Welcome to the Website of
 The Rockville Centre Democratic Club
Rockville Centre, NY

Incorporated in 1923 - Our 91st year.
Our email address is: mail@rvc-dems.com
Our Phone Contact is: (516) 418-2336

Democratic Nominees
Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Governer Andrew CuomoCathy Hochul

                        Candidate for Re-election                          Candidate for Lt. Governor
                       Governor Andrew M. Cuomo                              Cathy Hochul
                       Website: http://andrewcuomo.com/             Website: http://kathyhochul.com/

Kathleen Rice

Candidate for Congress - 4th Congressional District
Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice
Website: http://kathleenrice.com/

Thomas DiNapoli - ComptrollerEric Schneiderman - Atty General
Candidates for Re-election
Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
Websites: Dinapoli    Schneiderman

[Note: The Democratic Candidacy for the 8th Senatorial District is Vacant]

Nassau Candidates for other State Senate And Assembly and Judicial Offices
Website: http://nassaucountydems.com/candidates

1. Note Change of Meeting - Next Meeting Will Be on November 20. 

*** In view of the number of other activities in October, there will be no separate meeting of the Club in October, The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 PM. The agenda and other details will be circulated early in November.


. Register with us, and we will send you a notice of club events.

 Click here for Most Recent Club Newsletter, The June 19 Meeting Agenda and the Notice of by law amendments.

2. 2014 Calendar of Events of the RVC Dems - Including Scheduled Meetings,

3. Membership and volunteer Information

4. Twenty Questions for Nassau County's Future

5. By-laws of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club

5a. Proposed Amendments to by Laws (To be voted at meeting of June 19, 2014

6.  By-laws of the Nassau County Democratic Committee

7. Download RVC Dems Information Booklet - Includes ED Maps and Committee Persons

8. Download The New York State Election Law

9. Visit, Join and Comment at our New Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/rvcdems/

10. Report of Nominating Committee - December 5, 2013

10A. Report Concerning Nassau County Democratic Convention - May 27, 2014

11. Historical Documents of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club

12. Transcripts of Proceedings of the Nassau County, New York, Legislature 2012-2014

13. A Brief Summary Concerning the Structure and Operations of the Nassau County Legislature

14. The Redistricting Initiative for Nassau County (What Happened and What Is Planned) (coming soon

15. For Our Friends Who Are Not Democrats (coming soon)

16. Comprehensive Listing, by specialty, of Nassau County Physicians Who Take Medicare.

16a. US Gov Report (June 23, 2014) on:  MEDICAID -  Financial Characteristics of Approved Applicants and Methods Used to Reduce Assets to Qualify for Nursing Home Coverage

16b. New (pdf) - After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn't Know by ELISABETH ROSENTHAL, SEPT. 20, 2014   New York Times

17. New - Articles Concerning Civic Matters of local, State and Federal Community Interest

18. Coming Soon
     A. Community - Historical information concerning the Village and School District of Rockville Centre;
     B. Kids - Materials that help to inform children concerning government and civic responsibility.
     C. Additional transcripts of the proceedings of the Nassau County Legislature - covering recent sessions and also the years 2010 and 2011.
     D. Government Links - Where to go for information, within local, town, county, State and Federal governments.

We are looking for volunteers to help maintain and improve these sections of our website.

The meetings of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club are open to all who wish to attend, regardless of  age or Party affiliation or voter registration. We encourage wide community participation in the active citizenship and discussion of political matters. Voting on Club decisions is limited to dues paying members who are registered as Democrats with the Board of Elections..

For Government - Every day must be Transparency Day.


Membership, Dues and Club Committees

If you are not a member, but would like to join the Rockville Centre Democratic Club, please download or request a Membership Application. The dues are $20 per person, and $25 for all members of the same familial household. Standard memberships are for residents of the Village or School District of Rockville Centre who are registered members of the Democratic Party.  All other persons are eligible for associate memberships. The difference between memberships is that standard members can vote on club issues and run for office.

If you are a member, and have not yet paid your dues, please send your dues to our Treasurer, Benjamin Meyer,  200 North Village Avenue, Apt.  E10 , Rockville Centre, New York 11570-2352. He can also be emailed at: bmey214@optonline.net.  Dues are billed at the end of January. You can save us the postage by paying in advance.

If you would like to work on one of the RVC Dems committees, please send an email to: Volunteers@RVC-Dems.com



The following documents are available in pdf format by clicking on their titles, below: Right click on them to download

1. 20 Questions for Nassau County Candidates

2. Bylaws of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club.

Bylaws of the Nassau County Democratic Committee

4. Membership Application

Historical Documents

The Rockville Centre Democratic Club has a rich history, going back over ninety years. We are in the process of collecting Club historical materials and documents that bear on the history of politics in Nassau County. They will be posted to this website. We think you will enjoy going through them and will find that they give insight into the days past, and perhaps help to better understand the present.

Many thanks to Buddy Meyer, Dot and Charlie McGarvey and Herb Rosenbaum for contributing some of their treasures.

The following are each in pdf format.

     1, Democratic Committee Person's Handbook (c. 1994)

     2. RVC Democratic Club Annual Dinner-Dance (1960)

     3. RVC Democratic Club 48th Anniversary Commemorative Journal (1971)

     4. RVC Democratic Club 49th Anniversary Commemorative Journal (1972)

     5. RVC Democratic Club 50th Anniversary Commemorative Journal (1973)

     6. RVC Democratic Club 51st Anniversary Commemorative Journal (1974-75)

     7. RVC Democratic Club 25-Year Salute to Moe Schneider (1978)

     8. "Machine Politics Suburban Style: J. Russel Sprague and the Nassau County (N.Y.) Republican Party at Midcentury" by Marjorie Freeman Harrison (2005)

     9. BOOK REVIEW: "Why Nassau County Is No New York City" By BARTH HEALEY Published: April 16, 2000, NY Times

    10. "Its Gulotta in a Landslide" November 13, 1997, Westbury Times

    11. "North Hempstead Dems Mull Future" November 27, 1997, Westbury Times

     12. Transcript - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Address to - N Y State Civil War Centennial Commission - September 12, 1962.pdf

      13. Audio Recording - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Address to - N Y State Civil War Centennial Commission - September 12, 1962.mp3

        14. Statement of Henry J. Boitel to Nassau County Legislature, June 16, 2014


       15. Video Extract - Proceedings of Nassau County Legislature - June 16, 2014


The Rockville Centre Democratic Club
Incorporated in 1923 - Our 91st year.
Email: mail@rvc-dems.com
Phone Contact: (516) 418-2336
Website: http://rvc-dems.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rvcdems/

Last Revised September 10, 2014

Dear Members and Friends,

A. Next Meeting - Reminder and Update - No Meeting In September - Next Meeting on October 16.

***  In view of the number of other activities in September, there will be no meeting of the Club in September,  The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 PM.  The agenda and other details will be circulated during the first week of October

***  Club Officer Nominations. The Nominating Committee of the Club is charged with nominating candidates at the November meeting of the Club.  The open offices will be President, Second Vice President, Secretary and three Directors.  (The terms are two-years.  Half the officers and half the directors are nominated each year.) If you or someone you know has an interest in serving in one of those positions, please send an email to Secretary@RVC-Dems.com or a letter to Secretary, Rockville Centre Democratic Club, 324 Brower Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570.  The qualifications for nomination are: a) Residency in the Village or School District of Rockville Centre; b) Registration as a Democrat with the Nassau County Board of Elections; and Current, paid up membership dues.

***  Get out the Vote.  The Democratic turnout at recent elections and the Primary this month has been quite low.  We need all the help we can get to turnout the vote if the best qualified candidates are to win.  Unfortunately, the Democratic County Committee has not nominated viable candidates for the RVC area seats in the State Senate and Assembly (Dist 21). 

      Local - Our local focus will be Kathleen Rice as our Congress person for the 4th Congressional District and David Denenberg for State Senate, in our adjoining 8th Senatorial District.

Other Nassau Dem Nominees for the State Senate, State Assembly and Judicial Nominees can be found here, with links to their respective web sites: http://nassaucountydems.com/candidates

      State-wide - Re-Election of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Election of Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul. Re-Election of Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

We really need help in getting out the November vote in the Rockville Centre area. Please consider helping in that effort.  If you can give us any time, between now and election day (November 4), please send a note to Vote@RVC-Dems.com  Of course, you also can volunteer directly to the respective campaigns.

B. Meeting Agenda

    1. President's Report
    2. Treasurer's Report
    3. Report of the Law Committee

    4. Vote on proposed amendments to the Club by-laws.  The by-laws of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club, as they presently exist, can be downloaded from the Club website: Present By-Laws.   The proposed amendments to the by-laws, as recommended by the Law Committee and endorsed by the Board of Directors, can be downloaded here.  A copy of the endorsement document and copies of the existing by-laws and the proposed amendments will be available for review at the meeting,. Following discussion of the amendments, a vote will be taken.

    5, Our speaker will be Lauren Corcoren-Doolin, the new co-leader of the Town of Hempstead Democratic Committee and the Public Information Officer of the Democratic Legislators of the Nassau County Legislature.

    6. Reception with refreshments

C. Democratic Club Fall Social - Plans are in progress for an old fashioned Fall get-together -- barbecue, foot-stomping music fest, and rousing civic speeches. Bunting, balloons and the whole megillah. The probable date is Saturday, September 14, with a rain date of September 15.  Children are welcome.  Volunteers to assist in preparations should contact either Jared Kasschau Social@rvc-dems.com or Adele Novak Social2@rvc-dems.com

D. RVC Historical Documents - For summer reading by you and young people you know, we will be putting on our website downloadable copies of histories of Rockville Centre and its institutions.  Many will be happily surprised at how much there is to learn about our great Village, and how the essence of progress here was the result of grass-roots resident activity.   

E Our Prior Meeting (May 16, 2014)- The Club was pleased and honored to have as our speaker Mr. Jay Jacobs, Chairperson of the Nassau County Democratic Committee.  Jay presented to the club his views and efforts for effective campaign strategy.  A lengthy question session followed, with a number of members of the audience expressing the view that political campaigns should have a clear platform and candidates who have been prepared to articulately present that platform from the outset of the campaign.  It was also asserted that conventions of the County Committee should have substantive discussions of the issues and solutions that  confront the County and that are uppermost in the minds of the voters. The presentation was concluded with a reception honoring Chairman Jacobs.

F. The Democratic County Committee Convention was held on
May 27, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. A report concerning the convention and its nominees is on our website: Convention Report.

G. Contributions Needed - The Club wishes to purchase an electronic projector so that meetings can be enhanced with projection of charts, photos and videos.  The approximate cost of a suitable projector is $450.  We are soliciting contributions for that purchase.  Many thanks to Jared Kasschau for the latest contribution of $50.  

We have currently collected $200.    Members and friends of the club are urged to send a contribution by check to our Treasurer, Benjamin Meyer, 200 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570 - Suite E10  (Treasurer@RVC-Dems.com). Whatever you can send will be appreciated.

H. The Club Officers for the current year are:

President.  Henry J. Boitel
First Vice President Loretta Brady
Second Vice President, Jared Kasschau
Secretary, Dorothea Boitel
Treasurer,  Benjamin Meyer
Directors, Elizabeth Botwin and Lillie R. Poulson, Richard Skolnik, Eric Sussman, Judy Tobey and Jeffrey Friedman.

Many thanks to the officers and directors for their service I. Give A Hand - Club members who wish to become more active in Club activities, should send an email to President@RVC-Dems.com. 
It is our intention to add one person, from the general club membership, to each Board Committee. The Board can use the help, and that will also help to groom club members for future service as officers and board members.

I. The Primary for the Democratic nomination for the 4th US Congressional District (our district) will be on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  Please inform yourselves as to the candidates - Kathleen Rice and Kevan Abrahams - and vote. Those most responsible for poor government are those who do not care enough to vote.

 J. Political and Club History Section of Our Website.  We have added to our website an historical section relating to the political history of Nassau County, the Town of Hempstead and Rockville Centre. If you have any documents you think would be worth posting, please send an email to us: History@RVC-Dems.com   You will enjoy going through these records of times past in the history of our Club and of Nassau County politics - see our website here: http://rvc-dems.com/#Historical_Documents