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



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


 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

Save The Date – Tilden’s Annual Toys for Tots Charity Luncheon – 12/4/2016

Dear Fellow Tildenites and Friends:

Just a reminder to save the date for Tilden’s Annual Toys for Tots Charity Luncheon on December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Paul & Jimmy’s Restaurant located at 123 East 18th Street, New York, New York 10003.

Space is limited so early RSVPs are greatly appreciated.

You can contact Sandro Sherrod at sandro@tildendemocrats.com or Steven Smollen at steven.smollens@gmail.com to RSVP.

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

Democratically yours,
Greg-Patric Martello
Tilden President

Letter to the Mayor’s Office – Proposed Street Fair Rules


Office of the Mayor
Mayor’s Office of Citywide
Event Coordination & Management
Street Activity Permit Office
253 Broadway, 6th floor
New York, New York 10007
Attn: Mr. Michael Paul Carey
Executive Director
Office of Citywide Event
Coordination & Management

RE:      Proposed Street Fair Rules

Dear Mr. Carey,

I write to you on behalf of the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club and other concerned citizens of New York City concerning the proposed changes in the street fair rules.

It is our view that these proposed changes will only serve to restrict New Yorkers’ access to all of the many benefits the street fairs provide.

The Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club has taken a booth at the Third Avenue Fair for over 25 years. As a result of our participation we raised approximately $300,000.00 which was donated to very worthy community groups which included senior programs, libraries, shelter programs, homeless programs, hospital clothing rooms, art and literacy programs, cancer programs, music programs and programs for the disabled youth and adults among others.

The residents of Community Board Six are direct recipients of our street fair driven donations. Over 90% of the licensed street vendors live in New York City. New York City residents directly benefit by being vendors and consumers at the fair.

Additionally we use the street fair to coordinate voter registration drives and bring awareness to the residents of who and what their elected officials are doing in the community.

By reducing the number of events to a maximum of ten (10) per year along with the added restrictions on vendor participation the street fair would quickly become a nonviable avenue in which to accomplish the much needed work done over the last three (3) decades.

Community organizations like Tilden must continue to be grandfathered in regardless of any rule changes.

I strongly urge your office to reconsider and not impose these new rules which would effectively eliminate this much needed community function, our local street fairs.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Democratically yours,

Greg-Patric Martello, President


Presidential Debate Watch Party


First Debate Watch Party

Monday, September 26 – 8 p.m.

The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Hillary Clinton finally gets her chance to debate the issues, one-on-one with Donald Trump. Tilden and the Eleanor Roosevelt Clubs will co-host a Watch Party this Monday for the first debate where we will cheer on our candidate.

Doors open at 8 p.m. at Shades of Green Pub, 125 East 15th Street. There is no cover, and drink specials will be available.

RSVP on HillaryClinton.com, Facebook or via email.