01/11/2017 NEWSLETTER

January 11, 2017 

Welcome to our first meeting of the new year! 

We're gathering this Saturday morning (Jan. 14) at 8:30 a.m. here at the office at 909 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. We are honored to welcome Leslie Munger -- who has served the past two years as State Comptroller -- as our speaker. Those of us who heard her on the campaign trail in 2016 know that Leslie is a gifted speaker and one who truly knows Illinois's financial struggles inside and out. It should be quite a constructive meeting for those of us who care deeply about rescuing Illinois for our children and grandchildren. Bring friends; they will find it well worth their time.

And put us on your calendar for the second Saturday in February and March, too; expect to hear from Dan Proft in February and Illinois House Assistant Republican Leader Peter Breen in March. 

Now is the time to renew your membership in Republicans of Wheeling Township! Please fill out a new/renew membership card when you come to the meeting this Saturday and plan to give us a modest contribution as "dues." The cards will be available at the office from now on through the year. You can even take a couple to sign up friends. Help us build our team for future victories!

Attn: Voter Registrars! It is time to renew your oath as a "deputy registrar," and we have the forms for that at the office, too. So when you come Saturday, ask for a "Deputy Registrar Oath" to renew your commission. That will give you authority to register Illinois voters through Nov. 30, 2018. No need to be retrained ... unless you want a refresher at our next class (not scheduled at this point). 

I am hoping to have news soon about the 2017 Lincoln Day Dinner, but the schedule and speaker have not yet been nailed down for our multi-township event. Stay tuned!


Ruth O'Connell
Republican Committeeman


01/04/2017 NEWSLETTER

January 4, 2017 

Happy new year! It should be quite a year for those of us who desire to make a difference for America. Let's plan to work together to make America great again!

We will be kicking off our program year with a meeting Saturday, Jan. 14 (second Saturday, as usual!), here at HQ. We are honored that outgoing Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger has put us on her calendar for that morning, and I look forward to hearing her reflections not only on the campaign but especially on the condition of Illinois state finances. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Invite neighbors and other friends to join you in putting our meeting on the schedule.

And put us on your calendar for the second Saturday in February and March, too; we're lining up outstanding programsfor those meetings, and we will want to see you here!

We extend our sympathy to precinct captain Virginia Chapa on the December passing of her husband Sylvester, and to Township Trustee JoAnne Schulz on the passing just this Monday of her husband Jack. Visitation for the Schultz family is scheduled for Monday, 3 to 8 p.m., at Glueckert's Funeral Home in Arlington Heights; Jack's funeral is set for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church ("St. Al's"), Prospect Heights. Both gentlemen were veterans who served America; we thank God for them.


Ruth O'Connell
Republican Committeeman


12/07/2016 NEWSLETTER

December 7, 2016 ... the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, lest we forget the perils of unpreparedness

A hearty thank-you to each of you who filled the hall at Atlantis Banquets last night to nominate our township slate for the April election. It was a spirited evening, and when the votes were cast, I was heartened to see the decision of our township Republican caucus-goers to nominate the slate I had recommended. Your confidence in me and my township colleagues means so much to me. I am thankful! 

Our slate for April will be headed by current township supervisor Kathy Penner. Joining her on the slate will be Joanne Schultz and I as returning trustees, plus ROWT precinct captains Jeff Battinus and Brian Medley MD, who are new to the slate. Running for re-election will be your Republican Assessor Jerry Sadler and GOP Clerk Joanna Gauza

On to victory in April! We will need your support and involvement in this spring's election, but more about that later!

I was pleased, too, to see so many friends at our annual holiday party last Sunday at the Old Orchard Country Club. Along with so many of our volunteers and our township slate, we were happy to welcome State Rep. David Harris, State Sen. Tom Rooney, County Commr. Gregg Goslin, Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, 10th Dist. State Central Committeeman Mark Shaw, Judge Jim Pieczonka, our newly elected Judges Steve Kozicki & Jim Allegretti, our almost-won judicial nominee David Studenroth, and our outstanding 9th District Congressional nominee Joan Lasonde. 

A big thank-you to Christine Dolgopol and Michelle Harris for pulling together the holiday event. 

As we go into this season, expect our hours to be somewhat erratic, but know that you have my warmest wishes for a blessed holiday.


Ruth O'Connell
Republican Committeeman

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909 E Rand Rd
Arlington Hts IL60004
(847) 632-1774

Tues. 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Wed. 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
and 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. 4 – 6 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
By Appointment