Warren Abriel Joseph Allen Matt Badalucco Sylvia Barnard Mark Brogna Chris Burke John Colley Richard

Conti Rob Curry Jim Davies Tony Esposito Vito Grasso Jason & Meredith Helgerson Jeffrey Hill David Hochfelder Geoffrey Hoderath Michael Hurt C William Kehn Amy Hines-Kramer Wendy Lindskoog Nathan Maloney Margaret Monahan

Tom Monahan Donald Meserve Tony Mariano Jim Naughter Frank Nemeth Perry Ochacher Elliott Rosen Harold Rubin Colleen Ryan & Eric Hoppel Mary & William Sheehan James M Sheppard Paul Smith Mary Sullivan Franklin Tobey Rev. Carl A Urban Tim Varney Harold Williams Lois Wilson Edmund Wutzer John Wyld

"Of autumn’s wine now drink your fill; the frost’s on the pumpkin, the snow’s on the hill.”
We aren’t quite ready for the snow on the hill, but we are more than happy to drink our fill! Help us celebrate the bounty of the season and support the University Club Foundation on Friday, September 21st. Start the evening off with a tasting featuring the New York State fruit, designated in 1976, the apple. Club member Mark Brogna of Capital Wine & Spirits who is lining up a tasting featuring still and sparkling ciders as well as spirits from regional distilleries. While you’re enjoying the tasting, stop by the raffle table and wine pull station. An anonymous benefactor has made a selection of wines available for raffle for only $5 per ticket. Then try your luck at the Wine Pull — we will have many wines valued at $20 or more, all wrapped up and ready for a pull. You may pull a bottle valued at up to $120! Enjoy our delectable Lobster Tail & Filet Mignon Dinner Buffet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wine pull and raffle will take place. There’s a little something for everyone. You can join us for dinner only for $30 (includes service charge; beverages additional) and/or participate in the Wine Pull for $20. One check for $50 will get you all activities for the evening (except raffle tickets). Please note: This is a University Club of Albany Foundation event and may not be charged to your University Club account. Payment by cash, check or PayPal is accepted. Proceeds from the evening benefit the University Club of Albany Foundation.

After a brief summer hiatus, the University Club Foundation is kicking off our 1st Friday fall series with the ever-popular Jeff Strange. Stop by the Grille on Friday, September 7th from 8-10 p.m. for his lively performance of oldies and Irish tunes. Jeff puts on a great show so you won’t want to miss it! Get there early to get a seat and order from our ala carte menu (available 59 p.m.). The performance is free courtesy of the University Club Foundation as part of their participation in 1st Friday, the downtown arts walk that showcases the thriving art scene in downtown Albany. Please call the Front Desk at 4631151 to make reservations.

Mark your calendar for these fabulous upcoming 1st Friday Events: Oct. 5 - Todd Nelson Trio (TN3) Nov. 2 - Mother Judge Dec. 7 - Off the Record *Holiday Show* Jan. 4 - Russ Kennedy

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week which is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982. To mark this occasion, the University Club Foundation and the New York Civil Liberties Union, Capital Region Chapter will present ReadOut! On Friday, September 28th from 6-8 p.m. Local actors, writers, poets and community leaders will read brief excerpts from books that have been banned or challenged in America. This event is free, light fare will be served and drinks will be available (sign, cash, check or credit card).

More than 100 people came through the doors on the evening of August 23rd for the Alain Kaloyeros event. We even had news coverage! YNN was there and aired a report that evening noting that Dr. Kaloyeros “offered a glimpse into the future of the nano industry at a presentation at the University Club in Albany on Thursday. Chief executive Officer Alain Kaloyeros updated the crowd on the growth of the school and its programs. CNSE has drawn billions to the area, thanks to investments and support from the state and federal governments. By 2015, Kaloyeros predicts nano technology will be the leading industry in the world, bigger than tourism, with New York leading the way. He says he believes that the boom in the industry will not only revitalize the Capital Region, but also extend way beyond our borders to help the country stay ahead in the global economy.”

In life there are many defining moments; those moments that change us and chart the course for a new future. The club has had its share of those over its 111 year history; some challenging, some amazing, many simple and unassuming. One such moment took place on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 when club treasurer, Matt Badalucco, walked into the Albany County office building and wrote a check to satisfy the Club’s back taxes in their entirety. He could not have done that if the Board had not had the courage and foresight to initiate our recent bond offering and, if in response, club members had not stepped up to purchase bonds. Most importantly, this latest defining moment, would not have happened had the members of the University Club not recognized how important the club is to them and taken action to ensure its survival and prosperity well into the future. Many thanks to our bond holders and to those of you who support the club in a myriad of other ways. Sincerely,

Crews descend upon the Club with miles of wires, drapes, a giant screen and lots of video & audio equipment.

Many thanks to University Club Foundation President, Vito Grasso, for conceiving of, and initiating, the event and to Colleen Ryan for coordinating all the details, promoting it via every possible avenue and helping with logistics and sign-in. And thanks go out to Colleen as well for navigating the complicated and sometimes frustrating worlds of Pay Pal and Constant Contact. Thanks to her the Foundation can now accept on-line reservations and payment for events. We are planning a special Foundation event with artist John Emmett Connors who collaborated with Foundation President Vito Grasso on his latest book John Emmett Connors: Artist from Troy. Published this year by Excelsior Editions of SUNY Press the book showcases over one hundred beautiful color images depicting the artist’s favorite places in the Collar City and surrounding areas, including the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 101st Street Bridge, and Monument Square. Also included are Connors’s memories of growing up in the area and his reflections on the ways in which the history and architecture of this unique city impacted both his personal and professional development. According to SUNY Press, “Vito F. Grasso’s collaboration with Connors adds a distinctive voice to the artist’s recollections of his youth and his impressions of how the many familiar places of his childhood impacted his personal and professional development. The result is a visual and narrative account which transcends the skills of both the artist and the author and offers the reader a unique insight into the creative process.” Check out a copy of the book at the Club. It is available for purchase through SUNY Press on their website www.sunypress.edu. Stay tuned for details about the event.

Warren Abriel President


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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