Welcome to MERWC
Thank you for visiting the official site of Mecklenburg Evening Republican Women’s Club. Are you looking for a group that’s making a difference in the Republican community? We are a group of like-minded women who support the Republican Party here in Mecklenburg County. Our objectives are to Educate, Motivate & Activate. We are the Red Bull of the Republican Party! We would love for you to be a part of our club.
The Mecklenburg Evening Republican Women was created in 1962. Our members have been delegates to the Republican National Convention, served in leadership in the National Federation of Republican Women and held leadership throughout the Republican Party. We have grown exponentially as fellow Republican women find strong red voices in the blue Queen City! Republican women are an integral part of the Republican effort in Mecklenburg County. MERWC members are justifiably proud of the contribution and impact we have in partnering with the MeckGOP.
Meet the Board
Originally from New Orleans, Louisianna, Desiree Miller serves as the President for MERWC. Desiree earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans and Louisiana State University. With a passion for customer service, Desiree has created a career in call center operations, managing a staff over two hundred and fifty employees. She’sRead Bio
A native to Charlotte, North Carolina, Dawn Yates serves as the Events Chair and Hospitality Chair for MERWC. Dawn earned an Associate’s Degree from Central Piedmont Community College in Business with a concentration in Marketing. Dawn is currently semi-retired. Dawn has been married to her husband for thirty years who she has three dogs andRead Bio
A native to Charlotte, North Carolina, Kalle Sousana serves as the Communications Chair and Social Media Chair for MERWC. Kalle earned an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. With a love for children, Kalle is a Childbirth Educator with The Bradley Method, a husband-coached birthing method. To get involved with her community, Kalle servesRead Bio
Originally from Cross Lanes, West Virginia, Lee Ann serves as the Membership Chair of MERWC. Over the past thirty-one years, Lee Ann has owned and operated her own cleaning business in the Charlotte area. Being self-employed has given Lee Ann the opportunity to fulfill her ambition of giving back to the community. Lee Ann isRead Bio
Originally from Lexington, North Carolina, Jill Coward serves as both the Chaplain and Legislation Chair for MERWC. Jill graduated from the North Carolina State University where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Over the past several years, Jill has served as the State Director of Concerned Women for American of North CarolinaRead Bio
A native to Charlotte, North Carolina, Andrea Purcell serves as the Treasurer for MERWC. Andrea graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Economics and Management & Society. With much experience working with Wells Fargo, Andrea currently works as a Mortgage Loan Officer for American Security Mortgage Corp. ToRead Bio
A native to Charlotte, but growing up in Guatemala, Darci Horne serves as the Secretary of MERWC. Darci graduated from Erskine College where she earned a B.S. in Biology and later attended Clemson University where she earned an M.S. in Genetics. With a career in management consulting in biopharmaceutical and life sciences, Darci currently worksRead Bio