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Why the Roosevelt Dinner & Auction?

By Peter Nordbye, Chair of Clackamas County Democrats

One of the great philosophical questions of all time is “WHY?” One of the great philosophical responses to that question most of the time is “WHY NOT?” But in answering “Why attend the Clackamas County Democratic Party fundraiser Roosevelt Dinner &Auction at the Tualatin Country Club on November 11th,” the “why not” response is not adequately deep in a cognative sense.

Here is why it is a great idea to attend the Roosevelt Dinner on November 11th:

  • Our keynote speaker is Congressperson Suzanne Bonamici.
  • Our DPO Chair, Jeanne Atkins, will present the Jill Thorn Grant Award to Sonya Fischer.
  • The Monroe Sweetland Democrat of the Year Award will be revealed.
  • Dave Hunt will be auctioneer and there are many fabulous items being auctioned.
  • Once again, the silent auction and raffle items will blow your mind.
  • It is always fun hanging out with fellow Democrats.
  • It is very cool to hang out with Democrats nowadays.
  • We raise funds to elect Democrats and to support important work in Clackamas County.

Then, again, Why Not?

Come join us at the Roosevelt Dinner & Auction on November 11th. Help build the Democratic Party of Clackamas County through your support. Besides, it’s really fun. You have until November 8th to purchase tickets to the dinner.

Click this link to purchase tickets.

I will see you there!
Peter Nordbye

Why We Celebrate Wayne Morse

Wayne Morse was one of the most prolific statesmen to ever serve Oregon. He had earned a number of nicknames during his time, including the “Tiger of the Senate.” In 1944, Morse won his first election to become one of Oregon’s senators, and he served until 1968. On Friday, April 28th, we will honor his legacy at the 8th Annual Wayne Morse Gala. Continue reading

Pot o’ Gold Dinner a Big Success!

Clackamas Democrats had a record turnout and achieved a record net profit at its annual Pot o’ Gold fund-raising dinner in March at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas.

Nearly $7,000 was gained through the auction of “white donkey” gift times i.e., unidentified but handsomely wrapped gifts.

In other words, the buyer didn’t know what they were buying. The fun occurred when they opened the package and learned what it actually contained, sharing that information with the other 110 guests.

Highlight gift of the evening was a Donald Trump bobble head doll, won by Joe Mazarra, of Welches. John De Haas, of Milwaukie, was the recipient of a “Trump Survival Kit” which included aspirin for headaches, organically grown coffee to stay awake during these tortuous years, other pain killers, and gag items related to enduring Trump’s presidency.

A huge “thank you” to all who participated, added to the fun, and contributed to the cause! The funds will be put to excellent use throughout the coming year to cover our operating expenses and support Democratic candidates and causes.

Did you miss it? It’s not too late to get in on the spirit of helping local Democrats win local races and encourage Democratic values by contributing today. Up to $100 per year (per couple filing jointly) can be used as an Oregon income tax credit.

Don’t Miss the White Donkey Dinner on Friday, Jan. 23rd

white-donkey-2015.logoIt’s just a few days away — the annual Clackamas Democrats White Donkey Dinner — and tickets are going fast for the Friday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. event at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, January 20th, when Anita, our Fundraising Chair, needs to give a total count to the hotel catering manager.

Two major fund-raisers have taken place over the past several years: The annual Roosevelt Dinner at the Oswego Country Club is the big-ticket item, and this month’s affair, at $30 per person, is equally popular with a broader audience.

Instead of the typical “white elephant” event where a gift of indeterminate value is re-wrapped and re-gifted, Democrats call them white donkeys. An evening of fun is guaranteed as State Rep. Brent Barton will be our auctioneer, and high bidders win lovely gifts, possibly even a sudden surprise.

Two ways to make sure you’re there for the auction fun:

  1. Mail your check to us at P.O. Box 44, Oregon City OR 97045.
  2. Register at our website, www.clackamasdems.org.

Because this is a political donation, there is attendant paperwork no matter which of the alternatives you choose. But definitely pick one. We’ll see you there on the 23rd.

Centro Cultural 4th Annual Auction and Fundraising Gala

2014 Gala Save the Date electronic version-page-0 (1)Clackamas Democrats will be joining their Washington County counterparts for the Centro Cultural 4th Annual Auction and Fundraising Gala to be held on Saturday, November 1st from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This follows a well-attended meeting of our local party leadership with active Latino leaders in Oregon City last month.

Centro Cultural provides education and empowerment programs for the Latino community. They include youth programs, English as a second language, Spanish literacy, computer technology, cultural values, leadership training and community organizing.

Up for bid at the silent auction are overnight stays at the Wild Horse Casino and Resort and the Inn at Seaside, a tour and tasting at Ambacht Brewery, tickets to Bag&Baggage and Teatro Milagro theater performances, restaurant gift certificates and museum memberships.

Guests will also have an opportunity to bid on special packages at the live auction including a week’s stay for four at the Flamingo Resort in Costa Rica, lunch in the capitol with Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, and a fishing trip with Cornelius City Councilor Dave Schamp and Centro Executive Director Jose Rivera.

The event will be held at:

NW Events & Environments
2900 NW 229th Ave, Suite 100
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Tickets are $85 per individual (tax deductible) and are available now by visiting the Centro Cultural website.