New Slate of Officers Elected at 2016 Annual Meeting!
On January 9, 2016, WRC members elected a new slate of officers. Read about them here. Outgoing President Jennifer Neubauer thanked her officers and board for their constant support and dedication over the past two years. She also recognized former WRC Presidents and thanked them for their contribution and past leadership, noting that she had felt like a "midget standing on the shoulders of giants" while at the helm of the now 75-year old WRC. Following the brief members' meeting, speaker Michael J. Lotus offered fascinating insight on his and James C. Bennett's book: America 3.0, Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century—Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come (Encounter Books, 2013). Read about the event here.
At our 2017 Benefit Luncheon, WRC awarded this year's President's Award to Mark Shaw, Chairman of the Lake County Republican Central Committee, Illinois GOP State Central Committeeman (10th), WRC member and invaluable WRC and GOP supporter. Read the citation here.
Eighty guests joined us December 3rd for our 75th Anniversary Bash, featuring guest speaker Congressman Peter Roskam and President's Award recipient, Pat Kammerer.
“Pat” Kammerer, past President of the Women’s Republican Club (2006-2008) has been a GOP stalwart for decades. Not only did Pat raise seven children with her late husband, John, a successful business executive who saw service in the U.S. Army under General Douglas MacArthur in Japan, she has consistently and continuously worked “in the trenches” for the GOP. Pat has served as precinct committeeman and captain. She heeded the call to be a poll watcher for Gov. Scott Walker in a hotly contested recall election in Wisconsin, leaving her station only when her safety was threatened and local police informed her they could not guarantee her personal safety. Pat has offered constant inspiration and bonhomie and has always been available to lend her support, advice, encouragement and love to WRC officers. She is the embodiment of the GOP woman: a lover of faith, family, country and hard work, all accomplished with beauty, grace and style. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, PAT! GOD BLESS YOU!
The Women's Republican Club hosts many events throughout the year, including candidate forums, speakers, luncheons and other receptions. Dues paying members frequently receive discounted pricing to these events.
Events in 2014 and 2015 have included receptions for retiring Lake County Clerk Williard Helander, Jim Oberweis, 2014 GOP candidate for US Senate and a coffee for Bruce and Diana Rauner. Speakers have included Maggie Gallagher of American Prinicples Project on religious freedom and same-sex marriage, Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA on organizing college and high school campuses, Bruno Behrend of Heartland Institute debating Common Core and PARCC testing and Liz Yore on spotting and stopping sex slave trafficking in Lake County and Chicagoland.
2016 Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade
2016 Lake Forest Day Parade
Lake County GOP Convention--April 18, 2018
2017 Christmas Benefit Luncheon
Over 400 party loyalists attended the annual Lake County Republicans Annual Picnic and Pig Roast. WRC members gladly volunteered to make the event a success. Join us to stay informed of upcoming events!
2014 and 2015 Events
Fourth of July Parade 2015!
Our Entry focused on Coroner Candidate Howard Cooper. Read about him here.
Happy 75th Birthday, WRC! 2016 Benefit Luncheon
June 9, 2016 WRC and the GOP Organizations in
Shields, Moraine, West Deerfield and Vernon Township Sponsored Event:
Paint Lake County Republican Red!
Featuring Leslie Munger, Comptroller of the State of Illinois and
Mark Shaw, Lake County GOP Chairman
Our Busy 2017 Summer with Candidates and Friends!
Saving Illinois in 2018: Jobs, Taxes, Real Estate Values & Prosperity
John Tillman, Illinois Policy Institute, October 2017
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