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MN Federation of Republican Women Celebrates 75th Anniversary

HASTINGS, MN – The MN Federation of Republican Women (MNFRW) celebrated its 75th anniversary Saturday, August 5, 2017, with congratulatory wishes, awards, and speeches at a sold-out event in Hastings, MN.

MNFRW President, Pam Myhra said, “Besides celebrating the 75th anniversary of the MN Federation of Republican Women, we are excited by the formation of three new clubs in MN, 20% membership growth this year and more than 75,000 volunteer hours given by our members in the last 2 years to benefit Republican candidates, the Republican Party, and the Federation of Republican Women!”

Included in the festivities was the presentation of the MNFRW President’s “Star of the North” award to RNC Committeewoman, Janet Beihoffer, for her exemplary volunteer work to bring people together and her commitment to Republican principles. Also, the “Marge Gruenes Scholarship” was awarded to Mariah Russell, the MNFRW’s National Pathfinder Scholarship finalist. “We are strongest when we bring out the best in each other,” Myhra also shared.

Dignitaries present to give celebratory greetings and listen to the concerns of guests included U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer; U.S. Congressman Jason Lewis; former U.S. Congressman John Kline; State Senator Bruce Anderson; State Representatives: Sondra Erickson, Nolan West, and Cindy Pugh; Republican gubernatorial candidates: Rep. Matt Dean; former MNGOP Chair, Keith Downey; Ramsey County Commissioner, Blake Huffman; Hennepin County Commissioner, Jeff Johnson; Phillip Parrish; and Jeffrey Wharton; Republican Attorney General candidates: Harry Niska and Douglas Wardlow; Republican Congressional District 7 candidate Dave Hughes; MNGOP Chairwoman, Jennifer Carnahan; MNGOP Deputy Chair David Pascoe; RNC Committeewoman, Janet Beihoffer and RNC Committeeman, Rick Rice. Also, present at the festivities were Rick Aguilar, Hispanic Republican Assembly of MN Chair; Mike Lehmann, Republican Seniors of MN Chair; Mark Miller, MN Jewish Republican Coalition Chair, and Robert Yang, Asian American Republicans of MN Chair. The keynote speech, “Why We Do What We Do: A Call to Action for MN Republican Women”, was given by Annette Meeks, founder and CEO of the Freedom Foundation of MN. Despite the rain, guests agreed, it would be a celebration long remembered.

The MNFRW is the Minnesota affiliate chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women. Its mission is 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.

NFRW Congratulates Conway

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) congratulates the first woman to run a successful bid for the Presidency of the United States of America, Kellyanne Conway.

“We could not express our gratitude to Kellyanne with enough accolades or sentiments to meet her immense ability and the historic victory of which she was a huge part,” NFRW President Carrie Almond said. “We have worked with Kellyanne and have the highest respect for her. Now, we rejoice in her hard work and take joy in her accomplishment.”

“Kellyanne is proof that President-elect Trump knows how to pick excellent people to help him lead,” Almond continued. “We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. We hope she will be a part of the Trump Presidency, and our Federation will do whatever we can to help Trump and Kellyanne in whatever path rises up to meet them. The NFRW drove Rosie over a good portion of the nation to show our support of our Republican nominee, and we women are ready to drive home the conservative, American values that President-elect Trump and his team will usher in on day one!”

NFRW recognizes the great accomplishments of women across this nation and offers opportunities within our organization to further leadership and political involvement on a multitude of levels. Join a local club to start your journey with us. President Almond makes this observation, “The ‘ride’ in political life is always an adventure; come along and work beside us!”

Founded in 1938, the NFRW proudly represents the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. Today, the NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and inform the media.

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Pam Myhra Named President

Pam Myhra Named MN Federation of Republican Women President

March 3, 2016

(Hastings, MN) – Marge Gruenes, President of the MN Federation of Republican Women (MNFRW), has announced her resignation due to her battle with cancer. Pam Myhra, MNFRW First Vice President, will succeed Gruenes as president.

“Marge Gruenes has made an indelible mark on the political landscape here in Minnesota. Her conviction and drive to encourage, educate, and support conservative women from all age groups to be key players at the national, state, and local political table, is clearly evident. As a strong leader and mentor Marge has had a profound impact on many Republican women, including me,” said Myhra. Myhra continued, “I am honored to succeed Marge as president and ask you to join me in wishing her well as she battles her illness.”

The MNFRW is the Minnesota affiliate chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women, and promotes the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party; elects Republican candidates; informs the public through political education and activity; and increases the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government. In working toward these objectives, the MNFRW concentrates its efforts in the areas of educating, communicating, recruiting, campaigning, fundraising, training and legislative action.