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Charlene Beyer

Home: Round Lake Park
She is: A housewife and a mother
Biography: She was born  at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, and moved often as a child because of her father’s career. She was the third of four children and dealt with the “too young to do this and too old to do that syndrome.” At age 14 she met Skip Beyer, who became her husband when she was 18. They have five children: Ian, 12; Brittany, 12; Ashley, 9; Isaiah, 7; and Destiny, 5. She is a great believer  in homeschooling, and five out of the last seven years have found her teaching at least one child at home. Others attend Calvary Christian School in Lake Villa.
Community involvement: Recently she became the director of TROOPS – The Round Lake Organization of People Support – which was started to raise money to send packages to military personnel in the Persian Gulf and to assist area families with financial or emotional needs while a family member served overseas. The group most recently planned a welcome home parade on July 4 which featured service members. A former village of Round Lake Park trustee, she has been a Republican  precinct committeeman since 1988. She attends a local Bible study and church at Faith New Testament in Arlington Heights.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][us_image size=”medium” style=”outlined” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Leisure time: “As a housewife and mom, this word is not in my vocabulary.

Concerned about: “Two major things. First , the negative image that the Round Lake area has. I would like to see a tremendous effort among the businesses, churches, local governments, schools, and residents to focus on the positive areas within our communities – primarily the youth, for they are the future leaders of the Round Lake area.” She is also concerned about conservative issues that are “touchy – but that’s what makes me tick.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]For schools, she would like to see prayer reinstated, moral issues such as abstinence be taught and creation science theories sharing time with those of evolution. She would like to see Roe vs. Wade overturned. “We’re very active in pro-life – obviously, with five kids.” She added, “Many decisions that are made at state and national levels of government harm the family. This is a nation that is built upon states, which are made up of families.  A tremendous effort must be implemented to strengthen the family, which is the core of our nation.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Major accomplishment: Her marriage to Skip, her “closest friend and strongest supporter. When there is a cause to fight, an election to win or a community effort that needs our help, he is always right by my side.”

Next goal: “I would like to see the consolidation of the Round Lake area put on the forefront. There are many people in the Round Lake area that would like to see the division in the Round Lake area turned to unity, where accountability, better representation and unity will be restored.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row height=”auto”][vc_column][us_separator show_line=”1″ color=”secondary”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Batteries still sold separately


By Charlene Beyer

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]I remember the excitement I felt on Christmas morning as I saw the gifts under the tree wrapped in green and red in big, beautiful bows. How eager I was to open the package that had a name tag on it that read, “Charlene.” It was mine and only mine.

Living in a family with four children that word “mine” was sometimes overemphasized. But nevertheless that package had my name on it and I raced to open it. Upon opening the package, the excitement that consumed me was quickly turned to discouragement and disappointment as I realized that the gift I had received did not have the batteries necessary to operate.

As an adult I look at “our town” with those same eyes. I see our town as a package with a name tag with every resident, business, school and church written on it. Each of us in the Round Lake area has part ownership in our town. The only problem is that the battery necessary for it to reach its full potential is sold separately.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]A battery is a very interesting object and even more so is the scientific principle that makes a battery operate. A battery uses equal positive and equal negative energy to emit a charge.

I look around and see a lot of negative; a school system that has a $5.2 million debt and cuts to be made in the very near future that will affect the children in the Round Lake area, a gang problem that is ready to explode and a negative image and opinion of our town when you mention that you live in the Round Lake Area.

Our town’s battery power requires each and every member of our community to begin focusing on the positive, putting time and talent into use and working together to see change happen for the betterment of our town.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]