Keep track of those campaign hours! CCRW is required to report club hours to TFRW quarterly. The total hours accumulated by TFRW Clubs every two years help to quantify our volunteerism to NFRW, elected officials, and the Republican Party of Texas. Don’t underestimate your hours, included below is a list of reportable activities
- Only count hours pertaining to non-paid political activities. Hours as Election Judge, Clerk, Poll Watcher count ONLY if pay is turned over to a county party, your local Federated Republican Women’s Club, a candidate, or the TFRW PAC.
- Include work done at home such as mailings, preparing campaign posters or signs; telephoning solicited by a candidate campaign; baking for a campaign, but not for club meetings.
- Count hours spent working at a special event or organizing the event. But NOT if you attend as a guest or if you are compensated for the event.
- Count hours spent in session at Federation Board of Directors meetings and Federal Conventions also time spent in preparation of convention if on committee.
- Count hours spent attending other Republican group meetings, such as Republican Network. You may include travel time.
- Count hours spent in session at precinct, county/district or state party conventions. You may include travel time.
- You may count hours spent as members of county or state party committees—ONLY during scheduled meeting times. You may include travel time.
- Count political work done at club meetings, i.e. driving a candidate, working on mailings, getting candidate petitions signed, etc. DO NOT count hours in regular meetings.
- Volunteer hours done at county, state, or Federal headquarters may be counted. BUT NOT for paid staff positions.
- All hours volunteered at campaigns and at headquarters include portal-to-portal travel. BUT NOT stops for personal errands.
- Count nonpartisan hours for known Republican candidates in city or school board elections.
- Women candidates who are members of a club may count their campaigning as volunteer hours as long as no salary is accepted.
- Male associate members may count volunteer hours and must follow the same rules, which apply, to regular members. Male candidates cannot count hours working on their own campaigns.
- An Associate member’s hours are only counted in her primary club.
- Whenever possible, please have your hours verified and initialized by the campaign or headquarters. This will help determine where our hours are most utilized.
Melissa Johnson is our Campaign Activities chair – so look for her at one of our monthly meetings with any questions.