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Washington Federation Honors Founder with Annual Scholarships

Washington Federation Honors Founder with Annual Scholarships
Posted: May 19, 2022
Categories: State Federations
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Two Conservative College Undergraduate Women to Receive Annual Scholarships

During the Spring Board Meeting, the Washington Federation of Republican Women (WFRW) honored founder Della Urquhart with an inaugural scholarship program. Two annual scholarships will be awarded to conservative college undergraduate women who are currently majoring in political science, government or economics and are residents of Washington State. 

Della was a visionary in 1934 when she organized a group of women in Yakima to form the first Republican Women's club in Washington state. Her political passion resulted in the State Federation becoming chartered in 1945 with the National Federation of Republican Women. She was the first WFRW President from 1945-1953 and later served in Olympia. Her resolve to promote and carry forward conservative values and leadership epitomizes what it means to educate and empower Republican women in the political process. 

The Spring Board Meeting also included a Campaign School led by Liz Pike, retired Washington state legislator and currently Clark County Republican Women's Club President. Candidates and members from across the state were given exceptional training that included handouts and a thumb drive to take home.

Other Spring Board Meeting presentations included an Emergency Preparedness Workshop presented by Kittitas Sheriff Darren Higashiyama; a keynote speech by Washington state Committeewoman Marlene Pfeifer, who is on the RNC convention and debate committees; and a legislative session report from Chris Cargill, Eastern Washington Director for the Washington Policy Center. 

The Spring Board Meeting was well-attended and, along with business being conducted, provided encouragement and focus for the coming election year.

PHOTOS: (1) The WFRW Executive Board; (2) the WFRW business meeting


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