Carroll County Republican Women
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We are an army of Republican Women that support the Republican Party Platform and work towards growing new Republican leaders at all levels of government.

2016 thru 2019 have already been making History!  
What will you do to be a positive part of that history in 2020?  
Make a difference and grow our freedoms.

Bring a friend to join our Club TODAY!
For more information, contact us at: 

Benefits of Membership

  • Networking with women who share similar interests and concerns.
  • Meetings with informative and educational programs.
  • Becoming active in our community/county and positively impacting the county and country.
  • Meeting local, state and national Republican women.
  • Meeting Republican Party leaders.
  • Automatic member of the IFRW (Illinois Federation of Republican Women), and the NFRW (National Federation of Republican Women).
  • Newsletter and information from local club, state and national federations.
  • Access to training in leadership, working on campaigns and opportunities for involvement.
Join Us and Help Keep America Strong!

2020 is a pivotal year!  Join thousands of Republican women across the nation in building leaders, energizing communities and keeping America strong! 

We welcome all Republican women and hope you will join our network and help us make a difference in our Carroll County communities and beyond.

Carroll County Republican Women Officers

The Honorable Representative 
T o n y   M c C o m b i e

L a n a   S o l d a t

A m y   B u s s

​L i z   B u c k w a l t e r

About Us

- The Carroll County Republican Women (CCRW) was founded in 1943 and was one of the first clubs to be established in Illinois.  
- The Club serves the communities of Carroll County Illinois, including Mt. Carroll, Savanna, Thomson, Chadwick, Milledgeville, Lanark, Shannon and Lake Carroll.
- We take pride in our American heritage, our community and the support of 
our troops.
- We are dedicated to the U.S. Constitution and to the conservative principles
 of the Republican Party.
- Carroll County Republican Women is part of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women (IFRW) and of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).

Republican Women are the heart and hands, the foot soldiers of the Republican Party.  2018 and 2019 continued to prove to be defining years for our Country, our State and our local communities.  Republican Women are informed, attuned, and motivated to synergize Republican principles. 
Join us for 2020!

Together We 

- Identify and Elect Republican candidates at all levels.
- Volunteer and Vote and hold accountable Republican and other Elected Officials.
- Team up and stand shoulder to shoulder to continue to Keep America Great!

M e m b e r s h i p   C h a l l e n g e
E a c h  O n e - B r i n g  O n e

 W A T C H   U S   G R O W !

Keep in Mind...
Growth  =  Members  =  Strength  =  Votes  =  Republican Majority
"All that is necessary for 
the triumph of evil is 
that good men do nothing."
2020 Membership:  
It's Not Too Late to Renew Your Membership!

Luncheons are a great time & place to renew, but you are also welcome to mail your form/check payable to:

 CCRW, 318 N. 4th Street, Savanna, IL   61074

Basic dues are $30, but we encourage you to consider joining at a SUSTAINER LEVEL. The extra funds are very much appreciated and help us to reach out into our Carroll County communities.  

Our organization grows by invitation, so please invite your friends to our meetings, too.

Sustainer levels are:
Contributing - $35
Gold - $40
Diamond - $45

Americanism / Caring for America / Historian - Arlene Bickelhaupt
Budget / Finance / Fundraising - Robin McConnel 
Bylaws - Elizabeth Buckwalter
Campaign / Political Action Committee - Susan Jacobs
Chaplain - Joyce Schubert
Community Relations / Scholarship - Patti Kloepping
Legislation - Michelle Schurman & Representative Tony McCombie
Maimie Eisenhower Literacy Project [MELP] - Robin McConnel
Membership - Patty Hiher, Chair; 
Newsletter / Communications - Representative Tony McCombie; Lana Soldat
Nominations - 
Programs - Lana Soldat
Publicity / Public Relations - JoAnn Palmer
Volunteer Tracking / Honor Roll - Nancy Freeman

Town Chairs - Hospitality  Committee

Dorothy Johnson - Chadwick
Nancy Shellhause & Patti Kloepping - Lanark, Shannon, Milledgeville
Nancy Freeman - Mt. Carroll
Representative Tony McCombie - Savanna & Thomson
Our Current & Past Presidents

Tony McCombie, 2019-Present
Jodi Purlee, 2015-2018
Robin McConnel, 2011-2014
Michelle Schurman, 2007- 2010
​Venita McConnel, 2005-2006
Judy Gray, 2003-2004
Betty Harms, 2001-2002
Frances Burkholder, 1999-2001
Sandra Kopecky, 1995-1998
Frances Burkholder, 1993-1994
Margie Bausman, 1989-1992
JoAnn Palmer, 1987-1988
Val Warner, 1987
Betty Harms, 1983-1986
Wanda Stewart, 1981-1982
Nancy Freeman, 1979-1980
Marilyn Magill, 1977-1978
Helen Turnbaugh, 1975-1976
Harriet Bickelhaupt, 1973-1974
Bernelle Weiler, 1971-1972
Helen Mackay, 1967-1970
Martha Hartman, 1965-1966
Roberta Colehour Rusk, 1964
Maxine Polhill, 1963-1964
Evelyn Senneff, 1959-1962
N. Jean Sturtevant, 1957-1958
Mrs. Stanley Finnefrock, 1955-1956
Maxine Polhill, 1943-1954

Engaging and empowering 
women since 1943.
Our Mission
Carroll County Republican Women are dedicated to promoting the principles of the Republican Party through an informed electorate by educating and empowering its members, and by electing Republicans to local, state and national offices.

Our Objectives
 * Promote an informed electorate through political education and activity;
 * Increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through active political participation;
 * Encourage loyalty to the Republican Party, and to promote its principles and candidates in all elections, including non-partisan elections;
 * Work for and support the election of the Republican Party's nominee.
 * Facilitate cooperation among the Republican women of the county;