TustinAreaRWF
2021

About Us

Founded in 1973


Tustin Area Republican Women Federated (TARWF) was founded in 1973 as a local unit of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), the largest Republican Women's organization in the world with a network of over 100,000 women leaders and activists. We are also chartered under the California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW), Southern Division, and the Orange County Federation of Republican Women.

We are proud to say that our local unit was established under the name of Ivy Baker Priest, the first woman Treasurer of the United States. Appointed by President Eisenhower, she served from 1953 to 1961. In 1966 and again in 1970, she successfully ran for Treasurer of California, becoming the first woman elected to statewide office. She also served Governor Ronald Reagan. For a clearer identity in our community, we changed our name to the Tustin Area Republican Women Federated.

TARWF shares the main objectives of the National Federation of Republican Women. Priority is given to educating our members about crucial issues impacting our local area, state and nation. TARWF is also committed to strengthening the Republican Party by registering Republican voters and providing volunteer opportunities to support Republican candidates.

TARWF supports several federation scholarships, participates in community events such as the Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-off and Tustin Tiller Days, donates books to local school libraries and participates in CFRW's Youth Advocacy Program in Sacramento.

A Federated Woman


The Federation Beautitudes were written by a former southern, state and national Federation President.

  • Blessed is she who stands firmly for good government, for she shall be needed.
  • Blessed is she who works steadily for her nation, for she shall be happy.
  • Blessed is she who believes in the cause she serves, for she shall be respected.
  • Blessed is she who give credit to her helpers, for she shall be successful.
  • Blessed is she who has faith in her fellow man, for she shall be justified.
  • Blessed is she who, when others criticize her, and say all manner of evil about her,
    • has the strength of character to forgive,
    • the strength of purpose to carry on,
    • and the strength of body to continue.
  • For She Shall Be Called a Leader in the Federation of Republican Women.

By Charlotte Mousel
President, Southern Division, CFRW 1976-1977 President, CFRW 1978-1979
Second Vice President, NFRW 1986-1989 First Vice President, NFRW 1990-1993 President, NFRW, 1994-1995
Reprinted with permission.

History


Our club was founded in 1973 as a local unit of the National Federation of Republican Women (www.nfrw.org), the largest Republican Women's organization in the world with a network of over 100,000 women leaders and activists. We are also chartered under the California Federation of Republican Women, Southern Division, and the Orange County Federation of Republican Women.

Though we changed our name to the Tustin Area Republican Women Federated for a clearer identity in our community, we are proud to say that our local unit was established under the name of Ivy Baker Priest, the first woman Treasurer of the United States. Appointed by President Eisenhower, she served from 1953 to 1961. In 1966 and again in 1970, she successfully ran for Treasurer of California, becoming the first woman elected to statewide office. She also served Governor Ronald Reagan.

Over 30 years later, we are one of the largest Republican Women Federated groups in Orange County.

Philosophy

The Republican Oath


I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

I believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.

I believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

I believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

I believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.