Metro Republican Women

Meetings and Events


Members & Associates: $30
Non-members: $30
Students: $20

February Meeting

Speaker: Annette Meeks
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Topic: Why Elections Matter

Well known Minnesota political analyst and commentator, Annette Meeks of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota, will address “Why Elections Matter” at the annual Ida Van Stone, Lincoln Day High Tea. The mid-day event is at the Mendakota Country Club on February 9.

Loud voices today challenge the legitimacy of elections, inability of candidates to keep campaign promises, the honesty and integrity of the voting process, apathy of the non-voters and uneducated voter, and news and social media that misinform and twists the truth. Can we trust that elections really make a difference? What news can we trust?  Is it all fake news?

“Just as this annual High Tea provides an elegant setting to honor our 16th President Abraham Lincoln and a beloved past member,” said MRW President Margaret Flower. “Annette Meeks will examine the solid foundation of our democracy and the folly of those who want to erode a basic precept, the voting process itself.”  

Meeks, the CEO of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota, speaks out regularly on government issues and has served in several posts in Minnesota and the federal government, including serving as a top assistant to Newt Gingrich, then Speaker of the House.  She and her husband live in Minneapolis.

Mendakota County Club will provide all the delicacies that are part of a high tea, including, finger sandwiches, scones and pastries. With a host at each table, the Tea is served in distinctive teapots and cups with all the traditional accoutrements. Coffee is also available. The Lincoln Day Tea has been a tradition of MRW for the past 16 years.

The February 9 event begins with registration at noon and opening the meeting at 12:30 p.m. to formally introduce the High Tea and the featured speaker.  Mendakota Country Club is located at 2075 Mendakota Drive in Mendota Heights. 

The cost is $30 for members and non-members, and $20 for students. Those with no reservations by the deadline, the cost remains at $30.  Reservations are needed by Tuesday, February 5. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. 

Those interested may pay online or simply pay at the door. 

Metro Republican Women has provided quality education on Republican political issues for the past 39 years.  It is part of the Minnesota Federation of Republican Women and National Federation of Republican Women.  With 60 current members, Metro Republican Women is the largest and most active club in the Minnesota.  Known for monthly speakers addressing challenging political topics of the day, the club has been recognized for its outreach to military families, concern for literacy issues and assisting women who are returning to the workforce. 

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