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Democratic Awards Dinner

The Queens County Progressive Democratic Club, (QCPDC) held its annual awards dinner at the Douglaston Manor on June 21.
The club is a merger of two highly visible democratic organizations-the Eastern Queens Democratic Club and the New American Organization of New York. Its primary purpose is to establish a more powerful democratic base that will substantively represent all Democrats in Queens County.
The honorees and their respective achievements are:

  • Democratic State senate leader Malcolm Smith:the Rising Star Award.
  • Executive Vice President of UFCW Local 1500 Anthony Speelman: Labor Leader of the Year Award.
  • Jerry Iannece, Esq: Community Service Award.
  • Albert Baldeo, Esq: Activist of the Year Award.
  • Grace Meng, Esq: Activist of the Year Award.
    Congressmembers Gregory Meeks, Anthony Weiner, and Joseph Crowley, the Queens County Democratic Organization leader, also sent congratulatory Congressional citations to the honorees. Councilmember Hiram Monserrate also presented City Council awards
    Special recognitions were also presented to Adam Bonet, Murray Roseman, Pinkas Schachter and Phil Wertman.

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