March 2013 General Meeting and Immigration Reform Forum – UPDATE

Our March 2013 General Meeting will also include a Forum on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  It will be held on March 14th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street,  at 7:00 PM. The agenda will include: 1.  District Leaders Reports– Keen Berger, Jonathan Geballe 2.  Forum– Comprehensive Immigration Reform: The Devilish Details Facilitator-Keen Berger with Panelists To Be Announced 3.  Endorsements (In order to vote at this endorsement meeting you must have joined the VID by December 14, 2012). Female District Leader Male District Leader Delegates and Alternates To The NYS Judicial Convention See the attached  VID Candidate Forum and Endorsement Schedule  for the offices of […]

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 at  CB4 and candidate for City Council.  Representing Gov Cuomo was Erik Bottcher, the Governor’s assistant for community affairs.  Representing Council Speaker […]

VID Elects New Officers

On December 13th, with a full house of members VID  elects new officers –  Tony Hoffmann President and three Vice Presidents: Nat Johnson , Marti Speranza  and Peter Crosta . Also attending the meeting were a host of new members recruited from this fall’s  bus rides for Obama organized by Yayoi Tsuchitani and managed by Nadine Hoffmann. State Senator Tom Duane added his special touch with a farewell “official” visit updating the club on the recent leadership shuffle in the NYS Senate and expressing his confidence that new State Senator Brad Hoylman would pick up the baton quickly. The election for remaining officers – Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, […]

VID October 2012 Agenda

VID October 2012 Agenda – Review of Stop Spectra lawsuit; update on NYS stance on Hydro-Fracking; Obama canvassing in PA; VID Street Fair