The Birth of the Fayetteville Republican Women’s Club History According to
Joyce Costin February 2006
The idea for a Fayetteville Republican Women's Club began in the late 60s. A group of women, which included Pinky Jackson and Marianne Cashion, began to meet because of their concern for North Carolina government. North Carolina had no true government!
North Carolina had a political "machine" that worked night and day to keep itself in power. These women saw in Congressman Jim Gardner a hope for the future. They rallied around conservative James Gardner, worked and supported him for Governor. However, a Jim Gardner victory was not to be.
Instead, another Jim came rolling out of the hills of North Carolina and overwhelmed us all. Governor Jim Holshouser was elected in 1972. The 1st Republican Governor elected in this century!
So it was in these turbulent times, with hope in their hearts and a concern for the future that the Fayetteville Republican Women's Club was born. The women continued to meet and our present club was chartered February 15, 1972.