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OFRW Cardinal Appreciation Event
December 4 - Ohio State House Atrium
Click HERE for all details
Wreaths Across America

The OFRW is planning a group trip to Arlington National Cemetery to participate in the placing of Wreaths. For information regarding the Wreaths Across America Program, click HERE. For the most recent news email, click HERE.

We will be departing on Friday, December 11, 2015 and returning on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Two vans will be used for transportation. Round trip transportation cost will be $50 per person. The first 20 people to sign up and pay their $50 transportation cost will be included in the trip. As soon as your money is received by Mary Beth you will be placed on the reservation list.  If weather is bad, the trip will be cancelled and your $50 refunded.

Those who would like to go and are not the first 20 whose money is received will be placed on a waiting list. If you are not able to move onto the reservation list, your money will be returned to you.

For those living in Western Ohio, the vans will depart from the Lighthouse Christian Center in Greenville at 7 a.m. on December 11.

Those of you living in other locations around Ohio may meet the vans in Columbus at approximately 9 a.m. or in Zanesville at approximately 10:30 a.m. Meeting locations and exact times will be announced closer to the date of the trip.

We will be staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Falls Church. Each person is responsible for making their own hotel reservations at that location. Please do NOT purchase the pre-paid/non-refundable rate as there is no way to guarantee the weather. There are special rates for AAA that make this a VERY reasonable hotel. 

Click HERE for online reservations.

There are two bedroom/two bath/sofa sleeper suites (include kitchen) which would likely be the best value if you have five or six that would like to share expenses and lodging. There are also one bedroom suites with a sofa sleeper, and a studio suite with sofa sleeper. These include free breakfast, free wi-fi and free evening “Residence Inn Mix”.

We are hoping to be able to offer an after-hours tour of the U.S. Capitol on Friday evening. This is questionable because of the holidays and also it being a Friday night. You will be notified if this is confirmed.

Saturday a.m., we will be going to Arlington Cemetery via Metro and participating in the placing of wreaths on graves and the ceremony after the placement is completed.

Saturday afternoon, we will go to downtown D.C. via Metro and then tour the Newseum (or other attraction) with dinner somewhere in downtown D.C. (again, arrangements to be finalized).

Sunday morning, we will check out of the hotel and drive to the National Cathedral for worship services at 9 a.m. – after which we will return to Ohio. This is where Presidents attend and their funerals held.  Click HERE for information.

If you are interested in participating in this trip, please send your $50 check to 

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

Please remember, transportation is limited to the first 20 and it is strictly on a first come/first served basis.

This should be a wonderful time for a great purpose - and at a very minimal cost to each of us. Hope you can join the group!

Thank you, and if you have any questions, please contact me.



Lyn Bliss, President
Phone/Text: 937-423-2299


Judicial Voter Guide issued
Click HERE to find out about the new judicial voter guide that will feature candidate profiles, information about what judges do, descriptions about the duties of different courts, and brief videos of former judges explaining how the court system works.

Click HERE to view the third quarter issue of Victory's Voice - the OFRW Newsletter.
Click HERE to view the flipbook of what the NFRW has accomplished during the past two years.

Click HERE to view the latest Capital Connection

Click HERE to downlad a high definition version of the NFRW membership video. Click HERE to view the video.

NFRW Awarded the following Scholarships in 2015:
- Betty Rendel Scholarship Winners ($1,000)
1.  Heidi K. Williams, CO
2.  Rachel Haneline, VA
3.  Bethelle Feumba Takang, CA

- National Pathfinder Scholarship Winners ($2,500)
1.  Allison Miller, GA
2.  Jennifer L. Barrow, FL
3.  Kylie Johnson, ID

Great Ideas for Meetings and Communications
Pickaway County Women's Republican Club
to hold Christmas Event


Click HERE to download a printable .pdf of the above flyer
Canfield Republican Women's Club
To Hold Christmas Giving Meeting


Click HERE to download a printable .pdf of the above flyer
Delaware County  Republican Women's Club
Holding Fund Raiser
Each time you dine at the Delaware Buffalo Wild Wings, bring the ticket and 10% of your sales will be donated directly to our scholarship fund. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our Club to raise money for scholarship.

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf of the above flyer

Next...our BIG news is we have a wonderful opportunity to raise money for our scholarship fund through Buffalo Wild Wings! You may remember that I had scheduled a Debate Watch Party that was a complete bust. Well...I am happy to report that it may have been a blessing in disguise! We currently have a fundraiser that will go through December 31. Customers who eat at the Delaware Buffalo Wild Wings can have 10% of the sale of their meal donated directly to our scholarship fund. How cool is that?? Simply print out the attached document entitled HTA-Carriers-Team, OR show it on your smart phone, OR simply tell them that you want to contribute to 'Team J' and you will be automatically donating to our scholarship fund!
 Xenia Republican Women's Club
invites you to its Installation Dinner

Click HERE for a printable copy of the above flyer.
Republican Council of Oakwood
Sends monthly newsletter via email and
also paper copy to those without email

Click HERE for a printable copy of the above flyer.
Licking County Women's Republican Club
Sends monthly newsletter and talking points via email - and
also paper copy to those without email - to all members before meetings

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above flyer
Ottawa County Republican Women's Club
To host Annual Christmas Party

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above flyer
Delaware County Republican Women's Club
Sends monthly meeting notices and invitations -
 to all members before meetings

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above flyer
Licking County Republican Women
to host
"A Christmas Story"

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above flyer
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!

Want to Volunteer at the

To let the Convention Organizers know that you would be interested in volunteering click HERE
 (and scroll down - right side)

 Interested in attending the 2016 Republican Convention?
For a special offer from the
Ohio Republican Party
Click HERE

who ran for election on the November 3, 2015
General Election Ballot

The following members were submitted by their clubs for recognition:

Joey Osborn (Muskingum WRC)
- Zanesville City Council at Large
Ann Gildow (Muskingum WRC) - Zanesville City Council at Large
Barbara Taylor (Licking Co.WRC) - Marysville City Council
Melissa Litteral (Beavercreek RWC) - Beavercreek City Council
Tiffany Novak (Beavercreek RWC) -  Beavercreek Township Fiscal Officer
Christy Ahrens (Beavercreek RWC) - Beavercreek Township Fiscal Officer
Lydia Mihalik (RW of Hancock County) - Mayor of Findlay
Laura Digiacomo (Ashtabula Co. RW) - Ashtabula Municipal Court Judge
Sarita Cunningham-Hedderly (Westark RWC) - Massillon City Council
Cindy Meismer (Westark RWC) - Lawrence Township Fiscal Officer
Debra Roth (Warren RWC) - Warren Township Trustee
Stephanie Penrose (Warren RWC) - Director of the Trumbull Co. Board of Elections
Marianne Hemmeter  (Delaware RWC) - Delaware Co. Municipal Court Judge
  Nancy R. Vail (Knox Co. RWC) - Mount Vernon City Council
  Janis Seavolt (Knox Co. RWC) - Mount Vernon City Council
The above members were submitted by their clubs for recognition - if your club had candidates and they were not submitted, please click HERE to submit their name and office for which they were a candidate, so that they may also be given a "Hats Off" recognition.

The OFRW gives a “ Hats Off” and salute to our members and/or clubs serving  within the OFRW and their home communities. We value their time, talent and contributions in making Ohio a great state in which to live and prosper. If you, or members of your club, would like to give a “Hats Off” salute to a member please click HERE to email the information.
OFRW Northeast District Clubs
Host Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor
December 10, 2015 - Lunch, Tea and Dinner

  Click HERE to download a printable .pdf of the above flyer

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf of the above flyer

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf of the above flyer
OFRW Literacy and MELP
testing new "Reading is Freedom" program
in cooperation with Local Library

Something for your club to consider
Report from Chair Elaine Kent: We just had another Literacy–RIF (Reading is Freedom) meeting yesterday morning with our committee. We have a notable client who is a 67 year old gentleman and he has begun his reading tutoring.  His wife will be coming along with him, too, so that she can help him practice at home. 

We are going into phase II where we will be advertising at social services centers and community centers where we feel we will have greater identification of those needing reading assistance.

We’re very excited and are considering a target date for going out and meeting with other Republican Women's clubs – but, we need a little more history before that happens.

We are thinking to do a ‘giving tree’ at our Holiday Auction – where we will have names of books which we have determined are ..’educational, edifying, enlightening and for everyone’ and of course truthful history and a conservative, individual freedom, pro constitution, aka Republican leaning! These can be purchased by members and then donated to the ‘adult learner’ reading section at the Newark Library. We will be buying some bookplates, too, from the NFRW.  Hopefully that will go well. 

This should be an effective way to ‘update’ the literacy program and make it more effective – in many ways.
Canfield Republican Women's Club Donates Food

Sharon Henry and Katherine Wolfe work with some of the food collected

The Canfield Republican Women's Club meets monthly and instead of centerpieces for the November meeting, all the members brought non-perishable items to donate to Canfield Operation Blessing.Operation Blessing is a food donation program involving Canfield Presbyterian, Canfield Christian, St. Michael’s Parish, Calvary Baptist, Canfield United Methodist, Old North, Berlin Center Methodist, Lord of Life Lutheran, and Jubilee Christian Fellowship.
 The work of Operation Blessing is a distribution of numerous bags of food on the third Thursday of each and every month of the year. Along with receiving a generous amount of food to take home, clients frequently enjoy a lunch served by the women of the Presbyterian Church.

Canfield Republican Women Celebrate
Golden Anniversary
50 years of Republican Activism

Panel featured on upcoming elections. For more photos and complete coverage of event, click HERE

L to R -  Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy, State Rep. Tim Ginter, Congressman Bill Johnson, Mahoning County Auditor Ralph Meacham, 7th District Court Judge Mary DeGenaro, Mahoning County GOP Mark Munroe 

Pickaway County Women's Republican Club
Helps at Pumpkin Show Republican Booth

L to R: Sandy Darby, Sharon Neil, and Jane Lynch working at the Republican Booth at the Pumpkin Show.

Dave Garrison, Dean of the School of Business & Government at the Ohio Christian University and host of Faith & Liberty Talk Show, spoke at the Pickaway County Women's Republican Club meeting. Anyone that was not there, missed out on a very interesting and informative presentation.
Delaware County Republican Women's Club
holds "Meet the Candidates" Event

County Commissioners Barb Lewis, Gary Merrell, and Jeff Benton speak about their role in county government.

There was also lively discussion on State Issues 2 and 3.

Miami County Republican Women's Club
Tours Winans Chocolates

L to R: Mary Beth Kemmer, Joanne Disbrow, Donna Wilberding, Shannon Shafer, Rita Hollenbacher, Ruth Adams, Lou Anderson, LInda Christie, Ginny Beamish, Marty Baker, Ann Baird and Stacy Wall.
Muskingum County Women's Republican Club
winds up year of volunteering at Farmer's Market

L to R: David Tarbert, J. Robb Sherrer, and MCWRC President April Cohagen-Gibson.

President Cohagen-Gibson says, "So very hard to believe today is the last day of the Zanesville Farmers Market at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Thank you to everyone who came out to volunteer and stopped by to see us at the Muskingum County Republican Club booth. Everyone, have a great winter and we will be back in the Spring to prepare for a busy campaign season."
Erie County Republican Women's Club
holds "Meet the Candidates" event
ECRWC had a full house at the Sandusky Yacht Club
Ottawa County Republican Women's Club
Holds Fall Banquet

OCRWC President Jill Stinebaugh starts the evening.
Greater Dayton Women's Republican Club
Holds Fund Raiser - Features Ohio Auditor Dave Yost

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost speaks to the Greater Dayton Women's Republican Club's fund raiser. Quilts by member Kate Burch and a silent auction were featured. Click HERE for more photos from the event.
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.

OFRW Elects Officers for 2016-2017 Term

New officers for the 2016-2017 Term were elected by the organization. Those serving you will be: President Lyn Bliss, First Vice-president Jeanne Bolton, Treasurer Mary Beth Kemmer, Secretary April Cohagen-Gibson, Central District Vice-president Mary Lou Saliaris, East District Vice-president LeeAnn Johnson, Northeast District Vice-president Lynda Bowers, Northwest District Vice-president Barbara Taylor, South District Vice-president Sandy Darby, and Southwest District Vice-president Robin Dodge.

Being sworn in at the Fall Conference are, l to r: President Lyn Bliss, First Vice-president Jeanne Bolton, Treasurer Mary Beth Kemmer, Secretary April Cohagen-Gibson, South District Vice-president Sandy Darby, East District Vice-president LeeAnn Johnson, Northeast District Vice-president Lynda Bowers, Southwest District Vice-president Robin Dodge.
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Ohio Federation of Republican Women
OFRW  Club Presidents
OFRW Political
OFRW Central
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 
Bright Ideas
 from NFRW Membership Chair
 Elaine Miller
 Click HERE to download Elaine's report
contact OFRW Membership Chair Robin Dodge
for some bright ideas of  her own regarding membership building right here in Ohio ─
Click HERE to email Robin
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: ─ call/text: (937) 423-2299. Thank you!

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