NEXT GENERAL CLUB MEETING:
THURSDAY MARCH 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Our new meeting place:
Young Israel of Holliswood /
Holliswood Jewish Center
86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd., Holliswood, NY 11427
FREE PUBLIC FORUM:
GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT
Robert Golomb: Nationally and internationally published columnist.
Nicholas Giordano: Professor of Political Science at Suffolk County Community College.
Donna Marino, LCSW: Licenced Clinical Social Worker in New York and Florida.
BATTLING THE DEEP STATE
Suzanne Israel Tufts: Trump Administration’s former Assistant Secretary for Administration in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She will recount her personal battle with the Deep State.
Other guest speakers to be announced.
Professor Nicholas Giordano
Nicholas Giordano is a Professor of Political Science at Suffolk County Community College and a former Catastrophic Planning Lead for the New York State Office of Emergency Management (NYS OEM) within the Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services. Professor Giordano teaches courses on American Government and World Politics/International Relations. Recognized and well-respected for his analysis, Professor Giordano is a senior contributor for the Your Island with Tom Schiliro radio program on 103.9fm and has appeared on FoxNews to provide analysis on current issues and trends within government, politics, international relations, homeland security/emergency management, and social/cultural related issues. In addition, Professor Giordano has been asked to provide his expertise on critical issues facing the United States and the international community.
ROBERT GOLOMB IS A NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED COLUMNIST. OVER THE PAST 35 YEARS, HIS WRITINGS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN APPROXIMATELY 100 NEWS OULETS. HE IS ALSO A FORMER PROFESSOR OF GRADUATE WRITING AND EDUCATION AND A RETIRED SUPERVISOR OF ENGLISH IN THE NYC BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Suzanne Israel Tufts, Esq.
Suzanne Israel Tufts is a the Trump Administration’s former Assistant Secretary for Administration in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, led by Secretary Ben Carson. Suzanne was nominated by President Trump and was unanimously approved for office by both the Senate Housing, Banking and Urban Affairs Committee and the full Senate.
She is a attorney, consultant and executive with a diverse background in law, political campaigns, conservative causes, entrepreneurship training/adult education, bioethics/patient advocacy, eldercare and voluntarism. She has extensive experience in management, budget, public and private administration, external and government relations, audits, investigations, national and local television and radio, fundraising and development.
Suzanne is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, where she created the university’s first major in Biomedical Ethics and where she received the first undergraduate degree in this field awarded by Princeton. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a Dill
Suzanne previously served in the Administration of President George H. W. Bush as the Regional Director of ACTION (now the Corporation for National & Community Service). She was President and CEO of the American Woman’s Economic Development Corporation (“AWED”) the nation’s first entrepreneurship training center for women, where she was responsible for eliminating the organization’s ten year old debt while expanding funding, improving programs and outcomes and building a Board consisting of CEO’s and C-suite leaders.
In March 2001, Suzanne was recognized by President George W. Bush for her service to New York’s small business community in the wake of the 9/11 including the creation of an emergency business relief programs for AWED alumnae, students and faculty within 72 hours of the attacks while keeping the organization fully functional despite a crisis-related 400% increase in demand for services.
Suzanne has practiced law with an emphasis on corporate governance, white collar and complex corporate litigation and investigations. She has worked for some of the nation’s most prestigious major law firms including Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and Friedman Kaplan Seiler and Adelman, and has served as a strategic advisor to the boards and staffs of exempt organizations and for-profit companies. She has held leadership roles in numerous Presidential and Victory campaigns as well as in state and local Republican and Conservative political campaigns in New York and nationally.
Suzanne has served on the University of Virginia’s Law School Jefferson Fellowships National Selection Committee, on the IRS Region II Exempt Organizations Advisory Council and in numerous alumni leadership roles for Princeton University. Suzanne is a member of the Federalist Society and the Republican National Lawyers’ Association. She has served on the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Election Law and has presented Election Day Continuing Legal Education trainings on behalf of the New York City Board of Elections.
She lives in Forest Hills, New York with her husband, Bob Tufts, a fellow Princeton graduate and former Major League baseball player, Wall Street executive and a cancer survivor who is currently a professor at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. He is the founder of My Life Is Worth It which advocates on behalf of patients for access and choice to innovative treatments. Her parents, the late Abraham and Henriette Israel, were Holocaust rescuers and survivors.
Donna Marino, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and Florida and member of the Queens Village Republican Club. A graduate of New York University, Donna has dedicated 28 years to the field of Social Work. Her services were employed by the Holliswood Hospital, and The Summit School, in Jamaica Estates, Queens. Her private practice is located in Fresh Meadows, NY.