The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP) was designed to foster Republican philosophy and ideas through the donation of related books to libraries, schools, hospitals and other institutions. Individual units and divisions develop this program within their organization's structure.
MELP is the NFRW’s oldest literacy program, celebrating more than 45 years of book donations from an approved list to schools and libraries. Bookplates are mailed to clubs upon receipt of the list of books to to be donated. This enables the committee to track the numbers and names of books being donated by Republican women across the country.
Our first objective is to foster respect for the Flag of the United States of America, which is paramount. We can accomplish this by "getting back to the basics of Americanism." However, we need the assistance of each member. It is important that we are consistent in setting an example for others, especially in the area of flag protocol. For that reason, the NFRW Americanism Committee has voted to follow the guidelines set forth in "Our Flag," a publication printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. In addition, the committee is providing you with helpful guides, information, and resource links to assist you in preparing Americanism programs. Despite some confusion and disagreement on the matter, stars on the U.S. Flag should never be inverted. On August 21, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Executive Order No. 10834 which details the proper design of the U.S. Flag. Part I, Section 2, of the Executive Order states, "The positions of the stars in the union of the flag and in the union jack shall be as indicated on the attachment to this order, which is hereby made a part of this order." The attachment clearly shows the stars standing on two points. View the Executive Order and the accompanying attachment.
Our current community project is to donate hygiene items to the No Hunger Food Pantry in Ravenswood WV. After speaking with the caring staff they often receive food staples but are in need of personal hygiene items. So, we have a standing order to bring a donatable item(s) to each meeting. They will be collected in the BIG RED TOTE and delivered to the Pantry monthly. Also needed are recipes with easy instructions for using the dry staples the pantry provides. Dry Beans, Potato Flakes, Grits are some examples. For information please contact the pantry at: