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According to history.com, Saint Patrick, who was born in the late 4th century, was one of the most successful Christian missionaries in history. Born in Britain to a Christian family of Roman citizenship, he was taken prisoner at the age of 16 by a group of Irish raiders. They transported him to Ireland, and he spent six years in captivity before escaping back to Britain. Believing he had been called by God to Christianize Ireland, he joined the Catholic Church and studied for 15 years before being consecrated as the church's second missionary to Ireland. Early Irish settlers to the American colonies, many of whom were indentured servants, brought the Irish tradition of celebrating St. Patrick's feast day to America. The first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City in 1762, and with the dramatic increase of Irish immigrants to the U.S. in the mid-19th century, the March 17th celebration became widespread. Today, across the U.S., millions of Americans of Irish ancestry celebrate their cultural identity and history by enjoying St. Patrick's Day parades and engaging in general revelry. This year marks the 63rd St. Patrick’s parade in Albany. The first having been held in 1950 in North Albany one year before the city-wide parade began.

On the Buffet Glazed Easter Ham Roast Prime Rib of Beef Cod w/sautéed Lemon & Fennel Garlic Mashed Potatoes Fresh Seasonal Vegetable For the kids: Mini Pizzas & Fries
Adults $23.95 Kids under 12 $10.95 (beverages additional) Easter is early this year. Don’t let it sneak up on you. Seating is limited so be sure to make your reservations early. Call the Front Desk at 518- 4631151.

Your phone is ringing, your boss wants to talk to you and your partner wants to know what's for dinner. Stress and anxiety are everywhere. If they're getting the best of you, you might want to hit the mat and give yoga a try. Almost 40 million people in the United States claim Irish ancestry. The Irish American Heritage Museum, recently opened at 370 Broadway in downtown Albany, is open to all who seek to learn about the experiences and the rich contributions of the Irish here in America. Their goal is to inspire you to think about, and connect to, your own heritage - Irish or otherwise - and to pass it on to future generations. Though new to Albany, the museum has been in existence for more than 25 years, having previously been located in the town of Durham in the Catskills. The move to the Capital city was intended to increase access, visibility and attendance, and to allow for year-round access to exhibits, the Paul O’Dwyer Library, lectures, presentations, film screenings, book signings and other special programs. Find out more about the museum and its programs at www. irishamericanheritagemuseum.org. A hot/cold luncheon buffet (with corned beef & cabbage, of course!) will be served beginning at noon with the program commencing at 12:30 pm. $20. Reservations are required by Monday, February 11th and should be made by calling the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce at 518-431-1400, or by email: albanyroundtable@yahoo.com.

Yoga combines stretching, controlled breathing and relaxation. It brings the physical and mental together to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety. It has been shown to help lower blood pressure and improve heart function and to improve balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength. Some studies suggest yoga may also help alleviate chronic conditions, such as depression, pain and insomnia. (“Yoga: Fight stress and find serenity,” Mayo Clinic Staff, MayoClinic.com) Yoga is accessible to anyone no matter your age, fitness ability or flexibility. Every pose can be modified to help you explore, but not exceed, your personal limits. Check it out for yourself at one of Ellen’s yoga classes: Lunch Express - Mondays 12:00-12:45 p.m. Members $7; Non-members $10 Mixed Yoga - Tuesdays 5:30-6:45 p.m. Members $10; Non-members $15 Call Ellen at 518-463-1151 or email Ellen@universityclubalbany.com for information or to sign up. Still not convinced? The last pose of class is called Savasana. The room is darkened, there is soft music playing in the background, you lay down on your mat, cover up with a blanket, close your eyes and, for just a little while, let all your cares melt away...

William Batt, Public Policy Advocate and Torch Club Member, will share personal experiences of his time in the Peace Corps. Cocktails (cash/credit/ sign) 5:30 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m. and dinner and discussion follows at 7 p.m. $30 per person (refunded if you opt to join the Torch Club. Reservations must be made directly through Pat Fishbaugh of the Torch club at: pfishdancer@verizon.net. The topic for the next meeting on April 1st will be the Crown Point Bridge Restoration with James Boni.

the indignity of an ill-fated attempt to clean them with a steam cleaner. It’s been clear for quite a while now that they need to be retired, but there’s always been some more pressing expenditure looming. We just can’t wait any longer. It’s REALLY, REALLY time to put them out to pasture. A large percentage of our business is banquets and we certainly want to give a good impression when members and their guests host an event. Our current chairs simply do not do that. The goal is to purchase a minimum of 70 new chairs and the U Club Foundation has graciously agreed to host a Chair Drive to help us meet that goal. By donating you not only get the satisfaction of helping to put our banquet chairs out of their misery, but you can also get a tax deduction ! And, we’ve made it as easy as possible. All you have to do to help is fill out the Donation Form below and return it to the club. Be sure to make your check payable to The University Club Foundation. When we’ve received enough donations to cover the cost of new chairs we will place the order.

A couple of examples of what we need to replace You know that old saying “If walls could talk?”. Well, we’ve decided that if our banquet chairs could talk they would say, “I SURRENDER. I GIVE UP. I’VE GIVEN ALL THAT I CAN GIVE.” Our banquet chairs, purchased in the 1980’s, have been in constant use for more than 25 years. They’ve been sat on, stacked, dragged, dropped, spilled on and at one point suffered

Yes! I/we want to help the Club put its best seat forward at the donation level indicated below: $250 (6 chairs) $135 (3 chairs) $50 (1 chair) other $_______

Name: __________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Please make checks payable to the University Club of Albany Foundation and return to The University Club, 141 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210. THANK YOU!!!

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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Torch Club Speaker William Batt - 6 pm Yoga - noon Bowling - 7 pm

Yoga - 5:30 pm Mixed Bowling - 7 pm

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16 St. Pat’s Parade Corned Beef & Cabbage - noon

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Albany Roundtable Luncheon Speaker Jeff Cleary - noon 20 Lunch
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31 Annual Easter Family Buffet Noon-3 pm

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