Jefferson Democratic Club celebrates 137 years

Jefferson Club Dinner 2017 - Heastie

The Jefferson Democratic Club celebrated the 137th anniversary of its founding at Douglaston Manor last week.

More than 200 attendees, including local, city and state elected officials, labor unions and community leaders, all turned out for the event.

The gala honored the following leaders:

  • Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award – State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
  • Labor Leader of the Year – Joseph McDermott, executive director of Consortium for Worker Education
  • Nonprofit of the Year – Korean Community Services (KCS) of Metropolitan New York
  • Business Leader of the Year – Giuseppe Oppedisano of Il Bacco Ristorante Italiano
  • Hon. John J. Clabby Award – Ann Jawin, founder of Center for Women of New York.

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