National Federation of Republican Women’s
Presented by the NFRW’s Program Committee
NFRW Programs Committee
Goals on 2/16/06
To help the local clubs be as successful as possible by taking the NFRW information to them on a one-to-one basis.
Information we will share:
Publicizing your meetings and activities through your local media Pages 2- 4 3 points
Caring for America project Page 5 5 points
Fund Raising Event Page 6 2 points
The Pig Personality Test Page 7
Program/Workshop of Membership and/or Leadership Page 8 5 points
Membership Recruitment – One Plus One Page 9 5 points
Presentation of one of the Programs called for in Achievement Awards 3 points
Program Committee – ACI/PACE Act Page 10 - 12
Differences between Rep and Dem philosophies Page 13 3 points
Purpose, structure and brief history of NFRW A fun quiz Page 14-15 11 possible points
Advocacy program to develop and implement a plan of action to lobby 3 points
Legislative Committee – 7 steps! Page 16
Support the Troops 4 points
Armed Services Committee – what to send and how Page 17
These are presentations that the NFRW representative will make while at the club.
These are handouts and/or parts of the presentation that would encourage the clubs to earn these points.
OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN
BEVERLY DAVIS, PRESIDENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lisa Ziriax
September 1, 2005 PHONE: (703) 548-9688
National Federation of Republican Women
Gears Up for Fall Convention in Nashville
Frist, Alexander, Blackburn, Paige to Headline Event
NASHVILLE – The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) is preparing for its
33rd biennial convention, one of the largest national meetings of Republicans this year and the
official kick-off of the 2006 political season.
The convention is scheduled Sept. 8-11 in Nashville, Tenn., at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and
Convention Center. Program highlights include appearances and speeches by Members of Congress,
Tennessee elected officials, military leaders and political experts. Headlining the event
are Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Congresswoman
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, and retired
Gen. Thomas L. Carter.
Most convention activities are open to the press. Media representatives interested in receiving
credentials for this event should notify Lisa Ziriax, NFRW communications director, by phone
at (405) 596-3873 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the convention
is available in an online media kit at www.nfrw.org/programs/convention/media/.
Founded in 1938, the NFRW is one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country
with 100,000 members and 1,800 local clubs nationwide. The grassroots organization recruits
and elects Republican candidates, advocates the Party’s philosophy and initiatives, and
empowers women in the political process.
For more information about the NFRW, visit www.nfrw.org.
The News Release – For Print Media
The first contact the news media will have with an event or project you are planning will be
through a news release.
. The news release should be written clearly and accurately, as if you were reporting for your
newspaper. Editors want facts – not adjectives. The most important facts should be
summarized in the first sentence or two. Include the “who, what, where, when, why and how.”
The following paragraphs should be of declining importance and should detail the remaining
facts. This permits the editor to discern the important facts, and, if there is not enough space
or time for the entire release, it can be cut from the bottom up.
. Almost every release can be written in one or two double-spaced pages. One page is by far
the best policy.
. If possible, hand-deliver your release. The value of this technique is obvious both in terms of
personal contact and publicity. If you cannot hand deliver, fax, e-mail or mail it well in advance
to give the editor enough time for a rewrite. Never phone the release unless it is an
emergency – one you could not avoid.
1. Always type the release; never send a handwritten release. Use an 8½ x 11 sheet of good
2. If your club has letterhead stationery, use it.
3. At the top of the first page, put the name of your club, the name of the news contact and her
home and business phones.
4. At the top left side, give the release date and time. If you wish to deliver releases in advance,
for instance Monday morning, but you want them used Thursday evening, you
should say: “For release 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 28.” Always specify day and date.
Usually “for Immediate Release” or “For Use Anytime” are proper and easier for the editor
to handle. It means your release may be used as soon as it is received, or anytime thereafter.
5. Put a headline in a bold, large font above the text of the release, about one-third of the way
down the first page. This will catch the editor’s eye and will signal the content of the release.
6. Double space, using a 40-50 space line, leaving wide margins at top, bottom and sides. Skip
an extra line between paragraphs.
7. If the release is longer than one page, put the word (MORE) in parentheses at the bottom of
the first page.
8. At the end of the release, skip a line and type “30” or “###” in the center of the page. This
tells the editor that the release has ended.
9. If there are unusual names or unusual spellings, pencil a small “ok” over the name, or type
“cq” after the name to let the editor know you have checked for accuracy.
10. Do not break words at the end of a line; do not divide paragraphs between pages.
11. Keep several copies of every release – one for your files and several others to be kept in
case you have additional requests for the release.
When thinking about publicity, think photos!
. Photo requirements vary greatly from one newspaper to another. The best guide is to check
with each photo editor to determine his needs or requirements. Some news media will not
accept photos taken by an amateur photographer, but some will (especially weeklies).
. Candid photographs are best. Have the subject involved in action. Do not line them up
against a wall for a photograph.
. Only clear, sharp pictures are acceptable. Instant pictures are rarely of sufficient quality.
. Always provide a caption with your picture. Make it brief – one or two sentences at the most.
Tell what the people are doing, when the event took place, and who they are. Identify the
subjects left to right. Never supply a picture in which there are people whose names you do
not know (it will not be used). Tape the caption on the back of the photograph. Do not use
staples or paper clips. If mailing, protect the picture with a cardboard insert.
The News Release – For Broadcast Media
When preparing a news release for broadcast media, observe the following guidelines:
. Type the release in all capital letters so that it is easy to read. If possible, triple space, leaving
wide margins on all sides.
. Keep the entire release under 60 seconds (average line – 3 seconds).
. Keep direct quotations very short. When the newsman reads a long quote, listeners may lose
track of who or what is being quoted.
. Read your entire release aloud to make sure it is easy to read and understand. If there is an
unusual name, provide a pronunciation guide.
. Give the broadcaster both the broadcast release and the print release for background material.
Caring for America Award for Local Clubs
MAKE ONE CHILD-IN-AGE OR ONE CHILD-IN-MIND SMILE EACH DAY
CARE FOR EACH OTHER – IT’S CONTAGIOUS
The goal of Caring for America is to energize state and local clubs, attract new members, retain current members, provide
positive public relations and register new Republicans by working in the community and showing that Republican women
The NFRW realizes that Republican women are caring, responsible members of their communities, always willing to
provide help and assistance where needed. It also understands that word of the good deeds is not spreading. As a result,
in 1999 the NRFW began a program to encourage local clubs and state organizations to form Caring for America
committees and to commit to at least one community service project. Since that time, hundreds of local clubs have
energized their membership by getting involved in a variety of community service projects. Often these local clubs are
able to secure good publicity for this kind of volunteerism.
Each local club and state organization should have a Caring for America chairman. The chairman should be selected on
the basis of interest and personal involvement in local community projects and willingness to find activities that the club
can actively and enthusiastically support. When choosing a Caring for America project, deciding how it will be marketed is
just as important as selecting the right project. What are we marketing? The answer is simple: REPUBLICAN values and
Research your project carefully. There are many scams and fraud programs. Check them out with the Secretary of State’s
office. Ask some questions before choosing a project:
• Does the project support Republican ideals?
• Does it encourage free enterprise and individual initiative? Does it help those who are striving to become self-
• Does the project offer your club an opportunity to identify yourselves as Republicans? Remember, you are looking
for ways to be recognized as caring, concerned Republicans.
• Does the organization you are supporting have a newsletter in which they give credit and publicity to their
supporters? If you are donating money or services to an established organization, ask that you do the official
presentation and tell why your Republican organization is doing this service.
• Can you publicize your project in the media with an article and a photograph? Often charitable organizations have
good relationships with local newspapers, and since they want your continued support, they will let others know
about your assistance.
There are many options for projects. Some ideas for community involvement are listed below. Here are some award
winners from past years:
Provide dictionaries to primary school students in the public school system, especially in at-risk areas. This
supports First Lady Laura Bush’s emphasis on reading. See www.dictionaryproject.com.
Provide Christmas boxes for veterans in local veterans’ hospitals.
Work with Welfare to Work mentoring programs. Host workshops for ladies entering the workforce for the first
time. Show them how to dress, how to interview, how to change their self-image.
Help schools with Reading Readiness screening.
Participate in “Reach One-Teach One” assistance with reading in elementary schools.
Sponsor patriotic writing challenges in local schools. Offer prizes for the best essays on patriotism.
Sponsor “Support our Troops” rallies to provide care packages for the deployed troops.
Participate in programs for the spouses and families of deployed troops.
Start a community beautification program, i.e. persuade citizens to donate old cars to the Kidney
Gain local recognition through participation in city parades or celebrations.
Raise public awareness of women’s health issues – American Heart Association’s “Red Dress” Day.
Help homes for battered women and abused children.
Help with new citizen outreach programs.
Take young people with you to nursing homes to visit “adopted” grandparents – teach them to care.
Start a library in women’s correctional centers.
Work with families through Christian Prison Ministries.
For more information, contact Mickey Lindler at 803-781-2349 or visit www.nfrw.org.
NFRW Fundraising Tips & Case Studies
We all need money! Money to donate to candidates, money to give for scholarships, money to help
a local crisis center…the list seems endless.
How do we raise more money? The first tip is very simple: ASK! That seems a simple enough
concept, yet so many of us have problems doing that. Here are a few hints to get you past that
Know your community. Local business owners, or managers of nationwide companies, may be
Republican! They might give cash, in-kind donations of food, etc., or gift certificates.
Ask for more than you’d like to receive. You never know, they might surprise you and give you what
you are asking!
The following are some successful fundraising ideas from around the nation. More information may
be found on each of these at www.nfrw.org in the Members Only section. You may also contact the
individual club with questions.
Annual Spring Fashion Show, Republican Women of Anne Arundel County, Maryland
150 members; $16,000 net profit in 2005; contact information: email@example.com
Solicited Corporate sponsors, had silent auction and jewelry raffle at event.
“Phantom Tea”, Republican Women of Purpose, Tennessee
140 members; $2,300 net profit; contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailed 750 invitations with colorful teabags to a ‘no-show’ tea party.
Garage Sale, Republican Women of Purpose, Tennessee
140 members; $4,500 net profit; contact information: email@example.com
One unique idea was to write a cute poem, add name and phone number, staple it to a 55 gallon trash sack
and hand out at the meeting before the garage sale to the members to fill, then call for pickup!
Wine and Cheese Fundraiser, Northern Virginia Region FRW, Virginia
10 members; $13,000 net profit; contact information: Valerie Hubbard, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-457-3044
Ticket prices depend on the speaker; wine and cheese donated by members.
Annual Chili/Dessert Cook-Off and Supper, Redlands Republican Women, Oklahoma
20 members; $1,038 net profit; contact information: Stephanie Grantello, email@example.com or 405-
200 attendees; you could enter chili or dessert, or simply purchase a ticket to enjoy!
Christmas Tour of Homes, New Braunfels Republican Women, Texas
192 members, $7,495 net profit; contact information: Jennifer Lambert, (210) 651-7378 or JenLambert@att.net
5 or 6 homes are toured; tickets pre-sold for $12 or on the tour for $15.
Weekend Getaway, Four Corners FRW, New Mexico
125 members; $14,500.00 through 2 fundraisers; contact information: Terri Mosberger, TerriM@cbnm.com or
Raffle for a weekend getaway for two to Denver which included 2 nights in a luxury hotel and two tickets to a
Denver Bronco game with Limo ride to and from the game. Also a summer barbeque where local candidates
volunteered to flip burgers while music played and the sun set in the Land of Enchantment!!
THE PIG PERSONALITY PROFILE
By Gordon Cotton
Trainer, Marine Atlantic Inc., New Brunswick, Canada
The Pig Personality Profile is short and simple. Give the club members the following instructions:
“On a blank piece of 8 ½ X 11 paper, draw a pig. Don’t look at your neighbors’ pigs. Don’t even
glance.” Say no more. Do not explain the purpose of the exercise. Give the students just 3 minutes
to complete their drawings, then explain in a tongue-and-cheek fashion how their pig drawings are a
useful test of their personality traits.
If the pig is drawn…
• Toward the top of the paper, you are a positive, optimistic person.
• Toward the middle of the paper, you are a realist.
• Toward the bottom of the paper, you are a pessimist and have a tendency to be negative.
• Facing left, you are traditional, friendly, and good at remembering dates, including birthdays.
• Facing forward (or angled forward), you are direct, enjoy playing “the devil’s advocate”, and
neither fear nor avoid discussions.
• Facing right, you are innovative and active, but do not have a strong sense of family, and you
are not good at remembering dates.
• With many details, you are analytical, cautious, and distrustful.
• With few details, you are emotional and naïve, care little for details, and are a risk-taker.
• With four legs showing, you are secure and stubborn, and you stick to your ideals.
• With less than four legs, you are insecure and stubborn or are going through a period of major
• With large ears, you are a good listener. The larger the ears, the better listener you are.
• With a long tail, you have a good sex life. The longer the tail, the better it is!
You end with the comment…”I won’t attest to the accuracy of the results, other than to guarantee
some laughter and amusement.” Do make sure that the members understand that it is not a serious
test of personality traits. The author has given the test to over 400 people and never offended
PRESENTERS: Please note….there should be a blank piece of paper in the packets for the club
members BEFORE this page.
ALL REPUBLICAN WOMEN ARE LEADERS.
WHAT TYPE ARE YOU?
Think about a typical club meeting. Visualize that, and let’s walk through it to see where different
types of leaders COULD be participating more fully.
First, there are the phone calls reminding members of the meeting, or getting reservations. Are you a
person that likes to chat with people on the phone? Do you enjoy staying in touch with people that
Next, the name tags at the door. Perhaps a member is very computer savvy, or has excellent
handwriting. Maybe they enjoy doing things at home in the background.
Greeters at the meeting. Outgoing, friendly? Want to help set the tone of a warm and friendly group,
welcoming back members or first-time visitors? Like everyone to feel included?
Then the meeting begins. Are you a woman that can keep things moving along, following an agenda,
and don’t mind being in front of a group? Hmmm sounds like Presidential material to me.
The minutes and treasurer’s report are presented. If you like detail, and delight in getting things
perfect, the secretary and treasurer positions are ideal for you!
The speaker is presented. Do you have great ideas for topics to present to the club that are
educational, political, interesting and rousing? Programs committee might be a perfect opportunity.
Items are sold, or auctioned off, or some other type of fundraising occurs. Do you like handling
money? Are you undaunted by asking people to contribute, either with money or items?
New members are presented with a membership card. Are you a woman that thinks EVERYONE
should belong to FRW? Do you carry cards with you at all times so you can give them out in the
grocery store to entice others to join? Do you like bringing new people with you to every single
Do you scorn the spotlight, but want to contribute to the community through your club? Support the
Troops, Caring for America, and Literacy are committees that could really use your help.
Do you get totally fired up about things happening in the community, or the nation? Advocacy and
legislative committees sound like the perfect place to let your passion bring about positive change.
In conclusion, there are many many opportunities for leadership in the FRW. I challenge each of you
to look at yourselves, look at your club needs, and let your leadership qualities enhance the success
of all of you.
One Plus One
It’s SIMPLE to participate. It’s PAINLESS and it is PRICELESS! Recruiting a new member requires a ten-
minute phone call, and it’s a project EVERY MEMBER can participate in that will benefit the organization.
Women benefit tremendously from their membership no matter what amount of time they have to be involved.
The Republican Woman magazine, Capital Connection, and Political Briefings give every member the
opportunity to know the facts about issues in our world of slanted media coverage! An informed Republican
Woman spreads the message of truth--a priceless contribution to improve communication for Republicans!
EVERY REPUBLICAN WOMAN SHOULD BE A MEMBER! We need to update our marketing approach and
attract women to join by meeting their specific needs! Joining makes our voices louder at the county, state,
and national levels! Joining gives us revenue to apply to our grassroots efforts. It is up to each member to
determine her amount of participation! Great programs will certainly promote attendance at local meetings to
The enthusiasm of State Federation Leadership is the key to success in One Plus One. Offer
incentives for membership growth to your clubs and members! Oklahoma initiated a drawing where every
member recruited gives their members another chance in a drawing! Some states have substantial cash
awards for clubs based on size and percentage increase of membership. Texas initiated such a program and
now boasts of 1,200 more members over the same time last year! Find donors to sponsor your incentives.
Every dollar donated is invested right back into grassroots efforts and Republican Victories, plus donors are
demonstrating the value they place on Republican Women. A Win, Win situation!
The NFRW is also offering initiatives for One Plus One that will be presented at the National Convention!
Three clubs that show the greatest percent increases in membership based upon their size (large, medium,
and small) will be recognized. State organizations are also asked to work with their clubs to nominate one
individual for extraordinary efforts and/or results. The NFRW Membership Committee will select the ultimate
National winner from the State nominees.
There is an old saying, “If you want something done, give it to a Republican Woman!” It takes the leadership of
each State Federation to motivate their club officers and the leadership of each club to motivate their
members. All of the tools and a blueprint for success are on the NFRW website. Share your success stories
with us so they can be posted on the national website.
Remember, every member recruited makes your organization stronger and strengthens our voice at the local,
state, and national levels! If someone gives you the excuse “But I can’t attend the meetings” be sure to
point out that by joining your local club, they will be a member of the state and national organizations
too….always good sources of information with newsletters and magazines. We want Republican
Women that are INFORMED!
Good luck with One Plus One, and please feel free to contact the Membership Committee for support! We are
here to serve you!
For more information, please contact Joyce Smith at 574-699-6302 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS INITIATIVE
In the State of the Union speech in 2006, President Bush said ‘’… to keep America competitive, one
commitment is necessary above all: We must continue to lead the world in human talent and
creativity. Our greatest advantage in the world has always been our educated, hardworking,
ambitious people -- and we're going to keep that edge. Tonight I announce an American
Competitiveness Initiative, to encourage innovation throughout our economy, and to give our nation's
children a firm grounding in math and science.’’
The ACI includes an increased emphasis on federal funding for research in the physical sciences, tax
incentives for research, math and science education, workforce training for high tech employment,
and immigration policies to bring highly skilled workers into the American workforce.
Why is this act important? As Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric stated:
“If you want good manufacturing jobs, one thing you could do is graduate more engineers. We had more
sports exercise majors graduate than electrical engineering grads last year. If you want to be the massage
capital of the world, you’re on your way.”
Listen to these startling numbers!
• In 1999, 68 percent of 8th grade students received instruction from a mathematics teacher who did
not hold a degree in math or science.
• In 2000, 93 percent of students in grades 5 through 9 were taught physical science by a teacher
lacking a major or certification in the physical sciences.
• In Japan, 66 percent of undergraduates receive degrees in science and engineering while in the
United States, the number is only 32 percent.
• The United States is today a net importer of high technology products. Its trade balance in high-
technology manufactured goods shifted from plus $54 billion in 1990 to negative $50 billion in 2001.
• A company can hire nine factory workers in Mexico for the cost of one in America. A company can
hire eight young professional engineers in India for the cost of one in America.
• The share of leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing capacity owned or partly owned by U.S.
companies today is half what it was as recently as 2001.
• Of 120 new chemical plants being built around the world with price tags of $1 billion or more, only
one will be in the U.S. while 50 will be in China.
• Information Technology
• During 2004, China overtook the United States to become the leading exporter of information-
• The United States ranks only 12th among OECD countries in the number of broadband connections
per 100 inhabitants.
The President’s ACI, along with the Senate Energy Committee’s Protecting America’s Competitive
Edge (PACE) Act, have these three important components.
Research funding: The ACI focuses on three priority agencies that have historically supported
research in the physical sciences. These are the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department
of Energy Office of Science (OSc), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Research funding for the physical sciences will be doubled at these agencies over the next ten years.
The idea is to support all of the physical sciences broadly, since we can’t predict in advance which
scientific insights will yield commercial applications
Math and Science Education. These programs will be at the National Science Foundation and the
Department of Education. The programs will include training for teachers in Advanced Placement
and International Baccalaureate (AP-IB) topics, especially to expand the availability of AP-IB courses
to low income schools. The ACI also includes an adjunct teachers corps, which will recruit 30,000
adjunct teachers from industry over 8 years and bring them into math and science classrooms around
the country. Through this program, the Department of Education will support partnerships between
school districts and public and private organizations that encourage and prepare science,
mathematics, and engineering professionals to teach specific high school math, science, and
technology courses as adjunct teachers. This initiative would tap the skills of well-qualified individuals
who reside outside of the public education system to meet specialized needs of secondary schools.
The goal of this $25 million investment, matched by States and the private sector, is to have a 30,000
member Adjunct Teacher corps by 2015. A math initiative, modeled on the reading initiative on the
No Child Left Behind program at the Department of Education, will improve students’ performance in
Workforce. There are two aspects of ACI directed at the American workforce.
The first is a program to help American workers receive training to allow them to compete in high-tech
fields. This portion of the initiative will focus on updating workers skills to fit new technology and in
preparing American workers for the new jobs which will result from the R&D investments.
The second aspect involves improving immigration policies to allow more highly-skilled workers into
the American workforce from overseas. Currently there is a critical shortfall of available workers to fill
these positions for high-tech American companies, and American competitiveness has suffered as a
result. Especially needed are engineers, scientists, and other high-tech professionals. The
Information Technology (IT) industry in particular has difficulty hiring enough software engineers, for
example. The biggest change for immigration policy we are talking about here is to increase the cap
on the number of visas that are given to these highly skilled workers each year. These visas, for
highly skilled workers, are called ‘H1B’ (H-one-B) visas.
Budget: In FY07, the sum of the ACI expenditures in the President’s budget will be $5.6 billion. The
research tax provision accounts for $4.6 billion of this total. New money for physical science research
will be $900 million in FY07, and the education and workforce programs will be $300 million in FY07
for new money and continuing programs.
By investing in science and technology, we are creating the knowledge base that will support
innovation and new products for the future economy. Economists widely estimate that over half of
all economic growth is attributable to technology innovations.
For more information, please contact
Kathryn Clay, Ph.D., Professional Staff
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
For information about where these bills currently are, please go to www.congress.gov and search for
S.2197, S.2198, S3936, or S.2199.
REPUBLICAN VS. DEMOCRAT
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE...
Think government is best when Think government should be all
smallest things to all people
Respect liberty of the individual Take liberty from individual and
send it to Washington
Hold taxes lower to strengthen local Raise taxes higher to strengthen
government Federal Government
Believe that the best way to Cut America's defense, relying on
preserve world peace is through a talk and good intentions to preserve
powerful and prepared defense world peace
Believe the free enterprise system Stifle business, especially small
is the key to individual and national business, with endless regulation,
prosperity paperwork and red tape
Believe in the importance of the Democrats' social programs hurt
traditional role of the family the traditional role of the family
Involve local government in Dictate more mandates from
decision-making process for Federal and state government for
Believe the United States operates Blame America first for nearly every
on a higher moral plane than International Crisis
countries led by dictators
National Federation of Republican Women
1. The story of Republican women’s clubs began many years before women had
b. The right to vote
c. Too many things to do in too short a time-frame.
2. The oldest Republican women’s club on record was founded in the early 1870’s in
a. Washington D.C.
b. New York City
c. Salt Lake City, UT
3. The President of the United States when the first club was formed was
a. U. S. Grant
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Andrew Johnson
4. In 1892, the first woman to address a Republican National Convention, an Iowa attorney named
__________________, stood before the assembled delegates in Minneapolis. In her speech
introducing the first Women’s National Republican Association, she declared “We are here to help you,
we are here to stay.”
a. Mary Grant
b. Beverly Davis
c. J. Ellen Foster
5. Hundreds of independent Republican Women’s Clubs grew up around the nation and there were
140 clubs in Indiana alone by the late
6. With the encouragement of John D. M. Hamilton who was RNC Chairman at the time, in 1938
___________, assistant chairman of the RNC called a meeting at the Palmer House in Chicago to
organize these clubs into a national organization.
a. Marion Martin
b. Betty Rendel
c. Barbara Bush
7. Eleven states became the charter states of the NFRW. They were:
8. The first president of the Federation was Joyce Arniell, of Denver Colorado. She was how old when
9. At the time of NFRW’s founding, 3 states had not even ratified the 19th Amendment to the U. S.
a. The right to bear arms to women
b. Suffrage to women
c. The right to drive to women
10. At the time of NFRW’s organization in 1938, clubs totaling 95,000 members had applied for affiliation.
Today there are ______clubs affiliated in 50 states plus District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and
the Virgin Islands, for a total of approximately 100,000 members.
11. The original name of the NFRW was changed in 1953 from
a. The Grand Old Party’s Ladies (GOPL)
b. National Federation of Women’s Republican Clubs of America (NFWRC)
c. Women Of Many Different States (WMDS)
12. The seal of the NFRW is the _____________, holding a ______________and standing guard over our
most treasured tool of democracy --________________.
a. Bald eagle/sword/US Flag
b. Smokey the Bear/shovel/pine tree
c. American Golden Eagle/quill pen/ballot box
13. Adopted in ______, the NFRW seal portrays the Federation’s interest in the protection and integrity of
our electoral process.
14. T or F? Local club members are also members of their state federation and the National Federation of
15. There are _____ vice-presidents in the National Federation of Republican Women?
16. There are _____ members-at-large in the National Federation of Republican Women?
17. T or F? Every State FRW’s President is a member of the National Federation of Republican Women’s
Board of Directors?
NFRW History Quiz Answers….
District of Columbia
NFRW GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY
A Step-by-Step Guide
These basic steps will give your club a guideline to becoming actively involved in getting important
issues addressed by government entities, from city councils to state legislatures.
1. Identify the issue. This may be something that is only of local concern, or it may be something
that needs addressing at a state or national level. Whatever you choose, it must be something
that the club agrees needs to be changed, implemented, or abolished.
2. Experts that know the facts about the issue should be speakers at your club. The more you know
about the history of the issue, where it currently stands, and what is being done to address it the
better prepared you will be to have positive influence.
3. Is this issue currently being addressed?
a. If this issue has been introduced as legislation, or on a council agenda, be sure it is exactly
what you want to have happen. Get advice from people who are familiar with the process of
writing legislation (if you are addressing it at that level) to be sure the bill will do what you want
with the issue. Republican attorneys are good references as they understand the language of
b. If this issue has not yet been presented, identify elected Republicans you can meet with and
explain why this issue is important, and what you would like to see accomplished. Work with
them to get the issue introduced, and of course thank them.
4. Once your club is involved, and the issue as been properly introduced to the governmental entity,
gather support from other FRW clubs if possible. Communicate with them what you are
attempting to do, and get them on board. The more voices, the better chance of success you
5. Members need to go to the council meetings or legislative hearings. Speak to the issue
individually, and have handouts prepared to leave with the elected officials that summarize the
issue and specifically refer to the action you want taken. You might have a different handout for
public use that would give the public the background information on your issue and the legislators
they need to contact (along with contact phone numbers). Track the issue closely. Daily is not
too often, as sometimes things move very swiftly.
6. A professional-looking website is a plus. All the history, current status, and projected outcome
along with how viewers can get involved and get in contact will help you be successful.
7. Identify the elected officials that support your issue. THEN, find the elected officials that do NOT
support your stance on the issue, no matter what their party affiliation. These are the people that
you must persuade, and if you can name others of their colleagues that do support you, they are
more inclined to listen. Again, have handouts with contact information ready to leave with all that
you visit. In person visits are best, letters and phone calls second best. E-mails are the least
effective way to lobby (but a great way to get the word out about your campaign.)
NFRW Support the Troops
Mailing 1. If your package weighs more than 16 ounces, you will be required to fill out the custom form 2976-A,
packages available from the US Post Office.
overseas: 2. An individual’s name is required to mail items to the armed forces. If you do not know anyone in the
service, or if you wish to support the troops that perhaps do not get mail/items from home, you
may send it to a commanding officer. To get information about this, you may contact Karen
Stevens with Blue Star Moms at (505) 327-0846 or email@example.com. You could also call your
local National Guard, and ask for their Family Readiness Support person. If you participate with
them, please also consider a cash donation to help offset the cost of shipping.
SEND: DO NOT SEND FOOD ITEMS WITH ANYTHING ELSE.
PERSONAL HYGIENE FOOD ITEMS
Headblades/headslick Powdered Gatorade - very important!
Mechanic's Gloves/work gloves Powdered Tang - very important!
Baby Wipes, baby powder Hard Candy, Mints, Gum
Toothpaste and toothbrushes, dental floss Beef Jerky, Trail Mix
Fluoride Rinse (ACT) Cookies and crackers, sealed
Shampoo, conditioner Pop tarts, power & cereal bars
Liquid Soap (bar soap melts) Raman Noodles (in cups)
Non-Aerosol Deodorant Dried fruit, nuts
Non-aerosol Bug Spray Tea, punch mixes
Cort-Aide or any Cortizone cream Cans with pull tops (Pringles)
Benedryl tablets, antacid tablets
Foot powder, Chap Stick, Eye drops OTHER
Band-Aids (finger type especially) DVD’s, CD’s, magazines, books
Motrin/Tylenol/Aspirin/Aleve Phone cards, envelopes, pens, paper
Nasal Saline Spray Dominos, footballs, horseshoes
Sun Block Disposable cameras, batteries, film
Shaving Cream Cards, poker chips, board games
Feminine hygiene items OFF bug candles, mosquito coils
Nail clippers/files Kleenex, reading glasses, Tiki torches
Volleyballs, hand-held games
White Socks that go up to mid-calf (for PT) Black socks
Under-Armour wicking t-shirts Shower shoes (to keep fungus away)
White sneakers Underwear
Websites and Projects:
1. anysoldier.com – This website will guide you in mailing packages properly. It gives you actual Military personnel
names along with updates on their units and needs. Include an e-mail and mailing address as they sometimes
are able to respond.
2. Operations Postcard - http://www.bluestarmoms.org/postcard.html This link gives all the information about how
to gather well-wishes in the form of postcards for the troops.
3, http://www.nfrw.org/programs/troops/index.html - The NFRW Support Our Troops is another excellent source for
many, many more ways of supporting the troops, including donating to organizations that mail packages regularly.
4. Support the Military Veteran community by participating in local events that honor veterans, e.g., Memorial Day
Ceremonies and Independence Day Parades. Also, support the President and his policies on National Defense.
This includes defending military action in Iraq as well as the war on terrorism in general in the media and our
The following short quiz from Andersen Consulting Worldwide consists of four questions, and tells
whether a person is qualified to be a ‘professional’. When considering your answers, keep in mind
that the questions are not difficult.
Question 1: How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door.
Question 1 tests if you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.
Question 2: How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
Wrong Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the door.
Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant, then close the
Question 2 tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your actions.
Question 3: The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend except one.
Which animal does not attend?
Correct Answer: The elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator.
Question 3 tests your memory.
Question 4: There is a river you must cross, but it is inhabited by crocodiles. How do you manage to
get across it?
Correct Answer: You swim across. All the crocodiles are attending the animal conference.
Question 4 tests if you learn quickly from your mistakes.
Results: According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals tested got
all questions wrong; however, many pre-schoolers got several correct answers!