COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) recently honored Dixie Shinaberry at its Biennial Tribute to Women event. Shinaberry is a member of the Morrow County Republican Women’s Club (MCRWC) that nominated her for the recognition.
“The women honored by the OFRW are outstanding examples of Republicanism in the OFRW and their local communities,” said OFRW President Lyn Bliss. “The Tribute to Women event honors unit club members who have given their time and talent to promote Republican candidates and values. In addition to supporting the election of excellent candidates – criteria for being honored may include things such as serving in government offices, accomplishing meaningful results in professional life, successfully rearing families and volunteering in civic and/or church organizations.”
Dixie has been a member of the MCRWC for 25 years, currently serving as vice president. She has also served as president, treasurer and on many club committees. She is a member of the Morrow County Republican Central Committee and Century Club.
She has assisted with local and state candidates’ campaigns, and attended several visits by Republican U.S. Presidents. She volunteers at Republican headquarters, has helped host events for candidates, has worked phone banks, and generally stepped up wherever needed.
Dixie has been Morrow County Recorder for the past 18 years.
She volunteers for: the Morrow County Fair; the County Pork Producers’, Cattlemen’s, and Dairy Clubs. Shinaberry is also active in the Morrow County Health Department, the Morrow County Hospice, the local Chamber of Commerce, Clothes Closet, Heart Association Flying Horse Farms, and the Antique Tractor Association. She participates in several agricultural and heritage festivals. Dixie donates to various youth and fair-related events.
Shinaberry belongs to the Morrow County Cattlemen’s Association, Conservation Club, Farm Bureau, Trustee Association, Business Women, and to the Ohio Recorders Association. She has
been on the boards of Morrow County Seniors on Center, Tomorrow Center, and Marketing Morrow Committee. While involved with the Marketing Morrow Committee, the first visitors guide for the county was published. Dixie also chaired the Exploratory Committee for Building Codes, and the Morrow County Homes Task Force.
She is a member of the Batemantown United Methodist Church where she is a Sunday School teacher, superintendent, and actively serves on many other church committees. She is currently involved with planning for the First Awakening in Morrow County Revival that will take place later this year.
Dixie is very proud of her three nephews and niece.
Founded in 1929, the OFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the state. The OFRW is affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women, one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization recruits and elects Republican candidates, advocates the GOP’s philosophy and initiatives, and empowers women in the political process. For more information regarding the OFRW, please visit www.ohfrw.com.