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WW II Veteran to be Honored at Lincoln Dinner

For a lifetime of service to his city, state and nation in his U.S. military and civilian careers in the City of New York, Lt. Col. John W. Peterkin is highly deserving of the “Veteran of the Year” award and the praise and gratitude of all Americans.

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Lieutenant Colonel John W. Peterkin (Ret.) U.S. Army, a decorated war hero who served in WW II, the Korean War and Vietnam, leads a humble life in the charming Village of Bellerose Manor, Queens.  A descendant of Jamaican, Native American and African heritage, John lives with his Vietnamese wife, Ngoc Thi, and his two sons, 1st Lt. Sylburn Van Peterkin, U.S. Army, now in active duty, and Capt. James Van Thach (Ret.) U.S. Army, who was seriously wounded while serving in Iraq, and now supports the Wounded Veteran Initiative helping his fellow veterans.

Only the limited circle of John’s closest friends and family have known of his lifetime of service to our city, state and nation up until now. He now has the opportunity to tell his story given the occasion of being honored at the gala Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 9, hosted by the Queens Village Republican Club, of which he is a longtime member. With a stellar line-up of speakers in the elegant setting of the famous Antun’s of Queens Village, the Lincoln Day Dinner is a commemoration of our greatest American president and the father of the Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln.


Open Letter to the Editor

Cathy Donohoe, member of Joint Parish Respect Life Committee, speaking at Press Conference

Cathy Donohoe, member of
Joint Parish Respect Life Committee,
speaking at Press Conference

On behalf of the Queens Village Republican Club, I would like to thank all the media outlets who covered our “Cuomo Outrage” press conference at Queens Borough Hall last Tuesday. Thanks for helping to make our voices heard in protest of Governor Cuomo’s intolerant remarks directed against a large swath of New Yorkers with politically different opinions than himself, that they should leave New York State.

While we embrace the entire spectrum of Republican perspectives from moderate to conservative, we do not consider the particular conservative views condemned and categorized by our Governor, and recently in a statement by Mayor de Blasio, as “extreme.” The majority of Americans hold pro-life beliefs, support the Second Amendment and traditional marriage. It is illustrative of the arrogance of power for a governor and a mayor to demonize a wide segment of the New York population because of their beliefs.


Video: “Cuomo Outrage!!” Rally/Press Conference

“Cuomo Outrage!!” Rally/Press Conference
Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 at 12:00 Noon
Queens Borough Hall


Westchester County Exec Astorino Weighing A Run For Governor

Westchester County Executive Republican Robert Astorino: Weighing A Run For Governor of NYS

By Robert Golomb

rob-astorino-1“ Four more years” hundreds of cheering supporters of Westchester County Executive Republican Robert Astorino chanted at his White Plains campaign headquarters as the polls closed election night this past November.  By 10:30, less than two hours later, Astorino’s challenger, New Rochelle Mayor Democrat Noam Bramson, conceded defeat, and Astorino’s still growing crowd of enthusiastic supporters realized that the 46 year old incumbent’s reelection to his second four year term had been secured (by what the final count the following day proved to be a 56%to 44% landslide).  But within days after the election, a significant number of both Democrat and Republican Party insiders and a host of NYS political journalists began to speculate that the next campaign for Astorino might occur not in 4 more years- in a race for a third term for county executive- but rather take place next year- in a race against one term incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo- for Governor of New York State.


Conservative Republican New Yorkers Speak Out!

Twenty Five conservative Republicans from various clubs, grassroots and pro-life groups assembled Tuesday at 12:00 in the snow storm to voice their protest against Governor Cuomo’s intolerant and offensive remarks that conservative Republicans have no place in New York State. On the “The Capitol Pressroom,” an Albany radio show on Friday, Governor Cuomo said these exact words talking about conservative Republicans:

“Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”


CUOMO OUTRAGE!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Concannon 347-946-1931

RALLY/PRESS CONFERENCE
Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 at 12:00 Noon
ASSEMBLY TIME: 11:30 AM
Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11424

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GOV. CUOMO TO NEW YORK’S CONSERVATIVES: GET OUT OF DODGE!

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New York, Jan. 19, 2014 – The Empire State now has an emperor, who would banish all New Yorkers from his kingdom who disagree with his political viewpoints. Governor Cuomo delivered a message Friday to politically conservative New Yorkers telling them they have no place in New York State:

“Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”


Rep. Peter King to Headline the Lincoln Day Dinner

Rep. Peter King to Headline the Lincoln Day Dinner
February 9, 2014,  Queens Village Republican Club

Peter King-2The Queens Village Republican Club is pleased to announce that Honorable Peter T. King, Member of Congress, (R-NY2), will be the keynote speaker at our 139th Anniversary Lincoln Day Dinner on February 9, 2014.  This spectacular annual event hosted by the oldest Republican Club in America, will take place at Antuns of Queens Village, famous for its world class cuisine and catering, which has celebrated every New York governor, mayor, and nearly every president of the United States.

We will celebrate our hometown hero, Rep. Peter King, who has announced his aspirations for the presidency in 2016. Nassau County Republicans recently gave their public endorsement to Congressman King and stated emphatically that he is poised to win the presidency.  Rep. King is a hero to many since he stood up for New York devastated by Superstorm Sandy. He led a successful fight against fierce opposition to obtain $60 billion in emergency funding for victims of the storm. As Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, King fearlessly took on the sensitive issue of home-grown Muslim terrorists radicalized in the United States and stood alone in the face of rabid opposition from special interests funded by their malevolent allies abroad. Rep. King has always been the leading defender in Congress of the State of Israel and American interests abroad.


COME TO THE LINCOLN DAY DINNER – FEB 9TH

Antun's famous Viennese TableOver the decades the Queens Village Republican Club has earned the reputation as the producer of the most lavish Republican political event of the year: the annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Our Club revived this exciting event around 1994 after a hiatus of several years. Today it is once again the event to be at and be seen at. A sampling of past bold face headliners include: Florida Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West, Mayor Bloomberg, State GOP chief Ed Cox, NYS gubernatorial candidate and author Herb London, anti-Islamist firebrand Pam Geller, Congressman Rick Lazio, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, CUNY board member and lightning rod Jeffrey Wiesenfeld just to name a few.


Stand Up for NY

Dear Fellow New Yorkers,

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The uplifting rituals surrounding the welcoming of our new mayor recently were dampened by the negative rhetoric contained within a number of speeches.  Rather than acknowledging the advancements off the past two decades, giving a positive vision of the future, it seemed the “Tale of Two Cities” theme was meant to divide New Yorkers instead of uniting them.  I’m here to stand up for all New Yorkers, and I invite you to join me in this effort.


Happy New Year from QVRC!

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On behalf of the Club Officers and Board of Directors of the Queens Village Republican Club, I would like to wish all our members and friends a very happy and healthy 2014 as we ring in the New Year. We are determined to make 2014 a year of action in advancing our core principles in our beloved communities as the Party of Lincoln. We will make our Grand Old Party really grand once again in the City of New York as we spread the word of freedom and the unhindered pursuit of the American dream block by block and person to person. As we gather together with our loved ones and dear friends to ring a blessed 2014, here’s to your health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!
Phil Orenstein
President-elect
Queens Village Republican Club

 


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