Marion County Arkansas Republicans
REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF MARION COUNTY OFFICERS
P. O. Box 937
Yellville, AR 72687
President Phone: 870-877-1419
E-mail: r[email protected]
Republican Women of Marion County meet the
second Thursday of each month
at 5:30 pm in the Jury Room of the
Marion County Courthouse, 300 E. Old Main Street, Yellville, AR
Visitors and new members welcome.
PRESIDENT: TONYA EPPES
1ST VICE PRESIDENT: CARLA FAISON
2ND VICE PRESIDENT: LINDA ZDORA
SECRETARY: DAWN MOFFET
TREASURER: JUDY BEARER
History and Mission
National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) established in 1938.
Republican Women of Marion County (RWMC) established in May, 2005.
Republican Women of Marion County was established May, 2005.
The RWMC is affiliated with the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women (AFRW). The AFRW became affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women in 1955. The NFRW was founded in 1938. The Arkansas Federation has sponsored campaign management schools and training for poll watchers and workers. Community service projects include donating money to the state's World War II memorial, sponsoring literacy programs and essay contests for school children, awarding two scholarships each year to high school seniors, and raising funds to support battered women and children and cancer research.
The Republican Women of Marion County exist to build the Republican Party
through grassroots efforts to recruit and win victories for Republican candidates
on a community, state, and local level.
Our Objectives . . . .
To promote an informed public through political education and activity
To increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.
To facilitate cooperation among Republican Women.
To foster loyalty to the Republican Party and to promote its ideals.
To work for the election of the nominees of the Republican Party.
To take part in civic projects in order to promote a better community.
Annual membership fees are $25.00 which entitle you to membership in the Republican Women of Marion County (RWMC),
the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women (AFRW), and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).
You will receive our informative monthly RWMC newsletter as well as a standing invitation to our monthly membership meeting.
Membership is open to all Republican Women. Republican men and any other members of AFRW sanctioned clubs may
join as associate members. The annual fee for associate is $10.00.
Checks can be made payable to
RWMC and can be mailed to:
RWMC, P. O. Box 937, Yellville, AR 72687.
If you have any questions please email to: [email protected]
RWMC has established the Patty Mayo Memorial Scholarship which is given to a high school senior or home school student who
will be entering college in the fall. Any proceeds toward this scholarship would be appreciated. The largest fundraising event is the annual
Reagan Day Dinner at which RWMC holds a Chinese auction.
As members of the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women, every two years the AFRW members attend a Legislative Day
event at the State Capitol. Members are encouraged to wear red jackets. The members get to watch various committee meetings
and voting in the House and Senate.
Music on the Square is an event that is held on the square in Yellville beginning at 7:00 p.m. every Saturday beginning
the 2nd Saturday in May and runs through the 2nd Saturday in September. Various types of bands come and play
and the Marion County Republican Committee will sponsor an evenings event. The RWMC help with fundraising
and provide information at this event.
RWMC participates in the annual Turkey Trot event held the 2nd weekend in October. They join with the
Marion County Republican Committee in helping to pass out information on candidates and issues as well as fundraising.
Turkey Trot is a big event in Marion County with thousands of people attendance from all over the country.
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REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF MARION COUNTY, ARKANSAS
REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF MARION COUNTY ABOARD THE TRUMP TRAIN
The RWMC climbed about the Trump Train at the 74th Annual Turkey Trot Parade. Candy was through during this hour long parade while the "Trump Train" song blaired across a speaker. This year's theme was, "Get Your Gobble On". Obviously, this was obtained on the Trump Train. This two-day event is held the 2nd weekend in October each year. The women were busy helping run their booth and the Marion County Republican Committee booth. Lots of trump attire and candidate information handed out. RWMC would also help with the MCRC rubberband gun game.
FLIPPIN 2018 AIR EXPO
Republican Women of Marion County President, Tonya Eppes is also our Marion County Assessor running for a second term. Here is Tonya giving out popcorn at the Flippin Air Expo. This was the first time in a number of years that the Flippin has put on such an event. Grateful for good weather and great crowd.
It's that time of year again. Members of the Republican Women of Marion County put on their wonderful Adopt-A-Highway attire to help keep American Clean. L-R: Dawn Moffet, Marion County-Circuit Clerk and RWMC Secretary, Tonya Eppes, Marion County Assessor and RWMC President, Judy Bearer, RWMC member, and Melissa Baker, RWMC member. In the second photo we see Melissa Baker and Judy Bearer gathering up the bags of trash that were filled. We couldn't have asked for better weather.
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF ARKANSAS WINTER MEETING
At the Tusk Reception on Friday December 1, 2017, Republican U.S. Representatives, Bruce Westerman, Arkansas's 4th congressional district, and French Hill, Arkansas's 2nd congressional district, provided current information on the Senate and House tax bills that are expected to be finalized and presented to President Trump by Christmas. Afterwards several AFRW women and friends several met to finish out the evening with desserts. L-R: Darlene Clark, Becky Shepard, Sharon Brooks, John Barnett, Wendell Grubb, Jonelle Fulmer and Carla Faison.
What a great showing for the Winter State meeting at our fabulous Rockefeller Center on Saturday, December 2, 2017, Chairman Doyle announced again that this facility is available for Committee, District, AFRW, and State meetings. How very generous! Chairman Doyle was able to conduct the business meeting, along with time for the guest speakers, Reports, award presentations, and auctions to take place in a timely manner enabling those who chose to attend the Governor's luncheon at the mansion to enjoy that event on time.
Linda Zdora attended the luncheon at the Governor's Mansion. Linda is the Marion County Republican Committee State Committeewoman and she also serves as the 2nd Vice President of the Marion County Republican Women.
Republican Women of Marion County sporting attire that is all the rage of the Adopt A Highway program. RWMC just doing their part to keep America clean. RWMC cleaning up a portion of Hwy 14S as part of our community service. L-R: Elaine Ryder, Tonya Eppes, Dawn Moffet, Darlene Clark, and Karen Carter. Carla Faison 2nd from L on 2nd photo. Tonya Eppes, Darlene Clark and Dawn Moffet ending the day.
October 28, 2017
Here are some of our Republican Women of Marion County at the booth at Colorama in Bull Shoals. Rachel White, Michelle Stewart, Dawn Moffet, Judy Bearer and her granddaughter with some help of Scott Carter, North Central Arkansas Young Republican. Many thanks to Marion County Republican Committee Chairman Anthony Todaro for the heater. Carmel apples and voter registration were some of the things offered at the booth.
ARKANSAS FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN
October 28, 2017
Members of the Republican Women of Marion County attended the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women board meeting this weekend. Those in attending were: Darlene Clark, 2nd Vice President/Membership Chair; Karen Carter, 3rd District Director; Tonya Eppes, RWMC President; and Carla Faison, AFRW Media (photos & Facebook). It was a great meeting. Great ideas of all the Republican Women's clubs across the state. Several door prizes were awarded. This was the first AFRW meeting in the newly updated Republican Party of Arkansas Headquarters.
72nd ANNUL TURKEY TROT FESTIVAL
October 13 & 14, 2017
72nd Annual Turkey Trot on the square in Yellville. There were lots of activities going on at around the courthouse square. The Republican Women of Marion County work very closely with the Marion County Republican Committee and the North Central Arkansas Young Republicans. Each year the Republicans work together in booth. Voter registration was available at the booth. RWMC held a raffle for a Gas Tailgate Grill, Grill Kit & Goodies. A portion of proceeds to help award local High School or Home Schooled Student with $1,000 College Scholarship. Drawing was held and Glenda Rigmaiden of Yellville was the winner.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF ARKANSAS HEADQUARTERS
Republican Women of Marion County President, Tonya Eppes and RWMC member Michelle Stewart attended the dedication ceremony of the Republican Party of Arkansas Headquarters in Littl Rock.
A beautiful chandelier donated by John Kincannon in his wife's loving memory is the first thing you see upon entering the headquarters. Phyllis Kincannon’s light will always shine brightly on those who enter the Republican Party of Arkansas’ Rockefeller Republican Center!
“Freedom Rings” the 10’ diameter chandelier designed and named by Phyllis is in her favorite colors Red, White and Blue, with 75 stars representing each county, diamond symbols from the Arkansas flag and 3 rings representing the 3 branches of government and system of checks and balances. There was a part of the chandelier that had not arrived by the celebration and it is the shape of the State of Arkansas that will reside in the center of the rings.
The headquarters now has lots of rooms for meetings whether large, small or one on one. There was also an outdoor patio area that was wonderful and a brick donated by the RWMC can be found there.
Many speakers were on hand for the event. Among those joining Chairman Doyle Webb were Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutlege.
REFRESHING THE COMMUNITY
The Republican Women of Marion County helped work in the concession stand at the Yellville-Summit football game this past Friday. Yellville-Summit did not win but fans still love their Panthers. The band was good and the YS Mini Cheerleaders performed at half-time. It was extremely hot a RWMC member was even overheard saying that her eyebrows came off during the first 10 minutes in the concession stand. Regardless of the heat, RWMC appreciated the opportunity to help in the community and wish the YS Panthers a good rest of season.
BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE
July 1, 2017
The Republican Womenof Marion County held a fundraising project at Music on the Square to raise money to put back into the community. A portion of all monies raised will be to award a local high school or home schooled student with a $1,000 scholarship.
People were asked to come and enjoy “Music on the Square” in style! "Let us spoil you with a nice comfy couch to kick back and enjoy the band. We will deliver to you a nice, hot one topping pizza from Breadeaux. And maybe a few surprises!"
Tickets were sold every other Saturday at the Republican Women of Marion County’s booth on Music on the Square and the “Best Seat in the House” was drawn July 1st.
POSTCARDS TO THE PRESIDENT
March 9, 2017
RWMC joined with other Republican Women’s clubs across the nation in sending a postcard of support to the President. At the last meeting we decided to mail President Trump a postcard of support. Melissa Baker and her husband, Shannon, donated a stack of postcards. They preprinted the White House address on them for RWMC.
Beginning March 15th, each of member mailed President Donald Trump a postcard that expressed their support of him. The Republican Women want to show President Trump support and belief in him. And also show the media and the politicians the Republican Women are standing with him. RWMC decided to send postcards monthly.
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
These are pictures of various activities throughout the year. Some of our members have been elected to Marion County Offices. Some have been elected to the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women positions. RWMC are very active and participate in many events.
PHOTO GALLERY OF LEGISLATIVE DAY 2017 LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS
GALS WITH GUNS
RWMC currently uses the Slinging Iron Indoor Gun Range in Bull Shoals, AR to learn and practice gun safety and
hope to have some competitions in the future. Gals with Guns meet the third Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. If there are changes in this schedule notification is done by email and facebook.
"Make America Great Again"
Rally to the White House
Saturday, September 17, 2017
The Republican Women of Marion County and the Twin Lakes Republican Women held a joint event at the American Legion Post #52 in Mountain Home. There were lots of activities. There was free hot dogs and music. Voter registration was available. People could have their photo taken with “The Donald”. Republican Committees from Baxter and Marion County were represented as well as the North Central Arkansas Young Republicans. Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb and his wife Barbara came to the event. As usual, Chairman Webb did a wonderful job rallying the troops for Trump! Information on Ballot Issues was available. Some candidates were on hand for meet and greet. “Get Your Trump On” Campaign Material was also available.