Mar 302016
 
VID's March Meeting

VID’s March Meeting featured reports on the gun violence forum, the Congressional primary, an early voting bill in the NYS legislature and the Algonquin Pipeline.  It ended with Club endorsements for Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. See the full meeting minutes here.  [Revised ] President Nadine Hoffmann opened VID’s March meeting by welcoming Congressman Jerry Nadler, who is up for reelection.  He soon left, as he could not speak at the meeting. She then reported on the March 1 Women’s Issues forum at the Red Room, participated in by VID, DID, CODA, Manhattan Young Dems, and Councilwoman Rosie Mendez.  There had also been a forum on gun violence the day before, sponsored by the VID and VRDC, and featuring Keith Wright, Richard Aborn, Leah Gunn Barrett, and Scott Stringer, among others.  And she reminded the members about the upcoming Candidates Night on April 7.  See April […]

Mar 092016
 

Here’s the March Membership Meeting Agenda Thursday, March 10, 2016 83 Christopher Street 6:30 PM This meeting must end by 9:45 PM  President’s Report-Nadine Hoffmann District Leader Report- Keen Berger Update on Early Voting Bills- Erik Coler Campaign Committee-Tony Hoffmann:  Petitioning Breakfast–March 12 Update on environmental issues–Nat Johnson Letter to Governor Cuomo regarding tenant issues for Seniors–Tom Connor Update on Clubhouse fix-up–Jonathan Geballe/Nadine Hoffmann Gala Committee–Jen Hoppe Endorsements– Congressional District 10   (Jerry Nadler’s Seat) Congressional District 12  (Carolyn Maloney’s Seat) US Senate– (Charles Schumer’s Seat) US President  Discussion of possible resolution regarding Super Delegates Looking ahead to April, 14, 2016 meeting. Endorsements for: Assembly District 66–Deborah Glick’s seat Senate District 27–Brad Hoylman’s seat State Committeewoman 66 AD–Rachel Lavine State Committeman 66 AD–Buxton Midyette

Mar 092016
 
February Meeting - Letters, Resos, Gardens

VID held a lively February Meeting… which included approval of a letter to Landmark Julius Bar, a resolution for the DNC to schedule more debates, approval of the VID endorsement calendar and a debate over affordable housing vs. local gardens. February 2, 2016 Meeting Minutes Our new Vice President, Erik Coler, stood in for President Nadine Hoffmann, and opened by introducing two judges, the Honorable James E. d’Auguste and Honorable Alexander M. Tisch.   He then presented Nadine’s letter in support of landmarking Julius’ Bar.  The members unanimously approved.  Also approved at the February meeting was Kathy Slawinski’s resolution urging the DNC to schedule more official debates for the Democratic Presidential candidates.  And finally, following a lively discussion led by District Leader Keen Berger, the VID endorsement calendar was approved as well. District Leader Arthur Schwartz addressed the club to announce that ‘s he has been retained by the Bernie Sanders campaign. He […]