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Welcome to OFRW's newest Federated Clubs:

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 Republican Women of Greater Cleveland

The OFRW officially welcomes you and
congratulates you on becoming Federated!
A message from

Kate Burch

Political Education
and Legislative Chair

The 2016 Convention

How Does the Delegation Process Work?

Excitement is building about the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland, less than one year from now!

Many people have questions about just how delegates are selected to attend and cast their votes to select the Republican Presidential nominee.  I offer some information, specifically pertaining to Ohio, that I hope will make it more clear.  The rules vary some among the different states and jurisdictions (such as U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia.)  Those interested in looking deeper may wish to click HERE to access the “Green Paper” which gives information about the RNC rules as they apply to the entire country.

Ohio’s Presidential Primary election will be held on March 15, 2016.  The RNC rules state, “All delegates shall be elected or selected not later than 45 days (Friday, June 3, 2016) before the national convention.

The number of delegates allocated to each state and jurisdiction is determined by a formula that takes into account several factors:

1.     Republican base delegates are determined by the number of U.S. Senators and U.S. House Members elected by each state.  This amounts to five for each Senate seat, or ten for each state; and 3 District delegates for each U.S. Representative, regardless of party.  This adds up to 58 base delegates for Ohio.

2.   Delegates are allocated for Party Leaders: the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the Chairman of the State Republican Party. This brings the total to 61 delegates for Ohio.

3.      Bonus delegates are awarded based on the number of party members elected as Presidential Electors in 2012, Governors (2012-2015), House Members (2012-2015), Senators (2010-2015), and state legislatures (2012-2015.)  For Ohio, there will be 0 delegates in the first category since Obama won Ohio; 1 delegate awarded since we have a Republican Governor; 1 for our Republican Senator; 1 because 50% or more of Ohio’s U.S. House Members are Republican; 1 because one body of the Ohio General Assembly is majority Republican; and 1 because both bodies in the General Assembly are majority Republican.  This brings the grand total of delegates allocated to Ohio to 66.

4.     There will also be 63 alternate delegates, who will serve in the event that a designated delegate cannot. 

Ohio is a “winner take all” state, meaning that whoever wins the Ohio Presidential primary election, even if only by one vote, is awarded all delegates.  In Ohio, there must be equal numbers of male and female delegates.

Delegates are bound by the RNC rules to vote for the winner of their state’s primary at the nominating convention.  There was a dust-up, you may recall, at the 2012 convention, when some delegates pledged to Mitt Romney expressed support for Ron Paul.  A delegate, by the 2016 rules, can be removed for demonstrating support for a candidate other than one to which he or she is bound. 

If you are interested in becoming a delegate for your preferred candidate for President, the time to start becoming involved is now.  Contact the Ohio Republican Party, and you will be given contact information for the campaign organization.  Call your campaign’s office, and sign on as an activist and supporter.  You should certainly communicate your interest in being selected as a delegate, and your chances will depend on your personal characteristics, your ability to exert influence, and your demonstrated willingness to work for your candidate.  The campaign committee will be looking at you and gauging your commitment; your steadiness under pressure and whether you might be susceptible to threat or bribe; your judgment and ability to hold back from making rash statements; whether you have potentially embarrassing “baggage” in your history; the breadth and quality of your contacts and supporters who can help to gain support for your candidate; and, overall, whether they like you.



For information regarding the Ballot Issues on Ohio's General Election Ballot, and specific ballot language - Click HERE
Want speakers regarding the issues?
Here's who to contact:

Abe Jacob is the best resource for Issue 1
Terry Donelon is the best resource for Issues 2 and 3

Other resources for the ballot issues are:

  • Click HERE for Issue 3 Factbook
  • Click HERE for Issue 3 Flyer
  • Click HERE for Issue 3 Official Argument
  • Click HERE for Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies Volunteer Form
  • Click HERE for Argument for Yes vote on Issue 2
  • Click HERE for Sample Resolution form for your organization to use regarding Issues 2 & 3 
  • Click HERE to request a speaker on the issues (request form)

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.

Click HERE to view second quarter issue of Victory's Voice - the OFRW Newsletter - be watching for a new issue coming out at the beginning of October.

Click HERE to download a printable copy of the NFRW's July Roundtable Newsletter.

Click HERE to view the latest Capital Connection

Great Ideas for Meetings and Communications
Delaware County  Republican Women's Club
Holding Fund Raiser
Each time you dine at the Delaware Buffalo Wild Wings, bring the ticket and 10% of your sales will be donated directly to our scholarship fund. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our Club to raise money for scholarship.

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf of the above flyer

Next...our BIG news is we have a wonderful opportunity to raise money for our scholarship fund through Buffalo Wild Wings! You may remember that I had scheduled a Debate Watch Party that was a complete bust. Well...I am happy to report that it may have been a blessing in disguise! We currently have a fundraiser that will go through December 31. Customers who eat at the Delaware Buffalo Wild Wings can have 10% of the sale of their meal donated directly to our scholarship fund. How cool is that?? Simply print out the attached document entitled HTA-Carriers-Team, OR show it on your smart phone, OR simply tell them that you want to contribute to 'Team J' and you will be automatically donating to our scholarship fund!
Canfield Republican Women's Club
To Hold 50th Anniversary Celebration

   Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above flyer.
 Delaware County Republican Women
invites you to its Fall Meeting

Click HERE for a printable copy of the above flyer.
Republican Council of Oakwood
Sends monthly newsletter via email and
also paper copy to those without email

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above newsletter
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 2015's second edition of the OFRW Newsletter, please do so! Click HERE to submit information. THANKS!

Club 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.

Bright Ideas
 from NFRW Membership Chair
 Elaine Miller
 Click HERE to download Elaine's report
contact OFRW Membership Chair Robin Dodge
for some bright ideas of  her own regarding membership building right here in Ohio ─
Click HERE to email Robin
Mark Your Calendars Make Sure You Don't Miss:

December 13
- Wreaths Across America Trip to Arlington National Cemetery to help with Laying of  Wreaths on graves (details to follow)

Want to attend the 2016 Republican Convention?
For a special offer from the
Ohio Republican Party
Click HERE
Want to Volunteer to work at the

To let the Convention Organizers know that you would be interested in volunteering click HERE
 (and scroll down - right side)
Don't Miss this great FREE event:

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above flyer
Licking County Women's Republican Club
Hosts Ambassador John R. Bolton


Ambassador Bolton (L) chats with Congressman Pat Tiberi prior to the Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Iran Nuclear Agreement. For more pictures of Bolton's visit to Ohio, Click HERE - and scroll down.
Miami County Women's Republican Club
Enjoys Lincoln Statue in Troy
(do take a second look -- that's our OFRW Parliamentarian Rita Hollenbacher and her husband standing at the foot of the statue)

Sculptures on the Square
On May 3, downtown Troy will once again showcase a sculpture from world renowned artist J. Seward Johnson, Jr. The 2015 display will deviate from past exhibits in that it will offer one significant sculpture, rather than multiple smaller sculptures, and feature a 25-foot bronze sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and a modern-day man. This sculpture is of monumental scale and Troy will be the first city in the world to receive the sculpture for public viewing! The exhibition will remain on display through October.

Sculptures on the Square is made possible by a grant from The Troy Foundation and is presented by Troy Main Street in partnership with the City of Troy.
Pickaway County Women's Republican Club
Helps with Candidate's Fund Raiser & host debate watch party

Pickaway County Women's Republican Club helping at fundraiser for County Commissioner Champ Henson's re-election (l to r): Chris Spring, Mary Beth Poe, Jane Lynch, Karen Betzko, Laura Schweitzer, Michelle Blanton, Sandy Darby, Commissioner Champ Henson, Jane Miller, and County Commissioner Brian Stewart.

PCWRC hosted a fun debate night at Gibby's Restaurant in Circleville.
Ottawa County Republican Women's Club
helps pack lunches for The United Way summer lunch program

The Here2Help (H2H) group of the Ottawa County Republican Woman's Club helped pack lunches for the United Way summer lunch program. Five of us were involved in making sandwiches, snipping grapes, bagging celery and packing bags. Showing the community that Republican Women care! And we have fun doing it!!
Members shown: Joan Will, Laura Mercer, Renee Claycomb. Click HERE (and scroll down) to see more photos from this project.
Delaware County  Republican Women's Club
raises money for scholarships

Working the Farmers Market recently were DCRWC volunteers (L to R): Jean Lent, Rhonda Ball, and Vikki Jordan. They were raffling a $20 Panera gift card or a free nail salon service - proceeds go directly to the DCRWC scholarship fund

Don't mess with DCRWC members - they hosted Julie Loeffler at their August meeting. The whole group participated in self-defense pointers given by Julie. Janet Brenneman learned to really "pack a punch".
Morrow County Women's Republican Club
help prepare for the Morrow County Fair

Fair time is always busy for Republican Women (L to R): Pat Davies, John Hinton, Dixie Shinaberry, Dan Osborne, Tom Whiston, and Jim Carroll.

MCWRC President Penny Porter calls the August monthly meeting to order. OFRW officers in attendance were Central District Vice-president Mary Lou Saliaris, Membership Chair Robin Dodge and President Lyn Bliss.

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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!
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 
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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