New York State Federation

of Republican Women

October 2023 Edition

Note from the President

Fall Greetings! Autumn brings us the last stretch of elections. Republican county committees and candidates are gearing up to connect with voters and get our Republicans team elected. Democratic one party rule in New York has demonstrated failed policies as frustrated voters deal with a sky high cost of living, unsafe streets, and a migrant crises that is completely out of control. Our country and our state can not sustain this lack of leadership from Democrats. It is more important that ever to get our Republican team over the line. The New York State Federation of Republican Women are planning ways to support critical elections. Our members are dedicated to making a difference in elections around the state!

SAVE THE DATE! Our conference is on May 5 & 6, 2024 in Albany. Please join us this year!

Let us know if you are aware of a county or individual interesting in starting a group.

We are excited to begin new clubs around the state as we begin the official 2024 NYSFRW Membership Kick Off!

For Liberty,

Trisha Turner,

NYSFRW, President

Pray for Israel

We stand in solidarity with the people of Israel

and mourn the senseless loss of innocent lives in these horrific acts of terrorism.

Vote Results from

September Newsletter!

Who Won the Republican Debate?

Vivek Ramaswamy - 37.5%

Nikki Haley - 18.8%

Ron DeSantis - 18.8%

The National Federation of Republican Women’s website ( is an amazing resource for everything.

Once you login (the registration process is simple!), the sheer amount of information available on the site is amazing...bylaws, programs, news, helps and guides - it’s all there!

Volunteers Needed!

25 days until early voting starts! 

Many of you are involved in volunteering in races throughout the state. If you are not, I encourage you to reach out to your Republican candidates and offer any amount of time you are able to! Calls, sign placement and door to door will be ramping up as Get Out the Vote starts.

It’s rewarding, it’s fun, it helps make a difference. 

We are told this is an “off year”,

a line that tends to further keep voters home.

In politics, there is no off year. Every election is important and every vote matters.

Judicial (many which hold the position for a decade or longer!)

to Legislature to the County Executive matter.

Now is the time to get involved!

If you would like to volunteer some time over the next few weeks to help a Republican get elected and need to be connected, please respond to this email and we will put you in touch with a group in your area! 

Early Voting:

October 28 - November 5

General Election:

November 7

Other Important Dates:

October 23:

Last day for board of elections to receive absentee ballot application by letter, fax, or through the absentee request portal.

November 6

Last day to apply IN-PERSON

for absentee ballot.

November 7

Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 14th.

Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 20th.

November 7

Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.

Are you registered to vote?

Register to vote!
News from New York State Clubs! 

New York State Federated Republican Women

4 of your NYSFRW officers attended the NFRW convention last weekend in Oklahoma City. The Empire State was well represented, as we won several awards! See below for details!

Awards Corner 

Clubs throughout the country were awarded

for their accomplishments throughout 2023 

and the Empire State certainly made waves

at National!

  • Putnam County Republican Women's Club

Armed Services Award for Medium Club

  • Erie County Federation of Republican Women

Caring for America Awards: Regional Finalists - Small Club

  • New York State Federated Republican Women

Greatest Percentage Increase

  • New York State Federated Republican Women

Greatest Numerical Increase

  • New York State Federated Republican Women

100% of 2022 membership achieved by June 30, 2023

  • Suffolk County Federated Republican Women

Greatest Club Percentage Increase - 2nd place

  • Ontario County Women's Republican Club

Greatest Club Numerical Increase - 3rd place

  • Monroe County Federated Republican Women

Quarterly Winners, Third Place for Political & Campaign Awards

  • Allison Barkowski (Member, Monroe County FRW)

Political & Campaign Award - 1st Place Phone Calls, National Winner

Political & Campaign Award - Top Quarterly Volunteer, Third Place

Political & Campaign Award - Top Volunteer, New York State

Congratulations to all of our New York State clubs!

Putnam County Republican Women's Club

The Putnam County Republican Women's Club is very proud of the work they did for America’s Veterans. Last year the Putnam County Republican Women's Club raised $25,000.00 for Putnam Service Dogs, and that money was used to train a service dog that was then given to veteran in need. This year the club won the National Federation of Republican Women's Armed Services Award and will be donating an additional $9,400.00 to the organization, America's VetDogs.

The club would like to recognize the Mahopac Golf Club, where the event was held, and give a special thank you to Golf Pro, Terence Hughes and Club Manager, Tim Clinton for all their support and effort to make this event such a success. Finally, thank you to PCRWC members Debbi Hudak and Patricia Hughes, who worked hard to help America’s Veterans, and make this event possible.

-Putnam County Republican Womens Club

The Federated Republican Women of Dutchess County

FRWDC took some time to support Family Court Judge Joe Egitto!

Ontario County Women's Republican Club

The Ontario County Republican Committee hosted their annual Constitution Day Dinner. Annie Chwiecko, First Vice President of the OCWRC, was honored as Republican of the Year! Congratulations, Annie! Thank you for your tireless work raising funds for Veterans and their families and all you have done for the Republican Party!

Seneca County Republican Women's Club &

Erie County Federation of Republican Women

SCRWC President Tiffany Folk, Michael Henry and ECFRW President Kim Bowers catching up at the Ontario County Republican Committee Constitution Day Dinner!

Women's Republican Club of Fulton County

The WRCFC hosted a Constitution-themed Freedom BBQ in September at their local rifle club!


Are you part of a small club and are looking to grow it?

Here are a few inexpensive ways to get your name out there and expand your membership!

If you don’t have a logo, create one today! It will help market your club in a powerful way. Collaborate with members to create something that best represents your club.

QR codes are convenient, easy to generate and free!

Create one online that leads to your social media page or website.

Business cards, palm cards, table clothes with your logo and club name, step and repeat banner, info packet and pens are all fairly inexpensive ways to bring attention to your club at local events.

Many festivals, fairs and community events offer the opportunity to have a table there for little to nothing. It’s a great way to meet people and get involved AND you can bring voter registration forms and get people registered to vote! 

SAVE THE DATES! May 5-6, 2024 - NYSFRW 2024 Annual Conference has a list of all of the women's clubs in New York State. See if there is one located in your county and get in touch! If there isn't a club in your county, consider starting a new one! Contact us for more information:

"A well-instructed people alone

can be permanently a free people."

James Madison

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