Charlotte Mousel, Past President of CFRW Southern Division as well as a CFRW State President and NFRW President, 1994-95, symbolizes, with the words that she wrote, what we, as Republican Women, respect and feel. Charlotte exemplifies the dedication, commitment and caring of Republican Federated Women.
Women in the Federation give freely of their “time and treasure” to support ideals and values mirroring Republican traditions. Within the Federation, we continue to debate all sides of issues in a free and open forum. The history surrounding the Republican Party from its birth under the tenure of Abraham Lincoln and its growth through many of our country’s greatest Presidents can be seen expressed in our activities and involvements.
Blessed is she who stands firmly for good government, for she shall be needed.
Blessed is she who works steadily for her nation, for she shall be happy.
Blessed is she who believes in the cause she serves, for she shall be respected.
Blessed is she who give credit to her helpers, for she shall be successful.
Blessed is she who has faith in her fellow man, for she shall be justified.
Blessed is she who, when others criticize her, and say all manner of evil about her,
- has the strength of character to forgive,
- the strength of purpose to carry on,
- and the strength of body to continue.
For She Shall Be Called a Leader in the Federation of Republican Women.
By Charlotte Mousel
President, Southern Division, CFRW 1976-1977 President, CFRW 1978-1979
Second Vice President, NFRW 1986-1989 First Vice President, NFRW 1990-1993 President, NFRW, 1994-1995
Reprinted with permission