Wendell Strode Retirement Dinner

When:
November 7, 2019 @ 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
National Corvette Museum Conference Center
350 Corvette Drive
Bowling Green
KY 42101
Cost:
$75
Contact:
Bryce Burklow
270-777-4506
Wendell Strode Retirement Dinner @ National Corvette Museum Conference Center

Join the National Corvette Museum for an evening celebrating retiring Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode.

Dinner: $75 per person. Registration required.
If you are also attending Vets ‘n Vettes, please register as part of that event.

REGISTER OR MAKE A DONATION

Celebrate Wendell’s Achievements

Whether you can attend the dinner or are celebrating with us from afar, we offer three opportunities to contribute to the evening. All of the below listed greeting opportunities are recognized as a tax deductible donation to the Museum. These opportunities can be purchased online with credit card using our online registration.

All donations are going toward a naming opportunity at the Museum to honor Wendell’s contributions and legacy.  The formal naming rights will be revealed at the dinner, but we are excited to welcome early donations to this most important project!

  • Scrolling message on the presentation screens -$100 donation
    Includes up to 20 words of copy, name and city/state
  • Message printed in program – $250 donation
    Includes up to 25 words of copy, name and city/state. Copy of the program will be mailed to you.
  • Video Greeting – $500
    Up to :15 second greeting played during the dinner, and included in the video recap of the celebration, posted on YouTube and social media. Limited spots available.
  • All Inclusive Package – $750
    Receive all three items for a donation of $750.

Evening Agenda

5:15pm Cash Bar
5:45pm Doors Open
6:00pm Dinner Served

6:45pm Presentation
Lon Helton, Evening Emcee
National Corvette Museum Board Chair and Country Aircheck Host

Invocation by Cliff Barger, Vietnam Delta Infantry Company Veteran and Minister

Speakers:

  • Jackie Strode
    Brother of Wendell Strode and former Warren County Jailer
  • Donna Harmon
    CFO of Trace Die Cast and former co-worker of Wendell as Regional Chairman / EVP of Transfinancial Bank
  • Connie Russell
    NCM Development Coordinator and Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Larry Martin
    Former Chairman of the Board, National Corvette Museum & Owner of Martin Flooring
  • Buzz Marston
    Former Chairman of the Board, National Corvette Museum & President of Western States Corvette Council
  • Wil Cooksey
    Former Chairman of the Board, National Corvette Museum & Former GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager
  • Christy Thomas
    Former National Corvette Museum CFO

Closing: Dr. Sean Preston, President & CEO of the National Corvette Museum

Dinner by Linen Apron

AUTUMN APPLE SALAD
Sliced Apples, Leaf Lettuce, Feta Cheese, Bacon, Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette, & Toasted Pecans.

FRENCH STYLE GREEN BEANS
Roasted Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, & Shallots
WHITE CHEDDAR POTATOES
Potatoes Au Gratin, Garlic & Thyme

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS (boneless)
Red Wine Beef Sauce
PAN SEARED AIRLINE CHICKEN BREAST
Herb Pan Sauce

DESSERT
Vanilla Graham Cracker Crust Cheesecake with Fresh Berries
Derby Cheesecake with Pecan Crust and Caramel Sauce

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