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BOATNICK! Ride with the Republicans.

Speaker: to be announced

BLACK BEAR DINER, 11:00 A.M to eat, speaker starts at noon.

Josephine County 4th Tuesday
Join your fellow Republicans for a delicious dinner at the Black Bear every 4th Tuesday.

June -

June 23rd at the Black Bear

About us

JoCoRW officers 2015-16
Vivian Kirkpatrick-Pilger - President (email: )
Renie Weber - Vice President
Cathy Swift - Secretary
Kathy Coelho - Treasurer
Sandy Abercrombie - Immediate Past President

There are 7 Districts in OFRW. JoCoRW is in District V.
The District V Co-Chairman for 2016-2017 are Sally MacLeod from Klamath Basin RW and Nancy Trahern, Rogue Valley RW.

Learn How to be a Parliamentarian

Study Questions for the National Association of Parliamentarians Membership Exam: Download the Questions

Proposed Bylaws for 2015

12-page pdf file
PROPOSED BYLAWS - to be reviewed and voted on by the JoCoRW membership. The OFRW Parliamentarian has suggested we adopt these and delete our existing ByLaws. This is a DRAFT version and was copied from the NFRW Sample ByLAWS document.

Date adopted by membership:__________


Achievement Awards

Club Function
3 points ______ Our club held at least five (5) meetings in both 2014 and 2015. 5 to go in 2015
3 bonus points ___NO___ Add 3 bonus points if your club held 10 monthly meetings in both 2014 and 2015.
2 points ______ Our club sent names, addresses, e-mail, fax and telephone numbers of the club’s elected officers to our State Federation President by January1 to be forwarded to NFRW’s national headquarters in 2014 and 2015. do this in 2015

Josephine County voted NO on the 4 Ordinances

Here are the Election Results from the November 5, 2013 vote. The County residents overwhelmingly said they did not like the Four Ordinances. They also said that they supported the City Police and Fire Departments.

October 2013 JoCoRW's OFRW Biennial Convention Report

Josephine County Republican Women
Club Report

REPORTING PERIOD – ending October, 2013
CLUB NAME - Josephine County Republican women
CLUB MEMBERSHIP – 27 paid members, 5 alternate members
 President – Sandy Abercrombie
 Vice President – Nancy Trahern
 Secretary - Nancy Iannios
 Treasurer – Sandy Spickler
 Past President – Barbara Biencourt

Governor schedules potential special session for Oregon State Legislature on Sept 30

Oregon Capitol Watch "It’s time to call the question. I have informed Oregon House and Senate leaders to prepare for a potential special legislative session on September 30, because we have a unique opportunity to boost education funding and turn the corner on teacher layoffs and lost school days once and for all."

Bob Just discusses the Syria decision with Perry Atkinson on theDove

Bob Just discusses whether or not the United States should become involved in Syria

October 11-13, 2013 - OFRW Convention in Wilsonville

OFRW Biennial Convention
Banquet Room, Holiday Inn, Wilsonville, Oregon

The OFRW convention committee is pleased to announce that National President Rae Lynne Chornenky will be one of our special guest speakers. President Chornenky is just coming off her own convention held in Louisville, KY celebrating NFRW's 75th anniversary. Our delegates and guests will hear from her the highlights of the national convention and the importance of the upcoming elections.

Josephine County's Art Robinson is New Chairman of Oregon GOP

Local author, Scott Jorgensen

"Transitions: Moving Into Leadership in Hard Times" The literary debut of W. Scott Jorgensen, details the political rise of a generation defined by the events of September 11 and the Great Recession.

Mr. Jorgensen's interview with Perry Atkinson on theDove's Focus Today.

August - At the Josephine County Fair

The Josephine County Republican Party Central Committee provided a "hospitality booth" for us at the fair this year. The ice water was popular and so was the candy. Children had some fun coloring an elephant. We posted their drawings on the wall. Too late it occurred to me that this is a fair and that there should be some competition. Maybe next year we can have a coloring contest. While the children sat and colored... their folks were in the next booth talking about Republican issues.

Dr. Art Robinson elected Oregon Republican Party Chairman

Dr. Art Robinson, resident of Josephine County has been elected to lead the Oregon Republican Party.
Our Vice President Nancy Trahern and Josephine County Republican Chairman Keith Trahern were at the meeting on August 10, 2013 when the Oregon Republican Party elected Dr. Art Robinson to replace Suzanne Gallagher as Chairman.

Oregon Governor Candidate - Rep. Dennis Richardson

Dennis Richardson - "Plan for Oregon"


News Release - July 24, 2013
Central Point, Ore. – Representative Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) announced today that he will seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination for the May Primary election leading up to the November 2014 General election.

July 23 - Diana Anderson and Lois Maxwell - Common Core Curriculum

Our guest speakers were Diana Anderson from Medford and Lois Maxwell from Grants Pass.

Topic: Discussion of the Common Core State Standards
as a framework for UNESCO's Environmental Standards for Grades K-12
sponsored by the US Partnership.
They provided handouts which list resources at the international, national and state levels, plus some flowcharts of the various facets of this intrusive Lifelong Learning agenda.

2014 Victory Dinner - July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013
Washington Political Analyst John Fund was the keynote speaker for a fundraiser organized by Suzanne Gallagher, Oregon State Republican Party Chairman.
Three counties co-hosted the event: Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath
Mr Fund spoke on "How the Obama Administration Scandals Affect 2014 Elections"
Donations from the Live auction with former County Commissioner CW Smith serving as auctioneer went to the three county Central Committees.

Should polliticians in Salem impose a mandatory income tax for Josephine County only to fund public safety?

Josephine County Residents Explain Public Safety "No" Vote.
· Citizens don’t trust county government to spend wisely
· Tired of voting on property tax increases (6th time in 10 yrs)
· Reject Salem’s Josephine County only income tax increase
Person on the street interviews reveal the truth!
Vote here: Oregon Capitol Watch.

Josephine County Republican Central Committee endorses the referendum petition being undertaken by Citizens Saving Private Property

June 14, 2013 Press Release from the Josephine County Republican Central Committee .
For more information click: here.


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