Saturday, April 4, 2009

Upcoming Meeting to Analyze President Obama's Economic Plan

Like you, we are concerned about the economy, which is why we think you will be very interested in our upcoming meeting.

Dr. Martin Melkonian, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics at Hofstra University, will analyze President Obama's Economic Plan and its impact on Long Island.

Dr. Melkonian has taught economic for over 30 years, and he specializes in the Long Island regional economy.  He also has worked as an economist in government and in the finance industry.  We are sure that he will provide us with a useful analysis that will give us an idea of what to expect in the coming months.

Please join us for Dr. Melkonian's talk:

"Analyzing the Obama Economic Plan and its impact on Long Island"

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Sandel Center
50 South Park Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

We expect a lively question and answer period ater Dr. Melkonian's presentation.

We hope to see you there in what is sure to be an interesting evening filled with ideas and camaraderie.

See you on April 22nd.

Until then, warmest regards,

Beth Borzone
Rockville Centre Democratic Club

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dr. Mary Anne Trasciatti Analyzes President Obama's Inaugural Address

Dr. Mary Anne Trasciatti, an associate Professor of Speech Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance at Hofstra University, gave an innovative analysis of President Obama's Inaugural Address at our first meeting of 2009 held on Wednesday, Februrary 11, 2009 at the Martin Luther King Center in Rockville Centre.  

Dr. Trasciatti educated the group on the history and historical purpose of  the inaugural address and analyzed President Obama's address in this context.  Her talk was entitled "Obama's Inaugural:  A New Beginning?"   Dr. Trasciatti did not believe that Obama's Inaugural rated as highly as some of his other speeches and she stated that the language of the address did not seem to indicate that he would be an overly progressive president.  Dr. Trasciatti's opinions lead to a very lively discussion since the audience overwhelmingly supported the new President and remained convinced that with continued grassroots support and advocacy, President Obama would bring the change that the country needs.

Election of New Officers

At the first meeting of 2009, the Rockville Centre Democratic Club elected its new slate of officers and Board of Directors.

We congratulate and welcome the following officers and directors:

President - Beth Borzone
1st Vice President - Dorothea Boitel
2nd Vice President - Samuel Rieff
Treasurer - Ira Baumel
Secretary - Suzanne Oppenheimer

Karen Blitz-Shabbir
Henry Boitel
Dorothy McGarvey
Richard Skolnik
Eric Sussman
Judy Tobey

Past President - Adele Novack