9th Annual Milford Democratic Awards Dinner – This Friday

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

the Milford Democratic Town Committee’s

9th Annual Awards Dinner

Honoring

Kevin Lembo

Connecticut State Comptroller

Democrat of the Year

Marty Hardiman

Lifetime Contribution

Richard N. Platt, Jr.

Outstanding Community Leadership

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Costa Azzurra

72 Broadway, Milford, CT 06460

Friday June 2nd, 2017

Cocktails at 6:30pm

Seating for Dinner at 7:30pm

Silent Auction from 6:30-9:00pm

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Paid for the Milford Democratic Town Committee, Ben Gettinger, Treasurer.

Proceeds to Benefit the Milford Democratic Town Committee.

8th Annual Milford Democratic Awards Dinner Recap

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On June 10th, 2016, at Aldario’s Restaurant here in Milford, Connecticut the 8th Annual Milford Democratic Party Awards Dinner was held.

Nancy Wyman, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, was the recipient of the “Democrat of the Year Award“. Nancy began her career in public more more than 30 years ago when she served on the Tolland Board of Education. After nearly a decade on the Board she was elected to four terms in the State House of Representatives. Ms. Wyman during his House tenure was the chair of the Education Commitee and held leadership positions on the Appropriations sub-committee on Elementary and Secondary Education. in 1994 Wyman made history as the first elected female Connecticut State Comptroller. Lt. Governor Wyman is a longtime supporter of the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford and in 2013 was named to the school’s Board of Directors. She is prominent in efforts to raise funds for breast cancer research, has been closely involved with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Kidney Assocation and the American Heart Association.

Nick Veccharelli and George Amato were the recipients of the “Lifetime Achievement Award“.  Nick is a Milford native, Jonathan Law High School graduate and former Firefighter. He first entered politics years ago when Point Beach School was being sold and along with it the playground where he and his neighbors took their children to play. He lobbied the Board of Alderman not to sell the playground as part of the deal and succeeded. He began his service to the Democratic Town Committee working on State Representative campaigns and worked with numerous Milford Democratic Town Committee Chairmen to achieve the goals of the Democratic Party. Nick currently serves on the Board of Aldermen for the 3rd District and acts as Majority Leader.

George is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. Through the years, George has served his city as a community activist and political leader on local issues. In Milford you can see his efforts and creative influence across the City from Eisenhower Park to restoration and improvements along the shoreline. From 1971 to 1983 he served on the Board of Aldermen and served as a coordinator in Southern Connecticut for the late Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1968. He also served as the Chairman of the 4th District Democratic Town Committee in Milford.

Samual S. Bergami, Jr was the recipient of the “Outstanding Community Service Award“. Sam is the President, CEO and co-owner of Alinabal Holdings Corp. In 1993 he was named by the Milford Chamber of Commerce as the “Businessperson of the Year”. Sam has been involved in numerous organizations over the past 30 years and has received many awards for both his community involvement and significant contributions to the Milford business community.

The 8th Annual Milford Democratic Awards also had the great pride of honoring the recipients of the 2nd Annual Claire Phelan Scholarship Award. Students from Jonathan Law and Joseph A. Foran High School were given the scholarship award, named in the memory of Claire Phelan. We wish you great success in your college studies.

Big thank you to all who helped organize the dinner and a thanks to everyone who took out ad space in the Milford Democrat’s ad book this year!

Congratulations to all the honorees of the 8th Annual Milford Democratic Party Awards Dinner. We thank you for your public service!

7th Annual Milford Democratic Awards Dinner Recap

Milford Dems LogoLast night, June 4th, 2015, at Aldario’s Restaurant here in Milford, Connecticut the 7th Annual Milford Democratic Party Awards Dinner took place.

George Jepsen, Attorney General of Connecticut, was the recipient of the “Democrat of the Year Award“. George took the oath of office as Attorney General in 2011; before taking office he was a practicing lawyer for 26 years. He has a long history in state government that started in 1987 when he was elected to Stamford’s 148 State House District. He went on to serve as State Senator in the 27th State Senatorial District from 1990 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Democratic State Party Chairman from 2003-2005. Recently he praised the passage of Senate Bill 949, An Act Improving Data Security and Agency Effectiveness, which includes several changes to the state’s data breach notification law.

Una Glennon was the recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award“. An active member of the Milford Democratic Town Committee for more than 30 years, she served on the mayoral campaign of Alberta Jagoe and worked with many mayoral campaigns during her time. Una also served on the Board of Alderman for eight years where she also acted as the liaison to the Board of Education. Other accolades include her serving on the State Central Committee and being a member of several local boards and commissions.

Richard Conine was the recipient of the “Outstanding Community Service Award“. Richie credits his father, Tom Conine, for planting his family’s roots in Milford in 1949 with the opening of Milford Seafood. Richie operates the Stonebridge Restaurant in Downtown Milford on Daniel Street with his family and has a long history of community involvement here in town. He is known for his generosity to a number of Milford community organizations and for volunteering to serve on numerous local committees.

The 7th Annual Milford Democratic Awards also had the great pride of honoring the recipients of the 1st Annual Claire Phelan Scholarship Award. Students from Jonathan Law and Joseph A. Foran High School were given the scholarship award, named in the memory of Claire Phelan. Sara Dato and Kyle-Gabriel Tan from Jonathan Law and Elizabeth Hull and Drew Lenz from Foran High School were given the scholarship. We wish you great success in your college studies.

Big thank you to all who helped organize the dinner and a thank to everyone who took out ad space in the Milford Democrat’s ad book this year!

Congratulations to all the honorees of the 7th Annual Milford Democratic Party Awards Dinner. We thank you for your public service!

Paul Davis to be honored at 1st Annual O’Sullivan Award Dinner

Paul Davis, former State Representative of the 117th House District, will be honored at the First Annual O’Sullivan Award Dinner. Davis will be the recipient of the “O’Sullivan Award for Public Service”.

The award dinner is slated to be held on May 21st, 2015 at the Grassy Hill Lodge on 77 Sodom Lane in Derby, Connecticut. Cocktails start at 6pm and the Dinner & Program starts at 7:00pm. Organizers from the Orange Democratic Town Committee are asking $65 per person and to RSVP by May 12th.

Please see the attachments below in this post. You will find the formal announcement flyer with details on RSVPing, the commemorative ad book form for the dinner and a contribution certification form.

You can RSVP by contacting Kevin Moffett at kevinmoffet@yale.edu or calling 203-795-3325. Should you have any questions Mr. Moffett should be the person you reach out to as well.

Congratulations to Paul Davis. Well deserved.

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Milford Dems Gather at Annual Awards Dinner

CTDems1The Milford Democratic Town Committee gathered last Friday to honor several members of the Milford community, with special guests Senator Richard Blumenthal and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman speaking at the Sixth Annual Milford DTC Awards Dinner held at Aldario’s Restaurant near Walnut Beach. State Senator Gayle Slossberg, State Representatives Kim Rose and James Maroney and many, many more Democratic local officials were also in attendance to celebrate the honorees.

US Representative Rosa DeLauro was honored as the Democrat of the Year. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman accepted Rosa’s award on her behalf, giving a humorous and charming speech before the Milford DTC. Rosa Delauro was unable to attend the awards dinner because DeLauro was in Normandy, France to mark the 70th Anniversary Of D-Day. She was part of a Congressional Delegation to attend the special ceremony.

Alberta Jagoe was honored with the Lifetime Contribution Award. Jagoe was the Mayor of Milford from 1981 to 1989 and she currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Police Commission; she also acts as Secretary for the Milford 375th Committee. Before accepting the award, Mayor Ben Blake rose to speak about his predecessor, calling her a mentor and a trail blazer, citing her historic election as the only woman to serve as Mayor of Milford. Her election, Blake said, paved the way for future women in Milford to run for office.

Leticia Malone was honored with the Outstanding Community Service Award. Leticia, also known as Letty by friends and family, was hailed as a champion of conservation and an important figure in open space affairs here in Milford. Malone recently was an advocate for the creation of an Open Space Manager to oversee undeveloped land in Milford. She, along with many other conservationists and environmentalists in Milford, celebrated the creation of the Open Space Manager last year in December.

Benjamin Gettinger was awarded the Young Democrat of the Year. Gettinger currently serves as the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board and acts as Treasurer for the Milford Democratic Town Committee. Originally elected to the Planning and Zoning Board for the 4th District in 2011, Gettinger expressed his gratitude for the honor and looked forward to the upcoming campaign season.

We thank all the advertisers for the contributions to the ad book this year. There were many unique ads placed this year and it was a joy to scan through them all. While I personally snuck a peak at an early version of the ad book before Mike Brown printed off the finalized ad book it was very nice to see the final, printed version come out so well.

The Awards Dinner Committee also did a wonderful job setting up all the silent auction gifts, organizing dinner placements and handling the finances to run the 6th Annual Milford DTC Awards Dinner.

Attendees to the Awards Dinner received a free copy of the Milford Living Magazine’s special Milford 375th Commemorative Edition.