OFRW is very fortunate to have Gloria Brubaker as Executive Secretary ─
she brings with her considerable professional, management,
business, computer and people skills!
Gloria was asked to write
a short bio to introduce herself - these are the highlights she would
like to share
with all of us about her background:
professional background prior to retiring included Senior
Development/Project Manager for more than 25 years in IT and financial
sectors of NCR Financial Systems Group and nine years with
Lighthouse Technologies Inc. (Lighthouse). Work at Lighthouse
included Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) for the
United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
registered as a Democrat at the age of 17 (John F Kennedy had just been
assassinated) and never changed parties until this year. The
Democrat Party has changed tremendously in the 52 years since I chose a
party, but until I saw what Obama was doing I did not see the point of
changing parties even
though I was voting more and more for the Republican Party vs the
Democrat Party. Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty and Bernie
Sander's Socialism was the final straw. Last year Liberty
Township, Delaware County had no primary and I couldn’t switch, but did
switch this spring to reflect how I vote and feel
about politics moving forward.
three children and their families are residents of Delaware
County, I moved three and a half years ago from Darke County
to be closer to my seven grandchildren and watch their school
and sports activities. I am a member of the Wonmen's Club
of Powell and the Delaware Republican Women’s Club.
University, Washington, DC – Masters Certificate in Project Management
University of Dayton, Dayton,
Ohio – BS in Business, System Analysis
Sinclair Community College,
Dayton, Ohio – AS in Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon’s Software
Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, CMM/CMMI training
Please welcome Gloria to
the OFRW - extend a personal welcome the next time you call the OFRW
A message from
Vice President’s Report and Update
to Article 8 Section 2 of the OFRW Bylaws it is the duties of the First
Vice President to preside in the absence of the President and
perform the duties as assigned by the President. The following, are the
duties performed and assigned by the President in the first quarter of
Daily Reports: The President passes along daily
reports regarding items that may need acted upon should it be necessary
for the VP to fill in. Together, the VP and President communicate
weekly on the day to day operation and issues where joint decision
making is involved. This Spring the calendar has been busy with
District Vice President: In the effort
to improve communications between clubs and the Board of OFRW, a check
list and progress report was created to serve as two way
communication tool. The District Vice Presidents, were requested to
all clubs and inform them of events and gather information to assist
clubs in resource management. Utilizing the District VP,
through listed duties, the OFRW
Board is kept informed of new club officers and materials they may seek
for the success of their club. It also allows OFRW to be aware of areas
and geographical growth. In the Spring of 2016 it was established that
we would lose a club and the possibility of gaining three new clubs. At
this writing the paperwork is in progress for the new affiliates, and
will be announced when documentation is approved by the OFRW.
Committee: The VP has historically had a role in the Conference
Planning. As a liaison to this committee I represent the President on
oversight of budget, facilities use and formatting a program schedule.
It is a privilege to work with Chair Eva Wray and committee members
Cindy Bias and Margie Williams,. They have taken great thought in
providing a variety of conference activities, identifying speakers, and
increasing clubs participation.
Resolutions and Grievances: This
Spring no grievances have come before the Board. There are several
salutary resolutions that were prepared by the President in honor of
achievements and recognitions of clubs and members.
of the Month for Club Presidents
Meetings are not adjourned until
the president declares them to be so.
The handling of adjournment may
be done in several ways, the most common are:
a member states, "Madam
President, I move to adjourn" a second is heard, vote taken. No matter
how loud the ayes are, until the president declares the meeting is
adjourned it is not.
the president may ask, "Is
there any further business?" Then, waiting a bit say, "Hearing no
objections, I will adjourn this meeting." After waiting a bit for
objections, then state, "I declare this meeting adjourned".
Judicial Voter Guide
Click HEREto 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
second quarter issue
of Victory's Voice -
the OFRW Newsletter.
Click HERE to view the latest Leadership
Click HERE to view the latest Senate
Spotlight (featuring Rob Portman)
HERE to view the latest issue of
Click HERE to download a .pdf of the
latest issue of the Roundtable
Click HERE to view the June Membership
Newsletter - featuring the OFRW (scroll down)
HERE to view the flipbook of what
the NFRW has accomplished during the past two years.
Click HERE to view the position
established by the NFRW regarding the 2016 Republican Candidate (action
taken at the 2016 Spring Board Meeting)
Click HERE to downlad a high definition
version of the NFRW membership video. Click HERE to view the video.
Great Ideas for
Meetings, Projects and Communications
CLUB PRESIDENTS !!
click HERE for some great information for
leading your club - provided
by the National Federation of Republican Women
If your club does not
have a Facebook page or group, it would be a great idea to find someone
club to start and maintain one for your club. If your club does have a
Facebook page and it is not listed in the links under the "On
The Web" tab of the menu bar, please email your Facebook Group name by
The Awards form is a
good basis for chosing programs for the year
Click the speakers
this website for some good program ideas
Call the district representative
for each of the state level elected officials to be a guest
speaker at one of your meetings
Get together with a neighboring
club for an activity
Ask the OFRW to print cards for you
to send out inviting new members
Browse other clubs' Facebook pages,
webpages and websites for ideas on what each is doing
Club Presidents - be sure to try to
have a conversation with your District Vice-president at least once
every quarter. They are a good link for you to access a multitude of
Work with Membership Chair Janet
Kushlan on ideas for increasing your club's membership.
Richland County Republican Women's Club
Loren Spivek Featured Speaker
(Available for other clubs)
The RCRWC hosted a great turnout of
ldies from neighboring clubs at a multi-county event featuring well
known author Loren Spivek. Mr. Spivek is
available to speak to clubs, click HERE
to contact RCRWC President Cindy Bias to find our more
information, or as Mr. Spivek says, "As the only 'Loren Spivack" on
earth I'm very easy to Google."
Campaign Chair April Cohagen-Gibson's Presentation on
Voter Registration at the
2016 OFRW Spring Conference
to download a .pdf of the Program Click HERE
to download the Power Point file of the Program
Click HERE to contact April about the
Voter Registration Program -
or any other campaign questions or strategies.
a GREAT Community Service
project for your club!
Plan an outing with Hope
Taft at the Governor's Mansion
Help maintain the Gardens
From Ohio's former First Lady Hope Taft:
realize that I have been remiss in not including the OFRW in the
happenings at the Governors Residence.
have attached several things:
form encouraging people to contact us if they want to volunteer in the
Heritage Garden as a Governors Gardeners or as a docent or
guide (I go up every other Wednesday from May
through October to work with the garden volunteers.) Click HERE
A general form for membership in
the Friends. Click HERE
on the summer trip we have planned to go to Lakeside August 16-19 to
hear lectures and see special natural areas in NW Ohio. It's
going to be a fun and relaxing time. Click HERE
Friends completely fund the Heritage Garden and those things within the
Residence that the state does not repair -- and it is in dire need of
financial resources, so I appreciate your spreading the word,linking to
website and doing what you can to help.
Taft, chair Heritage
OFRW Agriculture Committee
Some good ideas to discuss at meetings
where Agriculture is a part of the community
to visit the Agriculture Committee Webpage Click
HERE to download a printable .pdf
of the Report
you would like information from the Ag Committee Please
to contact Chair Rachel
Opinion Articles on Current Topics by the
Political Education and Legislative Committee
Chair Kate Burch has many offerings on current topics.
These opinion pieces may be found on that Committee's Webpage.
These would offer great topics for discussion that clubs
might enjoy pursuing in group roundtables.
further information from the
Political Education/Legislative Committee
Please click HERE to contact Chair Kate Burch
OFRW Literacy and MELP*
testing new "Reading is Freedom" pilot program
in cooperation with Local Library
for your club to consider
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
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
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.
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.
For more information, contact Literacy Chair Elaine Kent by
by Literacy Chair Elaine Kent
* MELP = Mamie Eisenhower Library Project, sponsored by the NFRW
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.
As your club collects dues
for 2016—please also remember that your club treasurer is
OFRW and $10 for NFRW membership for each person in your club. The ONLY
people to whom this does not apply are men — and women who pay their
primary membership dues through another Federated Club.
Republican Women of Columbus
and Young Republican Women of Dayton
each issued Charter from National
Federation of Republican Women
HERE for the news release from
NFRW regarding chartering of Young Republican Women of Dayton
HERE for the news release from the
NFRW regarding chartering of Young Republican Women of Columbus.
Republican Women of Columbus ar a recent meeting. The club was just
issued its charter from the NFRW on June 13. More news to follow.
SAVE THE DATE
Bolton Republican Women's Club
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
7840 Dotty Road
(Details will follow)
Click HERE to view promotional flyer
County Women's Republican Club
President Sharon Adams
sworn in by
Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6)
County Women's Republican Club
County Women's Republican Club in the Williamsport's Deercreek Dam Days
parade. Pictured L-R Front Row. MaryBeth Poe , Betty Caudill, Karen
Betzko. Top Row: Martha Liming, Chris Spring, Sandy Darby.
Darke County Republican Women's
Hears County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Whittaker
Active Shooter Event
recent events in the USA - this is a good idea for a meeting
Geauga County Women's Republican
Provided Program A
of the usual speaker, GCWRC asked a few of its members to give
a short (5-10 minute) talk on the topic. “Why I am a Republican”.
It worked out very well, in that it really started a conversation among
the tables about our members own journies.
It is so critical that each of us are able to give a thoughtful,
informed response when someone says , “I don’t understand why you are a
Republican." We need to define who we are, not our opponents.
to contact GCWRC President Michelle Lane to find out more details.
Delaware County Republican
year the DCRWC raises funds to support local students going to college.
This year a total of three scholarships totaling $2,300 were
given. A committee has been formed to administer and raise funds for
scholarships. This group will meet and plan the scholarship strategy
Club President Karin
Eldredge presenting Rutherford B. Hayes High
School senior Cory Beam a scholarship during Thursday's awards
Club President Karin
Eldredge presenting Delaware Christian School
senior Lexington Wilson a scholarship during Friday's awards ceremony.
Club Vice President
Melissa Riggins presenting Buckeye Valley High
School senior Allyson Lewis a scholarship during Thursday's awards
DCRWC hosts Congressman Tiberi's family
Mrs. Denice Tiberi and her children visited the DCRWC's
Partners with Ohio Republican Party Holds
Voter Registration Drive
Westark Republican Women To
Hold Special Events
July 7th, Judge Pat Fischer (Candidate for Ohio
Supreme Court) will be the featured speaker.
On Thursday, September 1st, Judge David Gormley
(Candidate for Ohio 5th
District Court of Appeal) will be the featured speaker
Both lunch meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. at La
Pizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road NW, Canton.
welcome - both men and
Conference Der Dutchman -
visits Ohio Receptions planned by:
Ottawa County RWC, Erie County RWC, RW of Greater Cleveland &
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 the upcoming
edition of the OFRW Newsletter, please do so! ClickHEREto submit
We're on Facebook
!! Click each title
access the page:
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 Janet Kushlan
does the Republican Party stand for, believe in, and fight for??? ??
Have you ever read the Republican Party Platform ??
Click HEREto download a