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MNFRW Executive Board

Kathy Tingelstad

Kathy Tingelstad

President

Kathy Tingelstad is a Government Relations Consultant and former six-term MN state representative. She served on the Anoka-Hennepin School Board and in various capacities within the local and congressional levels of the Republican Party. Most recently, she was the charter President of the North Metro Republican Women’s club.

Vickie Froehlich

Vickie Froehlich

1st Vice President

Vickie Froehlich homeschooled her five children and collects children’s books and signed books. She has been politically active for decades. Most recently, she was Secretary for the 2nd Congressional District Republicans for four years. She was also a MN Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2016. Currently, she is the Literary Chair of the MNFRW, and a member of the Metro Republican Women’s club. In 2019, she was the 2nd Vice President of  the MNFRW.

Cindy Anderson

Cindy Anderson

2nd Vice President

Cindy Anderson has a Master’s degree in Special Education and works in the Monticello School District, and as an Adult Basic Education teacher at a county jail. She is a former Secretary for the 6th Congressional District Republicans and Wright County Republicans. She is also the Past President of the Central MN Republican Women’s Club. Cindy also serves on the state board of Child Evangelism Fellowship, and is active teaching children in church.

Janan Sharpe

Janan Sharpe

Secretary

Beth Schlangen

Beth Schlangen

Treasurer

Mary Ann Sexton

Mary Ann Sexton

Assistant Treasurer

Mary Ann Sexton is a retired data base administrator.   She has also been a church musician most of her adult life and currently directs the adult choir at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN. She has been active in local politics since the early 1980’s, and is a member of the Metro Republican Women’s Club.

Margaret Flower

Margaret Flower

Past President

Margaret Flower is a retired Occupational Therapist and has worked in cardiac rehab at Regina Hospital in Hastings for over 22 years. She has been active in her senate district, state party and many, many campaigns. One of Margaret’s passions is the political process, and she always looks forward to the meetings and time spent with the wonderful Republican women of like mind. Margaret is Past President of the Metro Republican Women’s club.

About the Federation

The National Federation of Republican Women, founded in 1938, has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U. S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country.  The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

The Minnesota Federation of Republican is made up of local clubs in Minnesota’s communities. Joining a local club is a great way to participate in the political process at the grassroots level and to network with other Republican women. MNFRW members have the opportunity to make a difference in elections, debate the issues facing us today and meet many women across Minnesota who share their Republican values. Typically, chapters meet once a month, hear relevant speakers, as well as participate in service projects in their communities.

Our 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.

Awards

“Tribute to Women” Recipients

  • 2018-19  Pam Myhra, Metro Republican Women
  • 2016-17  Kathy Tingelstad, North Metro Republican Women
  • 2014-15  Maureen Krumrey, Greater MN Republican Women
  • 2012-13  Sheri Wallace, Metro Republican Women
  • 2010-11  Margaret Flower, Metro Republican Women
  • 2008-09  Gail Dahlberg, Duluth Republican Women
  • 2006-07  Virginia Bauman, Washington County Republican Women
  • 2004-05  Therese Vaughn, Duluth Republican Women
  • 2002-03  Jeannette Wier, Metro Republican Women
  • 2000-01  Anna Kelly, Hennepin County
  • 1998-99  Darlene Johnson, Duluth Republican Women
  • 1996-97  Anita Mittlested, Metro Republican Women

Caring for America

Encourages volunteerism and private sector initiatives at all levels. Encourages local clubs and members to engage in projects that aid our U.S troops and their families.

Americanism

Encourages awareness of flag protocol and patriotism with resources, links and program ideas.

Literacy and Mamie Eisenhower Library Project

Barbara Anderson is the keynote speaker at MNFRW’s Biennial State Convention on November 2, 2019–where this book will be for sale. (Barbara will also autograph it.) 100% of the proceeds go to “Child Protection League.”