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Club treasurers: member dues are to be submitted to OFRW Treasurer Mary Beth Kemmer prior to May 1 -- please, don't forget! Coming June 10: Judicial Day - a free member service. Click on "Calendar/Events" tab above for complete information.
A message from
Lyn Bliss

Hello to all you great Republican Women!!

The 2014 year is off to a superb start.....all of our clubs have received their leadership manuals and are well on their way to having successful years.  Please remember if you have any questions about what your club should be doing to fulfill yearly goals, a good place to find an answer is in your Leadership Manual - just take a look at the awards form. If you structure your club's year to encompass each item listed, you can be assured that your club is on its way to having a very successful year. Additionally, there are a number of good speakers listed HERE on our website.

Our District Vice-presidents have been busy working in their districts and we have several new Area Representatives who will be working with the VP's to furnish better communication within our organization. Please welcome: Eva Wray, Penny Porter, Jackie Smith, Vickie Hartley, Barb Rosier-Tryon and Debborah Wallace as new Area Representatives. If you are interested in working in this capacity - please contact your District Vice-president.

Some of the OFRW Board members were in the Washington, D.C. area for the NFRW Spring Board meeting the weekend before our OFRW Conference - they came away with a great deal of new information regarding the plans of the NFRW for the upcoming two years.

Speaking of the NFRW - Ohio has been honored to have two more of our OFRW Board Members named to the NFRW Board. Sue Smail and Donise Pick have been named to the NFRW's Women in Business Committee. Congratulations, ladies!

NFRW also honored Ohio's Warren County Republican Women's Club in its "Club Spotlight" feature. Click HERE to read all about it. Great honor, ladies ─ for a job very well done!!

OFRW's Technology/Social Media Chair Raya Mafazy was honored by being asked to give her views on the Millenial Generation. Click HERE to read the article. They could not have asked a better representative of her  age group!

Marion County ladies had a spring gathering hosting Central District Vice-president Jeanne Bolton - they are full of energy and ready to help get Republicans elected.

Please click HERE to access the calendar for upcoming OFRW and NFRW events - just to make sure you have the important days free and don't miss out on the wonderful things that have been planned!

If you have not been checking in on the Political Education/Legislative Webpage -- you are missing some outstanding material. Our Political Education/Legislative Chair Kate Burch keeps that page updated with very important political viewpoints and information on current legislative topics. Click HERE just to see all the wonderful information Kate provides! Additionally, Kate and Tammy are hard at work on the upcoming first ever OFRW Judicial Day. This is a visit to the Ohio Supreme Court. Click HERE for details.

The OFRW is selling polo shirts. Please click HERE for all of the information and pictures of the shirts.

If you have never taken time to read the Republican Platform - you might take just a bit of time to glance through it. You might be quite surprised about some of the information contained therein. Click HERE to take a look at it!

One short tip for Presidents -- when you open your meetings, it is always, "God before Country" - i.e., you pray before you pledge. In the coming months, I will try to offer some additional short tips.

The Primary election will be over in May and we will then all have a true focus for our efforts as Republican Women -- getting those representatives of our Party elected and rewarding them for winning their hard fought primaries to claim the status of Republican Candidate. We've got lots of work to do before November!!

And, another suggestion - May 1 is the National Day of Prayer - maybe your club could plan a special observance?

      God Bless You and God Bless the U. S. A.!!

Yours respectfully,

Lyn Bliss, President
The followoing members of the OFRW
have been named to Board Positions with the
National Federation of Republican Women


Two new appointees to NFRW Committees:

Sue Smail
     to Women in Business Committee
Donise Pick
         to Women in Business Committee

are joining these previous appointees:
April Co-hagen Gibson
     as Chair of Women's Health Issues
Rachael Vonderhaar
     as Co-chair of Agriculture
Jeanne Bolton
    to Leadership Development Committee
Linda Burke
    to Caring for America Committee
Marilyn Clark
    to Fund Raising Committee
Raya Mafazy
    to Technology Committee
Bridget McAuliffe
    to Women's Health Issues Committee
Terri Studer
    to Agriculture Committee
Amy White
    to Agriculture Committee
2014 OFRW Spring
Board of Directors' Meeting

 and Conference

Worthington Hills Country Club
 Columbus, Ohio
April 4 - 5
Photo story of Board Meeting
Photo Story of Conference Speakers
Photo Story of Conference Attendees
Photo Story of Conference Club Awards
Photo Story of Conference Auction/Vendors and Registration
Darke County Republican Women
with Ohio Auditor of State
Dave Yost

Some DCRWC members enjoyed an evening with Dave Yost at the Darke County Lincoln Day Dinner.
Marion County is gathering power!

A tribute to the Marion County Ladies from
Central District Vice-president Jeanne Bolton:

"Thanks for having me, your group is so welcoming. I love Marion and want to bring my family to see the Harding Memorial and House. What I saw at your club is a great example of what a representative would share with others in the region as an exchange of information: (Ladies running for committee positions, Pastor Snyder and the lady that goes into the schools to present the Constitution, Partnering with the schools to film as well as the presentation, Harding Days. Pop Corn Festival, Buying tables and Chairs for HQ) these are ideas that can be shared among District Vice-presidents.) You have a mighty group and these are just the amazing acts I saw during my visit. Not to mention you have Margie Saull going through the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute.  I am CC-ing this to our President as I want her to know that Marion is not only alive and well, but thriving under your leadership. Looking forward to seeing you at conference."
Jeanne Bolton

Margie Saull,  Mary Shafer,Susan Matthews(rear), Jackie Smith(red sweater), and Karen Douglas.
Warren County Republican Women's Club
featured by NFRW in
Club Spotlight


Click HERE to view feature
OFRW Board Member
Raya Mafazy

Inrterviewed by WCPO Cincinnati


Millennial Mind Pt. II
Cincinnati GOP political activist, 28,
isn't waiting for an invitation to ac

Click HERE

What does the Republican Party stand for, believe in, and fight for???
??  Have you ever read the Republican Party Platform  ??
Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file.
Order your OFRW
Polo Shirts

An OFRW polo shirt is now available in Red or White, long or short sleeves in sizes small through 4XL. The shirts, manufactured by Jerzees, are a blend of fifty percent polyester and fifty percent cotton. It does not require ironing if removed immediately from a warm dryer. The design is embroidered on the shirts (please include an additional $3 for each long sleeve shirt ordered):
  • Prices for short sleeve shirts are: sizes Small - XL - $25.00
  • sizes 2XL and 3XL - $28.00
  • size 4X - $29.00
If you wish to order a polo shirt(s), please mail your check with the number of shirt(s), color, size and sleeve length to:

Mary Beth Kemmer
OFRW Treasurer
615 Sedgwick Way
Troy, Ohio 45373-5421

Make check payable to: OFRW and write "Polo Shirt Project" on the memo line.

Be sure to specify the COLOR, SIZE and SHORT or LONG SLEEVES as well as the quantity you are ordering. 

Or, you may order on line
 and pay using Paypal
 by clicking HERE

You will receive an email confirmation from Risė that your order has been received.
We will get your shirts to you as soon as possible. Shirt deliveries will be made at board meetings and conferences whenever possible ─ if this can be done in a timely manner.

'If you have any questions, please contact Risė Roach via email by clicking HERE or phone her at: 740-705-1384.
OFRW Unanimously Elects
2014 & 2015 Officers

~Tammy Puff Photo
OFRW incoming officers elect: (l to r): First Vice-president Linda Burke (Warren County Republican Women's Club), President Lyn Bliss (Darke County Republican Women's Club), South District Vice-president Wanda Curtis (Morgan County Republican Women's Club), Northeast District Vice-president Kathi Creed (Warren Republican Women's Club), East District Vice-president Risė Roach (Muskingum County Women's Republican Club), Northwest District Vice-president Wendy Jackson (Sandusky County Republican Women's Club), Treasurer Mary Beth Kemmer (Miami County Women's Republican Club), Secretary Lauri Hart (Hamilton County Republican Women's Club), and Central District Vice-president Jeanne Bolton (Licking County Women's Republican Club). Absent from picture: Southwest District Vice-president Missy Mae Walters (Ohio Republican Women On-line). The officers were sworn in on October 19 by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy. 
To view photo shows of the 2013 Fall Board Meeting and/or the 2013Fall Conference
Please let us know how OFRW can be of service to your club ─ email President Lyn Bliss at: ─ call/text: (937) 423-2299. Thank you!

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