The Republican Women Leaders of Calvert (RWLC) was formed in 2003 and is comprised of all types of women; professional women, business owners, elected officials, and homemakers too! Our club is an active affiliate of the Maryland Federation of Republican Women (MFRW) and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). RWLC club membership annual $40 dues include membership in both of these large and influential political organizations!
Ella is a native Marylander and a resident of Calvert County for over 20 years. She served as Chairman of the Calvert County Republican Central Committee (CCRCC) from 2013-2014. She serves as the Coordinator for the Eucharistic Adoration Network at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Prince Frederick., and represents her community on the Calvert County Cliff Stabilization Advisory Committee.
Ella retired from the USDA, National Rural Development Partnership in 2005. She was a member of the Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake Bay from 2004-2006. Ella served as Co-Chairman, MFRW Legislative Committee Chairman, and MFRW Corresponding Secretary.
Ella served as the Volunteer Chairman for the O'Donnell for Congress Campaign in 2012, and as Calvert County Chairman for the Ehrlich for Governer Campaign.. Earlier in her career, she served as Executive Assistant and Legislative Liaison for Prince George's County Executive Bill Gullett. She also served as Legislative Liaison to the General Assembly for County Executive Larry Hogan from 1978-1981. Ella is the 2015 recipient of the Calvert County Commission for Women's Outstanding Achievement Award.
Mary Haley-Amen is the current RWLC President. She is the mother of a grown daughter, Caitlin, who is a recent graduate of Salisbury University. Mary is a Historian and Curator of several historic sites in Prince George's County. She grew up in Southern Maryland, but became a proud Cornhusker while attending, and ultimately graduating from, the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. (UNL) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. She worked for the Nebraska Historical Society before a successful career at the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission, where she works today. As a historian, she has designed and overseen the creation of many exhibits and museums, including the W. Henry Duvall Tool Museum, among many others in the Patuxent Rural Life Museums at Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro.
As RWLC President, Mary is committed to continuing to offer great guest speakers at monthly meetings, and helping to improve the image and enthusiasm of Republican women. Mary lives in Huntingtown where she enjoys spending time with her Chihuahua, Rusty. She enjoys red wine and good books. She and her significant other, George, spend time at local drag races, where George is an award-winning driver. Mary also enjoys spending time on George's 200-acre farm in Croom and both have appeared in a national farm magazine.
Judy has lived in Calvert County since 1985. Judy and her husband, Richard, have three children Amy, Scott, and Mike, and have seven grandchildren. She had a successful career at the Bureau of Census, where she received the Census Bureau's Award for Excellence, and later worked at the Calverton School. Judy has an Associate's Degree from the College of Southern Maryland. She has served on various boards and committees including: President of the Calvert Chapter of the American Cancer Society, MD State Board of the American Cancer Society, Vice President of Northern High School PTA, served on Calvert Library Committees, Chaired the Advisory Board of the Calvert County Community College, and was a member of the Calvert County Republican Central Committee.
Judy is currently a board member for the Arts Council of Calvert County and Chairs the Mary Beth Harry Scholarship Committee, and member of the Calvert County Redistricting Committee. Judy was asked in 2003 to help form a women's Republican club in Northern Calvert. She became President of the RWLC in 2004, and initiated wine tasting dinner fundraisers and annual White House tours at Christmas. She served as Editor of the MFRW newsletter, the Trumpeter, in 2006, and was the MFRW Political Education Chair. Judy chaired the Calvert Re-Election Campaign of Governor Ehrlich. In 2006, the Maryland State GOP named her the Republican Woman of the Year. From 2006 to 2014, she served as Secretary and then also the Chair for the Communication Committee for CCRCC.
Judy loves to read and write about life in Southern Maryland, has published numerous articles and has worked with her daughter and author, Amy Schisler, on literary projects. Judy and Richard have been married for over 50 years and are active members of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Patti Stueckler completed her term as RWLC President in Dec 2015.. She is the mother of two grown children, Haley and Conor Stueckler, and has been married to John Stueckler since 1987. Patti is the principal agent of a family real estate team, and is among the top 1% of realtors nationally. Patti graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and worked as a newspaper reporter before her career in real estate.
As a past RWLC President, Patti believes in the importance of reaching out to the community, and giving women a place to support Republican efforts, while socializing with other like-minded women. During her presidency, Patti grew the club's membership to over 80 members. Under her leadership, the RWLC earned the Maryland Shield Award presented by the Maryland Federation of Republican Women, it's highest award. Patti currently serves as an Associate Member on the Calvert County Republican Central Committee (CCRCC).
Patt Parker was the founding President of the Republican Women Leaders of Calvert in 2003. Patt was active in the Maryland Federation of Republican Women's organization for years, serving as President and was also the 2nd Vice President of the National Federation of Republican Women.
Patt also served as the Public Relations Chair for the National Federation of Republican Women and the Arizona Federation of Republican Women.
Catherine was a founding member of the RWLC. She has served terms as Awards Chair, Recording Secretary, Vice President, and President. Catherine's work has helped grow the club into the premier and active club it is today. Under Catherine's presidency she began the highly successful Christmas House Tour of Decorated Homes. She has worked tirelessly for the MFRW as the Awards Chair, Americanism Chair, Regional Vice Chair and led a fundraising workshop at a MFRW board meeting.
Catherine has worked on campaigns for Bob Erlich, Charles Lollar, and Delegate Mark Fisher. She worked with the Calvert County Republican Central Committee on the election of five Republican county commissioners in the past several elections. In 2012, Catherine was the Co-Calvert County Coordinator for Tony O'Donnell's campaign for Congress in the fifth district. Catherine was the recipient of the Calvert County Republican Woman of the Year Award 2010. She serves on the Calvert County Hospital Ball Committee and is a 120 Club Member for the CCRCC. Catherine was elected to the Calvert County Republican Central Committee in 2015. She works for the Department of Agriculture as a Program Analyst and is married to Frank Grasso.
2013 - 2015
Carolyn has four grown children: Jacqueline, Joey, James, and Christine. She graduated from Loch Raven University and worked many years in the insurance industry where she met her husband, Joe Rice. Carolyn has volunteered in many church and school programs throughout the years. She was a CCD teacher for 14 years, Chair of the Hot Lunch Program and Theater Program, Pom Coach, and various other volunteer programs. Carolyn began a career as a yoga instructor with 200-hour certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy from the Yama Studio in Baltimore.
Carolyn's political interest was heightened during the 2008 election, and joined the Republican Women Leaders of Calvert. Wanting to make a difference, she quickly became Fundraising Chair, overseeing two very successful Christmas House Tours of Decorated Homes. Under Carolyn's RWLC Presidency, the club twice earned the highest award presented by the Maryland Federation of Republican Women (MFRW) -- The Maryland Shield Award. Carolyn says, "The highlight of my time as president was attending the National Federation of Republican Women's 37th Biennial Convention where our club was honored the silver award."
Carolyn was elected to the Calvert County Republican Central Committee in Nov. 2014. She also serves as the MFRW Vice Chair of the Southern Maryland Region and is a board member for the RWLC.
Founding President 2003