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In 2014, Moore Republican Women's 204 members focused on supporting the military and literacy.

Meetings featured speakers from community groups, military support organizations and state officials, as well as the expected candidates for national, county and state offices. A nationally-known expert on terrorism and Iran addressed 160 attendees.

Military initiatives included donations to the USO, Fort Bragg Fisher House and Military Missions in Action. Club members filled boxes for deployed troops, collected blankets and toiletries for homeless veterans, and provided Thanksgiving food baskets to needy veterans. MRW provided Christmas gifts for 100 military children through Fort Bragg's Wounded Warrior Transition Brigade. Members send coupons monthly for overseas military families through the TROOPONS program.

The club's literacy project gave books to 160 at-risk fifth-graders and conducted a summer reading program. Caring for America projects provided summer camp for needy children; decorated a wreath and donated books to benefit disabled children; provided volunteers to a local food bank; and, raised money for a pregnancy center.

A Reagan Dinner kicked-off campaign activities. Members wrote letters to 1,400 voters encouraging them to vote for GOP candidates, and sent postcards monthly to express their opinions to congressional representatives. MRW hosted a rally for a senatorial campaign, held a workshop on voter issues, and developed community-education radio spots. Members worked at GOP headquarters, and distributed campaign literature door-to-door, at fairs and at the polls. A team worked on the integrity of voter rolls.

A donation enabled a Young Republican to attend the TAR Leadership Conference.

- Kay Wildt, president


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