2022-2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Elected Officers of the Executive Committee
3rd VICE PRESIDENT
Carroll County, IL
4th VICE PRESIDENT
Williamson County, IL
Williamson County RW
Carroll County, IL
Carroll County RW
Winnebago County, IL
Northern Illinois RW
Bio coming soon
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Linda [Brown] Yoakum
Champaign County, IL
Champaign County RW
LOCAL CLUB PRESIDENTS
Voting Board Members
"The voting body of the IFRW Board of Directors shall be the ELECTED OFFICERS, the PRESIDENT of each local club, the CHAIRMEN of the STANDING COMMITTEES, and the IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT." Article VII, Section 1 A
Voting Board Members
CARING FOR AMERICA*
SERGEANT AT ARMS
County of Cook
Counties of McHenry, Lake, Kane, DuPage, and DeKalb
Counties of Kendall, Will, LaSalle, Grundy and Kankakee
Counties of Stephenson, Jo Daviess, Winnebago, Boone, Carroll, Ogle, Lee, Whiteside, Bureau, Henry, Rock Island and Mercer
Counties of Henderson, Warren, Knox, Stark, Peoria, Putnam, Marshall, Hancock, McDonough, Fulton and Tazewell
Counties of Livingston, Iroquois, McLean, Ford, Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Cumberland, and Clark
Counties of Adams, Schuyler, Mason, Logan, DeWitt, Brown, Cass, Menard, Macon, Piatt, Sangamon, Pike, Morgan, Scott, Christian, Moultrie, and Shelby
Counties of Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, Calhoun, Jersey, Madison, Bond, Fayette, Effingham, Jasper, Clay, Crawford, Lawrence, Saint Clair, Clinton, Marion, Wayne, Edwards, Richland, and Wabash
Counties of Monroe, Washington, Jefferson, Perry, Hamilton, White, Randolph, Jackson, Franklin, Williamson, Saline, Gallatin, Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski, and Massac
** District Directors coordinate with the Chairman of the Membership Committee to retain, educate and grow membership, as well as initiate and encourage new clubs, within their respective districts.
Executive Committee Meetings - Regular meetings of the Executive Committee are held at least quarterly.
Board Meetings - Annually there are two board meetings held at the Spring Conference and Fall Conference.
Biennial Convention - Our Biennial Convention is held in odd-numbered years as determined by the Executive Committee.
STANDING COMMITTEE DUTIES
To conduct a biennial review of the IFRW bylaws; to receive, consider and draft recommendations in regard to possible changes in Bylaws and Standing Rules.
To assist the local clubs by training and educating members on Republican principles and how to become involved in the electoral processes; to inform the membership of how to access informational materials for use in promoting Republican ideals and candidates; to devise methods in which activities on the local club level can be coordinated with those of other groups responsible for the campaign.
To prepare and implement a plan for raising funds in order to meet the IFRW's budget; and shall notify the treasurer of all fundraising committee meetings and may attend.
To be informed on state and national issues and on legislation pending in the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. Congress; and to assemble and distribute information on state and national issues and legislation and make it available to local clubs.
To assist the local clubs in efforts to increase membership; to stimulate and aid in the formation of new clubs and the reactivation of lapsed clubs; to visit as many clubs as possible during the two-year term; to approve applications of new clubs and, after vote of the Executive Committee, to present charters to new clubs.
To assist local clubs in planning good programs by assembling pertinent materials and making it available; to assist the President in planning programs for the Board of Directors meetings; to maintain an active list of those qualified and willing to take speaking engagements at local clubs’ meetings.
To be responsible for the compilation, editing and printing of IFRW publications; to be responsible for all publicity and press releases for the IFRW; to assist the local clubs to have good publicity and public relations; to promote good public relations for the IFRW, not only through the usual media such as newspapers, radio and television, but also through every larger aspect, including social media channels; to stimulate other members of the Executive Committee and local clubs to understand and use the larger aspects of public relations.