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Dear Fellow New Yorkers,


The uplifting rituals surrounding the welcoming of our new mayor recently were dampened by the negative rhetoric contained within a number of speeches.  Rather than acknowledging the advancements off the past two decades, giving a positive vision of the future, it seemed the “Tale of Two Cities” theme was meant to divide New Yorkers instead of uniting them.  I’m here to stand up for all New Yorkers, and I invite you to join me in this effort.

Happy New Year from QVRC!


On behalf of the Club Officers and Board of Directors of the Queens Village Republican Club, I would like to wish all our members and friends a very happy and healthy 2014 as we ring in the New Year. We are determined to make 2014 a year of action in advancing our core principles in our beloved communities as the Party of Lincoln. We will make our Grand Old Party really grand once again in the City of New York as we spread the word of freedom and the unhindered pursuit of the American dream block by block and person to person. As we gather together with our loved ones and dear friends to ring a blessed 2014, here’s to your health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!
Phil Orenstein
Queens Village Republican Club


Frank Scaturro to Speak at Jan 9th Club Meeting

Frank_Scaturro-cropFrank Scaturro is a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 4th Congressional District (NY-4). Frank believes our nation is at a tipping point, and if we do not turn things around, we could face many more years of decline. That is why he is offering the voters of Nassau County a real choice for principled new leadership that will finally represent the people.

As a principled new voice, Frank will work to make our Federal government accountable to the people again, reign in out-of-control spending, and reduce a crushing federal tax burden that hurts Long Island citizens and businesses.

Frank was born in New York City in 1972 and raised in New Hyde Park following his family’s move to that community in 1973. His father, who had emigrated from Italy as a boy, was self-employed in a commercial air conditioning and refrigeration repair business for several years. He later became the supervisor of maintenance and operations at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City and then held a similar position at Chaminade High School in Mineola. His mother studied physical therapy at Nassau Community College and worked near home as a secretary at an insurance agency and several law firms. Read more…

Merry Christmas from QVRC!!

We at the Queens Village Republican Club wish for you and your loved ones to have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas

QVRC Meeting & Announcements – Date Change

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THURS, JAN. 9, 2014 AT 7:30 PM



Frank Scaturro (R-C): Candidate for U.S. Congress, 4th District

by Efraim Spagnoletti: City Councilman, City of Glen Cove

Philip T. Sica: Farewell Address
Phil Orenstein: Welcome from the President

Trattoria Lucia Restaurant: 247-63 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose.

Club Christmas/Chanukah Party Featuring Great Food, Friends and Speakers

The Club’s annual Christmas/Chanukah Party was held on December 5, 2014, about a month after Election Day when Republicans were still recovering from hard fought campaigns in a deep blue city that just experienced the lowest voter turnout in 50 years. But the room was packed to the rafters with spirited Club members, friends and volunteers from the recent campaigns. Due to a clerical error on the part of the reservations department, nearly 20 more people showed up exceeding the count we had given to the restaurant, which threw the caterers into a bit of a tailspin.

Obama was very successful at the Social Media political marketing game crushing Romney’s efforts in the past presidential elections. We can learn from team Obama’s use of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to engage target audiences, share and connect with the voters so that the intended message snowballs to the American people.

Nickolas Chkheidze

Nickolas Chkheidze

Nickolas Chkheidze, President/Founder of the American Georgian Community Organization. He read from a written statement, but his words were sincere and moving to everyone in the room who heard his heartfelt passion. He had emigrated from Georgia, a country torn asunder in the throes of independence from the Soviet sphere. He was an active leader in the recent Georgian presidential election and the country’s transformation into a flourishing Democratic state, while neighboring Ukraine is presently engaged in their own revolutionary struggle to extricate themselves from Russian domination as Putin aspires for the restoration of the “Evil Empire.”  Nickolas spoke reverently about the great communicator and liberator of his people, President Reagan who fought heroically against the global and domestic threat of communism. Unfortunately we no longer have great leaders like Reagan, Thatcher or Churchill to lead America back to freedom, he lamented. But we have great potential leaders right here in this room, and we need to rebuild and rebrand the Republican Party until these capable leaders take their seats in public office. This is the new face of the Republican Party.

A murdered Marine and his father’s fight for justice

The continuing story of LCpl Greg Buckley, Jr. and his father, Greg Buckley, Sr., who spoke in harrowing detail at last year’s Lincoln Day Dinner, about his son’s murder by terrorists in Afghanistan and his quest for justice for his son. This article was published in the South Asian Times and other publications.

By Robert Golomb


register todayThe Queens Village Republican Club has launched a voter registration and membership drive in order to accomplish the Club’s mission as stated on www.facebook.com/qvgop: “To elect Republicans to public office who believe in the founding principles of our Constitutional Republic: individual liberty, small government, free markets and strong national defense.” Here are some important details for registering voters and some talking points to go person to person and win hearts and minds.

Queens Village Republican Club Christmas/Chanukah Party

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THURS,  DEC. 5,  at 7:30 PM

Annual Christmas/Hanukkah Party

Trattoria Lucia Restaurant
$35 per person. See details below.

Christmas and Chanukkah-smGUEST SPEAKERS
Nickolas Chkheidze: 

President/Founder of the
American Georgian Community Organization,
will speak on coming to America and integrating the
Georgian Community into American Society.

Trattoria Lucia Restaurant: 247-63 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose.


The Club meeting on December 5th will be devoted to our annual Christmas & Chanukkah Dinner Party. The cost is $35.00 per person and includes salad, penne a la vodka pasta course, entree, dessert, coffee/tea and soda. The cost includes tax and tip. Trattoria Lucia’s entree choices are eggplant parmigiana, tilapia oregenata, chicken francese and pork chop with vinegar peppers. Please RSVP. We need a count for the restaurant but you may pay at the door. Call 718-343-8830 or email at jtrent8830@aol.com to make your reservation. We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the holidays Together!



NickolasNickolas Chkheidze, a Medical doctor by training and vocation, has always been conditioned to provide help, no matter the circumstances and whether there was a medical case or not. These personal qualities, as well as great organizational skills that he displayed, made Mr. Chkheidze a perfect candidate to spearhead the New York Georgian community movement in 2003 and to stay its leader throughout the years. The community organization “Tvistomi” that he has built is associated today with the entire American Georgian diaspora and its critical issues and aspirations. It’s impossible to list in this brief paragraph all the completed or ongoing projects, programs, events, and initiatives that have been launched and successfully accomplished with Nickolas’ personal and deep involvement and supervision, whether these were the ones under “Tvistomi” label or beside it. As the network around Tvistomi grows, Nickolas seems to handle the proceedings even better, remaining thus the best person for the job. His democratic and liberal style of management is very effective and a joy for the rest of us.



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
*December 5th Meeting and Dinner Party will commence at 7:30 pm
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.



The Queens Village Republican Club has launched a voter registration and membership drive to lay the groundwork for winning future elections. Here are some of the talking points, facts and figures to help get the message out. This is a battle for the hearts and minds of our fellow New Yorkers.


We are the true defenders of minorities, the poor and hard working Americans while liberal Democrats have made their lives worse.

Recent remarks by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio attest to the fact that he is a believer in big government and hostile to the free market when he said to some of the city’s biggest business leaders: “Everything you heard about me is true. . . I am not a free-marketeer. . . I believe in the heavy hand of government.” Clearly he is a radical leftist who believes that it is the role of government to secure equality and fairness for all the downtrodden. Democrat socialists like de Blasio paint themselves as defenders of the underdog and champions of minorities, women, children and the poor. They smear Republicans and Conservatives as their oppressors and selfish defenders of the rich and powerful. In truth it’s the other way around. The policies of Democrat administrations have made the lives of minority and poor Americans worse.  It’s our pro-individual policies to reduce the size and scope of government and our free market principles that empower people and give their lives dignity and fulfillment. We need to make it known that we are the defenders of minorities and the poor as well as the hard working middle class Americans, and that the Democrat socialists are the enemies of the people and have destroyed their lives, their families and their neighborhoods and will continue to do so.

New York is not de Blasio’s “tale of two cities” myth, but One City with opportunities for all to achieve the American Dream.
De Blasio and his fellow liberal Democrats love to point out the income inequalities between the rich and the poor, gender bias epitomized by Conservative’s so-called “war on women” and their accusations of racism directed at the NYPD for allegedly “targeting” Blacks and minorities for 90% of the “stop, question and frisks” in New York City.

The left has falsely painted America as a class society of the “haves” and “have-nots” with class, race and gender hierarchies instituted to keep people down. But millions of immigrants come from their mother lands of rigid social class structures to America for the chance to move up the ladder and better their lives. Wherever they come from, they seek independence, self-reliance and opportunity and the chance for their kids to do better and achieve the American Dream. Nobody seeks to be dependent upon government. Rather it is thrust upon them as government hand-outs by liberal politicians seeking their votes. U.S. Treasury Department figures bear out the fact that America is a highly mobile opportunity society.  The findings show that in 1996 nearly 60% of all taxpayers in the lowest tax bracket moved up into a higher income bracket a decade later. By the same percentages, the top 1% of all earners landed in a lower income class a decade later. We Republicans are the advocates of upward mobility and opportunity for all and the realization of the American Dream.

The poorest cities in America are run by Democrats. The most business friendly states are run by Republicans.
Facts on the ground provide the best arguments to make for who is best to lead city and state governments. The 10 poorest U.S. cities have had mostly Democrat mayors since the 1960’s. Likewise, states governed by Republicans slaughter Democrats in business friendliness and overall economic competitiveness. According to the 2013 annual study by CNBC, 13 of the top 14 states in the nation ranked best for business are led by Republican governors and legislatures.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the four poorest cities in the U.S., Detroit, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Cleveland have had big government Democrat mayors for the past 25-60 years. Detroit, America’s poorest and the most dangerous city has had a Democrat mayor since 1961, Buffalo since 1954, Cincinnati since 1984, and Cleveland since 1989.

Democrats have ruled Detroit and run the city into the ground in the past 52 years, 20 years of which Detroit was led by Mayor Coleman Young, a member of the Democrat Party and Communist Party as well. Before the Democrat socialists took over, Detroit was one of the richest cities in the world with the highest per capita income in the U.S. Today it is the poorest large city in the nation with 2/3 of its population gone leaving behind a tragic city of rising crime and despair with nearly one half of its inhabitants unemployed or no longer looking  for work, over a third living on food stamps and 75% of its children born out of wedlock. This is the result of the corruption of the ruling elected officials and their socialist policies attacking wealth, private industry and white people, which was designed to insure their long-term political domination by running Republican and Conservative voters out of town.

New York City is headed in the same direction after a 20-year renaissance since Mayor Giuliani began his pro-active crime reduction policies, pro-business programs and welfare to workfare incentives. Mayor Bloomberg built on that progress. But previous Democrat administrations produced a long spell of violent crime and murders causing over one million people to flee, property values to plummet and businesses to suffer and close their doors. Our population has grown by 1.3 million since those dark days.  Today our streets are safe, annual murders are down from a high of over 2000 during Mayor Dinkins’ years in office, to a little over 400 today. Broadway, the tourism industry, restaurants, music, the arts and local businesses are thriving. But with de Blasio and a leftwing administration and City Council, we may see all the gains gone in a flash.

To be continued in future issues. These talking points were gathered from “Government vs. the People” by David Horowitz and John Perazzo, available from www.Frontpagemag.com , Governor Scott Walker’s new book “Unintimidated”, Forbes columnist Mark Hendrickson and other sources.  If you would like to suggest additional talking points, please email me at maduroman@att.net.

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