First Annual End of the Year Banquet

On April 21st, we held our first annual Spring Banquet to celebrate all that we’ve done as an organization over the past year. It was hosted and set up by the UF Democrats Social Committee. We had an evening full of fun, food, and a little bit of sentimentality. It was a great way to thank all of our members for all their dedication and hard work over the year while letting off some steam before finals.

We catered the event from Napolatano’s, and there was plenty of delicious food for everyone to enjoy. There’s nothing like sharing a good meal with good friends to cap off a semester. Everyone had a great meal before we settled in for the presentations of the evening.

One of the highlights of the evening was a slideshow put together by Kyle Mitchell. It showcased all the events we put together over the year, such as voter registration drives, caucus events, and socials. It was amazing to see all that we’d done in just a few months. Kyle also presented Club Superlatives, which served to recognize some of our outstanding members. It was a great way to thank our members for the amazing work they’d done for the club during the past year.

We also recognized our outgoing senior club members. It was both sad and wonderful to say goodbye and wish them luck in their future endeavors. Our outgoing President, Erin Murphy, was thanked in particular for all the effort she put in to make our club the best it could be. UF Democrats could not have been the incredible club that it is without her hard work and dedication. We will certainly miss our members that are leaving us next year, but they are certainly all moving on to bigger and better things.

In in all, I can’t think of any better way to have capped off the past year. The banquet was the perfect way to show our appreciation to all our members and get together for one final evening together as a club before Summer. There were almost as many tears as their were laughs as we said goodbye to our seniors, but it was a fun night for everyone involved.