Meet the PRWC Executive Committee
History of the Paradise Republican Women's Club
PRWC was organized in 1968 and in February 1994 PRWC became affiliated with the Arizona Federation of Republican Women. In November 2007 the Las Rancheros Republican Women's Club merged with PRWC.
PRWC members have a long history in politics as Governor, Senate/House of Representatives, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Board of Supervisors, State Treasurer, Arizona Corporation Commission members, Judge, Constable, Maricopa County Community College Board, City Council members, County and State Republican Party Executive Committees, Arizona Presidential Electors and Platform Delegates to Republican National Convention.
The Arizona Federation of Republican Women was founded in 1924 under the guidance of Mrs. J.L.B. (Amanda) Alexander who resided in Downtown Phoenix. Mrs. Alexander was a voting delegate to the Republican National Convention held in Cleveland, Ohio, the first national political convention held in Ohio. Mrs. Alexander was one of the 118 women delegates in attendance, out of the total 1,109 delegates in attendance.
That same year, Mrs. Alexander called on Republican Women from across the state to a meeting in Phoenix to form a statewide organization. As a result, the Arizona Women’s Republican Club was formed with Mrs. Alexander serving as the first President.
In 1940, AzFRW joined the National Federation of Republican, founded in 1938 as the National Federation of Republican Women's Clubs, and were presented with our National Charter in 1942. Our charter, pictured below, was signed by NFRW founder Marion Martin and the first NFRW President Joyce Arneill from Colorado.
In 1950, Arizona hosted the first National Federation of Republican Women Advisory Board Meeting. And in 1985 and 2015, the NFRW Biennial Convention was held in Phoenix and Scottsdale, respectively.
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the country with tens of thousands of active members across the nation.
We empower women from all backgrounds in the political process and provide a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government and civic arenas. We work to promote the principles, objectives and policies 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.
Through our diversity of age, culture, opinion and experience, women are the strength of 21st century American politics. Believing that this rich tapestry is what makes us strong, the NFRW unites women as a collective force to positively impact the direction of our nation while also advancing the power of women through political access and participation.
The NFRW offers information, programs and privileges to members while drawing on their collective talents, ideas and desire to participate. From career professionals, students and teachers to elected officials, small business owners and mothers, we attract women from all walks of life.
When a Republican woman becomes a member of the Federation, she has access to an array of programs and benefits which help her become an effective leader and volunteer in a variety of arenas and support grassroots efforts in electing Republicans.
Stay informed on legislative and election news and other key issues through our email and social networks, digital publications and member web site.
Participate in training programs in the areas of leadership development, campaigns, communications, issue advocacy, membership recruitment, fundraising and more.
Join a network of thousands of like-minded women from across the nation and develop relationships through national, regional, state and local events and through our online social network.
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Make her voice heard on issues important to women and support Republican principles and initiatives.
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