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CALL to 2018 VFRW Convention



May 4-6, 2018

Hilton Richmond Downtown
501 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Ellen Nau, VFRW President
Dolores Switzer, Convention Chair
Sandy Pettengill, Convention Chair

Republican Women of Virginia Leading the Way!


Call to the Board of Directors Meeting - May 4 and May 6, 2018
Board of Directors Meetings Proxy Form
Minutes - Board of Directors Meeting - February 17, 2018
Important Dates to Remember
Hotel Information
Memo to Board of Directors - Registration Fees and Payments
Delegate Certification Form − VFRW Voting Board
Delegate Certification Form − Club Delegates
Member Registration Form
Guest Registration Form
Nominations for VFRW Officers
Annual Reports - Executive Officers and Board of Directors
      See VFRW Website Post
Guidelines for Submission of a Convention Resolution
Convention Community Project
2018 VFRW Sponsorship Form
2018 VFRW Vendor Form



Date:     March 7, 2018
To:         VFRW Board of Directors
From:     Ellen Nau, VFRW President
Subject: Official Call

This is the Official Call of the 2018 Convention of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women to be held in Richmond, Virginia from the opening session, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 9:00 AM through the end of the closing session, Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Location:        Hilton Richmond Downtown
  501 East Broad Street
  Richmond, VA 23219
  (8804) 344-4300
Dates:           May 5, 2018 (Saturday) through May 6, 2018 (Sunday)
Purpose:        To elect eligible members of the VFRW for the term of two years 
(2018- 2020) to serve as President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and  Treasurer  of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women.
Credentials:  Eligibility: Club Service Charge must be paid by January 30, 2018. State and National Dues must be paid by April 5, 2018. (30 days prior to the convention), to VFRW Treasurer, Dolores Switzer, 7285  Jordantown Road, Vinton, VA 24179.
Voting Body: (a) Voting members of the Board of Directors
                    (b) No more than three (3) delegates from each club for the first 10 members plus one delegate for every additional twenty (20) members or major fraction thereof. Associate and honorary members do not count for determining the number of delegates.

Election:       Delegates and alternates shall be elected at a regular or specially called                         meeting of the club by April 14, 2018.
Duties:          Each delegate has one vote. Each delegate may have an alternate who  shall vote in the absence of the delegate. For an alternate to assume the position of a delegate, she must be certified by the Credentials Committee. The Credentials Committee should be notified in writing as far ahead of time as possible. There shall be no proxy voting or full 
                      vote representation.
The Registration and Credentials desk will be open as follows:
May 4, 2018 (Friday) 12:00 Noon - 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM
May 5, 2018 (Saturday) 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM except during lunch
May 6, 2018 (Sunday) 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM

The Credentials Committee will be in session all hours the Registration Desk is open.
Each delegate and alternate must personally pick up and sign for her packet and show a picture ID. There will be no registration after 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Convention Registration shall be submitted by all Club Presidents and Voting Board members (along with online payment) here, no later than April 23, 2018.  Convention and hotel registration information will be sent to each VFRW member via Constant Contact from the Corresponding Secretary. 

Convention guest shall register here, no later than April 23, 2018.

Voting Board Members will submit the VFRW Officer - VFRW Board 2018 Delegate Convention Certification Form here

Fees:                 Delegates and Alternates Full Convention Registration Package is $185.00  until April 22, 2018, when it increases to $200 - (includes registration, Friday night welcome reception, Saturday  Breakfast, Saturday Luncheon, Kentucky Derby Party, 
                          Saturday Night Banquet, Sunday Breakfast and Sunday Luncheon). April 25th is the last day to receive a refund if cancelling registration. 
Certification:  The Delegate Certification Form for Certification of Club 
   Delegates can be found here (Please click the add button at the bottom of the screen to add additional Delegates).  Submission must be made by April 22, 2018.  Submissions for the Alternate Certification Form for Certification of Club Alternates can be found here.  (Please click the add button at the bottom of the screen to add additional alternates.) 

Voting Board Members will submit the VFRW Officer - VFRW Board 2018 Delegate Convention Certification Form here.  
Note: submission must be made no later than April 22, 2018

Call to the Board of Directors Meeting - May 4 and May 6, 2018

DATE:      March 7, 2018
TO:           VFRW Board of Directors
FROM:     Ellen Nau, President

SUBJECT: Official Call

This is an Official Call for Meetings of the VFRW Board of Directors, to be held at the Hilton Richmond Downtown, Richmond, Virginia prior to, and immediately following the 2018 Convention.

TIME and DATE: 8:00 PM, Friday, May 4, 2018


Friday, May 4, 2018
8 PM

For Both Board Meetings, Board Members, please check in with Paula Steiner as you enter the meeting room.
Pledge of Allegiance
Secretary's Report
   Approval of Minutes
Treasurer's Report
Old Business
   Convention Updates - Dolores Switzer
New Business
     Policies and Procedures Manual
          Comments - no more than two minutes each
          Vote on the Policies and Procedures Manual
     Report on Campaign Schools

And any business that may come properly before the body.
Fifteen (15) minutes after the close of the Convention on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Pledge of Allegiance
Old Business
       Convention Wrap-Up Comments - Dolores Switzer
New Business
And any business that may come properly before the body
Voting Board Members Only: If you cannot attend, you must be represented by a proxy. (Please see Article VIII, Board of Directors, VFRW By-Laws).
To be certain that one person has not chosen the same proxy, you must furnish the Recording Secretary, Paula Steiner, with the name of your proxy 2 days prior to the scheduled board meeting. Paula may be contacted at or 703-924-3901.

Board of Directors Meetings Proxy Form

Minutes - Board of Directors Meeting - February 17, 2018

Virginia Federation of Republican Women
VFRW Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
GoToMeeting Webinar
Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW) Board of Director's meeting was convened at 10:05 a.m. via

Pledge and Invocation
VFRW Chaplain Juanita Balenger gave the invocation and the pledge.

Welcome and Call to Order
VFRW President Ellen Nau welcomed the webinar attendees and called the meeting to order. She continued with the President's Report. Ellen gave an update of the discussions regarding Fredy Burgos and State Central Committee. She asked that clubs send photos of any elected officials or other elected women from organizational committees in your club to her, clearly marked with club name, name of elected official, and complete name of office of your club member. Please do not use your club emails to members, elected officials etc. to advertise your business.  Please be aware of the potential tax consequences for your club.  There have been complaints made to President Nau about club presidents placing their personal business information on club correspondence. 

Recording Secretary's Report - Proxy Committee, Quorum, Approval of Minutes and Social Media Update - Paula Steiner
It was reported by Recording Secretary Paula Steiner that a Proxy Committee was established in advance with Lorraine Waddill as the Chair. The Proxy Committee evaluated proxies and one proxy was declared in order for Jan Burch to serve on behalf of Meg Desmedt, President of Bull Run Republican Women.Paula verified that a quorum was present at the meeting by reviewing the list of attendees on the webinar.

The minutes from the VFRW Board of Director's meeting on October 7, 2018 were distributed in advance via email. A time for comment or objection took place. Subsequently, it was moved that the minutes be approved by Paula and Jean Gannon seconded the motion. Paula Steiner, VFRW Recording Secretary reminded members to like/follow/engage the VFRW Facebook and Twitter accounts to share activities, photos and events. Some members, however, are reluctant to like and share items from our public page out of fear of being monitored by Democrats. Also, members enjoy the fellowship of closed groups to be able to share posts without worry. A closed/secret Facebook members only and other special interest groups will be established so that members increase engagement and information sharing with each other, individual club and federation information.

Treasurer's Report - Dolores Switzer
Dolores Switzer reviewed the Treasurer's report that was distributed to registrants prior to the meeting. The main activity of note on the report is the activity for Legislative Day and dues paid out to the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). NFRW is in the process of receiving our 3rd check. This is the time of year to reconcile paid membership lists. As a reminder, please encourage your members to be consistent with how their names are submitted. To date, 802 members have paid. Dolores Switzer is working with Linda Kivi Porter to make sure the lists have no duplication. At this point, several clubs have not submitted officer forms. It is requested that clubs consolidate payments into one check during a payment period. This will assist with the monthly cap of the number of transactions that is placed on our VFRW account. President Nau added that the Treasurer's Report will be filed for audit.

Dolores also went over the financial and convention deadlines that can be found on

First Vice President Report (Programs) - Mary Franklin
Potential speakers for the May Convention were discussed by Mary Franklin. She has confirmed one for Saturday night speaker (possibly two). Mary is confident that she has a very good line-up. She commented that she wants to bring David Poole, who spoke at Legislative Day about voting patterns in Virginia, back as a speaker.

Second Vice President Report (Membership) - Linda Kivi Porter
Linda Kivi Porter, 2nd V.P. Membership, reported that she has data entered and invoiced 32 clubs, which translates into 696 members. She is currently invoicing George Mason, Spotsylvania, and Greater McLean. NFRW only has 10 clubs as paid, but there are three checks pending that will change that status. There is exciting news about a potential new club in Manassas.

Corresponding Secretary and Legislative Day Report - Jean Gannon
Jean Gannon, Corresponding Secretary reported her annual statistics that 74 emails had been sent. There is a 33% open average and 61% of the emails were opened on mobile devices.
We have reduced the unsubscribe rate to 10%. Jean reminded folks to get their club officer information in soon so that she can get the VFRW Directory Updated and on the website before Convention. Jean mentioned that the newsletter will be streamlined in the future edition.

Regarding Legislative Day, Jean Gannon reported that $12,000 was budgeted and $8,242.13 was spent with $5,445 as income. She thanked her committee. The issue team leaders were Felice Pete on Healthcare, Carole DeLong on Domestic Violence, Susan Cobb on Voter Integrity, Nancy Russell on Women in Business, Melissa Beaudoin on School Choice, and Paula Steiner on Immigration Reform. Their reports will be loaded onto the website. The attendance was smaller this year, but the advocacy was targeted and strong. Our presence was noted as a counter presence to liberal feminist groups. An improvement idea for the future is to have subsequent follow-up meetings on issues.

Convention Fundraising Report - Louise Shickle
Louise Shickle, Finance Chair, gave an update on fundraising efforts related to Convention. Sue Hughes is handling the suite coordination. Lou Call is in charge of District Basket coordination. Janet Hayley Varre is in charge of the Silent Auction. She has a large committee to assist her.
Louise is coordinating sponsorships and display tables at Convention. The cost of the tables is $35 for Members and $85 for non-members. Louise encouraged individuals to pass on names of potential sponsors/program ads to contact. Each individual club is encouraged to be Convention sponsors.

Paula Steiner on behalf of Melissa Beaudoin, Chair of the VFRW Scholarship Committee
Melissa is doing a final push by contacting club President's. As a reminder, three scholarships will be awarded at $1,000 each in the categories of Political Science, Political Studies (closely related field), and the Kendall Rhodes Scholarship for (education student). March 2, 2018, is the deadline. More information and forms may be obtained at

Caring for American Convention Project - Patsy Walker
Patsy Walker gave a summary of the Caring for America Project that will occur during Convention. We will be making in-kind and financial donations to Feedmore, a not-for-profit that spans nearly 1/3 of the state. The clubs are asked to bring non-perishable items and financial donations from their membership. All VFRW members can participate even if they do not attend the Convention. Patsy is looking for suggested guidelines for specific goals and suggested donation amounts. Please email This project counts as credit for the President Guideline requirements.

Events Chair - Janet Hayley Varre
Janet Hayley Varre gave a status report that we have a 173-room block. Currently 28% of the block is filed. Once the Call goes out this should fill up rapidly.

Janet will introduce electronic auction capabilities during convention as part of the silent auction.

Attendee Questions and Reminders
At the end of the meeting we reviewed questions and comments. Laura Morris asked Dolores the question about the savings from using the Webinar? Dolores said that income for the budget was not met last year so any savings is a plus. Laura Morris asked about specific plans for spending funds? This has not been discussed with Executive Committee.

Ellen mentioned the many informative practice sessions that provided information on human trafficking, VFRW award applications, and VFRW May 2018 Convention Updates. She also thanked Paula Steiner for all of her efforts to prepare members to participate in the webinar. There were four practice sessions and one dress rehearsal that took place to train members for the webinar.

Paula Steiner requested member to participate in a survey to occur at the end of the webinar.

Look for the Call and reminders regarding the May 5 - 6, 2018 - VFRW Convention, Downtown Hilton Richmond, VA.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 10:50 A.M.
Respectfully submitted,
Paula Steiner 
VFRW Recording Secretary

Important Dates to Remember

2018 VFRW Dates to Remember
January 30
          Service Charges ($30.00 per club);
          Club Officer Form -
March 7      
          Proposed changes to VFRW Bylaws go to Executive Committee
March 21    
          Proposed changes to VFRW Bylaws go to BOD
April 5th     
          Deadline to pay club dues and service charge to VFRW Treasurer, 
          Dolores Switzer and to certify club for 2018 convention, 7285 Jordantown Road,
Vinton, VA 24179 This will determine delegate strength.
April 14th   
          Deadline for clubs to elect delegates and alternates - registration fee $185.00;
          Deadline to submit resolutions to Patsy Walker, Resolutions Chair at
          Annual Reports are due to Paula Steiner at
April 12th   
          Last day to reserve rooms at Hilton Richmond Downtown with VFRW group rate
April 19th   
          Sponsorships and Vendor applications complete due to Louise Shickle
          (VFRW  Finance Chair) at Payments are due to Dolores Switzer (VFRW Treasurer) at 7285 Jordantown Road, Vinton,
          VA  24179
April 20th   
          Deadline to submit a valid application for election to VFRW ExecutiveCommittee from the floor to the Nominations Committee. Contact Miki Miller (757) 537-0348 or;
April 22th   
   Deadline for receipt of Delegate Certification Forms submitted to Credentials Chair, Bonnie Burkhardt at   
   See Certification Page in Call;
   Rate for 2018 VFRW Convention Registration increases to $220
April 23rd
          Last day for registration of all delegates and alternates
April 25th   
          Refund Deadline
April 27th   
          Last day for receipt of payment and registration form for non-delegates and guests;
          Rate for 2018 VFRW Convention Registration fee increases to $220.00
May 5-6      
          2018 VFRW Convention, Hilton Richmond Downtown, 501 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Hotel Information


May 4-5, 2018

Hilton Richmond Downtown
501 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

(Ask for Virginia Federation of Republican Room Rate)
Room Rate: $129 per day plus state and local taxes
Group Room Rate ends April 12, 2018
Check-In 4:00 PM
Check-Out 11:00 AM
Valet Parking: $15.00 per day
Directions to Hilton Richmond Downtown:

Memo to Board of Directors 
Registration Fees and Payments

DATE:       March 7, 2018
TO:            VFRW Board of Directors
FROM:      Ellen Nau, President
RE:            Convention Registration Fees and Payments

All officers and the following voting members of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women are each entitled to one vote as a Delegate: (VFRW Elected Officers, Former VFRW Presidents, State Central Committee Members, District Representatives, Chairmen of the following Standing Committees: Bylaws, Legislation - National and State, Campaign Activities,, Finance, Historian, Public Relations, Sergeant-at-Arms and all Club Presidents) Please submit your electronic registration and your personal check to the VFRW Treasurer. Or register and pay electronically at: here

You will apply to your own club to be a Delegate or Alternate. Please submit your electronic registration and your personal check to the VFRW Treasurer. Or register and pay electronically at: here
NOTICE FOR CLUB PRESIDENTS: If your club is paying all or part of the registration fees for delegates from your club, you may use the following procedures:
  1. Have each member/delegate pay her own registration fee by personal check or electronically at here and have the club reimburse her for the amount following her attendance at the convention. Or
  2. Have each member/delegate have a club check payable to the "VFRW" convention with a list of names of Delegates/Alternates for the appropriate amount to VFRW, 7285 Jordantown Road, Vinton, VA 24179

Delegate Certification Form − 
     VFRW Voting Board 

DATE:        March 7, 2018

TO:             VFRW Board of Directors

FROM:       Ellen Nau, President
RE:             2018 Delegate Certification
All officers and voting members of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women are entitled to one vote as a delegate:
Elected officers, Former VFRW Presidents, VFRW State Central Committee Members, District Representatives, Standing Committee Chairmen including: By-Laws, Legislation - National / State, Campaign Activities, Finance, Historian, Public Relations, Sergeant-at-Arms, and VFRW Club Presidents.
There will be no proxies for Officers or Voting Members of the Board at convention sessions.

VFRW Convention Delegate Certification Form can be submitted here: here
VFRW Convention Alternates Certification Form can be submitted here:here
Note: proof of submission will be when you receive a "Thank You for your Submission "after you have clicked submit on the form.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS                                                 NUMBER OF DELEGATES
           From - To
           10-20 ........................................................................... 3
           21-40 ........................................................................... 4
           41-60 ........................................................................... 5
           61-80 ........................................................................... 6
           81-100 ..........................................................................7
           101-120 ........................................................................8
           121-140 ........................................................................9
           141-160 ........................................................................10
           161-180 ........................................................................11
           181-200 ....................................................................... 12
           201-220 ....................................................................... 13
           221-240 ....................................................................... 14
** Associate and honorary members do NOT count for the purpose of determining the number of delegates.

Delegate Certification Form − 
     Club Delegates

Registration submission is required by April 23, 2018. Please click the link to register:

Member Registration Form

Guest Registration Form

Guest Registration: here
No refunds will be given after April 25, 2018.
Pricing is as follows:
$185.00      Full Convention Registration Package - INCLUDES: Registration Fee, Saturday Breakfast, Luncheon, Saturday Banquet and Sunday Breakfast.
VFRW Members/Guests Convention Registration with a la carte Meals
Note, there is a $65.00 MANDATORY REGISTRATION FEE required 
                   if registering for sessions, break-outs sessions and a la carte meals.

$65.00       Mandatory Registration Fee

$40.00       Saturday Breakfast
$50.00       Saturday Luncheon
$80.00       Saturday Banquet
$40.00       Sunday Breakfast
$50.00       Sunday Lunch (Please select Crab Cake Sandwich or Grilled 
                  Chicken Sandwich)

Nominations for VFRW Officers
DATE: March 7, 2019

TO:      VFRW Board of Directors
FROM: Miki Miller, Chairman, VFRW Nominating Committee
RE:         Nominations for the Virginia Federation of Republican Women Elected
               Officers For 2018-2020.
The Nominating Committee has selected the following nominees to serve as
VFRW Elected Officers for the term 2018 -2020 to be elected at the VFRW 2018
Convention to be held in Richmond, VA, May 5-6:
President - Mary Franklin
First Vice President - Paula Steiner
Second Vice President - Bonnie Burkhardt
Recording Secretary - Susan Cobb
Corresponding Secretary - Dolores Switzer
Treasurer - Beverly Cavataio
Newly Elected VFRW Officers shall take office at the close of the 2018 VFRW Convention and serve a term of two years.
According to the VFRW Bylaws, Article X, Section 1 (d):
Nominations may be made from the floor of the VFRW Convention following the report of the Nominating Committee, provided the nominees have given written consent to serve if elected. Such nominees shall have written endorsement of their local clubs, such endorsement shall be sent electronically to the Nominating Committee fourteen (14) days preceding the opening of the Convention, by a delegate from the nominee's local club. The nominee's resume must accompany the local club endorsement

Annual Reports - Executive Officers and Board of Directors
See VFRW Website Post

DATE: March 7, 2018
TO:      VFRW Board of Directors
FROM: Ellen Nau, President
RE:       Annual Reports
April 21, 2017 is the deadline for Annual Reports from all members of the Board of Directors to VFRW Recording Secretary, Paula Steiner at
The Annual Reports will be posted to the VFRW website.

Guidelines for Submission of a Convention Resolution

A resolution is a mini motion, which, because of its importance or its length, is offered in a more formal matter.

Any resolutions which are proposed for consideration by the Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW) must be concerned with only matters of state significance and must be within the scope of the objectives of our Federations.

If an individual member has a proposal to submit, she must do so by directing the resolution to her club. Upon receiving the approval by the club, the resolution must then be sent to the proper person at the VFRW.

All resolutions must be in the proper form; when a club presents a resolution to the State Federation, it should be worded as if the state were ready to vote on the resolution. Indicate that it is a State Federation resolution.

It is important at each level to have documentation of facts and sources of information. A rationale explaining reasons why the Federation should take a stand on the matter must also accompany the resolution. April 14, 2018, is the deadline for postmark or electronic submission of written proposed resolutions to:

Patsy Walker
VFRW Convention Resolutions Chairman
2421 Forest Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501
(H) 434-665-7458  

Convention Community Project

We have an opportunity at this year's VFRW Annual Convention to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of families, children, and elderly in the central Virginia region, by partnering with FeedMore, Inc. We are truly blessed to live in a land of plenty. However, many people right here in our wonderful Commonwealth need our help.

"FeedMore's comprehensive hunger-relief programs reach far and wide for our neighbors who struggle with hunger.  From rural areas to the suburban communities to urban localities, we are dedicated to extending a helping hand to the nearly 200,000 food-insecure children, families and seniors in our service area.

Our Meals on Wheels provides made-from-scratch, nutritious meals to homebound seniors in 14 localities including the cities of Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights, as well as the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, New Kent, Powhatan and Prince George.  FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank and Partner Agency Network serves 34 counties and cities - nearly one-third of the state - from the Northern Neck to Louisa County and south to the North Carolina border."

Members, let's reach out to fellow Virginians who find themselves in need. You can donate in two ways:
1. We will have donation boxes at the Convention for nonperishable food donations, and
2. Financial donations may be made via the FeedMore website, and I am working with the organization to have a donor page where we can designate donations from our organization, Virginia Federation of Republican Women. Financial donations are tax-deductible, and you will receive an email receipt for this purpose.

To learn more about FeedMore's Donation Drive as well as their "Most Needed Items" listing CLICK HERE

For a handout that club presidents can print for distribution to their members CLICK HERE

Together, we can make this Donation Drive a great success!

Patsy Walker
Chair, Caring for America
Virginia Federation of Republican Women

2018 VFRW Sponsorship Form

To access the fillable Sponsorship Form here 

2018 VFRW Program Ad Form

To access the fillable Vendor Form here

2018 VFRW Kentucky Derby Party Sponsorship Form

To access the fillable Vendor Form here

The Call and its contents will be posted on the VFRW website -  Go there for fillable sponsor and vendor forms as well as Delegate and Alternate forms. 


Academic Scholarship Applications Deadline Approaching

Dear Club Presidents and Members,

The submission deadline for the 2018 VFRW scholarship season is coming soon, March 2, 2018, with just a little less than a month to go. We write to you today to ask for your help in getting the word out about our scholarship program. Last year, we had a record number of applicants and we are hoping that we can set a new record this year! So we ask our District Reps, Club Presidents and Members to promote the VFRW scholarship program.

Human Trafficking Josh Stegmeier - U.S. Gov

There are three Scholarship Programs to apply for:

The 4th Annual Kendall Rhodes Memorial Scholarship Application - 2018 Kendall Westbrook Rhodes January 1, 1945 - June 26, 2014

The Virginia Federation of Republican Women mourns the loss of one of its most dedicated and valued members, Past President Kendall Rhodes, who succumbed to cancer on June 26, 2014.

Mrs. Rhodes was VFRW President 2004 - 2006. One of her most significant contributions was the establishment of the VFRW Political Studies Scholarship for young Virginia college/university women studying government, political science or law. Its purpose was to reflect on the cause of good government and to promote political activism.

Mrs. Rhodes taught at the Court Street Academy in Portsmouth, retiring after 32 years. She served as Faculty Coordinator, co-sponsored the yearbook, and tutored students privately for most of those years. It is not surprising that she was a member of "Who's Who Among American Teachers," nominated by several former students.

It is in this spirit that the VFRW dedicates this scholarship to Kendall Rhodes for graduating high school female seniors who will follow in her footsteps in the field of education.

CLICK HERE for the Kendall Rhodes Memorial Scholarship Application

Virginia Federation of Republican Women Political Science Scholarship Application

The Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW) is devoted to empowering women of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds in the political process. In support of this goal, the VFRW will award two $1000 political scholarships in 2018. These scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students studying Government, Political Science, Law, and Public Administration. The recipients of these two scholarships will be young women who are enrolled in an accredited college in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

CLICK HERE for the Political Science Scholarship Application

Virginia Federation of Republican Women Political Studies Scholarship Application

The Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW) is devoted to empowering women of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds in the political process. In support of this goal, the VFRW will award one $1000 scholarship in 2018 to a woman majoring a degree field that is directly related to Political Science. For example, this scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students studying subjects directly related to Political Science such as Political Science, Government, Law, Political Communications/Journalism, Public Policy/Administration, International Relations, or Economics. The recipient of this scholarship will be a young woman who is currently enrolled in an accredited college in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

CLICK HERE for the Political Studies Scholarship Application

These links can also be found at under "Find a Form" - Applications/Education

Thank you all for spreading the word.

Ellen Nau, President




News from Hillsdale College

Gary Oldman recently won the Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Leading Role.” His portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film Darkest Hour is one of the best I have seen.Last December, Gary Oldman and producer Douglas Urbanski visited Hillsdale College for a screening and panel discussion about the film’s production and significance. One of Gary’s memorable lines—“If Winston Churchill could take on Adolf Hitler at 65, I could sit in a makeup chair for three and a half hours.

”You can watch the full video of our conversation here:

Watch Panel Video


White House phone number for POSITIVE comments for President Trump! 202-456-1111


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