121st Annual George Washington Day Banquet

Monday, February 25th, 2019at 6:00pm
Located in the peoria civic center ballroom

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, a former governor of Indiana, is the keynote speaker at the 121st annual George Washington Day Banquet, sponsored by the Creve Coeur Club of Peoria. on Monday, February 25 at the Peoria Civic Center.


Image result for mitch danielsDaniels earned his “My Man Mitch” moniker from former President George W. Bush. Daniels was director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2003, the first two years of Bush’s first term. The pseudo-nickname became Daniels’ campaign slogan when he ran for Indiana governor in 2004. Daniels ousted the incumbent in the general election and served two four-year terms. Daniels’ popularity as governor spurred talk about him possibly being a 2012 U.S. presidential candidate. He did become president that year — of Purdue, where he has been ever since.


The Washington Day Banquet usually features a prominent speaker from politics, punditry or government. Previous speakers have included former Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, columnists Charles Krauthammer and George Will, ex-Sen. John McCain and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.


Tickets for the George Washington Day Banquet can be purchased by contacting the Creve Coeur Club at 672-2267 or info@crevecoeurclub.org.