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L to R attending the Ohio Federation of Republican Women’s Fall Conference in Akron are Champaign
County Republican Women’s Club President Kathy DeWeese, Ohio Federation of Republican
Women’s President Lyn Bliss, Champaign County GOP Chairman Audra Bean.

OFRW holds Spring Conference and Board Meeting
‘Taking Action, Getting Results’ theme for GOP Women

 AKRON, OHIO – Lyn Bliss recently attended the Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW)  in Akron, Ohio. Bliss has served as President of the OFRW for the previous 4 years.

"It has been an amazing odyssey to serve as President of the Federation for the past four years, and I want to thank all the members for allowing me that unparalleled experience and pleasure,” stated Bliss. “Having the opportunity to become personally acquainted with so very many of the members, visit the Republican clubs’ meetings and events, help when asked, and Oh! so much more  - was a joy and a pleasure for me!”
At the conference, the members adopted a resolution supporting a "No" vote on Ohio Ballot  Issue 2. Issue 2 will be on the 2017 general election ballot in November. The Issue requires state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the Department of Veterans Affairs and to require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law.

Additionally, the organization elected new officers including: President Janet Kushlan (Bolton Republican Women's Club), First Vice President Mary Beth Kemmer (Miami County Republican Women's Club), Secretary Andrea Barnes (Federated Republican Women of Summit County), and Treasurer Lyn Bliss (Miami County Republican Women's Club). 

During the meeting, members voted to redistrict the organization, expanding to 13 districts. The new vice president elected to serve District 7 and Darke County Republican Women’s Club is Robin Dodge (Greater Dayton Women’s Republican Club).

Linda Lee Tarver, President of the Republican Women's Federation of Michigan, was the event's keynote speaker.

"Her insightful, often humorous, discussion of how to take action and get results, had attendees tuned in to President Tarver's every word," said Bliss.

Two workshops featured topics on how to decide whether to run for office and then, how to be elected to that office.
Bliss has served on the Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority, Darke County Republican Central and Executive Committees, Edison Community College Board of Trustees, Board of Directors for the Cancer Association of Darke County, Board Member and Secretary for the Senior Scribes' Scholarship Fund, Co-chair of the League of Women Voters of Darke County, and President of VFW Auxiliary 7262. Bliss is a retired teacher who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. She is a graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute.

The OFRW, founded in 1929, is a statewide organization of hundreds of members in constituent clubs. It is the largest, most powerful political organization in Ohio providing the avenue for women to influence policy, develop candidates, and elect the leaders of Ohio. The OFRW is a multi-generational, multi-cultural organization providing the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish. It is federated under the National Federation of Republican Women. For more information regarding the OFRW, visit

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