Vermont State Society

Inaugural Party Receives Exciting Support from Vermont Businesses

With 14 days until the event, we have some great news to share with you.

Food and Beverage Sponsors:
Magic Hat brewery will be sponsoring the event with many different kinds of their award winning beer. Appetizers will be provided by local Vermont companies who are supporting the event
including, Dakin Farms ham, Shelburne Farms and Jasper Hill Farms cheese, Ma Bean’s Apple Pie, and many more. We will even be offering Mocha Joe’s JoBama blend coffee on the roof!

Raffle:
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company has donated five bears including three
Obama bears that will be raffled off during the event along with a Vermont goods
package. Every person who buys one $100 ticket will get one raffle
ticket at the door.

Entertainment:
Burlington musician Lowell Thompson will be traveling to Washington to
play some laid back alt-country, bluegrass and rock ‘n roll tunes for
us at the reception. Check out his music here.

Tickets:
Our venue holds 400 people, and we are selling tickets at a good clip now. To insure attendance please buy your tickets today.

Save-The-Date! Inaugural Event Announced

View from 101 Constitution Ave roof

View from 101 Constitution Ave roof

We are pleased to announce that we have secured a date and location for the Vermont State Society Presidential Inaugural Reception! We will be having our reception at 101 Constitution Ave, NW, on Sunday, January 18th from 8-11PM. The location is a block from the Capitol and we will have access to the roof which overlooks the swearing-in stage!

Further details, and tickets are now for sale – click on “VTSS Inaugural Event” tab above.

We are in the process of looking for Vermont vendors to donate goods including food, alcohol and merchandise. Please call 802-233-6792 if you, or a company you know of would be interested in supporting the event by making a donation, which is tax-deductible. We look forward to seeing you on the 18th!

Vermont State Society Planning Inaugural Event

The Vermont State Society, a chapter of the Washington DC-based National Conference of State Societies, has begun planning for a celebratory event during the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
 
On November 4th, Vermont proved to be the “bluest” state (besides Sen. Obama’s birthplace of Hawaii) by providing the Obama/Biden ticket with a 67% vote margin.  Because of this overwhelming support, and due to the historic nature of the election, hundreds, if not thousands of Vermonters are expected to travel to Washington, DC this January to attend the swearing-in ceremony. 
 
The Vermont State Society is in the early stages of making arrangements for an inaugural reception – so far the plan includes:
  • An evening reception on either Monday, January 19th, or Tuesday, January 20th
  • Tickets will be sold online, on a first-come first-served basis
  • All Vermonters and friends of Vermont are invited
  • Corporate sponsorships are welcome (contributions may be tax deductible)