Jan 172019
 
January 2019 Membership Meeting

The January 2019 Meeting Covered Immigrants Rights; a Resolution Covering State Prosecution Notwithstanding a Federal Pardon; Albany Lobbying for the People’s Platform; Officer Elections; Gun Reform; Campaigning and VID’s Environmental Agenda. The January 2019 Membership Meeting opened with new President David Siffert introducing Senate Bill S8236.  This bill relates to State prosecution of certain offenses when a Presidential pardon has been granted.  It is intended to close any loopholes and dispense with any possible double jeopardy offenses.  David asked for a resolution in support of this bill, but Jim Yates, former judge and member of JCOPE, made some objections, saying the bill was overbroad and other versions were being considered.  After some discussion, the resolution failed, with 25 against, 3 in favor, and 2 abstentions.  Jim provided an alternate resolution: Be it resolved: VID supports carefully crafted legislation that permits state prosecution notwithstanding a federal pardon. This passed overwhelmingly, with 28 in […]

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Dec 122017
 
Busy November - General Meeting Minutes

VID had a very busy November.  Polling, poll watching, GOTV – here and elsewhere, and phone-banking consumed most Club members.   Our busy November began with a bus trip to Virginia, coordinated by Jen Hoppe with the usual cookie sustainance from Keen Berger.  Tony Hoffmann congratulated the Election Committee and VID Members  on their incredible performance. November 7th, even though in the world of excitement, this year’s election was not near the top (in NYC).  The weather in the morning was cold and in the evening, it rained.  Laurie Hardjowirogo, Ed Yutkowitz, Elissa Stein, Irene Kaufman, Jen Hoppe, and Erik Coler led the pack. The Voter Reform committee’s Laurie Hardjowirogo was very happy to announce that the three candidates she campaigned for upstate all won.  Where Indivisible groups were active, results were good; where they weren’t, results were not so good.  The second phone bank for upstate second home owners got […]

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Nov 202016
 
VID November Meeting and December Agenda

VID November Meeting… Here are the Minutes for the Nov. 10th General Meeting and some visuals to go with it.   General Membership Meeting Dec. 8th, 2016 St. John’s Lutheran Church Annex 83 Christopher Street, 6:30 PM Agenda        1.  President’s Report-Nadine Hoffmann     2.  District Leader Report- Keen Berger     3.  Special Guest Sen. Brad Hoylman     4.   Second vote on attached amendment to the VID constitutlion.     5.  VID Holiday Party Details–Nadine Hoffmann                Frieda Bradlow’s Home     43 Charlton Street   2-5 PM     Sunday, December 11, 2016     6.  VID 2017 Officer Elections – President and three Vice-Presidents                        A.   Any member who is interested in running for either position may submit a letter to                Zella Jones by Sunday, December […]

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Feb 092016
 
January Meeting - Officers Phase Two, WENYC

The January Meeting Elected More VID Officers and Highlighted the WE NYC Initiative On January 14th VID elected (re-elected) the remaining roster of officers and then heard from VID favorite Marti Spiranza about the Women Entrepreneur initiative to expand female entrepreneurship in New York City, with a special focus on under-served women and communities.  You can see the Minutes of the entire meeting here. First, the elections: There was only one nominee for Treasurer–Frieda Bradlow Kathy Slawinski was the one nominee for Recording Secretary For Corresponding Secretary, the two nominees were Ed Yutkowitz and Jonathan Geballe. As there were two positions, the two were unanimously elected through acclamation. The Executive Committee nominees were:  Tony Hoffmann, Tom Connor, Alec Pruchnicki, Frank Savits, Eli Hausknecht, Mary Petretti, Lois Rakoff, Annette Zaner, Nat Johnson, Katharine Wolpe, Jen Hoppe, Allison Greenberg, Marlene Nadle, Nancy Shanbam, and Joe Gallagher. As there were fifteen positions open, […]

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