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Are you ready to be part of a dedicated group with great influence in our community? Join the Lee Republican Women's Club.
Educating Lee County voters, promoting Republican ideals and working to elect Republicans to office since 1986
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2015 New Meeting Venue and New Meeting Day
Beginning in January 2015
the Lee Republican Women's
Club will be meeting at a new place and on a new day.
We are moving to:
FIRST TUESDAY OF MONTH
As reported by the National Fire Protection Association, from 2008 to 2012 the annual average number of women with a career in firefighting was 3.8%.
Women have faced many obstacles when pursuing a career in firefighting. It has always been a career field dominated by men. But history has shown the progress women have made when making this career choice.
Women have been firefighters for longer than most people realize. No doubt many of the names of women firefighters in the 19th and early 20th centuries have been lost to the historical record.
According to the International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services, the first woman firefighter was Molly Willliams, who was a slave in New York City and became a member of Oceanus Engine Company #11 in about 1815.
In 1962, seeing a need for coverage during the daylight hours when male volunteers were scarce, Kings County California formed the "Firettes" to cover those hours.
Today, more women are making the decision to pursue a career in firefighting. While there are challenges, they are being accepted as equals to their male counterparts.
We appreciate all first responders, and thank them for their service. If you have a family member or know someone who is a first responder, invite them to attend our March dinner meeting. Our guest speaker, Heather Mazurkiewicz, is a recent graduate of the North Naples Fire Training Academy.
FROM OUR PRESIDENT JOYCE EASTON
GOD BLESS OUR FIRST RESPONDERS!