Click HERE to download a printable .pdf
of the following flyer to take with you to your Debate Watch Party::
Please note that the airing time of the Forum has been changed to 5 p.m.
A message from
behalf of the OFRW
Welcome to a new Club ─
County Republican Women
sisters - we have great news! President Carol Lovas of Ashtabula County
Republican Women has submitted all the necessary application materials
for that club to join the OFRW and NFRW. Upon official approval by the
Board they will join the four other new clubs we have added!
Welcome Republican ladies and HUGE thanks to the OFRW Membership
Summer is here and it is
so VERY nice to see things alive and green again, flowers blooming and
What a wonderful Tribute to Women was recently held. The committee,
by Chair Marilyn Clark and Co-chair Pat Ratz, did an outstanding job.
There were 22 honorees (Marilyn was surprised to become an honoree
herself) and 134 reservations - which seems to be a record for recent
events! Well done ladies, it was a superb event. The honorees are
fantastic examples of what it means to be a Republican Lady and give of
your time and talents to your community not only in the political
arena but the civic, religious and family areas, also. Please click HERE
for a photo story of the
event. Thank you ladies for all of your work!
Everyone is talking about the upcoming presidential elections
and the events that lead up to November 2016 when the final
decision is rendered
by the voters. If you are like me, you are finding it hard to keep
track of everyone who has declared to be a candidate, have formed an
exploratory committee, or may be just thinking about running. Click HERE
for a great website that tracks all this. As I am
writing, it looks like there are 31 who have declared themselves
to be candidates. By the time you are reading this, there may be more!
Please click HERE for
information on attending the Cleveland Convention and also how to
volunteer to help at the first debate and the Convention.
Please remember that the OFRW by-laws have very specific rules of
policy to be followed regarding candidates in a primary election:
a contested primary no member of the Board of Directors shall use her
position to endorse a candidate. If found in violation by the Board of
Directors, the member shall be removed from office.
Club, or its President, shall use the name of the Club to endorse any
candidate in any contested primary, from the national to the local
level. If found in violation by the Board of Directors, revocation of
membership may result.
a primary, when one nominee in a contested race is invited to a Club,
all nominees Republican for that office shall be extended invitations.
Every effort shall be made to give all candidates in a contested
primary equal exposure.
OFRW, or Club Officer, shall use her position to support a candidate
running on any opposition ticket.
all non-partisan elections, Federated Republican Women should support
only Republican Candidates.
are encouraged to become active in primaries as individuals.
Federated Republican Women
should work for the selection of qualified Republicans to appointive
local and state offices, boards and commissions.
The main key is that as a member, you do not give up
your rights to
participate in the election process - in fact
you are (#6) encouraged to become active in primaries as
Members may NOT, however, use the name of the OFRW or the local club -
any office held in the OFRW or that local club - when giving exposure
easiest rule of thumb is - we support Republican Candidates -- and in
this instance, until the convention is over, there is no
official candidate of the Republican Party to be supported.
Right now, all of
the candidates are vying to become THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE. So,
may not give more exposure to one particular candidate, than we do for
any of the other 30 (or whatever number there might be by
now). Whenever you support a particular candidate please be sure to do
so in a manner that would never connect it in any way to the OFRW, your
local club, or any office you might hold in either.
Please put the Fall Conference on your calendars -- October 3rd
Worthington Hills Country Club. The Board of Directors will be meeting
at 8:30 a.m. and the Conference will begin at 10 a.m. The two have been
combined as a one day event in an effort to save members the expense of
lodging requiredd to stay
over-night.This is an experiment to see how it works out - so, please
bear with us!
County Fairs are just starting - if your party has a
tent/booth/building please see if your club can have a display and
sign-up sheet for interested ladies to leave their name and contact
information. Another idea is to have a gift certificate - or other
prize - offered as a drawing. At the end of the fair, sort out those
that appear to be women and contact them to see if they would be
interested in coming to a club meeting. If they are, have a
member volunteer to pick them up and bring them or meet them personally
at the door prior to the meeting.
The 38th NFRW Biennial will be held in Phoenix September 10-13. Click HERE
for all the details. It is being held at a wonderful resort
and will be a great time - please attend if you can!
Have a GREAT summer, see you this fall.
Lyn Bliss, President
Click HERE to view second quarter issue
of Victory's Voice - the OFRW Newsletter.
Click HERE to download a printable copy
of the NFRW's July Roundtable
for the latest information from the ORP.
Political Education and LegislativeCommittee
Provides Comment on Many Issues
Resource for Discussion Topics
- and be sure to scroll down -- to see some of the ideas presented.
OFRW gives a “ Hats Off” and salute
to our members and/or clubs serving within the OFRW and their
value their time, talent and contributions in making Ohio a great
state in which to live and prosper. If you, or members of your club,
would like to give a “Hats Off” salute to a member please click HERE
to email the information.
all OFRW Members
take photos at your club events and submit them to theOFRW Webmaster
-- so they may be featured on the homepage. We'd like to see
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! ClickHEREto submit
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.
Board Served You Well in 2014
─ OFRW Board Overview ─
The OFRW Board led the organization very responsibly during 2014. These
are a few of its accomplishments:
the 2014 year $6,000+ under budget.
The 2014 budget called for
using $5,682 from reserves. The Board managed resources very wisely,
resulting in NO funds being used from reserves. Its management was so
good, in fact, that a small amount was ADDED to the
This financial achievement was
possible at the same time the Board insured the corporation at an
unbudgeted expense of $1,200+, and
The Board also provided two new
FREE member service events in 2014 - Judicial Day and Legacy Luncheon.
great deal of the thanks for this positive financial situation should
go to all who helped raise funds for the organization - the Cardinal
Fund chairs broke a number of records!
The OFRW had some of the largest
participation in our statewide board meeting/conferences that has been
experienced in quite a few years.
The Campaign Committee enabled the
OFRW to be a finalist for the prestegious National Reed Award in
Campaigning and Elections for our call in support of re-electing
Justices French and Kennedy.
The Board tied the best membership
held by any term during the past 16 years
The Board has worked hard and is
now well on its way to having meetings that conform to legitimate
parliamentary procedures - guaranteeing all a voice.
Your Board is working for you -- and working well. Congratulations to
all who serve on the OFRW Board of Directors, you are doing a wonderful
from NFRW Membership Chair
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 ─
to email Robin
ABOUT THE DEFENDING THE AMERICAN
9th Annual Defending the American Dream Summit is headed to Columbus,
Ohio on August 21 and 22! The event moves around the country each year
and it’s a chance for thousands of defenders of freedom to come
together to learn, be inspired, and celebrate our liberty. This year’s
conference will be one of the most exciting, educational, motivational
and inspiring events you have ever attended.
The agenda will be
packed with dozens of business and civic luminaries, public officials
and national media personalities, who all have stories to share about
the American dream and insights into how we can work to preserve it.
the 2014 Summit, we’ve made great progress in many states, and even on
some federal policies, when it comes to achieving our
limited-government agenda. But we still have many challenges ahead of
us and many opportunities to advance economic freedom in our
communities—and it can’t happen without you!
Come to Columbus
and connect with other like-minded activists. Discover how to counter
the policies of the left and get the training you need to help reform
America. Be a part of the grassroots movement that continues to spark
new ideas and is creating a path for the future that will bring
wellbeing and prosperity to you, your family and your business.
Please note: Click HERE for a limited time offering
of registration at only $50! Please register using our Ohio specific
Mark Your Calendars ─
Sure You Don't Miss:
August 6 -
First Republican Presidential Debate in Cleveland
Schedule a Debate Watch Party with your club - invite the
October 3 -
OFRW Fall Board Meeting
and Fall Conference
- Wreaths Across America Trip to
Arlington National Cemetery to help with Laying of Wreaths on
graves (details to follow)
Want to attend the 2016
Click HERE for a special offer from the
Ohio Republican Party
WANT TO VOLUNTEER??
To let the Ohio Republican Party know that you would be interested in
volunteering at either the debate or the convention,
please send your name and
contact information to:
Please consider hosting a "Debate
Republican National Committee has adopted a schedule of nine sanctioned
debates as part of the nomination process, beginning in August 6, 2015
in Cleveland. Please
consider your Club's hosting a "Debate Watch Party" - particularly for
the first debate on August 6, to be held in Cleveland.
6, 2015 Fox
News - Cleveland,
Please contact First Vice-president Jeanne Bolton for details.
to email Jeanne or call her at: 740-587-4248
Click HERE to see more activities of the
Licking County Republican Women's Club
The Licking County Republican Women's Club has started
a literacy initiative with Newark Libraries.
As mentioned, this is a pilot adult tutoring
program organized under the umbrella of the OFRW (Ohio
Federation of Republican Women) and NFRW (National Federation of
Republican Women) Mamie Eisenhower Literacy Program or MELP.
We are offering a one day training/information session on Monday, July
20 at the Newark Public Library in Newark. Our presenter,
Kristy Szkudlarek, is the Administrator for a similar tutoring program
in Findlay, which has been in operation since 1987.
This is open to all LCRW members, associate members and prospective
members. Priority will be given to members, of course, but we
encourage you to bring along other interested individuals. To reserve
your seat, please email me by clicking HERE
or call me at 740 587-1114. Participation in this workshop is
not mandatory for tutoring, but many have expressed an
interest in some form of training. If you are
unable to attend the July 20 workshop, but would like
information, please let me know.
Thank you for being a great American and caring about our wonderful
country by helping American Citizens in a real way! That is
what the Republican Party is about!
Blessings to you and yours
Republican Women to Host Luncheon
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m ~ July 31, 2015
Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafeyette Road, Medina
$20 ~ sit down lunch features locally produced foods.
Mail Reservations and Checks to:
Medina County Republican Women
5461 Carriage Lane, Medina 44256
Republican Women's Club
Hosts Quarter Auction
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!
miss using these
Membership Display Posters to
use at Fairs, Festivals and Republican Events
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.
information regarding the
various themed membership campaigns,
to contact Membership Chair Robin Dodge
does the Republican Party stand for, believe in, and fight for??? ??
Have you ever read the Republican Party Platform ??
Click HEREto download a