Upcoming Meetings and Events

Sunday, March 12th
14th Congressional District Caucus
NYU Medical School
Alumni Hall A
550 First Avenue near 31st Street
Guest Speaker: Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Spitzer. Following the meeting will be a press conference with other elected officials
to express east side support for Eliot Spitzer.

Thursday, March 16th @ 7:30
Tilden General Meeting
Guest Speaker: State Senator Tom Duane & Chris Neidl, Education and Outreach
Coordinator from SolarOne.
Seafarer’s and International House, 123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place, 2nd flr
All are welcome. Light Refreshments served.

Wednesday, March 22
7 – 9pm
Tilden Democratic Club along with Blue Tiger Democrats sponsors a forum on
Subway Safety and Security with an introduction to Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT). Guest speakers will be experts in the emergency fields.
All are welcome. Light refreshments served.
Seafarer’s and International House, 123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place. For info: ahsullivan@gmail.com

Monday, April 3rd
Special Bylaws Meeting
Seafarer’s and International House
123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place, 2nd flr

Dan Garodnick Installed

On Thursday, February 9th, Dan Garodnick was installed as the latest Councilman for the 4th District of the City of New York at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many elected officials attended to pay tribute to this rising star in both the city and the party. Congrats again to Dan and his family!

Special Event: Ready NY

On Thursday February 16, 2006 The Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club presents Ready NY, a campaign to prepare New Yorkers for all types of emergencies. The Office of Emergency Management created this campaign in order to provide useful information and instructions. Families, people with disabilities and the elderly learn first hand about helpful procedures. The presentation will be about 30 minutes long with time for questions at the end. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public and all are welcome. Seafarer’s and International House, 123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place, 2nd Floor. 7:30pm. Visit www.tildendemocrats.com for more information or call: 646-872-0044.

New Officers Sworn In

Dara Kane was sworn-in as President of The Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club by City Councilman Dan Garodnick on Thursday January 19, 2006. Ms. Kane has been active in The Club for the past four years. In Fall 2005 she served as a Delegate to the Judicial Convention. Presently, Kane is a Delegate to the Democratic County Committee. Dara and her husband, Steve are active at P.S. 40 where their son attends school. Dara recently secured a donation of $1,000 from the Donations Committee of The Club for P.S. 40’s arts program. Ms. Kane has been a resident of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village for the past 16 years.

Annual Meeting Notice

Dear Tilden Members and Friends:

The Annual Meeting of the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club will convene at the Seafarers’ House, located at 123 East 15th Street @ Irving Place on Thursday, January 19th, 2006 in the second floor meeting room at 7:45 PM. There will be an Executive Committee meeting at 7 PM before the Annual Meeting.

Happy Holidays!

Annual Brunch Report

The Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club held its annual Toys for Tots Brunch on Sunday December 4, 2005 at the Cottage Restaurant on 16th St. and Irving Place. Over 100 people attended the event. It is a two-fold event: to thank the Tilden members for their hard work all year round and to give $1500 to the Children at Bellevue, to make the holidays a little brighter for needy children who are hospitalized during this festive time of year.

The brunch was also well represented by our Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, our newly elected Council Members Daniel Garodnick and Rosie Mendez, our new Civil Court Judge, Tanya Kennedy, all three candidates for the Assembly – Don Tobias, Steve Kaufman and Sylvia Friedman.

At the brunch, we also celebrated our December birthday guests, including former Club President, Jay Dankberg and Amelia and Lilly Smollens, daughters of District Leader Steven Smollens.

We take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday season and lots of good health and peace in the New Year. We can be reached at 212-228-5980.

Meeting Notice

Special Meeting: Candidates for the 74th Assembly District Seat

A discussion and possible vote on candidates:

Sylvia Friedman
Stephen Kaufman
Donald J. Tobias, Esq.

Seafarers’ House
123 East 15th Street

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
7 PM in the Chapel

Reminder: Democratic County Committee Meeting, December 15th

If you are a member of the County Committee and cannot attend, please call Louise Dankberg, 212-475-5347.

In Memoriam

Dear Friends,

I know that some of you already know. It is with deep sorrow that I inform you of the passing of our beloved Sheila Agress.

She was very involved in democratic politics of course, not just to Tilden, but also to the State Committee and to the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy. She volunteered at SHARE, at the Holocaust Museum, just to name a few. Please feel free to tell people who do not have e-mail or whom I haven’t contacted. It is a very sad time for us all but we are lucky to know Sheila and to be part of her world.

Funeral services: Thursday, Nov. 10th, 2005

Gramercy Chapel
2nd Avenue and 10th Street
11:30 AM


Paula Schaeffer

Dan Garodnick Wins!

The Tilden Democratic Club proudly announces that our very own Dan Garodnick has won the race to become our next Councilman in the 4th District. A special thanks to everyone involved and to all of Dan’s team.

Also, congratulations to all of the elected Democratic candidates.

Click here for full election results

Press Conference to Save Union Square

Tilden, instrumental in the formation of Save Union Square park, participated in a press conference on Sunday, October 16th. The conference was called to send a message to the City Administration and the BID(Business Improvement District) that the community and elected officials are vehemently opposed to a private restaurant in the park. Parks are for children and the public. Where is the playground that has been promised for years?

Speakers included Scott Stringer, Dick Gottfried, Tom Duane and Rosie Mendez. Press coverage including NY 1, 1010 Wins, ABC, The Daily News, The Villager, and UPN-9. We think we made a large impact and hope the Administration will take us seriously. Present from Tilden were Paula Schaeffer, Eadie Shanker, Lyle Frank and Louise Dankberg.