Republican Federated Women of The Villages

The Republican Federated Women of the Villages Welcome You



Dear Friends,

Recently I was asked to respond to several questions for a news article for the Daily Sun.   

The article appeared in, March 7th edition of the Sun. As you know, you are not always quoted "completely" in any newspaper article.  I wanted to share with you what I said in response to the questions asked by the reporter,  my comments were  at the end of the very long article, following  the comments by the Democratic Chairman, the point I wanted to make is that the Federation is involved and we try to educate and prepare women to be involved at every level of government. 

I hope my response, will help you as you consider what the Federated Women stand for and works to accomplish.  


Marina Woolcock


Members of the Republican Federated Women of The Villages, belong to both the National and State Federation and are proud of the efforts to educate Republican women activists.  We hold seminars, host speakers, share information, and focus on legislation.  Our goal is to help women grow as successful policymakers, elected officials, campaign managers, businesswomen and community leaders.  We interact with elected officials at every level of Government. 

 We find that elected officials, at all levels of government, appreciate our advocacy and listen to our clear and sometimes loud voices.  But we do it with good information and facts. All of these activities has endured since the founding of the National Federation of Republican Women more than 75 years ago. Yes, we are actively involved in the civic process.

Our members are very knowledgeable about the local system of government and we know our elected officials and they know us.  We have credibility, because we believe we are civically  responsible, and take the time to be informed and share that information with elected officials.     
We interact with our Florida State Legislature, and the process we find is similiar in other States Legislatures, where many of our members were actively involved, sometimes through PTA or other local organizations. Some of our members have never been involved in the governmental process but are interested in making a difference in our community and have joined our efforts. 

The Federal level has some challenges because of how a bill proceeds, including "reconciliation", "mark ups" and the budget process.  But several of our members, including myself, have had experience working in Washington and we have several members who are lawyers who are helpful on Federal issues.

We are very familiar with  our local County Commissioners, meeting with them on a regular basis or just seeing them around The Villages.  Our members are very familiar with issues impacting Sumter County.  Our Legislative Chair, Paula Bedner, keeps us informed on the State Legislature. In April, she will be taking a team of our members to "Tallahassee Days" sponsored by the State Federation of Republican Women, meeting  with members of the Legislature and their staffs. We work closely with staff who are a key to good information on issues.

One of the major issues we will focus on during  this Legislative session, is Human Trafficking, which is a top priority of our National Federation of Republican Women. Florida is one of the top states for this crime.  


Marina Woolcock, President
Republican Federated Women of The Villages

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Guess Who Sat With Russian Ambassador at Trump’s Speech?

By Thomas N | Featured Commentator | March 3, 2017 10:58AM
Democrats and the liberal media are now obsessed with Russia. But during President Donald J. Trump’s speech on Tuesday before Congress – which was watched by more than 40 million people – people noticed that Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak was in attendance.
And guess where the Ambassador sat? On the Democrats’ side:

Kislyak is a frequent visitor to the Capital too, as Fox News’ Brit Hume notes (below).
Other top Senate Democrats should probably have questions to answer too, perhaps?
The last time I was in the Senate dining room, Feinstein was having lunch with the Russsian amb. I never gave it a second thought. …
— Brit Hume (@brithume) 6:19 PM - 2 Mar 2017 · Florida, USA
And here is picture proof of @clairecmc meeting Russian ambassador. Damn the internet amirite Claire?! #mosen
— Ian Prior (@iprior1177) 9:50 AM - 2 Mar 2017
#tbt to some great pics of Chuck Schumer and Vladimir Putin.
— Ian Prior (@iprior1177) 9:27 PM - 2 Mar 2017
Clearly, this Russia scandal has been blown out of proportion. Russia is not America’s friend, and former Obama insiders are using the “deep state” to attack Trump in any way they can.
It’s apparent that the Democrats have deep ties to the Russian government, and a picture has recently surfaced showing House Minority Leader at a meeting with Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and Ambassador Kislyak. Given the Democrats’ long history of meeting with top Russian officials, it’s hypocritical of them to attack the president and his team for doing the same thing!
Politics is a dirty business, and it’s essential for Trump’s administration to fight back against these shameful, false accusations.
Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not....
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9:22 PM - 2 Mar 2017
...intentional. This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed.....
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9:27 PM - 2 Mar 2017 win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality. The real story...
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9:35 PM - 2 Mar 2017 all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total "witch hunt!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9:38 PM - 2 Mar 2017

Annual 31st Lincoln Day Dinner will be held on March, 25th. Keynote Speaker will be Governor Rick Scott. For more information and tickets please click on link 31ST ANNUAL LINCOLN DAY DINNER

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Republican Federated Women of The Villages

Monthly meetings 2nd Thursdays

Bacall Recreation Center
10:00 am
Doors open at 9:30 am

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Mission Statement

The Republican Federated Women of the Villages foster loyalty to the Republican Party's principles and candidates in all elections. We support the objectives and policies of the Florida Federation and the National Federation of Republican Women, the Republican National Committee and The Republican Party of Florida. Political education promotes the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through active participation.


Monthly meetings are open to all who live in Marion, Lake, or Sumter Counties. Membership is open to The Villages residents.