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SCFRW President Kim Wellman installs 2015 officers at Dec. 15 meeting

SCFRW President Kim Wellman speaks to URW and installs officers from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

Upstate Republican Women Dec. 15 meeting from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

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URW Membership Tea at the home of President Donna Gottschall.

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URW Celebrates 25th Birthday at Oct. 20 Luncheon


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Dec. 8 Board Meeting

Posted 3:35 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15

Today's URW luncheon

Mark Hammond: South Carolina Secretary of State from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo

Upstate Republican Women from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

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Posted 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19

State Sen. Ross Turner tells the URW about his first term in the South Carolina Senate at the Aug. 18 luncheon.

Ross Turner tells Upstate Republican Women About First Term in SC Senate from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

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Upstate Republican Women Aug. 18 luncheon from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo

Posted 12:55 p.m., Tuesday, June 17

June 16 Americanism Program Videos

Patrick Henry portrayed by Noah Stratton from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

John Adams portrayed by Nicky Chavers

Sheri Chavers: Logos Theatre

Ruth Templeton, mother of wounded soldier, sings God Bless America

Ruth Templeton: God Has Blessed This Nation

Nicole Stratton Portrays Dorothy Bradford

Donna Gottschall URW President

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Posted 6:50 p.m., Tuesday, June 3

If you are interested in the following, please contact Donna Gottschall at 864-787-8100

The RNC is holding “Taking Back the Future” summit in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 10 and Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Renaissance Washington. This summit is designed to train Republican women of all ages to be Republican ambassadors, activists and candidates this election cycle. 
The RNC has asked NFRW and the State Federation Presidents to nominate women who would be worthy candidates for this training. If you or someone in your club is interested in attending this summit, please let me know no later than Thursday (June 5) so that I can nominate them by the Friday deadline.  Please notes that each participant will be responsible for the cost of their own travel, accommodations and a $50 registration fee. The RNC will send a formal nomination letter and registration information to each nominee on Monday, June 9. 
Participants will have the opportunity to meet a variety of Republican elected officials and business leaders and learn about their paths toward elected office.  They will also learn from campaign operatives about running campaigns, speaking to the media and how to raise money.  Not only will the sessions be valuable, but also the networking will be worthwhile. 
In 2014, the stakes are high for Republicans all across our country.  The opportunity to gain seats in the United States House, to win back control of the Senate for the first time since 2007 and to re-elect our  19 Republican governors who are up for re-election in 2014 is within our reach!   A nationwide USA Today / CNN Poll found that by more than 2-1, Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the country.  Women voters make up 53% of our electorate, and it is vital they are part of the solution for America.   One of the important ways to solidify victory would be to engage more women voters, women activists and operatives across the country.  In order to be successful in November, we must and will continue to make that effort a success. 
Again, if you’d like to nominate a woman to attend this summit, please send her name, email and phone number no later than Thursday evening.

Legislative Day at the State Capitol in Columbia



With State Treasurer Curtis Loftis

Posted 4:50 p.m., Thursday, May 22

May 20 Candidates forum

Upstate Republican Women May 20 Candidates Forum from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

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Richard Cash for U.S. Senate

Amy Cofield for SC Superintendent of Education

Benjamin Dunn for U.S. Senate

Reelect Gen. Robert Livingston SC adjutant general

DeLinda Ridings for Sally Atwater for SC Superintendent of Education

Nancy Campbell for Det Bowers for U.S. Senate

Elizabeth Scott for Lee Bright for U.S. Senate

Andrew Yates for Sen. Lindsey Graham

Corey Tillinghast for Sen. Tim Scott

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Posted 5:05 p.m., Tuesday, May 6

URW Barbecue at the home of Lloyd and Dee Benedict May 3


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Upstate Republican Women's Barbecue from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo

Posted 3:45 p.m., Monday, April 28

Mayor Knox White speaks to Upstate Republican Women April 28 from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo


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Posted 3:50 p.m., Monday, March 17

Pat McKinney, candidate for SC Lieutenant Governor, speaks to Upstate Republican Women March 17 from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

Video of introductory comments

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Posted 4:15 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22

SCFRW board

Quarterly Board Meeting of the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women in Columbia today. Upstate Republican Women leaders (from left) Suzette Jordan, Linda Garner, Donna Gottschall and Susan Brinkerhoff.

Posted 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11

Krista Bannister opposes Greenville City Council plan to make elections non-partisan at February meeting

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Posted 4:35 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17

URW joins GCRWC to hear Gov. Nikki Haley Jan. 16

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks to the Greenville County Republican Women Jan. 16 from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo



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