2015 Jackie Stevenson Dinner

Our annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner was held the evening of July 12, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bloomington, MN.

If you weren’t able to attend, here are some photos:

  • Our check in table.

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2015 Jackie Stevenson Dinner Silent Auction

We’re starting to get specifics on the items that will be available for bid at our Jackie Stevenson Dinner Sunday, July 12, 2015:

Take the Family to Buca! donated by Karen Chandler and Craig Schulz
Bloody Mary Basket donated by Brian Baker
Lunch with Leadership donated by Leader Paul Thissen and Deputy Leader Erin Murphy
Artisan Handbag by Prairie Home Living donated by Sharon Borine
Thou Shalt Not Whine Sign donated by Sharon Borine
Off to College Basket I donated by Sharon Borine
Off to College Basket II donated by Sharon Borine
Democratic Collectible donated by Paul Bengston
Democratic Collectible donated by Paul Bengston
Democratic Collectible donated by Paul Bengston
Bench Handcrafted by the Carpenter’s Union donated by Rep. Michael Nelson
Humphrey Mug donated by Rep. Michael Nelson
Women Vote Collection donated by Megan Thomas
Photographic Portrait Session and 16 x 20″ Canvas donated by Amanda Scheid
Autographed Franken for Senate Ad donated by Ardis Wexler
Program Autographed by Bernie Sanders donated by Ardis Wexler.

Check back often. We’ll be adding information on more items as we receive them.

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3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner set for July 12

DNC Vice Chairman R.T. Rybak is keynote speaker

Our keynote speaker will be former Minneapolis Mayor and current Executive Director of Generation Next, R.T. Rybak.
Our keynote speaker will be former Minneapolis Mayor and current Executive Director of Generation Next, R.T. Rybak.

Congressional District 3 DFL will hold the 3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner Sunday, July 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bloomington. The event begins with a social hour and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.

Stevenson, who passed away in 2012, was a DFL party leader. She mentored candidates and was a trusted advisor to many. Stevenson attended state conventions for more than 50 years and was a former president of the DFL Feminist Caucus.

This year’s keynote speaker is Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chairman R.T. Rybak. Rybak served three terms as the mayor of Minneapolis and currently is head of Generation Next, a partnership of education, community, government and business leaders aimed at closing the achievement gap between white and minority students.

The following awards will be presented that evening:  (more…)

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2015 Jackie Stevenson Award Nomination

Jackie-Stevenson-Dinner-LogoHave someone you think represents the idea of our award namesakes? Please take a moment and complete the form below and click the “submit” button at the top:

 

 

 

 

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The committee will review this nomination form as well as what is provided. No additional research will be done.

Nominations must be received by June 15, 2015.

Nominations should be mailed to: Cheryl Poling, 18980 Pheasant Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

or emailed to chpoling@comcast.net. Please place NOMINATION in the subject line.

 

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2015 Jackie Stevenson Dinner Announced

  • Announcing the 3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner Brought to you by the 3rd Congressional District DFL (Click on image for more info.)

CD3’s Third Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner has been announced.

Here’s the basic details. We’ll be getting more information to you as soon as we can.

But, please mark you calendars now and plan to attend:

What:  Third Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner

When:  Sunday, July 12, 2015

Where:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5401 Green Valley Dr, Bloomington, MN 55347

Tickets and Sponsorship:  Visit our Jackie Stevenson Dinner event site for information on tickets and sponsorships, and to make your purchases.

You can find information on the Jackie Awards here.

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The Jackies — Jackie Stevenson Dinner Awards Information

Jackie-Stevenson-Dinner-LogoAt the Jackie Stevenson Dinner, we recognize three of our amazing volunteers with the Jackie Awards. Here’s information on each Jackie Award category:

jackie_stevensonThe Jackie Stevenson Award – for a consummate volunteer. This award is named for one of CD3’s longest-serving and most well-known volunteers. Jackie Stevenson volunteered for 60 years. The teenaged Jackie helped thenEugene McCarthy campaign. She was a founder of the DFL Feminist Caucus, served as a national delegate and a member of the Democratic National Committee. she volunteered at all levels, including CD3 and her senate District. People across the state have “Jackie stories.” When she passed away in 2012 at the age of 77, she was working on the DFL Women’s Hall of Fame, the DFL Senior Caucus and the CD3 congressional Campaign.

Linda ScheidThe Sen. Linda Scheid Award for a local legislator who works hard for everyone. Linda Scheid serve in the Minnesota legislature beginning in the House from 197 through 1991. She held a seat in the Senate from 1999 until her death in 2011. Redistricting changed the senate district numbers from 45 to 47 and 46, but nothing changed what one admirer called “her unimpeachable sense of justice.” She began her journey of service in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, and later went to law school. When she didn’t win elections, she ran again — to serve. Sen. Schied passed away in June of 2011.

Rick NelsonThe Rick Nelson Award – for someone who “makes the trains run on time.”  Rick Nelson “was fair with everybody,” said his wife, Kathy. An attorney with a deep voice, Rich was a popular chair of conventions, including the 2006 DFL convention, where he won the cheers of the delegates when he declared the men’s restrooms on one floor were now women’s restrooms. Problem solved. Rick served as the long time Associate Chair of CD3. His knowledge of the DFL constitution, his service on the DFL personnel committee, his willingness to work behind the scenes for the betterment of the DFL made him an institution in the party. We lost Rick in March of 2009.

Your completed nominations forms must be received by June 15, 2015. The online nomination form is available here.

 

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Second Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner set for May 4

Former Sen. Becky Lourey is keynote speaker

DFL Congressional District 3 will hold the Second Annual Jackie Jackie-Stevenson-Dinner-LogoStevenson Dinner, Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the UFCW Hall #653 in Maple Grove. The event begins with a social hour at 5:30 with the program beginning at 7 p.m.

Stevenson, who passed away in 2012, was a DFL party leader. She mentored candidates and was a trusted advisor to many. Stevenson attended state conventions for more than 50 years and was a former president of the DFL Feminist Caucus.

This year’s keynote speaker is former state Sen. Becky Lourey. A business owner, farmer, parent, and Gold Star Mother, Lourey’s life has allowed her to learn vital lessons of success and hardship that gives her a deep understanding of the everyday lives of Minnesotans.

The following Jackie Awards will be presented that evening:

  • Jackie Stevenson Award – for a consummate volunteer:  George Greene of Brooklyn Park.  Greene works tirelessly to elect DFLers in the 3rd CD.  He has served for years with the Business Democrats and was instrumental in founding the Small Business Minnesota group.
  • Rick Nelson Award – for someone who makes the trains run on time:  Ardis Wexler of Edina. Active in CD 3 politics for about 30 years, Wexler has worked on campaigns, on party committees and served as the CD 3 chair. In the last couple of years, Wexler has worked very hard on fundraisers and campaigns, including chairing Rep Ron Erhardt’s campaign in 2012.
  • Sen. Linda Scheid Award for a local legislator who works hard for everyone: Rep. Mike Nelson of Brooklyn Park. Rep. Nelson is a tireless worker to elect DFLers around the state.  He is a go to person on Union issues, pension questions and many other issues.  One of his most important pieces of legislation that he authored is HF950 that allows family child care providers and individual providers of direct support services to collectively bargain (known as the unionization bill).  Not only does he work tirelessly in St Paul, he also volunteers locally for Homeward Bound and assisted with building a playground in Northport Park in Brooklyn Center.

Here’s a map showing the location of the United Food and Commercial Workers Hall #653 location:

UFCW Hall Map

To purchase tickets go to http://www.jackiestevensondinner.com/. Please purchase your tickets by April 28.

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