Celebrating Over 60 Years of Republican Activities




President’s Greeting:

I am deeply honored for the opportunity to serve as President of the Chevy Chase Women’s Republican Club and hope we have a productive and satisfying year. As Ronald Reagan once commented, “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority and don’t interfere.” I certainly have found great people and hope to do as he recommended.

As CCWRC Presidents before me, my goals for the year are to keep increasing the membership, continue our community involvement and promote Republican values. I will work with as many members as possible in the realization of these goals and have a good time in the process.

I look forward to seeing you at the club’s monthly events which are planned to provide a broad and varied agenda of interest to all. I ask our loyal members to continue their support for the success of our organization by participating in our club’s political, charitable and social activities.

Joan Pleiman, President CCWRC

CCWRC President and members host Presidents of NFRW, MFRW, and the former National Congresswoman at an inspiring New Members Tea

New CCWRC members, long time club members, friends all enjoyed a fun and very full agenda of talks and interaction with our National, State and County Federations of Republican Women Presidents at a recent New Members Tea held each year in honor of the CC club's former National Congresswoman, Joyce Lyons Terhes. Plus a most unusual guest joined the activities with the presence of the NFRW sponsored bus, Rosie, which continues to travel Maryland urging women to register and "get out the vote." Over 60 members and friends enjoyed the event hosted by Joan Pleiman, CCWRC President.

CC President and members along with "Rosie"

Joyce Lyons Terhes welcoming CC new members

An Informative and Fun "Let's Talk Politics"
CCWRC Event with Candidates, Authors, National Policy Experts Discussing National Defense, Election Integrity

CC and other MCFRW members: Prudence Kravitz, CC President Joan Pleiman, MCFRW President Anne Koutsoutis, CC 2nd VP Nancy Griffin, New Member Ann Marie Hughes

Over 70 Republican MCFRW members and friends on March 8 heard well versed speakers elaborate on national policy issues at the home of host Nancy Griffin, 2nd CCWRC VP, enjoying another "Let's Talk Politics" event. Legislative District 6 Congressional Candidate, Amie Hoeber who worked at the National Security Council, discussed her compaign issues.

Hans Von Spakovsk, Heritage Foundation, spoke about voter fraud and efforts to undermine election integrity. Focusing on national defense issues, a strategic policy and intelligence expert, Claire Lopez, discussed a wide range of Islamic efforts. And all of this informative and enjoyable evening occurred in only 3 hours. Be sure to attend another "Let's Talk Politics" event and ask your friends.

CCWRC Member Katie Holland Receives Prestigious MCGOP Award


First voting Republican in 1992 Katie Holland's political venue has significantly changed from her former lifetime Democrat days to actively become involved with Republican County and State candidate campaigns. Katie worked in the Michael Steele 2010 campaign as well as in the race of a CD4 candidate against Donna Edwards. She then attended the 2012 MoCo GOP convention becoming convinced of her affinity with Republican ideals thus changing her registration from Democrat to Republican. After volunteer work with the Hogan campaign she joined the Hogan transition Annapolis office.

Presently Katie "zeroes in" as she reports on building LD20 for the GOP, volunteering to increase voter awareness of qualified, capable Republican candidates for office-- thus winning this award.


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5/13 - Members attending "First Ladies Luncheon" as part of the MCFRW table

5/26 - Political Luncheon Bunch - 12:30 - no charge - pay for own luncheoon
Contact: Ann Dickey - 301-983-1854

PRESIDENT Joan Pleiman
1st VP Kerry August
2nd VP Nancy Griffin
TREASURER Margaret Anne Strand
RECORDING SEC. Patty Painter