2017 Morrison Exon Annual Fundraiser and Volunteer Awards

Thank you to everyone who attended the sold-out event. Pictures from the photo booths will be posted on FB: https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaDemocraticParty/

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The annual fundraising event for the Nebraska Democratic Party is called the Morrison Exon Dinner. At the event, we present awards to hard-working volunteers and hear from state and national speakers.

Morrison Exon Dinner, October 6, Hilton Downtown (1001 Cass Street)
VIP Reception: 5:00pm with music by Michael Murphy
General Reception: 6:00pm with music by The Hangin’ Cowboys
Dinner and Awards: 7:00pm

Note: Online tickets ended on Oct. 3, a limited number of tickets will be avail at the door of the event. The event originally sold out but we added a handful of tickets for people who still want to attend and pay at the door.

We are excited to announce our featured speakers Rep. Debbie Dingell from Michigan and Mayor Pete Buttigieg from Indiana.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a young veteran and often thought of as “America’s future first gay President.” Mayor Pete serves the growing town of South Bend, Indiana.

Rep. Debbie Dingell, a Congresswoman from Michigan’s 12th district. Rep. Dingell represents working-class families with a key focus on the auto-industry, women, and children. She has a long history of increasing resources for breast cancer research.

The Emcee for the evening is Crete Mayor Roger Foster

Hotel Rooms:
 (block is now closed) A discounted rate of $109 for rooms at the Hilton is now available. You can call in 1-800-HILTONS and use group code DEM. The discounted rate can also be secured online with this link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/NebraskaDem2017.

Volunteer: (volunteer positions filled) If you want to volunteer for the event (all volunteers get a free ticket) or want to be put on the list of tickets that sponsors help those who can not afford the ticket, please email info@nebraskademocrats.org  

About the Annual Volunteer Awards and Committees

The deadline to submit the award nominations was Sept. 6, 2017 at 5pm CT.

Download the information or fill out award nomination online:
ME Award Categories
Online Nomination Form
PDF Nomination Form

ME Awards Committee:
Honorary Chair: Chuck Riedesel
Willie Hamilton and Dulce Sherman, Co-Chairs of Awards Committee
Christa Yoakum, CD1 Representative
Jason Valandra, CD2 Representative
John Berge, CD3 Representative
 
ME Dinner Planning Committee:
James Simon, Finance Chair
Jane Kleeb, NDP Chair
Patty Zieg, DNC Committeewoman
Ron Kaminski, DNC Committeeman
Frank LaMere, NDP First Assoc. Chair
Tom Tilden, NDP Second Assoc. Chair
Tom Genung, CD3 Finance Committee
Autumn Burns, CD2  Finance Committee
Joe Shaw, CD1 Finance Committee
Stephanie Matejka 
Jason Valandra
Ryan Krumel 

Award Descriptions

Bob Kerrey 1st, 2nd and 3rd District Volunteer Award
Nominees for this award should be a volunteer who personifies the spirit of the Nebraska Democratic Party. The award is given to an individual who is tireless in supporting the Nebraska Democratic Party activities and campaigns for Democratic candidates, and creates a positive image of the party and its candidates within the 1st, 2nd and 3rd District (one per Congressional District).

JFK Award
Nominees for this award should be a young person (using the age criteria of the Young Democrats which is under 35 years old) honored for their exceptional volunteer activities and participation within the Party. This individual must also be active in energizing other young Democrats with Nebraska Democratic Party ideals and principles. Nominees do not have to be specifically affiliated with an organized Young Democrat group.

FDR Award
Nominees should be a volunteer who personifies the spirit of the Nebraska Democratic Party. The award is given to an individual who is tireless in supporting the Nebraska Democratic Party activities and campaigns for Democratic candidates, and creates a positive image of the party and its candidates.

Hall of Fame Award
Nominees should be elected officials who are dedicated to the principles of the Nebraska Democratic Party and who have contributed above and beyond the call of duty to the Nebraska Democratic Party and Democratic candidates for public office.

Morrison-Exon Award
Nominees for this award should be a County Party officer who has worked tirelessly to promote the activities and values of the Democratic Party in their county and throughout the state. This individual should have served, or continues to serve as an officer of their county party in the last year. Nominees should demonstrate a dedication to service, integrity, the organizing of their county party infrastructure, and support for local Democratic candidates.

Sunshine Award
Nominees should be someone who is dedicated to improving both the Nebraska Democratic Party and their community. This award is given in honor of Carrie Howard.