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.
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
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
Hospitality Chairman Donna Pattison email reservation
$16 for members $18 for guests
RWOF Mail Address
RWOF PO Box 1202 Shalimar FL 32579
Annual Dues $40
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Chocolate chip cookies for the VA Clinic
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