Presenting a $750 check to Bill and Jerri Stevens of the American Legion are Donna Hutter, second vice president-membership; Charlene Matheson, president; Nancy Coffelt, third vice president-ways and means; Mary Jo Ambrosiani, fourth vice president-campaign and legislative activities; and, Marcia Phillips, first vice president-programs. The funds, which were raised at the club’s Oktoberfest, were used by the American Legion to purchase more than 400 telephone cards for the Wounded Warriors program.
North Idaho Federated Republican Women
May 8, 2015
The North Idaho Federated Republican Women (NIFRW) started with 10 founding members in January 2014 and now has 35 members and 22 associate members. We are recognized as one of the fastest growing Republican women's clubs in Idaho, serving both Bonner and Boundary counties. The club’s goal is to formulate a winning team of local leaders for the future of the Republican Party.
The NIFRW's objective is to provide education for local, state, and national positions by having monthly speakers to articulate and inform us of their roles and responsibilities in these respected and valued positions. By being informed, it assists us in understanding these occupations so we can determine who best could fulfill these roles should they become available during an election. In addition, because Republicans are philanthropic, our topics have also included humanitarian and charitable causes which we as individuals or as an organization can be supportive advocates.
We hosted several informative speakers in 2014, including Bonner County Commissioner Cary Kelly, state Sen. Shawn Keough, state Rep. George Eskridge, former Idaho Attorney General David Leroy, Bonner County Coroner Kitt Rose, Idaho’s Fish and Game Commissioner, and the U.S. Forest Service Sandpoint District Ranger.
Our events included a Lost in the Fifties Car Parade Picnic, a tour of Lake Pend Oreille, and a meet-and-greet for U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo with more than 80 attending. We raised more than $750 at our Oktoberfest event and gave it to the American Legion, which purchased more than 700 telephone cards for the Wounded Warrior program.
Our goal is to be a premier Republican club with a leading edge in both Bonner and Boundary counties.
-- Charlene Matheson, President
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