May 15, 2013
Thanks for giving Sen. Kirk Dillard such a warm welcome last Saturday. We were competing with graduations and Mother's Day trips, but we filled the HQ, and I am grateful for the turnout.
Next up: Our membership drive. We are sending letters this week with the 2013 membership subscription card enclosed. If you do not receive one by next week but you'd like to re-up your membership, please call and request a letter or come in during office hours to get a card. This year's card has a change on it ... an opportunity to donate via credit card, which you can now also do at our website http://www.rowtgop.org.
Monday, May 27, we'll be saluting our veterans and commemorating those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and our freedom. Plan now to walk with us in the Memorial Day Parade in Arlington Heights. We'll be gathering at 9 a.m.; lineup begins at Sigwalt & Arlington Heights Road, and we will be unit # 34; it should be easy to find us. Get your ROWT navy-blue t-shirt ready to wear, and if you don't yet have one, get one during office hours at HQ.
That's what we're doing as an organization. But I have a request of you as a Republican: Now is the time to be vocal about the shortcomings of the Administration which is trampling on our freedoms in Washington and to encourage our Republican officeholders to be more outspoken. People are beginning to wake up as never before to the White House threats to our liberty, incompetence in office, opposition to the American way of life, and enormous costliness to us and to our children and grandchildren. Now is no time to be silent or discouraged. And that goes for the debacle being brought to us by the Springfield Democrats, too!