The mission of Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated is to bring women together to educate members about local, state and national issues; to improve the quality of life in Okaloosa County through political activity and community involvement; to advance the participation of Republican women in all areas of our political system; and to encourage and support qualified Republican women to seek and win public office. 

Message from President Maddie McNeal  

Welcome to Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated (RWOF).  We are part of the largest and most active political organization dedicated to women in America. Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is one of the largest grassroots political organizations in the country.

The objective of our organization is to strengthen the Republican Party by educating and empowering Republican women in the political process and provide a forum for them to serve as leaders in their communities

Our monthly programs are designed to keep you better informed about National, State, and Local candidates as well as crucial issues that face our community, state and nation.

As we say goodbye to 2020, we know that 2021 will be filled with many challenges for all of us.  We must be vigilant and steadfast in our support of the Republican party and our President.  Our freedoms and our American way of life have been targeted vigorously, in favor of socialism, by the new liberalized democrat party for the last four years.  We cannot give up our fight, our future and our children’s future depends on it.  Your membership means a great deal and we would be pleased for you to join us.  Help us make sure America stays great!

Maddie McNeal, President                                                                                               Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated                                    

Congratulations to RWOF's two non-traditional scholarship recipients! Rungsima (Ronnie) Kokis of Fort Walton Beach and Leslie Fuller of Niceville. 

Pictured (l-r) Ronnie Kokis, Linda Gail Martin, Billie Chappell, Linda Flowers, President Maddie McNeal and Leslie Fuller.

Rungsima (Ronnie) Kokis was born in Bangkok, Thailand and became a naturalized citizen in May 1977. She attended Fort Walton Beach High School and is currently attending Northwest Florida State College. Ronnie had been trying to get her degree from FULLSAIL University for the past four years, but due to medical reasons had to halt her studies. Ronnie is married, has three children, and does volunteer work at an animal shelter. Her field of study is Graphic Design, and she is expected to graduate at the end of 2022.

Leslie Fuller was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and is a student/homemaker. Leslie is a Pastor’s wife and a mother of six children, both biologically and through adoption. She is a graduate student in the College of Social Work at Florida State University. After graduating with her MSW, Leslie plans to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in children and families that have experienced trauma.

Thank you to Linda Flowers serving as Chairman along with committee members Linda Gail Martin and Billie Chappell.

September 1, 2021 Welcome to new member Lisa Panos, daughter of Scholarship Committee Member Linda Gail Martin

Renewing members Ann Anderson and School Board Chair Tim Bryant

Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated appreciate

 Governor Ron DeSantis

To aid in his re-election campaign, RWOF will match up to $500 any amount of donations received at our meetings. Cash or checks payable to RWOF can be placed in the campaign can or mailed to Treasurer Kay Hébert.

Good luck Governor!





  • Oct 6, 2021                 Wyndham Garden Resort                                        573 Santa Rosa Blvd Okaloosa Island 32548 12:00 lunch               

             Representative                                          T. Patterson Maney Retired General & Judge


    Buffet: Lemon chicken picatta, honey garlic pork tenderloin, roasted red bliss potatoes, sauteed green beans, house saled, warm rolls

    Dessert: Carrot cake

    Hospitality Chair
    Kathy Foster             email reservation

    or 244-4490

    $18 for members        $20 for guests     

  • RWOF Mail Address
    RWOF                PO Box 1202  Shalimar FL  32579 

    Annual Dues $40

  • Americanism                                                                                                                                                            Mira Villanacci, Chairman    mpl32579@cox.net

  • Happy Birthday

    Kay Hébert

    Sam Kinkaid

    Ginger Madden

    Maddie McNeal

    Mira Villanacci


    Kathy Alexander

    Linda Evanchyk

    Kathy Foster

    Mitzi Henley

    Ann Rumph

    Emil Pagliari



  • News from your Sunshine Chairman

    If you know a member who would appreciate receiving a card from the membership
    for a special reason such as illness, surgery, sympathy, congratulations or
    encouragement, please notify the Sunshine Chairman Anna Peele at 850-428-1886 or email catwoman302@cox.net

    “Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things”

  • Webmaster                                                                                                                       Kathy Foster
    Email  or 244-4490

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