President’s Greeting:

Welcome to the Rural Women's Republican Club (RWRC) Web Page!! It is my very special honor and privilege to serve as President of RWRC. Come join us!! Our rural community is located in the western part of Montgomery County; we pride ourselves in the beauty of our countryside, with the many farms and beautiful view of Sugarloaf Mountain, the focal point of our area.

Our club meets the third Monday of the month at members’ homes, with the exception of January, July, August and December. Our women are hard working and very passionate about their beliefs and values. We are being proactive in our quest for new faces to come join us and help us in our endeavors to elect Republicans and spread the benefits of conservatism. Not only are we passionate about our politics, we are also active in state and community organizations with monetary donations and volunteer our time.

Most important to our volunteerism is our support of our military. One lesson that this past election taught us is that too many people in this country do not understand what makes America so unique in history and so exceptional in the present time. America is EXCEPTIONAL in history and in the age in which we now live.

Sharon Bauer
President, Rural Women’s Republican Club
“Just Say Yes”

LtoR: Patsy Dillingham, Ambassador John Bolton and Margie Shultz at the Amie Hoeber for Congress event.


Please Use this Membership Form
- Please Note that both Republican Men and Women May Join.

Speakers for February Meeting were Lisa Lloyd, Candidate for CD-6 and Anjali Reed, Candidate for Maryland Controller

LtoR: Margie Shultz, Recording Secretary RWRC, Anjali Reed, Sharon Bauer, President RWRC, and Lisa Lloyd

Red Scarf Day in Annapolis!!
LtoR: Sylvia Darrow, Tony Campbell, Candidate for US Senate, Sharon Bauer and Margie Shultz


Thursday, April 26th 11:30 am
Due to snow, rescheduled Joint Olney and Rural RWC Meeting. Guest Speaker Craig Wolf, Candidate for State of Maryland, Attorney General. Please RSVP to: Peggy Zelenka at or Sharon Bauer, We will meet at the Red Hot & Blue Bar-b-que on Shady Grove Road. Cost $20.

RWRC Board of Directors 2018/2019

Sharon Bauer

Vice President:
Patsy Dillingham<

Recording Secretary:

Corresponding Secretary:
Dorinne Armstrong


Assistant Treasurer:
Carole Johnson

Our Club

We are a congenial group of women in rural Montgomery County who share many conservative goals and a strong desire to work to preserve them. We know our collective voices will be heard above any of us individually. Our goal is to support local, state, and national Republican candidates for public offices and donate to organizations in our community. We generously donate: A $1,500 scholarship to a deserving high school senior in the upper part of the county, WUMCO Help, Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department (UMCVFD), Save the Bay, donate books to local libraries, NIH Children’s Inn, Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding; Toys for Tots and Poolesville Military Support Group (PMSG). We hold one fundraiser each year (Saturday Night in the Country), which has become a popular community event. Our fundraiser is held at the Izaak Walton League Chapter House, a beautiful lodge overlooking all the beauty of our rural area. The lodge is located on West Willard Road in Poolesville.

Our History

The Rural Women's Republican Club (RWRC) was founded on June 5, 1962, in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain. It was a small group of determined women, some of whom are still very active today. Our membership is 41 full and Associate Members. In addition to our political values, we share a love of our rural area and the country lifestyle. Through the years, RWRC has continued to attract determined, conservative, and lively women who are deeply committed to their families, their rural atmosphere, and their Country. We meet monthly in various homes and enjoy the commonality we share as Republicans and a good food.

Founding Mothers of the The Rural Women's Republican Club

LtoR: Audrey Prichard, Jill Chadwick, Dorinne Armstrong, Bonnie Anthony