Local Republican women can promote good government through community service

By Sue Anderson

Becky Johnson, left, former 1st vice president of the National Federation of Republican Women, was the featured speaker at the March 6 meeting of the Osage County Republican Women. Lois Butel, president of Osage County Republican Women, presented Johnson with a gift of appreciation.

The Osage County Federation of Republican Women hosted a get-acquainted meeting March 6, 2018, to introduce new members and guests to the many ways in which Republican women take an active part in the political process. Guest speaker was Becky Johnson, of Parker, Kan., who has held numerous leadership positions within both the state and federal federations, including the office of president of the Kansas Federation of Republican Women and most recently as first vice president of the National Federation of Republican Women.

Johnson addressed the importance of community service and working to increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government. She encouraged the club to continue its work in the Caring for America Project.

By taking an active role in the political system of our country, women can make a difference in helping both their individual communities and also political candidates on the local, state and national level. Group volunteer efforts are extremely important in reaching a larger number of voters. Johnson encouraged those in attendance to make a difference in their communities and to take full advantage of the many materials available from both NFRW and KFRW.

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