Bulletin Board

TCRW Night Out with the Girls Event at The Country Gentleman
October 24, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

TCRW Endorsements- 
July 25, 2016

Last night at our regular meeting of the Tri-Cities Republican Women, we discussed at length endorsements and when to endorse.  It was decided by the members present to endorse the following at this time:

In contested races, the following were endorsed:

Legislative District 8, Position 1-  Incumbent Representative Brad Klippert

Legislative District 8, Position 2-  Incumbent Representative Larry Haler

Legislative District 9, Position 1-  Incumbent Representative Mary Dye

Legislative District 16, Position 2-  Incumbent Representative Terry Nealey

US Representative-  Incumbent Congressman Dan Newhouse

In non-contested races, the following were endorsed:

Legislative District 9, Senator-  Incumbent Senator Mark Schoesler

Legislative District 9, Position 2- Incumbent Representative Joe Schmick

Legislative District 16, Senator-  Representative Maureen Walsh

Benton County Commissioner, Position 1-  Incumbent Jerome Delvin

Benton County Commissioner, Position 2- Incumbent James Beaver

The TCRW will revisit the endorsing of candidates for the Franklin County Commissioner Position 1 and 2 at a future meeting, and State races before the General Election.

March to the Majority--House Republican Caucus Fundraising Event--July 27, 20016,  6-8 p.m. Airfield Estates Winery, Prosser WA

Meet the Candidates--Youth Fashion Show--Shilo Inn Richland WA 5:00 p.m. July 12, 2016

or register online using the link below:
TCRW Youth Fashion Show--Meet the Candidates Registration

TCRW Awards Scholarship to Kiana Dyck--June 2, 2016

On June 2, 2016, the Tri Cities Republican Women's Club announced and presented their 2016 Scholarship Award to Kiana Dyck, a graduating senior at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, WA.  The award, available to senior women graduating from any Benton County high school, is a $500 award in recognition of scholarship accomplishment, community
ice, and the content of an original essay on the responsibilities of a citizen of the United States.  The presentation was made in her government class during the final week of the graduating year. 

Pictured during the award are TCRW Scholarship Chair, 
Wanda Munn; award recipient Kiana Dyck; and US Government teacher, Chad Potter.  Miss Dyck has been admitted to the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and will be enrolled there for the fall of the 2016-17 school year.

Literacy Chair Ruth Bates Presents Dictionaries to Robinson Elementary

        On April 13, 2016, Literacy Chair of the Tri Cities Republican Women Ruth Bates handed out Dictionaries to 3rd graders at Robinson Elementary. The Best Dictionary for Students were given to 27 students. These particular dictionaries are part of the Dictionary Project in South Carolina.

        The third graders had already been given lessons on how to use the dictionary by their teacher, Mrs. Rosenbaum. Only two of the children had a dictionary at their home and placing this dictionary in each child's hand present brought many smiles and "Thank you's".

Ruth Bates presents his very own donated dictionary to an excited 3rd grader.

Chief Brian McElroy, West Richland Police
February 23, 2015
Chief McElroy speaking to club members about identity theft and how persons can protect themselves.


WFRW Day at the Capitol
February 9, 2015
Co-Presidents Lisa Benegas & Waylan Funk, Vice President L. Ruth Bates, and Armed Services Committee Chair Kathie Ayers attend the WFRW Day at the Capitol.      


Night Out with the Girls!
October 22, 2012
All local and statewide GOP candidates were invited to the October meeting, so that members could hear them speak one last time before the election.  There were a dozen candidates present and it was a great evening!         



A visit from Governor Chris Christie and Rob McKenna
The Victory Office
October 4, 2012
Governor Chris Christie was on the campaign trail with Rob McKenna and visited our local Victory Office.  Several members of TCRW were in attendance.


Literacy Program
Dictionary Project
September 27, 2012
The Tri-Cities Republican Women, through their Literacy Program, donate dictionaries to 4th grade students in the Benton-Franklin County area.  This year, we donated to the 4th graders at Kiona-Benton Elementary School.  

TCRW Member, Kathy Kinion, handing out dictionaries to the 4th grade students
at Kiona-Benton City Elementary School.

2012 All Republican Picnic
August 8, 2012
The Tri-Cities Republican Women jointly hosted the annual Republican picnic along with the Mainstream Republicans of Benton-Franklin Counties and the Benton County Republican Party.
TCRW members/associate members from left, Jerome Delvin, Josie Delvin, Waylan Funk,
Lisa Benegas, Ella Childers, Tammy McKeirnan, and Nancy Pickett.  In the background,
associate member Matt Beaton.  


WFRW Spring Board Meeting
May 11-12, 2012
Co-President Brenda Chilton attended the Washington Federation of Republican Women's Spring Board Meeting in Leavenworth, Washington.  She is shown here with members of the Clark County Republican Women's Club.


2012 Benton County Republican Convention
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Several members and associate members of the Tri-Cities Republican Women's club served as delegates or volunteers to the 2012 Benton County Republican Convention.
                     Josie Delvin, Lisa Benegas, and Nancy Pickett.              Judy Addis and Joanne Young.

                                                  Jane Wierenga with convention pages.

Lincoln Dinner, 2012
The Tri-Cities Republican Women filled 2+ tables at the Lincoln Dinner this year.  Members Karena Morris and Fern Ridout were invited to sit at the table of the keynote speaker, Michael Medved.  
                                  Karena Morris and Fern Ridout are shown here                 Rep. Larry Haler, Jenifer Haler, and Jane 
                                               with Michael Medved.                                       Wierenga enjoying speaker, Michael Medved


WFRW Fall 2011, Conference
Along with other award recipients, Co-President, Fern Ridout (second from last), accepts the Club's Gold Award from WFRW President Eileen Sobjack, in recognition of efforts to benefit the National Federation of Republican Women and the Republican Party in 2010-11.


Pocket Constitution Donation
As part of our community outreach, the Tri-Cities Republican Women have donated pocket Constitutions to local graduating seniors at two schools: Phoenix High School and Legacy High School, both located in Kennewick, Washington -- May 12 and 18, 2011.

Day at the Capitol, 2011
On February 7, 2011, TCRW Co-Presidents Fern Ridout and Brenda Chilton, along with Vice-President, Bianca Labrador, and member Jenifer Haler, ventured to Olympia for the Washington Federation of Rebublican Women's Day at the Capitol.  They had a wonderful time seeing the capitol building, and hearing nearly two dozen Republican lawmakers speak.  

Interview at KONA610
Fern Ridout and Brenda Chilton are shown with KONA reporter, Dennis Shannon, during following an interview about the Tri-Cities Republican Women's Club in February, 2011.


Victory Celebration, November 2010
TCRW members Karena Morris, Joanne Young, and Ella Childers, visit with Congressman Doc Hastings on Election Night, November, 2010.


2010 Dictionary Program
TCRW Member, Jessie Willoughby, visited 3rd grade students at Washington Elementary School in September, 2010, and presented them with a dictionary. This is an annual part of TCRW's literacy program.  Dictionaries are given to 3rd graders at a different school each year.


Annual Picnic
TCRW Members had a great time at the annual picnic in June, 2010, hosted by Co-President Judy Addis at her home in Kennewick.

2010 Convention
TCRW members Lisa Benegas, Jamie Wheeler, Ella Childers, Jessie Willoughby, and Judy Addis attend the 2010 Convention -- June, 2010.

Day at the Capitol, 2010
In February, 2010, TCRW members Jamie Wheeler, Judy Addis, Jessie Willoughby, Jane Wierenga, and Tammy McKeirnan, all attended the Washington Federation of Republican Women's Annual Day at the Capitol.  They are shown here with Senator Jerome Delvin, and Representatives Larry Haler and Brad Klippert, all from the 8th District.