Joseph Concannon – Glen Oaks Village Press Conference
Residents of the Glen Oaks Village Co-Op gathered with city council candidate Joseph Concannon on Tuesday (12-13-16) to raise their voices after going without gas in their homes since Nov. 3rd. The presser was fully covered by the media, Queens Tribune reporting, “A Month Without Gas in Glen Oaks” and Times Ledger, “Gas pains at Glen Oaks.” Concannon cried out admonishing the elected officials and city agencies who were AWOL and the powers that be: “City of New York: wake up. Get the gas back on here.” The gas was turned on after the presser as reported in Queens Chronicle, “Glen Oaks gets gas fixed after presser” and Queens Courier, “UPDATE: Glen Oaks co-op residents regain gas service after being without for more than five weeks.”
Video: Roy Fox, guest speaker at Columbus Day Dinner
Our October Club Meeting was a dinner meeting in honor of Columbus Day. We were entertained and inspired by guest speaker, Roy Fox, a former radio host, and currently lecturer at the Rufus King Mansion Museum in downtown Jamaica. Mr. Fox is an expert on the life of Rufus King who not only was a signer of the U.S. Constitution, but was an ardent foe of slavery in America. Here is the video of his outstanding speech.
September 11th Memorial Community Gathering
On September 11, 2016 we held a very moving and inspiring Memorial Ceremony at Tribute Triangle Park in Glen Oaks Village, to commemorate the heroes and the fallen of September 11, 2001. The Master of Ceremonies was Rabbi Menashe Bovit. Reflections and memories were presented by Lester Friedman, Retired WWII Airman, Jewish War Veterans, LTC John W. Peterkin, USA Retired, also WWII Veteran, including NYPD, FDNY, first responders, religious and community leaders. It was billed as a “Support Your Local Police” event. Here is the video of the unforgettable ceremonies.
CAMPAIGN RALLY IN SUPPORT OF OUR CANDIDATES
The June 2nd Queens Village Republican Club General Club Meeting was a campaign rally which started off with Scott Berry leading everyone in the signing of “You’re a Grand Old Flag!” This was followed by vigorous chanting of “Make America great again, Trump, Trump, Trump!”
There was a floor vote on a resolution for a club endorsement of Donald J. Trump for our Republican candidate for President, which passed unanimously. Our congressional candidates, Senator Jack Martins and Mike O’Reilly spoke as well as Frank Denatali, a representative from Donald Trump for President Campaign, Trump Tower Call Center in Manhattan.