Giving Back to the Community
The Babe Atkins-Byrne Scholarship Fund
For over 50 years, the Cobb County Republican’s Women’s Club (CCRWC) has helped foster and encourage loyalty to the Republican Party and its principles, as well as promote and inform the electorate through education. CCRWC “Opens the Doors to Good Government” by working to prepare and support young women for leadership roles in government and the Cobb community.
The Babe Atkins-Byrne $1000 Scholarship assists in this mission by annually awarding one recipient, who have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, a college or university undergraduate program.
Your donations to the Babe Atkins-Byrne Scholarship have helped many college students succeed in their personal life and professional careers. We are always fundraising for the next scholarship award and counting on your support. One scholarship shall be awarded annually.
From the 2022 Scholarship Winner:
I am so sorry I could not be with you all today, but it's back to the plains for this War Eagle as classes have begun. If I am in a math class right now, I can honestly say I'd rather be with you all. First let me say thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship. Babe was a longtime friend to our family and receiving a scholarship in her name means the world to me. It will certainly help with the cost of my out-of-state tuition as I work to receive a BA in Public Relations at Auburn University. One year down and three to go since mom and dad say I only have 4 years here. Speaking of my parents, I would like to thank them for their endless amount of love and support. Also thank you for all that you are doing for the Republican party in Cobb County. I can guarantee you all, I am trying to make the same difference in Auburn, Alabama. Thank you again for this honor!
I would love to attend events when I am home! Thank you again!
Help give another deserving young lady the gift of education.
Barbara Hickey Constitution Fund
For the past 20 years the Cobb County Republican Women's Club has supported the Barbara Hickey Constitution Fund. The Fund gives a copy of the Constitution to each 5th grader is the Cobb County and City of Marietta school systems. Help us carry on this tradition.
Caring For America
The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) established the Caring for America program in 1999 to encourage state federations and clubs to actively participate in at least one community service program. Caring for America is based on the belief that problems can be solved most effectively through the generosity and combined energies of individual citizens.
The Cobb County Republican Women's Club, actively engages with several non-profit organizations in Cobb County. In addition, the Club enjoys giving back to our local First Responders and Public Safety Officers during the year with providing “goody baskets” and honoring them at special events.
The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project
The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP) is the NFRW’s oldest program, celebrating 60 years of book donations from an approved list to schools, libraries, hospitals and other public institutions.
In 1961, the NFRW established the Mamie Eisenhower Library Project as a memorial honoring the former Republican First Lady who served for decades as a military wife and prepared the family home for over 30 moves during President Eisenhower’s military service to our country. Born in Iowa and moving to the South as a child, Mrs. Eisenhower was active in financial decisions in her home and often said that a woman’s independence was based upon her own ability to save money. She practiced fiscal responsibility as a First Lady, often clipping recipes for the White House Chef to prepare using boxed cake mixes as they were cheaper than baking from scratch.
The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project for the Cobb County Republican Women's Club, in part, is funded by the Bette Tempest Fund.