.
"Thank you" cards were made by the students in one of the classrooms and two are shared below.
Executive Committee - 2024
President - Vida Keller
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