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Mennen installed as IFRW secretary

REPUBLICAN WOMEN: From left,Sovilla Mennen - Secretary, Judi Calhoun - 2nd Vice President, Monica Kozlowski – President, Jody Rushton – National Federation of Republican Women President, Jodi Smith – 1st Vice President, and Becky Becktel – Treasurer, pose for a photo at theNational Federation of Republican Women’s 40th Biennial Convention last month in Indianapolis.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Kirklin resident Sovilla Mennen joined nearly 800 fellow Republican women leaders from across the nation Sept. 27-29 at the National Federation of Republican Women’s 40th biennial convention, where she heard from a distinguished group of Republican women leaders, trained for victories in the 2020 elections, and networked with other Republican women across the nation.

Mennen served on the steering committee and as an elected at-large delegate to the national convention. During the convention, Jody Rushton, president of the NFRW, held a special ceremony to install the Indiana Federation of Republican Women officers. Mennen will serve the next two years as secretary of the IFRW.

During the three-day event, which centered on the theme “Racing to Victory: Win With Republican Women,” delegates and other registrants heard from a notable line-up of Republican women elected officials and leaders, including Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, and Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. Attendees also commemorated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the GOP’s role in securing voting rights for women, as well as prepared for grassroots victories in the upcoming elections by participating in a series of educational seminars conducted by Republicans who are recognized nationally in their fields.

“It was an honor to attend this convention and be a delegate at-large for the Indiana Federation of Republican Women,” Mennen said. “Being with so many like-minded Republican women was exciting

“As Republican women we are energized and ready to work hard for the Republican Party during the 2020 election cycle,” she added. “We will help re-elect our President, Donald J. Trump and many Republican candidates across our great county.”

According to a press release sent by the NFRW, the organization was founded in 1938 and is the “largest and most influential Republican women’s group in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.”