National Federation of Republican Women hosts fall convention in Louisville


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Posted Online: Oct. 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
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Press release submitted by Republican Women of Rock Island County


Local Republican Leader Attends Event to Prepare for 2014 Elections

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A local resident joined more than 1,275 other Republican women leaders from across the nation Sept. 19-22 at the National Federation of Republican Women's 37th biennial convention, which focused on leadership training in preparation for the 2014 midterm elections.

Karen English, President of Republican Women of Rock Island County accepted a Bronze Award Bestowed to Republican Women of Rock Island County in Recognition of Efforts to Benefit the Federation and the Republican Party in 2012-2013.

During the four-day event, which was one of the largest national gatherings of Republicans this year, registrants participated in a series of leadership training seminars in the areas of outreach, community, campaigns, fundraising, and message development taught by nationally-recognized experts. They heard from Republican leaders, elected officials and other notable guests, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day, and noted filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza.

Republican Women of Rock Island County meet the first Thursday of every month except July and November at Denny's Restaurant near South Park Mall. 2601-52nd Ave, Moline, IL
6:00pm meetings include a Speaker of Interest. 5:00pm Optional Order off Menu Dinner/Social

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women's political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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