Updates: Meetings, Street Fair & The Demmys

Our next meeting will be June 19, 7:30 pm, at Seafarer’s International (Irving Place at 15th Street). One topic we will be discussing was proposed by Club Member Shelley Winfield. This is the issue of “Veterans Buy Back,” which would allow veterans to purchase retirement credit for their service. Shelley and a special guest speaker will provide us with information so that we can learn more and consider supporting the legislation. Our May meeting was exceptionally lively; Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, along with Erik Bottcher, Governor Cuomo’s liaison, stumped for our endorsements and answered some tough questions from Club members. They did very well, since by the end of the night we had endorsed Governor Cuomo, Comptroller Di Napoli, Attorney General Schneiderman, Senators Hoylman and Krueger, Assembly Member Kavanagh, and State Committee Members Farrin and Egeth. Immediately prior to the meeting, the County Committee held its Executive Committee meeting, where they voted to enthusiastically support the re-election of Hon. Arlene Bluth for re-election and  Louis Nock for civil court.

This year’s Tilden Street Fair will be Sunday, June 8 on 3rd Avenue from 23rd to 34th Streets. The famous Tilden Booth will be on the west side of 3rd Avenue between 25th and 26th Street. Stay tuned for details.

The Second Annual Demmy Awards will be held On Monday July 14, 7 pm, at the world famous Apollo Theater.  As many of you remember, Tilden’s very own Louise Dankberg won the Democrat of the Year award at the last ceremony. To nominate someone for Democrat of the Year, Young Democrat of the Year, or Club of the Year send in your nomination to TheDemmys@gmail.com by June 20. If you would like to travel to the ceremony with fellow Tilden Club members please notify Louise at LDankberg@nyc.rr.com.

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