Incline Village Republican women club celebrating 50 years |

Incline Village Republican women club celebrating 50 years

From left: Donna Kwachak, IV/CB RW 50th Anniversary Dinner Co-Chair; Carol Del Carlo, 2015 President; Joyce Anderson Bock, Founder and President, 1965-66; and Kathi Congistre, Co-Chair and Treasurer. Here, Joyce is sharing photos from the club’s founding, her attendance at the 1968 Republican National Convention and the many events she held for the club at the Ponderosa Ranch.
Courtesy George Del Carlo |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village Crystal Bay Republican Women’s club is celebrating its golden anniversary.

Fifty years ago, Joyce Anderson Bock and the late Joy Plunkett attended a National Federation of Republican Women Convention in Washington, D.C.

One of the featured speakers was the late Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois. Both women were inspired by his remarks and the 1964 presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater.

With 10 like-minded women, including Barbara Jensen, the other sole remaining member with Joyce Anderson Bock, the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Republican Women were chartered in June 1965.

The club has grown over the years to 95 regular members and 25 associate members. The club’s goals are to inform the public through political education and activity; elect Republican candidates; support veteran’s needs and activities; as well as provide an annual scholarship to an Incline High School graduate.

This year the club renamed their scholarship the Maryanne B. Ingemanson Memorial Scholarship in honor of our late member.

Maryanne personified the values of our party by fighting for property tax equity in our area.

The golden anniversary celebration will be held at The Chateau on Wednesday, July 14, at 5 p.m. The evening will include keynote speaker, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, and honor all past club presidents.

Past presidents will be traveling to Incline Village from near and far to be part of this celebration. The event tickets are $70 each and include dinner with a choice of entrée, a champagne toast and birthday cake for dessert.

Music will be provided by Tim Callicrate. Highlights of the club’s history and a video photo presentation will be featured throughout the evening. The club’s president, Carol Del Carlo, will be mistress of ceremonies.

The grand raffle prize is a red wheelbarrow filled with 50 bottles of fine wine. Tickets are available for $20 each from Celine Nugget at or 775-815-5587 and Sandra Mellor at or 775-832-8086.

Raffle ticket holders do not need to be present to win the wheelbarrow of wine. There will be additional “your choice” prizes available at the event.

Please contact Lorrie Waldman to make reservations for this event at or call 775-831-8039.

You may also go to our website at and place your reservation through Eventbrite. Reservations must be paid in advance of the event.

If you are interested in joining this very active group, please contact Shirley Appel at or 775-831-1515.

The group meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. Most meetings are held at The Chateau in Incline Village.

As a local club member you are automatically a member of the Nevada Federation of Republican Women ( and the National Federation of Republican Women (

Charlotte Curtis is a member of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Republican Women.

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User