President Schockett: 'While plans change, the NFRW moves forward.'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – When the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the National Federation of Republican Women’s (NFRW) 2020-21 Board of Directors from gathering in person in late March, the NFRW met the challenge head-on by trying something new: a virtual meeting.
Led by NFRW President Ann Schockett, more than 125 national board members from across the nation gathered on Zoom today for the NFRW’s first online board meeting.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFRW board utilized technology to conduct the necessary and essential business of the organization, including adopting the 2020 budget. The board also adopted a resolution commending President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their leadership and management of the health and economic challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and Committee on Arrangements Chair Toni Ann Dashiell provided updates on the 2020 Republican National Convention and upcoming elections, and Dashiell also installed the 2020-21 NFRW Executive Committee.
“While plans change, the NFRW moves forward,” President Schockett said. “This is an unprecedented time in our nation’s history, but our dedicated and distinguished national leaders rose to this unusual challenge to ensure that the NFRW continues to advance its vital mission of building leaders, energizing communities and keeping America strong.”
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the nation. NFRW provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas. NFRW objectives are to recruit, train and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and protect the integrity of our electoral process.
CAPTION: NFRW President Ann Schockett chair’s the National Federation of Republican Women’s first virtual board meeting, April 4, 2020.