We are pleased to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 
ratification of the 19th amendment (Women’s Right to Vote). Watch for details on MNFRW’s “Tribute to Women Award.”





Kathy Tingelstad

MN Federation of Republican Women, President

MNFRW Mission

To encourage, educate and support Republican women from all age groups and walks of life to be key players at the political table on national, state and local issues.

When Minnesota Republican Women join together as a political force, we make the right things happen. As women, our influences can lead to better government policy as we work within the Party to promote Freedom, Equality and Justice.

Becoming a member of a local club gives you three memberships – in your local club, the MN Federation of Republican Women, and the National Federation of Republican Women!

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Marge Gruenes Scholarship

The Minnesota Federation of Republican Women (MNFRW) established the Marge Gruenes Scholarship Fund in 2016 in honor of Marge Gruenes. Marge was a Past President of MNFRW and the Metro Republican Women’s Club. She was also Past Chairwoman of the MN State Republican Party. She was an educator for more than 35 years, serving as a teacher and administrator. Upon retirement from public school education, she continued teaching at the College of St. Benedict.

One annual scholarship of $500 is available to provide financial assistance and support to qualified young women seeking undergraduate degrees. College sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Recent high school graduates and first year college women are not eligible to apply for the scholarship. Previous MNFRW scholarship winners are not eligible to re-apply.

We are Republicans because…

We believe the strength of our nation lies within the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all regardless of race, creed, age, sex, national origin or disability.

We believe that free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, growth and prosperity.

We believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

We believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and the best government is that which governs least.

We believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

We believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

We believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

Finally, We believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideas into positive and successful principles of government.

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