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Welcome to the Wauconda Township Republican Club


Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope you find the information useful and that it motivates you to action for the betterment of our nation. Be sure to hit all our pages and visit all the links.





On Memorial Day we remember the men and women who fought in our Armed Forces and who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We pray for the men and women who are serving in our Armed Forces and for their families that they remain safe.  We are grateful for their service...Our FREEDOM is a gift from all of them.

Join Us on Monday, MAY 26th, 2014 in Recognizing in a Very Public Way the Great Sacrifice Men and Women of Our Armed Forces Have Made in Protecting Our Liberties And Our Nation! Line up is at 9:30am, Kickoff is at 10am from the Cook Park Skate park on Main St. followed by a moving ceremony at the parade's conclusion at Memorial Park, IL. 176 and Main St. Wauconda. Details at www.waucondaparade.com  All are Welcome to walk with us and our mascot Eddie the Elephant.



The Wauconda Township Republican Club had their 2014 Primary Candidate Endorsement Vote on Jan. 14.   

The Theme of the Evening was Reform Promoted With New Energy.

Each of the candidates for the following offices were discussed at length by the club membership and received in excess of the required 70% of the vote needed for endorsement. Jeri Atleson is endorsed for Lake County Treasurer and Bob Grogan is endorsed for Illinois State Treasurer. Jim Oberweis is endorsed for U.S. Senate and for Republican candidate for governor,  the WTRC endorses Bruce Rauner.

Both Jeri Atleson (Lake Co. Treasurer) and Bob Grogan (State Treasurer) are CPA’s and bring real world experience in the proper handling of funds to these offices. Jim Oberweis is a veteran of several campaigns and has the “thick skin” and singularity of purpose necessary to defeat Sen. Durbin. Bruce Rauner is eager to promote reform in state government and job creation throughout Illinois.

The WTRC will work hard to ensure that these candidates’ message is delivered throughout Wauconda Township.                                                It’s Time to Get Illinois Back On Track!

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   1st Wednesday of December!   7:00 pm    Our meeting will be at the Wauconda Township Hall, 505 Bonner Rd. Wauconda (North side of Bonner Rd. about 300 yards east of U.S.12.  We will discuss plans for promoting Republican ideals and increasing our membership. Bring your friends and neighbors and help get Illinois back on track. 

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  YES, We Know That the Election Has Passed. The WTRC Believes That the Republican Message is the American Message. Learn It, Know It, Spread It Far and Wide! ... ROMNEY/ RYAN ! Now That's the Ticket! Learn moore about 'America's Comeback Team' at www.mittromney.com . With Mitt Romney's and Paul Ryan's clarity of purpose, thoughtful and concise plans and courage to speak the truth to the American people about our shared future as a nation, We are even more energized to work for Republican victory at all levels of government. Join our club today in our efforts to get America and Illinois back on track! Share with your friends and neighbors our enthusiasm and the Republican Message by looking at video of the entire RNC Convention or pick and choose your favorite clips and speeches by going to http://www.youtube.com/user/gopconvention2012/videos or go to the "c-span library" at http://www.c-span.org/RNC/convention-library/ .

Read Mitt Romney's Closing Argument Speech Given on Nov. 2nd In West Allis Wisconsin.  http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/11/mitt-romney-delivers-remarks-wisconsin-real-change-day-one-0


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Now contrast the above uplifting message from the RNC Convention with the Sourpusses at the DNC Convention including Illinois Sen. Durbin who can't decide wether to acknowledge GOD in their party's platform. Watch these two You Tube videos, "Democrats Boo GOD" http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eUJE9YfsbNQ and "Sen. Dick Durbin Defensive On Democrats Dissing GOD" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgAU1XoKDJk .


Video Section: "A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words", A Video Is Many Times As Much. See for yourself:

The DEBT Generation: A 60 Second Testimonial from the Tennessee College Republicans. Well done video put together by these college students on how they have seen the light in regards to their presidential preference. View at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnDyXrSwJnA

An Alarming Call to All Who Love the Freedoms Afforded to Us Through "The American Expriment" as presented by Freemarket America .Org Watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc&feature=player_embedded

Global Warming to Blame for Gangland Gun Violence in Chicago. So says societal expert, Christie Hefner, daughter of Playboy magnate, Hugh Hefner, in 1/29/13 interview. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/left-wing-nut-christie-hefner-global-warming-is-driving-up-gun-violence-in-chicago-video/


And a Few Choice Words Can Be Invaluable:

Dr. Benjamin Carson takes Pres. Obama to School on American Values and Healthcare Reform. Dr. Carson, Director of Neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital gave an inspiring speech on the hopes and dreams of Americans at the National Prayer Breakfast on 2/7/13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PFb6NU1giRA 

Washington County, Wi. Sheriff Dale K. Schmidt Publishes a Letter on 3/8/13 to All Washington Co. Residents on Protecting the Constitution. Sheriff Schmidt's views on gun control and preserving the peace are in stark contrast to Milwaukee's mayor and police chief and the rest of the left wing crowd seeking to diminish our constitutional rights in the vain pursuit of safety by government control.   http://www.washingtoncountysheriffwi.org/sheriff_articles.php 


Public Service Announcement (PSA) 1/24/13 From Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. All citizens must consider ways they can contribute to public safety in their neighborhoods as well as homes. Sheriff Clarke has stated "You have a duty to protect yourself and your family". Listen to this forcefull and practicle PSA. http://county.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/cntySheriff/Audio

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  26 Governors and counting Refuse to Set Up Obamacare Exchanges in Their States.

The Nov. 16th deadline set by the feds. for states to declare wether they would set up their own health insurance exchanges or tell the federal govt. to do it on their own came and went with the Obama Administration adding another three weeks to "comply". Gov. Walker of Wisconsin and Gov. Jindal of Louisiana gave indication of their decision against setting up exchanges months ago with Gov. Walker returning $36 million in "free" federal money to assist in setting up the scheme and Gov. Jindal's Administration pointedly and repeatedly asking for explanation of the ambiguous requirements set forth by HHS Secretary Sebilius. Gov. Walker's and Gov. Jindal's official announcement on Nov. 16th appears to have had a cascade effect of now a bi-partisan majority announcing or intending to declare that the feds. can keep and implement this convoluted plan themselves. Read more at Milwuakee Journal Sentinal, "Wisconsin Unlikely to Create Heath Care Exchange" 11/15/12, http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/state-unlikely-to-create-health-care-exchange-even-with-deadline-extension-307Intq-179579921.html  and the official declaration by Gov. Jindal's Administration including point by point concerns about so called "state exchanges". http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/media/LA_Declaration_HealthInsuranceExchanges.pdf 


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General Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2014. General Election Voter Info:  Visit www.LakeCountyClerk.info and click on Voter Power for voter registration information and your specific polling location.  

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 Check our Legislation News for information on pending legislation and legislative alerts such as HB 1, Legalization of "Medical" Marijuana. You may then go to the Directory of Elected Officials to pass on your views to your representatives.   Updated 5/3/13

 Go to our Newsletter page for articles on the top issues of the day. Stay informed so you can win arguments with all the leftists you're bound to run into, including the fiasco that is "Obamacare". Updated 7/8/13.  

Action Alert: (5/3/13) The Illinois House Is Still Several Votes Short For Passage of SB 10. Now is Not the Time to Back Off! Call Your Representatives and Tell Them to Vote NO on the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Act"

Just 2 years ago this matter was already dealt with through passage of a civil unions law in 2011 which included full recognition under Illinois statute of these same sex relationships. The push for “gay marriage” is redundant and unnecessarily provocative. Marriage has a definitive meaning based on the procreative abilities of a man and a woman and has held unique status in cultures for thousands of years. We need not stand by idly while obdurate politicians force upon all Illinoisans a redefinition of marriage. Even Pres. Obama was against “same sex marriage” until as recently as April, 2012. This is a dramatic societal change that deserves full discussion about it’s impact on commerce and business rules, education, religious expression and rights of free speech.

Undeclared consequences here in Illinois have included the driving out of Catholic Charities from providing adoption services because it would not place children with same sex couples under the current civil union law, and the fining of the proprietors of a bed and breakfast in southern Illinois for not renting rooms to a “civil union” couple. In Massachusetts, a church was sued for not allowing their hall to be used for a “gay wedding” reception and in Nevada a woman was charged for refusing to provide photography services during a civil union ceremony; so much for artistic freedom.

The impact on child custody laws and school curriculum as it pertains to “comprehensive sex education” and life style tolerance has received scant attention.

The Platform of the Illinois Republican Party embraces the protection of the traditional family. “The Republican Party endorses a constitutional amendment protecting our (Illinois’) Defense of Marriage Act and enshrining in constitutional law marriage as it is defined in our (state’s) DOMA”.

With these points in mind, Please call and e-mail each of our state representatives serving portions of Wauconda Township and tell them to vote NO on SB10 dubiously entitled “The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act”. State Senators Dan Duffy(26th, R) and Pamela Althoff(32nd,R) both voted No on SB10 while Sen. Melinda Bush(31st,D) voted in favor of redefining marriage. With a vote coming at anytime, please contact ASAP State Representatives David McSweeney(52nd,R), Barb Wheeler(64th,R) and Sam Yingling(62nd,D) and urge them to vote no on SB10. Go to Directory of Elected Officials page for contact information. SB 10 has passed the senate and Gov. Quinn has pledged to sign it if it passes the house. The house vote is our last chance to stop this misguided bill but take heart for many democrat reps. and their constituents are also not in favor of this proposal. 

 For more coverage of this issue go to the Illinois Family Institute at www.illinoisfamily.org and an excellant examination on why traditional marriage is uniquely promoted and must be protected by Cardinal George, Arch Bishop of Chicago, http://www.archchicago.org/blog/comments.aspx?postID=276

And here closer to home, the Ignorance and Arrogance of Chicago politicians. Read "Lessons Learned from the Chick-fil-A Imbroglio" By Laurie Higgins, http://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/lessons-learned-from-the-chick-fil-a-imbroglio/   .


  Action Alert: Attorney Gen. Holder is stonewalling Congress on the facts regarding approval and implementation of BATF's covert operation, "Fast and Furious". Call Senators Durbin and Kirk and demand an expedited and thorough investigation. Background articles at our Legislation News page.

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Republican Reform Proposals and Conservative Ideas:

"A Bi-Partisan Way Forward on Medicare", an op-ed piece by Cong. Paul Ryan(R-Wi) and Cong. Ron Wyden (D-Or) from the Wall Street Journal, 12/14/11 http://budget.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=272619 . Also a press release from Ryan and Wyden listing main provisions of this bi-partisan health reform proposal, http://budget.house.gov/bipartisanhealthoptions/  .

One More Reason to Pursue Education Reform as presented by National Education Association General Counsel Robert Chanin.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwxiRXqH_hQ .It is indeed about power and money.

Illinois State Budget Alert: The Republican Leadership of the General Assembly has determined that the state faces a $22.6 Billion deficit in 5 years unless tough choices are made now in spending priorities. To see the Republican plan to cut $5 Billion from the budget go to http://illinoisrealitycheck.com

9/26/11 How to Create a Job! (and how not to). A must see video on the basics of a free market and the futility of a command economy.  http://www.economicfreedom.org/2011/09/14/how-to-create-a-job-creating-value-not-just-work/   

The GOP Jobs Plan can be found at www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=248873 . (posted 6/26) Republicans have a whole host of ideas on how to promote job and economic growth. The Dems?... all talk, no ideas, no action... except more borrowing and spending.

                Congressman Pual Ryan on "The Principle of Prudence and the Conservative Renewal" a speech given to the National Review institute and posted on 1/26/13. http://budget.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=317946 

  Go To The GOP Congressional Web Site,  http://www.gop.gov/budget ,  to get the facts on Congressman Paul Ryan's "The Path To Prosperity" budget proposal for getting our Nation back to sound financial footing. Now available, "Saving Medicare" with Cong. Paul Ryan, video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJIC7kEq6kw&feature=player_embedded

9/23/11 Congressman Paul Ryan's "Plan to Simplify the Tax Code". Powerful video on how eliminating tax loopholes and lowering the overall tax rate for individuals and business will diminish the power of lobbyists and unleash the true spirit of American self determination. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2Aewj_IndN4 

Government Gone Wild !  A video presentation on govt. spending by www.governmentgonewild.org that's on "You Tube". See for yourself,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VtVbUmcQSuk  Also you can better visualize Pres. Obama's "draconian" spending cuts in this video at  http://www.wimp.com/budgetcuts/  

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Also, be sure to hit the Events page as there are many activities, forums and elected representative "meet and greets" coming up this primary campaign season!  Such as......

The Lake County Republican Federation 52nd Annual Spring Gala, Sen. Ron Johnson as the Keynote Speaker

Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:30pm- Reception, 7:30pm- Dinner at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, Lincolnshire, IL. 

See Events page for complete list and details.

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 This site paid for by the Wauconda Township Republican Club. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.   



  We are a group of like-minded men and women from all walks of life working together to promote liberty and prosperity through Republican principles as found in the Illinois Republican platform.

(Go to www.weareillinois.org  and click on Learn, click Party Resources, then click Platform)

While often our mission requires diligent effort, we also have fun by participating in civic events, hosting candidate forums, dinners, and regular monthly meetings. All of these functions are geared toward building up our members with knowledge of the issues (check our NEWSLETTER page) and candidates so they can confidently share this information with family, friends, and neighbors.

Join our club today for just $10 per year and be a part of the growing movement to promote Republican ideals in 2013 and onward to the 2014 general elections. Go to our CONTACT US page to leave a message.

 It is the promotion of Republican ideals through the passage of legislation, which will in turn help our office holders at all levels clarify their message and lead to new victories. This is not just the job of our elected representatives alone but also requires the input and motivation of engaged constituents such as ourselves. In the coming months we will post important news about  legislation along with contact information.

Wauconda GOP Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner March 2012       



                     The McNulty Irish Dancers, March 10, 2012 Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner"


Our "Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner" fundraiser was a big success.  We had many honored guests including, 8th District Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, 14th District Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford.  Once again, Bobbie's Barrell (Volo) displayed a delicious corned beef buffet and the McNulty Irish Dancers were wonderful entertainment. Thank you to all our supporters who attended.  A great time was had by all.


"1st Annual Meet Your Candidates & Eat Their Chili Cook-Off"

Candidates from left are Mike Nerheim, Il Senator Suzi Schmidt, Bryan Winter, Jerry Dietz,Steve Newton, Barb Wheeler, Il Rep Sandy Cole and on the right, in the foreground is Il Senator Dan Duffy.



Our Wauconda Township "Chili-Cook-off" was a big success.  Thank you to all fifteen candidates who participated:  Congressman Joe Walsh, Il. Senator Dan Duffy, Il. Senator Suzi Schmidt, Il. Rep. Sandy Cole, and candidates Bryan Winter, Nick Sauer, Dan Quick, Louise Hayes, Barb Wheeler, Steve Newton, David McSweeney, Mike Nerheim, Danielle Rowe, Jerry Dietz, Keth Brin and thanks to Bob Cook, our Lake County Republican Chairman and Mike McKay our Wauconda Township Republican Club President for their participation in our "Chili Cook-Off".

This "Chili Cook-Off" was a great event to both help candidates introduce themselves to the voting public and to help the voters to "get to know" their candidates to help them make good choices for the March Primary.




The process for 2012 elections has begun.  Many have been out collecting signatures for candidates so they can be on the ballot for the primary on March 20, 2012.  Phone banking is an important part of the process also and will begin in February.  Please consider helping out on the phones.  It will take all of us to "win" our elections both statewide and federalwide.  Thank you.







Wauconda Township Republican Club Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner

The WTRC annual "Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner" will be held at the Wauconda American Legion Hall, on March 6, 2013

Please save-the-date. See Events Page for details