Metro Republican Women

About Us

Our Organization

The Metro Republican Women is an organization dedicated to the election of Republican candidates and the advancement of conservative ideas. We provide a forum for likeminded women in the Twin Cities to learn, connect, and grow through regular meetings and events. Our members come from many different age groups, occupations, and backgrounds. We are united by our desire to promote freedom and opportunity for all through involvement in the political process and active support of charitable causes. The MRW typically holds monthly breakfast meetings to introduce new members, speak with candidates, and support ongoing club projects. Visit one of the breakfast meetings to learn about the many other opportunities to get involved with the MRW. We thank you for taking the time to visit our website and look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Our Mission

1. To provide a place within the ranks of the Republican Party for every woman.

2. To foster loyalty to the Republican Party and promote its principles.

3. To promote an informed membership and an informed public through political education and Republican action programs.

4. To encourage women to pursue elective office and appointed positions.

5. To encourage, promote, and support endorsed Republican candidates.

6. These objectives pertain to the National Republican Party, National Federation of Republican Women, The Minnesota Federation of Republican Women, and the Minnesota Republican Party and Congressional Districts.

MRW has been so welcoming and really works hard to reach out to a diverse community. I thoroughly enjoy my time with the members of the club and fully support their mission. It’s wonderful to be a part of such a special group of ladies.

Christina Norman

Member

The leaders and ladies of MRW exhibit great class, intelligence, and dedication. The organization is extremely well-run and the monthly breakfasts are always enjoyable! I am very proud to be a part of MRW.

Lindsay Johnson

Member

Message from the President

We welcome your interest in our club.  MRW is an organization of Republican women from throughout the Twin Cities metro area and beyond.  Our members represent a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Many are working women. All have busy lives.  We make time for our monthly breakfast meetings because we all feel it is worth it.  It gives us insights and perspectives offered by our many diverse guest speakers. This also offers us many networking opportunities. Please join us soon for a meeting and bring your friends and neighbors.  We think you will find these meetings enjoyable as well as informative.  This gives you an opportunity to educate yourself on vital topics and to form an educated opinion of important topics.  At the same time, being supported and encouraged by women who share common beliefs. We invite you to learn more about our Outreach projects such as Operation Duffel Bag, Books are Candy for the Mind, Success on a Hanger, as well as conservative book discussion group and our conservative library.  All of these are discussed here on our website. Thank you for viewing our website and hope you will join us to learn more about the group first hand.

Margaret Flower

President

Our Leadership

Margaret Flower

Margaret Flower

President

I am a charter member of MRW and past state president of the MN Federation of Republican Women. I am an Occupational Therapist and have worked in cardiac rehab at Regina Hospital in Hastings for 22 years. I have been active in my senate district, state party and many, many campaigns. One of my passions is the political process, and I always look forward to the meetings and time spent with the wonderful Republican women of like mind.

Sherie Wallace

Sherie Wallace

Vice President

I have been active in many local and state campaigns and currently am Fundraising Chair of my Senate District. I am a principal of The Wallace Group, a public relations, marketing communications and consulting firm service in the Twin Cities area. I have presented communications seminars on personal networking and professional interactions to business groups in Minnesota and around the country. I graduated from the University of Washington and later earned an M.A. in Counseling from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.

Jane Jasmin

Jane Jasmin

Recording Secretary

I joined MRW shortly after the 2008 elections looking for like-minded people and found MRW! I enjoy the speakers that are offered, the company of other like-minded women, and the ability to use my energy and thoughts to help turn this country around.

Jewel Pickert

Jewel Pickert

Corresponding Secretary

As a lifelong learner, I look at the world as a place from which I can glean an infinite amount of knowledge. Over time, the only challenge is in how to remember all that I have learned. Along the way, I meet interesting people like the ones at MRW. I feel privileged to be the corresponding secretary for 2015-17. Outside of MRW, I write, speak, work out, read, and cook.

Laura Siegel

Laura Siegel

Treasurer

I learned about and joined MRW after attending my very first caucus and convention in 2008.  I was always opinionated but knew I couldn’t complain without actually being involved!  Most of my friends are Democrats and it is great meeting and working with the like-minded and accomplished women of MRW.  I am a College of St. Catherine graduate.  My husband and I are restaurant owners. And, yes.  We did build that!!

Deb Kaczmarek

Deb Kaczmarek

Past President

After dedicating decades to raising children, teaching English and coaching speech, I planned to fill my post-retirement years with the things I love—writing, gardening, cooking, and influencing public policy. So, after a long absence, I put MRW back in my life. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I cherish the opportunities MRW provides me to keep informed while enjoying the company of the best women in Minnesota.