The Americanism program seeks to promote respect for the American Flag and foster allegiance to the United States and its customs and institutions.
The Republican Women's Club of Lakeland, Federated helps carry out this mission in our local community through educational and inspirational programs and projects. Examples include:
Teaching the rules of Flag etiquette
Donating patriotic books to libraries and schools
Sponsoring patriotic essay contests for schools
Presenting flags to schools and community groups
Armed Forces / Homeland Security
The Republican Women's Club of Lakeland, Federtaed has a long-standing commitment to our men and women serving in uniform and to our veterans.
It is our honor and duty to support those who have put their lives on the line to preserve the freedoms we as Americans often take for granted. We can never thank them or their families enough, or show them too much gratitude for their service and sacrifice.
Budget and Finance
Gaylene Pope and
The ByLaws Committee studies the ByLaws and Standing Rules annually per the direction of our current organizational documents, recommending changes, additions, and deletions.
The Campaign Committee ensures that the club members have access to leadership in ongoing campaigns and knowledge of events and volunteer opportunities. Working to elect Republican candidates at the local, state and national levels is the focal point of the Republican Women's Club of Lakeland, Federated.
Caring for America
The Caring for America and Literacy Committee leads much of our civic activity that is non-political in nature. The club provides scholarships to our community, leads "support our troups" intiatives, and supports other local charities and events. The club also provides books to local libraries, and has established lending libraries for child care centers in the city, encouraging young parents to read to their children.
Patricia Dalton and
Club Achievement Awards
Every two years at the biennial convention, the NFRW presents the following awards to recognize and honor excellence at the state and club levels:
The Ronald Reagan Leadership Award honors a state president who has provided extraordinary leadership and inspiration to her state and to the NFRW.
The Betty Heitman Awards for State Excellence are presented to states that demonstrate excellence, achievement or accomplishment in community relations, programs, campaign activities and state functions.
The Club Achievement Awards are presented to clubs that demonstrate excellence in membership development, campaign activities, community relations, programs and club functions.
The Caring for America Awards are presented to states and clubs that demonstrate excellence in community service and outreach.
The Campaign Volunteer Awards are presented to states that demonstrate excellence in donating volunteer time to the benefit of the Republican Party, Republican candidates, or the NFRW.
The State Public Relations Awards recognizes states that do an outstanding job of improving Federation visibility and attracting media coverage of Federation accomplishments.
The Membership Incentive Awards are presented to states and clubs that demonstrate excellence in the area of membership development.
The Republican Women's club of Lakeland, Federated's Email Network is our primary means of communicating with members and distributing publications such as:
Republican Women's Advocate
MEMBER TIP: If you are a current member, make sure you receive your monthly newsletter.
One of the Republican Women's Club of Lakeland, Federateds primary objectives is to empower women in the political process by providing a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government and civic arenas.
MELP / Literacy
With our commitment to literacy, we have adopted education as one of our primary issue focuses. Our goal is to improve public education and literacy by advocating grassroots support for education reform and taking direct action to improve literacy. We use our network of members to promote high standards, accountability, flexibility, local control of schools, and early reading initiatives.
Whether donating a book, volunteering to mentor or read to children, or acting as a literacy/education advocate, each of us has something of value to contribute to the literacy effort. By continuing to work together on this critical issue, we can ensure an educated citizenry of the future.
The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP) is the National Federation of Republican Women's oldest program, celebrating more than 50 years of book donations from an approved list to schools, libraries, hospitals and other public institutions.
The Republican Women's Club of Lakeland, Federated empowers women from all backgrounds in the political process and provide a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government and civic arenas. We work to promote the principles, objectives and policies 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.
Through our diversity of age, culture, opinion and experience, women are the strength of 21st century American politics. Believing that this rich tapestry is what makes us strong, the RWC of Lakeland unites women as a collective force to positively impact the direction of our nation while also advancing the power of women through political access and participation.
The RWC of Lakeland offers information, programs and privileges to members while drawing on their collective talents, ideas and desire to participate. From career professionals, students and teachers to elected officials, small business owners and mothers, we attract women from all walks of life.
Joining a local club is a great way to participate in the political process at the grassroots level, develope leadership skills and network with women in your community.
Members of local clubs are automatically members of their state federation and of the National Federation of Republican Women.
The purpose of the Sunshine Committee is to keep the membership informed as to celebrations and health of our membership and their families. This committee will send cards and direct the membership of any needs of members during times of celebration, sickness and death.