Jonathan Geballe Won Appointment as Male District Leader

  Our immediate past VID president, Jonathan Geballe, won appointment as Male District Leader with a resounding vote on January 31 at the 66th Assembly District Part A County Committee special election replacing Brad Hoylman. Brad had stepped down after his election to the NY State Senate. The official vote count of the County Committee was 55 votes for Jonathan, with 4 for Arthur Schwartz and 2 for Deley Gazinelli. Jonathan will now serve Part A of the 66th AD with […]

Congressman Jerrold Nadler briefed VID on gun control, the debt ceiling, tax code changes and entitlements

Coverage provided by Katharine Wolpe Congressman Jerrold Nadler briefed VID on the prognosis for gun control, the debt ceiling,  tax code changes and entitlement legislation facing the current Congress.  First, he predicted that there would be not be much chance for passage of meaningful gun control legislation because of the powerful NRA, which lobbies for gun manufacturers. Then he discussed fiscal issues in some detail.  To reduce the budget deficit, Republicans want to cut entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, SSI, veterans’ […]

VID Completes New Slate of Officers and Elects Executive Committee

 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; […]

VID Holiday Celebration

The VID holiday celebration at Frieda Bradlow’s home was, as usual, a warmly welcome event in spite of the rain, wind and chill of December 16th. Well-wishers included:   Congressman Jerrold Nadler; Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney; State Senator-elect Brad Hoylman; Councilwoman Letitia James; Councilwoman Jessica Lappin; Manhattan BP Scott Stringer, Rachel Lavine- Democratic State Committeewoman -66th Assembly District; District Leaders Jennifer Rajkumar (DID), Keen Berger (VID); Julie Menin, former CB#1 Chair and Candidate for Manhattan BP; David Gruber, Chair CB2 and Corey Johnson Chair […]