About the Northwest Austin Republican Women
Spring of 1969
A group of women met in the spring of 1969 to form the Northwest Austin Republican Women’s Club. The purpose was to bring together those with a common interest in the Republican Party and the desire to help establish a two-party government in Texas through social and educational means.
NWARW has always been about educating and informing, communicating, recruiting, campaigning, fundraising, training, and legislative action. Our monthly meetings feature programs with speakers who inform us about current legislative issues statewide and nationally, as well as issues that impact us locally. Our projects and events are all designed to promote Republican values and candidates, as well as to provide opportunities for women to serve our city, state, and nation.
Education has been a major focus since 2001. Our club is proud of its Literacy Project which has developed since 2003 to donate dictionaries every year to third grade classes in the Austin area, and in 2010 added the donation of copies of the U.S. Constitution every year to fifth grade classes at Austin area schools for Constitution Day in September. The club also donates books to school libraries.
NWARW are compassionate to the needs of others and focus on improving our community through our Caring for America projects. A charitable organization is recognized every month at our meeting. Club members volunteer time to these various organizations, as well as donate items on their wish lists. (See our Volunteer page)
NWARW have experienced tremendous growth in the last few years. Our club is known for being a friendly club and welcomes guests and potential new members who are encouraged to share ideas and volunteer a little or a lot on committees they are interested in. Each guest and new member is very important, and we want NWARW to be YOUR club!
Our club meets for lunch on the first Wednesday of the month, September through May, unless it coincides with a holiday, moving it to the second Wednesday. Special events are planned for summer months and evenings.
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NWARW is a member club of the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW). TFRW was formed in 1955 at a convention of 300 delegates in San Antonio when the state had clubs in 75% of its congressional districts thereby meeting the requirements to join the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). The NFRW was formed in 1938 at a meeting called by Marion Martin, the assistant chairman of the Republican National Committee, at the Palmer House in Chicago. The goal was to organize the women's clubs that had formed throughout the country since the 1800s. The oldest club known was formed in Salt Lake City. The federation promotes the principles, objectives, and policies of the Republican Party. Members work to elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.
Learn more at www.TFRW.org