Republicans Hold Play Day Fundraiser

Yesterday was one of the biggest fundraisers for the McHenry County Republican Central Committee.

Candidates traditionally place their yard signs along the McHenry Country Club on Play Day.

My guess is that parking along the road during previous golf outings has led to the “No Parking” signs there now.

Time was that late comers had to park on the road. Today, I had no trouble finding a parking spot in the McHenry Country Club lot.

Kieth and Marge Nygren enter the McHenry Country Club. Barb Wheeler was selling raffle tickets to raise more money for the local GOP organization.

Talking to some folks outside the front door, I saw Sheriff Keith Nygren and his wife approaching. I asked if I could take a photo.  They kept walking.

McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler and Chief Deputy Treasurer Glenda Miller are seen at the check-in table.

Inside volunteers were collecting checks and issuing meal tickets.

8th District congressional candidate Joe Walsh and his wife Helene met with the active Republicans.

I didn’t get all the luminaries, but 8th Congressional District Republican candidate Joe Walsh and his wife Helene were courting support.

State Rep. and McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon is caught in a tender moment with his wife Cathy.

Wives of politicians end up doing things they might not really want to do and going places they might not really want to go. Tryon was about party business most of the evening…but not all the time.

Jack Franks' GOP opponent John O'Neill sat with former State Rep. Rosemary Kurtz and her daughter McHenry County College board member Donna Kurtz.

State Rep. Candidate John O’Neill was eating with former State Rep. Rosemary Kurtz and her daughter Donna Kurtz, who is a McHenry County Board member and county board candidate in District 2. Her running mate Ken Koehler was at the event, too, but I didn’t get a shot of him.

State Rep. Mark Beaubien and his wife Dee ate dinner.

State Rep. Mark Beaubien ate with his wife Dee.

Judge Gordon Graham was sitting with former McHenry County Board member Don Brewer.

Judge Gordon Graham was eating with former McHenry County Board member and former Algonquin Village Board President Don Brewer.

Former McHenry County Board member Bob Vorisek (sitting) was talking to current McHenery County Board member Marc Munaretto.

Former Algonquin Township Supervisor and County Board member Bob Vorisek was talking with McHenry County Board member and Algonquin Township Clerk Marc Munaretto.

Three women who run county offices are Recorder Phyllis Walters (back left), County Clerk Katherine Schultz (back right) and Auditor Pam Palmer (front center). On the left is Walter's sister Marie Holte, visiting from Colorado. On the right is Sheriff's Department employee Kathy Seith.

I caught this tower of feminine courthouse power after I finished eating steak.

From left to right are Greenwood Township Supervisor Barbara Klasen, McHenry County Board member John Hammerand and former State Senator Jack Schaffer.

Former State Senator and GOP County Chairman Jack Schaffer was eating with Greenwood Township Supervisor Barbara Klasen and McHenry County Board member John Hammerand.

Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager talks to Bruce Novak and his wife Louise.McHenry Township Clerk Bruce Novak and his wife Louise chatted with Woodstock Mayor Brian Sagar.

Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager spoke with McHenry Township Clerk Bruce Novak and his wife Louise.

Black Hobson, Cheryl Meyer and Mike Skala, all from Grafton Township, sit together.

Three Grafton Township politicians, from left to right, newly-appointed Lakewood Village Trustee Blake Hobson, Cheryl Meyer and Huntley School Board member Mike Skala.

There were many other Republicans present, of course, including former McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Al Jourdan and Bill LeFew. Coroner Marlene Lantz was sighted. McHenry County Board candidate Nick Provenzano, who is managing Joe Walsh’s campaign, was in attendance as was McHenry County Board member Pete Merkel. I’m sure there were more candidates. Please email me with others’ names.


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