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The following FIVE new Ohio Clubs
have been granted charters
by the
National Federation
 of Republican Women

Champaign County
 Republican Women's Club

L to R: OFRW President Lyn Bliss swearing in President Kathy DeWeese and Vice-president Karen Bailey

Portage County
Republican Women's Club

PCRWC Officers L to R: Secretary Jean Lemaster,  President Jeneen Kubala, Treasurer Beverely Kibler, Vice-president Doria Daniels

Federated Republican Women
Summit County

FRWSC L to R: 2nd VP Lauren LaRose, President Andrea Barnes, 1st VP Susan Hale at the Summit County Lincoln Day Dinner.


Tenth District
Republican Women's Club

TDRWC Organizational Board Meeting, L to R: Jan Basham, TDRWC President Anita Nielsen, TDRWC Secretary Mary Rodin, OFRW Southwest District Vice-president Robin Dodge, TDRWC Vice-president Lisa Moore, TDRWC Treasurer Carla Cotter.

Union County
Republican Women's Club

UCRWC Organizational Meeting, L to R: Emily Herbert, Tess Lashley, Barbara Taylor, Diana Sharp, Laurie Coons, Wendi Knight, Barb Phillips, Breanna Holland, Pat Holt, Sarah Herbert.

A message from
OFRW First Vice-president
Janet Kushlan
Report from the NFRW Spring Board Meeting
    NFRW welcomed all to its 2017 NFRW Board of Directors meeting, March 16-18 in Memphis, Tenn. at the beautiful Peabody Hotel.
    Your OFRW was well represented at this conference with President Lyn Bliss, First Vice-president Janet Kushlan, Program Co-chair Eva Wray and Past President Mary Anne Christie. When the NFRW gathered last year we said “2016” was THE YEAR and pledged to work tirelessly to put a Republican in the White House. It was the women’s voices and women’s votes that put us over the top on election night.
    The focus of the meetings were to not only celebrate our White House win but to encourage more Republican women to “Just Say Yes” when they are asked to run for office.
    We need to keep our foot on the gas!! We need to remind everyone to get on board with the Trump administration and with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
    The discussion panel for encouraging and mentoring Republican women to run for office was made up of Allison Ball, Treasurer of the State of Kentucky, Chassity Martin, Collinwood City, Tenn. Commissioner and Leslie Rutledge, Attorney General of the State of Arkansas.
    Guest speaker was Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee’s 7th District. President Carrie Almond shared a great video of all of “Rosies” travels throughout the past year!
    Training sessions were held on the new NFRW NOAH Database and Eva Guidarini of Facebook reviewed FB best practices in regards to advertising and optimizing your organizations presence on the Facebook platform.
    This fall, the NFRW will return to where it all began, the birthplace of American Democracy. September 14-17 will be the 39th NFRW Biennial Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Check out www.nfrw.org for details. Then, mark your calendars ladies, the NFRW Board of Directors has selected the JW Marriott, Indianapolis as the site of the 40th Biennial Convention.
    Click HERE to see the NFRW's photos from the Meeting.


Region 8 Presidents with Director Ann Schockett (center). L to R: Lyn Bliss (Ohio), Linda Lee Tarver (Michigan), Suzanne Heinzmann (Indiana), Barbara Ellerbrook (Kentucky)

OFRW members join Indiana, New York and Texas ladies for ribs, Memphis Style — get photo bombed!

Tip of the Month for Club Presidents
As a President, part of your responsibilities is to oversee retaining and increasing membership. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through the personal touch. Make sure all of your members that have not paid their dues for 2017, are given a personal telephone call (no, NOT an email, but a personal call). This should be done by you, your treasurer or your membership chair - or you might split up the unpaid members and have a competition between you on who can get the most members to pay their dues. The call should communicate that the member is missed and that the club would surely like to have them join again this year. In addition (not instead of the call) a card could be sent stating the unpaid member is missed and reminding her of the dues amount and where the dues should be sent.

The OFRW has prepared a form that can be used to present the monthly treasurer's report. A report should be prepared and given at each club meeting. These reports  are never approved at a meeting, as club members do not have access to receipts and statements covered in the report. The monthly treasurer's reports are simply accepted by the President and the statement made that the  report will be filed for review. A copy is then included with the minutes for that meeting. At the end of the membership year, all reports for the year should be submitted to a review committee - along with all of the supporting documentation (deposit receipts, statements, bills, monthly bank statements, etc.). The review committee should present its report covering the previous year's financila activities of the club at the first meeting of each membership year -- and this is what is given approval/acceptance (or not) by the membership. This report is also filed with the minutes of the club.

Click HERE to download a .xlsx file that will automatically compute the totals after items are entered.

Click HERE to download a .pdf file that may be printed and items completed by manually.

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.

OFRW Adopts Mission Statement
The mission of the
Ohio Federation of Republican Women

 is: To inform, engage and advocate for the principles
 set forth by the Republican Party
Click HERE to view the first 2017 issue of Victory's Voice - the OFRW Newsletter. If you are not on the emailing list, click HERE to subscribe.

Click HERE to find a report from Stephanie Garrett regarding the most recent Ohio Republican State Central and Executive Committee.

Click HERE for great topics and viewpoints to explore at meetings.

Great opportunity for Grassroots and Leadership Seminars - Click HERE.
Click HERE to download the NFRW's guide, "IRS and 527 Reporting for Clubs"

Click HERE to view the latest Capital Connection

Click HERE to view the latest Leadership Newsletter

Click HERE to view the latest issue of the Roundtable

Click HERE to download a .pdf of the latest issue of the Roundtable

Click HERE to view the November-December Membership Newsletter - featuring the OFRW (scroll down to Page 2)

Click HERE to view the flipbook of what the NFRW has accomplished during the past two years.

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

NFRW Launches New App

Keep up with the Federation when you're on the run
 with the NFRW's new mobile app.
Available for Apple and Android phones.
Click here for info on how to download.
Google Play ─ Click HERE
iTunes ─ Click HERE

Contact Patt Parker928-910-9255 or click HERE to email Patt
2017 Membership Dues
should have been paid

Click HERE for forms
All are to be sent to:
OFRW Treasurer Mary Beth Kemmer
615 Sedgewick Way
Troy, OH 45373-5421
Spring Gathering

Conference & Board Meeting
May 6
Mayfield Country Club

South Euclid, Ohio

OFRW Tribute to Women
July 9, 2017
Worthington Hills Country Club
Columbus, Ohio
Featured Speaker:
NFRW President
 Carrie Almond

NFRW 39th
Biennial Convention

September 14-17
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
Details to follow

Fall Gathering

Conference & Board Meeting
October 20-21

Details to follow

OFRW and "Right to Speak"
Hold Luncheon to Celebrate
#NotMyProtest #DontSpeakForMe

Two luncheon events were held in Ohio at Spaghetti Warehouse - one in Columbus and one in Toledo.

Women discussed what they would tell the world if they had the chance - and what they would like to hear from the leaders of America.

Facilitator in Toledo was Dee Talmadge and facilitator in Columbus was Lee Ann Johnson.





If your club does not have a Facebook page or Facebook Group (there is a difference), it would be a wonderful idea to find someone in your club to start and maintain one (or both) for your club. If your club does have a Facebook Page or Group and it is not listed in the links under the "On The Web" tab of the menu bar above, please email the link for your Page or Group by clicking HERE. If your club would like help in starting a page or group, please contact the OFRW Technology Chair Raya Mafazy Whalen by clicking HERE

Also, the NFRW has a wonderful guide to help you with this process. Click HERE to download the guide.
!!!   N E W   !!!
Meetings, Events and Deadlines
all listed in one location!
for Your Club, OFRW and NFRW
Click HERE
Your club's information will be added,
if you email it HERE

Great Ideas for
Meetings, Projects and Communications

Please click HERE for some great information
for leading your club -
provided by
the National Federation of Republican Women


Several OFRW Clubs use Mail Chimp (a free bulk Email service) to send notices regarding meetings, membership renewal and other communications of importance to members.

Click HERE to see the latest message sent to Bolton Republican Women's Club members.

If your club has not explored the possibility of using this method to communicate with your members, please do so - it's an invaluable tool. Click HERE to get started. AND -- need help?? please contact Janet Kushlan. Click HERE.

Visit the
Republican National Committee
Click HERE

Visit the

Ohio Republican Party Website
Click HERE
To Download a printable .pdf copy of the
2016 Republican Party Platform
Click HERE

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 the upcoming edition of the OFRW Newsletter, please do so! Click HERE to submit information. THANKS!


If you are a member of a Federated Club in Ohio
you may subscribe to all communications
 by clicking HERE
Do it today - don't miss a thing!
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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 the above 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 area!

Also, the NFRW has a wonderful guide to help you with this process. Click HERE to download the guide.
Click HERE to visit the Membership webpage

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 Cindy Bias 
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: [email protected] ─ call/text: (937) 423-2299. Thank you!

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