The WashCo Dems 2018 Neuberger Gala
The Neuberger Gala, named in honor of former U.S. Senator Maurine Neuberger, is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Democratic Party of Washington County, OR. The exciting activities at this year’s gala included our annual live auction, and we had a great time during the bidding! Auction items included many exciting new trips, as well as opportunities to share a meal with our electeds.
The Washington County Democrats would first like to formally thank our governor, Kate Brown, for attending and for being our keynote speaker. We had a wonderful time with her, and from what we can tell from the picture we took, we think she had a pretty good time too!
We made a slight change in the order of ceremonies this year, which allowed people to have more time to mingle and to listen to our musical guests, The Dusty Boys! Thank you to The Dusty Boys for providing fun and lively music during the first half of our event!
Our emcee and auctioneer were amazing. Labor Commissioner Elect Val Hoyle was her awesome and outrageous funny self. Having her as our host added so much joy to the evening. We are always impressed by Brenda McCoy and her auctioning skills. She makes it exciting every year! We thank you both.
Thank you to our electeds for attending and supporting our cause. It is always a pleasure to have you at the event, thank you!
We also want to thank those who are running for office! We know you have a very busy schedule in the next 3 weeks, and it was great to have you there and get to know you better.
A special thanks to all of our volunteers. Whether we’re talking about the night of, all of the promotional planning, procurement, etc… there were so many people every step of the way that made the event a success and we thank you.
A VERY special thank you to Linda Erickson. As our Finance Chair, she has worked tirelessly all year on all of our events, but the Neuberger is definitely her crowning jewel, and we thank you, Linda, for your service!
Thank you to all who attended. It is this event that allows us to keep the doors open and the lights on. We couldn’t do it without you. It was wonderful to spend an evening with you!
This year we had a wonderful array of auction items!
We featured a variety of trips ranging from Oregon beach homes to stays in adventurous worldwide resorts, sales of wine and wine-tasting outings, and much more!
Thank you to those who donated these gifts to our cause.
Our full list of items auctioned off is listed here.
In Memoriam. To our activists who made a difference; you will be missed, and always appreciated for your service.