Meetings & Socials

This is the place to start getting involved

The Democratic Party of McHenry County meets once a month on the third Wednesday of the month (except for December). We announce details and location of the meetings on this page, and we encourage you to attend. If you do plan to attend a meeting, please RSVP on the meeting details page so we know you are coming. That makes it much faster to get you checked in at the door.

If big meetings are just not your thing, we also have smaller local meetings and activities in each of our six County Board districts. There's plenty to do at the local level, and your District Chair would love to meet you and work with you to support our activities. You can find out more about those events on our County Board pages.

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 01:00 PM

Bill Foster's Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Congressperson Bill Foster, proudly serving the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, invites you to attend the Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for his new district office. His casework team will be available to answer constituent questions about federal issues.

It's on Saturday April 27th, 2024, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, at 11187 Old Dundee Road, Huntley. Also known as Dundee Street.  The ceremony will be at 2:00 PM.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Open House RSVP.


Monday, May 06, 2024 at 06:30 PM · 1 RSVP
Bravos Pizza in Harvard, IL

District 8 - Harvard Roundtable

District 8 Roundtable Discussion
Chemung, Hartland, Dunham & Alden Townships &
City of Harvard

Wow, what a primary it was.  Come on out to debrief about the Harvard Fire and County mental health referendums. Join voters who share your values for some pizza and discussion about issues important to you.

Bring a friend!

When - May 6th, 2024 - 6:30-8:00 pm
Where - Bravos Pizza, 337 S Division, Hwy 14, Harvard

Please RSVP to attend.

Pat Lawlor, District 8 Chair

Tuesday, May 07, 2024 at 06:30 PM · 1 RSVP
Marengo-Union Library in Marengo, IL

District 8 & 9 - Marengo Roundtable

Districts 8 and 9
Roundtable Discussion with Marengo, Union and Rural Woodstock

Wow, what a primary it was !  Come on out, debrief about the 3 referendums that were on your ballot, and meet your Democratic candidates. Share a snack with voters who share your values. 

We are collecting wrapped candy for distribution at our summer parades - help the cause and bring a bag!

Please bring a friend. Know any Union members?  Bring them - unions are important supporters!

When:  May 7th, 2024 - 6:30-8:00 pm
Where:  Marengo-Union Library, 19714 East Grant Highway (Route 20), Marengo

Looking forward to seeing you,

Pat Lawlor, D8 Chair & Cathy Johnson, D9 Chair

Wednesday, May 08, 2024 at 06:30 PM · 1 RSVP
Red Dogs Sandwiches in Richmond, IL

District 8 Roundtable - Richmond & Hebron

District 8 Roundtable Discussion
Richmond and Hebron

Wow, what a primary it was. Come to Red Dogs to debrief and share a snack with voters who share your values.

We are collecting wrapped candy for distributing at our summer parades - help the cause and bring a bag!

When - Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Where - Red Dogs Sandwiches, 11011 Hwy 12, Richmond

Please RSVP to attend.

Pat Lawlor, District 8 Chair

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 06:30 PM · 2 RSVPs
Pub 47 in Huntley, IL

District 9 Conversations

Join us for
District 9 Conversations

The primary is over and it's time to get to work.  Please join our open discussion with local Democrats including candidates. Let’s talk about ways to get out our Democratic votes. Expect a stimulating conversation!

Food and drinks (very, very good, especially their pizza!) will be available for purchase at the bar. Please patronize Pub 47's offerings as they are generously allowing us the use of their back room without charge.  

Wednesday, June 05, 2024 at 05:00 PM · 4 RSVPs

Districts 8 and 9 Hot Dog Picnic


Please join us for our annual hot dog picnic. Hot dogs, chips, drinks, and ice cream - all provided as well as the fixin's for Chicago dogs. Meet local candidates and mingle with fellow Dems from Districts 8 & 9. Come for the food, the fellowship, the inspiration and the scenic beauty as we watch the sun go down over the Kishwaukee Valley. It was a beautiful and inspiring event in 2023, and for sure this year will be equally great.

It’s all happening on the evening of Wednesday, June 5, 2024 — from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

The location is Shelter #2 at the Marengo Ridge Conservation Area, 2411 IL-23, Marengo, IL 60152.  It's on the east side of Route 23, between River Road on the south and Collins Road on the north.

There's construction on Rt 23 going north.  So if driving from Huntley or south, there's an alternate route:  take Route 176 to Deerpass Rd, the first major road east of Route 23.   Go north on Deerpass to River Road, west on River Road back to Route 23, and then north on Route 23 for the final bit to Marengo Ridge.  (Map consultation is suggested since the detour signs take you back to Rt 14 / Harvard.)

Help us have enough dogs for everyone - RSVP!


The Democratic Party of McHenry County