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Local Republican women attend state conference

Republican women at the GOP Women’s Fall Conference pictured were Billie Schatzle (RPW), Rachael Vonderhaar (RPW), Mary Warrick (RPW), Brenda Ross (PCRWC), Stephanie Garrett (RPW), and Caroline Vonderhaar ( RPW).

COLUMBUS — Members of the Republican Probity Women (RPW) and Preble County Republican Women’s Club (PCWRC) recently attended the Ohio Federation of Republican Women’s (OFRW) fall conference in Dublin.

“During the conference, I had the privilege of honoring the clubs that are both nationally federated and Ohio federated. Additionally, Preble County is privileged to have two clubs that were represented at Conference 2022. Republican Probity Women received its charter this year and are off to a great start,” said OFRW First Vice President Stephanie Garrett.

The winners of the “Summer Spectacular,” a club competition aimed at increasing membership, were honored. The Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club won the largest increase in membership. The Preble County Republican Women’s Club (PCWRC) won the largest percentage increase in membership.

Garrett, OFRW Membership Chair, announced that the OFRW is not only seeing an increase in individual membership, but also a significant growth in the number of new clubs formed. Three new clubs have submitted applications to the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) and are awaiting the awarding of their charters. Two other clubs have submitted applications to the OFRW and are awaiting state-level approval.

Trump campaign adviser Tana Goertz was a guest speaker. NFRW Region 7 Director Monica Kozlowski provided insightful and motivating words from the Federation. Republican U.S. Senate candidate JD Vance came to the conference and explained his goals for getting elected.

The two Preble County Clubs are political groups, founded to provide political education and legislative information; raise awareness of the principles of the Republican Party; increase the number of registered Republicans; recruit, promote and support qualified Republican women for political office; promote and actively work for all Republican candidates; and support the activities of other Republican organizations.

The OFRW is a multigenerational, multicultural organization that provides the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage and grow. Clubs are licensed by the National Federation of Republican Women and are members of the Ohio Republican Women’s Federation. Founded in 1929, OFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the state. The NFRW is one of the largest political women’s organizations in the country. The grassroots organization recruits and elects Republican candidates, champions GOP philosophy and initiatives, and empowers women in the political process. For more information on OFRW and its clubs, visit www.theofrw.org.

Republican women at the GOP Women’s Fall Conference pictured were Billie Schatzle (RPW), Rachael Vonderhaar (RPW), Mary Warrick (RPW), Brenda Ross (PCRWC), Stephanie Garrett (RPW), and Caroline Vonderhaar ( RPW).