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RAOUL WALLENBERG – FIGHTER AGAINST EVIL

Wallenberg2Prof. Gerald Matacotta will be speaking on Raoul Wallenberg at the Institute for Jewish Studies Program on Monday evening.

Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Ave., Palinview NY 11803 (516) 367-6100
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

“Raoul Wallenberg—Fighter against Evil”

Gerald Matacotta received his BA and MA in history from New York University. He has also studied at the University of Virginia, at Oxford and at Yale. For 32 years Jerry worked for the NYC public school system teaching the entire repertoire of social studies courses while also pursing his love of volleyball both as player and coach. Twelve years ago Jerry helped to establish the History Seminar Series within Queensborough Community College’s School of Continuing Education. Since that time Jerry has taught more than 70 history topics, never repeating any, to a loyal following of adult learners. His eclectic classes range from classic Greek and Roman History to the History of Railroads and the Federal Highway System and in 2007 he was named the Queens Educator of the Year. Recently Jerry has been actively involved in fundraising efforts to commission and locate an appropriate display venue for a bust of Raoul Wallenberg. Through this project, Jerry has developed a deep admiration for this fearless and honorable Christian who saved so many Jews from Nazi persecution.


Queens Village Republican Club Meeting Thursday Nov. 7

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Queens Village Republican Club Events

 NEXT GENERAL CLUB MEETING: THURS, NOV. 7, AT 7:30 PM

Trattoria Lucia Restaurant


This month’s meeting will be devoted to a post mortem on the election results.
The featured Speaker is Eric Mingott who is planning to form an Hispanic-American Republican Coalition and will speak about his attempts to convert Hispanics in Queens to the Republican Party. He is a proud Republican and a former Marine who presently works as a tax accountant, but his heart is – and forever shall be – in service to the public. Mingott was a hopeful for the 35th Assembly District until his dreams were crushed after he was knocked off the ballot as a consequence of the internal war going on within the Queens GOP.
During his campaign in 2012, Mingott had taken the time to register friends and family with the Republican Party so that they could serve as witnesses to his petitions. “Family, friends, they registered Republican because of me — and we’re glad and proud — but the BOE didn’t process them in time,” he said. Doors open at 7:30 with free refreshments. General business meeting begins at 8 PM. The meeting all/restaurant is located at 247-63 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose. Parking is available at the Queens County Savings Bank lot next to the barber shop.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR VALIANT EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF OUR CANDIDATES!!

We wish to congratulate all our Republican candidates and supporters for your valiant efforts. Republicans won key races across NY State and in Nassau County, Republican County Executive Ed Mangano and our own QVRC member and former sergeant at arms Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos won reelection. Here in Queens, City Councilman Eric Ulrich won reelection.

Although we were outnumbered as much as 6 to 1 or more in some council districts, our local candidates stepped up to the plate fought courageous battles to represent us. Alex Blishteyn, Dennis Saffran, Joe Concannon, Scherie Murray, and Sunny Hahn and their teams deserve our love, admiration and praise for fighting for the good of our city and making a huge difference. No doubt we feel disappointed and disheartened by the results of the election and the future of NYC looks very dark. But let’s continue the friendships we’ve made through this campaign and stay positive and carry on the fight to build the party here in Eastern Queens. We met so many great people and our candidates are the true leaders of the people here in Queens. But we cannot wait until a few months before the next election to form a campaign team. We need to build the team throughout the year and organize to be victorious in the next election cycle. If this election taught us anything, it is that we cannot go back to sleep, but that we need to build our organization starting tomorrow.

The Queens Village Republican Club plans to do so. We will capitalize on the momentum of these campaigns and build the base for future political contests. We hope you will all come to the Club General Meeting tomorrow evening at Trattoria Lucia Restaurant and join our Club. Dues are only $25 per person or $45 per couple. Next month we have our annual Christmas Dinner. We invite you to become active in the oldest continuously active Republican Club in America!

With the anti-police, anti-business big government agenda of the newly elected “progressive” (read communist) de Blasio, Letitia James, Scott Stinger, new Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson et al  regime, we may unfortunately see our beloved New York City go down in flames.  It is a regrettable reality that we will see higher crime rates, lower property values and a mass exodus of the wealthy further eroding the tax base of a growing welfare state. The Queens Village Republican Club vows to grow and build on the momentum of the previous campaigns and be ready to step in and “pick up the pieces.”  We hope you will all play a part in it.


CLUB MEETING TIME, LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Trattoria Lucia Italian Restaurant
247-63 Jericho Turnpike
Bellerose, Queens, NY 11426
phone: 718-343-2185
Time: 7:30 pm – Free coffee, soda and cake.
8:00 – 10:00 pm – QVRC General Club Meeting
Directions: 5 blocks east of the Braddock Ave./Cross Island Pkwy intersection on Jericho Tpke.  For public transportation, take the Q36 or N24 buses. 5 blocks from Bellerose LIRR Station. Parking is available in the Queens County Savings Bank parking lot next door.

CAMPAIGN WRAP UP

Hi Everyone,

Joe_019_highresThank you for your wonderful and faithful support in this year’s campaign for New York City Council. The election this year was filled with challenges: short notice to prepare the campaign, prepare the voters, limited time to raise funds and running on an independent line which many voters just did not at all understand.

We crafted our campaign literature to educate the voters about the issues involved in this election cycle and where to find us on the ballot, but this proved to be a rather large obstacle in the end. It was particularly detrimental to the campaign as well that the 2013 General Election Voter’s Guide provided no listing of my profile and photo due to the incompetence and malfeasance of the NYC Campaign Finance Board.

Last evening we met at Vaccaro’s Pizzeria & Trattoria in Floral Park to thank our supporters, donors and campaign volunteers. We took stock of the campaign results that were coming in and conceded the election to Mark Weprin at about 10:10pm. We thanked all of you for your tireless work, time and energy. We had a great team, wonderful and hard working campaign manager and plenty of encouragement. Thank you all.

Moving forward, I will be joining the Queens Village Republican Club Board, and would ask each of you to become a club member at $25.00 a year. More importantly, I ask you to become active members of this club, participate in its functions and look to get our candidates elected. This is where politics begins, locally, and we’re counting on each of you to join us.

Joseph R. Concannon
VOTE THE REFORM LINE
Candidate for NYC Council District #23
https://www.facebook.com/concannon2013
Donations accepted online
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Joe Lhota Featured Speaker at Club Meeting

GENERAL CLUB MEETING: TUESDAY, SEPT 3, AT 7:30 PM at Trattoria Lucia Restaurant

FEATURED SPEAKER:
Joe Lhota: Republican Candidate for New York City Mayor

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Republican City Council candidates will give updates on their campaigns:

Alex Blishteyn (CD #24, R,C)
Dennis Saffran (CD #19, R,C,Reform)
Joe Concannon (CD #23, Reform)
Scherie Murray (CD #31, R)
Sunny Hahn (CD #20, Reform)
Time: 7:30 pm – Free coffee, soda and cake.
8:00 – 10:00 pm – QVRC General Club Mtg

Trattoria Lucia Italian Restaurant
247-63 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose, Queens, NY 11426

Directions: 5 blocks east of the Braddock Ave./Cross Island Pkwy intersection on Jericho Tpke. For public transportation, take the Q36 or N24 buses. 5 blocks from Bellerose LIRR Station. Parking is available in the Queens County Savings Bank parking lot next door


Queens Village Republican Club Meeting and Announcements

Queens Village Republican Club, America’s Oldest Republican Club, Founded 1875
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NEXT GENERAL CLUB MEETING: TUESDAY, SEPT 3, AT 7:30 PM*

FEATURED SPEAKER:

Joe Lhota
Republican Candidate for NYC Mayor 

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Republican City Council candidates
will give updates on their campaigns:
Alex Blishteyn (CD #24, R,C)
Dennis Saffran (CD #19, R,C,Reform)
Joe Concannon (CD #23, Reform)
Scherie Murray (CD #31, R)
Sunny Hahn (CD #20, Reform)

 

*at Trattoria Lucia Restaurant, 247-63 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose, NY
*NOTE:  Sept. Club meeting is TUESDAY not THURSDAY

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CONGRATULATIONS!!

Congratulations to our City Council candidates, Joe Concannon (District #23 – Oakland Gardens, Queens Village), Sunny Hahn (District #20 – Flushing), Dennis Saffran (District 19 – Northeast Queens)! All three candidates successfully secured the Reform Party ballot line for the November General Elections. The Reform Party is an independent, third party line on the ballot which will expand the ballot choices for Liberal and Democratic voters who are concerned with the safety and security of our city and fed up with the rampant culture of corruption in our city government.  All three candidates were proudly endorsed by the Queens Village Republican Club.

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OCTOBER MEETING IS OUR COLUMBUS DAY DINNER EVENT

There are two meetings out of the yearly calendar devoted as dinner meetings. The Christmas (Dec.) meeting is one, and the other is October when we celebrate Christopher Columbus Day. The dinner is $35 per person with tax and tip included. There will be a choice of four entrees, plus coffee/tea/soda, dessert, salad, and pasta courses included. The purchase of the dinner is not mandatory (unlike the Dec. meeting,) but we do need a count for the restaurant. Please contact Jim Trent either at 718-343-8830 or jtrent8830@aol.com to make your reservation. Entree choices are chicken francese, eggplant parmigiana, pork chop with vinegar peppers, and tilapia oreganata. Choices can be made at the dinner.

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THIRD ANNUAL CLUB BBQ ANOTHER SUCCESS

August 10th at Jim Trent’s Bellerose backyard saw 29 club members enjoying fine food and fine weather. We especially thank the following for making cash or in-kind donations to help the event clear approximately $450:

Joseph Concannon, William Horowitz, Kathleen Jones, Frances Lieu, Arlene Mooradian, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Sica, Don Sileo, Javelin Sybliss, and James Trent.

We were also pleased that the following candidates showed up: Joe Concannon (23rd C.D.), Scherie Murray (31st C.D.), Dennis Saffran (19th C.D.), and John Burnett, running for NYC Comptroller. We also had fun doing a sing along with professional harpist Jose Luis Rodriguez. Hope to see you all next year!!

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 THE DREADED RED DOTS ARE BACK!!

If the envelope containing this issue of the The Queens Village Eagle sported a red dot, it means you are in membership arrears for the year 2013. We have enclosed a handy remittance envelope. Please use the back panel of the newsletter below (or photocopy) and mail back to us with your check payable to the Queens Village Republican Club. Your dues support day to day operations such as meeting hall rent, postage and printing of the newsletter, stationery supplies, Internet expenses, etc. Campaign support comes largely from the Lincoln’s Day Dinner proceeds. We need both sources of income to be a viable club. If you are not in arrears (no red dot) you can use the response envelope to pay ahead for 2014 or make a donation. Thank you.

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CLUB MEETING TIME AND LOCATION

Trattoria Lucia Italian Restaurant
247-63 Jericho Turnpike
Bellerose, Queens, NY 11426
phone: 718-343-2185

Time: 7:30 pm – Free coffee, soda and cake.
8:00 – 10:00 pm – QVRC General Club Meeting

Directions: 5 blocks east of the Braddock Ave./Cross Island Pkwy intersection on Jericho Tpke.  For public transportation, take the Q36 or N24 buses. 5 blocks from Bellerose LIRR Station. Parking is available in the Queens County Savings Bank parking lot next door.


CALL COUNCILMEMBERS WHO VOTED AGAINST THE NYPD AND STOP, QUESTION & FRISK

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WHETHER YOU LIVE IN THEIR DISTRICT OR NOT WE NEED EVERYONE TO CALL THEM TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU OPPOSE THE “COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT” (INTRO 1079 & 1080) WHICH WILL UNDERMINE THE POLICE AND CAUSE CRIME AND MURDERS TO SOAR OUT OF CONTROL IN NYC! DEMAND THAT THEY CHANGE THEIR VOTE SO THE MAYOR’S VETO WILL STAND!
 
Call Councilman Mark Weprin – 718-468-0137  (District 23) who voted for the two reckless bills, Intro 1079 and Intro 1080 comprising the Community Safety Act.
 
Call Councilmember Karen Koslowitz  – 718 544-8800  (District 29) who voted for Intro 1079 only.


Councilman Weprin’s Lies on Stop, Question & Frisk

Rebuttal to Councilman Weprin’s defense of the Community Safety Act (TimesLedger, July 19-25, 2013)

Times-Ledger-Newspaper-Logo -smallCouncilman Mark Weprin wrote a letter in last week’s TimesLedger defending his vote for the two misguided bills, Intro 1079 and Intro 1080 comprising the Community Safety Act. As a constituent concerned about the safety of my family, friends and community, I am infuriated with his vote, and even more distressed by his explanatory letter filled with political doublespeak which shows that either he is lying or hasn’t read the bills.


LANCE CORPORAL GREGORY BUCKLEY JR., 21, MARINE , MURDERED AUG. 10, 2012

LCpl Greg Buckley Jr.LANCE CORPORAL GREGORY BUCKLEY JR., 21, 3RD BATTALION, 8TH MARINE REGIMENT, 2ND MARINE DIV, II MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, MURDERED AUG. 10, 2012

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When the Ultimate Sacrifice Award was presented to the family of Marine Lance Corporal Greg Buckley at the Lincoln Dinner, and the majestic strains of the hymn,  “Mansions of the Lord” was heard, the entire crowd was on its feet in solemn emotion.


The Rockaway Republicans attend the the 138th Lincoln Dinner

The Rockaway Republicans shared with some 200 Queens Republicans a great afternoon and wonderful tribute to America’s 16th President. This was the 138th such Lincoln tribute here in Queens, sponsored – as always – by the Queens Village Republican Club. Here’s a quick rundown of QVRC’s extraordinary guest speakers.

No better perpetuation of Lincoln’s ‘better angels of our nature’ can there be without a strong and solid K-12 education and Maspeth High’s Principal, Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir, described to us the classical education and curriculum he has instituted. He took the same education in Boston beginning at St. Mary’s, the very same grade school his mother and grandmother attended, and pitched the idea to NYC’s Board of Education and was chosen to run the new Maspeth High…awesome stuff for a school of immigrant and naturally born kids: our better angels.


Michael Cutler on nexus between immigration and national security

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Michael Cutler

Michael Cutler gave a riveting presentation to the Queens Village Republican Club on February 7, 2013 about combating illegal immigration and the nexus between immigration and national security. Many people asked for his website and contact information. www.michaelcutler.net is the website and his email address is: mcutler007@aol.com. Email him and ask to be placed on his list to receive regular briefings and first-hand information on the battle against illegal immigration.


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Upcoming Events

  1. Coffee & Cake Parlor Meeting in support of Joe Concannon

    September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Queens Village Reception in Support of Joe Concannon for City Council

    September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Columbus Day Dinner at Nancy’s

    October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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