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 […]

Jan 122015
 
New Officers - Part II

At the January 8th meeting the membership elects new officers and passes resolutions With a full house Nadine Hoffman, VID’s new President opened a lively meeting to elect new VID officers for 2015: Treasurer(s), Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretaries and Executive Committee.  This meeting also included an update from Councilmember Corey Johnson’s office, via Eric Bottcher and discussion and passage of two resolutions and two letters: Resolution introduced by Tom Connor,  Governor’s cancellation of Health Fair Resolution by Jim Fouratt, Support For NYC Mayor & Speaker of NYC Council Letter of Sympathy introduced by Nadine Hoffmann, Re: Murder of Two NYC Police Officers Letter to Gov Cuomo re Hydro-Fracking introduced by Jonathan Geballe And the new officers election results? Recording Secretary– Kathy Slawinski Corresponding Secretaries– Jonathan Geballe, Ed Yutkowitz Co-Treasurers-Frieda Bradlow, Ellen Peterson-Lewis Executive Committee Ex-Officio: Tony Hoffmann At Large Members: Tom Connor Jim Fouratt Nat Johnson Ann Kjelberg Rachel Lavine Alec Pruchnicki Barbara […]

Dec 222014
 

At the VID General Meeting and Club Election December 11, …the membership heard statements from Nadine Hoffmann, Jim Fouratt, candidates for President and Tom Connor, Katharine Wolpe, Linda Jacobson, Irene Kaufman and Jim Fouratt, candidates for Vice President.  A donation to the 9th Precinct Community Council for their annual Children’s Holiday Party was approved and a resolution on Government Action Against Climate Change was adopted.  See  VILLAGE INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS_Dec-2014_Minutes for more details…or visit The Villager to see their coverage.   The membership voted Nadine Hoffmann as the 2015 President; and Katharine Wolpe, Linda Jacobson and Irene Kaufman, as 2015 Vice Presidents.  Elections for  Treasurer, Recording Secretary,  Two Corresponding Secretaries and fifteen at-large members to the Executive Committee will occur at the January 8th meeting. Additional to the General Meeting and Club Election December 11, was the “Net Neutrality” Forum.  You can read about the guest speaker, Tim Wu and view the video here.

Jan 262014
 
Minutes of January 2014

Posted here are the Minutes of January 2014.  Here are some highlights. David Kruger updated everyone about the anti-fracking bus trip to Albany on January 8th.  More press coverage from PBS station WSKG Keen Berger reported that Tim Gay has resigned at the Board of Elections, and will be replaced by Jamal Nelson, District Leader in Harlem.  Keen also announced that the transfer of 75 Morton Street from New York State to New York City for a middle school is still in the works. Jonathan Geballe reported on the lawsuit brought by the GVSHP vs. NYU, in which Deborah Glick is involved.  He said this was a huge victory for the neighborhood.  The court determined that three strips of land that weren’t officially designated parkland could not be used by NYU without permission of the New York State legislature.  The University will still proceed with the Zipper Building and other parts […]