Monday, May 25, 2009

WQIDC May Update

West Queens Independent Democratic Club

Meeting Notice

Thursday, May 28, 2009

7:30 PM

What is 


and why is it the best option for health care reform in America today?

See the flyer emailed out May 18th -- and join WQIDC, the West Queens Greens, and Democracy for NYC-Sunnyside  as we cosponsor this event. Come hear Dr. Martha Livingston explain SINGLE PAYER, H.R. 676, "Medicare for All", and real healthcare reform.

PlaceAll Saints' Church, 43-12 46 St., Sunnyside, Queens

1/2 block north of the 46th/Bliss St. #7 station


Some Community News Notes

Members enjoyed our meeting on Obama and the internet, Facebook, Twitter and Blogging. Thanks, Dan Jacoby and Kate Brennan for presenting. Kate has established us as WQIDC on Twitter. Jump in, joinTwitter, and follow us: -- more info soon via our listserv and on our WQIDC blog -- and consider following some of those who WQIDC is following. Recommend others to us:

Amy Bobrow was remembered on her birthday May 15th by friends Joan DeCamp, Jaye Louie, Dorothy Morehead, Joan Pagan, Diane Capasella, Marcia Schumann, and Kate Brennan (Jane Levy had an important art class conflict.) at Dazies. 2004 was the last birthday we shared with our dear friend and past WQIDC president. Miss you, Amy!

Congratulations, past president Ira Greenberg, currently Sunnyside Chamber president and now named by Governor Paterson to serve as LIRR Commuter Council's non-voting representative on the MTA board. Way to go, Ira!

Kate Anne Brennan will be a recipient of our sister Ridgewood Democratic Club's Community Service Award on Wed., June 10th. Honor Kate and support RDC by buying a journal ad and/or attending the event. Contact Lois Marbach at 718-229-4201, email PromoStrat at or download the form at Kate's blog. Huzzah, Kate!

Thanks to our members who have been supportive of WQIDC members campaigning for office, including our president Jimmy Van Bramer (council-26), Marc Crawford Leavitt (borough president) [also read], and Danny Dromm (council-25). (Live links on our blog and our yahoo email and listserv.)

A gentle reminder that 2009 membership dues can be sent to WQIDC at PO Box 4252, Sunnyside, NY 11104-0252.  Regular:  Individual $15; Couple $25;  Sponsor $35;  Sustainer $50; and Limited Income Individual $7.50; Limited Income Couple $12.50. But more than dues,please stay involved politically. Join us at the meeting(s) and on the web. If you are not receiving our WQIDC email and want to be, please send an email message to WQIDC at, with the Subject: Email Please. We do not overdo it, promise!

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