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28th Annual Frank and Bethine Church Gala
March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us March 12th for the Annual Frank & Bethine Church Gala. Hear from a fantastic lineup of speakers and enjoy a quality dinner with fellow Idaho Democrats.
The Frank & Bethine Church Gala is the signature event for the Idaho Democratic Party. Now entering its 28th year, the event gathers hundreds of Democrats from every corner of the state. The event features local and national speakers from the Democratic Party, you’ll have the opportunity to place bids in our silent and live auctions, and you’ll be treated to a gourmet dinner with your choice of three menu options.
You can’t be a Democrat in Idaho without a good sense of humor. That’s why we’re excited to announce Boise-based comedian Beth Norton as our emcee for the 2022 Frank & Bethine Church Gala.
Also, the Idaho Democratic Party is making a BIG announcement at the Gala this year. You won’t want to miss it, so don’t forget to reserve your Mystery Pin!
- 5:30PM – Check-In and Registration
- 5:30-6:30PM – Pre-Social/Cocktail Hour, VIP Reception, and Silent Auction
- 6:30PM – Attendees Take Assigned Seats for Dinner
- 6:45PM – Dinner Served
- 7:00PM-9:00PM – Main Program
- 10:00PM – Idaho Young Democrats Afterparty
COVID-19: To ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, all attendees must be fully vaccinated and wear a facial covering when not eating or drinking for the duration of the event.
Virtual Option: This year we are offering a virtual attendee option for guests. During checkout, select “Stream the Program,” to join us virtually for the Main Program. As the event approaches, you’ll be provided a secure link to join the Gala from your own home.
Purchasing your Tickets Online: Select the “Tickets” button to start the checkout process. You’ll be prompted to select your ticket options, and then enter your information. Be sure to scroll down to see all of the ticket options and add-ons including Mystery Pins. After payment, you will receive a receipt in your email, and your ticket will be at roll call when you arrive March 12th.
Paying by Check: If you prefer to pay by check, please email email@example.com with your reservation details. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 445, Boise, ID 83702.
Pre-Social/Cocktail Hour: The Pre-Social/Cocktail Hour is open to all guests for the hour before the dinner. This will be your time to bid in the silent auction and mingle with your fellow Democrats.
VIP Reception: The VIP Reception is a pre-social on the upstairs balcony/terrace of the Boise Centre. Meet with speakers and Party officials in a smaller space before the Main Program, and enjoy two free drinks. You must have a ticket to the VIP Reception to attend. DEM Club Members and Giving Circle Members receive free entry into the VIP Reception.
Meal Options: You’ll have three entrees choose from: House Smoked Local Sturgeon, Grilled Center-Cut Top Sirloin, or Cauliflower Steak (Vegan).
Assigned Seating: During checkout, you’ll indicate your preferred seating. Don’t forget this important step so that we can seat your with your friends. Tables seat up to 10 people. We will do our best to accommodate everyone with good seating. Giving Circle Members, Sponsors, and those who bought entire tables will be seated near the front.
Mystery Pins: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Mystery Pins will benefit the 2022 Coordinated Campaign to help elect Idaho Democrats. We are excited to share a BIG announcement at the Gala this year, and the Mystery Pins will go along with it. Don’t miss out!
Meeting of the State Central Committee: The regular State Central Committee Meeting takes place prior to the Frank and Bethine Church Gala at the Boise Centre. If you are interested in attending the meeting or if you are a member of the State Central Committee, you must register for the meeting separately HERE.
Buying for a group? Buy an entire table and save! Tables seat up to 10 people and cost $1,000. As a table sponsor, your group will be seated near the front and receive recognition in the program! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about purchasing tables.
Sponsorships: Interested in sponsoring the Frank and Bethine Church Gala? The event generally hosts 650-1000 guests with ample visibility for your brand or organization. We have several sponsorship packages available, contact email@example.com for details.
QUESTIONS? Email Dakota at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be back right away.