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Villages Republican Women President to speak at NORWF


The Northwest Orange Republican Women Federated will present guest speaker, Marina Woolcock at their meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Apopka Golf & Tennis at Errol Estate, Apopka. Woolcock is the President of the Republican Federated Women of the Villages.

Her subject will be, “What Will Defeat Hillary Clinton? Women….”

Marina Woolcock, President of the Republican Federated Women of the Villages Marina Woolcock, President of the Republican Federated Women of the Villages

Mary Tripp, co-author and researcher, of their brochure “From Women to Women” will join Marina, and together, they will engage women in a "how to win" with their brochure. The brochure was developed as part of the mission of Federated Women, to make informed educated political decisions, with accurate document information and resources. They will discuss the various avenues available to all of us...using their brochure as the resource to convince women why they should not vote for "the first woman" to receive a nomination by a major party...

As one of the NORWF members said, "we don't want women to make their "final decision too soon", without getting the facts .....’FROM WOMEN TO WOMEN...about A WOMAN! Marina Woolcock, who hails from Buffalo, New York, has followed her dream of making a difference within the structure of Government, politics and community service. Starting in 1977 as "room mother" for the local PTA, she went on to become President of the local chapter and was elected, in 1981, to The State PTA Board of Directors as the New York State Legislative Chair.

She has been active in many Veteran organizations and for the last 10 years, has served as a member of the Erie County Board of Directors of the Naval and Military Park, in Buffalo, New York. She put her lobbying skills and knowledge of the military together and served as Chair of the "War of 1812 Celebration Committee", hosting the United States Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy to celebrate 200 years of peace with a visit Buffalo New York.

Marina worked for the Assembly and Senate on the Education Committees in both houses of the New York State Legislature and as Chief of Staff for the only woman, at that time, elected as a Republican, to the New York State Senate.

In 1994 she formed and became president of a new lobbying business, a local lobbying firm with a goal of making Western New York's voice heard in Albany and Washington DC. Western. She served as President until 1999, working on issues for community based organizations, health care and homeland security issues.

In 2006 Marina moved to The Villages, Florida where she continued her involvement in political activities by joining The Republican Federated Women of The Villages. She was elected President of the organization, and then Chaired The Mission 2016 Committee developing a program to make women aware of who they should not vote for in the 2016 Presidential Elections, ”From Women to Women About a Women", an effort to get women educated when they vote in the Presidential elections.

In 2014 she was appointed by Governor Rick Scott, to serve on the Florida Elderly Advisory Committee. She was re-elected as President of the RFWTV, in 2016, to complete the term of retiring President Joanne Cooper. Marina has one son, Lt. Colonel Bret Woolcock, who with his family, were stationed in New Delhi, India and has recently returned to the US after a three year tour of duty.

The NORWF Lunch Meeting is September 15, 2016, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Apopka Golf & Tennis at Errol Estate, 1355 Errol Parkway, Apopka, FL 32712. Cost is $20.00 (includes lunch) with reservation and $25.00 without a reservation. Everyone is invited to attend. There is limited seating so please make your reservation now. Deadline is September 13. For more information and reservations, please contact Joyce Hayward at 904-315-2535 or 407-463-7266 or email Joycehywrd@yahoo.com. Reservations can also be made at www.norwf.org.


Marina Woolcock, Northwest Orange Republican Women Federated, NORWF


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