2018 RWCSW Executive Board

President:  Cathy Fanslau
VP of Programs:  Toni Mascherin
VP of Membership:  Margaret Confalone
Treasurer:  Sheila Risk
Recording Secretary:  Ginny Suever
Corresponding Secretary:  Angela Hawkins

Dates to remember:

May 8, Primary Election Day

May 11, NCFRW “Tribute to Women”  Lexington, NC

May 11-12, NCFRW Spring Board Meeting Lexington, NC

May 29, NCFRW Legislative Day  Raleigh, NC

June 8-10, NCGOP Convention  Hickory, NC

"Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few, but the universal right of all God's children."    Ronald Reagan, 1985

For the Fill the Footlocker Program in March
the Special request for our homeless veterans is:


You can also donate online:



                                          Our April Program

                          Tami Fitzgerald




Tami Fitzgerald is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition,

which seeks to advance faith, family, and freedom in the culture of North

Carolina from a Christian worldview by engaging Christians in voting, informing

voters about which candidates share their values, and advancing public policies

that create a culture in which human life is valued, marriage and families flourish, and religious liberty thrives. 

Ms. Fitzgerald has been a lobbyist in the North Carolina General Assembly since 2005, lobbying on many conservative issues, including traditional marriage, pro-life issues, religious liberty, school choice, and education reform.  She successfully lobbied the General Assembly to get the Marriage Amendment placed on the ballot in May of 2012 and then led the Vote FOR Marriage NC Referendum Committee as its Chairwoman, resulting in passing the Marriage Amendment by 61%. 

s. Fitzgerald is an award-winning Allied Attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a board member of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a member of the Council for the Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.  She is a licensed attorney in North Carolina, Arizona, and Oklahoma. Ms. Fitzgerald served as the Finance Director for the NC Republican Party in the historical 2010 election, which resulted in Republicans taking the majority in both the House and Senate for the first time since 1898. 

 Ms. Fitzgerald has been a spokesperson for conservative and faith-based issues, appearing in press outlets across the country, including CNN, C-SPAN, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News.com, John Stossel’s Fox Business Show, the Washington Times, the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, the News & Observer, the Charlotte Observer, and local television outlets in Raleigh and Charlotte.  She has authored many policy papers and articles and is a popular speaker across the State on faith-based issues.

 Ms. Fitzgerald has been married for 39 years.  She and her husband Craig have a son and a daughter who is married. They have three young grandchildren and attend church in Raleigh


In Addition to Our Speaker, Guests Might Include:

John Adcock NC House of Representatives District 37

Greg “Allen” Chesser candidate for US House of Representatives District 2

Kim Cooley candidate for Wake County Board of Commissioners, District 4
Jennifer Knox Wake County Clerk of Superior Court, who is the granddaughter of the esteemed Jesse Helms

Republican Women of Cary & Southwestern Wake

The NCFRW Tribute to Women will honor women from NC Clubs at The Tribute to Women Banquet on May 11th in Lexington, NC. The Meeting Hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the Vineyards: 351 Vineyard Crossing, Lexington NC. Dates of the Stay are May 11-13, 2018. Room Rate is $119 including breakfast. The room block is available until April 27, 2018.

 If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please contact Cathy Fanslau for the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is April 11th. Previous women from our Club that have been recipients of this award were:
Martha Fay
Cindy Felix
Shirley Miner
Sheila Risk

Want to serve your local club, are you interested in using your gifts of leadership? We are planning our 2019 leadership and support groups. Talk with Kathy Dusto soon to explore the possibilities.


2018 Meetings


April 5 

​    May 3      

Why We Are Here!
We enjoy each other’s company during our luncheon meetings, of course, but it was brought to my attention that it was time to reiterate the reason for our existence.  So here is our mission statement, which you can also find on the first page of our bylaws. 
Thank you all for being part of our club!  

The Republican Women of Cary and Southwest Wake County

 A member club of the National Federation of Republican Women

  The purpose of the club’s membership shall be to: 

 1. Increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government. 
2. Disseminate information to all State Federations and local units. [NFRW]
3. Inform the public through political education and activity. 
4. Foster loyalty to the Republican Party at all levels of government. 
5. Promote the principles of the Republican Party. 
6. Work for Republican candidates in all elections, including non­partisan elections.
7. Support the objectives and policies of the Republican National Committee.
8. Perform any lawful activity not inconsistent with the foregoing..

Special Door Prizes! Always something fun & new!​​

Bring washcloths for MMIA and get an extra door prize ticket.

Come and be a winner!

April 1  ​​

​​The next Republican Women of Cary & Southwestern Wake luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 5,

at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.


Check-in and social time begin at 11:15 AM, with lunch starting at 11:45 AM.

Please have your checks to "RWC" ready to speed up the registration process.

​Starting the meeting 15 minutes earlier will give our excellent speakers more time with you!


The cost of lunch is $15 for members and $20 for guests. You can pay by cash or check to RWC.  It will help expedite check-in if you have a check or exact change.

Reply early to guarantee yourself a seat as our club's membership has exceeded the room's capacity.  If we reach capacity we will start a wait list.  if your plans change, let us know ASAP so we can accommodate others that may be waiting for a seat.

Please RSVP to: rwcsw123@gmail.com.