Established in 1961, Gaston County Republican Women’s organization is a proud affiliate organization of the National Federation of Republican Women and the N.C. Federation of Republican Women. The Gaston County Republican Women and the Gaston County Republican Party work together to support conservative causes and to elect Republicans in Gaston County and beyond.

The Gaston County Republican Women meet on the third Thursday of the month. (Please see below for the 2022 meeting schedule below.) Every registered Republican woman is invited to join us as members. Men may join as associate members. Please check the meeting page for more information on the next meeting. Please contact us if you have questions or click here to join !

2022 Officers
Melinda Suddes, President
Kathy Boswell, Co-Vice President
Marie (Cissy) Wyant, Co-Vice President
Shae Faraday, Secretary
Bonnie Jansen, Treasurer
Dot Cherry, Past President (view all Past Presidents)

President’s Message
Melinda Suddes, President

I am honored to serve as the President of GCRW for 2022. And I extend my appreciation to all the officers and members who are giving their time and talents to the organization. This is our year of action.  As Republican women we share a love for our country and our community. We believe our country was created with God-given rights and we believe in protecting our rights and our families. When we say the pledge of allegiance, we are embracing the core values that our flag represents- one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

We have seen the erosion of those beliefs over the last several years as constructs of socialism have crept further into our great nation.  What does that mean? God is being removed from our lives. Race is being used to divide us and break down the unity that makes us strong. Our freedoms are slipping away as we watch government shut down our churches and schools; crush small businesses; embrace open borders; censor our voices; indoctrinate our children with CRT; accumulate trillions more dollars of debt that will bankrupt our children and grandchildren; create a two-tiered system of justice depending on political beliefs; allow crime, inflation, and gasoline prices to soar; attack our second amendment rights; and attempt to federalize elections to create a one-party system.

Where does it end? It needs to end with all of us taking action ! I believe that we are the silent majority and that we can make a difference. Working together and with God’s help, we will prevail. How do we do this? We need to pray for our country. We need to come to meetings. We need to raise our voices for conservative causes. We need to stay informed and educate ourselves on issues that matter. We need to be active and support our communities. We need to participate in voter registration drives and campaigns. And ultimately, we need to elect conservative Republican candidates. If we work together, the red wave is coming and we will have a great 2022!

Melinda Suddes
2022 GCRW President

2022 Meeting Schedule

(All meetings begin at 5:30 PM for social hour and 6:30 PM for the meeting, unless otherwise noted.)

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022
  • Thursday, February 17,2022
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022 (Day meeting beginning at 10:30 AM)
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022 (Social evening beginning at 5:30 PM)
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • Thursday, July 21, 2022
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 (Social evening beginning at 5:30 PM)
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022

Get In Touch

  • mygcrw@gmail.com
  • P.O. Box 551192, Gastonia, NC 28055
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