Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day. Thanks to all who have served, remember those who have fallen.

To all of you who still serve or have friends and/or family serving, you too have a part in the long line of heroes who have stood on the wall or charged hostile shores or captured hills or flown headlong into flak...Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Memorial Day
Written by LCRCC
Friday, 27 May 2011 23:31

Memorial Day

Whether you are with friends and family this weekend, the Indianapolis 500, working, or staying at home, please remember all those who served our country and fought for our freedom and paid the ultimate sacrifice. To all those who died while serving our great country, to all those families who have suffered the loss of a loved one who served, we salute you, we commemorate you and we will will never forget. Thank you!

 This issue of the Lake County Republican Party Newsletter includes a bit about the infamous "Printergate!"   To read everything on the LCRCC page, click right here.

May Newsletter
Written by Kim Krull
Saturday, 21 May 2011 22:30


Kim KrullChairman's Comments
Congratulations to all of our Republican Primary winners! Now is the time to start working together to get our candidates elected. We have four mayor races and many council and other local seats to win.
There are many projects coming up. Now that re-districting is completed, we will be re-organizing the First District Committee this June. We are working on another Candidate School scheduled for July. If you are not a candidate and would like to attend, please contact your City or Town Chairman for more information. The LCRCC has secured a headquarters and will be moving the printer and other office supplies there soon. We are hoping to once again have a call center going and will underwrite a significant portion for all candidates who wish to use this amazing technology. If you missed our last county meeting, we will have another one in September. We already have another guest speaker lined up! Reagan Breakfast is October 1st. We have confirmed US Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock as a guest speaker and we are also trying to get Senator Lugar to attend as well. Dan Buksa is coordinating a straw poll so it should be a lot of fun! Get your tickets early as we are also planning on a nationally known guest speaker as our keynote speaker. More details in upcoming newsletters.
I am recruiting candidates for positions that were not filled in the primary. Our City and Town Chairs did a pretty good job of filling them, but unless we want democrats to go unopposed in the fall, everyone needs to step up to either run or encourage someone you know who is a qualified Republican candidate to run.
Lastly, you may have read over the past few weeks negative press about some of our city and town organizations. Let me assure you that these issues have been addressed. Although by reading the local papers, one wouldn't know it. Let me also explain to you that where there is growth in any organization, there will always be conflict. It is when there is stagnation and apathy that everything always runs smoothly. We have been growing and changing from a party that was stagnant to a party that is engaging and has purpose. "Where all think alike, no one thinks very much." - Walter Lippmann. So there are bound to be disagreements. I am calling though for all Republicans who truly want to get Republicans in good standing elected, to stop the negative public comments.
Like my mom always said, "If you don't have anything good to say, say nothing at all." If you don't like something, then work for change in a positive way. We are all volunteers working to make the Republican Party as well as Lake County government better. The personal attacks do nothing but slow down that process, and makes the work of all those who are volunteers, from myself to each precinct committeemen, that much harder. As Henry Ford said, "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." Let's strive for SUCCESS!

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There seemed to be an awful lot of attention paid recently to the printer in Winfield! To clear everything up, here are the facts. The printer out in Winfield was purchased by John Curley. He stored it in a vacant building that he let the LOFS Chamber use rent free 2-3 days a week. He allowed the party to use the printer as Chuck Oliver was trained to run it, and Chuck ran other jobs for John using that printer as well. After John died, the Curley family allowed the LCRCC to continue using the printer as long as we insured it and paid any maintenance and ink fees. As we did not have the funds to pay for an office at the time and the Curley family did not move the printer out, the printer remained there. We have an old file cabinet and metal book case that is also in that building. There are no other printers, duplicators or copiers in that building and never have been since I took office. There is some talk of some other equipment like that, but I do not have any proof at this time that we have ever owned such equipment or where such equipment is. I am however, in the process of auditing records to see if any such equipment was ever purchased and if so, where it might be.

Since all the uproar over the printer, I have spoken again to Janet Curley. She has been gracious enough to donate the printer now to the LCRCC as she stated she has no more use for the machine. She is also donating a picture of President Lincoln that was given to John from Target Strategies. She requested that we hang it in our new office, and I will be honoring her request.

As I am unaware of when or if any candidates use the printer, it has always been the candidates' responsibility to find out what the in-kind donation amount is from Chuck Oliver to report on any campaign finance reports. He is the one who has the knowledge of jobs done and ink/time used. Most of the time it is a nominal amount as Chuck charges a flat rate for his time and the candidates supply their own paper. The party has absorbed the maintenance, ink, and insurance costs.

I signed a contract in April for office space for the LCRCC in the St John Mall. The rent started May 1st. We are getting ready to move everything we have from Winfield to St John in the next couple of weeks. I'd like to thank Janet Curley and the Curley family for their generous donations, and Chuck and Clemmer Oliver for your time helping candidates with printing. We look forward to Chuck and Clemmer helping in the new location. ~ The Boss (according to the Times!)

As you can see the LCRCC now own the Times.  Reporting has to get better...

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