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 […]

Nov 262013
 
VID General Meeting Minutes - November 14, 2013

Summary of VID’s General Meeting Minutes of November 2013. You can view the full meeting minutes of November 2013 here:  VID Membership Meeting of November 14, 2013  To view all available VID Minutes type that word in the Search Box in the VID banner at the top of  any page. President Tony Hoffman opened the meeting with the announcement of the passing away of Nan Robinson.  He also spoke about the meeting held the evening before by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation re:  the air rights bill signed by Governor Cuomo last night, of which VID was one of the co-sponsors, along with the VRDC and 22 other organizations.  See posting The next general membership meeting will be on December 12 and will cover the elections for President and three Vice Presidents.  On November 2, there was a protest against the Spectra pipeline, during which Corey Johnson and […]

Nov 262013
 
 Anti-Fracking and Anti-Spectra Pipeline Events

The Anti-Fracking Crusade VID members and hundreds of New Yorkers have been involved in a number of different Anti-Fracking and Anti-Spectra pipeline events  over the last four weeks.  You can see a slide show here. Protests against Fracking outside Chelsea Piers, October 19 Hundreds of demonstrators,including  members of the Village Independent Democrats, participated in a rally against hydraulic fracking outside of Chelsea Piers.  Governor Cuomo was scheduled to host a luncheon at a restaurant inside the facility but was unable to attend and therefore missed the protest. Protestors also mobilized a pair of boats to face the waterfront venue. October 30 Rally in Albany On Wednesday, October 30, hundreds of New Yorkers from across the state came to Albany to expose Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regulations for what they are: fatally flawed, a danger to public health and our well-being, […]