TILDEN NOTICE – SAVE THE DATE – Toys for Tots Holiday Party – December 4, 2016

TILDEN NOTICE

SAVE THE DATE – Toys for Tots Holiday Party

Our annual Holiday Party for Toys for Tots Brunch will be held on December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Paul & Jimmy’s Restaurant located at 123 East 18th Street, New York, New York 10003.

The price will be $30.00 for members and $50.00 for guests. There will be a cash bar.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience because there is limited seating capacity.

You can RSVP at either Patricia Levenson at sjpl4@aol.com or Laura Koestler at laura.f.koestler@gmail.com.

The Link is http://bit.ly/TildenToysforTots2016

Thank you all for your support and looking forward to our upcoming Holiday Season.

Democratically yours,

Greg-Patric Martello

Tilden President

Message from President regarding the Election

Dear Fellow Tildenites,

Democracy can be messy and not always have the outcome you wish or expect; but remember the alternative is worse.

Elections regardless of whether our candidate won or lost is a referendum of our OWN freedom. Our freedom to choose. And conversely someone who disagrees with us and their freedom to choose. Take heart that the free elective process we cherish in America and unfortunately millions around the world do not have is itself our victory no matter the outcome.

As Democrats we must wipe ourselves off from a bruising election and move boldly forward undeterred. And as Americans we must unite together as a nation.

In Secretary Clintons own gracious words:

“Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive and big hearted.”

So in that spirit we must unite as Americans…All Americans of all political parties and continue the vital mission of our great nation.

And as Democrats more than ever we must stay active, we must come to meetings and encourage friends, co-workers and family to join Tilden in the democratic process. We must work on the local and national level pushing the ideas and values of our party in advancing the American cause.

Democratically yours,

Greg-Patric Martello

Tilden President

Notice from the President

Hello Fellow Tildenites,

The Elections Committee met on November 3, 2016 to elect a chairperson and discuss committee business.  I am honored and grateful to introduce myself as the chairperson of Tilden’s 2016 Election Committee.  I am equally pleased to report that it is time for club elections!

The Elections Committee is ready to accept nominations for club Officers and Executive Committee Members.  According to our By-Laws, you may nominate yourself or others for office.  As you know, the Club Officer positions are: President; Vice-President (3 “V-P” spots); Corresponding Secretary; Recording Secretary; and Treasurer.  We also have 12-16 spots on our Executive Committee.

According to our By-Laws, all persons nominated must be members in good-standing.  In addition, we would like to point out that an officer position requires a certain level of commitment, more than the bare minimum.  It is important that all candidates be willing and able to attend the four Executive Committee meetings, and most of the club’s monthly meetings, functions, and events.  While we understand that attendance at every meeting and event is impossible, we wish to emphasize that officers and executive committee members are expected to actively participate in the club’s governance and assist in club activities, such as our annual dinner and the summer street fair.

If you wish to nominate anyone for this year’s elections, please submit the names of all persons you wish to nominate, specifying the office you wish to nominate them for, to me at:kcwatermanesq@gmail.com by November 15, 2016.  At our November 17, 2016 Club Meeting, we will report the names of those nominated as of November 15.  However, nominations from the floor may be entertained at our November 17 meeting, at which point nominations will be closed.

Also, please note that the Elections Committee and Executive Committee will hold a “Candidates Night” on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seafarer’s International House (15th Street and Irving Place, 2nd Floor) which all nominees must attend and make a presentation in support of their candidacy.  The elections will then take place ten days later at our January 19, 2017 Annual Club Meeting.  I look forward to receiving your nominations and seeing you at the Candidates Night on January 9!

Best,

Kate  Kathleen C. Waterman, Esq.

DEMOCRATICALLY YOURS,

Greg-Patric Martello

SAVE THE DATE (Corrected) – Toys for Tots Holiday Party 12/4/2016

TILDEN NOTICE

(Corrected)

SAVE THE DATE – Toys for Tots Holiday Party

Our annual fundraiser for Toys for Tots Brunch will be held on December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Paul & Jimmy’s Restaurant located at 123 East 18th Street, New York, New York 10003.

The price will be $30.00 for members and $50.00 for guests. There will be a cash bar.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience because there is limited seating capacity.

You can RSVP at either Patricia Levenson at sjpl4@aol.com or Laura Koestler at laura.f.koestler@gmail.com.

The Link is http://bit.ly/TildenToysforTots2016

Thank you all for your support and looking forward to our upcoming Holiday Season.

Democratically yours,

Greg-Patric Martello

Tilden President

Election Day is Here – GO VOTE!

sticker_0After the seemingly never ending election cycle, the moment we have all been waiting for is finally here! Today we will bring closure to this process by voting. Pollsites in New York City will be open from 6AM to 9PM. High turn out is expected so plan a little extra time to do so.

To find your poll site or see a sample ballot use the online poll site locator tool.

While New York is not a battleground state, a high voter turnout here will be received as a rejection of the recent demagoguery and politics of hate. Please make sure you vote and then remind your friends and family who might be less likely to be engaged in the political process (for whatever reason) how important sending the right message about our future.

unknownIf you have any difficulty finding your poll site, difficulties while voting or know someone else who had,
please contact District Leader
Sandro Sherrod at 646-883-8683.
You might also call the NYC Board of Elections directly at 866-868-3692 to report problems.

After you vote, join us and our neighboring Democratic clubs at a watch party, starting at 7pm at Durden – 213 Second Avenue and 13th Street.

TILDEN NOTICE – DAVE THE DATE- Candidates Night – January 9, 2017

TILDEN NOTICE

SAVE THE DATE

To All Members,

Candidates night will be held on January 9, 2017 between 7:00 – 9:00 at Seafarers & International House located at 123 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003.

It will be your opportunity to hear from the candidates seeking positions within our club.

Let us show democracy in action at Tilden.

See you on January 9th.

Democratically yours,

Greg-Patric Martello

Tilden President

AGENDA – Forum to End Hate Crimes and Tilden Business Meeting – November 17, 2016

AGENDA

 Forum to End Hate Crimes

and Tilden Business Meeting

Forum 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tilden Business Meeting 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Seafarer’s & International House

A). Forum to End Hate Crimes 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

B). Tilden Business Meeting 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

1. Call to Order

2. President’s Report

3. District Leaders’ Report

4. Committee Reports (Election Committee,

5. Toys for Tots Committee, Dinner Committee)

6. Old / New Business

7. Adjournment

#1 Club in New York!

Democratically yours,

Greg Martello, President

2017 Membership

Dear Tilden Club Member:

I trust you are doing well, and that when we meet again, Hillary Rodham Clinton is President-Elect. This election is the turning point in our Democracy and every vote does count. I hope you cast your vote in person or by absentee ballot.

You can download your 2017 Membership form from this link. You are strongly encouraged to pay online so that your dues are recorded in a timely manner.

If you are a current member and renewing your membership you must do so in advance of the Annual Meeting in January 2017 to maintain your status as a member in good standing, and eligibility to vote at the Annual Meeting. Your renewal membership starts from the date of the electronic transfer, or the date on a check or money order or, if available, on the postmark conditional upon verification of acceptance of the check or money order.

If you are a new member (that is you are not a current member, or your membership lapsed) you secure the rights of a member in good standing and eligibility to vote if you pay the dues now and attend the meeting on November 17, 2016

The bylaws provide:

Section 3. Membership.

A new member is in good standing 60 days from date of membership and having attended one (1) regular meeting of the Club

Please return by mail, your completed form and dues check to the Club Treasurer, Charles Sturcken, at the address in the Membership Form. You may also choose to take advantage of paying the dues online.

I hope to see you at the November meeting, Toys for Tots (December 4 at Paul and Jimmy’s) and at the Annual Meeting.

Thank you very much, on behalf of the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club.

Democratically yours,
Greg-Patric Martello
Tilden President

In Memoriam – Arthur Wolf

Arthur Wolf passed away this weekend at the age of 87.  Arthur has been a Tilden Executive Committee member for many years and contributed a wealth of knowledge to us.  He will be sorely missed by his Tilden family.

His funeral is this Wednesday at 1 pm at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th St. (Amsterdam Ave.)

Condolences are sent to all whose lives he touched.

Sandro, Louise and Greg