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Malibu/Bel-Air Republican Women Federated is dedicated to:
  • providing political education and activity through informative monthly meetings
  • increasing the numbers and effectiveness of women serving in government
  • electing and supporting Republican candidates for local, state and national political office
  • promoting freedom, equality and justice - the principles on which this country was founded
Malibu/Bel-Air Republican Women Federated
PO Box 164
Malibu CA 90265
mbarwf@outlook.com
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We plan to resume our our regular in-person monthly meetings when appropriate and safe!

We will keep you informed through this site and email announcements!

We would like to thank each of our Members for your generous support.

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Please consider contacting a Republican friend or neighbor to join the Club. Let’s have fun while doing important work. Please consider a sponsorship at the $50, $100, $250 or $500 levels. Associate members $25.00 Students $20.00

If you have questions about membership or have moved, please send us a note at MBARWF@outlook.com.

Did you know that nearly half of every basic membership fee goes directly to fund the county, state and national federated organizations? That leaves little for our club to, host programs and speakers, sponsor military support, fund College Republican Club scholarships, and other community events.

Your involvement and support of the Malibu/Bel Air Republican Women's Federated is greatly appreciated. We couldn't do it without you!

Short History of Bel Air

Photo-Hotel Bel Air

Bel Air is steeped in a rich 20th century tradition unique to California. Located west of Los Angeles, Bel Air boarders UCLA and includes part of the breathtaking Santa Monica Mountains foothills.

The community was founded by, and is named for, Alphonzo E. Bell, Sr. Bell made his fortune when oil was discovered on his Santa Fe Springs farm. Known for his honesty and integrity, Bell’s interactions with less scrupulous oil company figures were fictionalized in Upton Sinclair’s novel, Oil! and eventually the highly-lauded 2007 movie, There Will Be Blood.

In 1921, Bell and his wife, Minnewa, purchased 1,760 acres and built a house on top of what is now Bel Air Road. Like everyone else who has spent time there, Bell was in awe of the beauty of the landscape and developed a vision for an upscale community with generous lots. Investing his oil gains, he opened a sales and development center in Stone Canyon.

After remodeling, his original building became the main mission-style building of the current Hotel Bel-Air. In 1924, he began subdividing property and planning the community. In that same year, he built the Bel-Air Beach Club in Santa Monica and the Bel-Air Country Club. Near his office he built stables and equestrian tracks as well as tunnels to keep riders away from automobile traffic.

Those tunnels can still be seen today. Mrs. Bell chose Italian names for the streets and organized the Bel-Air garden club. Alphonzo Bell’s company, the Bel-Air Land Company continued to develop the area until 1952.

The benefits of his investments and hard work are still felt today in Bel Air.

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