OFRW Hosts First
Republican Party Vice-chair Kay Reynolds speaks at the Legacy Luncheon.
Vice-chair Reynolds presented each honoree with a certificate and pin
from the OFRW.
60+ year member recognized
to R: ORP Vice-chair Kay Reynolds presents certificate and pin to the
OFRW member of longest standing Laverne Hutto (Carroll County
Republican Women's Club) and OFRW President Lyn Bliss.
|OFRW Public Relations Committee
Releases First Videos
Shannon Jones (Ohio 7)
Mortality and Its impact on our Society
||A message from
Hi to Ohio's great Republican Women -
OFRW Fall Gathering is over and it was a grand weekend. There were
a record number of participants in the various events offered -- Legacy
Luncheon, Friday Night Dinner, Board Meeting, Hospitality Suite,
Saturday Conference and
Ice Cream Social.
For those of you who attended Friday night's
dinner - Joan Grube has shared the following recipe for the soup:
case you want to try your hand at making some Sausage & Wild
Soup before we can get our hands on the delicious recipe from the
Moundbuilder's CC chef, here's a recipe I found that sounds close to
what we had. I'm going to try making it next week
if it compares.
Mushroom and Sausage Soup
5 cups chicken broth
In a medium saucepan, combine the broth and wild rice, cover partially
and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
- 1 cup wild
rice (I found
Rice Select Brand Royal Blend rice at Kroger's. It contains
white, brown, wild & red rice. Worked perfect--1cup)
ounces ground Chorizo sausage or regular
used 16 ounces of Johnsonville ground Chorizo)--I like lots of meat)
- 1 medium onion,
- 1 celery rib,
finely diced, and 1 carrot, finely diced or use chopped shredded carrot
- 2 cups white
- 1/2 cup heavy
- Salt and freshly
- Meanwhile, heat
the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add
the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned.
this point, I thought the sausage was too fat, so I transferred the
browned meat to a colander and ran hot water over it to wash off the
extra grease--then returned it to the skillet.) Add the onion, celery,
carrot and mushrooms and cook until the onions are softened, about 8
- Add the cooked
wild rice and it's broth to the sausage and
vegetables and simmer, uncovered, until the rice is tender, about 20
minutes. Add the cream and heat through, stirring frequently. Season to
taste with salt and pepper. Makes 4
servings (Since I
used a whole pound of the Chorizo, I think the soup would serve at
least 6) If you don't like thick soup,
add some more
The next big OFRW event will be the Cardinal Fund Event on December 5.
If you have not sent your contribution yet, please do so. Click HERE
for the forms.
Fund committee is busily getting requests (with
handwritten notes) out to everyone asking for support - and
we are getting a great response! The Cardinal Thank You event will be
held at the Governor's Residence on December 5 -- a high tea - with
some special celebrities pouring the tea and exquisite
entertainment. Watch for more information.
This should be the busiest time of the year for all Republican
Women as we concentrate all of our efforts on what is our main
objective -- getting Republican candidates elected at all levels.
Hopefully, we are not being distracted by anything that could draw our
focus away from those efforts.
Bless the United States of America!
Lyn Bliss, President
|The election cycle is
upon us --
each club should know what is
allowed and what is not allowed.
Please click HERE to download the
Guidelines for Local Clubs
as published through the NFRW
Click HERE to view that newsletter.
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Women's Summit─Click HERE
October Newsletter─Click HERE
NFRW Resolutions passed at the
2014 Fall Board of Directors Meeting
for your Club
to use at Fairs and Festivals
Membership Display Posters
OFRW Membership Committee has several posters available for your club
to use as part of a membership building campaign. These may be used at
fairs and festivals in conjunction with membership cards coordinated
with the poster and also a sign-up clipboard. Please contact membership
to arrange for your club to have use of these
(Click on poster to download the
Not Sure Why Your Club Is
the meeting time, location and format convenient for ladies with
families and/or young professionals?
my club reflect the professional diversity, age, and gender of the
Republican community in my area?
the programs offered by my club represent a wide range of interests?
my club concentrate on candidate activities and also: club
speakers, networking and project
my club has a guest, do we have a plan in place to contact that guest
after the meeting?
Endorsing the Following
Women Republican Candidates
Slate of Women Candidates for Endorsement by Ohio Federation of
Committee of Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) would like to
recommendation the following slate of women candidates for
consideration of endorsement by Ohio Federate of Republican Women.
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor
Supreme Court Justices Judi French Sharon Kennedy
7th District (Warren and parts of Butler and Hamilton) Shannon Jones
13th District (Huron and Lorain) Gayle Manning
Ohio House of Representatives
6th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Marlene Anielski
13th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Maria Anderson
14th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Anna Melendez
15th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Patty Telischak
16th District (Part of Cuyahoga) Nan Baker
19th District (Part of Franklin) Anne Gonzales
23rd District (Part of Franklin) Cheryl Grossman
24th District (Part of Franklin) Stephanie Kunze
31st District (Part of Hamilton) Mary Yeager
35th District (Part of Summit) Linda Robinson
37th District (Part of Summit) Kristina Roegner
38th District (Part of Summit and Stark) Marilyn Slaby
47th District (Parts of Lucas and Fulton) Barbara Sears
50th District (Part of Stark) Christina Hagan
52nd District (Part of Butler) Margaret Conditt
68th District (Knox and Part of Delaware) Margaret Ann Ruhl
76th District (Part of Geauga and Portage) Sarah LaTourette
86th District (Union and part of Marion) Dorothy Pelanda
94th District (Meigs and part of Vinton, Athens and Washington) Yolan
99th District (Part of Ashtabula and Geauga) Nancy McArthur
OFRW will send a letter to each candidate informing
them of OFRW’s endorsement. Additionally, OFRW will list candidates as
“endorsed” on the homepage of www.ohfrw.com, announce endorsements on
each candidate on the OFRW social media pages and send a press release
to the major newspapers.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
Ohio Federation of Republican Women hereby endorses the 2014 Slate of
Women Candidates, and will provide to its best ability support,
encouragement, and advocacy to each endorsed candidate for the duration
of the 2014 General Election.
this the 13th day of September, 2014
Lyn Bliss, President (signature on file)
Ohio Federation of Republican Women
|Please visit the
webpage -- under "Committees"
for some outstanding articles, commentary and opinions!
Federated Clubs Represented at Event
for Fran DeWine in Darke County
addition to Darke County Republican Women's Club, the following clubs
were represented when Fran DeWine visited Greenville recently: Greater
Dayton Republican Women's Club, Richland County Women's Republican Club
and Xenia Republican Women's Club. Among Ohio Federated Women welcoming
sister member Fran DeWine to Darke County
are (L to R): OFRW President Lyn Bliss, Sharon Montgomery, Greater
Republican Women’s Club President and OFRW Membership Chair Robin
Dodge, Fran DeWine, OFRW Chaplain Barbara Fee, Dori
Howdieshell, Darke County Republican Women’s Club President and Awards
Chair Sally Zeiter
(front), Carol Ginn (back) Donna Harter and Anna May James.
~ Tammy Puff Photo
Republican Women's Club
Honors Legacy Buiders
to right: Norma Anderson, Gail Gunger, OFRW President Lyn Bliss,
Phyllis Conroy, Nancy Cochert, Mary Ann Bryan, Shirley Pitzer
Canfield members represented a total of 219 years of OFRW
Membership! What a legacy they have built! CRWC President Suellen
Blasdell is at the podium - far right.
see more photos of event, click HERE
~ Robin Dodge Photo
|Madison County Republican
300 were in attendance and had a GREAT time! Speakers and guests
included Representative Steve Stivers, Justice Judith French, Attorney
General Mike DeWine, Auditor Dave Yost, Secretary of State Jon
Husted, the Madison County elected officials and the Flag Lady
more photos, click HERE
County Women's Republican Club
and Style Show
Work at Fair
to all the Hartford Fair volunteers - Rain or Shine it was
We were there all week. It was fun to hang out in
the booth and meet all the folks walking around the
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OFRW Club Presidents
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!
Achievement Awards Forms
Now Available on the NFRW Website
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.
be recognized at the 38th Biennial Convention in Phoenix, Arizona
September 10-13, 2015.