Local clubs in Wisconsin were organized prior to 1930 in Marathon, Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. During the early 1930s, clubs were formed in Kenosha, Manitowoc and Two Rivers, and a Republican State Organization of Women was officially established. Jenny Thomas of Sheboygan served as the first president, and the first convention was held in 1936. With 1,124 members in 43 counties, the state organization affiliated with the NFRW in 1940.
Today, the Wisconsin Federation is divided into eight districts. It provides volunteers for local campaigns and, as the education arm of the Republican Party in the state, instructs its members in campaign techniques for use in electing Republicans to public office. Members participate in get-out-the-vote efforts, host meet and greets with elected officials and candidates, and ensure our members have the latest campaign and legislative information available for local, state and federal offices. WFRW has built a cohesive relationship with the Republican Party of WI and all local county republican parties.