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Club Awards Submittals are due before January 31, 2015. Awards form may be found by clicking HERE Clubs - Please make sure to submit the list of your 2015 officers and all of the contact information for each (even if they are the same as last year). Forms are in your Club's Leadership Manual or may be found by clicking HERE.
Welcome to the newly elected OFRW Officers
First Vice-president Jeanne Bolton
East District Vice-president LeeAnn Johnson
Northwest District Vice-president Barbara Taylor
The OFRW has new officers and we are sure you will enjoy meeting them. Jeanne Bolton - our previous Central District Vice-president has been elected to serve out this term as First Vice-president. LeeAnn Johnson has been elected to serve out this term as East District Vice-president and Barbara Taylor has been elected to serve out this term as Northwest District Vice-president. These ladies are going to be wonderful resources and bring added skill sets to our OFRW Leadership Team. In addition to their superb individual leadership skills and political backgrounds, LeeAnn is Congressman Bill Johnson's wife and Barbara Taylor is Deputy District Director for Congressman Jim Jordan. Jeanne Bolton has been on Governor Kasich's campaign teams since his first run for elected office. We hope you will join us in extending a warm welcome to these ladies as they take on their new duties for the OFRW. And, give them a personal welcome the first time you see them.
A message from
Jeanne Bolton
First Vice-president


Two hundred and twenty three years ago 55 men arrived in Philadelphia, to frame a Constitution; in order to form a more perfect Union, establish  justice , insure domestic  tranquility, provide for common defense, promote  the general welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. Each man arrived with unresolved personal agendas that would not allow ratification and adoption of the document until a year later. However, within that year a spirit of community was formed with the determination that what was happening in Philadelphia was greater than any individual’s agenda. 

The spirit of community was replicated with the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, allowing women to exercise their right to vote.  The struggle for a place at the political table caught the spirit of a Steubenville, Ohio teacher, named Lizzie Clark; who would by a sense of need for common unity form the Ohio Federation of Republican Women in 1929.  Today, we are the legacies of Lizzie. The guiding principle of encouraging women to be active ambassador’s for change; by supporting the Republican Party and recruiting and promoting qualified Republican women for political office. Lizzie knew the force behind her agenda was to rally cooperation among Federated Women’s clubs: Keeping them strong and effective through political education and legislative information.

As we cross the threshold of 2015, it is for us to be visionary, by capturing the spirit of our founding fathers, and Lizzie Clark. If this great nation is to sustain the inheritance given to us, it is our mission to commit to the preservation of our freedoms. Like those before us we must place our agendas aside and work in unity, to build strong clubs, that reach out to our neighbors in our home communities.

Together, as ambassadors of the Republican Party we can bring back the spirit of our forefathers. Read on in this website to find ways clubs are catching the spirit and sharing in their communities.

With You in Spirit,



Jeanne Bolton
First Vice-presiden
OFRW Board Members attend
Speaker John Boehner's Christmas Party


Left to right:  OFRW President Lyn Bliss, Speaker John Boehner, OFRW Chaplain Barbara Fee. Present, but not shown: OFRW Campaign Chair Terri Studer.

~ Rev. Hershel Fee Photo
April Cohagen-Gibson (right)
OFRW Women's Health Issues Chair
honored for her campaign dedication
during Ohio GOP Election Night Festivities

Jeanne Bolton sworn in as
OFRW First Vice-president


OFRW President Lyn Bliss congratulates newly sworn-in OFRW First Vice-president Jeanne Bolton.
 
~ April Cohagen-Gibson Photo

Please visit the Political Education/Legislation
webpage -- under "Committees"
Click HERE
for some outstanding articles, commentary and opinions!
Newsletter
The NEW Fourth Quarter "Victory's Voicenewsletter 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)
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OFRW  Club Presidents
OFRW Political
OFRW Central
OFRW East
OFRW Northeast
OFRW Northwest
OFRW South
OFRW Southwest

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!
NFRW Capitol Connections ─ Click HERE

NFRW December Newsletter ─ Click HERE

NFRW Resolutions passed at the
2014 Fall Board of Directors Meeting

Click HERE
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.
Club Officer's Forms are due
January 15


    Each club should submit the form with their 2015 Officers listed (along with all of the contact information for each officer) to the OFRW before January 15.

     The form may be found in your President's Leadership Manual - which should have been handed to all new incoming Club Presidents.

    The form may also be downloaded by clicking HERE

    This is also a good time to include your onetime NFRW annual  $15 service fee (be conservative and save the cost of a stamp).
Cardinal Victorian Christmas Tea
 
Beavercreek Republican Women's Club
Holds Meeting


President Karen Kasparek calls the meeting to order. Guest speaker was OFRW President Lyn Bliss

 
Secretary Joyce Green (left) and Vice-president Debborah Wallace at head table during meeting.
Canfield Republican Women's Club
Installs 2015 Officers


Left to Right: Past-president Suellen Blasdell, President Holly Baker, Vice-president Monica Robb, and  Treasurer Suzanne Trigg.
Darke County Republican Women's Club
Installs 2015 Officers

Left to Right, newly installed officers Treasurer Dori Howdieshell, Secretary Betty Hill, President JoEllen Melling, Corresponding Secretary Lila Pinney, 2nd Vice-president Pepper Wright. Not shown, First Vice-president Marilyn Hittle.
Delaware County Republican Women's Club
Installs New Officers

From left to right: President Karin Eldredge, Vice-president  Rhonda Ball, Secretary Mary Lou Saliaris, Treasurer Traci Shalosky, and Chaplain Janet Brenneman
Ginny Riechman treats
Greater Dayton Republican Women's Club
to inside recount of trip

Ginny Riechman talks about her trip to attend the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner and other  points of interests in and around Baltimore Harbor. To see more photos from the event, click HERE
Miami County Women's Republican Club
Welcomes New Officers


Left to right: Judge Kay Wagner shown with President Mary Beth Kemmer, Vice-president Ann Baird and Secretary General JoAnn Disbrow
Republican Council of Oakwod
Holds Luncheon at Dayton's Kroc Center


To see more photos from the event, click HERE

~ Jane Rininger Photo
Ottawa County Republican Women's Club hosts Christmas Celebration

To see more photos from the event, click HERE
Xenia Republican Women's Club
Hosts Attorney General Mike and Fran DeWine

at its Christmas Party
 

To see more photos from the event, 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/orTo see more photos from the event, click HERE 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 welcome them, introduce them and then do we have a plan in place to contact that guest after the meeting?
  • Does my club have specific projects that we accomplish?
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: lynbliss@ohfrw.com ─ call/text: (937) 423-2299. Thank you!



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