11/18/2015 NEWSLETTER

November 18, 2015

Kudos to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his forthright position against receiving refugees from Syria into our state. And to Rep. Bob Dold for his efforts in Washington to support the governors who are standing up for their states' citizens and safety.

Our women's club welcomes all to the annual meeting of Republican Women of Wheeling Township tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. here at HQ. A brief business meeting for election of officers will be followed by DVD speeches by Presidential candidates Rick SantorumTed Cruz and Ben Carson.

Tonight is the perfect time to bring in an item or two - or more! - for Operation Support Our Troops. The women's club has a collection box here at HQ to take in such gifts as canned fruit or tuna, mouthwash (in plastic), nasal spray, antacids and/or pain meds (100 count or less of either), breakfast bars, peanut butter (16 oz. or smaller), AA batteries, Ziploc bags in quart or gallon size. Since the collection is to precede Thanksgiving, this really is the best time to make your donation.

A campaign kickoff reception for State Comptroller Leslie Munger will be held tomorrow night, Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 to 8 p.m. in the home of Grant & Diane Geissler, 201 Surrey Lane, Lincolnshire (near Rt. 22 & Riverwoods Road). Requested donation $50.

Gov. Rauner will keynote a fundraising reception for Sen. Matt Murphy on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m. at Inverness Country Club, 102 N. Roselle Road, Inverness. $75 per person/$125 per couple.

County Commr. Tim Schneider invites participation in his holiday season kickoff reception Thursday, Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m., at Chicago Prime Italian, 1370 Bank Dr., Schaumburg. $75 per person/$125 per couple. RSVP by Nov. 25 to Citizens for Tim Schneider, 640 Timber Ridge Dr., Bartlett 60103.

Mark your calendar now for the annual holiday party of Republicans of Wheeling Twp., this year at a new location: Old Orchard Country Club on Rand Road north of Euclid in Mt. Prospect. (Turn north onto Schoenbeck for the clubhouse entrance.) Sunday, Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m.

Our office hours are suspended for next week. We will be open this Saturday at the usual hours, but no coverage during Thanksgiving week.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Ruth O’Connell

Republican Committeeman


11/11/2015 NEWSLETTER

November 11, 2015

A heartfelt thank-you to every one of you who has served our country in uniform. Observing Veterans Day, we honor you!

Our next meeting is this Saturday (Nov. 14) here at HQ. We'll start at 8:30 a.m.; be sure to arrive by 8:45 to be eligible for the on-time attendance prize drawing. And bring neighbors and other friends to meet, hear and question State Sen. Matt Murphy and State Representatives David Harris and Tom Morrison, all appearing together Saturday to give us the insider story from Springfield. Coffee, juice and breakfast baked goods will be available.

Tomorrow night (Thursday) our HQ will be open to invited candidates and come-one, come-all Republicans to meet and secure petition signatures and for those of you who have been collecting signatures to turn in your petitions. Notaries will be on hand. Door opens at 7, and our hosts, Brian Medley & Kevin O'Connell, offer refreshments, conversation and even a raffle throughout the evening.

Republican Women of Wheeling Township invite all to attend their annual meeting (officers election) and a candidate-on-DVD "movie night," featuring speeches by Dr. Ben CarsonSen. Ted Cruz and former Sen. Rick Santorum. 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 18, here at HQ.

The Republican Women's Club invites everyone to participate in a care-package drive for our troops, in conjunction with Wheeling Township and Operation Support Our Troops. Unsealed letters of support are welcome, to be addressed "Dear Military Person." Plus, you are asked to bring to the club's annual meeting at HQ on Nov. 18 any or all of the following (please exclude expired items and glass): canned fruit, canned tuna, mouthwash (in plastic), nasal spray, antacids and/or pain relief medication (100 count or less of either), breakfast bars/Poptarts, peanut butter (16 oz or smaller plastic jar), AA batteries, quart-or-gallon-size Ziploc bags.


Ruth O’Connell

Republican Committeeman


11/06/2015 NEWSLETTER

November 6, 2015

Monday night brings the fundraiser for State Rep. Tom Morrison at Ditka's in west Arlington Heights. Football's the theme, and the Monday Night nationally televised Bears vs. San Diego is the game. Refreshments, fun with fellow Republicans, all in a good cause! Tickets are $75 per person; those who turn in a completed Tom Morrison petition will be admitted free. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Our candidates still need your help gathering signatures on their petitions. Don't wait for the snow to fall! Come in now and get a sheet or two for your favorite candidates.

Petitions -- plus an opportunity to meet and mingle with candidates -- are on the agenda for an open house next Thursday night (Nov. 12) at HQ hosted by precinct captains Brian Medley and Kevin O'Connell; doors open at 7 p.m. Refreshments and a raffle will top off the event. Candidates invited include Cook County Tax Review Commr. Dan Patlak, State Representatives David Harris Tom Morrison and judicial candidates David Studenroth Steven Kozicki (12th Subcircuit) and Gary Seyring (13th Subcircuit).  

Our next Saturday morning meeting is on Nov. 14, 8:30 here at HQ. State Sen. Matt Murphy and our GOP State Representatives, David Harris and Tom Morrison, will be bringing us the inside story from Springfield.


Ruth O’Connell

Republican Committeeman

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