This has been one of the most challenging weeks of our life and our nation’s history….one that could and will change our country, one way or another.
We have all worked hard for the outstanding candidates we had last year, so I thought I would like to say thank you to the volunteers and the candidates, as well as recap some of those achievements in Delaware.
We started the year with training…some leadership for our members 2020 and largely candidate and campaign trainings for dozens of candidates and campaign volunteers. DFRW, in partnership with the Delaware GOP, brought in-person training workshops to Dover through the renowned Leadership Institute, where we were able to train, feed and accommodate dozens of men and women at the DFRW Building in Dover.
Once the pandemic hit, we shifted to a variety of online training sessions with NFRW’s, Holly Robichaud, who many of you know from her prior in person training sessions here in Dover.
We had a great slate of statewide candidates, all of whom have participated in various Republican training programs over the last five years.
We had some great candidates at many levels up and down our state.
Our four clubs maintained and increased their 2020 membership numbers, over the 2019 numbers. Congratulations. Just a reminder that each federated club in Delaware is a part of the Delaware Federation which is art of the National Federation….55,000 strong and counting!
DFRW members serve on both the boards of our clubs and the Building Fund, in addition to their local DEGOP Regions in a variety of capacities. In a small state like Delaware, we wear many hats. I am very proud of the accomplishments of our clubs and the support and resources we have provided the candidates, in spite of the limitations for meetings, etc.
In terms of civic engagement, our clubs provided scholarships, donations and volunteers for candidates and their campaigns, support for veterans in need, whether it was socks or clothing for female veterans returning to work and civilian life, to name a few.
Thank you to State Representative Ruth Briggs King for keynoting out 68th Annual Convention and all who hosted and participated.
Enjoy some photos from 2020, including convention.