The first North Bronx Democratic Club Holiday Party is sure to become an annual event with the overflow crowd of more than 300 people. The event and the journal were sold out over a week before the event took place. State Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj have successfully revived the original club of the 80th Assembly District that elected Jeff Klein an assemblyman in the early 1990's.
The Guest of Honor was New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, with Honorees Norman Seabrook (President, NYC Correction Officers Benevolent Association), Ms. Beatrice Castiglia Catullo (Founder, RAIN Inc.), Joseph Kelleher (President, Metro Properties and Chairman, Bronx Chamber of Commerce), and Meisha Ross Porter (Superintendent, Bronx School District 11).
As usual the photos below will tell the rest of the story.
Above - Just some of the 300 plus attendees.
Below - Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was the Keynote Speaker.
Above - Councilman Andy King came over to congratulate Honoree Ms. Beatrice Castiglia Catullo.
Below - Ms. Beatrice Castiglia Catullo received her award from Ms. Jeah Hill.
Above - Honoree Norman Seabrook Thanks Senator Klein and Assemblyman Gjonaj for their work in the state legislature.
Below - Honoree Joseph Kelleher Thanks Senator Klein for his help as a partner with the Bronx Chamber of Commerce in the BCC Bronx H.I.R.E. program.
Above - Honoree Meisha Ross Porter thanks the club for honoring her on her outstanding career of leadership in public education.Below - A group photo of the Honorees, elected officials, and club President and Executive Director.
Above - With Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie between State Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, the club President and Executive Director are also in the photo.
Below - While the NBDC might be the club of the 80th A.D., 81st Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Councilman Andrew Cohen of the Riverdale section of the 34th State Senate district were on hand to give support.