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 the website of 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.

After a very successful 2016 Presidential Election, winning control of the House and Senate, one would think that our work is done.  Not so!  We have five statewide races in Florida in 2018:  Governor, U.S. Senator, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, and Agricultural Commissioner.   The “DRIVE FOR FIVE” campaign will be the focus of our activities this year in addition to helping our local officials, at all levels, running for office. Let’s get the job done!

   WELCOME to the incoming 2018-2020 RWOF Officers

(l-r)Immediate Past President Marijo Strauss, Recording Secretary Ellen Goodson, 2nd VP Membership Connie White, Corresponding Secretary Brenda Paprocki

Front row Treasurer Kay Hebert, President Maddie McNeal, 1st VP Kathy Foster


Republicans running for election to the SchoolBoard in 2018: Diane Kelley and RWOF MEMBER and current School Board Chairman Lamar White






Campaigning for School Board at the January 3rd meeting was RWOF MEMBER Bran McAllister





Jim Wood, candidate for Destin City Council, with three RWOF MEMBERS: Kathy Foster, Mary Anne Windes, and County Commissioner Kelly Windes


Thank you to generous RWOF members, $619 was donated to help the FWB High School Leadership Program with their Christmas Connection project. Hulda Mahlum collected and delivered to the students.









  • Next Meeting

    Feb 7, 2018        Wyndham Garden Resort                             Okaloosa Island           12:00 lunch                Destin  Candidates' Forum                                                                                                                                           

      March 13, 2018                                              

    Buffet: Chicken Cordon bleu, lemon pepper tilapia, macaroni & cheese, vegetable medley, spinach salad w/bacon viniagrette


    Hospitality Chairman Donna Pattison         email reservation

    or 651-5416

    $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

    Save these Ink Cartridges

  • Happy Birthday

    Judy Bos                                                                                                         Cindy Frakes
    Nancy Lehfeldt
    Carmella Noll
    Mary Lou Reed
    Bonnie Smith
    Elaine Stewart




  • 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 Billie Chappel at 678-640-1145                                         or email bchappellfwb@gmail.com

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

  • Caring for America Chairman: Mitzi Henley        princeet@wrightplaza.com 

    Partnering with Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux and Emerald Coast Science Center Director Diane Fraser to provide a voting booth display in the Center.

  • Webmaster                                                                                                                       Kathy Foster
    Email  or 244-4490

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