Brinkman selected for Dorothy Andrew’s Kabis Memorial Internship


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) announces that its nominee, Abby Brinkman of Troy was selected by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) as their choice to receive the prestigious and highly competitive Dorothy Andrew’s Kabis Memorial Internship.

Brinkman’s exceptional leadership skills, academic success and motivation identified her as one of the most gifted and promising young Ohio Republican College Women. She has been a frequent volunteer with the Republican Party, placing phone calls, knocking on doors and leading the Shawnee State College Republican Club.

Her success is attributable to personal excellence, moral character, and principled future goals. Ms. Brinkman was recommended to the OFRW for consideration by the Miami County Republican Women’s Party and the Miami County Republican Women’s Club.

“It was a sincere pleasure to choose Ms. Brinkman as our Ohio nominee for the Kabis Internship – she is an outstanding young woman.” stated OFRW President Lyn Bliss.

The Dorothy Andrews Kabis Memorial Internship honors the former president of the NFRW (1963-67) who later was appointed U.S. treasurer by President Richard Nixon.

The internship gives female undergraduates the opportunity to spend part of the summer working at the NFRW national headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

Applicants are selected based upon their general knowledge of government, interest in politics, and campaign experience.

The OFRW congratulates Brinkman and looks forward to hearing about her future success.

Founded in 1938, the NFRW ( proudly represents the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. Today, the NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. The mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican party, educate the public and inform the media.

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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