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.
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.
Today, the club continues to grow with many enthusiastic
and dedicated women under the leadership of the current
president, Lisa Gilmore. 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.