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

 

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The Rockville Centre Democratic Club

Incorporated in 1923 - Our 94th year.

Email: mail@rvc-dems.com
Jared Kasschau, President


RVC-Dems Nominating Committee Report - April 18, 2017 - Delivered at May 3, 2017 Meeting

By-laws of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club (pdf) - As amended June 19, 2014 (current 2017)


If You Want To Win Elections, You Have To Know Where To Find The Votes
And You Have To Go For Them - Any Thing Else is Amateur Hour
If Democrats Do Not Win Nassau County, It Is Our Own Fault

 

                          The May 31, 2017 meeting has been POSTPONED

Due To the Intervening Announcement of the

Nassau County Committee Meeting for the Same Day.

The Date of Our Next Meeting Will Be Announced Soon
It will be held at The Middle School

The Middle School is at 63 Hillside Avenue, Rockville Centre.  (Click here for map & directions)

The Agenda Will Include:

1. Election of Officers (See the report of the nominating committee)
2. Update on Coming County and Town Elections
3. Part 2 of Report Concerning Voter Registration and Presidential Vote Statistics.

In the meanwhile - watch Hillary's Clinton's Commencement Address at Wellsley College:


We provide links to worthwhile, informative videos and lectures. They will be concise and to the point. Please feel free to re-circulate these to people you think would be interested., Here is this week's listing:



Posted May 9, 2017

Posted May 2

1. Lisa Genova: What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's (April 2017) 14min
Video
  Transcript

 

2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We should all be feminists (December 2012) 30min
Video
    Transcript

 

3. His Holiness Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone (April, 2017) 18 min
Video
  Transcript


4. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Video  Transcript

 

5. Jonathan Marks: In praise of conflict (February, 2017) 15min
Video    Transcript


6. Stephanie Busari: How fake news does real harm (February 2017) 6min
Video
    Transcript

 

7. Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy {October, 2010) 7min
Video    Transcript



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1. Officers and Directors of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club - as of January 22, 2015. Terms are for two years. Elections for the current term will be held on May 31, 2017.

President - Jared Kasschau  - President@rvc-dems.com
Treasurer - Benjamin M. Meyer  - Treasurer@rvc-dems.com
Interim Secretary - Dorothea Boitel - Secretary@rvc-dems.com
First Vice President - Jeffrey Friedman
Second Vice President - Eric Sussman
Director -
Director - Lillie Poulson  
Director - Lorrie Brady
Director – Richard Skolnik
Director – Martin Cener
Director – Judy Tobey
Director - Henry J. Boitel (Immediate Past Presdient) - PastPres@rvc-dems.com

The RVC-Dems Telephone number is (516) 418-2336. Leave a clear message and your name and phone number, and your call will be returned.

2. A report of the nominating committee will shortly be circulated listing the persons nominated for Club office, Elections will be at the next meeting which will be in late March or early April.

3. 2017 Calendar of Events of the RVC Dems - To Be Posted,

4. Membership and volunteer Information

5 Twenty Questions for Nassau County's Future

6. By-laws of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club (pdf) - As amended June 19, 2014 (current 2017)

7.  By-laws of the Nassau County Democratic Committee

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

9. Download The New York State Election Law

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

11. Report of Nominating Committee - December 5, 2013

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

13. Historical Documents of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club

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

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

16. 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

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

18. (pdf) New York Times - Difficulty in Getting Your Medical Records

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

20. November 20, 2014 Report of the RVC-Dems Nominating Committee

21. NY Times Review of the Village of Rockville Centre, November, 2014

22. State of The Union Address - President Barack Obama, January 20, 2014

23. NY Times Editorial and Reader Comments. Concerning the January 20, 2014 State of the Union Addresss.

24. Address of Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Conclusion of the Montgomery to Selma March - 25 March 1965

25. H. Scottie Gourdine-Coads - Biographic Summary Accompanying Nassau County Martin Luther King Award to Her, 30th Annual Awards, January 20, 2015

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..


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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

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RVC Dems Documents

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

Bylaws of the Rockville Centre Democratic Club.

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Bylaws of the Nassau County Democratic Committee

3. Membership Application

 

Nassau County Legislative Organizational Documents

       1. Nassau County Charter (2010) - pdf
       2. Rules of the Nassau County Legislature (2014-2015)- pdf

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

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