Reagan Centennial


President Reagan and NFRW Capitol Regents, 1987 Reagan Greets Our Regents
President Ronald Reagan meets with NFRW Capitol Regents in the White House Oval Office on April 27, 1987. Standing to Reagan's immediate right are former NFRW President Judy Hughes and long-time NFRW Capitol Regent Anne Batchelder.

(Photo Courtesy: Ronald Reagan Library)


It was a great honor and privilege for the National Federation of Republican Women to pay tribute to President Ronald Reagan and to celebrate the Reagan Centennial with a host of special events and programs in 2011. As then-NFRW President Sue Lynch said, “It is impossible to put into words just how much President Reagan means to Republican women. We are proud to honor the man whom Americans revere as one of our greatest and most enduring leaders.”

President Reagan always gave his support to the Federation. He spoke at our 1975, 1981 and 1983 conventions, calling the NFRW the “pride and joy” and the “heart and soul” of the Republican Party and declaring that our members were not just the foot soldiers, but also the generals. He also welcomed our leaders to the White House on more than one occasion and invited the Capitol Regents to the Oval Office in 1987 (pictured above).

The gesture was more than enthusiastically returned by the Federation. Republican women were instrumental in electing President Reagan in 1980 and 1984, and supporting his policies, optimism and vision. The Federation continues to honor the memory of our beloved 40th president by awarding the biennial Ronald Reagan Leadership Award to one of our outstanding state presidents who exemplifies the same strong, effective leadership qualities and principles as President Reagan.

Our 2011 programs and events honoring President Reagan included:

  Convention Luncheon Tribute & Award Presentation
Our recognition of President Reagan culminated with a special program at the NFRW Convention. During the luncheon on October 2, 2011, the NFRW recognized the Reagan Centennial and also presented the fourth biennial Ronald Reagan Leadership Award.

NFRW Resolution Honoring Reagan

  Mamie Eisenhower Library Project List
Highlighting books by or about President Ronald Reagan [PDF, 3 pages]

  Republican Leadership Conference Partner
NFRW Serves as Partner of RLC / Reagan Centennial Celebration


For more information about President Reagan, visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library.

Reagans at NFRW's 1981 Convention

Reagan Keynotes 1981 Convention
President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan wave to delegates at the 21st Biennial NFRW Convention in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 18, 1981. The Reagans are flanked by Betty Heitman, left, and Betty Rendel, both former NFRW presidents.

(Photo Courtesy: Ronald Reagan Library)


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