• 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!

  • Proft, Sanguinetti highlight 2016 Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Please join the New Trier Republican Organization

     for the

     St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

      Featuring

     Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti

     Activist and WIND Morning Host Dan Proft

    Sunday, March 13, 2016

     Reception 5:00

     Dinner and Program 6:00

     Winnetka Community House

     620 Lincoln Ave.

     RSVP HERE by March 7.

    Join us on March 13 at the Winnetka Community House for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. This year, we are honored to feature Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti as well as one of Illinois’ most articulate voices for meaningful reform.

    Dan Proft is a political consultant, Republican activist, and radio show host. He has advised dozens of winning campaigns throughout Illinois, and even ran for Governor in 2010. Today, he is heard on WIND-AM with co-host Amy Jacobson. He also hosts online programming in conjunction with the Illinois Policy Institute at upstream-ideas.com.

    Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti plays an important role inside Gov. Rauner’s administration, chairing the committee on local government consolidation. The child of immigrants, Sanguinetti put herself through law school and settled in Wheaton, where she was on city council before becoming Lt. Governor.

    This event will sell out. Please reserve your spot by March 7, by clicking here.

  • Kirk tops NTRO Endorsement List

    United States Senator Mark Kirk was the overwhelming choice of the New Trier Republican Organization membership, earning its endorsement with 91 percent of the vote at its endorsement session January 30 in Wilmette.

    Kirk, whose roots in New Trier run deep, was joined by a whole slate of candidates NTRO endorsed, including U.S. Congressman Robert Dold (R-10th) for re-election. The other endorsed candidates included State Comptroller Leslie Munger, Wilmette’s Joan McCarthy Lasonde for U.S. Congress in the Ninth District, Benjamin Salzberg for State Senate in the 29th District, former Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker for State Representative in the 18th District, Commissioner Dan Patlak for Cook County Board of Review (1st District), Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche for State’s Attorney, Diane Shapiro for Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Herb Schumann for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, as well as David Studenroth and James Allegretti for judge in the 12th Subcircuit. In another vacancy in the 12th subcircuit, NTRO was unable to make an endorsement with two candidates on the ballot: Steven Kozicki and Alex Kaplan.

    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) was the preference of NTRO with 45 percent of the vote.

    Saturday’s endorsement session was hosted by NTRO, but the Evanston, Maine Niles, and Northfield township organizations also participated. Evanston, Maine and Northfield townships also endorsed Senator Kirk.

    Kirk’s involvement with NTRO goes back to his teenage years when he volunteered as a New Trier High School student from Kenilworth. Since then, he has been part of NTRO as Chief of Staff to Rep. John Porter, as 10th District Congressman serving most of New Trier Township, and as a U.S. Senator since November 2010.

    Other NTRO members earned endorsements, starting with Congressman Robert Dold, running for re-election in the 10th District. In the Ninth District, longtime NTRO volunteer Joan Lasonde was endorsed in her challenge of extremist Jan Schakowsky. Jessica Tucker, the former Winnetka Village President, has been an NTRO member and served as a delegate to the Illinois Republican Convention in 2012.

    The GOP ticket will feature three extraordinary women: Joan Lasonde (left), running for Congress in the Ninth District; State Comptroller Leslie Munger (center); and former Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker, running for State Representative in the 18th District.

    The GOP ticket will feature three extraordinary women: Joan Lasonde (left), running for Congress in the Ninth District; State Comptroller Leslie Munger (center); and former Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker, running for State Representative in the 18th District.

  • 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!