December 10, 2014
We will not be keeping regular office hours between now and January 3. I wish you all a special time with family and friends during this blessed holiday season.
Many of us enjoyed our annual Christmas party last Sunday; our good volunteers packed out LaZingara, and we welcomed our state party chairman Tim Schneider, as well as Congressman Bob Dold and his whole family. State Rep. David & Michelle Harris were with us, as was our State Central Committeeman (10th District) Mark Shaw. And we were pleased that Gary Seyring & Joe Folisi came from Schaumburg Township and that Bob Grogan, the DuPage County Auditor, attended.
Our own Tax Review Commissioner Dan Patlak helped me emcee the occasion, and Women's Club incoming president Lisa Smith presented a memory book to outgoing president Penny Pullen to thank her for 10+ years at the helm of our auxiliary. And, of course, our township officials: Supervisor Mike Schroeder, Assessor Jerry Sadler, Hwy. Commissioner Scott Saewert & Trustees Kathy Penner, Mike Domrzalski & Robert Hoban.
Arlington Hts. Veterans Memorial chairman Greg Padovani made an announcement at our party Sunday which I am eager to pass along to you. The Marine Corps Toys for Tots is running behind on toys for donating to Chicago area children this Christmas. If you can help fill this need, please bring toys for boys and/or girls aged birth to 13 to the American Legion Post at 121 N. Douglas, Arlington Heights, any day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Donated toys must be unwrapped, new and in the original packaging; stuffed animals are not preferred. Let's do our part for this annual Toys for Tots drive for the Chicago area US Marines. Thank you!
Mark Saturday, Jan. 10 on your calendar for our next regular meeting, here at HQ at 8:30 a.m. Let's start 2015 together!
Please join me in expressing sympathy to the son of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who passed away this morning. She will surely be missed.
Faithfully, Ruth O’Connell