Jan 122014
 

VID Elected 2014 OfficersAt the January 9, 2014 meeting, VID elected 2014 officers…

after a stimulating and thorough forum led by Kate Press, Deputy National Field Director for J Street on Secretary of State John Kerry’s Initiative To Achieve a Two State Solution To The Israeli/Palestinian Issue, club members nominated and elected the remaining Officers and Executive Committee members for 2014. 

VID elected 2014 officers include:

Anthony Hoffmann, President
Nat Johnson, Vice President
Irene Kaufman, Vice President
Katharine  Wolpe, Vice President
Linda Jacobson, Treasurer
Kathy  Slawinski, Recording Secretary
Alexander Meadows, Corresponding Secretary
Ed Yutkowitz, Corresponding Secretary

Executive Committee

Keen Berger, District Leader
Jonathan Geballe, Past President
Peter Crosta, Chair Campaign Committee
Frieda Bradlow
Georgina Christ
Tom Conner
Josh DuBoff
Jim Fouratt
Anne Heaney
Nadine Hoffmann
Ron Illardo
Ann Kjellberg
Jackie Manuel
Ellen Peterson-Lewis
Alec  Pruchnicki
Charles Stimson
Celia Wu
Annette Zaner

View a slideshow of the meeting on the Photo Gallery page.
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Dec 172013
 
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Attendees at Dec. 12th meeting

At VID’s December meeting the major topics were Small Business, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Sexual Assaults in Military, Filibuster and Campaign Finance Reform

 

Village Independent Democrats approved one letter and three resolutions at the Dec 12th meeting.  You can read them by clicking below.  Sharon Woolums introduced the resolution on Small Business Jobs Survival Act; Alec Pruchnicki and Ron Illardo presented points in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the resolution.  Club President Tony Hoffmann reviewed the points made in the letter to Sen Reid regarding his recent reform of Senate Filibusters and the Resolution for Sen. Gillibrand favoring her approach in legislation protecting women military personnel who have been sexually assaulted.

Thank you to Senator Harry Reid for Filibuster reform
Resolution in Favor of Sen. Gilllibrand’s Approach to Sexual Harrassment in the Military
Resolution Opposing Trans-Pacific Partnership
Resolution Re Small Business Jobs Survival Act

There was additionally a very thorough discussion of Campaign Finance Reform with Kristina Andreotta, of Citizen Action NY particularly focused on New York State legislation that may be influenced over the next month by positions Gov. Cuomo will announce in launching the budget and legislative priorities for 2014.

Marlene Nadle also introduced a report on the documentary, Vanishing City, which she would like the Club to sponsor as a public event.

This was also the meeting for VID members to elect a president and three vice presidents for 2014.  See the post.  

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 Pictures from Dec. 12th Meeting.  Photographe:r Zella Jones

 

 

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Sep 262013
 

Club Election, Report from Deborah Glick, Forum on Obamacare...The October General Meeting will feature a Club Election, Report from Deborah Glick, Forum on Obamacare…

Village Independent Democrats will meet on Thursday, October 10th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street,  6:30 PM.
The agenda includes:

1.  District Leader Report– Keen Berger

2. Campaign Committee Report- Peter Crosta highlighting activity for the General Election-Tuesday, November 5th

3. Club Election
a. Corresponding Secretary
b. Recording Secretary

4. Report from Assemblymember Deborah Glick

5. Forum on Obamacare – Obamacare is Good, But More Healthcare Reform Is On It’s Way, with moderator VID member Dr. Alec Pruchnicki and returning speaker Len Rodberg, the Chairman of the Urban Studies department at Queens College of CUNY.

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Dec 262012
 

VID’s Annual  Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 pm at
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street.  Download a copy of VID’s Annual Meeting agenda here.

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Congressman Nadler with District Leader Keen Berger (background) and new VID President Tony Hoffmann (far right) at VID annual holiday party

Preceding the election of our remaining officers for 2013 there will be a report from District Leaders Keen Berger and Brad Hoylman and a special report by Congressman Jerrold Nadler regarding Congressional deliberations on fiscal issues;  gun control legislation; as well as other issues of concern to our club.  There will be a Q & A session following the Congressman’s report.

As prescribed, VID’s Annual Meeting will elect:

a. Treasurer
b. Recording Secretary
c. 2 Corresponding Secretaries
d. 15 Executive Board Members

You can download  By-Laws-Summary_Election-Eligbility-1-10-13 here and a copy of Protocol _VID_Elections_EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OTHER OFFICERS2012rvsd2,  here

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