From: brooklynreporter.com

Brooklyn Dems party in style

Brooklyn Dems party in style
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Councilmember Vincent Gentile with honoree Arthur Aidala.

By Helen Klein, Thursday, December 7, 2017

Brooklyn’s venerable Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club celebrated its 62nd anniversary gala at Mill Basin’s El Caribe Country Club on Sunday, November 19 with a large crowd of members and supporters.

A total of 489 people attended the event, according to Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Frank Seddio, who described it as “One of our best successes in years.”

Among those in attendance were “all the city and county-wide elected officials,” said Seddio, there to join the club in paying tribute to honorees Joel Cohen, Thomas Jefferson Club Member of the Year; attorney Arthur Aidala, recognized for his community and charity work; Brooklyn United Federation of Teachers representative Liz Perez; and Allen Roskoff, the president of Manhattan’s Jim Owles Democratic Club, who received the Bernie Catcher Award, something that is presented “only occasionally,” according to Seddio, to someone who has amassed “a lifetime of achievement.”

Overall, “It was a very nice evening,” added Seddio. “The program was brief, then the music started and we danced the night away.”

El Caribe is located at 5945 Strickland Avenue.

Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club celebrated its 62nd anniversary

Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club celebrated its 62nd anniversary

Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club celebrated its 62nd anniversary

Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club celebrated its 62nd anniversary

Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club celebrated its 62nd anniversary

Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club celebrated its 62nd anniversary

Officers

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Erik Bottcher
  9. Robin Byrd
  10. Hon. Gale Brewer
  11. Christian Campbell
  12. Gus Christensen
  13. Hon. Martin Connor
  14. Hon. Jon Cooper
  15. Wilson Cruz
  16. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  17. Alan Cumming
  18. Valorie Curry
  19. Michael Czaczkes
  20. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  21. Jon Del Giorno
  22. Aries Dela Cruz
  23. Kyan Douglas
  24. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  25. James Duff
  26. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  27. Hon. Rafael Espinal
  28. Hon. Herman Farrell
  29. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  30. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  31. Dan Gettleman
  32. Jason Goldman
  33. Emily Jane Goodman
  34. Hon. Mark Green
  35. Tony Hoffmann
  36. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  37. Binn Jakupi
  38. Hon. Letitia James
  39. Hon. Corey Johnson
  40. Camille Joseph
  41. Phillip Keane
  42. Greg Lambert
  43. Dodge Landesman
  44. Phillip McCarthy
  45. Matt McMorrow
  46. Michael Mallon
  47. Mike C. Manning
  48. David Mansur
  49. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  50. Troy Masters
  51. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  52. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  53. John Cameron Mitchell
  54. Donny Moss
  55. Barry Mullineaux
  56. Hon. Paul Newell
  57. Denis O'Hare
  58. America Olivo
  59. Noah Pfefferbilt
  60. Josue Pierre
  61. Bob Pontarelli
  62. Billy Porter
  63. Hon. Keith Powers
  64. Randy Rainbow
  65. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  66. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  67. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  68. Maer Roshan
  69. Toby Russo
  70. Bill Samuels
  71. James Sansum
  72. Scott Sartiano
  73. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  74. Lynn Schulman
  75. Frank Selvaggi
  76. Rev. Al Sharpton
  77. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  78. Tom Smith
  79. Anne Strahle
  80. Hon. Scott Stringer
  81. Wayne Sunday
  82. Hon. Bill Thompson
  83. JD Thompson
  84. Bjorn Thorstad
  85. Hon. Matt Titone
  86. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  87. Sam Underwood
  88. Jessica Walter
  89. Patricia Nell Warren
  90. Wil Weder
  91. Seth Weissman
  92. Mel Wymore
  93. Emma Wolfe
  94. Hon. Keith Wright
  95. Zephyr Teachout