There will be NO VID General Membership meeting in July — no meeting on July 12. Our next General Membership Meeting will be Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., location TBD. This will be an important meeting because we will be discussing the upcoming local primary and September battleground bus trips supporting the Obama campaign organized by our Yayoi Tsuchitani.
Brad Hoylman endorsed for State Senate. VID held its endorsement meeting for the state Senate, hearing from three candidates: Tanika Inlaw (former president of Yonkers NAACP) and Thomas Greco (Jim Owles and McManus Democratic clubs) both spoke and took questions, as did VID’s own Brad Hoylman (District Leader and Community Board 2 Chairperson). The ballot count showed a resounding endorsement by VID for Brad Hoylman to fill the retiring Tom Duane’s Senate seat. Welcome aboard, Brad, and congratulations.
Now we have more motivation to fill our petitions with signatures: VID will hopefully have both an Assemblymember (Deborah Glick) and a Senator (Brad Hoylman) calling VID their “home club.” How many clubs can claim that honor?
June Meeting’s Featured Speaker. Our featured speaker was Shirley Gray from the Social Services Employees Union Local 371, accompanied by Doris Hernandez Murphy and John M. Land. The subject was Gov Cuomo’s proposal to put care of homebound seniors in the hands of HMO style healthcare providers under a program called Managed Care, essentially moving people from home care to nursing home facilities — and what would ensue if the often doctor-prescribed and desired home care is curbed.
Save the Date: Next VID General Meeting will be on July 12th
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
7:30 P. M.
ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
81-83 CHRISTOPHER STREET
- District Leader Reports
- Campaign Committee Report
- Treasurer’s Report
- Speaker-Ms. Shirley Gray-Representative from Social Services Employees Union Local 371- Discussion of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to put care for homebound seniors in the hands of HMO style healthcare providers under a program called Managed Care.
- Candidate’s Forum-29th State Senate District – State Senator Tom Duane has announced that he is not running for re-election. Since we had previously endorsed him, we will now meet to endorse a candidate for his 29th State Senate District. Candidates will have the opportunity to address VID’s membership and answer questions.
- Endorsement for State Senate-29th State Senate District.
Refreshments will be provided.
1-The Newsletter is in the process of being written. Please send any pieces of information you would like included to Nadine Hoffmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
2- Petitions for VID endorsed candidates will be distributed at the meeting
Please be advised that the regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 10th will begin at 6:00 p.m. instead of the usual 7pm. Members should check their mail and e-mail boxes for the agenda which will require voting.