On Thursday, March 21st, The Tilden Democratic Club with co-host a forum for the candidates for Manhattan Borough President and Public Advocate for the City of New York. Other co-hosts include the Lexington, Lenox Hill, and Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Clubs, the Manhattan Young Democrats, and ACT NOW.


Candidates will each have 15 minutes to speak and answer questions. The forum will be held from 7 to 9pm at New York New Church, 114 East 35th St, between Lexinton and Park Avenues.


The candiidates for Manhattan Borough President:


  • Gale Brewer, City Councilmember, CD6
  • Robert Jackson, City Councilmember, CD7
  • Jessica Lappin, City Councilmember, CD5
  • Julie Menin, former Community Board 1 Chair


The candidates for Public Advocate for the City of New York:


  • Dr. Cathy Guerriero, Professor
  • Letitia James, City Councilmember, CD35
  • Reshma Saujani, former Deputy Public Advocate
  • Daniel Squadron, State Senator, D26


SAVE THE DATE: 60th (Diamond) Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at the National Arts Club

Our Diamond Anniversary will be quite the celebration! We will be having an open full bar service and hors d’oeuvres followed by a sit-down, three course dinner. Our honorees this year are New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and our very own District Leader Louise Dankberg.
Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments by joining us as a Patron or Sponsor. Your name will appear on the official invitation and in the program. As I am sure you are aware, this is the only fundraiser of the year for Tilden so your support is important to us. Patron tickets are $500 and Sponsor tickets are $300. Please feel free to pass this on to others as well.
Please complete the form below and send it with your check by March 1st to ensure inclusion in the invitation to:

Paula Schaeffer

166 E 35th Street 16C

New York, NY 10016-4149


For questions regarding the dinner please call Paula Schaeffer, Dinner Chairperson at 212-889-4791.
*I wish to be a PATRON ($500)____SPONSOR ($300) ____ of the 60th AnniversaryTilden Dinner. Enclosed is my check payable to the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club.
NAME (to appear on invitation) _______________________________________
ADDRESS _______________________________________________________
TELEPHONE # (including area code) ____________________________________
ALTERNATE TELEPHONE # (including area code) ___________________________
E-MAIL __________________________________________________________
FAX ____________________________________________________________

2013 Tilden Democrats Meeting Schedule

  • March 21, 2013: Monthly Meeting & Mayoral Candidate Forum
  • April 11, 2013: Monthly Meeting & Borough President and Public Advocate Forum
  • April 25, 2013: 60th (“Diamond”) Anniversary Dinner at National Arts Club
  • May 23, 2013: Monthly Meeting and endorsements (depending on 2013 election schedule)
  • June 20, 2013: Monthly Meeting
  • July & August: No Meetings
  • September 26, 2013: Monthly Meeting
  • October 24, 2013: Monthly Meeting
  • November 21, 2013: Monthly Meeting
  • December: Annual Toys for Tots Brunch (Date/Location TBD)


2012 Tilden Annual Dinner – Save the Date!

We hope see everyone at our annual dinner on Thursday, April 26th as we celebrate 59 years of Tilden serving the community!  Look for your invitation in the mail; if you do not receive one by April 1st, please email  At the dinner we will be honoring County Democratic Chair Assemblyman Keith Wright, along with Tildenites – and community leaders – Claude and Shelley Winfield.

The details for the dinner are below:


Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club Annual Dinner
Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Moran’s Restaurant
146 10th Avenue (at 19th Street)
New York, NY


Dinner Committee:

Chairperson:  Laura Lopez

Louise Dankberg
Sandy Hecker
Laura Koestler
Patricia Levenson
Zoila Poire
Roger Ribacoff
Marcia Robinson
Paula Schaeffer
Sandro Sherrod
Steven Smollens
Julie Torres

Tonight, Thursday March 15

Just a reminder that our next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Our guest for the evening will be Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.
The New York State Primary date for federal elections (U.S. Congress and Senate) has been set for Tuesday, June 26th. Petitioning is set to begin on Tuesday, March 20th. While a date has not been finalized for state offices (Assembly, Senate, State Committee), it is possible that the primaries for those offices will also be held on June 26th, with a similar petitioning schedule.

Thus, we will be holding our Candidates’ Night, and Endorsement Night, for all 2012 candidates at our next meeting. The information – same as always! – is below. Also, attached please find a proposed agenda.

Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club Meeting
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Seafarer’s International
123 East 15th Street (at Irving Place)
New York, NY 10003

Reminder: Annual Meeting – TONIGHT

Don’t forget the Tilden Annual meeting will be held tonight at 123 East 15th Street at Irving Place on the 2nd Floor at 7:30pm.

Tonight we will hold elections for the Officers and Executive Committee and be joined by Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh who will giving us an update on the events in Albany.


Annual Membership Meeting
January 26, 2012
7:30 pm


  1. Call to Order
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Adoption of the Minutes
  4. Elections Committee- Opening of the Poll
  5. President’s Report
  6. District Leaders’ Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. NYS Campaign Finance Reform Letter
  9. Dinner Committee Report
    1. Venue Adoption
    2. Honorees

10.  Legislative Update: Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh
11.  Elections Committee- Closing of the Poll
12.  Old/New Business
13.  Oath of Office for new Officers and Executive Committee
14.  Adjournment


I look forward to seeing you this evening,

Sandro Sherrod

Annual Meeting January 26th & Induction of Deborah Kaplan – TONIGHT

Don’t forget, Tonight is the induction of past Tilden president Deborah Kaplan as she is inducted as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the New York County Lawyers Association, 14 Vesey Street. Reption to follow, please RSVP to


The Tilden Annual Meeting will be held on January 26th at 7:30pm at Seafarer’s International House. We will be voting for Officers and Executive Committee Members for 2012.


1. Adoption of Agenda

2. Adoption of Minutes

3. Elections Committee—Opening of the Poll

4. President’s report

5. District Leader’s report

6. Treasurer’s Report

7. NYS Campaign Finance Reform Letter

8. Elections committee—Closing of the Poll

9. Old/New Business

10. Elections Committee – Announcement of Election Results

11. Oath-taking by Officers and Executive Committee members

12. Adjournment

Once again, for your convenience the following people have been nominated to the Elections Committee:

President: Steven Newmark

Vice-President: Julie Torres

Wilbur Weder

Alicia Zanelli

Recording Secretary: Paula Schaeffer

Corresponding Secretary: Sandy Hecker

Treasurer: Patricia Levenson

Executive Committee:

Mollie Dunlap Zoila Poire

Roger Ribacoff Marcia Robinson

Shelley Winfield Arthur Wolf

Lyle Frank Claude Kleefield

Laura Koestler Laura Lopez

Janice Plumer

I look forward to seeing you at the induction this evening and at our annual meeting on the 26th,

Sandro Sherrod

Tonight is Candidate’s Night!

Don’t forget, tonight we will have our special Candidate’s Night meeting.  Those members running for office in the club will be allowed to make a presentation of up to 3 minutes followed by up to 5 minutes of questions from the membership.  

The following people have been nominated to the Election Committee:

President:                           Steven Newmark

Vice-President:                    Julie  Torres
                                          Wilbur  Weder
                                          Alicia  Zanelli
Recording Secretary:           Paula  Schaeffer
Corresponding Secretary:    Sandy  Hecker
Treasurer:                          Patricia  Levenson
Executive  Committee:      
Mollie  Dunlap                     Zoila Poire
Roger Ribacoff                     Marcia Robinson
Shelley Winfield                  Arthur Wolf
Lyle  Frank                         Claude Kleefield
Laura Koestler                    Laura Lopez
Janice Plumer



January 12, 2012 – 7:30 pm
123 East 15th Street

1. Call to Order
2. Adoption of Agenda
3. Dinner Committee Report
4. Designating Petitions for the Democratic Convention
5. Elections Committee: Candidate Presentations
6. Old/New Business
7. Adjournment


The entire Tilden membership is invited to join Tilden past president Deborah Kaplan as she is inducted as Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the New York County Lawyers Association, 14 Vesey Street.  Reption to follow, please RSVP to


The Calendar of meeting for 2012 is available on our website now.


I look forward at seeing you tonight,

Sandro Sherrod

November Meeting

This Thursday, November 17th will be the final membership meeting for this year.  At this very important meeting you will have an opportunity to nominate yourself or another member for any of the positions of club office for the 2012-year.  The Elections Committee will be on hand to answer questions about the various offices and the responsibilities surrounding them.  Please join me at 123 East 15th Street, 2nd Floor at 8pm for the November Tilden General Membership meeting.



November 17, 2011 – 8:00 pm
123 East 15th Street

1. Call to Order
2. Adoption of Agenda
3. Adoption of Minutes
4. President’s Report
5. District Leader s Report
6. Treasurer s Report
7. Elections Committee- Nominations for Club Office
7. Old/New Business
8. Adjournment


Don’t forget – Immediately prior to the meeting this week will be the New York County Democratic Committee Annual Cocktail Reception from 6pm-8pm at Le Parker Meridien on Thursday. Tickets are from $150-1000 please contact Morgan Maclver at 646-214-3397 or at for more information.


I look forward at seeing you later this week,

Sandro Sherrod

Upcoming Tilden Events

Our next meeting will be a very special one, the donations committee will be hosting the Tilden 2011 Donations Award Reception.  Please join other Tilden members in celebrating the work of these amazing organizations over light refreshments at Seafarer’s 123 East 15th Street on Thursday, October 27th at 7:30pm.

The Executive Committee will convene briefly prior to the Award Reception at 6:30 pm on October 27th for the sole purpose of electing an Elections Committee as per Section 2 of our by-laws.

Election Day is just around the corner, November 8th.  Please remind your neighbors to go to the polls and if you are interested in assisting as a poll watcher or observing the closing of the polls please contact District Leader Lousie Dankberg for more information.

Tilden member and mother of Executive Committee member Julie Torres, Catherine Donato is celebrating a truely remarkable milestone, her 100th birthday.



New York County Democratic Committee Annual Cocktail Reception on Thursday, November 17th at Le Parker Meridien Hotel, 119 West 56th Street and Sixth Avenue from 6-8pm.  Tickets from $150-$1,000 please contact Morgan Maclver at 646-214-3397 or for more info.

Tilden’s Toys for Tots Event will be held on Sunday, December 4th from 12-3pm a flyer will be distributed shortly.

Induction of Past Tilden President and Supreme Court Judge Deborah Kaplan will be held on January 19th.  Further details and invitations to follow.