In our March 2022 meeting we had a lovely, but intense chat about Tennessee Education. Our speakers from Davidson County Moms For Liberty and Dr. Beth Meyers enlightened us on what parents are tackling in out schools systems.

Our February 2022 meeting was full of emotions. We celebrated the life of our beloved Karen Porter and our long time friend Tim Skow. We Also enjoyed hearing about election integrity from  Kathy Harms and our moderator Michael Patrick Leahy.

2/10/11: February 2021 NRW Luncheon

NRW began its’ February meeting with Linda Kollman (TFRW) installing the new 1st VP Beverly Knight-Hurley. Beverly will be a tremendous asset to the Executive Committee. Her tenure with  NRW has included two terms as NRW President. She has been an active member over several decades.

NRW was honored to have Roger Simon as guest speaker. Roger reminded NRW of the importance of vetting candidates for all offices and told real-life stories of how big tech is taking over and how members of our club can avoid contributing to the “giants.”


12/9/2020: NRW 16th Annual Toy Drive children of the Tennessee National Guard and Reserve Units

In December 9, 2020 we held our 16th Annual Toy Drive benefiting the children of the Tennessee National Guard and Reserve Units and it was a true success! Brentwood Country Club did a beautiful job accommodating us! The service was impeccable and the meal was delicious!
Many thanks need to go out:
1. Thank you Tim Skow with 1st Tuesday and The Mount Juliet Republican Women’s Club for participating with the collection of toys and donations. Wonderful things can happen when we all work together for the benefit of deserving families!!
2. Thank you to our friend Chuck Naab who kicks off the 1st Tuesday donations each year with a generous $250 gift.
3. Thank you Joy Villa for blessing us with your vocal gift in singing The National Anthem.
4. Thank you Carolyn Amiot and Mary Obersteadt for spending several days shopping for all of the toys and to all of our members and friends for their generosity with gifts and financial donations!
5. Thank you Barbara Trautman, President of the TFRW for updating our members on important happenings in our State and installing our new Recording Secretary Janet Barcroft!
6. Special thanks to Major General Baker for giving a wonderful speech and to all of the soldiers who came to spend time with us and load the toys!
7. Thank you Rachel Martin for donating lunches for our special guests and to the members who donated lunches for our soldiers.
8. Thank you Executive Board member Amy Dixon-Dudley for “adopting” this event as her pet project and working diligently throughout the year to coordinate it. Though she could not be there due to a recent surgery, we honored her with a Certificate of Recognition.
9. Thank you Quinn Kananack for coming at the last minute to take photos!!
10. We thank our entire executive board for all of the hard work and dedication they put into all of their works to make our events and club successful.


NRW Trump Tent Summer of 2020

3/11/20: Our March 2020 NRW Luncheon was a blast and a success!

Chairman of the Tennessee GOP Scott Golden literally had every one in the room in stitches but then got down to business! We learned a tremendous amount about our local and national efforts and plans going forward to elect Republicans in 2020. Thank you Scott for making this a wonderful event!

In addition to listening to such a wonderful speaker, we collected a total of $2,768 for our NRW TORNADO RELIEF FUND BENEFITING FIRST RESPONDERS with contributions going to Box55! We will continue raising money for this fantastic volunteer group as they will be having their annual fundraising event on March 28th (all are welcome to attend and we will send out info soon with details!) Deep and sincere thanks to every one who donated and helped us accomplish what we set out to do with meeting immediate needs for supplies for our treasured First Responders during the tornado recovery. Please continue spreading the word about our fundraising effort!


3/9/20: Several of our NRW ladies got to attend a spontaneous meeting with Scott Presler on March 9th. Scott was in Nashville helping with the Tornado clean-up efforts. You may remember that he started getting attention in the media when he formed a group to help clean up our broken cities. ‪In the last 7 months he has organized cleanups in Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, LA, Portland, & SF.‬ About his mission: Scott Presler spent 2 years of his life working to defeat Hillary Clinton. We did it! Now, he’s dedicating his time to reelecting President Trump in 2020. We must focus on registering NEW Republican voters!


2/12/20: Nashville Republican Women had a tremendous February luncheon today as we welcomed the Honorary Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton as our keynote speaker! What an incredible turnout with an energy that was through the roof as our Local and State conservatives begin to rally together for our hot 2020 election season! Notable attendees were Marie Tillman, 1st VP of the TFRW, Metro Councilman-at-Large Steve Glover,and the strong and beautiful spouses of Senate Candidates Bill Hagerty (Chrissy) and Dr. Manny Sethi (Maya) – we know you are the backbone to their success!! We have many exciting events in the works and hope you will join us!


2/9/20: Mount Juliet Republican Women hosted “WEAR YOUR RED to Kick Off 2020” this past Sunday at Treemont Mansion! Tennessee women are getting fired up! Several of our members attended this wonderful and invigorating event and the speakers were extraordinary! NRW attendees were Mary Knowles Obersteadt, Stacy Ries-Snyder, Karen Porter and Dianne Ries. Gracious Speakers were: Beth Campbell, TN Committeewoman (National Republican Party), Barbara Trautman, President of TN Federation of Republican Women, Congressman Diane Black, Susan Lynn, State Representative Chair-Finance Committee, Randall Hutto, Wilson County Mayor, Steve Glover, Davidson County Councilman-at-Large and Scott Golden, Chair of the Tennessee Republican Party. Kudos to Mount Juliet Club President Gwynne Queener, Chair Norma Otto and Pam Kelley for putting together a beautiful, well-attended and informative event!


2/8/20: What a tremendous TFRW Winter Meeting at Brentwood Country Club! It was a pleasure experiencing the statewide momentum brought by the finest conservative ladies on the planet! Such passion and enthusiasm! NRW was well represented!

12/19/19: Several NRW Ladies participated in Wreaths Across America at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetary. The day was solemn – reflecting on the lives lost of so many patriots during the wars our country has fought in for our Freedom. Hundreds of volunteers attended this event at this location and millions volunteered across our nation as we showed homage and respect for the sacrifices of our great Military Patriot Heroes.

12/3/19: A large group gathered today at the 1st Tuesday Conservatives meeting to meet Ambassador Bill Hagerty and his wife Chrissy! Ambassador Hagerty is running for the senate seat being vacated by Lamar Alexander. We heard interesting stories of his time as America’s Ambassador to Japan and his goals for our state and country. Ambassador Hagerty is a 4th generation Tennessean who has received President Trump’s complete endorsement. Many Nashville Republican Women were in attendance wearing our token Christmas antlers as we continued raising donations for the Toys for Tennessee Soldiers Campaign! Over $900 was raised! Special thanks to Tim Skow for all of the enthusiasm and support!




11/13/19: We had a wonderful November luncheon with our guest panel: David Fox, former candidate for Mayor, Thom Druffel – District 23, Steve Glover – Council at Large, Jonathan Hall – District 1, Courtney Johnston – District 26, Robert Swope – District 4. Saw some familiar faces as well – Former Speaker of the House Beth Harwell and Team Hagerty! Ellie the Elephant kicked off the annual Toy Drive for Soldiers and we are hoping for some Christmas magic for these deserving families!



11/7/19:  We had the pleasure of participating in a question and answer session with Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS 4th District) today at the 1st Tuesday Conservative luncheon hosted by Tim Skow. Mary Obersteadt, Beverly Knight, Amy Dudley and Mande Robert’s (not pictured) represented the Nashville Republican Women as we kicked off our Annual Toys for Tennessee Soldiers drive! Thanks to members of 1st Tuesday and several local Councilmen we raised $650 with 2 more checks coming!! We appreciate our close friendship with these wonderful folks!!


7/24/19: The Nashville Republican Women were honored to sponsor a forum at Chaffin’s Barn with three exceptionally knowledgeable individuals who discussed current issues that are impacting our history. Each of our guests is at the apex of political journalism or government legal issues. Roger L. Simon, Sean Davis and Braden Boucek discussed where the Russia probe investigations are as of July 24th, investigating the investigators and what will happen next, the IG Report, and the status of the Democrat’s impeachment “moves”.

April 1, 2019 Ladies’ Day on the Hill

Sharon O’Connell, Norma Otto, Cherry Lingbawan, Carolyn Amiot, Mary Obersteadt,
Mande Roberts, Laura Christi, Karen Porter, Patricia Heim and Bobbie Patray.

Joy Brooks, Betty Draughon, Tessa Eades, Jann Dower, Jeanette Coke,
Michelle Foreman, Hattie Bryant and Sandra Szejner.

NRW President Mary Obersteadt welcoming guests to the House Chambers during Ladies’ Day on the Hill 2018.

DCRP Picnic 2018

The Governor and First Lady of Tennessee, Crissy and Bill Haslam. Thank you for your service to Tennessee.
NRW President, Mary Obersteadt; Governor Haslam; First Lady Crissy Haslam; TFRW President, Barbara Trautman



Barbara Fletcher, Pat Barker, Michelle Foreman and Beverly Knight Hurley
Mary Obersteadt and Joyce Jeffords
Catering Mgr, Mary Obersteadt, Barbara Trautman, Myrna Elmer and Kathy Langan


Pat Barker, Kathy Langan, Michelle Foreman, Mary Obersteadt, Joyce Jeffords, Myrna Elmer and Morel Harvey.
The Sunday Night Crew (Joyce Jeffords, Morel Harvey, Pat Barker, Kathy Langan, Michelle Foreman, Barbara Trautman, Mary Obersteadt, Myrna Elmer and Nelia Dempsey).