• NTRO Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner 2017

    Winnetka, IL – March 15, 2017

    Slainte from the New Trier Republican Organization (NTRO)!

    On March 15, over 100 residents from across the North Shore celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at the Winnetka Community House during the annual “Corned Beef & Cabbage” dinner.

    Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois Policy Institute CEO, John Tillman, and political analyst and WIND 560am “The Morning Answer” radio host, Dan Proft, joined the festivities and gave speeches that both challenged and inspired the crowd.

    While the Governor was not on the original invitation, he made time in a busy schedule, during a rare trip back to his home in New Trier, to talk to constituents.

    Local candidates were introduced: Kathy Myalls, Stacey Woehrle, Bob Costello –all three running for New Trier Township Trustees; Gail Szluc for Wilmette District 39 School Board; and Chris Lewis for Wilmette Park Board Commissioner.

    After raising a glass of our favorite beverages, renewing friendships and making new ones, NTRO Chair, Danielle Mergner, introduced the Governor, noting that his turnaround agenda shows a clear understanding of what Illinois needs, and a leader with the strategy to rebuild Illinois.

    Stepping to the lectern, the Governor gave an update on the progress being made in Springfield –despite an aggressive opposition led by Speaker of the House Mike Madigan. He reinforced the priorities that will lead to good government: term limits for all elected officials; a Constitutional amendment for a fair legislative map; lower property taxes; reforming workers compensation, which has been hampering companies; consolidating duplicative government agencies under the leadership of Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti.

    Tillman challenged the audience to revolt from the right and not from the middle to achieve true structural reform.

    Proft outlined the work his new group of 13 regional newspapers (like NorthCookNews.com) and his “plucky band of reporters” are publishing. Namely, the detrimental effect high property taxes are having on home values across the state, in areas like Homewood-Flossmoor in south cook county.

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  • Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner!

    Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
    Don your green and come kiss the Blarney Stone at NTRO’s

    Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner!

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

    Join us as John Tillman , C.E.O. Illinois Policy Institute
    and
    Dan Proft, Host, Chicago’s Morning Answer AM560

    Wax Eloquent on
    Comprehensive Property Tax Reform
    Budget Solutions 2018

    There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

     

    RSVP by March 9, 2017
    Members $75, Non-Members $100
    Early bird member ticket $65 until 2/27

    Winnetka Community House
    620 Lincoln Avenue
    Winnetka, IL 60093

    Want to become a member? Join here!

  • NTRO Picnic, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 Indian Hill Park

    NTRO is hosting its annual Summer Picnic on
    Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:00-5:00pm at
    Indian Hill Park in Winnetka (near the Indian Hill Metra station,
    across Winnetka Ave. from NTRO HQ).

    In honor of the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, we are pleased to host
    guest speaker Stephen Cowen, Esq. who served in Iraq and Afghanistan
    and will address the impact of 9/11 on our nation and our volunteer military.

    We will also host a number of local officeholders and candidates, including:
    Joan McCarthy Lasonde, candidate for U.S. House, Illinois District 9 (confirmed)
    Jessica Tucker, candidate for Illinois House, District 18 (confirmed)
    Dan Patlak, Cook County Board of Review (confirmed)
    Diane Shapiro, candidate for Cook County Recorder of Deeds (confirmed)
    Congressman Robert Dold, U.S. House, Illinois District 10 (invited, attending by proxy)
    Richard Porter, Esq. Republican National Committeeman (invited)

    Please join us for afternoon refreshments, commentary on the election season, and fun discussion.
    Yard Signs will be available for those with an interest.

    Suggested donation is $15 each for members, $20 for non-members – please order online:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ntro-wine-and-cheese-party-honoring-heroes-of-9-11-tickets-27345673646

    If you can’t order online, please contact NTROTreasurer@gmail.com or call 847-251-6100 and leave a message with your name, number of persons attending, phone number, and Email address.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • NTRO Fall Dinner, Sunday, October 16, 2016

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    NTRO is hosting its annual Fall Dinner on Sunday, October 16, 2016 5:30-8:30pm at the Michigan Shores Club , 911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette
    (just east of corner of Lake Avenue and Sheridan Avenue).

    We will host a number of local officeholders and candidates, including:
    Senator Mark Kirk, U.S. Senate (R-IL) (confirmed)
    Congressman Robert Dold, U.S. House, Illinois District 10 (tentatively confirmed)
    Joan McCarthy Lasonde, candidate for U.S. House, Illinois District 9 (confirmed)
    Jessica Tucker, candidate for Illinois House, District 18 (invited)
    Diane Shapiro, candidate for Cook County Recorder of Deeds (confirmed)
    Richard Porter, Esq. Republican National Committeeman (invited)

    Please join us for the reception at 5:30pm with seating for dinner at 6:30pm.

    Ticket pricing is as follows:                  Member         Non-Member
    Before Noon Sept 19:                               $125                   $150
    Regular Timing:                                        $150                   $175
    After Noon Oct. 13:                                   $175                   $200

    Please order online:  [Link to EventBrite  Order Page]

    If you can’t order online, please contact NTROTreasurer@gmail.com or call 847-251-6100 and leave a message with your name, number of persons attending, phone number, and Email address.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Gov. Rauner returns home for NTRO Fall Dinner

    RaunerJoin us as we welcome Governor Bruce Rauner back home to New Trier Township at NTRO’s 77th Annual Fall Dinner at Allgauer’s on the River Sunday, October 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    tickets-iconWe helped Gov. Rauner win last November’s election as New Trier went nearly 2-to-1 in his favor. After spending the year engaged in a battle to get Illinois’ finances and economy under control, we would like to welcome Bruce back home to his hometown organization. The governor will be joined by newly elected Congressman Darin LaHood, who won a special election to represent Illinois’ 18th District, which includes Rep. LaHood’s hometown of Peoria. We expect NTRO member and 10th District Congressman Bob Dold to be there (he’s a regular at our dinners), and we hope to see another longtime member, Kenilworth native Senator Mark Kirk, who is running for re-election in 2016. We expect other prominent officeholders and candidates to be there as we get ready to kick off the 2016 election season.

    Buy your tickets here. Tickets are $150 for non-members and $125 for NTRO members. Have you not paid your dues? Pay your 2016 dues today, and enjoy member rates for this event and all events in 2016!