Lincoln Day Dinner Celebrates American Dream

Diego Morales, special assistant to Gov. Pence (keynote speaker), Sen. Ed Charbonneau, new State GOP Chairman Jeff Cardwell (making his first appearance since being named), Brenda Stanojevic (County Chair), Rep. Tom Dermody, Rep. Doug Gutwein, Greg Wireman (winner of the Chairman's Award for 2015)
Diego Morales, special assistant to Gov. Pence, Sen. Ed Charbonneau, new State GOP Chairman Jeff Cardwell, County Chair Brenda Stanojevic  Rep. Tom Dermody, Rep. Doug Gutwein and 2015 Chairman’s Award winner Greg Wireman.

“The American dream is still alive and well” was one of the several the messages which brought loud rounds of applause from attendees of the 2015 Starke County Republican Lincoln Day dinner at Bass Lake Saturday evening. Speaking was Diego Morales, a Guatemala native, who is the the Director of Community Affairs for the Indiana Governor’s office. He added, to be successful, it was important for him to learn the English language, adopt  American culture and to take advantage of the nation’s education system.

The new Indiana Republican State chairman, Jeff Caldwell, spoke briefly to the group, noting Starke County’s Lincoln Day dinner is the first such event he has attended since assuming his duties earlier this month.  President and CEO of the Cardwell Home Center in Indianapolis, he is a former Indianapolis radio personality and office holder and is active in Habitat for Humanity projects and overseas mission trips.
Local elected Republican officials were introduced as were State Senator Ed Charbonneau, State Representatives Tom Dermody and Doug Gutwein
and U.S. Senate candidate Eric Holcomb.
Brenda Stanojevic presented her 2015 “Chairman’s Award” to Greg Wireman, noting his many achievements for and contributions to the local Republican organization.