Ever mindful of its goals, RWWC has been instrumental in :
General/Luncheon meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. at various restaurants in Worcester County. Location and speaker, as well as menu choices, are posted on this website under Scheduled Events, announced via email and included in the monthly newsletter which you will receive in advance of each meeting.
In July 1984, through the efforts of Republican activists Donna Bloxom and Olive Milgate, 20 Worcester County women met to form a Republican women’s organization. Bylaws were adopted; dues were established. Nineteen women joined on the first day; the twentieth, a Democrat, joined after registering as a Republican! Olive Milgate was elected the first president two weeks later by 29 paid-up charter members. As of JULY 2016, we have 125 Members and 15 Associate Members!
RWWC is a federated club, one of the 46 in the Maryland Federation of Republican Women (1100 members) which is part of the National Federation of Republican Women. NFRW is one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country with a grassroots membership of 100,000 women and 1800 clubs nationwide.
RWWC has received the highest MFRW Awards consistently and the NFRW Highest award (Diamond Award) on four occasions. Additionally, the RWWC has been one of the largest clubs in the Maryland Federation and its members have been elected to the State and National Federations.
In 2007, RWWC hosted a delegation of women from Mongolia and supplied campaign training and education about democracy. RWWC is a sister club to the Women’s Democratic Union of Mongolia.
Successful lobbying efforts witnessed the passage of Jessica’s Law in the 2007 session of the Maryland General Assembly. RWWC members attend the Annual Legislative Day in Annapolis in February each year.