Queens Republicans prep for annual Lincoln dinner

Stephen LoGiudice (c.) of Whitestone accepts the Businessman of the Year Award last year from Queens Village Republican Club leaders - Chairman of the Board James Trent (l.) and President Philip Sica - on behalf of Gaby's Pizzeria in Hollis.
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The country’s oldest Republican club will host its 138th anniversary Lincoln dinner this weekend with a packed agenda full of dinner, dancing, and honorees throughout the borough, the group said.

According to the Queens Village Republican Club, keynote speaker Rabbi Aryeh Spero will be one of the many attractions at the celebration, in which several awards will be doled out to movers from the borough.

Pamela Geller, founder of will received the American Patriot of the Year award, Maspeth High School Principal Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir will be named educator of the year, and Infosys International CEO Raj Mehta will receive the businessman of the year award. Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley, Jr. will also be honored with the ultimate sacrifice award.

The highlight annual Queens political event is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. at Antun’s of Queens Village, located at 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

A cocktail hour with a buffet will begin at 3 p.m. with an open bar all evening, the group said. Full course dinners will include the choice of prime ribs, boneless chicken, or baked salmon, which will be served at 4 p.m.

Reservations are $100 per person.

For more information, those interested can contact James Trent at

Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4573.

Updated 5:31 pm, July 9, 2018
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Joe Papillo from Trinity Fl. says:
Hi Phil. Congratulations on the 138th anniversary,s Lincoln Day Dinner. Best of luck to all the officers and members of The country,s oldest Republican Club.

Feb. 8, 2013, 11:26 am

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