August was a very busy month for the IDCCA. Along with the annual IDCCA Chairmen’s Brunch and the Southern 20 Chairmen’s Breakfast, the IDCCA conducted two Precinct Committeemen Training sessions. The training sessions were hosted by the Coles County and McLean County Democratic Parties.
Both training sessions were well attended by over 50 Precinct Committeemen each. There was a good mixture of brand new Precinct Committeemen and seasoned veterans. Both training sessions also included Precinct Committeemen from surrounding counties. Also both training sessions had large contingents of College Democrats from Eastern Illinois University and Illinois State University.
Thank you to Coles County Chairman Paul Wieck, McLean County Chairman John Penn, Mike Matejka and Jim Rogal for facilitating the training sessions. A special thanks to Laborers’ Local 362 and the Charleston Carnegie Public Library for allowing us to conduct the trainings there.
This month we also had a great group of presenters at both training sessions. Thank you to Bill Houlihan, State Central Committeemen (IL 18th), Ken Kimber, Voter File Administrator for the Democratic Party of Illinois and Glenn Poshard, former Congressman, for presenting.
September will be our final month of training for 2016. The October Precinct Committeemen Training Report will recap our September training and it will give a full recap of training in 2016. We will restart the Precinct Committeemen training in 2017.
If your County Party is interested in hosting a Precinct Committeemen training, please contact me so that we can begin planning for next year.