Dec 192013
 

On Dec. 12th 2013, VID Re-Elected Tony Hoffmann President

In a sweeping and uncontested vote the membership endorsed Tony Hoffmann’s accomplishments on behalf of the Village Independent Democrats throughout the rough and tumble 2013 election year.  Included in his long list of those accomplishments were vigorous member outreach, fund-raising and on-line interaction with voters, elected officials and prospective candidates.  Tony was quick to praise Peter Crosta for his service as Chair of the 2013 Elections Committee, Nadine Hoffman, Chair of the Fundraising Committee and Nat Johnson, Chair of the Technology Committee for extraordinary support.  (See full meeting minutes here.)

VID re-elected tony hoffman president

Current and next President of VID, Tony Hoffman collects names in nomination for 2014 Vice Presidents.

Also elected at this meeting were three Vice Presidents:

Nat Johnson

Irene Kauffman

Katharine Wolpe

Election of VID’s remaining officers and Executive Committee members will be held on Thursday, January 9th, at 6:30 at St. John’s, 83 Christopher St.

Prospective candidates are urged to submit summaries of their qualifications which will be distributed to the membership prior to the meeting.  Members who have not renewed their membership are urged to do so.

For your reference here is the Information on VID-Voting & Elections from our Constitution.

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Jun 302013
 

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act at July Membership Meeting

on Thursday, July 11th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street, 6:30 PM.
Please Note earlier Starting Time

Here’s the meeting agenda:

1.  District Leaders Reports– Keen Berger, Jonathan Geballe

2- Campaign Update- Peter Crosta, Lucia Fedora and David Kruger
a- Petitioning Summary
b- County Committee Summary
c- Campaign Plans (61 days to primary day)

 3- Report of Committee Chairs

  • Voter Registration/Community Outreach- Celia Wu

4- Special Presentation: “Understanding the Affordable Care Act: How Will It Affect Me”  

           Moderator-Alec Pruchnicki- VID Executive Committee; Physician of Geriatrics at St. Luke’s Hospital (and formerly at St. Vincent”s Hospital); Member Physicians for National Health Program

Affordable Healthcare-Len-Rodberg

Len Rodberg, Urban Studies Department Chair and Professor, Queens College,
PhD, MIT

Guest Speaker- Len Rodberg, the Chairman of the Urban Studies department at Queens College of CUNY, has helped to write the single payer bill of John Conyers in Congress, also the single payer bill sponsored by Dick Gottfried in the NY State legislature. Len is also the treasurer, research director, and an executive committee member of the Physicians for a National Health Program ( PNHP ) NY Metro chapter.

5- New Business
Reminder:  Last minute push.  Petitioning runs until Monday, July 8th.  We need your help to get our endorsed candidates, including our District Leaders Jonathan Geballe and Keen Berger, on the ballot.  Please come to the VID to pick up your petitions  every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Join us for some last minute petitioning:
Monday, 7/1, 8th St stop, N/R trains, 8-9am
Tuesday, 7/2, Astor Place stop, 6 train, 8-9am
Wednesday, 7/3, 14th St and 1st Ave, SW corner, 8-9am

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Jan 132013
 

 VID completes new slate of officers and elects 2013 Exec Committee on January 10th after a stimulating update from Congressman Jerry Nadler,   (See related post) VID completes new slate of officers and elected a new executive committee for 2013.

The full slate of officers now includes:

Tony Hoffmann – President
Nat Johnson, Marti Speranza and Peter Crosta – Vice Presidents
Linda Jacobson – Treasurer
Alexander Meadows – Corresponding Secretary
Lucia Fedora – Recording Secretary

The new Executive Committee includes:

Frieda Bradlow; Georgina M. Christ; Tom Connor; James W. Fraser; Jonathan Geballe, Ex Officio; Nadine Hoffmann; Ronald L. Illardo; Irene Kaufman; Ann Kjellberg; Marlene Nadle; Ellen Peterson-Lewis; Alec Pruchnicki; Yvonne Sherwell; Katharine B. Wolpe; Celia Wu; Annette Zaner

After presentations from the Fund Raising, Election and Technology Committees the list of this month’s committee meetings were announced.  All meetings will be held at VID- 26 Perry Street- Below Ground Level Floor.  They are:

Campaign Committee: Monday, January 14-7:00 PM;  Peter Crosta- Campaign Chair; David Kruger-Campaign Coordinator

Fundraising Committee:  Wednesday, January 16-7:00 PM;  Nadine Hoffmann, Marti Speranza- Co-Fundraising Chairs

Technology Committee:  Tuesday, January 22-7:00 PM;  Nat Johnson and Lucia Fedora, Co-Chairs

 

 

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Sep 142012
 
Brad Hoylman Primary Victory

Brad Hoylman with Senator Tom Duane thanking staff and many friends for victory in the Democratic Primary. Photographer: Tony Hoffmann

Congratulations to Brad Hoylman for a resounding victory in last night’s Democratic Primary for the 27th Senate District. The nearly complete reported results show that Brad took around 70% of the votes, a very impressive number which shows the wide range of support Brad has earned from his years of dedicated service.

Of course VID had a part to play in this victory and we celebrate the organizational efforts of our campaign chairs, Tony Hoffmann and Peter Crosta, the ground game energy of Marti Speranza, Katharine Wolpe, Georgina Christ, Anne Kjellberg, Mary Petretti, Frieda Bradlow, Nadine Hoffmann, Alexander Meadows, Rachel Lavine, Dodge Landsman, Irene Kaufman, Anne K. Johnson,  Harold Stelter and the irreplaceable strategical assistance, skills and experience of Laura Morrison.
You know, we are really excited to be Brad’s “home club.”  And we give full credit to Brad’s determined and top-notch campaign team, and the other clubs who supported Brad across the district. Hey, that NY Times endorsement didn’t hurt, either.
So congrats, Brad. We know you will be fighting the good fight in Albany, as Tom Duane did for us so effectively and gracefully for many terms.”

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