The raffle table at Uncork Autumn with a special gift from Trader Joe’s.

Attendees enjoy Uncork Autumn predinner festivities in the Grille Room.

David Hochfelder and Ann Pfau show off their raffle prize (one of 6 bottles of premium wine donated by an anonymous benefactor).

New Club member Ken McCauley channels his inner Vanna White as he helps pulling the tickets for the wine raffle.

Amy Lowenstein & Matt Badalucco take home the Trader Joe’s bag.

Our tireless volunteers Meredith Helgerson and Colleen Ryan

The wine pull table with 42 bottles of wine up for grabs!

The Foundation’s Uncork Autumn event on September 21st was a huge success. Just under 100 people joined us for a delicious lobster tail and filet mignon dinner buffet, a wine and cider/hard cider tasting and a wine pull and raffle. Many thanks to Mark Brogna, University Club member and owner of Capital Wines on Lark Street who donated many of the bottles for the wine pull and did the tasting for the event. And a big thank you to Meredith and Colleen who organized the event and even helped man the registration desk and sell wine pull and raffle tickets!

said Bill Brandow, president of the conservancy and an architect who specializes in historic preservation. According to a recent Times Union article, Memorial by the people, for the people: Washington Park's Civil War monument, refurbished, will be rededicated Oct. 5; by Paul Grondahl, “Decades of neglect and weathering created fissures in the massive rectangle of Tennessee marble that allowed rainwater to cascade down the faces of sailors marching off to the War between the States. Its deteriorated condition is at odds with the fervent patriotism of the thousands of city residents who attended the monument's unveiling on Oct. 5, 1912, "in commemoration of the men of Albany who gave their lives to save the Union..." Members of the Washington Park Conservancy, a dedicated band of preservationists and residents who live near the park, have spent the past year funding restoration work. The nonprofit group's efforts will culminate in a rededication ceremony to mark the monument's 100th anniversary on Oct. 5. "There was a sea of people present for the initial unveiling in 1912 and we hope to get a good crowd for the centennial," The monument measures 22 feet high, 21 feet long and 5 feet, 6 inches deep. It was designed by Hermon MacNeil, and the architect was Lord & Hewlett. It cost $100,000. Its dedication coincided with the 50th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s order on Jan. 27, 1862, for the Union Army to launch an offensive against the Confederacy. Thurlow Week, publisher of the Albany Evening Journal and a prominent Republican who was a strong Lincoln supporter, envisioned building a monument for the Civil War dead but it never materialized. Weed's grandson, Billy Barnes, a political boss, later pressured some of his well-heeled Republican friends and the money — equal to more than $2 million in today's dollars — was raised and the monument became a reality.” Read more: local/article/Memorial-by-the-people-forthe-people-3822606.php#ixzz27aWdsR8v Join the rededication ceremony at 5:30 p.m. where Henry Johnson Boulevard enters Washington Park, then proceed to the University Club for a reception and presentation on the history of Washington Park by Dr. John Pipkin. Reception at 7:00 p.m. is open to the public and light fare will be served (compliments of Washington Park Conservancy). Then stick around for live music in the Grille Room at 8:00 p.m. with TN3!

TN3 (the Todd Nelson Trio) October 5th Join us for instrumental rock and roots in the Grille Room from 8-10 p.m. Ala carte dinner will be available from 5-9 p.m. PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS if you plan to join us for dinner. The performance is free as part of the Foundation’s participation in 1st Friday, the monthly downtown arts walk that showcases Albany’s thriving and lively art scene. Coming Soon! MotherJudge - November 2nd Off the Record - December 7th Russ Kennedy - January 4th.

Join us as we celebrate the bounty of the season. Chef Kevin Pagano will be featuring dishes with the best that fall has to offer. On the Buffet Apple Sauce and Squash Soup Arugula Salad Chicken & Dumplings Fresh Salmon w/Beurre Blanc Sauce Pumpkin Stuffed Pork Sweet Potatoes with fresh Rosemary Garlic Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions Forest Fruit Pie

Above: Frank Thierbecker, mason with Western Building Restoration, repairs the steps; Below: closeup of plaque in August 2012

From left, Bill Brandow, president of Washington Park Conservancy, Ron Moore, General Manager of Western Building Restoration, and John Pipkin, Vice President of Washington Park Conservancy Photos by Lori Van Buren / Times Union

$23.95 per person including dessert, tax & service charge (beverages additional) Please make reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Call 463-1151.


The University Club Foundation is proud to be a part of the launching of a new Smart phone app that will give users a unique way to tap into Albany’s rich architectural history. “Albany: Then & Now”, created by Center Square resident, and University Club board member, Tim Varney of Troy Web Consulting, is a virtual tour through archival photos of Albany’s historic streetscapes. By using locationbased mapping, users can stand at the very spot where a photograph was taken, in many cases 100 or more years ago, and see what the buildings looked like at that time. In fact, the University Club location will be featured and will show the original front of the clubhouse (the Amsdell mansion). Background information is available for many of the images. Please join us for a launch reception on Thursday, October 18th from 5:30–7:00 p.m. at the Club. The reception is free, light fare will be served, and drinks will be available on a sign or cash basis. The Club’s award-winning Chef Kevin Pagano will debut some new apps as well – tasty appetizers featuring seasonal flavors and ingredients. Please RSVP to Genny at Historic Albany at 518-465-0876 x10 or by email at or call the Club at 463-1151.

Attention Bond holders
The official bonds were delivered to the club and are available for pickup between 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Stop by for lunch or dinner and say hello! If you are unable to make it to the club, please let us know and we can mail your bonds.

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Albany Roundtable presents

Sunday, October 28, 2012 Monday, October 29, 2012 Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Many dark and unsettling dramas have played out behind the elegant façades of Albany’s Center Square and Hudson/ Park neighborhoods. Back by popular demand and led by club member Tim Varney, the Haunted History Walking Tours explore both the sinister deeds and the handsome architecture of a bygone era in the area bound by Washington Avenue, Willett Street, Madison Avenue and Swan Streets. The round trip is about 1.5 miles and the narrative includes graphic material not suitable for children or the faint of heart. Tickets are $15 and proceeds will be divided between the Historic Albany Foundation and the University Club Foundation (contributions are tax deductible). Tours begin and end at the University Club at 6 p.m. The Grille Room will be open for drinks prior to the tour and for dinner afterward on Monday the 29th and Tuesday the 30th. Tours are limited to 20 people and reservations are required. Please call Historic Albany Foundation directly at 518-465-0876 x10 to reserve your spot. Call early, the tour fills up fast! 3

Mr. Gyory, who will discuss State and National Voting Trends, is a Strategic Consultant at Corning Place Communications in Albany. He has over 28 years of experience as a lawyer, and has served three Governors of New York (two as Senior Advisor). Today, Bruce no longer practices law – focusing his talents on strategic positioning, political consulting and the study of national and state voter preferences and trends. He is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Albany. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from New York University. The Roundtable’s New Patroon Award will be presented at the October luncheon to Albany Barn, Inc. and its founder, Jeffrey Mirel, for the organization’s efforts to cultivate support for regional artists and to develop a permanent, sustainable 21st Century creative arts incubator and community art center in Albany. The luncheon is $20, which includes a hot & cold buffet, may be paid at the door or in advance with a credit card at Reservations are required by Tuesday, October 9 and may be made by prepaying online, by calling 518-431-1400 (the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to

Amsdell mansion corner of Washington Avenue and Dove Street (courtesy of the Albany Institute of History and Art) “Albany: Then & Now” was produced through the cooperation of Troy Web Consulting and the Historic Albany Foundation. All photographs were provided by the Albany Public Library, Albany County Hall of Records, New York State Archives, and the Library of Congress. The app is free, and is available for iPhone and Android users.

Officers: Warren Abriel, President Colleen Ryan, Vice President Amy Hines-Kramer, Secretary Matt Badalucco, Treasurer Tom Pandick, Past President

Directors: Joseph Brady Kevin Clancy Jeffrey Hill Meredith Helgerson Geoffrey Hoderath

David Hochfelder Nathan Maloney Frank Nemeth Timothy Varney


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Lunch & Dinner Soldiers & Sailors (see page 2) TN3 in Grille 8-10 PM


Yoga noon Bowling 7 p.m. 7 CLUB CLOSED 8 CLUB CLOSED COLUMBUS DAY 15 Lunch & Dinner in Grille Room

Yoga 4:30 p.m. Mixed Bowling 7 p.m. 9 Lunch & Dinner in Grille Room



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MotherJudge Grille Room 8-10 pm