The 2015 Spring Dinner & Silent Auction will be held on Friday May 1st at Amore Banquet Hall, 18 W Mill Street in Plymouth (Antoinette’s).

We are excited to announce that Scot Ross, Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now, will be our guest speaker.

You can get tickets by calling Mary Jo Stoelb at 627-3122 or online at actblue.com/page/springdinner2015.

Cocktails & Silent Auction will begin at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:00pm with our speaking program to follow. Dinner will be $25 per person or $15 for students.

To bring items yourself for the Silent Auction, please call Carol Zoran at 467-6634 before the day of the event. Items can be dropped off at Tim Lorenz’s home, 2708 N. 7th Street in Sheboygan (457-2911), or at Deb Klock’s home, 529 North Street in Plymouth (912-5268).

Over the past six years, Mr. Ross has overseen the growth of One Wisconsin Now and One Wisconsin Institute from a several hundred-member email list to among Wisconsin’s leading progressive advocacy organizations with over 60,000 online supporters. One Wisconsin Now is dedicated to advancing progressive values through effective media communication and online organization.

Scot Ross has served as a senior communications director and research strategist for numerous statewide campaigns and elected officials. Ross has worked as a communications director in the United States Congress, the Office of the Attorney General in the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Wisconsin State Legislature. Ross was previously the research director for America Coming Together, regional research director for the Thunder Road Group and research director the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

A former journalist, Ross got his first professional job as a reporter at age 18 and his stories have appeared in publications ranging from the Pittsburgh Press and The New York Times. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English and earned an MA from George Washington University, which helped him amass student loan debt he paid off finally on his 44th birthday, June 14, 2013.

One Wisconsin Now’s work has appeared in thousands of media stories and Ross has been a guest on national television and radio programs including The Rachel Maddow Program, The Ed Show, The Melissa Harris-Parry Show, C-SPAN and has been quoted in national publications ranging from The New York Times to USA Today to The Washington Post.