Republican Women of California-Intermountain honors past presidents

Six past presidents of the Republican Women of California-Intermountain nonprofit were recognized for their service at the club’s Feb. 15 luncheon.

The six being honored during Presidents’ month are Marlene Robershaw (1990), Betty Anne Tulloch (1997-98), Jane Barnes (2002-04), Sally McKelvey (2011-12), Nancy Frazee (2013-14), and Anita Bales (2017-19).

Each past-president was presented with a canvas tote bag decorated with a Republican Women of California logo that was filled with swag items.

Janet Tulloch, the club’s current president, said the women who served as presidents for one or two-year terms led monthly board meetings and coordinated activities with the other officers.

“We wanted to recognize their contributions to our organization,” Tulloch said. “We need women like this to keep going.”

Republican Women of California-Intermountain formed in the early 1950s. Founding members included Alice Barnes, who is the mother-in-law of Jane Barnes, and Emily Sawday, who was Janet Tulloch’s great-grandmother.

The conservative women’s group currently meets the third Wednesday of the month at San Vicente Resort in San Diego Country Estates. The meetings usually feature a lunch and guest speaker.

Some of the members are involved in supporting political causes, such as the grassroots Reform California, Janet Tulloch said. The group also raises money to support organizations such as Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Christian-based recovery program In His Steps, and Ramona Food & Clothes Closet thrift store.

“We try to keep busy and stay active,” Janet Tulloch said of the club’s 30 members.

For more information or to join Republican Women of California-Intermountain, email Membership Chair Margaret Drown at [email protected].

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