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CIDC Kennedy Legacy Dinner 2024

The Cape & Islands Democratic Council invites you to the annual Kennedy Legacy Dinner to be held Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the Emerald Resort (formerly Resort & Conference Center) at 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis. Check in is 5:00PM, Reception and Silent Auction start at 5:15PM and Dinner and Program begin at 6:30PM.

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With the critical Presidential Election and important Cape & Island wide races, this year is key to all we hold dear-including democracy! We want to build on the great success of the 2022 Mid-Term Cape elections but we need your support and participation at the dinner to continue our success. Please come attend the Dinner to support our values and to elect Democrats on the Cape and Islands.

Tickets are $100 per person but extra contributions are always appreciated. Purchase tickets by May 1. No walk in ticket sales allowed day of the event. Get your tickets soon!

Dinner will be buffet style with a variety of options and cash bar. Hotel rooms are available by calling the Emerald Resort at 866-828-8259 - mention you are with CIDC. We will honor awardees and expect to have several well known speakers. We anticipate a huge turnout given the Presidential Election so come attend this great once a year event, catch up with friends, and be with like minded folks!!

If paying for others, please list each name separately. For table sales, please contact Ed McManus

Last Year's Honoree was John Reed, RIP

In addition to getting to mingle and connect with old friends and political compatriots, we will be honoring John Reed, a longtime member who passed earlier this year. The General Membership of CIDC unanimously voted to name the Community Service Award in his honor. Jeni Wheeler will be presented with the first John L. Reed Community Service Award for her work in the foundation of the Family Table Collaborative in Yarmouth, John's own town. The collaborative has played an important role in the past few years in providing for food security on the Cape.

The annual Democrat of the Year award will be presented to Carla Cooper of Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard for her work in coordinating the exemplary voter turnout on the Island. We will also hear and celebrate our successes of last fall's campaign and hear the future work that lays ahead with new leadership here on the cape and in Boston. 

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