The oldest Republican Women's club on record was founded in Salt Lake City in the early 1870's. The National Federation of Republican Women was chartered in 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. With Dwight Eisenhower and Congressman Jonas of NC
 running successful campaigns in 1952 the North Carolina Republican Women's club was born. In 1953, the NC club joined with the NFRW to
become the North Carolina Federation of
Republican Women. There were 14 clubs in
the newly chartered NCFRW.
One of those clubs was created when ten
 women joined together to form the Wake
County Republican Women's Club. The three
 women who chartered the Wake County Club were: Helen Lehew, Reva Rothrock, and Beatrice Summers.

The Objectives of this organization are:

To promote and inform the electorate through political education and activity;

To increase the effectiveness of women in the cases of good government, through active political participation;

To foster loyalty to the Republican Party and to promote its principles and candidates in all elections, including non- partisan elections;

To build a two-party system and increase membership in the Republican Party in Wake County, and

To work for the election of the Republican Party's nominees

NC Lt. Governor Dan Forest
& Alice Forest
Honorary WCRWC Members



I am a Republican Because...

I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performedby individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.

I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new
and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into
 positive and successful principles of government.
It's #2AMay!
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As Republican women, we have a responsibility to protect ourselves, our families, our rights, and our country.

Have you considered taking a personal defense class? Have you considered purchasing a firearm? Had a marksmanship class? Had a gun cleaning class recently? Do you just like to network with other individuals who take the 2nd Amendment seriously?

We've got a month planned for you!

Southeastern Female Shooter Fair
Sunday, May 17, 2015
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Free Admission
Please join us for the 1st Annual Southeastern Female Shooter Fair in Wendell, NC on May 17th, 2015! This will be a wonderful shopping, networking, and educational opportunity for all female shooters! Bring your family and friends...Everyone is welcome! Come meet Carrie Lightfoot, creator of The Well Armed Woman, LLC and other female shooting enthusiasts. Visit participating multi-state vendor booths with a plethora of shooting related items such as: Customized Concealed Carry Purses, Custom Molded Ear Protection (made on site), Glassware with shooting motifs, Shooting Themed Jewelry, Female Designed Gun Holsters, Gun Cleaning, Educational Mini-Clinics, and more! Food trucks will also be on site for refreshments. Pre-registration is encouraged but not mandatory. For more information, please contact Rhonda Allen at The Academy of Personal Defense and Security at 919-625-2988.

Free Mini-Clinics

5:00 - 5:30 How to Select a Gun
Rose DaSilva
5:45 - 6:15 Marksmanship Fundamentals
Tammy Richards
6:30 - 7:00 Safe Gun Handling
Rebecca Eaddy
7:15 - 7:45 Gun Cleaning
Shelly Gurley


Hosted by:
The Academy of Personal Defense and Security
2505 Edgemont Road Wendell, NC 27591
         ***PARKING $5***           

Sunday May 23
NRA Basic Pistol Course
9:00am-6:00pm $125
The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

Do a little, do a lot, it's up to you to make it a #2AMay!

And while you are at it, consider joining the Wake County Republican Women, a great club with great members. The next one could be YOU!

2015 WCRWC Executive Board
Bethany Hudson
Rhonda Allen
Lynn Jenkins
 Sarah Wetherby
Lori Phillips
 Brenda McLean
Eileen McIntyre


“Firearms are second only to the
Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.”
— George Washington 

Upcoming Meeting
May 21st, 2015
NC State University Club
4200 Hillsborough St.
 Raleigh, NC

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Deadline: Monday May 18th, 2015

Join us for lunch and meet Ed Goodman the North Carolina Ferry Division Director!


The North Carolina Ferry System is the second-largest state-run ferry system in the United States.

Ed Goodwin was born in Edenton NC on September 4, 1952 and grew up on his family's farm. After graduating from John A. Holmes High School, he attended East Carolina University. Before he could finish his degree, he was drafted and later enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1972. After four years of service, he was honorably discharged and received the United States Air Force Airman's Medal for Heroism. Goodwin eventually returned to East Carolina University, receiving a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 1981. Goodwin married his wife, Lori in 1981. They have one biological and two adopted sons.

In 1983, Goodwin began his career as a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He was an INF Nuclear Arms Treaty Inspector in the former Soviet Union from 1989-1992. He retired in 2004 after 23 years and moved to his hometown to rejoin the family farming operation.

During the transition period between retiring and returning home, Mr. Goodwin worked with Blackwater USA as a firearms and force protection instructor for two years.

Upon returning to his childhood home in 2006, Mr. Goodwin entered politics officially, running for Chowan County commissioner in 2008 and winning his race with 70 percent of the vote. He served as Chairman for four years until his term expired in 2012. Subsequently, he was the 2012 Republican nominee for NC Secretary of State and was defeated in that election.

Prior to his current position, he served as the Eastern Regional Director in the Office of the Governor.
On April 7, 2014, Mr. Goodwin was named by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to lead the North Carolina Ferry Division as its new Director. Goodwin has a long history of leadership in both civilian and military positions that that serves to develop new strategies, operate the division more efficiently and better serve customers.

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