President's message


What is the World Coming To? 

You know SMRWF doesn’t just engage in just political activities, we also do community outreach and philanthropic work. We have an energetic “Caring for America” committee that invites you to join in on one of our many club activities. Please read about all that we are doing!

Now through the end of April, SMRWF is conducting our Mamie Eisenhower Library Project Book Drive. Sylvia Greer and Susan Honnold are the coordinators. We are collecting books at the luncheon and all this month. For a complete list of books go to or contact Sylvia or Susan at, to donate.

We are also running a “Why is Free Speech Important to You” Essay Contest in local high schools. This is being coordinated by Karen Enzer and Kari Czer. Cash prizes will be awarded. Please read about this contest posted on our website HERE. If you know a teacher who would like to participate please contact Kari at

In April we are starting a Penmanship Tutorial class at the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Monica to teach CURSIVE WRITING. If you have great handwriting, more help is needed!! This course runs once a week for 8 weeks, conducted by Kari Czer Please email Melissa Toomin to help at

In May we will once again participate in the Overpass Flag Rally on the Saturday before Memorial Day, May 27th. This is held at the 4th Street Bridge in Santa Monica at 10:00 AM for two hours. Come on out and show support for our country! We are also participating in a ceremony at the "Veterans" Los Angeles Cemetery in Westwood. Linda Lancaster has more information at

In July we are holding our first “Adopt a First Responder” appreciation BBQ, inviting all Santa Monica police and fire men and county lifeguards to stop by with their families or during work hours for a free lunch of burgers and hotdogs. A local church has great parking lot where we can host it and many workers are needed to help that day. Please contact Iris Jue at 

In September we are sponsoring a “Small Business Saturday” recognizing the businesses that survived the Covid lockdown and those who had been damaged during the riots three years ago. We will be publishing a list encouraging friends and members to shop there on a specific day and hope the businesses will offer a 10% discount. More members are needed on this committee to help research businesses we want to acknowledge. Contact Pat Peterson at

In October we are handing out our Courageous Conservative Award to the college campus Republican club who was the most bold or courageous this year. A $1000 cash prize will be awarded. All college club members will be invited to this October luncheon. Special guest speaker to be announced. If you have contact with local Republican clubs, please reach out to Sandra Loden at or Irma Hopkins,

Last but not least, we are organizing ongoing voter registration drives on weekends to encourage people to register to vote or re-register as Republicans and to educate them on local and state issues. This outreach begins this month and will go on through 2024. Please contact Nancy McCord to volunteer at or Melissa Toomin at

We invite you to get more involved with SMRWF. You will develop new friendships while making a difference in the lives of people around us. Contact any of the women above to find out more.

Sincerely yours,

Pat Peterson