Thursday, 2/28, at 6:30 PM there was an important Pier 40 Forum sponsored by Community Board #2. VID passed a strong resolution opposing residential construction on Pier 40. We urged all VID’ers who oppose residential construction on Pier 40 to come to the forum and support our Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, State Senator Brad Hoylman, and District Leaders Jonathan Geballe and Keen Berger in voicing opposition to residential construction.
VID General Membership Meeting St. John’s Lutheran Church
83 Christopher Street
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I- District Leaders Report- Keen Berger, Jonathan Geballe
II- Forum- Voting Reforms for New York State-
Facilitator-Jonathan Geballe; Panelists:
Douglas A. Kellner- Co-Chair, NYS Board of Elections
Jerry Goldfeder-Election Lawyer, and author of Goldfeder’s Modern Election Law
III- Report of Committee Chairs
a. Campaign- Peter Crosta & David Kruger
b. Fundraising- Marti Speranza, Nadine Hoffmann
c. Technology- Nat Johnson & Lucia Fedora
d. Voter Registration/Community Outreach- Celia Wu
IV- New Business
Save The Date – See Special Events page for Updates
VID 56th Annual Awards Cocktail Reception
Thursday, May 2nd- 6:30-9:30 PM
Veselka Bowery-9 East 1st Street
Honorees (List in Formation)
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Roberta Kaplan-Lead Counsel For Edith Windsor
Clare Donohue, Founder, SANE Energy Project
The fundraising committee would appreciate donations for silent action and old VID pictures for a slide show (will be returned). Please contact Fundraising chairs above.
Our immediate past VID president, Jonathan Geballe, won appointment as Male District Leader with a resounding vote on January 31 at the 66th Assembly District Part A County Committee special election replacing Brad Hoylman. Brad had stepped down after his election to the NY State Senate. The official vote count of the County Committee was 55 votes for Jonathan, with 4 for Arthur Schwartz and 2 for Deley Gazinelli.
Jonathan will now serve Part A of the 66th AD with co-District Leader Keen Berger.
Jonathan was endorsed by Assemblymember Deborah Glick, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, City Councilmember Christine Quinn, State Committeeperson Rachel Lavine and Female District Leader Keen Berger.
Jonathan, who continues to serve on VID’s Executive Committee, will stand for election at the upcoming Democratic primary(yet to be officially scheduled, but anticipated for September).
See the coverage in The Villager