Gun Raffle $25

A total of 300 chances, 3 winners, Odds in winning 1:100 

Winchester 70 Sporter 

Remington 870 Wingmaster 

Springfield 1911 45 ACP pistol 

(MD HQL Class, fingerprints, & 

MSP application fee)

Winners announced at the Friday, May 10th, Lincoln-Reagan dinner. A photographer will capture the moment of Lt Col Ollie North presenting the winners with their 

new firearms. 

At the dinner, a vendor rep will complete the transfer paperwork . Waiting period begins on actual day of the drawing. You do not have to be present to win. Contact Matt Breeding at 240-500-0530


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WATT's UP at the Weds, March 27 Club Meeting? "Women At The Table"

Washington County Democratic Club member Linda Smith and Washington County Republican Club member Dori Nipps, both members of Women at the Table (WATT) will be guest speakers at the 7 pm meeting of the Washington County Republican Club.   They will discuss the group's mission to elect women to public office in Washington County, Maryland and to achieve parity in government in both elected and appointed positions.  Below,  learn a little about these two remarkable ladies and then come out Weds, March 27th and meet them. 

Linda Smith


Smith is a certified geriatric pharmacist and has had her own independent consulting business since 2003.  She received a BS in chemistry from Bucknell University in 1969 and a BS in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1977.  Linda began her political life as part of the anti-war movement in the 1960s. She and her partner, John, worked at the University of Connecticut radio station in the 1970s.  In 1981, they moved to Warren, Mass., where Linda became spokesperson for STOP IT, an environmental organization, which successfully fought off a huge hazardous waste incinerator being built in their town of 4,000 people in western Massachusetts.

As a result of this work, she was also elected to the Warren Board of Health from 1982 to 1985.

She moved to Hagerstown in 1985 following her partner of 45 years, John Klupsak, who was hired by Maryland Ribbon as a dye-chemist and colorist. When she moved to Hagerstown, she served on the Washington County Solid Waste Advisory Committee from 1991 to 1995. She has served as president of the local chapter of the National Organization for Women since 1986, has served on the board of directors of Women at the Table specializing in outreach to media since 1988 and is a member of the Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum.

She was featured in the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists in January 2015 and was awarded Senior Care Pharmacist of the Year in August 2015 by the Maryland chapter of the organization. She is also a member of the Program Advisory Committee for Washington County Technical High School.

Dori Nipps


Doris "Dori" Nipps, executive director of the PenMar Development Corp. was named to The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2010 and in 2013.

Nipps is a longtime volunteer in Washington County. She began her work in education at Old Forge Elementary School, serving as PTA president. She was elected president of the Washington County Council of PTAs in 1989 and served on the Maryland State PTA board of directors from 1989-94.

In 1994, Nipps was elected to the Washington County Board of Education, serving until 2002, when she was elected to the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

She held that position until 2006. During her tenure as a county commissioner, she served on numerous commissions and boards, including the Historic District Commission and the Washington County Commission for Women, and was liaison to the Maryland Association of Counties Legislative Committee.

From 2001-07, Nipps worked at Habitat for Humanity of Washington County, assisting families to qualify for homeownership.

She is president of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s board of directors, serves on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Washington County, and is on the board of directors of Women At The Table, or WATT, a group that encourages women to run for public office and serve on local community commissions and committees.

WATT is recognized Nipps with a Life of Leadership Award for her contributions to the community.

Nipps is a graduate of Kaplan University and the Leadership Maryland program, Class of 2005.

Up and Coming

Weds, March 20th - Public Forum on 6th District Gerrymandering


Location: Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater, 11400 Robinwood Dr, Hagerstown, MD. Time: 7:00 pm.   This is a public hearing. The boundary drawing commission wants your imput. You are encouraged to come and give a two minute presentation of your perspective on re-drawing our congressional district boundaries.  Your voice is important.  You are also welcome to just come and view the maps, listen and mingle with others if you choose.

Fri, March 29 - Take Back Congress: Breakfast with Governor Bob Ehrlich


Governor Bob Ehrlich and Neil Parrot are inviting you to a breakfast supporting Delegate Parrott's exploratory campaign for  Congress on where they are working to flip Maryland's District 6 back to conservative representation.

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Location: The Flag House Inn, 26 Randall St., Annapolis, MD 21401
Additional Info: Tickets are $65/person and $100/family.  To reserve your ticket or to donate, please click the link below and write "Ehrlich Breakfast" in the comment box.   You can also write a check made out to Parrott for Congress and mail it to 20005 Lindenhurst Court, Hagerstown, MD 21742. 

For questions or to RSVP, please call Delegate Parrott's office at (240) 329-0293. 

Donate for Ehrlich Breakfast Click Here


Saturday, April 13th - Washington County Gun Safety Day

  Skeet Shooting and Target Shooting  

April 13, 2019,  1pm - 4pm, (Rain date - April 14th) Location:  Randy’s Farm in Fairplay,  targets for:  pistols, long rifles, and  clays for shot guns,  Contact : Randy Leatherman @ 301-991-2503,  Limit  20 shooters.   Randy will speak with each potential shooter and once selected they will be provided details to include location

Friday, May 10th Lincoln-Reagan Dinner


Lt. Col. Oliver North - Lincoln Reagan Dinner Speaker

Save the Date!

Washington County Maryland’s LINCOLN-REAGAN DAY DINNER  with The President of the National Rifle Association Lt. Col. Oliver North USMC Ret.

Date:       Friday, 10 May 2019
Where:    Hager Hall, Hagerstown, MD

Time:       5:00 PM VIP Reception with a photographer
General:  6:30 PM until……..

Dinner: Choice of three tier 1 entrees, Beef, Chicken, or Fish

Cost: $75.00 general admission with dinner
$200.00 VIP: includes general admission plus reception with Lt.Col. North with pictures and drinks

The winning tickets of the Gun Raffle will be drawn that evening by Colonel North and he will present the winners with their firearms.
More details will follow soon with fliers and more online options to pay.

Two ways to get your tickets

You may purchase tickets to the event by check payable to:  Washington County Republican Central Committee and mailed to:  Post Office Box 562  Funkstown, MD. 21734-0562

Or click below to make your ticket donation online

pay for lincoln reagan dinner here

Saturday, March 30th, Hancock and Clear Spring Community Conversation

This invitation is from Choose Civility

 You are invited to the table! We provide the lunch, you provide the conversation. This event is meant to foster dialogue and friendships between Hancock & Clear Spring area residents. Share a meal and conversation with someone you don't know, exchange stories about life in Clear Spring & Hancock and discover both common ground and new ideas. The dialogue starts when you come to the table!
Interfaith Service Coalition will be providing a delicious lunch for all attendees!

Register to attend, space is limited! Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Attendees must be registered in advance.

Facilitators needed. Interested in being a table host? We will provide conversation starters and an orientation. The goal is to provide each table with a table host who will keep guests actively engaged in conversation throughout the afternoon.
please contact or call 301.739.8200 x 104 for more details if you're interested in being a host.

Sponsors Needed. Interested in being affiliated with this unique event and getting your business or organization's name in front of an audience? Please contact or call 301.739.8200 x 104 for more details.

*to enhance the experience of getting to know different people, guests will not be seated with their companions* 

Where and When Does the Club Meet?

Funkstown Legion - 4th Wednesday of the Month

Club Meetings are generally held the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Funkstown American Legion, Dixon-Troxell Post #211, 12 North Westside Avenue, Funkstown, MD 21740-0250

Want to mail something to the Club? Address below:

P.O. Box 172 Funkstown, MD 21734-0172, US

Questions? Contact us by Phone - 240-527-8744


Why Join the Washington County Republican Club?

Be Informed and Connected

The Washington County Republican Club represents a large number of people who share your values for the common good.  The Club stimulates discussion, creativity, leadership and activism on the social/political issues for which we are passionate.   With policy briefings and updates by speakers and other leaders, every opinion is welcomed, debated, and in the end, better founded than before. You will not only be better informed about the issues, but also network with other involved, interesting people including elected officials, candidates and other community figures.

Be truly represented

In order for your views to be represented in public office, you vote for candidates who best represent your view. The Club works diligently to elect such candidates. Not only will you know more about officials, you will have opportunities to get to know them and learn who truly represents your view.

Maximize your voice

Joining with other Republicans to hold official’s feet to the fire, giving your input, and telling them what you expect of them amplifies your voice. The WCRC promotes what matters. We speak respectfully, yet loudly, and we are heard.

Be part of the action between elections.

The real action happens in between elections. That’s when people need to be educated, supporting structures need to be built, and the candidates you helped to elect need your input and guidance. With a political arena looking increasingly like life down Alice’s rabbit hole, citizen participation is essential to ensure a rational path to the future. The Washington County Republican Club accepts the challenge.


Find out more

Download 2019 Membership Application Here

WCRC Membership Application (docx)


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2019 Annual Membership Dues

2019 Annual Membership dues are 

$25 per person, $35 per couple or  $10 per student.   The PayPal button below is available for your convenience or you can snail mail it to WCRC, P.O. Box 172, Funkstown, MD 21734-0172 

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Contact Us

Washington County Republican Club

P0 Box 172
Funkstown, MD 21734-0172

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Amerian Legion Post 211, 12 N. Westside Ave, Funkstown, MD 21734

Meeting Info

The Washington County Republican Club generally meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, with exceptions possible due to special events and holidays. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m.