Hall of Fame Banquet 2017

Linn County Democrats Hall of Fame Banquet 2017

The Linn County Democrats are pleased to announce the nomination and election of Helane Golden, Harvey Ross, and Iowa Senator Wally Horn & his wife Phyllis Peterson to the Linn County Democratic Party Hall of Fame. These individuals will be recognized at the Linn County Democrats Bi-Annual Hall of Fame Banquet on the evening of October 21, 2017 at the Longbranch Hotel and Convention Center.

Jason KanderSpecial guest speaker for the event will be Jason Kander, founder of Let America Vote, an organization dedicated to ending voter suppression and gerrymandering. Jason is a member of the Democratic Party who was elected Secretary of State of Missouri in 2012, serving from 2013 to 2017. He previously served as a Missouri state representative. Kander was an intelligence officer in the Army National Guard, achieving the rank of Captain. He was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in Missouri, narrowly losing the 2016 Senate election to the Republican incumbent.

Ticket information:
Individual - $50
Table Sponsor - $500
Pre-event Reception - $50

Pre-event reception begins at 5:00 pm. Banquet begins at 6:30 pm.

Tickets may be purchased by mail to Financial Secretary, 2647 29th Ave, Marion IA 52302, or online here.

Program advertising is available. Click here for more information.

In addition, a silent auction with a variety of items will be held at the banquet. 
 

Inductee Bios

Helane Golden is a longtime volunteer and a Democratic Party activist who has participated and worked for various candidates, campaigns and causes in Linn County for many years. A retired teacher, Helane has been a grassroots contributor and supporter of the party while also contributing to the community in various volunteer capacities. Helane painted homes after the flood, organized clothing drives and food drives for local pantries. She also worked on donation projects for veterans, toys for Four Oaks annual Christmas drive and Special Olympics "high-five" line. Helane also recently worked to organize a blood drive with the Hawkeye Area Labor Council and the Linn County Democrats.

Harvey Ross is another longtime Democratic Party activist and current chair of the Linn County Stonewall Democrats and prior member of the State Central Committee as chair of the State Stonewall Democrats. Harvey has been involved in many campaigns and causes, and considered an expert on rules and procedures. A member of the Linn County Democratic Central Committee for years, Harvey has been a key contributor to congressional district central committees as well. Harvey ran for IA Senate in 2000, and is always considered a key resource for many campaigns.

Wally Hornis in his 10th and final term representing Senate District 35. He is the longest-serving member of the Iowa Legislature. Wally joined the Iowa Senate after serving five terms in the Iowa House. Outside of his political career, Horn worked for more than 30 years as a high school teacher, coach, and information facilitator for schools in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A native of Bloomfield, Wally graduated from Bloomfield High School, served in the U.S. Army and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Truman State University in Missouri. He has done additional graduate studies at the University of Iowa and Texas A&M. Wally is active in the Cedar Rapids community, where he serves on the boards for several professional and civic organizations, including the Community Correction Board and the Elks and Moose Lodges. He also belongs to the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Phyllis Peterson, married to Wally Horn, is an important partner in representing NW and SW Cedar Rapids and Linn County. Phyllis graduated from ISU and earned a PhD in Education Administration from the University of Iowa. In addition she worked for Cedar Rapids Community Schools, Grant Wood AEA and Kirkwood Community College directing a federal program, Star Schools. Both Wally & Phyllis have been engaged in the party for over 40 years directly contributing to its success and to the state of Iowa.

 

September Central Committee Draft Minutes

The Draft Minutes of the September 27 2017 Central Committee meeting are posted! Please view them in standard print or large print format. Members - please review prior to the October meeting on Wednesday 10/25. Thank you!

September 2017 E-Board Draft Minutes

The Draft Minutes of the September 11, 2016, of the Linn County Democrats Executive Committee is now availible in Standard Print and Large Print for review.

Draft Minutes August Central Committee meeting.

The Draft Minutes of the August 23 Central Committee meeting are posted! Please view them in standard print or large print format. Members - please review prior to the September meeting on 9/27. Thank you!

Central Committee Draftt Minuites August 23 2017

The Draft Minutes of the August 23 Central Committee meeting are posted! Please view them in standard print or large print format. Members - please review prior to the September meeting on 9/27. Thank you!

Draft Minutes, 6/28/2017 LCDCC meeting

July 26, 2017
7:00 - 8:30PM

The Draft Minutes of the July 28, 2017 Linn County Democratic Central Commitee meeting are posted!  Members, please review prior to the August meeting.  There will be a limited number of copies available at the meeting.

Linn County Democrat Central Committee for 2017! Meeting will be at Hiawatha Community Center from 7:00 to 8:30 PM .  Come early for social and refreshments around 6:30, or the Disability Caucus Meeting 6:00PM.
 

Passing of Linn County Democratic Party Activist Norm Sternezbach

Norm SterzenbachLongtime Democratic and Labor activist Norm Sterzenbach passed away Thursday night just hours after being honored by the Iowa Democratic Party.  He will be especially missed here in Linn County, where he has served as Committeeperson, Second Vice Chairpersion, activist, mentor, and friend.  An article appears in the Cedar Rapids Gazette about Norm.

Visitation will be from 3 - 7 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at IBEW Local 405 Henry Miller Hall, 1211 Wiley Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Please read Norm's obituary in the Gazette here.  Linn County Democrats also pay tribute to Norm in the latest editiion of our newsletter.

Norm, we miss you.  Thanks for everything.

LCDCC July 26 2017 meeting

July 26, 2017
7:00 - 8:30PM

The Official Minutes of the June 28, 2017 Linn County Democratic Central Commitee meeting are posted!  Members, please review prior to the June meeting.  There will be a limited number of copies available at the meeting.

Linn County Democrat Central Committee for 2017! Meeting will be at Hiawatha Community Center from 7:00 to 8:30 PM .  Come early for social and refreshments around 6:30, or the Disability Caucus Meeting 6:00PM.
 

Linn County Democrats Central Committee meeting is scheduled for 4th Wednesday nights, at the Hiawatha Community Center.

What is a Central Committee Member and Duties?

Click Here for Central Committee Member and Duties. or CC Member and Duties in Large Print. (PDF Files)

 

LCDCC June Meeting

June 28, 2017
7:00 - 8:30PM

The Official Minutes of the May 24, 2017 Linn County Democratic Central Commitee meeting are posted!  Members, please review prior to the June meeting.  There will be a limited number of copies available at the meeting.

Linn County Democrat Central Committee for 2017! Meeting will be at Hiawatha Community Center from 7:00 to 8:30 PM .  Come early for social and refreshments around 6:30, or the Disability Caucus Meeting 6:00PM.
 

Linn County Democrats Central Committee meeting is scheduled for 4th Wednesday nights, at the Hiawatha Community Center.

What is a Central Committee Member and Duties?

Click Here for Central Committee Member and Duties. or CC Member and Duties in Large Print. (PDF Files)

Recently posted minutes:

Click Here for March Central Committee Minutes. (PDF File)

Click Here for March Executive Committee Minutes. (PDF File)

Click Here for February Meeting Minutes. (PDF File)

Click Here for February E-Board Meeting Minutes. (PDF File)

Membership Roster

The Membership Roster of the Linn County Democratic Central Committee has been updated through all changes at our last meeting in May 2017.   The PDF File can be opened here, or from the Documents Column on the right hand of this page.

LCDCC Roster

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