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The OFRW Board of Directors has voted to submit the following new clubs'
applications to NFRW for chartering:

Champaign County Republican Women's Club
Portage County Republican Women's Club
Tenth District Republican Women's Club


!!  CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME LADIES  !!

Ohio Federation of

Republican Women

State of the Organization

2016 Recap

Events
  • Held  two statewide Conferences -- with social events, speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.
  • Hosted a reception in Cleveland for National Federation of Republican Women Delegates and Board Members attending the Convention – speakers: Hon. Marsha Blackburn, Hon. Mary Taylor and Eric Golub.
Membership - Member Services
  • Three new clubs were officially chartered 
  • Leadership Manual was updated and distributed to all club presidents and board members
  • Phone and mail contacts were made with clubs that have been non-compliant for various reasons
  • Verified addresses and cleaned database
  • President, Vice-president and Membership Chair spoke at many clubs throughout the state
  • District Vice-presidents contacted and visited clubs within their Districts
  • Worked to reach solutions to some very serious local internal club problems
  • Worked with several County Chairmen around the state to foster interest and formation of new clubs
  • Updated OFRW by-laws through amendment to be in compliance with the NFRW
  • Maintained OFRW office with staff on a part time basis to meet the needs of members
  • Continued re-organization of office and submission of records to Wright State University for archiving
  • Gave Club Awards at spring conference recognizing clubs which had done exceptional work during the previous year.
Communications:
  • Finished moving all forms and records into digital format to simplify sharing
  • Compiled and sent four newsletter to all members with email addresses
  • Expanded use of Mail Chimp service for wide distribution of emails to Board and Members
  • Verified addresses and cleaned database
  • President, Vice-president and Membership Chair spoke at many clubs throughout the state
  • District Vice-presidents contacted and visited clubs within their Districts
  • Continuous updating of OFRW website with information and forms
  • Added a Facebook Page with Twitter feed to social media presence
  • Expanded use of Survey Monkey as a tool for membership input and data recording.
Candidate Services:
  • Numerous members were elected as county chairs, regional chairs or served in other statewide capacities for Ohio statewide candidates
  • Aided all state and national level candidates distribute information and campaign for election.
  • Held statewide FlashMobs for Trump.
Republican Party Coordination:
  • Met with ORP Chairmen and ORP Political Director for updating and coordination of efforts in support of the Ohio Republican Party
  • Passed four resolutions regarding topics of concern to the Federation and its members
  • Continued working with several County Chairmen around the state to foster interest and formation of new clubs
  • A big group of OFRW Members represented the organization at the Inauguration and related events.

Interaction with National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW):
  • Had a record breaking number of OFRW members serving on the NFRW Board of Directors
  • OFRW had member representation at Spring and Fall NFRW Board Meetings
  • Hosted “Rosie” – the NFRW voter registration and Trump campaign bus for three tours through Ohio. Numerous clubs participated
  • Members in D.C. for the Inauguration also attended the NFRW reception held at NFRW Headquarters.
Community Service and Interaction:
  • Raised almost $2,500 for Caring for America Project: Operation Buckeye
  • Continued efforts to complete placement of an Historical Marker on the grounds of the Katharine Kennedy Brown home and authorized funding for it.
Your OFRW officers care about your individual club and want to help you in any way possible. Please contact us if you want assistance or have questions about the OFRW - [email protected]

 

 
Tip of the Month for Club Presidents
     
As a President, part of your responsibilities is to oversee and ciirdubate the planning of meeting agendas for the upcoming year.

A tip - if you look at the OFRW Awards Form (click HERE) and plan your meeting programs to make sure you have done each of the items listed on that entry form, at the end of 2017 your club will have had a vital and productive year. Use the awards form as a means to an end - not the end.


NOTICE TO CLUB TREASURERS 
The OFRW has prepared a form that can be used to present the monthly treasurer's report. A report should be prepared and given at each club meeting. These reports  are never approved at a meeting, as club members do not have access to receipts and statements covered in the report. The monthly treasurer's reports are simply accepted by the President and the statement made that the  report will be filed for review. A copy is then included with the minutes for that meeting. At the end of the membership year, all reports for the year should be submitted to a review committee - along with all of the supporting documentation (deposit receipts, statements, bills, monthly bank statements, etc.). The review committee should present its report covering the previous year's financila activities of the club at the first meeting of each membership year -- and this is what is given approval/acceptance (or not) by the membership. This report is also filed with the minutes of the club.

Click HERE to download a .xlsx file that will automatically compute the totals after items are entered.

Click HERE to download a .pdf file that may be printed and items completed by manually.

        
     
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.


 
OFRW Adopts Mission Statement
The mission of the
Ohio Federation of Republican Women

 is: To inform, engage and advocate for the principles
 set forth by the Republican Party
 
Click HERE to view the final 2016 issue of Victory's Voice - the OFRW Newsletter. If you are not on the emailing list, click HERE to subscribe.

Click HERE to find a report from Stephanie Garrett regarding the most recent Ohio Republican State Central and Executive Committee.

Click HERE for great topics and viewpoints to explore at meetings.

Great opportunity for Grassroots and Leadership Seminars - Click HERE.
 
  
 
Click HERE to download the NFRW's guide, "IRS and 527 Reporting for Clubs"

Click HERE to view the latest Capital Connection

Click HERE to view the latest Leadership Newsletter

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 November-December Membership Newsletter - featuring the OFRW (scroll down to Page 2)

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

Click HERE to downlad a high definition version of the NFRW membership video. Click HERE to view the video.
   

NFRW Launches New App

Keep up with the Federation when you're on the run
 with the NFRW's new mobile app.
Available for Apple and Android phones.
Click here for info on how to download.
Google Play ─ Click HERE
iTunes ─ Click HERE

Questions?
Contact Patt Parker928-910-9255 or click HERE to email Patt
 
2017 Club Officers List
and annual club service fee are due
 If your club has not submitted them

Click HERE for forms
All are to be sent to:
OFRW Treasurer Mary Beth Kemmer
615 Sedgewick Way
Troy, OH 45373-5421
 
 
 
OFRW
Spring Gathering

Conference & Board Meeting
May 6
Mayfield Country Club

South Euclid, Ohio
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
OFRW Tribute to Women
July 9, 2017
Worthington Hills Country Club
Columbus, Ohio
 
 

 
NFRW 39th
Biennial Convention

September 14-17
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA
Details to follow
 
 

 
!! ATTENTION ALL CLUBS !!

If your club does not have a Facebook page or Facebook Group (there is a difference), it would be a wonderful idea to find someone in your club to start and maintain one (or both) for your club. If your club does have a Facebook Page or Group and it is not listed in the links under the "On The Web" tab of the menu bar above, please email the link for your Page or Group by clicking HERE. If your club would like help in starting a page or group, please contact the OFRW Technology Chair Raya Mafazy Whalen by clicking HERE
 
 
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!!!   N E W   !!!
Meetings, Events and Deadlines
all listed in one location!
for Your Club, OFRW and NFRW
Click HERE
Your club's information will be added,
if you email it HERE
 

 
 
Great Ideas for
Meetings, Projects and Communications
 
 
!!    ATTENTION CLUB PRESIDENTS   !!

Please click HERE for some great information
for leading your club -
provided by
the National Federation of Republican Women

 


 
Several OFRW Clubs use Mail Chimp (a free bulk Email service) to send notices regarding meetings, membership renewal and other communications of importance to members.

Click HERE to see the latest message sent to Bolton Republican Women's Club members.

If your club has not explored the possibility of using this method to communicate with your members, please do so - it's an invaluable tool. Click HERE to get started. AND -- need help?? please contact Janet Kushlan. Click HERE.
   

   
Visit the
Republican National Committee
Click HERE

Visit the

Ohio Republican Party Website
Click HERE
         
To Download a printable .pdf copy of the
2016 Republican Party Platform
Click HERE
 

 
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!

 

 
If you are a member of a Federated Club in Ohio
you may subscribe to all communications
 by clicking HERE
Do it today - don't miss a thing!
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Click each title to access the page:

Ohio Federation of Republican Women
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!
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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