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Welcome to OFRW's newest Federated Clubs:

Coshocton County Republican Women's Club
Geauga County Women's Republican Club
Marion County Republican Women's Club
Medina County Repubican Women's Club

The OFRW officially welcomes you and congratulates you on becoming Federated!
AND
 

Welcome to the New 
South District Vice-president Sandy Darby
OFRW Holds Spring Conference
OFRW Holds Spring Board of Directors Meeting
A message from
Lyn Bliss
President

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 the 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 helped)! 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.

At 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 clicking HERE.

If 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 for our 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!

Respectfully,

   
Lyn Bliss, President
     
Calling all OFRW Members

Will you please take photos at your club events and submit them to the OFRW Webmaster -- so they may be featured on the homepage. We'd like to see some 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! Click HERE to submit information. THANKS!

Richland County Republican Women host Spring Banquet
Featured Speaker
Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor

   

Ohio 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.
Club 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 Watch Party" in your county

The 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.

August 6, 2015
Fox News - Cleveland, Ohio
Please contact First Vice-president Jeanne Bolton for details.
Click HERE to email Jeanne or call her at: 740-587-4248

Your 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:
  • Finished 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.
  • A 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 record 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 in 2014!
 
NFRW Club Achievement Awards Forms
Now Available on the NFRW Website
(Please do not confuse this with the OFRW Club Awards Program)
 
       The club 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.
 
       Clubs will 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.
Click HERE for information regarding OFRW Club Awards
 

Not Sure Why Your Club Is Shrinking

Ask these questions
  • Are the meeting time, location and format  convenient for ladies with families and/orTo see more photos from the event, click HERE young professionals?
  • Does my club reflect the professional diversity, age, and gender of the Republican community in my area?
  • Do the programs offered by my club represent a wide range of interests?
  • Does my club concentrate on candidate activities and also: club business, speakers, networking  and project planning?
  • When my club has a guest, do we welcome them, introduce them and then do we have a plan in place to contact that guest after the meeting?
  • Does my club have specific projects that we accomplish?
Sponsored by the WRWRC  - South Chagrin Unit
Hope you can be there!
   
Click HERE to download a printable .pdf of the following two flyers  


 
Canfield Republican Women's Club
tours Board of Elections
   

Click HERE for more information on the Canfield Ladies
Erie County Republican Women's Club
gather at Erie County Lincoln Day Dinner

   

ECRWC 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.
RNC Co-chair Sharon Day
featured speaker at Geauga Co. Lincoln Day Dinner as
Geauga County Women's Republican Club and
WRWRC - South Chagrin Unit gather

   

Front row L to R: Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-76), President Karen Swan (WRWRC-South Chagrin Unit).
Second 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 Republican Club
sponsor Logo Contest
   

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above flyer
 
Great way to get your club's name out in the community and also to come up with a super new logo!
Licking County gathers for April Meeting
   

LCRW VP of Programming Elaine Kent, guest speaker Ohio Director, Americans for Fair Taxation Steven Curtis and LCRW member Sarah Chaulk.


LCRW Secretary Joan Grube and new LCRW member Geraldine Jacobs

Click HERE for more information regarding the LCRW

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OFRW Central
OFRW East
OFRW Northeast
OFRW Northwest
OFRW South
OFRW Southwest

Each 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!
Don't miss using these great membership building tools:
Membership Display Posters
to use at Fairs, Festivals and Republican Events
 
The 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.

For more information regarding the various themed membership campaigns,
click HERE to contact Membership Chair Robin Dodge 
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.
Please let us know how OFRW can be of service to your club ─ email President Lyn Bliss at: lynbliss@ohfrw.com ─ call/text: (937) 423-2299. Thank you!



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