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.
At the April 16th meeting, you will also get to hear from

Ginger Alexander Neustadt

Ginger was president of the N.C. Federation of Republican Women from 1974-1976 and her theme was "Thinking Positive". At the time, the party was divided on primary candidates so they concentrated on positive thinking and no political speeches were allowed at her Annual Convention in Winston-Salem. Those present included W. Clement Stone; President of Combined Insurance Company of America, Jesse Helms, Jim Holshouser, Wilmer Mizell, and all the leaders of the party at that time.

While being the youngest State President up until that time, the Federation reached their goal of 2,000 members under Ginger’s leadership. She was a member of the Lincoln County Republican Women’s club and served as National Membership Chairman, Ninth District Chairman, Precinct Chairman, Elephant Tales Editor, was on the first Jesse Helms Committee and on the Jim Holshouser Committee and started the first Elephant Tales Newspaper and the first prayer book.

Mrs. Alexander Neustadt came to Raleigh with the Jim Martin Administration and was the Manager of Juvenile Detention during his term and she has been here ever since. She grew up with the pioneers of the Republican Women’s organization; Mary Alice Warren…now 94…and still sharp as a tack…lives in Winston-Salem, Elinor Swaim, past president, Marie Rowe, Marie Ledbetter, Marilyn Flanary, Martha Jenkins, etc. etc., all great ladies.

Ginger has stated “It was a great time to be President of the Federation and I look forward to sharing a little of the history”. She will bring her scrapbook which was put together by one of the members of the East Lincoln Republican Women’s Club.

2014 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
April 16th, 2015
NC State University Club
4200 Hillsborough St.
 Raleigh, NC

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Deadline: Monday April 13th, 2015

Celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of our N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby to His Bride WCRWC member Macon!



Since beginning his service on the Supreme Court in 2004, Justice Newby has participated as a member of the North Carolina Courts Commission. He has been an instructor for the North Carolina Judicial College and various continuing legal education courses. Justice Newby is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Campbell University, where he teaches courses on state constitutional law and appellate practice. He is also the co-author, with Professor John V. Orth of the UNC School of Law, of The North Carolina State Constitution with History and Commentary (2d ed. 2013). In recognition of his professional service, Justice Newby received the James Iredell Award and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Southern Wesleyan University.

Justice Newby actively participates in the North Carolina Bar Association. In the past, Justice Newby has served on the Technology Advisory Committee (2005-2011), the Litigation Council (2005-2011), and as Vice President (2008-2009). He currently serves on the Law-Related Education Committee (2007- ), the Strategic Planning & Emerging Trends Committee (2011-), and the International Law Section Council (2010- ). Justice Newby hosted a group of international judges for the Open World Program, sponsored by the Library of Congress.The North Carolina Bar Association honored Justice Newby in 2011 with its Citizen Lawyer Award and in 2012 he received its John McNeill Smith, Jr. Award, recognizing his work in the area of constitutional rights and responsibilities. Justice Newby has also served on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the State Judicial Council (2005-2009).

Justice Newby is an Eagle Scout and serves as Scoutmaster Emeritus of Troop 11 and as a board member of Occoneechee Council. He is the recipient of the Heroism Award for rescuing nine people from a riptide, of the God and Service Award, and of the Silver Beaver Award. In 2010, Justice Newby was named Scouter of the Year for his coordination of Scouting's state-wide Report to the State, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2012, Justice Newby was designated a Distinguished Eagle Scout, a national honor that recognizes both his service to the Boy Scouts and his dedication to public service.

Justice Newby has been married to Macon Tucker Newby since 1983, and they have four children. He and his family attend Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh where he is an Elder, Sunday School teacher and youth leader.

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