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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1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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