County Republican Women's Club Geauga
Women's Republican Club Marion
Republican Women's Club Medina
Repubican Women's Club
The OFRW officially welcomes you and congratulates you on becoming
Welcome to the New South
District Vice-president Sandy Darby
Holds Spring Conference
OFRW Holds Spring Board of
A message from
What a wonderful event the OFRW Program
Committee provided for our membership. We broke all
but one attendance record of recent years -- and that record was set in
Spring of 2014 when we had over 100 registrants. To the Program
Committee all I can say is: so very well done! Thanks go to: Chairlady Eva
Wray, Co-chairlady Jeanne Bolton, Co-chairlady Marjorie
Williams; Jackie Smith, Carol
Salome, Nancy Dever (and all the other ladies who pitched in and
The Fund Raising Committee (under leadership of Kathy Wise, Marilyn
Clark and Tammy Whitlatch) did an outstanding job of providing items
for the attendees to purchase -- a beautiful and numerous array. Thank
you ladies for your fundraising efforts - and thank you to all the OFRW
members who took those wonderful items home.
If you were not in attendance - you missed a fantastic time Friday
evening at the Hospitality Suite. Business done, we OFRW members were
recipients of the Richland County Women's Republican Club's fantastic
hosting skills. They really put out a "spread" and had a full room of
OFRW ladies discussing things political and just getting to know one
another. Thank you to
the Richland Ladies!
Please don't miss honoring a member of your club at the Tribute to Women to
be held at the Worthington Hills Country Club on June 28. Please Click HERE for all the details.
the Conference, you were promised a copy of the Presentation given by
James Ervin from the Legal Professional Organization of Roetzel and
Andress. You may download a .pdf file of that presentation by clickingHERE.
you would like to volunteer to help at the RNC's 2016 Convention in
Cleveland or at the Cleveland Presidential Debate in August, please
contact Julia Smythe at the ORP. Click HERE
to email her, or phone her at: 614-456-2481.
There are so many great things going on with all of the Federated Clubs
around Ohio - hope you will check back frequently to see some of the
things that are featured.
Meanwhile - be in your community working on helping your community be
stronger and more compassionate. Be a positive presence for the
Republican message in your community -- set the stage, NOW!
While we sit back and watch the Presidential field of Republican
Candidates grow - let's take every opportunity to inform voters that we
have a Black surgeon, a female executive,and two Latinos vying
top spot -- sort of puts to rest the left's argument that we are the
party of "old white guys", doesn't it??
Enjoy this lovely Spring weather and hope to see you June 28 at
Worthington Hills Country Club!
Lyn Bliss, President
all OFRW Members
take photos at your club events and submit them to theOFRW Webmaster
-- so they may be featured on the homepage. We'd like to see
different faces here.......... And, other clubs would like to see
what you are doing! Please include list of
names and brief description of the photo. Also, any
information you would like to submit for 2015's second edition
of the OFRW Newsletter, please do so! ClickHEREto submit
County Republican Women host Spring Banquet
Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor
Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor speaks at the RCRW Spring Banquet -
RCRW President Cindy Bias (facing camera at right) . Click HERE
to visit the club's website.
Treasurers - Please Remember
As your dues come in from members, please send them to the OFRW with
the completed membership reporting form. The form may be found in your
President's Leadership Manual or online by clicking HERE.
Please consider hosting a "Debate
Republican National Committee has adopted a schedule of nine sanctioned
debates as part of the nomination process, beginning in August 6, 2015
in Cleveland. Please
consider your Club's hosting a "Debate Watch Party" - particularly for
the first debate on August 6, to be held in Cleveland.
6, 2015 Fox
News - Cleveland,
Please contact First Vice-president Jeanne Bolton for details.
to email Jeanne or call her at: 740-587-4248
Board Served You Well in 2014
─ OFRW Board Overview ─
The OFRW Board led the organization very responsibly during 2014. These
are a few of its accomplishments:
the year $5,285 under budget.
The 2014 budget called for
using $5,682 from reserves. The Board managed resources very wisely,
resulting in NO funds being used from reserves. Its management was so
good, in fact, that a small amount was ADDED to the reserves.
This financial achievement was
possible at the same time the Board insured the corporation at an
unbudgeted expense of $1,200+, and
The Board also provided two new
FREE member service events in 2014 - Judicial Day and Legacy Luncheon.
great deal of the thanks for this positive financial situation should
go to all who helped raise funds for the organization - the Cardinal
Fund chairs broke a number of records!
The OFRW had some of the largest
participation in our statewide board meeting/conferences that has been
experienced in quite a few years.
The Campaign Committee enabled the
OFRW to be a finalist for the prestegious National Reed Award in
Campaining and Elections for our call in support of re-electing
Justices French and Kennedy.
The Board tied the best membership
held by any term during the past 16 years
The Board has worked hard and is
now well on its way to having meetings that conform to legitimate
parliamentary procedures - guaranteeing all a voice.
Your Board is working for you -- and working well. Congratulations to
all who serve on the OFRW Board of Directors, you did a wonderful job
Achievement Awards Forms
Now Available on the NFRW Website
(Please do not confuse this with the OFRW Club Awards Program)
achievement awards forms are now available on the NFRW website and can
be accessed by clicking HERE. Clubs are encouraged to fill
out the awards forms progressively over the next year. They are due to
the NFRW Achievement Awards Committee no later than June 30, 2015,
although programs and events scheduled to take place after that can be
counted until the end of December 2015.
be recognized at the 38th Biennial Convention in Phoenix, Arizona
September 10-13, 2015.
Please be aware that this is different than the awards given by the
Ohio Federation of Republican Women.
for information regarding OFRW Club Awards
Not Sure Why Your Club Is
Are the meeting time,
format convenient for ladies with families and/orTo see more
photos from the event, click HERE
Does my club reflect the
diversity, age, and gender of the Republican community in my area?
Do the programs offered by my
represent a wide range of interests?
Does my club concentrate on
activities and also: club business, speakers, networking and
When my club has a guest, do
them, introduce them and then do we have a plan in place to contact
that guest after the meeting?
Does my club have specific
by the WRWRC - South Chagrin Unit
you can be there!
Click HERE to download a printable .pdf
of the following two flyers
Republican Women's Club
tours Board of Elections
HERE for more information on the
County Republican Women's Club
gather at Erie County Lincoln Day Dinner
members helped with the recent Erie County Lincoln Day Dinner held in
Huron and gathered for a photo-op after the event. Left to right, front
row: President Joanne Arndt, Pat Parsons, Nancy McKeen, Peggy
Cawrse, Pam Provo, Chelsea Gilbert, SUsan Prentice. L to R back row:
OFRW President Lyn Bliss, Carol Mack, Brenda Saferstein, Gayle Jeffrey,
Dawn DeMuth, OFRW Membership Chair Robin Dodge, Braley Heckelman, Linda
Armstrong, Libby Russell.
Co-chair Sharon Day
featured speaker at Geauga Co. Lincoln Day Dinner as
County Women's Republican Club and
WRWRC - South Chagrin Unit
row L to R: Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-76), President Karen Swan
(WRWRC-South Chagrin Unit).
row L to R: Kate Jacob (Geauga Co.), RNC Co-chair Sharon Day, Rep.
Marlene Anielski (R-6), OFRW President Lyn Bliss, Geauga County
Republican Chair Nancy McArthur and President Michelle Lane (Geauga Co.
Women's Republican Club).
Pickaway County Women's
sponsor Logo Contest
HERE to download a printable .pdf
file of the above flyer
way to get your club's name out in the community and also to come up
with a super new logo!
gathers for April Meeting
VP of Programming Elaine Kent, guest speaker Ohio Director, Americans
for Fair Taxation Steven Curtis and LCRW member Sarah Chaulk.
Secretary Joan Grube and new LCRW member Geraldine Jacobs
Click HERE for more information
regarding the LCRW
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of these pages are to be used to share ideas, thoughts, achievements,
congratulations, etc. Please make use of them. You may just find a
solution when you are faced with a problem! Check into your district
page and find out what information your District Vice-president has to
offer to the clubs in your district!
miss using these
Membership Display Posters to
use at Fairs, Festivals and Republican Events
OFRW Membership Committee has several posters available for your club
to use as part of a membership building campaign. These may be used in
conjunction with membership cards coordinated
with the poster and also a sign-up clipboard.
information regarding the
various themed membership campaigns,
to contact Membership Chair Robin Dodge
does the Republican Party stand for, believe in, and fight for??? ??
Have you ever read the Republican Party Platform ??
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