We Make It Happen
TFRW provides the avenue for women to influence policy, develop candidates, and elect the leaders of Texas. We are a multi-generational, multicultural organization that provides the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish.
The Texas Federation of Republican Women actively supports Republican candidates, while providing strength and unity for political action. We encourage Republican women to run for office and train them to become effective Republican Party workers. Our party feels it’s important to inform our members and the electorate through political education.
Members stay current by reading our self-published TFRW quarterly publication “The Texas Star” and other materials and by attending local and statewide meetings that help members broaden and unify their interest and education.
TFRW makes sure its members stay active not only by offering a source of year-round service for Republican women volunteers but also by letting them cooperate with the party organization to undertake special assignments and campaign projects.
TFRW is one of the largest women’s political organizations in the nation and is a member of the National Federation of Republican Women. TFRW holds fast to the underlying principles of the Republican Party, government by the people, and the belief that people, such as you, must be part of the process if it is to work effectively. TFRW supports working at the grassroots level and influencing legislation at our state Capitol. Our TFRW members logged nearly four million hours working on campaigns during recent campaign cycles. TFRW is undeniably the most powerful women’s political organization in Texas today.
Seventeen years after the formation of the National Federation of Republican Women in 1938, the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s Club was organized. Individual Republican women’s clubs had been in existence in Texas prior to the organization of the National Federation, but it was not until 1955 that clubs existed in 75% of the state’s congressional districts, the requirement for federating a state organization.
In October 1955, more than 300 delegates met in the White Plaza Hotel in San Antonio for the Texas organizational convention. Mrs. Malcolm Milburn of Austin presided over the convention, and Mrs. R. D. O’Callaghan of San Antonio was elected president of the new Federation. The Executive Committee donated funds for stationery and the first letter was mailed to members of local clubs.
Subsequent Biennial Conventions
Dallas (1957), Corpus Christi (1959), Fort Worth (1961), Houston (1963), San Antonio (1965), Dallas (1967), Austin (1969), San Antonio (1971), Houston (1973), El Paso (1975), Brownsville (1977), Austin (1979), Waco (1981), Fort Worth (1983), Midland (1985), Houston (1987), McAllen (1989), El Paso (1991), Corpus Christi (1993), Amarillo (1995), Lubbock (1997), Houston (1999), Waco (2001),Dallas (2003), Corpus Christi (2005), El Paso (2007), Galveston (2009), Fort Worth (2011), San Antonio (2013), Lubbock (2015)