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upon us --
each club should know what is
allowed and what is not allowed.
Please click HERE to download the
Guidelines for Local Clubs
as published through the NFRW
Click HERE to view that newsletter.
Kate Burch and Tammy Puff deserve huge kudos for the fantastic job
they did providing a wonderful first ever free membership service
Judicial Day. Carol
Salome knew just what to put in a box lunch to fit
everyone's tastes.....and presented it so beautifully. Our Ohio Supreme
Court Justices Kennedy, French, Lanzinger and Chief Justice O'Connor
rolled out the red carpet for us. Thank you to all!!! We had 79 in
attendance for the
Big thank yous are given, also, to all these sponsors, who made the day
Valoria C. Hoover
O'Connor for Judge
Re-Elect Justice Lanzinger Committee
Baldwin for Judge Committee
DeWine for Ohio
Husted for Ohio
Warren Republican Women
Our Public Relations Co-chairs Sara Donlon and Penny Seiple are working
to compile the first newsletter that has been sent out by the OFRW in
over three years. From what I have seen and heard so far, this will be
a fantastic communication tool! Future quarterly publications
will be available for an annual subscription rate of $5. We truly
regret having to charge for this, but at the cost of postage, we have
no alternative. $5 is basically what the cost to the OFRW is
printing and mailing of the four newsletters you will receive for
your annual subscription. Subscription information will be
available in the newsletter and will be posted here on the website
after the newsletter is mailed. The committee has also filmed a
video and it is in the editing process - you should have the treat of
seeing it at our Fall Conference.
The Executive Committee met on June 19 and took
several actions. We will be setting up a blast email service,
as the previous individual emailing has become too cumbersome due to
the large number of members now having emails. You will be seeing a
difference in the quality of the communications you receive via email.
Additionally, the Committee made the decision to use a mass calling
service for OFRW information purposes only (and will not be used for
campaign calls). This will be used to call all members regarding
upcoming events and any other important
information of which members
should be made aware. Don't worry, your phone will not be ringing off
the hook from OFRW asking you to vote for someone - we leave that up to
The OFRW Campaign Committee Co-chairs Terri Studer, Michael Evans and
Amy Casner presented their new campaign program to the Executive
will be the first time the OFRW has ever had a program to coordinate
campaign efforts throughout the state. This will provide our
members with opportunities to make a meaningful impact
in getting Republicans elected. Target date for unveiling of this "Full
Action Tool-Kit" is prior to
August 1 - be watching for great new ways to help our Republican
September 12- 13:
The OFRW Program Committee and Hospitality Committee are busily putting
together the OFRW Fall Conference to be held at the Moundbuilders
Country Club in Newark, Ohio. Two NEW items are going to be
incorporated - a Hospitality
Room will be open for all on Friday night at the Marriott
Courtyard Newark Hotel (where the OFRW has rooms blocked at a reduced
rate). Another "First" will be the Legacy
Luncheon on Friday. This is a luncheon held at which our
members whose 25 years or more of membership have provided a legacy for
our organization. More details will be following about this event --
but, for now, will your club please make sure to submit the names of
all current members who have been members for 25 years or more
including the date they first
joined. We would like to make sure as
many of these ladies as possible, who have given long support
and service to our
organization, are honored. Please submit your list to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call our Executive Secretary Julia Smythe at (614) 456-2054.
We have much for which to thank the ladies who have kept our
going over the past 85 years -- and we will be celebrating that
85th Anniversary at the Fall Conference. We owe
the biggest debt to Katherine Kennedy
Brown for coming upon the OFRW scene in August 1940,
at the age of 49, and revitalizing
our organization. Brown
called a meeting with the Ohio Republican State Central and Executive
Committee to reactivate the organization and was elected
President, where she served until 1972. The organization's
goal was to educate women about the Republican Party and to encourage
women to be active in the party. Ohio was accepted into the NFRW with
200 clubs (at least one in each of the 88
Counties) and 6,000 members. By 1941, the OFRW
had a membership of 331 clubs and 15,000 dues-paying members.
Katherine Kennedy Brown had a goal of 50,000 members in Ohio. The
closest that goal came to being reached was 369 clubs and 40,000
members in 1970. Ladies - let's see if we can't set our sights on
fulfilling her dreams in the years to come!
One of the stated objectives of the OFRW is to: "Give exposure to and
work actively for all Republican candidates." The OFRW will be
distributing campaign cards for
the women who are running for Supreme Court re-election. These will
be distributed to each club's President for each member to
address 10 cards and send
As I travel around the state, our clubs have impressed me so VERY
greatly. We are an outstanding group of dedicated, informed and
active women!! I have now visited 20 of our clubs this year --
and each one has such unique and wonderful attributes that I have
difficulty finding adequate words to express how very
rewarding it has been to get to know the members and learn what they
are doing. If I have not been to your club, be assured that I am
anticipating a visit soon!
Just two items of information to share with you regarding etiquette:
when starting meetings, it should be "God before Country" --
then pledge. With the Independence Day celebrations coming up
on July 4th -- be sure to honor our flag properly, as we all should
throughout the year. For some
"Star Spangled Manners" click HERE.
our increased participation in leadership, we are indeed
and starting to see many of our positive new goals
being achieved. Those
who have been so
supportive of that new revitalization and growth
cannot be thanked enough ─ they are proof positive that there is no "i"
in "Team" and that ANYTHING
is possible when no one worries about who gets credit. The
team's effort is definitely showing tangible results!
Bless the United States of America!
Lyn Bliss, President
for your Club
to use at Fairs and Festivals
Membership Display Posters
OFRW Membership Committee has several posters available for your club
to use as part of a membership building campaign. These may be used at
fairs and festivals in conjunction with membership cards coordinated
with the poster and also a sign-up clipboard. Please contact membership
to arrange for your club to have use of these
(Click on poster to download the
We're on Facebook
Click each title to
access the page:
Federation of Republican Women
OFRW Club Presidents
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 the NFRW Fall Board
It will be a great time In Dallas -
those Texas ladies know how to throw a party!
Click HERE for the official Call and
Achievement Awards Forms
Now Available on the NFRW Website
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.
be recognized at the 38th Biennial Convention in Phoenix, Arizona
September 10-13, 2015.
OFRW Board enjoys social event
Board Members were invited to Greenville's KitchenAid Experience for a
Saturday morning Apple Dumpling making lesson. The group was welomed by
Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers and Darke County Republican Party Chairman
Mike Rieman. While the dumplings were baking, the group strolled
downtown Greenville and had lunch at Montage.
Missy Mae Walters photos
Wallace explains various aspects of insurance coverage and bonding of
officers to the committee.
Co-chair Michael Evans identifies and explains the "Full Action Tool
campaign information and services that Terri Studer, Amy Casner and she
(co-chairs of the Campaign Committee) will be putting in place shortly.
McAuliffe explained robo-call options. In addition, the Executive
Committee heard from Kevin Bingle regarding
options for blast
Ice Cream Social
President Lyn Bliss, Ohio Republican Women On-line President Ali Wills
and OFRW Board Member and State Central Committee member Stephanie
Garrett. Just a few of the many OFRW Women who attended Ohio
Attorney General Mike DeWine's Ice Cream Social. Huge crowd
and wonderful pies baked by Fran DeWine and family.
OFRW Women in Business Chair
Wayne County Central Committee Chair
County Republican Officials to be sworn in July 8, (l to
Julie Leathers, Central Committee Vice-chairman Doug Deeken, Chairman
Sue Smail, Executive Committee Vice-chairman Mike Agnoni
and Treasurer Dave Tschantz
The Canfield Republican Women’s Club held their annual Fundraiser on
June . This year the ladies tried a new event and it
was a huge success - a great time was had by all. The
Fundraiser was a Quarter Auction. We had approximately 120
people in attendance.
The ladies of the Club donated 105 items to be auctioned off.
All of the items were collected and numbered by our Chairwoman, Pat
Woomer. The first 6 Items were sold by George Roman, one of
our local auctioneers, by way of the normal Live Auction.
Following that, the remaining 98 items were placed in the Quarter
Tickets were sold in advance for the Quarter Auction and the price of
the ticket included a numbered Bidding Paddle, Ping Pong Ball with
corresponding number and Hors d’ oeuvres. As guests arrived,
they received their Bidding Paddle and Ping Pong Ball. The
numbered Ping Pong Ball was placed in a “Squirrel Cage”. Each
table, with guests of 8 - 10 people, had a metal bucket in the center
of the table. Each guest also received a catalog itemizing
the prizes to be auctioned along with the donor of the item and the
value of the item/prize. All guests were asked to
bring a lot of quarters with them or they could purchase quarters from
our Club Treasurer, Katherine Wolfe (she was buried in quarters by the
end of the evening).
This is how the Quarter Auction works. As an item/prize comes
up, the value of the item is noted and anyone wishing to raise their
bidding paddle, to take a chance on winning the item, is required to
place a quarter or quarters in the bucket in the center of the
table. For example, a $15.00 Gift Certificate for Dunkin
Donuts would require a bidder to place One Quarter in the Bucket in the
center of their table. All guests who had placed a quarter in
their bucket would then raise their Bidding Paddle. When all
Paddles (only those paddles where the guest had paid the quarter) were
raised in the air, a Ping Pall Ball was drawn from the Squirrel
Cage. The person with the Bidder Paddle that corresponded to
the number on the Ping Pong Ball won the Dunkin Donuts gift
certificate. If a number was called and the owner of that
Bidder Paddle had not paid a quarter for the right to participate in
the chance on the gift certificate, another number would be drawn.
The number of quarters required went up incrementally with the value of
the item being auctioned. For example an item valued at
- $40.00 would require 2 quarters be thrown into the bucket,
etc. The most expensive items/prizes required 4 quarters to
be placed in the buckets.
Greater Dayton Republican Women's
Satellite Group in Ohio)
was formed as a satellite group associated with the Greater Dayton
Republican Women's Club. Their purpose is to gather for supper and have
frank and insightful discussions regarding things Republican
of a conservative nature. OFRW Political Education / Legislative Chair
Kate Burch is the chair of the group.
~ Robin Dodge Photo
|Highland County Republican Women's
Holds Meeting - Hosts OFRW
Republican Women's Club held its regular monthly meeting and
hosted OFRW officers Lyn Bliss and Robin Dodge. Shown after the meeting
are front row (L to R): Claudia Klein, Eleanor Cornelius, Roz Newman,
Linda Bowman, and Barb Hodge. Back Row (L to R): HCRWC President Vickie
Warnock, OFRW President Lyn Bliss, OFRW Past-president Kay Ayres,
~ Robin Dodge Photo
Women's Republican Club
Holds Meeting - Hosts OFRW
County Republican Women's Club held its regular monthly meeting and
hosted OFRW officers and guests. Left to right around the table are
Hocking County Auditor Ken Wilson, HCRWC President Judy Zell, Denise
Whalen (partially hidden), Secretary Shiela McAfee, Tina Lindsay, OFRW
President Lyn Bliss and guest Dr. Roxanne Cech.
~ Robin Dodge Photo
County Republican Women's Club
Holds Regular Meeting - Hosts NFRW and OFRW
members pray prior to their regular monthly meeting.
Muskingum County Women's
works to support candidates
helps staff the Republican booth - Muskiangum County Commissioner Todd
District Court of Appeals Judge Craig Baldwin, NFRW Women's
Health Issues Chair / OFRW Women's Health Co-chair / OFRW Sergeant at
Arms and MCWRC President April
Cohagen-Gibson presenting a friendly Republican presence.
County Republican Women's Club
Hosts Special May Luncheon
Weir Creighton speaking to the Richland County Republican Women's Club
Regular Monthly Meeting
and Hosts OFRW Officials
Treasurer Willie Hunn models her George H. W. Bush signature socks
while OFRW Membership Co- chair Cindy Bias and OFRW Membership Chair
Robin Dodge look on.
of the guests and officers gather after the RCRWC meeting, left to
right, OFRW Membership Chair Robin Dodge, OFRW Membership Co-chair
Cindy Bias, Judge of Richland County Court of Common
Robinson, OFRW President Lyn Bliss, RCRWC President Robin Hawkins, and
OFRW Photography Chair/Caring for America Co-chair and Political
Education/Legislative Co-chair Tammy Puff.
County Republican Women
Gardner and Kristen Gardner
a Scholarship Dinner for recipients Kristen Gardner
(Lebanon High School) and Tara Trammell (Franklin High
School). Kristen will be attending Ohio University and Tara
will be attending Miami University.
and her parents could not be in attendance due to a prior
Women's Republican Club Officers Gather
officers hosted OFRW representatives for a coffee meeting in Belpre,
Ohio. Left to right around the table are WCWRC Treasurer Angela Tucker,
OFRW President Lyn Bliss, OFRW Membership Chair Robin Dodge, WCWRC
Secretary Karen Morris and WCWRC President Anita White.
Republican Women's Club
and OFRW SW District VP
Author Larry Schweikart, Southwest District
Vice-president Missy Mae Walters and Xenia Vice-president Janine
Montgomery presenting Schweikart a cake commemorating his book, "48
about American History".
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