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139th Anniversary Lincoln Dinner was a Smashing Success!

Cocktail Hour at Antuns

Cocktail Hour at Antuns

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.

Packed house with over 200 guests

Packed house with over 200 guests

The diverse lineup of speakers and honorees each highlighted the core Republican principles and reaffirmed our goal of building the party here in Queens and electing Republicans to public office in New York who uphold our core principles.  We are entrusted with the greatest challenge to revitalize the GOP in New York City which has become a stronghold of progressive socialism led by Mayor Bill de Blasio with his divisive inaugural message of the “plantation called NYC” and with only one Republican elected official in the entire borough of Queens.

Jim Trent, Chairman of the Board and Lifetime Achievement Honoree

Jim Trent, Chairman of the Board
and Lifetime Achievement Honoree

 

This is a momentous challenge, but entirely attainable since Queens in the past was a Republican stronghold. Everyone who owned a home or a business was Republican. We had dozens of Republican elected officials and even a Republican Borough president. We had Lincoln Dinners with over 500 guests at the Waldorf Astoria ballroom.

Cpt. James Van Thatch, Son of Lt. Col. John Peterkin with Councilman Eric Ulrich

Cpt. James Van Thach,
Son of Lt. Col. John Peterkin
with Councilman Eric Ulrich

Our 139th Anniversary Lincoln Day Dinner marks a new start for the Republican Party in Queens as we send a message to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio, who were invited but didn’t show, that we are not extremist and we are not dead. We are New Yorkers and our political views and values are part and parcel of the fabric of New York City and New York State. The GOP is here to stay and we will fight to make Queens and New York City a Republican stronghold once again!

Board Members Claude and Rolaine Antoine with friends from Heal Haiti

Board Members Claude and Rolaine Antoine
with friends from Heal Haiti

Former QVRC President Harvey Moder and Mary

Former QVRC President Harvey Moder and Mary

Jesus Gonzalez Republican candidate for Assembly and wife, with Joe Concannon

Jesus Gonzalez Republican
candidate for Assembly and wife,
with Joe Concannon

Jim Arlene and Kathlene

Lincoln Dinner Committee at sign in table

2013 NYC Comptroller candidate John Burnett delivered Lincoln Day Address

NYC 2013 Comptroller
candidate John Burnett
delivered Lincoln Day Address

Adam Sackowitz, Youth of the Year honoree with congressional candidate Frank Scaturro

Adam Sackowitz, Youth of the Year
honoree with congressional
candidate Frank Scaturro

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Lt. Col. John Peterkin (Ret.) U.S. Army
receives NY City Council Proclamation
from Councilman Ulrich

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Rep. Peter King
delivers stirring keynote speech

Ted Anagnostos, Entrepreneur of the Year with Joe Concannon

Ted Anagnostos, Entrepreneur
of the Year with Joe Concannon

 

Sridhar Munirathinam, Businessman of the Year, with family

Sridhar Munirathinam,
Businessman of the Year, with family

John Burnett with Congressmen Peter King and Bob Turner

John Burnett with Congressmen
Peter King and Bob Turner

Rep. Peter King with MC Tony Lo Bianco and Queens Village Republicans

Rep. Peter King with MC Tony Lo Bianco
and Queens Village Republicans

 

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  1. Rosemary Manuele Serra

    What a wonderful event. Great speakers, honorees were so deserving, food, company and music, delightful. Tony Lo Bianco, great Master of Ceremony! Very happy to have attended.
    Great Job Queens Village Republican Club and Phil Orenstein, President

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