Smith named committee chair to Republican women’s group

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A local Republican woman leader will serve as a committee chairman on the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Republican Women in 2020-21.

NFRW President Ann Schockett has appointed Karen Smith of Gloversville to lead the Caring for America Committee, which is responsible for promoting local Women’s Republican Clubs throughout the county in participating in compassionate community projects.

“This is one of the most critical eras in U.S. history, and the future of our nation is at stake,” Schockett said. “The NFRW has brought together a distinguished team of Republican women whose ideas, skills and expertise will be vital in securing Republican victories at the ballot box in November and advancing our mission of building leaders, energizing communities and keeping America strong.”

Smith is the Immediate Past President of the New York State Federation of Republican Women, Chair of the Gloversville Republican Committee, a member and Past Secretary of the Fulton County Republican Committee, has served a delegate to the state Republican Committee, as well as a member and past officer of the Women’s Republican Club of Fulton County. In addition, she currently serves on various boards in the local area. A retired reading specialist, she resides in Gloversville.

“I am excited to have been selected by President Schockett to lead this important committee and to serve on the NFRW Board of Directors. Caring for America’s ‘serves all aspects of society in the members cities, counties, and states. Our outreach is in the form of being directly involved in making people’s lives better by assisting local and nation-wide programs that share in this mission,’” Smith said. “This quote is from the committee description and is the foundation for the positive work that the committee promotes.”

Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the nation. NFRW provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas. NFRW objectives are to recruit, train and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and protect the integrity of our electoral process.

By Kerry Minor

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