​​A girl should be three things:  Classy, Sassy & a Republican

Clover/Lake Wylie Republican Women

a girl should be three things; classy, sassy and a republican

The Republican Creed

I do not choose to be a common man,

It is my right to be uncommon.

If I can seek opportunity, not security, I

want to take the calculated risk to

dream and to build; to fail and to 

succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for 


I prefer the challenges of life to guaranteed security, the thrill of

fulfillment to the state of calm Utopia.

I will not trade freedom for 

beneficence, nor my dignity for a 


I will never cower before any master,

save my God.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud, 

and unafraid: to think and act for

myself; enjoy the benefit of my

creations: to face the whole workd

boldly and say,



About The Clover/Lake Wylie Republican Women

Quarterly Newsletters

  • Promote an Educated Electorate
  • Promote the values and principles of the Republican Party
  • Recruit and elect Republican candidates
  • Provide a networking forum for conservative women

The Clover/Lake Wylie Republican Women was founded in 1984 to provide a networking and educational forum for conservative women throughout western York County.  Of the seven charter members, three ran for political office that first year.  Wanda Forbes ran for the SC House of Representatives, Peggy Upchurch ran for the York County Council and Wendy Bartee ran for the Clover School Board.  Thanks to the determination of those 62 original members, two out of the three won: Peggy Upchurch became the first woman and the first Republican since reconstruction to serve on the Council and Wendy Bartee won her seat on the Clover School Board.

Under the leadership of President Fay Bergman, the Club held its first Home Tour the following year and designated that the profits go toward a scholarship for a Clover High School student.  The annual Fay Bergman scholarship tour has become a community tradition and has contributed nearly $50,000 to help educate outstanding young women.

Today the Club maintains its tradition of strong political and community activism.