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The mission of Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated is to bring women together to educate members about local, state and national issues; to improve the quality of life in Okaloosa County through political activity and community involvement; to advance the participation of Republican women in all areas of our political system; and to encourage and support qualified Republican women to seek and win public office. 



Message from President Sheila Vaughen         

Thank you members for being a part of Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated!  We have very important work ahead of us as we look to the elections of 2014 and 2016.  One of the primary goals of RWOF is to promote and support Republican candidates and office holders at the local, state and national levels.  And if those candidates are women, all the better! Another of our goals is to keep our members, as well as the community, informed about issues that affect us all.  As Republican women, we also work to be heard by elected officials of all party affiliation and we have some exciting plans for that this year as well.  Besides these important objectives, we consider it an honor to support our community in ways that affect literacy, education, and our military veterans.  If you are considering becoming a member, please join us at our 1st Wednesday luncheons where you can meet with like-minded ladies, learn about the issues from our speakers, and get to know your local candidates through Forums and the “Candidate Moments” section of our meeting.  On behalf of the RWOF Board, welcome!



 

           Christmas Gift Suggestions shared by Alma Harrison                           

To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect. 

- author Oren Arnold



 

 


December 2014:  President Sheila Vaughen (left) and 2nd VP Mary Anne Windes (right) welcomed new member Priscilla Van Wagner and renewing member Marilyn Neathammer



From Mary Anne Windes, 2nd Vice President Membership

Thank you to everyone who has already paid their dues for 2015.   Dues are $40 to $100 depending on your membership level.  

We are working on the 2015 membership booklet now.  If any of your contact information has changed, please let us know. 

If you haven't been to a meeting in a few months, we'd love to see you again.  We have a great reason, if you need one, to come to our November luncheon.  Janet Huckabee, wife of Governor Mike Huckabee, will be our guest speaker.  It's sure to be wildly entertaining.  Please come join us, and bring a friend.

One last reminder, if you don't vote absentee or early voting, please mark your calendars to VOTE on Tuesday, November 4 at your local precinct and support the Republican candidates.  We strongly urge you to vote to re-elect the following members of the Florida cabinet:   Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam as well as Republican Okaloosa County School Board candidate Rodney Walker.







Charming letters of appreciation were received from third grade students happy to be recipients of dictionaries.



TROOP SUPPORT

Bottled water and microwavable meals can be donated at the meeting for the USO for the month of December.  Please consider donating empty print cartridges which are turned in for money.

Christmas cards will be available on each table at the
December luncheon for members to write a
Christmas wish on the cards for our military men and women
serving overseas



 



Caring for America Project - Cookies for the VA Clinic

Every Thursday  RWOF members take 4 - 5 dozen cookies (more if you are so inclined) to the VA Clinic between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.  Cookies are to be individually wrapped in sandwich bags with an RWOF label placed on each bag.  Chocolate chip, NO NUTS, is the favorite.  Cookies may be baked or purchased.
 
The clinic is located on Eglin Parkway on the right before reaching Eglin's main gate. 
 
For questions regarding this project please contact
Linda Gail Martin, Caring for America Chairman (AKA the Cookie Lady)

lindagm7@gmail.com


 

 


 

  • Next Meeting

    Jan 8, 2015        Wyndham Garden Resort                             Okaloosa Island           12:00 lunch

                  

    Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel

    Roasted pork loin w/white wine sauce, sauteed vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes  OR

    Cobb Salad

    Lemon Cake                                                                                                  

    Hospitality Chairman Donna Pattison         email reservation

    or 651-5416

    $16 for members        $18 for guests

     

  • RWOF Mail Address
    RWOF                PO Box 1202  Shalimar FL  32579 

    Annual Dues $40

  • News from your Sunshine Chairman

    If you know a member who would appreciate receiving a card from the membership
    for a special reason such as illness, surgery, sympathy, congratulations or
    encouragement, please notify the Sunshine Chairman Anna Peele at
    581-2333 or email catwoman302@cox.net.

    “Friendship  isn’t a big  thing – it’s a million  little  things”

  • Happy Birthday

    Judy Bos
    Pat Dykes
    Cindy Frakes
    Micki Gramm
    Patsy Hale
    Ginny Keeler
    Nancy Lehfeldt
    Dolores Noechel
    Eddie Mae Owens
    Carmella Noll
    Gloria Smith
  • Caring for America Chairman:             Linda Gail Martin  lindagm7@gmail.com

    Chocolate chip cookies for the VA Clinic
    Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.

  • Americanism                                                                                                                                                            Maddie McNeal, Chairman    smile4maddie@mail.com

     

  • 2014 Scholarships 

    Scholarship Application

     

  • Webmaster                                                                                                                       Kathy Foster
    Email  or 244-4490

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