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Women's Republican Club of Lancaster County

The Heart of the Republican Party in Lancaster

Lancaster PA
Mission

Our Mission

In 1922, over a thousand Lancaster suffragettes gathered to form the first Women's Republican Club in PA. They wanted a Republican Club because the Republican Party had always support women's suffrage, as well as the abolition of slavery. A lot has changed since that first meeting, but what hasn’t changed is our mission.

WRC Mission:

To support and strengthen the Republican Party, to advance women in political knowledge and activity, and to promote honest government and unselfish patriotism.

Today, our mission is even more needed, and we’re so glad you’re joining us. We stand on the shoulders of our visionary predecessors to organize events, introduce candidates, educate the public, promote the Republican ideals of freedom and liberty, help with campaigns, and support Republican women running for office.

Program Types

Educational: expert lectures, tours and gatherings to share conservative content.  Open to members and non-members to help support better understanding of key policies and issues relevant today.

Action: promote our elected officials and endorsed candidates in their campaigns every election.

 

Social: opportunities to have fun with others in the region.

Kid's Club: events and educational opportunities to teach our children about government and politics while having fun.

2024 Events

  • Getting Involved: Local Government Information Session
    Getting Involved: Local Government Information Session
    Thu, Feb 29
    Lancaster
    Feb 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Feb 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Ray D’Agostino shares a look at the local landscape and highlights how you can get involved.
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  • Kid's Club: Constitutional Rights
    Kid's Club: Constitutional Rights
    Sat, Mar 16
    Lancaster
    Mar 16, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
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  • Getting Involved: Plot the Journey
    Getting Involved: Plot the Journey
    Thu, Mar 21
    Lancaster
    Mar 21, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Lancaster, RCLC 2260 Erin Court
    Mar 21, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Lancaster, RCLC 2260 Erin Court
    Amber Martin shares her journey and offers advice to others looking to get involved.
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  • Series on Threats in Our Country​: Women Spies in War
    Series on Threats in Our Country​: Women Spies in War
    Thu, Apr 11
    Lancaster
    Apr 11, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Apr 11, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Series on Threats in Our Country
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  • Series on Threats in Our Country​: Randall Wenger on Lawfare
    Series on Threats in Our Country​: Randall Wenger on Lawfare
    Thu, May 09
    Lancaster
    May 09, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    May 09, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Part of our Series on Threats in Our Country
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  • Series on Threats in Our Country​: The Drugs Coming Across the Border to Your Frontdoor
    Series on Threats in Our Country​: The Drugs Coming Across the Border to Your Frontdoor
    Thu, Jun 06
    Lancaster
    Jun 06, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Jun 06, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Part of our Series on Threats in Our Country: The drugs in Lancaster County: highlighting different drugs, how they are packaged and hidden, trafficked and distributed. Detective Anthony Lombardo shares his experiences from 12 years in undercover narcotics here in Lancaster County. Kids welcome.
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  • PFRW Convention
    PFRW Convention
    Sun, Aug 18
    Gettysburg
    Aug 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Cir, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
    Aug 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Cir, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
    Biennial meeting of the Pennsylvania Federation of Republican Women
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  • WRC Picnic
    WRC Picnic
    Sat, Aug 24
    Location is TBD
    Aug 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – Aug 25, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Aug 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – Aug 25, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
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  • Parade & Fair Season
    Parade & Fair Season
    Sat, Aug 31
    Locations and Dates TBD
    Aug 31, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Locations and Dates TBD
    Aug 31, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Locations and Dates TBD
    Join others in the Republican party at Lancaster County fairs and parades. Watch for updated dates.
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  • A Day at the Range- Limited to 15- Date  and pricing to be Confirmed
    A Day at the Range- Limited to 15- Date  and pricing to be Confirmed
    Sat, Sep 07
    Location is TBD
    Sep 07, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Sep 07, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
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  • Kid's Club: Cookie Bill
    Kid's Club: Cookie Bill
    Sat, Sep 21
    Lancaster
    Sep 21, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Sep 21, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Lancaster, 2260 Erin Ct, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
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  • 2024 Election - Get Ready to Help
    2024 Election - Get Ready to Help
    Tue, Nov 05
    Location is TBD
    Nov 05, 2024, 7:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    Nov 05, 2024, 7:00 AM
    Location is TBD
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  • Kid's Club: Cookie Law
    Kid's Club: Cookie Law
    Sat, Dec 07
    Location is TBD
    Dec 07, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Dec 07, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
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  • 102nd WRC Holiday Brunch
    102nd WRC Holiday Brunch
    Sat, Dec 14
    Bent Creek Country Club
    Dec 14, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Bent Creek Country Club
    Dec 14, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Bent Creek Country Club
    An annual tradition
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  • Kid's Club: Trip to Harrisburg
    Kid's Club: Trip to Harrisburg
    Date TBD
    Harrisburg
    Date TBD
    Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA, USA
    Date TBD
    Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA, USA
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Did You Know: 

The Republican Party pioneered the right of women to vote by introducing the 19th amendment in 1878. Republicans continued to support women's suffrage throughout the very long campaign for acceptance. Finally, when the Republican Party regained control of Congress in 1919, the Equal Suffrage Amendment passed. During all those years, the Democrats fought women's suffrage just like they fought the abolition of slavery. 

But even before the passage of the 19th amendment, women were attracted to the Republican Party because of its anti-slavery stance. That's why the Republican Party attracted reformers like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone. All of these women identified themselves as Republicans.

History

History