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A Special Semptember URW Luncheon:
Business Meet & Greet 
and a Tribute to Our Vets

Monday, September 19, Noon until 1:00 p.m.

The Poinsett Club
  807 West Washington, Greenville, SC

We have a special luncheon in store for our members this month. At the beginning of our luncheon meeting, a color guard comprised of local veterans will present the colors. Our featured speaker, Butch Kirven, Greenville County Council Vice Chairman from District 27, will tell us about opportunities to honor and assist military veterans in our area. Please invite and/or sponsor veterans to our luncheon so that they may be a part of our special patriotic tribute.*

Before our luncheon meeting, we will have a Business Meet and Greet for members who want to share their business with other URW members. The Business Meet and Greet will take place before the luncheon meeting from 11:00 a.m. until noon, with follow up networking after the luncheon.

*Veterans' lunches can be purchased for the reduced price of $13.50 for this meeting.

URW 2016
Meeting Schedule

September 19 -  URW Luncheon at Poinsett Club

October 17 - URW Membership Reception and Anniversary Celebration

November 21 - URW Luncheon at Poinsett Club; Nonprofit Meet & Greet

December 19 - URW Holiday Luncheon at Poinsett Club

2017 Schedule coming next month
Please make your reservations by 6pm the  Thursday before the luncheon.

We have to give them a total count,

Members and their guests are $18.00
Non members and Non reservations are $20.00
If you have any questions about the URW club, click here or email

       The URW President's Letter

September 2, 2016
Dear members, associate members and friends,

As I am writing this letter, there are 60 days until we vote for the next president of our great nation. 

Sixty short days.

Sixty days for each of us to be a Republican representative, defend our conservative values, and shine a bright light on the positive change needed in our government.
Sixty days for us to defeat the Democrats and their liberal ideology, restore conservative values, and begin to change the course of our country.

Sixty days until we elect the best Republican leaders who will work tirelessly for the next 730 to 1,460 days, ensuring that our cities, counties, state and nation remain a beacon of hope in an ever-changing world.
The time of indecision and “ruffled feathers” is past.

Today, make time to put those signs supporting the Republican candidates in your front yard and around your neighborhood; talk with your undecided friends and relatives; volunteer to work at the Republican headquarters and at the polls; and prepare to vote absentee ballot if necessary. 
Remember, the United States of America is a country “of the people, by the people, and for the people." Each of us has a voice. Each of us has a vote. At this exciting time in our country, it is our right and responsibility to make our voices heard and to make our votes count. Remember, "those who obey the laws should help to choose those who make the laws."

Your president,

Donna Gottschall

Message from NFRW Campaign Chair
Barbara Trautman

Volunteers Needed in North Carolina for
Mighty American Strike Force

The Mighty American Strike Force (MASF) is a grass roots campaign organization that works in tandem with the Republican National Committee, National Senatorial Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee. MASF is seeking to recruit, train and deploy thousands of volunteers from across the nation to targeted battleground states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin) in an effort to help the Republican Party retain control of the U.S. House and Senate and TAKE BACK THE WHITE HOUSE.
The South Carolina Federation of Republican Women (SCFRW), in conjunction with the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), is committed to sending MASF volunteers to North Carolina the weekend of October 21-23, 2016.  These volunteers will be deployed in Cary, Charlotte, Huntersville and Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Won't you help us in this important effort?

For more information, or to sign up as a MASF volunteer, contact SCFRW Campaign Chair Kathy Behlert by email:  

Silent Auction Continues
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 patOur Silent riotic,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.

A Message from SCFRW President, Bev Brady
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
SCFRW 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

The Upstate Republican Women would love for you to become a member of our club!

Yearly regular 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:


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


Looking Ahead:  Dates to Remember
September 19 - URW Luncheon Honoring Vets/Business Meet and Greet/27th Anniversary Meeting 
October 17 - Evening Membership Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the home of Deb Sofield 
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
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South Carolina Federation of Republican Women

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