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Our Club’s Annual Columbus Day Dinner

Columbus Day Dinner
THURSDAY OCT. 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Nancy’s Restaurant
255-41 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park, NY

Evangeline Balaskas and Howard Neiman for NY Republican State Committee

We long for a true Republican party in Queens, a party no longer Republican In Name Only, a Republican party that will no longer fail its base, a party unapologetically dedicated to realistic compassionate conservative values, a party that loves and appreciates America as a beacon of social, economic and religious freedom in the world, a party that unapologetically supports President Trump, a Republican party that will restore victory and hopefulness to our long-ignored Queens constituents, a revived Queens Republican presence that will Make Queens Republican Again.



THURSDAY FEB 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Meeting at new venue:
Flavor of India Restaurant
259-17 Hillside Ave. Floral Park, NY


Meet the candidates for Public Advocate. A special election will be held on February 26, 2019 to fill former Public Advocate Letitia James’ vacated seat.  All Public Advocate candidates have been invited. The following are confirmed so far:

Michael Zumbluskas: Over the past 25 years Mike has led voter registration and party enrollment drives throughout New York, and worked as a campaign advisor for numerous Independent, Republican and Democratic candidates, and as a consultant on numerous campaigns from local city council races to presidential campaigns and served as the New York County Chairman of the Independence Party. He has appeared on many television programs as a studio panelist on electoral reform and grassroots activism. Mike currently works as a resource management analyst for the New York City Department of Transportation. Visit website.

Daniel Christmann: AM620 Radio Show Host. “Humanity for ALL of the World starts and ends in NYC! As Public Advocate I will not stand for these thieving politicians, or these inhumane bureaucracies. The Environment. Housing, and our Transportation systems are under duress! The government, bankers, and corporations have exploited our poor and middle-class. They are starting to ramp things up in ways we can barely even imagine! Our Transportation Systems are collapsing, many road closures coming.” Visit website for more. 

Manny Alicandro:  Financial law expert and attorney from Brooklyn, a 2018 Republican candidate who ran for New York State Attorney General. He is running for NYC Public Advocate to clean up City Hall. “As I pass by the many homeless people in the freezing cold weather, I realize that the ban on styrofoam goes into effect today. This is one of the many reasons why I am running for PA – to stop the madness” @Manny_Alicandro  

Tony Herbert:  A Community Leader who has a broad range of corporate, political, community and business leadership experience. Tony is a community activist and media personality who is best known for providing a voice to those who have been disenfranchised. He currently serves as the President/CEO and Chairman of the Multi-Cultural Restaurant & Night Life Chamber of Commerce, as the Founder and President of the Advocates Without Borders Network, executive committee member of the NAACP-NYCHA Branch Chapter. Visit website for more. 

Also guest speaker: 

Carrie Sheffield:  founder of Bold, a digital news network committed to bipartisan dialogue & innovation for people, business & communities, will discuss: 
“How the GOP can improve its messaging with Millennials, minorities and women”
As a Goldman Sachs analyst, Carrie managed municipal credit risk, and at Moody’s Investors Service, she rated healthcare bonds. In foreign affairs, Carrie reported on the 25th anniversary of perestroika in Moscow, North-South Korean relations from Seoul, the Beijing Olympics in China, and Egyptian political reforms in Cairo. She wrote on geopolitical positioning and freedom of speech in Qatar and covered the Israeli parliament for The Jerusalem Post. Carrie covered Congress for The Hill newspaper and served as a founding reporter at POLITICO. See full bio below. 

Additional Public Advocate candidates
to be announced.

President’s Message: America is Worth Fighting For

President’s Message – December 2018

America is Worth Fighting For

By Phil Orenstein

Earlier this year we hosted our glorious 143rd Anniversary Lincoln Dinner where Dr. Kim Holmes, Executive Vice President of the Heritage Foundation eloquently praised the accomplishments of the Queens Village Republican Club as “a red dot in a sea of blue.” Now that red dot is poised to grow bigger and brighter as we continue the righteous mission of America’s oldest Republican Club and proclaim the boundless accomplishments of our President Donald Trump and celebrate the revival of American greatness.

We will continue hosting vibrant and inspiring meetings and events, registering and recruiting loyal Republicans and spreading the word of freedom and the importance of community, here in this sea of blue.  We are the freedom fighters for a great cause against the radical leftist bastion in NYC, battling in the spirit of our founding fathers and George Washington who invoked God’s almighty care and protection. The cause we are fighting for is America, and America is worth fighting for.

Real Representation for our Community


By Vickie Paladino, Republican candidate for State Senate in the 11th District

Our district faces an existential threat in John Liu, and our community must come together on election day to demand better.

There is much talk in politics about a ‘blue wave’ set to crash down on the country this November. Democrats are angry and motivated, fired up with rage at President Trump, and still in shock from Hillary’s surprise defeat almost two years ago. And this, according to the conventional wisdom, will result in a midterm wave of Democrats taking office across the country. Maybe.

But regardless of how much stock you put into this popular narrative, there is no denying that radical left-wing anger has certainly manifested itself in this year’s Democrat primaries here in New York. Names like Zephyr Teachout and Cynthia Nixon are now considered the political mainstream. Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new darling of the party, swept into a surprise primary victory by the young and enraged against stalwart Democrat Congressman Joe Crowley.

A Possible Game Changing Debate: Republican Candidate Chele Farley Vs. Senator Gillibrand      

 A Possible Game Changing Debate: Republican Candidate Chele Farley Vs. Senator Gillibrand        

By Robert Golomb     

“ I am looking forward to my debate with Senator Gillibrand”,  Chele Farley, the Republican, Conservative, and Reform Party candidate running to unseat New York State U.S. Senate incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand (2009 – present) in this November’s election, told me last week in an interview conducted in Manhattan.  Farley was referring to the recent announcement that Senator Gillibrand has accepted her request to hold a debate. The debate, which will be aired live on Spectrum stations including NY1, will take place at Skidmore College in upstate New York on Sunday evening, October 21st.    

Republican Assembly Candidate David Bressler Ties Democratic Opponent to the Radical Left

Republican Assembly Candidate David Bressler Ties Democratic Opponent to the Radical Left

September 23, 2018  

by Robert Golomb

NEW YORK, NY – David Bressler, the Republican/ Conservative/ Reform Party candidate for the New York State Assembly in the Northern Queens 26th A.D. in this coming November’s election, told me during an interview I conducted with him last week, that while he promises to never mount a personal attack on his opponent, 4-term Democratic incumbent Edward Braunstein, that promise does not apply to Braunstein, the Assemblyman and member of the Democratic Party.

“I have met Assemblyman Ed Braunstein on several occasions and have found him to be pleasant and respectful… I have nothing but good wishes for Ed Braunstein, the man; those same good wishes, though, do not extend to Ed Braunstein, the Assemblyman, because he belongs to and has voted consistently along with the new configuration of the Democratic Party that is pursuing extremist, leftist, progressive policies that are disastrous for the state in general and the 26th A.D. in particular”, Bressler stated.


Corruption and Wasted Taxpayer Money is the Norm in Albany

Corruption and Wasted Taxpayer Money
is the Norm in Albany

by David Bressler 

As published in the Readers Write column of the Bayside Times, Aug. 17-23. 

Press Conference on the
sentencing of Sheldon Silver

As Sheldon Silver, the former NYS Assembly Speaker was sentenced to 7 years for kickbacks, I was appalled by the state that the Albany legislative body is in today. All the corruption and wasted taxpayer dollars seems not to anger the incumbent elected officials. I know there are some that are upset, but not enough politicians are speaking out on the rampant corruption that Albany is faced with.

“Stop de Blasio” Petitioning Campaign

“Stop de Blasio” Petitioning Campaign 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1ST,  7:00 – 9:00 PM
23-58 BELL BLVD., 

The Closing of Movieworld

The Closing of Movieworld

Textbook case of big business and big government conspiring against small business and the people

Videos: June 7th QVGOP Club Meeting Featured Local Republican Candidates


We had a packed house for the June 7th club meeting with a nice sampling of our local Republican candidates from Assembly, State Senate to Congress! Our club doesn’t make endorsements while primaries are going on but we give all candidates the opportunity to present themselves to our membership! Here are the videos below from this exciting meeting. 

Exposing the NYCHA Scandal and Wasteful Government Spending First

David Bressler
New York State Assembly District 26 Candidate

For Immediate Release                                                                     Contact: 646-481-7129
June 18, 2018                                                                   

 Exposing the NYCHA Scandal and Wasteful Government Spending First

David Bressler Vows that Every Taxpayer Dollar Will be Accountable When He’s Elected

Bay Terrace, NY:  For 18 years David Bressler has been the Regional Manager for a national bakery conglomerate representing Entenmanns, America’s most famous brand, as well as past President and Treasurer of the Board of Managers of the Bay Club in Bay Terrace, for nearly a decade. As such, he has been immersed in the world of financial accountability, where every dollar in revenues and expenses is accounted for.

Three Party Endorsements for David Bressler for State Assembly

David Bressler
New York State Assembly District 26 Candidate

For Immediate Release                                                                                     Contact: 646-481-7129
May 29, 2018                                                                


Crossroads in New York City and State Politics

Crossroads in New York City and State Politics

By David Bressler

I am a candidate for State Assembly in District 26, Northeastern Queens, because of my concerns with the state of affairs within our political landscape. We have a Governor who signed an executive order to allow felons to vote, a NYS Assembly that voted to make NYS a Sanctuary state, and a Mayor of NYC who wants to close down Rikers and put prisons in our neighborhoods. Our Mayor also eliminated armed guards in our schools that protected our children. This is not the city or state I so proudly was raised in. These are extreme progressive politicians who are making our city and state less safe and are not following the rule of law. That is why we are at a crossroads in local politics.

Videos: Republican Candidates Speak at May 3rd Club Meeting


David Bressler: Republican candidate running for State Assembly  in  the 26th AD against Assemblyman Ed Braunstein. President of the Bay Club Board of Managers, Regional Manager for Entenmanns, Thomas, and other famous American brands, and our Lincoln Dinner Community Leader of the Year Honoree.

David Bressler Announcement Featured in New York Post Queens Weekly

David Bressler, Republican candidate running for New York State Assembly in the 26th AD, against Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside), was featured in the New York Post’s Queens Weekly on page 2. The same announcement article was prominently featured on the cover page of the Bayside Times. Bressler announced his candidacy when he was honored at the Lincoln Dinner on March 18th. The video of Bressler’s award ceremony and speech is HERE

Concannon aiming to unseat Grodenchik

Concannon aiming to unseat Grodenchik

Republican challenger talks Creedmoor, other issues affecting District 23

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:30 am

Retired NYPD Captain: De Blasio Plan to Close Rikers Bad for NYC Neighborhoods

Concannon leading rally to Support Your Local Police. Photo credit: Joe For NY.

As published in News LI

Retired NYPD Captain: De Blasio Plan to Close Rikers Bad for NYC Neighborhoods, Says NYC Council Candidate

 October 10, 2017 

“The current City Councilman { Barry Grodenchik} has become an automatic rubber stamp in Mayor de Blasio’s war against New York City’s middle class citizens”,  Joe Concannon, the Republican/ Conservative / Stop de Blasio candidate running in this fall’s general election against Democrat incumbent Barry Grodenchik for a seat in this Eastern Queen’s Twenty Third City Council District, stated in a recent interview with me. 




The Black Star News, P.O. Box 1472, New York, N.Y., 10274 

Five months ago I stated my intention to run for City Council in District 27 Queens (St. Albans, parts of Hollis, Cambria Heights, Queens Village, Addisleigh Park, Jamaica, and Springfield Gardens) as a Republican.

Our Republican Citywide and City Council Candidates for 2017

Here is a handy guide to our outstanding line-up of Republican super-star candidates who will restore the lost greatness to our city, with a brief paragraph and the website for each of them: Nicole Malliotakis, Juan Carlos Polanco, Michel Faulkner, William Kregler, Joe Concannon, and Dr. Rupert Green. They have been in the news, at our meetings and rallies and you can meet most of them in person at our club meetings.

Letter from J.C. Polanco for Public Advocate

1743 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Dear Friend:

Earlier this spring, New York City’s political leaders decided to participate in a parade that was honoring a convicted terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera. This was the last straw for me to sit out another election without giving a voice to all of us who oppose such a radical left-wing agenda.

Stop de Blasio!!

Welcome to Hell…..

The day after an NYPD cop was executed, while our subways, roads and infrastructure collapses, while our city burns, Mayor de Blasio jets off to Germany to rally leftist protesters against the G-20. 

Have you had enough of de Blasio and the anti-American bureaucrats on the City Council? These are the same City Council members and elected officials who joined the mayor and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to march in honor of convicted terrorist bomb-maker, Oscar Lopez Rivera in the recent Puerto Rican Day Parade, who cheered on traitor Chelsea Manning, marching in the NYC Gay Pride Parade, and who tripped all over themselves praising anti-Semite, terrorist enabler Linda Sarsour, when she gave the CUNY commencement address.

Corruption and Mayor Bill de Blasio

Corruption and Mayor Bill de Blasio

By Joseph Concannon

The Lost Hope from Park Slope, Mayor Bill de Blasio has managed to annoy, aggravate and consume the time of endless investigators and the citizens of this great city far too long.  It is time for a clean break.  No matter where you look, de Blasio and his cronies have set off another blazing firestorm of reckless behavior and very unwise public policy.  Whether it’s the homeless crisis, the $10k debt per taxpayer, the building of prisons in every county, overdevelopment in our community, adoption of basement apartments as an affordable housing solution, his utter disrespect for those in law enforcement, mismanagement of city agencies, and his insanely absentee behavior in City Hall, de Blasio has proven to be a clear ZERO!  The arrogance of this man and the entire “I’m above it all mentality” is sickening.

Mother Nature: The Great Equalizer

Mother Nature: The Great Equalizer

By Joseph Concannon

“…The People of the State of New York have been subjected to a Corruption Tax.”

No one could argue that this last political cycle was contentious, partisan and filled with unrest and uncertainty.  The direction of the nation is about to do a 180-degree change that has some feeling unsettled.  Some of us find this refreshing and others are just downright combative and resistant as ever.  The Trump team is assembling, confirmation hearings have begun, and by the time you receive this newsletter we will have a new President.  Donald J Trump is now the 45th President of the United States of America.  Wow, what a year this has been!

Trump Wins!!

Trump Wins!!

By Frederick Bedell

trump-win-1The most unlikely candidate for president, President-Elect Donald J. Trump, has achieved a monumental upset against Hillary Clinton. He now has won the most powerful position in the world. And added to the fact he never ran for public office before. Yet he has done so because of his love for the America and the American people. President-Elect Donald Trump ran for the highest office in the nation because he believes America could do better for the hard working people who he believed were forgotten. Hillary Clinton lost in part because she ran against a man who had a greater vision and a dream for all Americans. Now is the time to unite America, regardless of what divides us with so many problems that need to be addressed. I believe President-Elect Donald J. Trump is the personification of his slogan which is,” Make American Great Again.” That is because he has a dream that he believes can be achieved. In closing let me wish President-Elect Trump success, for  “We the people are counting on you!”

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village, N.Y.

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