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The Little Flower Flyer-crop-2Folks, we’re in the countdown.  Sunday, February 9 is the day our Lincoln Day Dinner takes off for what promises to be another stellar performance for this historic Club.

Tony Lo Bianco as Fiorello H La Guardia

Tony Lo Bianco as Fiorello H La Guardia

We are pleased to announce a stunning list of speakers. Actor Tony Lo Bianco has graciously agreed to be the Master of Ceremonies for our Lincoln Day Dinner at Antun’s. Tony’s career in films spans from 1968 to 2011 including roles in the French Connection (1971) and Body of Evidence (1988).  His television credits and live theatre roles are extensive and are available on-line for you to peruse. Currently Tony stars in a one-man show The Little Flower, which presents a historic look into the life and career of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia – a courageous and flamboyant personality who fought against corruption and cleaned up city politics. “What this city needs is another LaGuardia!”

New President’s Acceptance Speech

This is the text of Phil Orenstein’s acceptance speech at the installation of new Club officers at the January 9, 2014 Queens Village Republican Club meeting.

Thank you for the great honor of being installed as President of the Queens Village Republican Club.  But I accept this role also as a great responsibility to continue to build our historical and iconic Club and the Republican Party in this part of Queens.

As former Congressman LTC Allen West, who was our keynote speaker at a past Lincoln Dinner, said:  “As the oldest GOP club in America, it is your duty to carry the torch for the Republican Party and its core principles for the whole nation.”  This is a tall order and I will do my utmost to fulfill this mission entrusted to us.

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Abraham Lincoln was the original force behind the creation of a teeming network of Republican Clubs to build the Party organization and help in his presidential campaign with parades, brass bands, barbeques and rallies.  The Republican Party stood for opposition to slavery, for economic freedom, individual liberty, free market capitalism, opportunity, the dignity of work, self-improvement and hope, and it still does today.

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.”


Contact: Joe Concannon 347-946-1931

Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 at 12:00 Noon
Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11424

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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.


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.

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