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Hello to all you great
The 2014 year is off to a superb start.....all of our clubs have
received their leadership manuals and are well on their way to having
successful years. Please remember if you have any questions
about what your club should be doing to fulfill yearly goals, a good
place to find an answer is in your Leadership Manual - just take a look
at the awards form. If you structure your club's year to encompass each
item listed, you can be assured that your club is on its way to
having a very successful year. Additionally, there are a
speakers listed HERE
on our website.
Our District Vice-presidents have been busy working in their districts
and we have several new Area Representatives who will be working with
the VP's to furnish better communication within our organization.
Please welcome: Eva Wray, Penny Porter, Jackie Smith, Vickie
Hartley, Barb Rosier-Tryon and Debborah Wallace as new Area
Representatives. If you are interested in working in this capacity -
please contact your District Vice-president.
Some of the OFRW Board members were in
the Washington, D.C. area for the NFRW Spring Board meeting
the weekend before our OFRW Conference - they came away with a great
deal of new information regarding the plans of the NFRW for the
upcoming two years.
Speaking of the NFRW - Ohio has been honored to have two more of our
OFRW Board Members named to the NFRW Board. Sue Smail and Donise Pick
have been named to the NFRW's Women in Business Committee.
NFRW also honored Ohio's Warren County Republican Women's Club in its
"Club Spotlight" feature. Click HERE to read all about it. Great
honor, ladies ─ for a job very well done!!
OFRW's Technology/Social Media Chair Raya Mafazy was honored by being
asked to give her views on the Millenial Generation. Click HERE to read the article. They
could not have asked a better representative of her age group!
Marion County ladies had a spring gathering hosting Central District
Vice-president Jeanne Bolton - they are full of energy and ready to
help get Republicans elected.
Please click HERE
to access the calendar for upcoming OFRW and NFRW events - just to make sure
you have the important days free and don't miss out on the
wonderful things that have been planned!
If you have not been checking in on the Political Education/Legislative
Webpage -- you are missing some outstanding
material. Our Political Education/Legislative Chair Kate Burch keeps
that page updated with very important political viewpoints and
information on current legislative topics. Click HERE
just to see all the wonderful
information Kate provides! Additionally, Kate and Tammy are hard at
work on the upcoming first ever OFRW Judicial Day. This is a visit to
the Ohio Supreme Court. Click HERE for details.
The OFRW is selling polo shirts. Please click HERE
for all of the information and pictures of the shirts.
If you have never taken time to read the Republican Platform - you
might take just a bit of time to glance through it.
You might be
quite surprised about some of the information contained therein. Click HERE
to take a look at it!
One short tip for Presidents -- when you open your meetings, it is
always, "God before Country" - i.e., you pray before you pledge. In the
coming months, I will
try to offer some additional short tips.
The Primary election will be over in May and we will then all have a
true focus for our efforts as Republican Women -- getting those
representatives of our Party elected and rewarding them for
winning their hard fought primaries to
claim the status of Republican Candidate. We've got
lots of work to do before November!!
And, another suggestion - May 1 is the National Day of Prayer - maybe
your club could plan a special observance?
God Bless You and God Bless the U. S.
Lyn Bliss, President
followoing members of the OFRW
named to Board Positions with the
Federation of Republican Women
Two new appointees to
to Women in Business Committee
to Women in Business
joining these previous appointees:
as Chair of Women's Health
as Co-chair of Agriculture
to Caring for America Committee
to Fund Raising Committee
to Technology Committee
to Women's Health Issues
to Agriculture Committee
|2014 OFRW Spring
Board of Directors'
Worthington Hills Country Club
April 4 - 5
Story of Conference Speakers
Story of Conference Attendees
Story of Conference Club Awards
Story of Conference Auction/Vendors and Registration
|Darke County Republican Women
with Ohio Auditor of State
Some DCRWC members enjoyed an evening with Dave Yost at the Darke
County Lincoln Day Dinner.
|Marion County is gathering power!
tribute to the Marion County Ladies from
Central District Vice-president Jeanne Bolton:
for having me, your group is so welcoming. I love Marion and want to
bring my family to see the Harding Memorial and House. What I saw at
your club is a great example of what a representative would share with
others in the region as an exchange of information: (Ladies running for
committee positions, Pastor Snyder and the lady that goes into the
schools to present the Constitution, Partnering with the schools to
film as well as the presentation, Harding Days. Pop Corn Festival,
Buying tables and Chairs for HQ) these are ideas that can be shared
among District Vice-presidents.) You have a mighty group and these are
just the amazing acts I saw during my visit. Not to mention you have
Margie Saull going through the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership
Institute. I am CC-ing this to our President as I want her to
know that Marion is not only alive and well, but thriving under your
leadership. Looking forward to seeing you at conference."
Margie Saull, Mary Shafer,Susan Matthews(rear), Jackie
Smith(red sweater), and Karen Douglas.
|Warren County Republican Women's
featured by NFRW in
Click HERE to view feature
Inrterviewed by WCPO Cincinnati
Millennial Mind Pt. II
Cincinnati GOP political activist, 28,
isn't waiting for an invitation to act
does the Republican Party stand for, believe in, and fight for???
Have you ever read the Republican Party Platform ??
to download a printable .pdf
An OFRW polo
shirt is now available in Red or White, long or short sleeves in sizes
small through 4XL. The shirts, manufactured by Jerzees, are a blend of
fifty percent polyester and fifty percent cotton. It does not require
ironing if removed immediately from a warm dryer. The design is
embroidered on the shirts (please include an additional $3 for each
long sleeve shirt ordered):
- Prices for short sleeve shirts are:
sizes Small - XL - $25.00
- sizes 2XL and 3XL - $28.00
- size 4X - $29.00
If you wish to order a polo shirt(s), please mail your check with the
number of shirt(s), color, size and sleeve length to:
check payable to: OFRW and write "Polo Shirt Project" on the memo
sure to specify the COLOR, SIZE and SHORT or LONG SLEEVES as well as
the quantity you are ordering.
you may order on line
pay using Paypal
will receive an email confirmation from Risė that your order has
will get your shirts to you as soon as possible. Shirt deliveries will
be made at board meetings and conferences whenever possible ─ if this
can be done in a timely manner.
you have any questions, please contact Risė Roach via email by clicking
phone her at: 740-705-1384.
|OFRW Unanimously Elects
2014 & 2015 Officers
|OFRW incoming officers elect: (l to r):
First Vice-president Linda Burke (Warren County Republican Women's
Club), President Lyn Bliss (Darke County Republican Women's Club),
South District Vice-president Wanda Curtis (Morgan County Republican
Women's Club), Northeast District Vice-president Kathi Creed (Warren
Republican Women's Club), East District Vice-president Risė Roach
(Muskingum County Women's Republican Club), Northwest District
Vice-president Wendy Jackson (Sandusky County Republican Women's Club),
Treasurer Mary Beth Kemmer (Miami County Women's Republican Club),
Secretary Lauri Hart (Hamilton County Republican Women's Club), and
Central District Vice-president Jeanne Bolton (Licking County Women's
Republican Club). Absent from picture: Southwest District
Vice-president Missy Mae Walters (Ohio Republican Women On-line). The
officers were sworn in on October 19 by Ohio Supreme Court Justice
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