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Don't miss the Victorian Holiday Tea on December 5th at the Governor's Residence. There will be celebrities pouring and exquisite entertainment. Many other touches that you will not want to miss. Plan a day of Christmas shopping in Columbus and top it off with High Tea. Click HERE for all the details.
The NEW Fourth Quarter "Victory's Voice" Newsletter 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)
Videos from the Fall Gathering
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 

Click on name to watch the election night speeches of our State Candidates

 Ohio Senator Rob Portman
Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder and Ohio Senate President Keith Faber
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio Judi French
 Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
 Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio Sharon Kenedy
Treasurer of the State of Ohio Josh Mandel

 Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost

A message from
Lyn Bliss


November 2014

Happy November to all our OFRW Members -

The next big OFRW event will be The Cardinal Thank You event to be held at the Ohio Governor’s Residence & Heritage Garden from 1-3 p.m. on December 5. By then we should all have had a chance to catch our collective breath and have a fun day in Columbus -- come in the morning for Christmas shopping and stay for the Victorian Holiday Tea! It will have some special celebrities pouring the tea and exquisite entertainment. Watch for more information. If you have not sent your contribution yet, please do so. Click HERE for the forms.

The Cardinal Fund committee is busily getting special invitations for this event sent to all who have supported the Cardinal Fund. The invitation will include all event and RSVP information. If you have contributed, be looking for your invitation in the mail. If you have not contributed, you may do so by clicking on the above link.

Recently, Rebecca Humrichouser (Ashland County Women's Republican Club) gave me the following that she has written, I thought it was appropriate to share at this time of thanksgiving:

Friendship is beautiful as it blossoms and grows with time.
Giving and sharing from the heart helps one to become less self-centered and much more aware of those in need around you.
A true friend accepts you just the way you are without the fancy PACKAGE AND TRIMMING.
Sincerity and honesty are the only requirements needed to unlock the door for this special relationship.
Separation from a friend leaves an emptiness, but the wonderful memories that remain are there to remind you to be thankful for the time you had to share and care.
Time can never erase a friendship.

Thank you, Rebecca for sharing that! (You will find this and another one of Rebecca's writings on the Inspirational/Motivational page of this website. Click HERE.

As our weather is changing and we are all getting ready for colder months, like so many others, I pause to count the blessings of life and the freedoms we enjoy by living in this great country. The opportunity for achievement we are afforded here in the USA. And, as my thoughts turn to the OFRW, I am thankful for the friendship and confidence our members have shown for those of us on the Leadership Team. For all of these things, on behalf of the OFRW Leadership Team, I would like to express how deeply thankful each of us is to our members and extend a wish to each of you for a very warm, wonderful, happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Thank you to all who serve and keep us free, and
God Bless the United States of America!

  Beyond grateful,

Lyn Bliss, President
Please visit the Political Education/Legislation
webpage -- under "Committees"
Click HERE
for some outstanding articles, commentary and opinions!
OFRW Public Relations Committee
Releases First Videos

   Senator Shannon Jones (Ohio 7)
 Infant Mortality  and Its impact on our Society

Video 1 

Video 2 

Video 3 

Video 4  

Other News
NFRW Region 8 Newsletter ─ Click HERE

GOP Women's Summit ─ Click HERE

NFRW October Newsletter ─ Click HERE

NFRW Resolutions passed at the
2014 Fall Board of Directors Meeting

Click HERE
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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!
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.
Marion County Republican Women's Club
hosts Supreme Court of Ohio's
Justice Judi French and Justice Sharon Kennedy

Left to right, with JADOLI ladies at MCRWC Meeting are: Tammy Puff, French, Lyn Bliss, Jude Foulk, Kennedy, Margie Saull.
Some OFRW members chatting prior to Kasich/Taylor (and all Ohio state Level candidates) event in Dayton. Clubs from the OFRW's Southwest District were well represented. Butler Co., Darke Co., Greater Dayton, Miami Co, Oakwood, Preble Co,  and Xenia clubs all had members in attendance... Great representation for OFRW!!!!
OFRW Board Members attend
National Federation of Republican Women's
Fall Board Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Left to right: OFRW President Lyn Bliss, OFRW Program Chair Eva Wray, NFRW and OFRW Women's Health Issues Chair April Cohagen-Gibson, OFRW Central Committee Liaison Mary Anne Christie, OFRW Central District Vice-president Jeanne Bolton, OFRW Women in Business Chair Sue Smail.
OFRW Board Members among those attending
the NFRW Membership Meeting
at the
NFRW Fall Board Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Four Federated Clubs Represented at Event
for Fran DeWine in Darke County

In 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 Dayton 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

Allen County Federated Republican Women
 Fran DeWine

Ashland County Women's Republican Club
Honors Legacy Builders

Left to right:  ACWRC President Kay Wright, Marilyn Byers, ACWRC Treasurer Cindy Funk, ACWRC Secretary Bonnie Manos, Rebecca Humrichouser, OFRW President Lyn Bliss.
~ Robin Dodge Photo
Canfield Republican Women's Club
Honors Legacy Builders

Left 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.

To see more photos of event, click HERE
~ Robin Dodge Photo
Crawford County Republican Women's Club
Hears about
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Campaign
from OFRW Board Member Tammy Puff

~ Robin Dodge Photo
Knox County Women's Republican Club
hosts Judicial Candidates

(Above) KCWRC President Nancy Vail prepares to introduce judicial candidates to the luncheon group (below).

Madison County Republican Women's Club
Holds Annual

About 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 (from Columbus).
For more photos, click HERE
Marion County Republican Women's Club
President Jackie Smith
Supreme Court of Ohio
Justices Judith French and Sharon Kennedy

Ottawa County Republican Women's Club
holds Fall Banquet
Receives Certificate commemorating its
75th Anniversary

OFRW President Lyn Bliss presents 75th Anniversary certificate to OCRWC Vice-president Jill Stinebaugh
Pickaway County Women's  Republican Club
President and
Candidate for Pickaway County Auditor
Sandy Darby with Lt. Governor Mary Taylor
at Pickaway County Agriculture Coalition event

Western Reserve Women's Republican Club-
Southwest Unit honors Legacy Builder

Left to right, WRWRC-SW Secretary Treasurer Carol Kappeler, Legacy Builder honoree Mary Jane White (an OFRW member since 1983), OFRW President Lyn Bliss, WRWRC-SW President Jean Fadil.
Young Republican Women of Cincinnati
Host Congressman Brad Wenstrup

Not Sure Why Your Club Is Shrinking

Ask these questions
  • Are the meeting time, location and format  convenient for ladies with families and/or 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?
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: ─ call/text: (937) 423-2299. Thank you!

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