The Clinton Democratic Club (CDC) honored Queens Borough President Helen Marshall this month at their monthly meeting. The borough president also presided over the installation of the Clinton Democratic Club’s Executive Board, Board of Trustees, Young Dems and Club President Paul Vallone. She was once again treated to a performance by the Clinton Club Kids, and CDC President Paul Vallone presented a bouquet of flowers and thanked her for a lifetime of strong leadership, support of the club and his campaign for City Council District 19. The former City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone Sr. also came to honor Marshall and highlight the many critical programs they accomplished together at City Hall. Councilmember and Queens borough president candidate Peter Vallone Jr. also saluted the borough president and stated he once again has big shoes to step into if he is successful in his campaign.
Other guest speakers include Sergeant Raymond Morales, who spoke about the city-wide Operation ID program. This initiative helps to register, then locate lost or stolen cellphones or any other electronic devices. A simple text to the NYPD of “NYPD” to the number 22828 immediately begins the registration process.
Erin Baumann of Forestdale addressed club members regarding the critical need for foster parents and volunteers in our communities. Forestdale is the only foster agency in Queens and has developed a program with the city to create a team approach to support children, parents and future foster families.
Paul Vallone wished everyone a joyous Easter and Passover celebration and outlined upcoming community events, most notably the upcoming Tree Giveaway Program held by the Bayside- Whitestone Lions on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Clinton Democratic Club will not meet in April, but at the next scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the law offices of Vallone & Vallone, located at 25-59 Francis Lewis Boulevard.