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If you've never taken the plunge to get involved in political action, we encourage you to get to know us by attending a meeting. We are a growing local party, but we need more people like you to step up and share your perspective. We are building teams of people to tackle projects like data entry and analytics, voter registration, special events, social media and content management, and candidate support and canvassing.

 
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Events
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Jamesons in Huntley, IL

Social Toast & Roast Huntley/Marengo

Join us to chat and share our concerns.  There are many right now.  What can we do about it?  Let's talk about it all in this wonderful setting.  District 6 and also District 5 are welcome.  We even welcome Kane County Democrats.  We are all in this together. 

As we get closer to the election November 5th, more and more outrageous things are happening.  We need to stick together.  We need to show up.  


Meetings
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
Kristy & Dave's House in Crystal Lake, IL

Data Management Team Meeting

Join us for data management and data syncing activities - new volunteers are welcome!

Please note that we're meeting on Tuesday this week since the monthly McHenry County Democratic Party Central Committee Meeting (open to the public) is on Wednesday, July 18th at McHenry County College.

RSVP if you are able to come on Tuesday so that we can get your logins to the two systems established in time for your arrival.  Bring a laptop if you have one. The first session is usually slow going as we complete setup in both systems and get you acclimated to the tasks.

Note: For those of you willing to work on data entry remotely, we'll need to work together for a few sessions and then we can pursue remote assistance.


Meetings
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 34 rsvps
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

Central Committee Meeting — July

Meeting will be held in the Luecht Auditorium 
  • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open
  • 7:15 p.m. — Topics of Discussion
    • Candidates & Campaigns
    • Parades & Fairs
  • 8:00 p.m. — Reports from Districts & Committees
  • 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn
Please RSVP before the meeting

Please RSVP prior to the meeting, even if you are not sure you will be attending. If you are on the RSVP list, our check-in staff can get you checked in with a single mouse click. If you are bringing a guest, they must RSVP separately so that their name is on the list.

Due to heightened security concerns, we reserve the right to screen attendees and/or deny admission. Thank you for your understanding.

Bring a friend to the meeting!

Introduce a friend or neighbor to grassroots politics and help us grow the Party.


Fundraisers
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM · 1 rsvp
Larry's Home in Harvard, IL

Larry Spaeth Garden Party Fundraiser

L Spaeth FR 7.21


Events
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Lions Park in Fox River Grove, IL

Picnic & Postcards in the Park - District 1


Local Action & Parades
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM · 8 rsvps
Petersen Park, McHenry in McHenry, IL

McHenry Fiesta Days Parade

JOIN US AT THE MCHENRY FIESTA DAYS PARADE!

Candidates are welcome to walk with us.

The parade crew is working on a great "Blue Wave" float, so grab your sunscreen and blue shirt and come on out for a great day of fun.

Water bottles will be provided. Please RSVP by clicking the blue 'RSVP' button at the bottom of the page.

**Any Democratic Candidate who would like to walk with us should contact Kristina Zahorik @ chairmchenrydems.org**

For more information, please visit: https://mchenryfiestadays.com/info/

**Parade staging information will be posted as soon as it becomes available**

PARADE BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 1:30 P.M.

The following items are not allowed at Fiesta Days:

  • Weapons of Any Kind, Including Fireworks or Explosives of Any Kind
  • Illegal or Illicit Substances of Any Kind
  • Outside Food or Drinks (Including Alcohol)
  • No Coolers of Any Kind
  • Large Backpacks
  • Glass Containers and Metal Aerosol Cans, Including Sunscreen in Aerosol Cans
  • Skateboards, Scooters or Personal Motorized Vehicles
  • Bicycles Inside Festival Grounds
  • Pets (Except Service Dogs)

Local Action & Parades
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 09:00 AM · 2 rsvps

Algonquin Founders' Days Parade

JOIN US AT THE ALGONQUIN FOUNDERS' DAYS PARADE!

Candidates are welcome to walk with us.

The parade crew is working on a great "Blue Wave" float, so grab your sunscreen and blue shirt and come on out for a great day of fun.

Water bottles will be provided. Please RSVP by clicking the blue 'RSVP' button at the bottom of the page.

**Any Democratic Candidate who would like to walk with us should contact Kristina Zahorik @ chairmchenrydems.org**

For more information, please visit: http://www.algonquinfoundersdays.com/

Line up is at 9:00 am and starts at the corner of Eastgate and Route 62 (Algonquin Road) - Please remember when arriving for line up your participants can enter the line up area from Longwood or Hubbard. This avoids traffic congestion at Eastgate and Route 62.

Kick off is at 11 am and hopefully the last entry will near the end by 1:00 pm.

The parade route will run West along Route 62 from Eastgate - turning South on Harrison Street, NOT Main Street like usual due to construction. The parade will end at Washington Street.


Local Action & Parades
Monday, July 30, 2018 at 05:00 PM through August 05, 2018
McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, IL

County Fair setup and teardown

Setup

Setup should only take a few hours. We will meet at the Fairgrounds at Building D, right next to the fair office. You can park in the lot immediately in front of the building during setup.

Teardown

Check to see if the lot in front of Building D is open for vendors at 7:30 pm on Sunday. If it is you can park there instead of the remote visitor lot. Our pop-up booth can be disassembled quickly and loads into a wheeled bag for transport. We'll need to return that and the video display equipment to our storage locker in Lake in the Hills. Total time to tear down and transport is about an hour.


Local Action & Parades
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 12:00 PM through August 05, 2018 · 2 rsvps
McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, IL

County Fair Booth Staffing

Democratic Party fair boothWe need volunteers to staff our booth during the fair. It's easy work and lots of fun. We have one-day fair passes for for our volunteers who need them, or the Party can reimburse you. If the shifts we have listed don't fit your schedule, just let us know and we can work something out. Thanks!

The County Fair celebrates our local farmers and the foods they produce. Walk through the barns where you can learn about beef, dairy, swine and poultry. Visit the gardens where you can see, learn, and hear from Master Gardeners about growing your own vegetables. Meet some of the farmers who produce your food. Learn about the history of farming in McHenry County. And then, sample some local food.  For more information visit the County Fair website.


Fundraisers
Friday, August 10, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Four Colonies Clubhouse in Crystal Lake, IL

Blue Wave BBQ for Kelli Wegener

Kelli Wegeners Blue Wave BBQ

Be a part of the blue wave!  Support Kelli Wegener in her bid for County Board for District 3 at a fun-filled evening BBQ.

Please RSVP at Kelli Wegener - D3 County Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Democratic Party of McHenry County