2014 PFRW Convention

The 91st PFRW Convention will be held August 14 – 17, 2014 at the beautiful Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh.  The 2014 Convention Theme is “Our Children, Our Future.”  PFRW 2014 Convention Documents including registration forms and hotel reservations are now available.  Join us, won’t you?

 

Red Jacket Day

Red Jacket Day is PFRW PAC’s legislative day at our State Capitol!  It will be held April 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Room 39 East Wing of the Capitol.  Confirmed speakers include Senator John Eichelberger, Senator Kim Ward, State Representative Todd Rock, State Representative Rob Kauffman, State Representative Kathy Rapp, and State Representative Mike Turzai.

The day will start at 10:00 a.m. A sandwich buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with a group picture in the Capitol Rotunda at 12:45 p.m. We will observe the legislative session from the House Gallery. The day will conclude with a tour of the Capitol at 2:00. Attendees are encouraged to contact their state legislators to meet with them.

Cost is $30 per person with lunch or $15 per person without lunch. Seating is limited so please R.S.V.P by April 24, 2014. Checks made payable to PFRW P.A.C. should be sent to Ann Baldrige, 313 Oneida Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1217.  Donations are not tax-deductible.

 

 

Anne B. Anstine Scholarship

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2014 Anne B. Anstine Scholarship Application Form

Republican Women Councils May Not Endorse

Primary season is upon us as more contenders announce their candidacies to gain the Republican Party’s nomination. This is a good time to review the relationship between the Republican Party and Republican Women to highlight a major difference in our operating procedures.

Councils of Republican Women are affiliates of National Federation of Republican Women, an organization aligned with the principles of the Republican Party, but not a part of the Republican Party structure. Republican Women on all levels – national, state and local – are governed by rules established by NFRW.

One important difference is conveyance of endorsements in the Primary Election cycle. While RNC, PAGOP or county Republican committees may choose to endorse candidates before the May 20th election this practice is strictly prohibited by NFRW.

NFRW and its state and local councils follow a non-endorsement policy in all primary campaigns. No club may endorse any candidate for any position with more than one Republican candidate. Further, clubs may not promote one candidate over another and must offer equal opportunity to club activities and events. NFRW instructs Club Presidents to remain neutral during the Primary election cycle.

Individual members may work for the Primary candidates of their choice. In fact, they are encouraged to fully participate in the Primary process. However, they must be careful to inform voters that theirs is a personal choice which does not reflect the views or opinions of the Republican Women’s Club where they are members. At no time may an individual member use the council’s name or identification when helping a primary candidate.

The non-endorsement policy is sometimes confusing, especially when women are active in both the Republican Party and their local Republican Women’s Council. In that case, it is even more important that we follow our rules and hold ourselves to high standards as we advocate for good government.

The Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women of Lackawanna County hosted a brunch attended by PFRW director and SUNACRW President Irene Harris.

In this picture PFRW President Joyce Grant accepts the Women’s History Month Award.

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