July 29, 2015
We will be hosting a Presidential debate-watching party here at HQ on Thursday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. We'll have our big screen available, as well as refreshments, for us all to watch together the top 10 (in the polls) candidates for the GOP nomination. The debate is hosted by Fox News Channel and is the first in a series offered by the Republican National Committee. This should be a fun and enlightening evening!
Sen. Rand Paul will be in Niles this Saturday, Aug. 1, for a rally at 2:30 (doors open at 2 p.m.). He is being hosted by a good Niles Republican at his Royal Kitchen & Bath showroom, 7530 N. Caldwell, between Howard and Jarvis. The GOP Presidential candidate will be signing his new book at 3:30; books will be available for purchase at the no-charge rally.
The State Fair in Springfield is scheduled for Aug. 13-23 at the fairgrounds in the north end of the capital city. Governor's Day (Republican Day) is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 19; free admission.
We had a nice crowd and a good time at the annual picnic for our Republican Women's club last Saturday at the backyard patio of Penny Pullen & Pam Reed. Among the dignitaries: State Rep. David Harris and his wife Michelle, Board of Tax Review Commissioner Dan Patlak and his wife Dulce, and prospective 57th Dist. State Rep. candidate Bill Grossi and his wife Mari. A huge thank-you to County Commissioner Gregg Goslin for his generous contribution toward the expenses of the event and to Christine Dolgopol, John Keane, Alan Carlton, Cyndi Hower, Jane Hartfelder and Lisa & Bill Smith for special volunteer efforts. We have a great women's club, and I am grateful for all they do for our Republican victories.