Bronx Dems Honor Leaders At Awards Gala

Victoria Schneps (l), Schneps Media president and publisher, enjoyed meeting Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. (r) during the gala.
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Several local leaders were toasted at the Bronx County Democratic Party’s annual dinner on Wednesday, July 17 at Marina del Rey Caterers. This year’s honorees included Lisa Sorin, The New Bronx Chamber of Commerce president; Wayne Spence, NYS Public Employees Federation president; Nick Gjelaj, NYS Trial Lawyers vice chairman; Mike Hellstrom, Laborers Local Union 108 secretary treasurer and the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City.

(front, l-r) Senator Jamaal Bailey; Vicki Schneps and Laura Guerriero, Bronx Times Reporter publisher had a great time at the event.
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New York City World Pride 2019 was on full display at the gala celebration.
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Olga Luz Tirado (l), Bronx Tourism Council executive director had fun making friends at the event.
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Bronxites of all ages and backgrounds attended the event.
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Everyone had a fun-filled evening at this year’s gala.
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Riverbay Corp. general manager Noel Ellison (l) and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto spent some quality time during the gala.
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Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. (2nd from l) and Crespo (c) greeted guests during the celebration.
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Mike Hellstrom (r) was presented his award plaque by Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Bronx Democratic Committee chairman.
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Lewis Goldstein (c) accepted a plaque on behalf of the Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC.
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Nick Gjelaj (l) was honored by Crespo.
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Lisa Sorin graciously accepted her plaque from Crespo.
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Crespo (r) presented a plaque to Wayne Spence.
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(l-r) Laura Guerriero; Lisa Sorin; Wilma Alonso, Fordham Road Business Improvement District executive director; Vicki Schneps; Elizabeth Figueroa, New York Botanical Garden associate vice president for community relations and Olga Luz Tirado.
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Vicki Schneps with Pat Jenkins.
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