Most of the Palmetto State's top Republicans will travel to Charleston in the next few days to speak to the National Federation of Republican Women.

Gubernatorial hopeful and state Rep. Nikki Haley will be among the first to speak to the meeting, which is expected to include more than 225 GOP club members from across the state and across the country.

Haley will talk at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, and state GOP chair Karen Floyd also will attend some of the meetings, which are restricted to club members.

S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell, S.C. Senate Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, Gov. Mark Sanford, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, 1st Congressional District candidate Tim Scott and U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint also are scheduled to speak to the group.

The federation's fall board of directors meeting runs through Saturday, and most events will be held at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in North Charleston.

Founded in 1938, the National Federation is a grassroots political group with thousands of members in local clubs across the nation.