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Republican Women Announce New Club and Elect Officers

RACINE— The Women Republicans of Southeast Wisconsin (wROSEw), a member of the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women (WFRW), was formed to serve Republican women in bothRacine andKenoshaCounties.  The club received their official charter at the State meeting in Wisconsin Dells, held in conjunction with the Wisconsin GOP Convention in May.  The Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women is a member of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).

Officers for the new chapter were sworn in at a luncheon at the club’s First Annual Meeting held at the Birchwood Grill on December 4. The officers for the next two years are: Carol Vossof Yorkville, President; Raydene Edenhofer of Kenosha, 1st Vice President; Pam Stevens of Kenosha, 2nd Vice President; Julie Bailey of Racine, Secretary; andSherri Heinisch ofKenosha, Treasurer.

“Our goal is to assist in electing candidates, advocate conservative causes and provide a local way for women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to become involved in the political process.  ‘ROSE’ invites all Republican women of southeastWisconsin to join the organization with its ‘Three-for-One’ membership.” stated Voss, aRacine GOP board member.  “When joining, you become a member of the local club, along with the WFRW and the NFRW.  The Federation is the largest and most influential volunteer women’s political organization in the State.  Men are invited to be Associate Members.”

The women’s group cooperatively supports both theKenoshaand Racine County Republican Parties.  The group will meet monthly at various locations to meet elected officials, hear speakers and receive legislative updates.

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