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42nd Biennial Convention

Tentative Schedule of Events and Speakers


Events are scheduled at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel and Oklahoma City Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.*  Schedule is subject to change.


Thursday, September 28, 2023

10:00 am – 11:30 am: Capitol Regents Tour (NFRW Capitol Regents only) *

For more information about the Capitol Regents Tour, contact

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Executive Committee Meeting (closed)

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

2:00 pm: Presidential Straw Poll Voting Opens

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: State Federation Presidents Meeting (State Federation Presidents only)

Tana Goertz, inspirational speaker, business consultant, author and life coach

6:00 pm
8:00 pm: Regents Events (NFRW Regents and their guests only) *

For more information about the Regents Event, contact

Friday, September 29, 2023

9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

10:00 am – 11:30 am: Pre-Convention Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Training Seminar: Leading for Freedom - Leadership Skills for Republicans (optional; additional cost)

Toni Anne Dashiell, Republican National Committeewoman for Texas and nationally recognized, award-winning grassroots Republican leader
This leadership development seminar tackles core leadership skills such as team building and managing conflict and resolution. Included in this ticket is a copy of the book, "Leading for Freedom," co-authored by Toni Anne and Rachel Woods.

7:00 pm
– 8:30 pm: Convention Welcome Reception

Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma
Matt Pinnell, Lt. Governor of Oklahoma
Cindy Byrd, Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector

Saturday, September 30, 2023

8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

8:30 am – 11:30 am: Convention General Session

Tulsi Gabbard, former Congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate
Gordon G. Chang, author and leading expert on China
Susan Hutchinson, 41st First Lady of Arkansas 

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Ronald Reagan Award Luncheon

Keynote Speaker:
James Lankford, U.S. Senator, Oklahoma

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Workshops

  • COMMUNICATIONS: Gambling to Gaming - The Power of Words
    Deb Sofield, author and executive speech coach
    With today’s daily outrage culture and weaponized media, America has become a hyper-attentive nation that is quick to judge. This makes the words and visuals you use all the more important in determining whether you win or lose at the ballot box, in the checkout line, and in the court of public opinion. Learn how to navigate the issues of the day and remind voters of their hopes, dreams and aspirations that are still within their reach.
  • FUNDRAISING: Ask, Ask, Ask - Secrets to Successful Fundraising
    Holly Robichaud, Tuesday Associates
    Money has been called the mother’s milk of politics, yet women tend to shy away from fundraising. Learn techniques for raising funds through events, personal solicitation, and direct mail and email with ideas you can put to work for your campaign, your club, and your favorite cause.
  • GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT: Reaching Women Where They Are
    Amanda Iovino, WPA Intelligence
    Emily Lampkin, Women Leaders Series
    Ellen Walter, Winning with Women Voters
    Women are the key to any successful campaign. As the 2024 elections near, what are the issues motivating women, what is the best way to reach them, and how can we get more women involved in politics in general and our clubs in particular?

  • ADVOCACY: How to Talk to Your Legislators
    Kristi Antonick, Americans for Prosperity-Texas
    Janet Brown, education and human trafficking advocate
    Kendra Wesson, public safety and education advocate
    Our Founding Fathers gave “we the people” the power to elect and guide our leaders. Are you using that power to its full potential? Three advocates who have developed good relationships with and moved lawmakers to pass legislation and even change votes on controversial bills share experiences (with humor) and strategies.
  • YOUTH OUTREACH: Cultivating the Next Generation
    Julie Hartman, broadcast host of Timeless with Julie Hartman
    Joe Mitchell, president and founder, Run GenZ                                    
    Maria Sofia, NFRW Youth Outreach chair
    The future of the NFRW and the Republican Party depends on connecting to the younger generation. Learn the best way to engage younger women to build your bench, the messages that appeal to them, and why young voices are needed in government today.

5:00 pm: Presidential Straw Poll Voting Closes

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Achievement Awards Ceremony

Sunday, October 1, 2023

6:00 am – 12:00 pm: Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

7:00 am – 9:00 am: Voting for National Officers

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Prayer Breakfast (optional; additional cost)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Convention General Session

Nick Adams, founder of FLAG
Riley Gaines, 12-time All-American Swimmer
Amanda Iovino, WPA Intelligence
Drew McKissick, co-chair, Republican National Committee

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Networking Luncheon

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Post-Convention Board of Directors Meeting (to elect the three Members-at-Large to the NFRW Executive Committee)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Post-Convention Executive Committee Meeting (closed)

Events are scheduled at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel and Oklahoma City Convention Center, unless otherwise noted.*  Schedule is subject to change.


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