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All club officers and board members should have received their hard
copies of information regarding:
Fall Gathering ─ September 12- 13
or on the "Calendar/Events" tab above
activities associated with the upcoming gathering are going to include
social events, recognitions, education, and a birthday celebration for
the OFRW - and GREAT dining. Things are in place to
provide you with a wonderful two days. If you can't join us for both
days, try to attend at least part of the activities.
Until August 13 you can book a room at the Courtard by Marriott--Newark
at a reduced rate. Hope you will take advantage of this great price.
There will be a Hospitality
Room on Friday evening at the hotel.
on Friday. This event will kick off the two days of activities
with a luncheon to honor our members whose 25 years or
more of membership have provided a legacy for
our organization. Club Presidents have been asked to submit a list of
those current members who qualify to be honorees. They will be
receiving a special invitation. Others who wish to attend this luncheon
may do so by registering HERE
Non-honoree cost for the luncheon is $20.
Friday evening there will be a wonderful Dinner
at the Moundbuilders Country Club preceding the Fall meeting of the
Board of Directors. The hospitality room will be open at the hotel -
and a satellite location at the country club. Registration for the dinner is available
by clicking HERE.
Saturday will be our Conference
at the Moundbuilders Country Club - great food and great educational workshops with
information for clubs on parliamentary procedure, finances,
fund-raising and insurance. All are items of great interest to clubs in today's
world. Registration is available by clicking HERE.
Featured Speaker - Ohio Attorney General
and a very special
After the conference closes, there will be an "Ice-cream
Social" for anyone who would like to take advantage of the
Moundbuilders chef's expertise with ice cream and also have an
opportunity to view the Indian Mounds. There will be mini-banana splits at a cost of $4. Registration is available by
plan to bring a basket (or other item) to donate to the silent auction.
Contact Fund Raising Chair Kathy Wise by clicking HERE or calling her at: (740) 366-9022 to let her know what you will be bringing.
Fund committee is busily getting requests (with
handwritten notes) out to everyone asking for support - and
we are getting a great response! The Cardinal Thank You event will be
held at the Governor's Residence on December 5 -- a high tea - with
some special celebrities pouring the tea and exquisite entertainment. Watch for more information.
The NFRW will be hosting its Board Meeting in Dallas September 18-20.
All OFRW members are welcome to attend. For the official Call to the
meeting, click HERE
our increased participation in leadership, we are indeed
and starting to see many of our positive new goals
being achieved by taking steps to protect the health and
well-being of our organization and be much more inclusive in outlook and activities. Those
who have been so
supportive of that new revitalization and growth
cannot be thanked enough ─ they are proof positive that there is no "i"
in "Team" and that ANYTHING
is possible when no one worries about who gets credit. The
team's effort is definitely showing tangible results!
Bless the United States of America!
Lyn Bliss, President
|The election cycle is
upon us --
each club should know what is
allowed and what is not allowed.
Please click HERE to download the
Guidelines for Local Clubs
as published through the NFRW
Click HERE to view that newsletter.
OFRW Represented at
"Taking Back Our Future"
Summit in Washington, D.C.
Click HERE for program
Just some of the ladies
attending the recent RNC Summit having lunch with NFRW President Kathy
Brugger. OFRW was represented by Board Members Robin Dodge, Kate Burch
and Michael Evans.
Women are 53% of the electorate, and
women are not happy with the direction of the country or the
performance of the current administration.
The Taking Back the Future Summit, sponsored by
the RNC, brought together Republican women from around the nation to
network and learn ways to reach and persuade more voters.
The focus was primarily, but not exclusively, on issues that are of
most importance to women voters.
The two-day summit included presentations by a
number of women in government.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who received much
positive attention for her excellent rebuttal to the 2014 State of the
Union address, was a keynote speaker. She explained how
Democrat-sponsored approaches to achieve “paycheck fairness” amount to
political gamesmanship and manipulation. What are needed are
initiatives that empower women through pro-jobs and pro-growth
Also speaking were Senator Deb Fischer
and Rep. Renee Ellmers.
We learned results of polling and surveys that
give a snapshot of where Americans stand on the issues and what can
impact and change opinions.
Representatives from the RNC provided updates on
important House, Senate and Gubernatorial races in 2014.
Sessions focused on recruiting good candidates, effective messaging, and effective use of media ─ both social media and
As women, we are in a position to identify with
and impact other women and to persuade more women that the pro-growth,
pro-liberty, pro-life, and pro-opportunity principles of the Republican
Party are the ones that will help American families have better lives.
Region 8 Newsletter ─ Click HERE
Women's Summit─Click HERE
August Newsletter─Click HERE
for your Club
to use at Fairs and Festivals
Membership Display Posters
OFRW Membership Committee has several posters available for your club
to use as part of a membership building campaign. These may be used at
fairs and festivals in conjunction with membership cards coordinated
with the poster and also a sign-up clipboard. Please contact membership
to arrange for your club to have use of these
(Click on poster to download the
Not Sure Why Your Club Is
the meeting time, location and format convenient for ladies with
families and/or young professionals?
my club reflect the professional diversity, age, and gender of the
Republican community in my area?
the programs offered by my club represent a wide range of interests?
my club concentrate on candidate activities and also: club
speakers, networking and project
my club has a guest, do we have a plan in place to contact that guest
after the meeting?
We're on Facebook
Click each title to
access the page:
Federation of Republican Women
OFRW Club Presidents
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!
Achievement Awards Forms
Now Available on the NFRW Website
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.
|Don't Miss the NFRW Fall Board
It will be a great time In Dallas -
those Texas ladies know how to throw a party!
Click HERE for the official Call and
and Advocacy Committee
arranges tour with
Oil and Gas
Energy Education Program
aided by American Petroleum Institute
opportunity was given to the OFRW to be represented by Susan Marlar
(Wayne County Women's Republican Club) as part of the
Oil and Gas Energy Education Program's (OOGEEP) teacher
training program. This was a great honor for the OFRW!
Following the event, Susan wrote this note to the OFRW:
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of the Ohio
Oil & Gas Energy Education Program. Rhonda Reda and Sarah Tripka
had it well organized and running on schedule. The site tours were very
interesting. Even better were the
speakers. The drilling site/frac job individual clearly
enjoyed what he was doing and answered many questions. The
injection well and producing well owners were good examples of the
entrepreneurial spirit as they had both been in business many years.
All three site speakers emphasized the precautions and regulations they
abide by for environmental concerns. The speakers at the
compressor were very knowledgeable and accommodating. I
have a whole new appreciation of turning on an appliance that is gas
The day was a good reminder that fossil fuels are, and will be, an
important part of our life for many years to come as the technology to
obtain the fuels is evolving.
Thank you again for the opportunity.
full day tour included visits to several sites: a horizontal
drilling site, a fracking job, an
injection well, a producing well, and a compressor/storage station.
The goal of this was twofold – to let a member see
what these facilities are all about and then to share the knowledge (as
a community leader) with others. OOGEEP hosted this
tour, including lunch. The
tour bus full of teachers and our OFRW representative met at R.G. Drage
Career Technical Center in Massillon at
8:30 am Thursday, July 31. They returned
to R.G. Drage around 4:30 pm.
It is the hope of
our Governmental Affairs and Advocacy Committee that a similar tour may
be arranged just for OFRW members. If you would be interested in such a
tour, would you please email: GovAffairsAdvoc@ohfrw.com
(please include your name, club and what day of the week would
be best for your schedule).
To see more
photos from the tour, click HERE
Republican Women's Organization
Just a note to let you know that I attended the Coshocton Women's
Picnic in West Lafayette at the Schumacher Farm. Joy
Padgett former, state representative, presided over the introductions
with Republican Chairman, Steve Hall. Padgett praised the work of Kathy
Hendricks, President of the women’s club for reactivating and
revitalizing the party base. Padgett announced that 29 women
attended the last club meeting and more events in support of
the party are planned. Approximately 70 attended the picnic with fall
candidates: Bill Hayes (state representative), Jay Hottinger (state
senate), Sharon Kennedy (Ohio Supreme Court Justice),
and Craig Baldwin (5th District Court of Appeals). OFRW’s
Leadership Team of Jeanne Bolton and Kathy Wise attended. The ladies
held a 50/50 Raffle bringing in $112.00. Food, Fun and Fellowship set
the stage for a united Republican Party in beautiful Coshocton
Holds July Meeting
Greater Dayton Republican Women's
Satellite Group in Ohio)
was formed as a satellite group associated with the Greater Dayton
Republican Women's Club. Their purpose is to gather for supper and have
frank and insightful discussions regarding things Republican
of a conservative nature. OFRW Political Education / Legislative Chair
Kate Burch is the chair of the group.
~ Robin Dodge Photo
County Republican Women
Sharon Kennedy speaks to ladies in attendance for the Tea event held at
the home of Karen and Eric Deihl of Camp Dennison.
more photos from the event, please click HERE
Women of Hancock County
attend luncheon featuring
are cordially invited to a very special meeting of the Republican Women
of Hancock County featuring guest speaker Joann Davidson.
Joann has been a pioneer in politics and a leader of women in America
for the past 40 years.
meeting will be held at:
The Findlay Inn and Conference Center , Findlay ,Ohio
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
11:30 till 1:00
Cost $15 payable at the door but reservations are required and can be
made by calling 419-348-3354 or emailing email@example.com
County Federated Republican Women
Host OFRW Officers
County Federated Republican Women hosted several guests at their
regular meeting for July. Left to right: JCFRW President Kimberly Hahn,
JCFRW Secretary Julie Robbins, Ron Ferguson, OFRW Central
Vice-president Jeanne Bolton, OFRW President Lyn Bliss, campaign
coordinator for Ohio Repesentative Bill Johnson Alex Scharfetter and
JCFRW Vice-president Raquel Lopez.
Women's Republican Club
Hosts OFRW Board Members
OFRW Officers L
to R: Central District Vice-president Jeanne Bolton, Fund Raising Chair
Kathy Wise, Cardinal Fund Chair Carol Salome, Women's Health Issues
Chair April Cohagen-Gibson, President Lyn Bliss and Literacy/MELP
Co-chairman Elaine Kent
Marion County Fair
to R: Fred Saull, Margie Saull (MCRWC), State Representative Dorothy
Pelanda, Marion County Chair John Matthews, State Rep. Jeff McClain,
and Amy Ikerd having a great time at the Marion County Fair
Muskingum County Women's
honored to be invited for
Congressman Bill Johnson's
Republican Women of Cincinnati
Hold Regular Monthly Meeting
Host OFRW Officers
hosted OFRW representatives at their regular monthly meeting at Local's
Bar and Grill in downtown Cincinnati. Left to right: Alex Goodman (Ohio
State Director, Gen Opp), Melissa Wegman, OFRW Membership Chair Robin
Dodge, YRWC Vice-president Kellie Wise, Ashlee Youngpeters, OFRW
President Lyn Bliss, Liz Looney, Cassie Hammond, Philantrophy Chair
Katie Murphy, Christina Link, and Membership Chair Sarah Cameron
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