The mission of the Lower Cape Fear Republican Women’s Club is to promote an informed public through political education and activity. We hope to increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government; to facilitate cooperation among the National and North Carolina Federation of Republican Women and the other Republican Women’s Clubs; to foster loyalty to the Republican Party, and to promote its principles and candidates in all elections, including non-partisan elections; to support the objectives and policies of the Republican National, the North Carolina Central and the New Hanover County Executive Committees; and, to work for the election of Republican Party nominees.
In 1972, charter members Isabel Holmes and Marilyn Williams changed political parties to campaign for a man named James Holshouser, who was running for NC Governor. After helping deliver Gov. Holshouser to the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, the ladies formed the LCFRWC with twenty-one other hard-working women, and in 1974, officially chartered our club.
We hold a Biennial Auction in odd-numbered years to benefit candidates and the Republican Party. Since 2005, we have raised approximately $150,000 for local, state and federal republican candidates. We also hold GOTV fundraisers. In 2020, we were able to spend $19,000 on GOTV projects.
We stand united and strong, providing forums for our members to meet their candidates and their elected officials, making phone calls, working the polls, educating our members, putting up billboards, producing radio ads, paying for mass mail-outs, and most importantly, giving thousands and thousands of dollars directly to our Republican candidates. We’re goal- setters and trendsetters. We’re also award-winners.