June’s General Meeting

Published on 06/14/20

General Meeting – Monday, June 15 at Red Lion

Members voting on bylaw changes and candidate donations

We will be voting on $500 donations to candidates by a written ballot where you can vote “yea” or “oppose”. Candidates will not receive a donation if 2/3 of the voting members mark “oppose”.

Plus a $500 dollar donation to the Republicans For Freedom PAC — Members can donate to this PAC and the club will match that donation up to $500. $200 has already been donated.

Do you think conservatives are being treated fairly by mainstream media? Trump gets over 90% negative exposure in the media today. We need to be proactive in getting our small efficient government message out. In a day of social media and internet, now more than ever people get their news from alternative sources. That is why local conservative Republicans have organized a Political Action Committee (PAC) called Republicans for Freedom. Each election, primary as well as the general, we need to help candidates that stand for America as founded. Any size donation will make you a part of pressing back against the ever growing state government. Every dollar is used 100% for direct marketing of conservative candidates, no overhead expenditures or marketing firm taking 50%. Join the Republican Women this June 15th to hear more and be involved! See you there!

May’s General Meeting

Published on 05/17/20

Speakers for May
Menu – see meeting page

Our May general meeting will be Monday, May 18, 2020, at the RED LION HOTEL. Doors will open at 11:30 so come early and order off a menu that the hotel has prepared just for us. Everything on the menu is $10 and includes the gratuity. The meeting will start at 12:00 and end later than our normal 1:00 due to a longer presentation. You are welcome to leave sooner if you need to get back to work.

The speakers will be Ed Butcher and Lonny Bergstrom who will explain the thorough method of evaluation that Legistats produces to score the Conservative loyalty of those we elect.

This will not only be important for attendees to know now for elections, but also for tracking performance of our legislators next year when they are in session in Helena.

COVID – 19 Update

Published on 04/08/20


Dear Members and Guests,

Due to the meeting restrictions that are in place we will not be having our normal meeting on April 20, 2020. Instead, we will be looking for ways to help our local Republican candidates with the upcoming Primary election in June.

Please look for updates here on our website, posts on facebook and emails that will be sent out to our membership.

If you would like to be part of our efforts to get Republican elected, please join our organization and you will be added to our contact list.

We look forward to being together again.

Stay Safe and Healthy,

Heidi Roedel
FCRW President

Letter to Our Members

Published on 04/06/20

Dear FCRW Members,

The Flathead County Republican Women Executive Board members want you to know that we put the health and safety of our members above all else. We understand that our general Membership Meetings are considered social gatherings and typically meetings are over the currant suggested distancing threshold of 10 or less, and we find it necessary to comply with the recommended guidance of the CDC, the WHO and our own state and local governmental authorities.

We want to act in the best interest of everyone’s well-being and do our part to help reduce the spread of this virus in any way possible. The FCRW Executive Board held a special online meeting today to determine what steps we need to take for future meetings. We will have our regular scheduled executive board meeting (online) on April 6, 2020 and at that time will re-evaluate the COVID-19 situation and decide whether or not to hold the April 20 general meeting. We have been in communication with the Red Lion and they are being very understanding and will remain flexible and will not charge us if we need to cancel the meeting.

Please continue to stay connected with updated information by looking on our website http://fcrwomen.org, checking your emails, and join the 464 people following us on Facebook if you have an account. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/FCRWomen

If you were unable to come to our last meeting you will find a post on the home page of our website dated 3/16/20 with a link to the Facebook Video (see above Facebook link).

Stay Informed:

Today, I received a beautiful online card from Carol Buchanan. She is a good example to all of us of how we can stay connected and encourage each other during this time.

We are now up to 64 full members and 10 associate members.

If you find yourself in need of help to get groceries, prescriptions, etc., please reach out to us and we will get the help you need.

We are in this together!
Heidi Roedel
FCRW President

March General Meeting

Published on 03/16/20

March 16, 2020

The Red Lion is open and we had our general meeting.

We made a video of the meeting using Facebook Live.

Facebook Video

February News

Published on 02/12/20

Speakers for February
Menu – see meeting page
*Volunteers Needed

Raffle Item for General Meeting – Foxy Nails – Pedicure!

Senator Dee Brown

Our February general meeting will be Monday, February 17, 2020, at the RED LION HOTEL. Doors will open at 11:30 so come early and order off a menu that the hotel has prepared just for us. Everything on the menu is $10 and includes the gratuity. The meeting will start at 12:00 and end at 1:00pm.

Our guest speaker will be Senator Dee Brown. She will share with us about what legislators do when they are not in session.

Check out a video online to see Sen. Dee at work by clicking the following link Included in her presentation will be a short introduction to “Strikeforce of Prayer” by Sandra Smith.

Five minutes will be given to Laurie-Anna Gilkenson for her to share with us the importance of the 2020 census.

Sharon VanderLaan is our new membership chair and has others working with her to make our meetings more friendly and help welcome all our new members. Thank you Sharon and your team!

Other Needs:
2nd VP or Secretary
Chair for 2020 Chocolate Extravaganza
Newsletter Editor

The Flathead County Republican Central Committee is hosting candidate forums and they are asking for our help. Joyce Brodehl will be working on decorating the platform. The FCRCC need two greeters to welcome guests and hand out paper and pencils for submitting questions for the forum. Please call me if you can volunteer for the forum on February 20, 2020. (406-270-5606)

This is going to be a very busy year for candidates. If you would like to help with campaigns please let me know so I can put you on a list. Typically we help with putting labels on postcards, canvasing neighborhoods, parades, and volunteering at the Republican Headquarters. Call (406-270-5606) to be added to the list or email fcrwomen@gmail.com

Foxy Nails donated a certificate for a pedicure to our organization. We will be selling raffle tickets at our general meeting.