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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
OFRW Hosts First
Legacy Luncheon

Ohio Republican Party Vice-chair Kay Reynolds speaks at the Legacy Luncheon. Vice-chair Reynolds presented each honoree with a certificate and pin from the OFRW.

60+ year member recognized
L to R: ORP Vice-chair Kay Reynolds presents certificate and pin to the OFRW member of longest standing Laverne Hutto (Carroll County Republican Women's Club) and OFRW President Lyn Bliss.
~Tammy Puff Photos
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  

A message from
Lyn Bliss

September 2014

Hi to Ohio's great Republican Women -

The OFRW Fall Gathering is over and it was a grand weekend. There were a record number of participants in the various events offered -- Legacy Luncheon, Friday Night Dinner, Board Meeting, Hospitality Suite, Saturday Conference and Ice Cream Social.
   For those of you who attended Friday night's dinner - Joan Grube has shared the following recipe for the soup:
"In case you want to try your hand at making some Sausage & Wild Rice Soup before we can get our hands on the delicious recipe from the Moundbuilder's CC chef, here's a recipe I found that sounds close to what we had.   I'm going to try making it next week and see if it compares.
Wild Rice, Mushroom and Sausage Soup
5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup wild rice (I found Rice Select Brand Royal Blend rice at Kroger's.  It contains white, brown, wild & red rice.  Worked perfect--1cup)
  • 8 ounces ground Chorizo sausage or regular sausage    (I used 16 ounces of Johnsonville ground Chorizo)--I like lots of meat)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 celery rib, finely diced, and 1 carrot, finely diced or use chopped shredded carrot
  • 2 cups white mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a medium saucepan, combine the broth and wild rice, cover partially and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  1. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned.  (At this point, I thought the sausage was too fat, so I transferred the browned meat to a colander and ran hot water over it to wash off the extra grease--then returned it to the skillet.) Add the onion, celery, carrot and mushrooms and cook until the onions are softened, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add the cooked wild rice and it's broth to the sausage and vegetables and simmer, uncovered, until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Add the cream and heat through, stirring frequently. Season to taste with salt and pepper.   Makes 4 servings  (Since I used a whole pound of the Chorizo, I think the soup would serve at least 6)    If you don't like thick soup, add some more cream.

The next big OFRW event will be the Cardinal Fund Event on December 5. If you have not sent your contribution yet, please do so. Click HERE for the forms.

The Cardinal Fund committee is busily getting requests (with handwritten notes) out to everyone asking for support  - and we are getting a great response! The Cardinal Thank You event will be held at the Governor's Residence on December 5 -- a high tea - with some special celebrities pouring the tea and exquisite entertainment. Watch for more information.

This should be the busiest time of the year for all Republican Women as we concentrate all of our efforts on what is our main objective -- getting Republican candidates elected at all levels. Hopefully, we are not being distracted by anything that could draw our focus away from those efforts.

God Bless the United States of America!

  Respectfully yours,

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.
Other News
NFRW Region 8 Newsletter ─ Click HERE

GOP Women's Summit─Click HERE

NFRW September 29 Newsletter─Click HERE
features a report on the NFRW Fall Board Meeting
Available for your Club
to use at Fairs and Festivals
Membership Display Posters

The 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 chair Robin Dodge to arrange for your club to have use of these materials.
(Click on poster to download the .pdf file.)


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?
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
Please visit the Political Education/Legislation
webpage -- under "Committees"
Click HERE
for some outstanding articles, commentary and opinions!
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
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
Miami County Women's Republican Club
Holds Annual
Luncheon and Style Show

Licking County Republican Women
Work at Fair

Thanks to all the Hartford Fair volunteers - Rain or Shine it was great.  We were there all week. It was fun to hang out in front of the booth and meet all the folks walking around the midway. 

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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.
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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