Rotary Internationial

The Northern Neck Rotary Club


1800 Debate on The Future of America

John Adams Vs. Thomas Jefferson

July 19, 2014

Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club

*Caring About People In the Northern NÉck

Working with and through the support of individuals and businesses like you, The Northern Neck Rotary Club has raised and distributed over $556,000 to programs providing assistance to those most needy in Lancaster and Northumberland counties, as well as scholarships to graduating seniors in the high schools from both counties. during the past 23 years of CAPINNÉ.

This year's event will feature a political drama written, directed and presented by The Lancaster Players.  A presidential debate between the political philosophers John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.  Adams believing in a strong central government and that the common man was unable to govern; and Jefferson believing that the power and wisdom of government lay with the common man.  

Meet the Candidates:

The Presidential Election of 1800

Innovative new forms of politicking (Nasty political mud-slinging, Campaign attacks and counterattacks, Personal insults, Outrageous newspaper invective, Dire predictions with rumors of war, Loss of our rights,, and national collapse) capitalizing on a growing technology. As much as this seems to describe our present-day presidential contests, it actually describes an election more than 200 years ago.

The presidential election of 1800 was an angry, dirty, crisis-ridden contest that seemed to threaten our nations very survival. A bitter partisan battle between Federalist John Adams and Republican Thomas Jefferson, it produced a tie between Jefferson and his Republican running mate, Aaron Burr, a deadlock in the House where the tie had to be broken, and an outburst of intrigue and suspicion as a new leader was chosen.

As the election pushed partisan rivalry politics to an extreme, and as the crisis of 1800 built, there was even talk of disunion and civil war. Indeed, two states began to organize their militias to seize the government if Jefferson did not prevail.

Follow the historic events of the day, feel their passion, and experience their story behind the story.  Meet the incumbent John Adams and the hopeful Thomas Jefferson as they square off in robust debate.  Abigail Adams, ever faithful at John’s side as confidant, friend and wife provides additional anecdotal insight into the election turmoil of 1800.  A moderator will provide important detail and move the debate along…for everyone’s viewing pleasure. 

Using actual written correspondence, speeches and public media sources of 18th century America. The humor is real, the virulent barbs are filled with delicious, zealous poison, the love story is the stuff of legends, and the dissolving of an historic friendship between two giants in our Revolutionary history is poignant and instructional.

CAPINNÉ Golf Cart Raffle 

The Northern Neck Rotary Club, as a part of their annual CAPINNÉ fund raising event, is selling raffle tickets for this like new Club Car Electric Golf Cart.  Proceeds from the raffle will be used with other funds raised by the upcoming CAPINNÉ charity dinner to support local charities and the Northern Neck Rotary Scholarship program.

The cart comes complete with windshield, hard top, charger and fresh batteries.  An unusual feature is the rear flip down seat which expands seating to 4 or provides an extra area to carry supplies or perhaps golf clubs.

Tickets for the raffle are $10 and may be purchased from any member of the Northern Neck Rotary Club as well as select businesses throughout the area.  Be on the lookout for the cart which will be on display at area banks and businesses from now to July 19.  

 Additional Opportunity to Participate

Advertising space is being sold in the playbill.  Full color ads may be placed by sponsoring businesses and individuals at rates on the order form below.

Get your message before those with an interest in the local community and economy.

Order form for tickets, advertising and donations 

CAPINNÉ 2014 Sponsorship Levels:

Platinum:   $2000 Receive a full-page ad in the playbill, four tickets, preferred seating and recognition in a pre-event advertisement and thank you ad.

Gold:         $1000 Receive a half-page ad in the playbill, two tickets, preferred seating and recognition in a pre-event advertisement and thank you ad.

Silver:        $500 Receive a one-third page ad in the playbill and recognition in a pre-event advertisement and thank you ad.

Patron:      $200 Receive a one-sixth page ad in the playbill and recognition in pre-event advertisement and thank you ad.

CAPINNÉ 2014 Advertising Rates:

       (All ads are full color)                   


     Full Page:                                 $240                                       Half Page:                                $195                

     One Third Page:                       $110                                       One Sixth Page                         $70                  

                                         Premium Options:

                        Back Cover                             add $100                        Centerfold (2-pages ad)           add $200


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Name: __________________________                    Phone (H, C, W): _____-_____-______


Address: _________________________, ______________________, _______ _________



Sponsorship Contribution:                                                                 $_________._____

Advertising:   Full ___; ½ page____, 1/3 page____, 1/6 Page          $_________._____

*Table reservations:             _____1 Table of 8 @ $725                   $_________._____

*Table reservations:             _____2 Table(s) of 8 @ $1400             $_________._____

*Table reservations:             _____1 Table of 6 @ $560                    $_________._____

*Table reservations:             _____2 Table(s) of 6 @ $1100              $_________._____

Tickets:                                  _____Tickets @ $100                           $_________._____

 Total Order: (remittance attached)                                                       $_________._____

* Sponsor a table and have your name or company logo displayed on the table.

Detach and mail to:  CAPINNÉ 2014, PO Box 108, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Call 804-435-4169 for more information