The 29th Annual Truman Dinner will be held in Billings on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Special thanks to Paul Van Tricht, President of the Yellowstone Democratic Club, for providing the following update. This is a great event – but tickets sell out quickly so don’t wait to secure your seat. – Cowgirl
Details are available here.
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Tickets, which cost $50 each, are going fast. You can purchase tickets by going to the website or by mailing your payment to Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee, PO Box 21131, Billings, Montana59104.
We have to have the checks or website order in hand before Friday, May 1st to allow time to process the orders and turn in meal orders to the Crowne Plaza. Be sure to disclose your name, address, phone number and occupation. (This is a political contribution.) Bonnie on the second floor of the BEA Offices 510 North 29th St. Billings, MT 59101 has agreed to accept registrations during the week of Monday, April 27—Friday, May 1st.
The meal is Saltimbocca Breast of chicken hand dipped in seasoned Panko topped with Prosciutto and Asiago served with creamy parmesan orzo and fresh seasonal vegetables. If you want to order the vegetarian meal, Basil Polenta Ratatouille Herb Roasted Vegetable, Olives and Tomatoes Served with a Creamy Basil Polenta topped with a hearty Marinara Sauce, please send an email to INFO@TRUMANDINNER.COM
Each dinner is served with City Brew Coffee, Tazo Hot Tea or Iced Tea, House salad, dinner rolls, butter and chef’s choice of dessert. We have taste tested the food and it is excellent.
The Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 9th starting with a reception at 5:30 pm. Come early so you can have time to talk to all our honored quests, to meet statewide candidates for 2016, and to take part in our wonderful raffles and auctions.
The Crowne Plaza 27 North 27th Street in downtown Billings. The Crowne Plaza will validate your parking garage ticket.
The ticket for the dinner costs $50.00 each. There are no discounts. The costs of Sponsorships are:
Silver Sponsor $125.00 includes two tickets.
Gold Sponsor $500.00 includes a table and 8 tickets
Platinum Sponsor $1,000.00 includes a table, 8 tickets and 2 bottles of wine from Bill & Mary Kennedy
Special guests include U.S. Senator John Tester; Governor Steve Bullock; Lt. Governor Angela McLean; Monica Lindeen, State Auditor and 2016 candidate for Secretary of State; Denise Juneau, Superintendent of Public Instruction; Jesse Laslovich, 2016 candidate for State Auditor; and Melissa Romano, 2016 candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. We also expect Nancy Keenan the new Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party and a representative of the Hillary Clinton campaign to attend. Finally, all our local Democratic State Legislators will be there. Lots and lots of people who you will want to talk to so come early.
We are planning to raffle off two very special items: you will have a choice of a 7 day stay at a condo at Big Sky donated by John Bohlinger or a float trip for two guided by Mike Penfold. The raffle tickets cost $10.00. If you want to get tickets in advance or if you will not be at the dinner and want to enter the raffle simply reply to this email and I will see that you get as many raffle ticket as you want.
You cannot buy raffle tickets with a credit card or on the internet. A raffle is considered gambling by the State of Montana. Bring cash or your check book.
OTHER RAFFLE AND AUCTION ITEMS:
We have a great list of other items which will be put up for auction or included in a second raffle. Including:
Live Auction: (Credit Cards Allowed)
1) Two hours of Tree Trimming with a Bucket By Patrick Riedl (I have watched Pat work; he is excellent.)
2) Montague’s Montana Pendant (This is a very beautiful pendant- ideal for a Mother’s day gift on Sunday, May 10th—white gold with Yogo Sapphire)
3) Dan Vermillion Float/ Fishing Trip (Dan has donated a trip every year and every year the winner has been very happy)
4) 3 days and 2 nights in the Cabin of Cheryl and Vern Bass (Lovely cabin near Red Lodge).
Silent Auction-with buy it now provision (Credit Cards are allowed)
1) A very large set of Classical CDs in the unopened original case;
2) An antique Spinning Wheel;
3) A Recumbent Bicycle;
4) A Hand Painted Map of Montana – simply a beautiful piece of Montana art;
5) Turquoise Jewelry – again an excellent Mother’s day gift;
Second Raffle ($5 raffle tickets – no credit cards allowed)
1) Political buttons from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
2) 8 decorative plates
3) A number of gift baskets of food and wine
5) Blue stone in a gold ring – another beautiful item
6) Book-“Tears in the Darkness” signed by authors and Ben Steele
7) Books by Billings Authors
8) Wool Stocking Caps handed knitted by Claire Coleman
10) Ducks Unlimited Print
11) Monet Poster
12) CJ Schultz Photo
13) Two tickets to the Magic City Blues concert
14) Book “The Home Place” signed by author
15) Hand Painted Vase
More raffle and auction items are coming in. There will be something there that you will have to have.
If you want to have that special glass of wine with your dinner you can select that wine at Mary & Bill Kennedy’s Wine Market and Deli at 1942 Grand Ave. They will deliver the wine to the Crowne Plaza and you pay for the wine at the Crowne Plaza.
There will be no dinner of the Yellowstone Democratic Club in April so as not to interfere with the Truman Dinner which will be held on Saturday, May 9th. The next dinner of the Yellowstone Democratic Club will be held on Tuesday, May 19th. A program featuring our Democratic Legislators is planned.