Solano Republican Women Federated
Day at the Range

Firing Range Safety


In effort to honor our Second Amendment and the rights it bestows upon us, nearly half our group spent an afternoon at a local shooting range owned and operated by veterans of each military branch. We spent over an hour learning about gun safety, and hands-on training in loading, unloading, and otherwise properly handling several types of weapons. We then spent the rest of our time target shooting with our own personal "assistant", who continued to provide more detailed training on hand position and other nuances. It was a fantastic outing with as many personal takeaways as there were attendees. Some have been shooting most of their lives, others hadn't shot in decades, and some had never held a gun before. Those with experience enjoyed helping and watching the others, and as for the rest, although everyone loved the "field trip", about half won't shoot again, and half will. Overall: a fantastic experience.


Gun Safety





Welcome to Solano Republic Women Federated


Carolyn Cotton

The Solano County Coucil of Republican Women, later named the Solano Republican Women, Federated, held the founding meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 1949, in the Old California Room at the Nut Tree in Vacaville, when fifty or more members were enrolled and the officers elected.

The sponsoring group included: Mrs. J.E. Knott, Davis, organizational chairman for the California Council of Republican Women in the 3rd Congressional Desitrict; Miss Elsa Widemann, Vallejo, who was the president of an earlier Republican women's organization in Solano County in the mid 1930's; Mrs. Wayne W. Woodward, Sr., and Mrs. Kenneth I. Jones, both of Fairfield; Mrs. Frank McKevitt, Vacaville, and Mrs. Marijorie H.E. Benedict, Berkeley, Republican Committeewoman for California.

Other Activities

  • Reach Out and Read - Children's Literacy Program
  • Voter Registration at Solano Republican Committee Headquarters
  • Staffing the County Republic Headquarters
  • Dedication of Veterans Cementary in Dixon
  • Fisher House*

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