Ted Anagnostos is the owner of the Subway Shop at 251-05 Jamaica Ave in Bellerose Queens right near Staples. Ted, who owns two Subways and is planning on a third, is a young patriotic entrepreneur and a wonderful guy. Joe Concannon was the presenter at the 2014 Lincoln Day Dinner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Ted for his courage to take risks, his spirit as a builder and job creator who is making an impact and the dignity that a job creates in people’s lives.
Lincoln Dinner 2014 Videos: Master of Ceremonies Tony Lo Bianco and Past and Present Club Presidents
Phil Orenstein, new Queens Village Republican Club president gives the audience a brief welcome and introduces Tony Lo Bianco, Master of Ceremonies. James Trent, Chairman of the Board of Directors, presents the Outstanding Service Award to former Club President Philip T. Sica.
New York State Senator Frank Padavan, our beloved Republican State Senator for 38 Years in Eastern Queens, now retired, presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to James Trent. President and Founder of the Queens County Farm Museum, James Trent has selflessly given over 50 years of civic service and leadership to the residents of Queens County, without asking for anything in return. As the Club’s workaholic Lincoln Dinner Chairman, he exclaimed that this was “the most successful, profitable and well attended GOP event he has ever hosted.”
Frederick R. Bedell Jr., a concerned resident of Glen Oaks Village, wrote the following letter published in the Queens Ledger about the threat to public safety for the community posed by the lax security at Creedmoor Psychiatric Facility which has allowed another convicted killer to escape.
I found it quite troubling to read about state run Creedmoor Psychiatric Facility in Bellerose and that a week ago a convicted killer who was there for observation had escaped. This is the second occurrence in ten months at the facility. There seems to be a lapse of security at Creedmoor and that worries many of us in the surrounding communities. Now my wife and myself and our neighbors live only three blocks away and worry about future escapes and the risks to our own lives. But on a positive note our own Co-op President of Glen Oaks Village, Bob Friedrich as well as twelve other civic leaders and their associations and including our local elected officials have joined together to try to correct this situation. They have just released a statement at a meeting in Queens that laid out a seven-point plan that they would like to see implemented, including a full investigation at the facility, This I feel is a step in the right direction. The bottom line is that steps not taken will further endanger all of us in the community. Here is the seven point plan they came up with:
Rick Cannon, a past president of the Queens Village Republican Club and current Tea Party activist living in Cape Coral, Florida, recently wrote a letter sharing some of our club’s past history. Though smaller two decades ago, the members worked hard to grow the club and get Republicans elected.
With an expression of pride in our club’s recent growth and our successful 139th Anniversary Lincoln Dinner he sent his best wishes to all our club members today as well as a generous donation. Below are some historical photos he shared, of a past Lincoln Dinner with Mayor Rudy Giuliani and early photos of Senator Padavan.
“Don’t let the current lack of Republican leadership in Queens get you down. A resurgence may be coming soon as the policies of Obama and de Blasio fail. It is vital to have the QVRC ready to strike when the opportunity arises.”
In his keynote address, Rep. King talked about America, about New York City and Queens as well as his bid for the presidency. He called on the Republican Party to move forward in Queens and get rid of the intramural fights and stand together.
Here are the videos and photos of former Congressman Bob Turner introducer and keynote speaker Congressman Peter King at the 139th Anniversary Lincoln Day Dinner. Republican Congressman Bob Turner formerly represented New York’s Congressional District 9, after he won the epic special election battle against longtime Democrat David Weprin in an overwhelmingly Democratic district, becoming the first Republican to represent the area in over eighty years. Turner was mentored by Homeland Security Chair, Congressman Peter King and today they remain very close friends.
“These proposals have also gained a great deal of attention from both the print and broadcast media throughout the state…. Regardless of the outcome of the bill, it has begun to drive the conversation in Albany into not if, but rather when and how, we must reform the budget and change the entire budgetary process into one which places the taxpayer first.”
Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick: Not Afraid to Say No.
The 139th Anniversary Lincoln Day Dinner, presented by the Queens Village Republican Club, the oldest and most diverse Republican Club in America was a blockbuster event celebrating our greatest American President and father of the Grand Old Party, Abraham Lincoln. This year’s annual gala broke all previous attendance records with over 200 guests! We are bursting with pride in our remarkable speakers, honorees and their stories of courage and success and we wish to thank all who attended and participated in this commemorative event. Videos of each speaker will be posted on the website to save the historical speeches for posterity. Here are some photos and more to come. These are some of the new faces of the Republican Party.
“Sri will be honored at the Queens Village Republican Club’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Sunday February 9, as the “Businessman of the Year” for succeeding beyond all his expectations.”
Sridhar Munirathinam (Sri) came to America to pursue his dream of opening his own restaurant. Sri will be honored at the Queens Village Republican Club’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Sunday February 9, as the “Businessman of the Year” for succeeding beyond all his expectations.
Sri was born in Madras, India, went to The University of Madras, and graduated with an Economics degree. After completing his studies in Economics, Sri completed the degree work in Hotel Management and then came to America to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. His first restaurant venture was in Manhattan for about 10 years, after which he moved to Flushing. Two years ago Sri moved his restaurant to New Hyde Park, where Southern Spice has repeatedly won awards as one of the finest Indian restaurants in Long Island. In fact, in October 2013, Newsday declared Southern Spice Chettinad Indian Cuisine the #1 Asian restaurant in Long Island.
“These are the future soldiers for the strength of our democracy and the vitality of the Grand Old Party.”
The next generation, now commonly known as millennials, are seen as the generation without commitment or the “Peter Pan generation.” Each generation depends upon the next generation to carry the torch for our country and party. Freedom is not free. It’s something that has to be fought for each and every day. This is a commitment that requires perseverance and eternal vigilance.
Adam Sackowitz is our “Youth of the Year” honoree at the Queens Village Republican Club’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner gala on Feb 9th. Ryan James Girdusky, a young political commentator, consultant and writer, will be presenting the award to Adam. These are the future soldiers for the strength of our democracy and the vitality of the Grand Old Party. Freedom cannot be taken for granted. Adam and Ryan are on the front lines as the young protectors of our freedom.