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The OFRW is very fortunate to have Gloria Brubaker as Executive Secretary ─ she brings with her considerable professional,  management, organizational, business, computer and people skills!

Gloria was asked to write a short bio to introduce herself - these are the highlights she would like to share with all of us about her background:

My professional background prior to retiring included Senior Development/Project Manager for more than 25 years in IT and financial sectors of NCR Financial Systems Group and nine years with Lighthouse Technologies Inc. (Lighthouse).  Work at Lighthouse included Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) for the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

I registered as a Democrat at the age of 17 (John F Kennedy had just been assassinated) and never changed parties until this year. The Democrat Party has changed tremendously in the 52 years since I chose a party, but until I saw what Obama was doing I did not see the point of changing parties even though I was voting more and more for the Republican Party vs the Democrat Party.  Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty and Bernie Sander's Socialism was the final straw.  Last year Liberty Township, Delaware County had no primary and I couldn’t switch, but did switch this spring to reflect how I vote and feel about politics moving forward.

My three children and their families are residents of Delaware County, I moved three and a half years ago from Darke County to be closer to my seven grandchildren and watch their school and sports activities. I am a member of the Wonmen's Club of Powell and the Delaware Republican Women’s Club.

My Education Includes:
  • ESI/George Washington University, Washington, DC – Masters Certificate in Project Management
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio – BS in Business, System Analysis
  • Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio – AS in Computer Science
  • Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, CMM/CMMI training
Please welcome Gloria to the OFRW - extend a personal welcome the next time you call the OFRW Office!
A message from
Jeanne Bolton
First Vice-president

OFRW First Vice President’s Report and Update
According to Article 8 Section 2 of the OFRW Bylaws it is the duties of the First Vice President to preside in the absence of the President and perform the duties as assigned by the President. The following, are the duties performed and assigned by the President in the first quarter of 2016.

Daily Reports:  The President passes along daily reports regarding items that may need acted upon should it be necessary for the VP to fill in. Together, the VP and President communicate weekly on the day to day operation and issues where joint decision making is involved. This Spring the calendar has been busy with delegated follow-ups.

District Vice President: In the effort to improve communications between clubs and the Board of OFRW, a check list and progress report was created to serve as two way communication tool. The District Vice Presidents, were requested to contact all clubs and inform them of events and gather information to assist clubs in resource management. Utilizing the District VP, through listed duties, the OFRW Board is kept informed of new club officers and materials they may seek for the success of their club. It also allows OFRW to be aware of areas of concern and geographical growth. In the Spring of 2016 it was established that we would lose a club and the possibility of gaining three new clubs. At this writing the paperwork is in progress for the new affiliates, and will be announced when documentation is approved by the OFRW. 

Program Committee: The VP has historically had a role in the Conference Planning. As a liaison to this committee I represent the President on oversight of budget, facilities use and formatting a program schedule. It is a privilege to work with Chair Eva Wray and committee members Cindy Bias and Margie Williams,. They have taken great thought in providing a variety of conference activities, identifying speakers, and increasing clubs participation.

Resolutions and Grievances: This Spring no grievances have come before the Board. There are several salutary resolutions that were prepared by the President in honor of achievements and recognitions of clubs and members.  

Tip of the Month for Club Presidents


Meetings are not adjourned until the president declares them to be so.

The handling of adjournment may be done in several ways, the most common are:

  • a member states, "Madam President, I move to adjourn" a second is heard, vote taken. No matter how loud the ayes are, until the president declares the meeting is adjourned it is not.
  • the president may ask, "Is there any further business?" Then, waiting a bit say, "Hearing no objections, I will adjourn this meeting." After waiting a bit for objections, then state, "I declare this meeting adjourned". 

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 the second quarter issue of Victory's Voice -
the OFRW Newsletter.
Click HERE to view the latest Capital Connection

Click HERE to view the latest Leadership Newsletter

Click HERE to view the latest Senate Spotlight (featuring Rob Portman)

Click HERE to view the latest issue of the Roundtable
Click HERE to download a .pdf of the latest issue of the Roundtable

Click HERE to view the June Membership Newsletter - featuring the OFRW (scroll down)

Click HERE to view the flipbook of what the NFRW has accomplished during the past two years.

Click HERE to view the position established by the NFRW regarding the 2016 Republican Candidate (action taken at the 2016 Spring Board Meeting)

Click HERE to downlad a high definition version of the NFRW membership video. Click HERE to view the video.
Great Ideas for
Meetings, Projects and Communications

Please click HERE for some great information for leading your club -
provided by the National Federation of Republican Women
If your club does not have a Facebook page or group, it would be a great idea to find someone in your club to start and maintain one for your club. If your club does have a Facebook page and it is not listed in the links under the "On The Web" tab of the menu bar, please email your Facebook Group name by clicking HERE.
Some Tips for Planning Club Meetings
  • Cotact Campaign Chair April Cohagen-Gibson to schedule a Voter Registration seminar in January or February
  • The Awards form is a good basis for chosing programs for the year
  • Click the speakers tab on this website for some good program ideas
  • Call the district representative for each of the state level elected officials to be a guest speaker at one of your meetings
  • Get together with a neighboring club for an activity
  • Ask the OFRW to print cards for you to send out inviting new members
  • Browse other clubs' Facebook pages, webpages and websites for ideas on what each is doing
  • Club Presidents - be sure to try to have a conversation with your District Vice-president at least once every quarter. They are a good link for you to access a multitude of resources.
  • Work with Membership Chair Janet Kushlan on ideas for increasing your club's membership.
Multi-county Event Hosted

Richland County Republican Women's Club
Loren Spivek Featured Speaker

(Available for other clubs)

The RCRWC hosted a great turnout of ldies from neighboring clubs at a multi-county event featuring well known author Loren Spivek.  Mr. Spivek is available to speak to clubs, click HERE to contact RCRWC President Cindy Bias to find our more information, or as Mr. Spivek says, "As the only 'Loren Spivack" on earth I'm very easy to Google."

Campaign Chair April Cohagen-Gibson
Presentation on Voter Registration

at the 2016 OFRW Spring Conference

Click HERE to download a .pdf of the  Program
Click HERE to download the Power Point file of the Program

Click HERE to contact April about the Voter Registration Program -
or any other campaign questions or strategies.

Here's a GREAT Community Service
project for your club!

Plan an outing with
Hope Taft at the Governor's Mansion
Help maintain the Gardens

From Ohio's former First Lady Hope Taft:

"I realize that I have been remiss in not including the OFRW in the happenings at the Governors Residence.

I have attached several things:
  • A form encouraging people to contact us if they want to volunteer in the Heritage Garden as a Governors Gardeners or  as a docent or guide  (I go up every other Wednesday from May through October to work with the garden volunteers.) Click HERE
  • A general form for membership in the Friends. Click HERE
  • Information on the summer trip we have planned to go to Lakeside August 16-19 to hear lectures and see special natural areas in NW Ohio.  It's going to be a fun and relaxing time. Click HERE
  • A schedule for the summer. Click HERE
The Friends completely fund the Heritage Garden and those things within the Residence that the state does not repair -- and it is in dire need of financial resources, so I appreciate your spreading the word,linking to the Friends website and doing what you can to help.

Thanks so much, 

Hope Taft, chair
Heritage Garden Committee"

OFRW Agriculture Committee
Issues Report
Some good ideas to discuss at meetings
where Agriculture is a part of the community

Click HERE to visit the Agriculture Committee Webpage
Click HERE to download a printable .pdf of the Report

If you would like information from the Ag Committee
Please click HERE to contact Chair Rachel Vonderhaar

Opinion Articles on Current Topics
by the
Political Education and Legislative Committee

 Chair Kate Burch has many offerings on current topics.
These opinion pieces may be found on that Committee's Webpage.
Click HERE

These would offer great topics for discussion that clubs
might enjoy pursuing in group roundtables.

For further information from the
 Political Education/Legislative Committee
Please click HERE to contact Chair Kate Burch
OFRW Literacy and MELP*
testing new "Reading is Freedom" pilot  program
in cooperation with Local Library
Something for your club to consider
We just had another Literacy–RIF (Reading is Freedom) meeting yesterday morning with our committee. We have a notable client who is a 67 year old gentleman and he has begun his reading tutoring.  His wife will be coming along with him, too, so that she can help him practice at home.  

We are going into phase II where we will be advertising at social services centers and community centers where we feel we will have greater identification of those needing reading assistance.

We’re very excited and are considering a target date for going out and meeting with other Republican Women's clubs – but, we need a little more history before that happens.

We are thinking to do a ‘giving tree’ at our Holiday Auction – where we will have names of books which we have determined are ..’educational, edifying, enlightening and for everyone’ and of course truthful history and a conservative, individual freedom, pro constitution, aka Republican leaning! These can be purchased by members and then donated to the ‘adult learner’ reading section at the Newark Library. We will be buying some bookplates, too, from the NFRW.  Hopefully that will go well.  

This should be an effective way to ‘update’ the literacy program and make it more effective – in many ways.

For more information, contact Literacy Chair Elaine Kent by clicking HERE.

~ submitted by Literacy Chair Elaine Kent
* MELP = Mamie Eisenhower Library Project, sponsored by the NFRW
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. As your club collects dues for 2016—please also remember that your club treasurer is to submit $5 for OFRW and $10 for NFRW membership for each person in your club. The ONLY people to whom this does not apply are men — and women who pay their primary membership dues through another Federated Club.
Polls Open November 8:Countdown

Congratulations to:
Young Republican Women of Columbus

Young Republican Women of Dayton
 each issued Charter from
National Federation of Republican Women


Click HERE for the news release from NFRW regarding chartering of Young Republican Women of Dayton

Click HERE for the news release from the NFRW regarding chartering of Young Republican Women of Columbus.

Photo: Young Republican Women of Columbus ar a recent meeting. The club was just issued its charter from the NFRW on June 13. More news to follow.
 Bolton Republican Women's Club

 6 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

Held at: Debonne' Winery
 7840 Dotty Road
 Madison, Ohio

(Details will follow)
Click HERE to view promotional flyer
Washington County Women's Republican Club
President Sharon Adams
sworn in by
Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6)

Pickaway County Women's Republican Club
Joins Parade


Pickaway County Women's Republican Club in the Williamsport's Deercreek Dam Days parade. Pictured L-R Front Row. MaryBeth Poe , Betty Caudill, Karen Betzko. Top Row: Martha Liming, Chris Spring, Sandy Darby.
Darke County Republican Women's Club
Hears County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Whittaker
Speak Regarding
Active Shooter Event

With recent events in the USA - this is a good idea for a meeting speaker./topic
Geauga County Women's Republican Club
Member Provided Program


Instead of the usual speaker, GCWRC asked a few of its members to give a short (5-10 minute) talk on the topic. “Why I am a Republican”.

It worked out very well, in that it really started a conversation among the tables about our members own journies.

It is so critical that each of us are able to give a thoughtful, informed response when someone says , “I don’t understand why you are a Republican."  We need to define who we are, not our opponents.

Click HERE to contact GCWRC President Michelle Lane to find out more details.
Delaware County Republican Women's Club
Awards Scolarships

Each year the DCRWC raises funds to support local students going to college. This year a total of three scholarships totaling $2,300 were given. A committee has been formed to administer and raise funds for future scholarships. This group will meet and plan the scholarship strategy for 2017.
Club President Karin Eldredge presenting Rutherford B. Hayes High School senior Cory Beam a scholarship during Thursday's awards ceremony. Club President Karin Eldredge presenting Delaware Christian School senior Lexington Wilson a scholarship during Friday's awards ceremony. Club Vice President Melissa Riggins presenting Buckeye Valley High School senior Allyson Lewis a scholarship during Thursday's awards ceremony.v

  DCRWC hosts Congressman Tiberi's family
  Mrs. Denice Tiberi and her children visited the DCRWC's meeting.

DCRWC Partners with Ohio Republican Party
Holds Voter Registration Drive
Westark Republican Women
To Hold Special Events

On Thursday, July 7th, Judge Pat Fischer (Candidate for Ohio Supreme Court) will be the featured speaker.

On Thursday, September 1st, Judge David Gormley (Candidate for Ohio 5th District Court of Appeal) will be the featured speaker 

Both lunch meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. at La Pizzaria, 3656  Dressler Road NW, Canton.

Guests are welcome - both men and women.
OFRW Spring Conference
Der Dutchman - Belleville
NFRW's "Rosie" visits Ohio
Receptions planned by:
Ottawa County RWC, Erie County RWC, RW of Greater Cleveland & Canfield RWC

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 the upcoming edition of the OFRW Newsletter, please do so! Click HERE to submit information. THANKS!

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OFRW  Club Presidents
OFRW Political
OFRW Central
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!
Click HERE to visit the Membership webpage

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 Janet Kushlan 
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: [email protected] ─ call/text: (937) 423-2299. Thank you!

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