“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer
This year the Democratic Women of North Carolina is celebrating its fifty-sixth anniversary . We invite you to be a part of this momentous occasion by participating in the 17th Annual STARS Banquet.
We want to help you honor the often unsung heroes of your local elected leadership, county party, auxiliaries, and campaigns. Each year, the Democratic Women of North Carolina sponsors the STARS Banquet at our annual convention to honor the women and men who have done extraordinary things on behalf of Democrats across our state. This has been a challenging period in politics, and we know you have within your organization volunteers who have done remarkable things to help Democrats move forward. In addition, you may consider honoring your elected Democratic leadership (mayor, town or county council member, sheriff, clerk of court, NCGA members, etc.) as STARs.
You can acknowledge those who have notably served by sponsoring them as a DWNC STAR for $100. Your STAR will be recognized for his/her contributions to your organization at the STARS Banquet, Saturday evening of convention, with the presentation of a certificate and pin of appreciation . We encourage you to pay the cost of your honoree’s dinner, $45, as part of your expression of gratitude.
This year’s DWNC annual convention will be hosted by the Democratic Women of Forsyth County in Winston Salem. The DWNC Fifty–Seventh Anniversary Celebration and Convention will occur September 22-24. We hope that you and your STAR will be able to join us on the Saturday evening of this event, however attendance is not required and all STARS will be recognized whether they are in attendance or not. If your STAR is unable to attend we will insure that a program, the certificate and pin are all delivered to your honoree.
Below you will find a STAR form to be completed and returned. You may honor more than one of your hard working volunteers. For each honoree, we are requesting a completed registration form, a photo of your STAR, and a check made out to the DWNC. Deadline for submission is August 21, 2017.
We look forward to meeting and honoring your STAR at this year’s 17th Annual DWNC STAR Banquet. In addition to honoring your stars, you can help the DWNC by approaching local and district party and elected officials to ask them to sponsor a staff member or an outstanding volunteer. This is a special opportunity to show our gratitude for those who give so much to our efforts.
Rosita Wiggins: Co-chair, DWNC STARS Banquet
Sharon Castleberry: Co-chair, DWNC STARS Banquet
Sarah Anderson: Co-chair, DWNC STARS Banquet