LAFRW Elects Officers For 2017-2018

LAFRW immediate Past President Bethany Tierny swears in new officers Dec. 8 from left, Treasurer Terry Marzili, Secretary Mary Wilhoit, Vice President Andra Winegeart and President Kelly Benner. Courtesy/LAFRW

Los Alamos Federated Republican Women gather Dec. 8 for their annual holiday luncheon. Courtesy/LAFRW

LAFRW News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) hosted its annual holiday luncheon Dec. 8 in downtown Los Alamos. 

More than 25 women attended the pot luck event at which the group elected its slate of officers for 2017-2018. Members also donated gifts for their Christmas “adopt” a family project.

James Robinson spoke to the group about the upcoming UNM-Los Alamos mil levy mail-in ballot election and Dr. Kurt Steinhaus gave a presentation about the Los Alamos Public Schools bond election.

The newly elected LAFRW officers will serve two year terms.

Newly elected officers include:

  • President – Kelly Benner;
  • Vice President – Andra Winegeart;
  • Secretary – Mary Wilhoit; and  
  • Treasurer – Terry Marzili.

Marzili and Wilhoit are continuing their respective positions. Past President Bethany Tierney and Past Secretary Nancy Bliss ended their terms. The LAFRW organization expressed its appreciation to the women for their service.

The LAFRW invites women in Los Alamos to attend a meeting in the coming year to learn more about the organization and socialize with the members. LAFRW works 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.

Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is one of the largest grassroots political organizations in the country with thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation. The group empowers women from all backgrounds in the political process and provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government and civic arenas.

Its objectives are to:

• Inform the public through political and legislative education, training and activity;
• recruit, train and elect Republican candidates;
• protect the integrity of our electoral process;
• promote the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party;
• unite and facilitate cooperation among the state and club organizations; and,
• increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

For more information, email Kelly at kellybbritz@gmail.com.

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