Wake County Republican Women
Founded in 1953
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.
As 2012 came to a close, we ended with 220 members and associates. We are now the largest women's club in the state of North Carolina. We are continuing the legacy of Wake County Republican Women.
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.
President- Bethany Hudson
1st Vice-President- Angie Cutlip
2nd Vice-President-Lynn Jenkins
Treasurer- Sarah Wetherby
Asst. Treasurer- Brenda McLean
Secretary- Amy Wells
Corresponding Secretary - Lissa McMahel