At their first in-person meeting following the lockdown, West Orange County Republican Women Federated surprised long-time member Margene Walz with the club’s 2020 woman of distinction award. The “Mindy Yatsui Woman of Distinction Award,” named after a beloved member who always volunteered and kept her beautiful smile even through difficult battles against cancer, is given only when a member deserves its special recognition.
Walz joined in 2000 after watching in horror as Democrats tried to undo the election of President George W. Bush. “The Democrat hanging chads mischief in Florida encouraged me to get involved with the California Federation of Republican Women. I decided it was time to do more than scream at my television.”
Walz joined the Seal Beach club and held positions in membership and programs. In 2007, she became a member of West Orange County, which at that time was known as Rossmoor-Los Alamitos. “Both are fantastic clubs with active members and headline speakers, but I had a close friend who lived in Rossmoor and wanted to be involved with her club’s events and activities.”
Throughout her tenure with West Orange County, Walz has held numerous positions including president, parliamentarian, programs and voter registration.
The award recognition at the June meeting was a bittersweet moment since Walz is leaving California for Nebraska. “I have always enjoyed being part of the California Federation of Republican Women and especially the exciting West Orange County club where members become friends. I will miss my Federation friends in Seal Beach and West Orange County and wish the them success in Making California Great Again!”
West Orange County Republican Women Federation, which serves west Orange County cities and greater Long Beach, welcomes like-minded women and men who want to impact local, state and national politics. For more information: [email protected]
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