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Club Award submission forms are due before February 27, 2016
(Please be advised there will be NO extensions to the deadline)
Click HEREfor the
Award Form covering acvtivities in the 2015 year
For more information regarding the awards program, click HERE
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REMINDERS and RESOURCES
is going to be a great year for those of us who are politically
inclined! The primary season is now under way and will be interesting
to watch unfold. For all the information on dates of primaries, number
of delegates to be awarded and how they are awarded - click HERE.
Just to get some housekeeping business out of the way - here is a
upcoming items that each club should be completing:
Your club's list of officers for 2016
should be submitted to the OFRW - click HERE
for information regarding submission of your club's 2016 officers.
Annual NFRW service fee of
$15 is paid through the OFRW. It is due and is easiest to submit when you send your list of
are good from January 1 through December 31 each year - therefore,
membership dues should be submitted as soon as possible after the
beginning of each year. (Please submit to the OFRW Treasurer, NOT to
the OFRW Office) -- click HERE
for infomation regarding submission of membership and dues.
are due prior to February 27 - please note that the Award Committee has
informed me there will be no extensions of that deadline this year.
Click HERE for the Awards submittal form covering the 2015 Club year.
OFRW had a great Board of Directors' meeting in January and
accomplished so VERY much! We heard a presentation regarding Voter
Registration from Justin Bis and Scott Santamaria (ORP/RNC
representatives). Please contact Justin to schedule a time for an
ORP/RNC representative to come to your club for a presentation
voter registration - they have some FANTASTIC new ideas, resources and
programs. Plus, the ORP has promised an Honorary Delegate pass for the
Cleveland Convention to the OFRW member who registers the most new
voters. To be eligible, you need to know how to record those
registrations! Click HERE
to contact Justin. Click HERE for links to locations where
you can find answers to any voter question you might have.
to email me if you would like a link to the Voter Registration
presentation given to the Board of Directors.
There are new Membership Pamphlets, Committee Pamphlets and Palm Cards available for your use. Please,
The upcoming debate schedule may be found by clicking HERE
-- a great idea is to host a "Virtual Debate Watch" on Facebook for
your club. Open messenger and add your club members who are on
Facebook. Great way to watch the debate, share commentary and stay at
home in your jammies with your feet up! If you need help in setting up
a Facebook messenger group chat - contact either Sharon
Gingerich or Raya Mafazy Whale.
- just a reminder that clubs must stay neutral in primary elections by
giving no more exposure to one nominee than another -- if one is
invited, then all must be.
during this time, we can all use a bit of
Inspiration/Motivation. Please click HERE
to check out the Chaplain's page. Our Chaplain Barbara Fee has done a
great job of providing numerous moving
offerings and prayers that can be used for meetings or special
Meanwhile, keep up all the great work that is being done on behalf of
your club, your county and this Great State of Ohio!
Lyn Bliss, President
Text or Phone: 937-423-2299
the OFRW Membership Committee Janet
Kushlan - Cindy Bias - Robin Dodge
is so much to do and many are needed to deliver a Republican
success at the local, state and national levels in 2016
Each club should make recruiting new members a priority to make 2016 a
most successful year!
Increase your membership by offering early dues to cover 2016
- contest ends April 1, 2016.
The Membership incentive is divided into 3 categories by club size as
of October 31, 2015:
= 10- 25, Medium = 26-50, Large = over 51
size category winner receives a Visa Gift Card for their
Members of the club with the overall, most percentage, increase will
Yost Luncheon Grand Prize!!!!
questions and information,
please contact the Membership Committee: Chair
Kushlan at 440-289-5535
to email Janet
Bias at 419-543-0310 Click
HERE to email Cindy
Great Ideas for
Meetings, Projects and Communications
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.
County Republican Women's
Host RNC/ORP Voter Registration Program
"Meet the Candidates"
event with Men's Club
ARE YOU A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN VOTER?
WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION
ON BECOMING A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN
Darke County Republican Women invite you to join them on February 8,
2016, 6:30 pm (dinner - $7.50) and 7:00 pm for their monthly meeting at
the Brethren Retirement Community, Chestnut Village. A
representative from the Republican National Committee will be their
guest speaker, and will be discussing the rising need for registered
Republican voters. If you would like to come for dinner and
meeting, please call in your reservation to Wavelene Denniston by
February 4th by calling 547-6477. If you prefer to just come
the meeting, no reservation is required.
vote could make a difference, and that one vote could be yours.
“MEET THE CANDIDATE” DATE
Darke County Republican Men & The Darke County Republican Women
would like to invite you to a “Meet the Candidates” day
February 13, 2016, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm At the
Brethren’s Retirement Community Brick Room
will be provided at a cost of $10.00 per person.
call your reservation in by February 6th, to JoEllen Melling, President of DCRW,
us and listen too many of the local and state candidateswho
will be on the ballot, March 15, 2016.
Xenia Republican Women Publish
"Pachyderm News" Newsletter
Click HERE to download a printable .pdf
of the above newsletter.
Licking County Republican Women Publish
Pre-meeting Flyer and Talking
HEREto download a
printable .pdf of the above flyer
Click HERE to download a
printable .pdf of the Talking Points
for February Meeting
Bolton Republican Women's Club Call
for Nominations for
Payne Bolton Award
The Bolton Republican Women's Club is calling for nominations for the
2016 Frances Payne Bolton Award.
This award is in memory of the Honorable Frances Payne Bolton
(1885-1977), the first women elected to Congress from the State of
Ohio, and our clubs namesake since our establishment in 1975.
awarded annually at the Lake County Lincoln Day Dinner. The award
criteria is as follows;
CRITERIA: This award is presented annually to recognize and celebrate
an outstanding women who has impacted Lake County, Ohio with an
enduring spirit of volunteerism, who exemplifies service to the
community through a commitment to family values, breaking barriers with
their pioneering attitude, and an undying devotion to community and
service to the public. If you know of someone whom you feel would
qualify for this award, please email me their name and a few sentences
about them and why you think they qualify.
A Nominating committee
reviews each of the submissions and announce its chosen recipient at
the Bolton Women's Republican Club meeting before the Lake GOP Lake
County Lincoln Day.
The awardee will receive recognition and be honored
with an award plaque at the 2016 Lake GOP Lincoln Day Dinner.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Bolton
RWC President Janet Kushlan at
440-289-5535 or click HERE to email her.
Literacy and MELP
testing new "Reading is Freedom" pilot program
in cooperation with Local Library
for your club to consider
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.
to contact Literacy/MELP Chair Elaine Kent for more informaiton.
Republican Women's Club Will
again award $1000
scholarship to a local high school senior
Delaware County high school seniors!
Apply today for a $1000 scholarship!
Restrictions: Delaware County resident, graduating senior, with a GPA
of at least 3.0, entering an accredited college or university as a
full-time student as of Fall 2015.
Criteria for evaluation:
20% FAFSA (financial need)
20% Extracurricular activities,
volunteer activities, and work experience
10% Honors and Awards
Financial Need – You are required
to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and
submit it to the Federal Government. Upon completion of processing the
Federal Government will give you an EFC number.
Bring your SAR report to guidance counselor so they may
complete the online School Official Record section.
Apply online at http://www.delawarecf.org/
March 18, 2015 at 11:59 PM EDT
OFRW Office is looking better
want to know about
all aspects of the
Register to vote
your voter information
View your sample ballot
Learn how to vote
your County's Board of Elections
for a List
of all the
-- Delegates per election
ClickHERE to follow current delegate
count for each nominee
Want toVolunteer at the
To let the Convention Organizers know that you would be
volunteering click HERE
(and scroll down - right side)
Interested in attending the 2016
For a special offer from the
Ohio Republican Party
their County GOP
following OFRW membes hold leadership positions in their
Chairs of County Party Bonnie
Manos – Ashland
Nancy McAuthur – Geauga
Brenda Lewis - Xenia (Greene Co.)
Kay Ayres – Highland
Billie Fiore Zimmers – Licking
Ranae Lentz – Logan
Carolyn Adams – Ottawa
Stephanie Garrett -- Preble
Sue Smail – Wayne
Leslie Haas - Washington
Chairwoman or Vice-chairman of County Party: Lucy
Sticken - Greater Cleveland (Cuyahoga)
Cindy Pike - Darke
Kristen Frissora – Delaware
Mary Anne Christie (Ceremonial) – Hamilton
Sharon Sams – Hardin
Mary Jo Hawkins – Knox
Donna Bricker – Canfield (Mahoning Co.)
Tracey Winbush – Canfield (Mahoning Co.)
Joan Steward – Marion
Kathy Neiheisel – Greater Dayton (Montgomery)
Debra Nye – Muskingum
Maureen Collins – Richland
Kathi Creed – Warren (Trumbull Co.)
Preble County GOP Officers are all OFRW
members. L to R below: Treasurer Brenda White, Secretary Terri
Hans, Vice-chair Tania Minton, Chairman Stephanie
Garrett. Clean sweep, ladies -
an OFRW member was missed in the above list who is Chair,
Vice-chair/Chairlady of her
county party, please click HERE to submit name, office and county.
You will be given a "Hats Off" recognition in a
OFRW gives a “ Hats Off” and salute
to our members and/or clubs serving within the OFRW and their
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.
Council of Oakwod
Invites you to its Spring Luncheon
Click HERE to download a printable .pdf
file of the invitation
cooperate to host mutual event DON'T
Click HERE to download a printable .pdf
copy of the flyer
Canfield Republican Women's Club
Meet the Candidates Night
installs new members:
new members were installed at tonight's meeting. Left to right,
membership chair Jill Downie, Diane Playforth, Christine Lucarell
Oliver and Gwen Smith Darnell
Canfield Republican women's club installed new member Gwen Smith
Darnell shown with her mom, Rose Marie Smith. A great mother daughter
Click HERE to visit Canfield RWC
Facebook page to see more photos.
Greater Dayton Republican
Montgomery County Central Committee Meeting
to R: Montgomery County Central Committee Vice-chair Kathy
Neiheisel, Barb Temple (newest GDRWC member, GDRWC
Kate Burch, and Montgomery County GOP Office Secretary
Wilkes. Other members present, but not shown, were Ellen
Horton, Stephanie Garrett, Charlotte Mcguire, Robin
and Kathy Gilbo.
Pickaway County Women's Republican
Debate Watch Party
Board of Directors' Holds
Across America Theme Chosen for 2016 "Say Their Names"
one ever wants to be forgotten and when someone wears a
military service uniform for this great nation they never should be.
Prisoners of war have told stories of how men would use whatever means
possible to etch their names into the walls of their cell as a sign, to
whoever might follow or discover the artifact, that they lived and were
there at one point in history.
Cohagen-Gibson and Heather Pendleton will be organizing the 2016 OFRW
Trip to help with the Wreaths Across America at Arlington National
Cemetery on December 17. Watch for details to follow.
For more information on the program, clickHERE. To contact April, click HERE.
District Vice-president LeeAnn Johnson
Muskingum County Women's Republican Club
greeted by MCWRC
President April Cohagen-Gibson
Miami County Republican
Concentrating carefully on
Voter Registration presentation
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 remember that your club treasurer is to submit
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.
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 2015's second 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