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Don't miss a Christmas High Tea on December 5th at the Governor's Residence. There will be celebrities pouring and exquisite entertainment. Many other touches that you will not want to miss. Plan a day of Christmas shopping in Columbus and top it off with High Tea. Click HERE for all the details.
The NEW Fourth Quarter "Victory's Voice" Newsletter has been sent via U.S. Mail to all who do not have email --
and via email to all for whom OFRW has an email address.
To download a printable .pdf file
please click HERE

(Please note: This requires 11" X 17" paper)
Videos from the Fall Gathering
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 
A message from
Lyn Bliss

November 2014

Happy November to all our OFRW Members -

!!  V O T E  !!

The next big OFRW event will be The Cardinal Thank You event to be held at the Ohio Governor’s Residence & Heritage Garden from 1-3 p.m. on December 5. It will be a High Tea - with some special celebrities pouring the tea and exquisite entertainment. Watch for more information. If you have not sent your contribution yet, please do so. Click HERE for the forms.

The Cardinal Fund committee is busily getting special invitations for this event sent to all who have supported the Cardinal Fund. The invitation will include all event and RSVP information. If you have contributed, be looking for your invitation in the mail. If you have not contributed, you may do so by clicking on the above link.

Before close of polls on November 4, all of us Republican Women should be working as hard as we possibly can to get the good Ohio Republican Candidates elected. Know we will all be worn out by the end of that day!  So, by December 5, we should have had a chance to catch our collective breath and have a fund day in Columbus -- come in the morning for Christmas shopping and stay for the Tea!

As our weather is changing and we are all getting ready for colder months, like so many others, I pause to count the blessings of life and the freedoms we enjoy by living in this great country. The opportunity for achievement we are afforded. And, as my thoughts turn to the OFRW, I am thankful for the friendship and confidence our members have shown for those of us on the Leadership Team. For all of these things, on behalf of the OFRW Leadership Team, I would like to express how deeply thankful each of us is to our members and extend a wish to each of you for a very warm, wonderful, happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Thank you to all who serve and keep us free, and
God Bless the United States of America!

  Beyond grateful,

Lyn Bliss, President
The election cycle is upon us --
each club should know what is
allowed and what is not allowed.
Please click HERE to download the
Election Guidelines for Local Clubs
as published through the NFRW
Click HERE to view that newsletter.
Please visit the Political Education/Legislation
webpage -- under "Committees"
Click HERE
for some outstanding articles, commentary and opinions!
OFRW Public Relations Committee
Releases First Videos

   Senator Shannon Jones (Ohio 7)
 Infant Mortality  and Its impact on our Society

Video 1 

Video 2 

Video 3 

Video 4  

Other News
NFRW Region 8 Newsletter ─ Click HERE

GOP Women's Summit─Click HERE

NFRW October Newsletter─Click HERE

NFRW Resolutions passed at the
2014 Fall Board of Directors Meeting

Click HERE

Not Sure Why Your Club Is Shrinking

Ask these questions:

  • Are the meeting time, location and format convenient for ladies with families and/or young professionals?
  • Does my club reflect the professional diversity, age, and gender of the Republican community in my area?
  • Do the programs offered by my club represent a wide range of interests?
  • Does my club concentrate on candidate activities and also: club business, speakers, networking  and project planning?
  • When my club has a guest, do we have a plan in place to contact that guest after the meeting?
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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!
Club Achievement Awards Forms
Now Available on the NFRW Website

       The club 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.
       Clubs will be recognized at the 38th Biennial Convention in Phoenix, Arizona September 10-13, 2015.
Marion County Republican Women's Club
hosts Supreme Court of Ohio's
Justice Judi French and Justice Sharon Kennedy

Left to right, with JADOLI ladies at MCRWC Meeting are: Tammy Puff, French, Lyn Bliss, Jude Foulkl, Kennedy, Margie Saull.
OFRW Board Members among those attending
the NFRW Membership Meeting
at the
NFRW Fall Board Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Four Federated Clubs Represented at Event
for Fran DeWine in Darke County

In addition to Darke County Republican Women's Club, the following clubs were represented when Fran DeWine visited Greenville recently: Greater Dayton Republican Women's Club, Richland County Women's Republican Club and Xenia Republican Women's Club. Among Ohio Federated Women welcoming sister member Fran DeWine to Darke County are (L to R): OFRW President Lyn Bliss, Sharon Montgomery, Greater Dayton Republican Women’s Club President and OFRW Membership Chair Robin Dodge, Fran DeWine, OFRW Chaplain Barbara Fee, Dori Howdieshell, Darke County Republican Women’s Club President and Awards Chair Sally Zeiter (front), Carol Ginn (back) Donna Harter and Anna May James.

~ Tammy Puff Photo

Young Republican Women of Cincinnati
Host Congressman Brad Wenstrup

OFRW Passes
Resolution of Support
Endorsing the Following
Women Republican Candidates

2014 Slate of Women Candidates for Endorsement by Ohio Federation of Republican Women

WHEREAS, The Campaign Committee of Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) would like to recommendation the following slate of women candidates for consideration of endorsement by Ohio Federate of Republican Women.
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor
Supreme Court Justices Judi French Sharon Kennedy Ohio Senate 7th District (Warren and parts of Butler and Hamilton) Shannon Jones
13th District (Huron and Lorain) Gayle Manning Ohio House of Representatives
6th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Marlene Anielski
13th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Maria Anderson
14th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Anna Melendez
15th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Patty Telischak
16th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Nan Baker
19th District (Part of Franklin) Anne Gonzales
23rd District (Part of Franklin) Cheryl Grossman
24th District (Part of Franklin) Stephanie Kunze
31st District (Part of Hamilton) Mary Yeager
35th District (Part of Summit) Linda Robinson
37th District (Part of Summit) Kristina Roegner
38th District (Part of Summit and Stark) Marilyn Slaby 47th District (Parts of Lucas and Fulton) Barbara Sears 50th District (Part of Stark) Christina Hagan
52nd District (Part of Butler) Margaret Conditt
68th District (Knox and Part of Delaware) Margaret Ann Ruhl
76th District (Part of Geauga and Portage) Sarah LaTourette
86th District (Union and part of Marion) Dorothy Pelanda 94th District (Meigs and part of Vinton, Athens and Washington) Yolan Dennis 
99th District (Part of Ashtabula and Geauga) Nancy McArthur

WHEREAS, OFRW will send a letter to each candidate informing them of OFRW’s endorsement. Additionally, OFRW will list candidates as “endorsed” on the homepage of, announce endorsements on each candidate on the OFRW social media pages and send a press release to the major newspapers.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Ohio Federation of Republican Women hereby endorses the 2014 Slate of Women Candidates, and will provide to its best ability support, encouragement, and advocacy to each endorsed candidate for the duration of the 2014 General Election.

ADOPTED this the 13th day of September, 2014

Lyn Bliss, President (signature on file)
Ohio Federation of Republican Women
OFRW Board Members attend
National Federation of Republican Women's
Fall Board Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Left to right: OFRW President Lyn Bliss, OFRW Program Chair Eva Wray, NFRW and OFRW Women's Health Issues Chair April Cohagen-Gibson, OFRW Central Committee Liason Mary Anne Christie, OFRW Central District Vice-president Jeanne Bolton, OFRW Women in Business Chair Sue Smail.
Allen County Federated Republican Women
 Fran DeWine

Canfield Republican Women's Club
Honors Legacy Buiders

Left to right: Norma Anderson, Gail Gunger, OFRW President Lyn Bliss, Phyllis Conroy, Nancy Cochert, Mary Ann Bryan, Shirley Pitzer  - Canfield members represented a total of  219 years of OFRW Membership! What a legacy they have built! CRWC President Suellen Blasdell is at the podium - far right.

To see more photos of event, click HERE
~ Robin Dodge Photo
Crawford County Republican Women's Club
Hears about
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Campaign
from OFRW Board Member Tammy Puff

~ Robin Dodge Photo
Knox County Women's Republican Club
hosts Judicial Candidates

(Above) KCWRC Nancy Vail prepares to introduce judicial candidates to the luncheon group (below).

Madison County Republican Women's Club
Holds Annual

About 300 were in attendance and had a GREAT time! Speakers and guests included Representative Steve Stivers, Justice Judith French, Attorney General Mike DeWine, Auditor Dave Yost, Secretary of State Jon Husted, the Madison County elected officials and the Flag Lady (from Columbus).
For more photos, click HERE
Ottawa County Republican Women's Club
holds Fall Banquet
Elects Jill Stinebaugh as 2015 President
Western Reserve Women's Republican Club-
Southwest Unit honors Legacy Builder

Left to right, WRWRC-SW Secretary Treasurer Carol Kappeler, Legacy Builder honoree Mary Jane White (an OFRW member since 1983), OFRW President Lyn Bliss, WRWRC-SW President Jean Fadil.

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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