05/25/2016 NEWSLETTER

May 25, 2016

Thank you to those who went with me to the Republican State Convention in Peoria last weekend. It was an exciting and productive gathering, all the more because of the strength of our crew from Wheeling Township!

Next on the agenda: the Arlington Heights Memorial Day parade next Monday, May 30. Plan now to walk with us as we show our gratitude for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We will gather at position # 38, four to five blocks east of the fire station on Davis Street. The parade steps off at 9:30; please be there plenty early, wearing a ROWT navy-blue t-shirt, available in various sizes at HQ. If you are a US military veteran, you will be welcome to ride the parade in our army carrier. 

Our organization president Dan Patlak is seeking volunteers for his Team Patlak entry in the Safe Haven 5K walk on Sunday, July 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Chicago. Details to follow, but if you do sign up now, be sure to enter the team name "Team Patlak Republicans" when you go to the Safe Haven Run/Walk website at

Voter registrars! Are you registering voters for the all-important upcoming election? It's not too soon to be looking for new voters and signing them up for the big day!

Ruth O’Connell
Republican Committeeman


05/18/2016 NEWSLETTER

May 18, 2016

I was glad to see so many of you at last Saturday's meeting at HQ, featuring 8th Dist. State Central Committeeman Ryan Higgins. I hope his presentation both encouraged and challenged us all to march to victory for our nominees this November.

Coming up this weekend is the State Republican Convention in Peoria. We have a strong delegation from Wheeling Township, and I am looking forward to being with our fellow Republicans from across the state, as well as being with many of you.

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and I hope you will make plans now to walk with us in the Arlington Heights parade on Monday, May 30, to show our colors and our appreciation for those who have sacrificed all for the sake of our freedom as Americans. Please leave a message at HQ (847/632-1774) to let me know you'll be part of our team that day. And if you need a distinctive navy-blue ROWT t-shirt for the occasion (and to keep for other events), please get in touch with your size requirement. Or come into HQ during office hours, and we'll put one into your hands. 

Ruth O’Connell
Republican Committeeman


05/11/2016 NEWSLETTER

May 11, 2016

This Saturday we'll host our monthly meeting at HQ, 909 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Coffee, juice & baked goods will be available at 8:30 a.m. Arrive by 8:45 to be eligible for our on-time attendance prize drawing. 

Program for the morning will feature Ryan Higgins, the GOP Committeeman for our neighboring Schaumburg Township and the 8th Congressional District State Central Committeeman. He will bring us historical perspective on Republican voter turnout and election results going back a ways, featuring Wheeling Township and some of our neighboring townships as well. I think you'll find it encouraging ... interesting, to say the least. Bring neighbors and other friends to get acquainted with the top GOP organization in Cook County.

The State GOP Convention is rapidly approaching ... just over a week away on May 20-21 in Peoria. If you'd like to participate but you'd rather go on Saturday, call Ryan Higgins (312/590-6186) to let him know you'd like to ride the bus that leaves from Schaumburg at 6 a.m. and returns that evening. Cost just $36 per person.

Will I see you tonight at the 
reception for judicial nominee Jim Allegretti? 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Park Ridge Country Club, 636 N. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge. $50 for the volunteers of Republicans of Wheeling Township.

This Friday, 
Rep. Tom Morrison needs our help raising funds for his campaign at a $25 reception at the American Legion Post in Palatine (122. W. Palatine Road). The event gets underway at 6 p.m. I hope you can participate. 

Our condolences to the family of former Wheeling Township Supervisor Mike Schroeder, who passed away last weekend. And to the family of Ann Bennett, who followed Mike on Monday. 

The visitation for Mike, who is also the former president of our organization and former Mayor of Arlington Heights, will be tonight from 3 to 8 p.m. at Glueckert Funeral Home. Funeral service will be tomorrow, Thursday, at 10 a.m. at Harvest Bible Chapel. 

Ruth O’Connell
Republican Committeeman

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