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MCFRW Mission Statement

Uniting sister clubs across Montgomery County by communicating each club's activities and stimulating cooperation among the clubs.

MCFRW Installation of Officers for 2018-2019 term installed by Nicolee Ambrose, Maryland National Committeewoman

L to R: Sharon Bauer, President; Joan Pleiman, 1st Vice President; Patsy Dillingham, 2nd Vice President; Laurie Halverson, Recording Secretary; Anne Angstadt, Corresponding Secretary; Brigitta Mullican, Treasurer; Margie Shultz, Assistant Treasurer


The Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women (MCFRW), one of Maryland’s foremost political organizations, brings women together to positively impact the direction of our county, state and nation. As leaders we come together as a collective force advancing the power of women through political access and participation. MCFRW, affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), comprises the largest all-women political organization in the world! Our strength comes from diversity of opinion, culture and experience as well as power from our grassroots political activism. We also are affiliated with the Maryland Federation of Republican Women (MFRW) founded in1921. The first MFRW club included a group of six activist women whose initial goals were organization, education and legislation to repeal many of the old English laws still on the books that discriminated against women. That root of activism continues today!

MCFRW is open to all women who embrace the Republican Philosophy and are registered Republicans. We offer membership, political education, leadership training, candidate recruitment and campaign involvement. Under the MCFRW umbrella, we have five (5) local clubs with a membership of over 300 women. Each local club sets its own membership dues, activities, meeting time and place and, within the bylaws of the goals and objectives of MFRW and NFRW, their own objectives. Our five local clubs are listed at the top of this page. We invite you to look at each club, see their various activities, programs and election events they undertake. For more information, contact the club Presidents from either Chevy Chase, Olney, Potomac, Rural or Upper Montgomery County Republican Womens' club and feel free to attend a meeting of your choice. You will be glad you did.

Please - come and join us! Together we can build a better future for our county, state and country.

Please join us to help support and elect our republican candidates. JUST SAY YES!!

Sharon Bauer, President

Sharon Bauer - President MCFRW


Wednesday, February 7, 10:00 am
Chevy Chase Republican Women’s Club

Board Meeting at the home of Sylvia Darrow -- 301-461-3335

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 pm
Pat Fenati, candidate for House of Delegate District 14,

will have a Campaign Kickoff at Argyle Country Club
Guest Speaker David Bossie, Maryland National Committeeman
For tickets:

Monday, February 19, 10:00 am to 12:30
Rural Women’s Republican Club

Meeting to be held at the home of Sharon and Hap Bauer—301-523-4596, 18600 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD
Guest Speaker will be Lisa Lloyd, Candidate for CD-6

Tuesday, February 20, 8:30 am to 3:00
Annual Legislative MFRW Red Scarf Day in Annapolis

For more information:
Deadline for registering: February 17

Thursday, February 22, 11:00 am
Potomac Women’s Republican Club General Meeting

Congressional Country Club. Valet Parking.
Candidates Laurie Halverson and Amie Hoeber will be our speakers!
Please RSVP to Rita Beck at or 240-688-7189. She will give you the menu choices and details for mailing payment to her.

Thursday, February 22, 11:30 am
Olney Women’s Republican Club

Argyle Country Club, 14600 Argyle Club Rd Silver Spring, MD 20906
Guest Speaker: David Pasti, Candidate for Maryland State Legislature, District 19
Please RSVP to: Peggy Zelenka at

Thursday Evening, February 22, 7:00 pm
Chevy Chase Republican Women’s Club

Meeting at Columbia Country Club for Light Fare, Birthday Cake And conversation. Cost is $47.00
Guest Speaker is Stephen Moore, Economist who was instrumental in helping President Trump pass Tax Reform. We will celebrate George Washington’s Birthday. Call or email Brenda Farr to RSVP 301-279-2835 or Mail checks to Brenda Farr at 9601 Barkston Court, Rockville, MD 20850. RSVP by February 19, 2018.

Wednesday, February 21 – Saturday, February 24, 2018
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
More information

National Federation of Republican Women
Honor Three MCFRW Clubs

Recognizing the diligent volunteer endeavors of three MCFRW clubs, NFRW, at their recent Convention, awarded highest awards to the Chevy Chase, Rural and Upper Montgomery Womens Republican Clubs.

In front of an audience of 1000, including 900 women delegates, NFRW presented a Bronze plaque to Upper Montgomery,Chevy Chase won the highest award, the Diamond and Rural Club the Gold plaque.

Congratulations to all these club members for "their noble devotion to the cause of Freedom."

L to R: Anne Angstadt Pres., UMRWC; Nancy Griffin, Pres. CCWRC; Sharon Bauer, Pres. RWRC

Information About Our Clubs May Be Viewed By Visiting Their Club Pages

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