Most of the time we get an opportunity to make a difference in an area one time.  That area may last a day or a year.  We never know.  We need to consider our lives short and getting an opportunity to serve and work we should do it to the very best of our ability.  It’s not a title, it’s making a difference in whatever we do.  The other thought that comes to mind is will you pass it on to another, the things you learned, the challenging situations, and the rewards you can reap?  Do we teach others to be a better leader than what we are?  I hope so!  We learn from each other, good and bad!  Years ago, I was taught, “You are either growing or dying”.  I want to always be growing!  I hope you will always want to grow. 

My message to you is:

  • Be the best you can be.
  • Teach what you can and as much as you can.
  • Look and listen for others who want to learn.
  • Don’t be afraid to say you are sorry.
  • Do your job with excellence.
  • You can do this!

Let’s go back in time, do we want to be like the Republican Women who came together in 1938 to form the National Federation of Republican Women?  I do!  We can make a difference like those women.  They made many sacrifices to spread Republican values and the message of hope through working, standing for things that matter and truth. They persevered through unwinnable odds to help turn states around to Republicanism. One must remember, at the time, only two states had carried the Republican vote when Alf Landon ran for President.  Think about it long and hard, if we made the sacrifices and if we were as dedicated to fighting for our principal values as they did, our country would not be where it is today.  It takes a lot of hands and feet to convey our message, continuously. It takes a lot of due diligence to stay informed.    

So, where do we go from here, we must educate!  Educate anytime and everywhere.  We must bump up our public relations in everything!  These two things can and will bring us enthusiastic and informed Membership!  The energized Membership will organically spread our message to more and to more women. We then will have educated momentum! After all it is our country we love, right!   

I want to thank each of you for the opportunity to serve you and with you! Let’s be the BEST we can for this time!

TFRW State President Sharon Boreing, 2024-2025