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July 9th General Meeting - HoylmanThe July 9th General Meeting covered many topics.

Beginning with a review of the status of the Small Business Jobs legislation which recently added its 20th City Council co-sponsor, Ines Barron (There will be another forum on this topic July 22 in Washington Heights), General Meeting discussions also covered reports from District Leader Keen Berger; announcements by Nat Johnson about forums on the Spectra Pipeline extension  [See the posting]; and a surprise visit from State Senator Brad Hoylman who reported on a long list of initiatives.

The results of the Club’s petitioning were presented in a statement from the Campaign Committee:  43 VID-ers had carried petitions and approximately 900 signatures were obtained.   Congratulations, all.

Linda Jacobsen, who led the meeting made a presentation about this evening’s meeting being Member’s Night, to address the members’ concerns and ideas.  She read an excerpt from the General Rules for Synergy, adapted from the Josephine County, Oregon, Department of Health and Community Action.  She emphasized the need for respectful discussion without personal attacks.  She encouraged members to speak, with a 3 minute limit on presentations with a 2 minute limit on questions and comments.

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May 272014
 

Petitioning Party Come join Deborah, Brad and the rest of the VID team for our petitioning party breakfast.  We’ll talk politics,  causes and distribute petitions.  After breakfast we will disburse throughout the Village and gather signatures for VID’s endorsed candidates.

Saturday, May 31st 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon VID Headquarters, 26 Perry Street

If you cannot join us for our petitioning party breakfast on May 31st,  the VID will be open every Monday and Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:00-1:00 through July 3rd.  July 7th will be the last day to hand in petitions (the club will be open from 6:00-7:30 PM).

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Mar 272014
 
2014 Petitioning

Ed Yutkowitz, Laura Morrison, Tony Hoffmann, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick launch VID’s petitioning season.

2014 Petitioning season began on March 8th for the Congressional Primary and continues through April 5th.  VID is supporting incumbents Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney.

State primary petitioning will begin in June.  Stay in touch with Campaign Chair, Ed Yutkowitz, at eddieny@aol.com . 

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Mar 272014
 

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Author John Strausbaugh livens up March Meeting; Resolutions; Congressional Petitioning…

It’s been a lively month at VID with no slow-down in our Spring to Summer agendas.  John Strausbaugh reminded everyone of the color and character of Greenwich Village from its very inception with no shortage of questions and comments from the VID members and guests who were not shy about getting Mr. Strausbaugh’s signature on their new copy of his book, The Village:  400 years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues.

Congressional Petitioning 2014Then it was on to resolutions – all passed by the membership:  Restoration of Bus Service on University Place, introduced by Tom Connor and Support for GVSHP’s initiative to landmark historic LGBT buildings, introduced by Jonathan Geballe.

Tony Hoffmann also announced the launch of Congressional petitioning with VID clubhouse open every Monday (6-7:30 pm), Thursday (6-7:30 pm) and Saturday (10-11:30 am) through April 5th to pick up and return petitions.   This year’s petitioning chair is Ed Yutkowitz; you can reach him at EddieNY (at) aol.com.

MINUTES:  Minutes-March 13, 2014 Mtg

 

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