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.

Sunday, February 05, 2023 at 02:00 PM
Private Residence in Crystal Lake

D47 School Board Candidate Open House

Please join Mary Ewert and Ed Gogol for an Open House for District 47 School Board candidates in the April 4th election.

Come meet candidates Dr. Lisa Messinger, PaTrice Dewey, Laura Stanton, Will Schroeder and Jonathan Norquist. Your involvement in and support of their campaigns will mean a lot.

District 47 covers more than 1100 students in nine elementary schools, three middle schools and the Wehde Early Childhood Center, including the communities of Crystal Lake, Lake In The Hills, Lakewood, and Ridgefield.

Please RSVP by phone at 815-596-0892 or email to [email protected] if you would like to attend. Address provided upon RSVP.

Our schools are our pride and joy in McHenry County – let’s keep them that way!

February 5th, from 2-4 pm
RSVP to 815-596-0892 or email to [email protected]


Monday, February 06, 2023 at 06:00 PM · 3 RSVPs
Joe's Place in Marengo, IL

District 8 & 9 - Roundtable Discussion

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

An open discussion of topics with local Democrats. Stop in to chat, enjoy pizza, and meet Dems from Marengo, Seneca, Riley and Coral.

Tuesday, February 07, 2023 at 06:00 PM · 1 RSVP
Angelo's Pizza in Harvard, IL

Dist 8 Dems Roundtable - Chemung, Dunham Alden Hartland

District 8 Roundtable Discussion
Chemung, Dunham, Alden & Hartland

This is a gathering of Dems to discuss current issues and listen, talk, and share. We will welcome City Councilperson Lisa Haderlein, who is also a candidate in the upcoming April 4 municipal elections.  


Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 06:00 PM · 3 RSVPs
Red Dogs Sandwiches in Richmond, IL

Dist 8 Dems Roundtable Discussion - Hebron & Richmond

District 8
Roundtable Discussion with Hebron & Richmond


An open discussion of topics with local Democrats.  Stop in to chat, listen, enjoy a dog and meet Dems from Richmond and Hebron.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 07:00 PM · 6 RSVPs

Central Committee Meeting

Join us in the Luecht Auditorium at McHenry County College!

PCs, is this you?

You have a great smile, but...we don't think this is your best side. Time to upgrade! Prior to the meeting, we will be taking profile pictures for the website in the hallway outside the auditorium. Let us know if you'd like your look upgraded by emailing [email protected]!  Or submit your own image to [email protected]. A profile image must be square and the file cannot be larger than 56k.


  • 6:30 p.m. — PROFILE PICS FOR WEBSITE outside the Auditorium
  • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open 
  • 7:15 p.m. — Meeting begins
  • Chair's Message
  • Reports - Officers/Districts
    • VChair - 2023 Elections/Training
    • Secretary / Data Team
    • Treasurer / Events - Jefferson Dinner
    • District 1 - 9
    • Tech
    • Attorney
  • 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn
Invite a friend to attend the meeting!

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

All meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status. 

The Democratic Party of McHenry County