Promoting Republican Philosophy Through Education & Community



The club changed its name to The Woodlands Republican
Women in 2000 to better represent the club’s purpose. The
club continued to meet in the evening at the Forum until
2009 when TWRW board decided to move monthly
meetings to a daytime luncheon. On September 9, 2009,
the club held its first luncheon meeting at Landry’s Seafood
House with Julia Morton as president. TWRW continues to
hold monthly luncheon meetings at Landry’s in The Woodlands.


In addition, TWRW supports many worthy causes and
community outreach opportunities. Community activities
that club members have and continue to support include:
Montgomery County Women’s Center, Montgomery County
Food Bank, CASA, sponsor Oak Ridge High School Young
Republicans Club, and support students and staff at Sam
Houston Elementary School. TWRW also supports The USO
and the Lone Star Survivor Foundation.

The Woodlands Republican Women (TWRW) club began in
1987. The club originally was called Pathfinders. It began
under the leadership of Rikki Teal when 12 women began
meeting in member’s homes. The objective in forming the
club was to promote the Republican Party by encouraging
Republicans to vote and run for office. Over time,
membership increased and meetings were held monthly in
the evening at The Forum at The Woodlands in Panther Creek.


Today, the club continues to grow with many enthusiastic
and dedicated women under the leadership of the current
president, Layne Carrell. With the objective of keeping
Montgomery County and Texas “RED," TWRW actively
promotes Republican ideals while supporting Republican
elected officials and candidates for office. Club members
also serve as Republican Party precinct chairs as well as
election judges and clerks in local elections.


Political advertising paid for by The Woodlands Republican Women PAC. Contributions are not federal tax deductions as charitable contributions. Corporate contributions are not permitted. TWRW Club Treasurer can be contacted at P.O. Box 7294 The Woodlands, TX 77387. The information listed herein is not an endorsement of any candidate and is intended for informational purposes only.

Our Mission

to promote the Republican philosophy through education and communication.

Our Vision

to promote awareness in women of the ideals of good government by:

  • Increasing the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government by encouraging active political participation
  • Fostering loyalty and cooperation among Republican women in Texas and the Republican party
  • Volunteering to work for and promote Republican
    candidates during the election cycles on local, state, and national levels

Board Members

Amanda Wood, presidentTWRW@gmail.com

Beverly Briggs, b.briggs57@icloud.com

Rachael Peters, membershipTWRW@gmail.com

Lisa Gilmore, treasurerTWRW@gmail.com

Becky Yeates, beckyyeates@me.com

From left to right: Lisa Gilmore, Becky Yeates, Rachael Peters, and Amanda Wood (not pictured: Beverly Briggs)
From left to right: Lisa Gilmore, Becky Yeates, Rachael Peters, and Amanda Wood (not pictured: Beverly Briggs)

Committee Chairs

Awards — Amy Van Horn
Campaign Activities -Vacant
Bylaws/Parliamentarian — Theresa Wagaman
Care For America — Rachael Peters
Chaplain/Americanism — Cheryl Campbell
Courtesy — Kim Keough
Door Prizes — Kim Keough
Events & Fundraising — Sheri Morris & Vicki Tompkins
Greater Houston Council — Amy Van Horn
HS Young Rep. Club/ Scholarship — Dr. Shelley & Lisa Gilmore
Hospitality — Ann Herbek
Legislative — Penny Meyer
Literacy — Erin Freitag
Marketing/Newsletter — Darlene Gagnon
PAC Treasurer — Janice Burkholder
Past President — Layne Carrell
Ways & Means — Yovanna Medina

Past Presidents

2008 - 2009   Jackie Waters
2009 - 2010   Julia Morton
2010 - 2012   Beverly Briggs
2012 - 2015   Maureen Cromeans
2015 - 2017   Amy Van Horn
2017 - 2019   Pat Truesdale
2019 - 2020   Layne Carrell