Wilson County Republican Women attending the TFRW luncheon in Georgetown. Our honoree for the 2020 Tribute to Women Award was Lynette Gray (seated). Others are (left to right), first row: Anna Willis, Joyce Best, Ruby Manen, Sara Canady; second row: Loretta Carter, Michelle Gay (President), LaJuana Newnam-Leus, Janie Garza.
Lynette Gray receiving the 2020 Tribute to Women Award from TFRW President, Glynis Chester .
Dear National Federation of Republican Women sisters:
As the clock winds down on 2020, we can look back with tremendous pride at what we have accomplished together during one of the most challenging and consequential years in our nation’s and organization’s history.
Despite the worldwide COVID pandemic; despite numerous natural disasters across the country including derechos, hurricanes and fires; despite the violence in the streets by anarchists ravaging our communities; and despite elections that left us with more questions than answers, we NFRWarriors remained resolute and strong. With faith, flexibility and determination, we rose to meet all obstacles.
Thanks to your steadfast commitment and exceptional efforts, NFRW not only survived but thrived. With great resolve and with every means at our disposal, we embraced our Mission of 82 years to “Build Leaders, Energize Communities and Keep America Strong” – and we succeeded! 2020 marked a year of ongoing and ardent advocacy work and activism in a myriad of areas ranging from campaigns to legislation. Without missing a beat from the onset of the pandemic, we continued to support each other and our communities through Caring for America projects and other immeasurable endeavors.
NFRW reached out to our members at an intense pace with new and novel virtual training and educational programming through NFRW Zoom rooms and with heightened social media and email messaging. We worked from home and travelled across our communities, states and nation to support key issues and Republican candidates. The historic accomplishments of 2020 -- and there were many -- could not have happened without you. And as a result of hard work and the belief in what our organization stands for, we have fortified our membership and finances. NFRW stands tall and strong. I am truly proud that you have given me the honor of leading our incredible organization!
We enter 2021 with unfinished business beginning with the Georgia runoff elections. Over 1,000 of our sisters have responded to our Call to Action. For weeks including throughout the holidays, NFRW Strike Forces have been on the ground while others have been making phone calls from home to keep the U.S. Senate in Republican hands.
The coming year will provide many opportunities for all of us to shape the direction of the country we so dearly love. Our voices need to be heard! Until then, on behalf of our NFRW Executive Committee and staff, I wish all of you and your loved ones a most happy and healthy New Year!
With heartfelt gratitude,
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