Last night the Lake County Republican Federation held its annual meeting at its headquarters in Libertyville. We usually have this meeting a little earlier in the fall, but we were all so busy (in a good way) getting ready for the November election, especially including our Fall Dinner featuring Mitt Romney, that we had to push it back a bit.
The meeting was a rather casual affair, with pizza and adult beverages served as Federation President Sandy Stuart gave a introduction, followed by a financial report and year-end wrap up from now-seasoned Executive Director Chelsea Stanley. Chelsea commented on the active role the Federation played in supporting our candidates with phone banking, office coordination and other assistance, including direct financial support to the Lake County GOP Central Committee. Our two major fundraising dinners with Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney, respectively, were huge successes, both financially and in terms of attendance.
LCRCC Chairman Bob Cook echoed Chelsea's comments and stated that he was very pleased at the support and cooperation that he has received from Chelsea and the Federation, so it seems like we're firing on all cylinders. We all recognize that we have a lot of work to do in the next cycle, however, so we're not taking too long to rest on our laurels before we get back to work.
The new Executive Committee Members and Officers for the 2010-2011 year are:
Sandy Stuart - President
Larry Falbe a/k/a "Team America"- Vice-President
Herb Stride - Vice President
Daniel Bryant - Vice President and Treasurer
Robert Mayo - Secretary
Mark Shaw - new Executive Committee Member
Barry MacLean - Member
Corinne Wood - Member
Rob Isham - Member
Bob Cook - County Chairman and Ex-Officio Member
Congratulations to our new Federation Leadership Team, and we look forward to another great year in 2011.