Fellow Republican Central Committee Member:
I am writing you to inform and invite you to our 2011 Baltimore County Lincoln / Reagan Dinner entitled, “A Night At The Ellies.”
The BCRCC, along with the Maryland Federation of Republican Women, is coming together to highlight women of accomplishment across the state and across the decades. In our group of Ellie honorees, we have former chairs of the MD GOP, leaders of Republican clubs, women who crashed through the glass ceiling of elective office and candidates that changed the political landscape of their communities. We are honored to have each of them with us on this great evening as we celebrate 90 Years of Republican Women in Maryland Politics.
Now, to the particulars:
Our Ellie Honorees are (in alphabetical order): Nicolee Ambrose (Baltimore City) , Rachel Audi (Montgomery County), Helen Bentley (Baltimore County), Julianne Grim (Baltimore County), Marjorie Holt (Anne Arundel County), Dottie Kelly (Frederick), Ellen Sauerbrey, Audrey Scott (Queen Anne's County), Joyce Terhes (Montgomery County) and Diana Waterman (Queen Anne's County).
Date, Time, Location: The “Night at the Ellies” will be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 4th from 6:30 until 10 pm at Martin’s East which is located at 9000 Pulaski Highway, Middle River, MD 21220. Direction: Baltimore Beltway to exit 35B (US 40 East) towards Aberdeen, travel 1.7 miles, make a U-turn at Holly Drive / Oak Grove Drive and turn into parking lot.
Tickets: The ticket cost is $80 per person and can be purchased online or $750 for a table of 10. You can contact me or our event co-chair Hillary Pennington (who is copied on this e-mail) if you wish to make arrangements for purchasing a table for your central committee, Republican club or group. We will have a VIP reception with our Ellie honorees and our keynote speaker starting at 6 pm. The VIP ticket is $125 per person and can be purchased online at the flowing website: http://www.anightattheellies.com/Tickets.html
Speaker: Our speaker is the Honorable Jo Anne B. Barnhart who served as the Commissioner of Social Security for President George W. Bush from 2001 through 2007. A brief bio on Commissioner Barnhart is available on the Ellie’s website: http://www.anightattheellies.com/Commissioner_Barnhart.html
Flow of the Ellie’s event: After the VIP reception, there will be a few opening items to the general evening’s event (Welcome, Pledge to the Flag, Invocation, etc). The Ellie recipients will be announced with a brief bio highlighting their accomplishments. We envision the entire scripted event to start at 7:30 and be over in one hour.
Post-event activities: After the keynote speaker gives her remarks and the Ellies are presented, the BCRCC annual awards will be announced and we will have the benediction ending the formal program. After the program is completed, there will be a live band playing music, dancing and we will have activities such as a silent auction and games of chance (wheels) that will be run by some of our Republican clubs.
I have attached a digital postcard reminder of the event for your information. We hope you can attend this evening to help us celebrate 90 Years of Republican Women in Maryland Politics.
SAVE THE DATE: See you at The Ellies on Wednesday, May 4th in Baltimore!
All The Best,
Chairman, Baltimore County Republican Central Committee