Upcoming Events
GHC General Meeting

Mendenhall Community Center
November 14, 2023

Boot Scootin Luncheon

Village Republican Women
November 15, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2023


TFRW Convention:
Oct 13, 2023

TFRW Convention 2023: Oct 12, 2023

Social Media

About Us

The Greater Houston Council of Federated Republican Women is a coalition of 32 Federated Republican Women’s Clubs in 12 surrounding counties of Houston. GHC works with TFRW and NFRW by coordinating and supporting its Member Clubs and encouraging them through program and membership growth. A goal of GHC is to elect Republicans to office on a local and national level. GHC supports Grassroots activities that educate and motivate women to be activists and involved in all elections.

Mission Statement | GHC Objectives | Board Members | Republican Philosophy

Mission Statement

The mission of the Greater Houston Council of Federated Republican Women is to promote political education in order to increase the effectiveness of Republican Women in the cause of good government. In addition, the Council strives to coordinate activities of the various clubs to achieve the maximum efforts of Republican Women throughout the region to elect Republican candidates.

GHC Objectives

  • To coordinate the activities of the member clubs;
  • To promote political education of Republican women through assistance in program building
  • To facilitate cooperation between Council, the Federation of Republican Women and organization of the Republican Party
  • To foster loyalty to the Republican Party and to work for the election of the Party’s nominees;
  • To increase the effectiveness of Republican women in the cause of good government.

Board Members 2022

  • Officers
    • President: Tina Gibson
    • 1st VP Programs: S.J. Swanson
    • 2nd VP Membership: Amy Byers
    • 3rd VP Special Events: Dana Khan
    • 4th VP Finance: Barbara Tague
    • Recording Secretary: Mary Sage
    • Corresponding Secretary: Elizabet Lauzon
    • Treasurer: Micheline Hutson
    • Immediate Past President: Sophia Mafrige
  • Standing Committees Chairs
    • Bylaws: Debbie Cupples
    • Campaign Activities: Gayla Baker
    • Liaison to County Chairs: Emily McHattie
    • Legislation: Bonnie Foster
    • Newsletter: Amy Byers
    • Public Relations: Carmen Crenshaw
  • Special Committee Chairs
    • Club President Liaison: Marga Matthews
    • Historian: SJ Swanson
    • Hospitality Co Chair: Milinda Morris
    • Hospitality Co Chair: Edie Holland
  • President’s appointees
    • Advisor to President: Sherry Peterson
    • Chaplain: Ann Lee
    • GOTV: Milinda Morris
    • Parliamentarian: Debbie Cupples
    • Protocol: Betsy Kindred
    • TFRW/NFRW Liaison: Alice Melancon
    • Social Media: Jennifer Knesek
    • Nuts N Bolts Chair 2023: Amy Byers
    • Nuts N Bolts Co Chair: Alice Melancon
    • Nuts N Bolts Co Chair: Pearl Maggio
  • Honorary Ex-Officio
    • TFRW President: Kit Whitehill
    • TFRW Past President: Glynis Chester

Republican Philosophy

We believe:

  • The right of the individual to achieve the best that is within him, as long as he respects the rights of others, is the source of our Nation’s strength.
  • Government exists to protect the freedom of opportunity in which each individual’s creative ability can flourish.
  • The government activities should be limited to those things which people cannot do at all, or cannot do so well for themselves.
  • The most effective government is government closest to the people.
  • That those who cannot provide for themselves should be assisted by both government and society, but that every effort should be made to help them become self-supporting, productive citizens with pride in their independence.
  • That equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity belong to all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.
  • That the preservation of our Nation and the security of our citizens depend upon the Constitution, the laws, and the courts, and that respect for them is the responsibility of every individual.
  • That government is accountable for maintaining sound money and responsible economy. Individual rights, liberties and properties are continually eroded when citizens are oppressed by excessive taxation, inflation, government waste and over-regulation.
  • That government is responsible for national defense and that only a strong America can remain a free America.
  • That it is absolutely essential to maintain a strong national defense postures in order that we may at all times negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness, in our continuing efforts toward world peace and friendship.
  • That these concepts are the foundation of our national strength and that the Republican Party, which is committed to their preservation, is the Party of today and the Part of Tomorrow