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Republican Women's Club

(Mahoning County)
Club Officers
President Holly Baker
Vice-president Monica Robb
Treasurer Suzanne Trigg
Secretary Bonnie Emerick
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We meet (generally) the first Wednesday of each month at:
A La Cart Catering
429 Lisbon Street
 Canfield, OH 44406

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call Jacie Mettee at 330-726-0363 or 330-207-9210
The Canfield Republican Women's Club was founded in the early 1960s.

The mission of the CRWC is to provide a local center for obtaining political and legislative information, to increase the number of women registered in the Republican Party, and to unite their efforts along party lines.

The club also participates in "Caring for America," nonpartisan projects as well as literacy programs. Locally, we support various community endeavors and provide grassroots assistance to qualified Republican political candidates.

Members include women throughout Mahoning County and is not restricted to only Canfield residents.

For more information about the club or if you are interested in membership, click HERE to email us.
Canfield Republican Women's Club Honors
Judge Carol Robb


Tribute to Women Award
OFRW - 2015

The Ohio Federation of Republican Women paid tribute to some special ladies recently at the Worthington Hills Country Club in Columbus. Being honored was Judge Carol Robb, A member of the Canfield Republican Women's Club. Judge Robb was honored for her service to our community as well as being our current Judge of the Court of Appeals. Judge Carol Robb is accepting the award from OFRW President Lyn Bliss.

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What We've Done
Canfield Republican Women's Club
Welcomes New Members

The CRWC inducted two new members at their May 6 meeting at A La Cart. Inducted by Membership Chair, Jill Downie were Mary Ann Pollock, from Columbiana who is a published author and is a home mortgage specialist and Bianca Koup, a field representative for Congressman Bill Johnson. The CRWC meets the first Wednesday of most months.
L to R: Membership Chair Jill Downie, Maryann Pollock, Bianca Koup and President Holly Baker.
Canfield Republican Women's Club
to host Quarter Auction

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above flyer
CRWC Tours Mahoning County Board of Elections

On April 1, the CRWC toured the Mahoning County Board of Elections. Taking a short bus trip, 22 members spent the afternoon at the BOE and gained a new perspective of our voting process.  Their mission of “Working together to provide honest, efficient and professionally administered elections for the citizens of Mahoning County through a balance of hard work, strong commitment to the law and consistent accountability” doesn't begin to encompass their assurance to maintain high standards and entrusting them with our vote. We were privileged to listen to Joyce Kale-Pesta, Director; Tom McCabe, Deputy Director, Mark Munroe, Chairman, Tracey Winbush, Board Member, and other members of the Board of Elections and learn their high standards of the election process. Raymond Butler led the tour and gave us a brief demonstration of the education and training of a poll worker, a tour of the building, and allowed us to participate in a mock election for President, which was won by Governor Kasich.
A great thank you to everyone at the BOE and especially, Jill Downie for organizing this event.
April Message from CRWC President 
Hi Ladies

Click HERE to download a copy of the April Newsletter. As you know, we toured the Board of Elections and received a wonderful education of the election process.

Click HERE to download a copy of the handouts that were given on the tour for the ones that missed this opportunity.
Thank you to all who attended and a special thanks to Jill Downie for all her hard work arranging the afternoon.



March 1

Hello Everyone-

•    Below is the announcement for our March meeting. It is an evening meeting with Judge Shirley Christian. Please ask your spouse, friend, or neighbor to attend. All are welcome. Also BYOB.

•    Also, please remember to mark you calendars for the Quarter auction on June 4. Details will be coming on the next newsletter. Please begin asking for donation items for the auction.

•    In April, we will be touring the Board of Elections for our noon meeting. I did secure bus transportation for the price of 50 cents per person...that's all !!! We will meet at Republican Headquarters, take the bus to the Board of Elections, tour, box lunch and return. You can drive yourself if you would like however, the bus will be much more convenient with no parking issues and door service. I will be sending more details with the April announcement. This is a great opportunity to see how the election process works.

Thank you

Click HERE to download a printable .pdf file of the above flyer
 CRWC Inducts New Members

The Canfield Republican Women’s Club inducted three new members at their March meeting.  Joining the club were Lori Everly from Leetonia who is a Senior Team Leader for L’dara International; Nell Higgins from Canfield Ohio and Jeanne Mitzel-Lowry from Poland, Ohio. All Republican women are encouraged to join the Club and support qualified Republican Candidates. We meet the 1st Wednesday’s of most months. Please visit us on Facebook or email for more information.  We have a guest speaker at each meeting. Please join us!

 L to R: CRWC Membership Chair Jill Downie, Nell Higgins, Lori Everly, Jeanne Mitzel-Lowry and CRWC President Holly Baker

Canfield Republican Women's Club
Donates to Airman's Attic

Holly Baker (L), President of the Canfield Republican Women’s Club and Simona Dignan (R), Organizer of the Airman’s Attic and wife of Base Commander James Dignan

    The Canfield Republican Women’s Club recently made a donation in the form of coffee pots, toasters, towels, crock pots, dishes and more to the Airman’s Attic, a part of the Family Readiness Center at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.
    The Center is open to all active duty military personnel. It offers military families a place to pick up household items, children’s clothes, toys and more due to some catastrophic event.  The Airman that receive these items are not poor, they just may not have the immediate funds to obtain items due to many issues including waiting on insurance from catastrophes such as a fire.    The mission of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station Airmen and Family Readiness Office is to provide individuals, family members and leadership with programs and services which strengthen communities, promote self-sufficiency, enhance readiness, and promote adaptation to the military way of life. If you or your organization would like to donate new household items, please contact their office at 330-609-1201 or email to
    If you would like to be a part of the Canfield Republican Women’s Club, please contact Holly Baker at 330-531-0120 or email to  We meet the 1st Wednesday’s of most months and the club is open to all Republican Women.
Canfield Republican Women's Club
Installs 2015 Officers

Left to Right: Past-president Suellen Blasdell, President Holly Baker, Vice-president Monica Robb, and  Treasurer Suzanne Trigg.
Canfield Republican Women
Honor 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.
         Each recipient shown below with  Canfield Republican Women's Club President Suellen Blasdell (right) and OFRW President Lyn Bliss (left):

Mary Ann Bryan - 47 years

Nancy Kochert - 28 years

Shirley Pitzer - 25 years

Phyllis Conroy - 45 years

Gail Gunger - 35 years

Norma Anderson - 39 years
Canfield Republican Women
Hold Fundraiser


The Canfield Republican Women’s Club held their annual Fundraiser on June.  This year the ladies tried a new event and it was a huge success - a great time was had by all.  The Fundraiser was a Quarter Auction.  We had approximately 120 people in attendance.
The ladies of the Club donated 105 items to be auctioned off.  All of the items were collected and numbered by our Chairwoman, Pat Woomer.  The first 6 Items were sold by George Roman, one of our local auctioneers, by way of the normal Live Auction.  Following that, the remaining 98 items were placed in the Quarter Auction.

Tickets were sold in advance for the Quarter Auction and the price of the ticket included a numbered Bidding Paddle, Ping Pong Ball with corresponding number and Hors d’ oeuvres.  As guests arrived, they received their Bidding Paddle and Ping Pong Ball.  The numbered Ping Pong Ball was placed in a “Squirrel Cage”.  Each table, with guests of 8 - 10 people, had a metal bucket in the center of the table.  Each guest also received a catalog itemizing the prizes to be auctioned along with the donor of the item and the value of the item/prize.   All guests were asked to bring a lot of quarters with them or they could purchase quarters from our Club Treasurer, Katherine Wolfe (she was buried in quarters by the end of the evening). 
This is how the Quarter Auction works.  As an item/prize comes up, the value of the item is noted and anyone wishing to raise their bidding paddle, to take a chance on winning the item, is required to place a quarter or quarters in the bucket in the center of the table.  For example, a $15.00 Gift Certificate for Dunkin Donuts would require a bidder to place One Quarter in the Bucket in the center of their table.  All guests who had placed a quarter in their bucket would then raise their Bidding Paddle.  When all Paddles (only those paddles where the guest had paid the quarter) were raised in the air, a Ping Pall Ball was drawn from the Squirrel Cage.  The person with the Bidder Paddle that corresponded to the number on the Ping Pong Ball won the Dunkin Donuts gift certificate.  If a number was called and the owner of that Bidder Paddle had not paid a quarter for the right to participate in the chance on the gift certificate, another number would be drawn.
The number of quarters required went up incrementally with the value of the item being auctioned.  For example an item valued at $20.00 - $40.00 would require 2 quarters be thrown into the bucket, etc.  The most expensive items/prizes required 4 quarters to be placed in the buckets.

Canfield Republican Women's Club has been gathering items for the USO Care Packages as their Caring for America project. They have a "boat load" already!!!

Spouse and Community Night

    There was a great evening meeting on April 7th. Spouses and community were invited. Featured speaker was Jeff Sanders ─ a member of The Public Square radio broadcast team, produced by the American Policy Roundtable. Jeff has pastored churches in Maryland, Michigan, and Ohio. He is currently pastoring the Grace Family Fellowship in Canton, Ohio.
    Jeff is passionate about America's history. This comes naturally since he was raised on the stories of his ancestors who have been in America since the days of the War for Independence. His great grandfather (times four) was the original Clerk of the United States House of Representatives.
    In his spare time Jeff is a Civil War re-enactor and teaches about the average life of a Civil War soldier ─ to schools, churches, and civic organizations .
    The event was held at Blue Wolf Banquet and Catering, 7095 Lockwood Boulevard, in Canfield.


Canfield Republican Women's Club Officers
Canfield Republican Women's Club Officers (L to R): Secretary Ruth Nabb, Treasurer Joanne Baird, Marine Corps Representative, Vice President Sarah Grazziani and President Brenda Gregory.
Canfield at OFRW Conference
Canfield members with President Jean Turner. L to R  Pat Woomer, Melinda McGowan, Turner, Brenda Gregory, and Donna Bricker
CRWC with Jon Husted at Fair
Canfield Republican Women's Club members with Republican Candidate for Secretary of State Jon Husted at the Canfield Fair. Left to Right: Pat Woomer, Jon Husted, Donna Bricker, Judy Sees, and Marilyn McKinley.
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