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St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Show Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Dear Upcoming Dinner Attendee
 
St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Show
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The following is a comprehensive list of answers to anticipated questions you may have for our dinner this Saturday, March 7 at Circus Circus Hotel/Casino:

Where do I pick up my tickets?
The answer is at will call which will be a registration table outside of our banquet room.

Are reservations still available if I know more who want to come?
The answer is maybe. Circus Circus gives us a few overs in our meals so your meal selections will be limited to what is available. You must pay in advance and you will be seated wherever there is space. Call Willie Puchert at 775-378-0931 ASAP. Seating will be wherever spaces are available and are on a first come, first serve basis.

Can I change my dinner option?
The answer is no at this late date. SADOE is charged for every meal ordered. 

I cannot make it. Are there any refunds?
Per our board policy, we do not issue refunds. SADOE is charged for every meal ordered. However if there is mitigating circumstances, the board will consider discussing the matter at its next meeting. 

Where is the dinner being held again?
The dinner will be held downstairs in the Convention Area of Circus Circus Hotel Casino in Downtown Reno in the Mandalay Ballroom. You may use the escalator or take an elevator down. Our registration tables will be at the foot of the stairs. The escalators are located near the Southwest Corner of the Casino near the corner of Sierra & Fifth Streets.

Where should I park?
You may park in one of two parking garages. The North Parking Garage is located on 6th & Virginia St. and connects to the casino by skywalk. The West is located off Sierra St. and is accessible by the sky shuttle. Valet Parking on the ground floor is also accessible via Sierra Street at Sixth St.

Where should my ride drop me off/pick me up?
We suggest the Southwest Entrance of Circus Circus,which is located near the corner of Sierra & Fifth Streets. The escalators to the convention area are right near that entrance.

What Time Is The Dinner?
The fun all starts at 4 p.m. The following is a general schedule of the evening: 
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
    Registration, Irish Whiskey,  No Host Cocktails, Raffle Tickets for Purchase and Performance by the Sierra Silverstrings
     
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Opening Ceremonies, Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band and Introductions
     
  • 6:00 p.m. -  6:30 p.m.
    Dinner Served
    Performance by Ceol A'lainn
     
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Dessert Served
    Award Presentations and Featured Speaker
  • 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Performance by Kennelly Irish Dancers
     
  • 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Dance Lesson By Dayleen Goclyn
     
  • 8:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
    Final Raffle Drawing and Retiring of the Colors

What happens if guests in my party that I have paid for show up before me? 
If that guest’s name is not specified, just have them mention who paid/or is paying for the dinner.


Tell me about the Whiskey Tasting:
We are grateful to Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits who have donated the following whiskey selections from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for us to sample: 
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Jameson Caskmates IPA Ed.
  • Jameson Caskmates Stout Ed.
Tell me about the raffle:
Our Raffle Grand Prize will be a Riverdance Prize Packet which includes a CD & DVD set as well as two premium tickets to their May 9 performance at the Grand Sierra Resort. 

We will have a lot of other great raffle items including a the prized whiskey selection, a genealogy kit, a dinner and hotel package, several great gift certificates and many great Irish related items. PLEASE NOTE: Cash and checks only accepted for raffle tickets.

Will there be merchandise? 
We still have our commemorative “50th Anniversary” SADOE Pint Glasses among the merchandise we are selling, which includes our bears and tee-shirts.

What if I want to stay the night?
Circus Circus is offering a 20 percent discount on rooms for our dinner. Call 1-800-648-5010 and ask for rate code: SDE2020.  Here is the link for people booking online. You can book up until the day of the event.

What if I paid for reservations but I can't make it?
Unfortunately, all meal reservations at this point are non-refundable. SADOE must may for every dinner ordered. You may choose to have someone go in your place or donate your meal. Call 775-378-0931 to discuss.
 
Donations For One Of Our Members Requested:
One of our club members who will be honored at our upcoming St. Patrick's Day Dinner & Show on March 7 will not be able to attend because he is currently deployed overseas in the U.S Army.

We thought it might be a nice idea to send Kirk Holden (recipient of this year’s Hugh Lantz Award) and his fellow soldiers a care package so we are asking those of you who are attending our dinner and upcoming March events if they could bring the following donations to send to him:
  • Flushable Wipes
  • Pocket Tissue Packs
  • Beef Jerky
  • Whole Bean Coffee
One of the tenants of SADOE's mission statement is that we are a patriotic group and I can't think of a better way of showing that spirit then to send a few items that will support our troops and especially one of our own.

We will have a box at our dinner and upcoming March events to accept your donations.
 

If you still have a question, call 775-378-0931. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday at our event. Thank you for your support of the Sons & Daughters of Erin!
Sláinte
 
Willie Puchert
SADOE President

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