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URW 2016 Meeting Schedule

July 19 - National Board Meeting
August 15 - Luncheon meeting at Poinsett Club
September 19 - URW Anniverary Luncheon at Poinsett Club
October 17 - Membership Reception (details TBA)
November 21 
December 19

If you have any questions about the URW club, click here or email
Rosie made it to Greenville!
The National Federation of Republican Women's Bus,"Rosie," and NFRW President Carrie Almond recently made a stop in Greenville. Rosie and Ms.Almond are traveling across the United States to promote the NFRW and to encourage people to get out and vote.Several of our Upstate Repubican Women ladies greeted Ms. Almond and signed the bus. 
Pictured from left: Linda Garner, Donna Gottschall (URW President), Carrie Almond (NFRW President), Martha Tomkins, Mary Vause, Suzette Jordan and  Stacey Kuper       
Photo and video credit:  Tom Hanson
From Senator Tim Scott

Desert Shield and Desert Storm Honor Ceremonies 

The men and women who have served in our armed forces deserve to be recognized for their willingness to defend our country against those who would harm us. On August 27th, I will host Desert Shield and Desert Storm Honor Ceremonies in Greenville and Charleston. Since being elected to federal office, I have hosted several honor ceremonies for South Carolina’s veterans in an effort to show appreciation for all that they and their families have sacrificed. In 2012, World War II Veterans were honored; in 2013, I held two ceremonies celebrating our Korean War era veterans;  and in 2014, our Vietnam Veterans were honored.

Each veteran will receive a special Senatorial Certificate of Appreciation, as well as a pin. All interested veterans should register with my office by visiting  


August 27th, 9:00 AM
WHO: U.S. Senator Tim Scott
WHAT: Desert Shield and Desert Storm Honor Ceremony 
August 27, 2016
WHERE: TD Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Our Silent Auction will continue until the October Membership Reception. Be sure to check the tables at each meeting to see what is up for bid or to check on your last bid. 

Raffle tickets for the patriotic,hand-sewn quilt are $10.00 each.  Support our club and increase your chances to win by buying many tickets.

Many other items are up for bid.

    The URW President's Letter

In July, most of us go through our closets and find those rarely worn red, white and blue pieces of clothing that only Independence Day can force out from their hiding places. We make patriotic desserts with blueberries and strawberries that we found in Southern Living magazine, and we plan gatherings with family and friends in the back yard, at the beach or anywhere close to the water and a good breeze.

In 1776, in a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams wrote:

"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore."

It’s remarkable how spot-on John Adams’s prediction was, isn’t it?  Aside from the grand celebration now occurring on the fourth day of July instead of the second, everything Adams predicted about how we would commemorate the day is still true, except for one thing:  the “solemn acts of Devotion to God Almighty” are missing.
It seems not a week goes by that we don’t hear of a terrorist act that has been committed on the other side of the world or right here at home.  These are troubled times we are living in. Our hearts go out to those, both here and abroad, who have suffered greatly from the hands of God’s enemies. Let’s join together in an act of devotion to God by praying—for our great country and for the world.  “Solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty” are needed, now more than ever.

Donna Gottschall
President of the Working Club






Just a reminder to you and all your clubs' members, but especially to you as leaders, that disparaging remarks or publications involving Republican candidates for office is not only prohibited in the SCFRW by-laws, but also the NFRW by-laws, and I'm betting in your clubs' by-laws as well. We will need ALL the Republican votes we can get in November, and the time is now to wear a positive attitude and show the opposition that we will not be defeated this election cycle!

As leaders of the Republican party, you need to hold yourselves to a higher standard than your membership.  Remember, you are the role model and example in a very contested nominee selection process.
Thank you for always being an upstanding "Republican back-bone."

Bev Brady, President

SCFRW Membership

We Are the Backbone of the Republican Party
One Member = One Vote

Our first contest is aimed at individual club members.

The individual who brings in the most new members from July 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 will be the winner. (Former members will not count for this contest.) Each new member will have to be on the NFRW roster by the January report.

The winner of this contest will receive $100.
Please email your club’s information to:
Linda Garner, Chairman of the Membership Committee,

Linda Slaton, Membership Committee Co-Chair,
Become a member of
Upstate Republican Women

Yearly memberships are $25.00.  

Associate memberships are $20.00.  (These memberships are for men or for women who are already members of another club.)

For more membership information, contact Barb Taylor at

     URW Monthly Luncheon Sponsorships


The Upstate Republican Women’s Club is happy to announce our new URW Monthly Luncheon Sponsorship Program.

For only $150, you and your organization can sponsor an upcoming URW luncheon. Your luncheon sponsorship will not only help our club to continue serving the Republican Party and the people of the Upstate, but will also provide you and your organization with tremendous exposure to an extremely sought after demographic. Each luncheon sponsor will be given the opportunity to tell the URW luncheon attendees about his/her business or organization for two minutes...and receive a complimentary lunch that day!

Act quickly, however. There are only two sponsorships available for each meeting. And the first sponsor who responds will be given the option to buy a banner in the newsletter for only an additional $50!

To sponsor a monthly luncheon, simply contact our club and remit your check payable to:*

Upstate Republican Women
Post Office Box 26342
Greenville, SC  29616
Attn: Sponsorship

*Check and information to be announced must be received 7 days prior to luncheon.

For more information, contact:



Countdown to Cleveland

Federation Members Represent Their States at the GOP Convention

There is much excitement around the Federation as we gear up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Reports already are coming in of many Federation members who have been chosen to represent their states at the convention. We are so proud of them!
For planning purposes, please let the NFRW know if you are going as a Delegate or Alternate or serving in another capacity. Send your name, state, title, and contact information to:

Be sure to get out and vote on November 8, 2016!


Dates to Remember
July - No meeting due to renovations at Poinsett Club
July 18-21 - RNC Convention in Cleveland
July 19 - NFRW board meeting in Cleveland
August 22 - Jeff Duncan Annual Faith and Freedom BBQ in Anderson
August 27 - SCFRW Fall Meeting in Columbia

September 19 - Membership Business Meet and Greet  - 27th Anniversary Meeting 
October 17 - Evening Membership Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 pm (details TBA)
November 8 - VOTE for Repubican Nominee Donald Trump
November 21 - Regular luncheon meeting; quilt raffle winner announced
December 19 - Holiday meeting 
Upstate Republican Women Executive Board

President - Donna Gottschall
President Ex Oficio - Phylis Foster
Vice President - Carla Renner
Secretary - Weesie Poole
Treasurer - Aline Kilgore

Standing Committees 
Programs - Carla Renner
Membership - Barb Taylor
By-Laws - Available
Campaign - Available
Communications - Cheryl Cuthrell
Public Relations - Colleen Deas
Be sure to like these pages on Facebook  
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