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Geoffrey Hoderath lends his voice and leads the group in a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne

Ann Pfau & David Hochfelder Jason and Meredith Helgerson Burns Supper Hosts

Eric Hoppel gives the toast to the lassies

The Piper leads the Parade of the Haggis

The Parting Song

The Haggis for those brave enough to try it!


Greeting the guests (left to right) Colleen Ryan, Ellen and Meredith

The party continues in the Grille Room

The inaugural Burns Supper on Friday, January 27th was a huge success...SOLD OUT with a waiting list! A big thank you to Meredith & Jason Helgerson who hosted the evening. Meredith not only spent a lot of time and energy getting all the details just right prior to the event, she greeted each guest as they arrived with a warm smile and a chat and served as mistress of ceremonies. She truly made the event memorable for everyone who attended. But dont just take our word for it... Burns Supper was, in a word, magical. Candlelight, white roses and heather, bagpiper, great food and masterful readings of the works of Rabbie Burns. Thanks to all who participated, and especially to Meredith and Jason for hosting. Slainte! -Colleen Ryan It was a fantastic evening and Rob and I enjoyed it so much. Hope to make it an annual event on my calendar. Awrabest! As they say in Glasgow! -Duncan Hunter

TN3 (plus one) will return to the Grille Room Friday, February 3rd. With the addition of trumpet player John Hines, the group is now known as TN4. Join them for instrumental rock and roots from 8-10 pm on the 3rd. The performance is free, ala carte dinner served from 5-9 pm. Reservations please!

This Valentines Day, revisit the toys and games of your childhood with a guided tour of Kid Stuff at the Albany Institute, then head across the street to the Club for drinks, games, dinner or all of the above! The Times Union Center is upstate New York's premier sports and entertainment facility. Home to the Siena Saints Division I men's basketball team and Albany Devils AHL hockey team, the arena hosts a variety of events ranging from concerts to family shows to sporting events. For the past 16 years, Bob Belber, General Manager of the TUC and SMG Northeast Regional Manager of Live Entertainment, has worked with agents and promoters while they are routing tours, leveraging the other 18 arenas in the Northeast Region to attract more performing artists to Albany. Mr. Belber will discuss the history of the facility as outlined in the "Milestones of the Times Union Center" report, trends in arena entertainment, and the role of facilities like the TUC in downtown revitalization. $15 per person, includes lunch buffet. Reservations are required by February 6th and may be made by calling 4311400 (the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an email to albanyroundtable@yahoo.com. Join us Tuesday, February 14th at the Albany Institute at 5:30 p.m., for a one-hour guided tour of Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood. From Slinkys and Wooly Willys to Lionel Trains and BarbieTM Dolls, Kid Stuff takes visitors back to the age of tailfins and vinyl records with more than 40 toys from decades past. See vintage toys with original packaging and promotional materials, and play with LEGO blocks, Twister, Mr. Potato Head, and more. (This exhibit closes on March 4 dont miss it!) At 6:30 p.m., cross the street to the club, find a partner to play some of the games featured in the exhibit, have a drink or order dinner from the a la carte menu. The cost for the tour and reception is $15 and includes admission to the Albany Institute. Show your admission sticker and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary glass of wine at the University Club. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the University Club at 518-463-1151.

Join the University Club Foundation on Tuesday, February 7th from 6-8 pm for Ella Unplugged: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald presented by vocalist Perley Rousseau and pianist Sonny Daye who will be joined by special guest bassist Lou Pappas, a former member of the US Military Academy Band. The trio will highlight music from Ella Fitzgeralds Great American Songbook recordings as well as selections from her Pablo Records albums with jazz guitarist Joe Pass. The evening will feature music and anecdotes from Ellas life, from her Apollo Theatre debut at age 16 to her retirement. Ella was the first recorded voice Perley heard as a child, and she was greatly influenced by her music and shows an affinity for her style. Signature songs such as A Tisket A Tasket, How High The Moon, and The Lady Is A Tramp are among the audience favorites included in this unforgettable show. Tickets for the concert are $10, cash or check made payable to University Club of Albany Foundation. Ala Carte dinner will also be available. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Club at 518-463-1151. UC members please note: you may sign for your dinner, but concert tickets cannot be charged to your Club account because this is a Foundation-sponsored event.

Chef Pagano is pulling out all the stops for our Pre-Valentine Buffet on Friday, February 10th from 6-8 pm! Lobster Bisque Orange Saffron Glazed Sea Scallops Beef Wellington Roasted Duck Breast with Ancho Chili and Pomegranate Homemade Mashed Potatoes Scalloped Potatoes Asparagus with Roasted Tomatoes Raspberry Torte $26.95 per person, beverages are additional. Please make reservations by calling the Front Desk at 463-1151.

Weve got an extra day this year, so make the best of it. Leap Day usually occurs only once every four years. A day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days. In the Gregorian calendar, the current

standard calendar in most of the world, most years that are evenly divisible by 4 are leap years. In each leap year, the month of February has 29 days instead of 28. Join the UC Foundation on Leap Day, Wednesday, February 29th from 6-8 pm. We will be featuring hot & cold hors doeuvres a sampling of wines with names appropriate to the occasion such as Stump Jump, Frogs Leap, and Rabbit Ridge. The reception will conclude with an exciting raffle for a bottle of Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Cask 23, 1987. This highly collectible bottle was donated by an anonymous benefactor and boasts a Robert Parker 91 rating and an estimated auction price of $360-$400. Raffle tickets will be available for $2 each, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10. So go ahead...leap to the conclusion that youll have a great time and call us to make a reservation. Tickets are $29 per person, cash or check made payable to the University Club of Albany Foundation. 10 NEW MEMBERS & 2 REINSTATEMENTS The Membership Committee is proud to announce that the following 12 people have joined the University Club family:

Todd Aldinger is a 2009 graduate of Princeton University and works in the office of Senator Patrick Gallivan. He was sponsored by Colleen Ryan and Nate Maloney. David Carroll is the Executive Director of the Albany Institute of History and Art and a 1988 graduate of Indiana University. He was introduced to membership by Colleen Ryan. Diane Ewashko is the President and CEO of IDEA Consulting where she works with her husband John Ewashko. Diane graduated from Oswego State in 1973 and John is a 1973 graduate of Albany State. They were introduced to membership by Colleen Ryan and seconded by Meredith Helgerson. Timothy S. Hart is the President of Timothy S. Hart Law Group, P.C. and a 1989 graduate of Siena College. He was sponsored by Colleen Ryan and Meredith Helgerson. Brian Nussbaum is an Intelligence Analyst for the NYS Office of Counter Terrorism. He graduated from SUNY Binghamton in 2002 and was sponsored for membership by James and Jon Steiner. David Rousseau is the Interim Dean at Rockefeller College at the University at Albany. He graduated from UC Berkley in 1985, from Michigan in 1987 and from Harvard in 1996. He was sponsored by James Steiner and seconded by Nate Maloney. Debra Sunukjian received her BA from SUNY Albany in 1980 and her MA from the College of St. Rose in 1987. She is an Associate in Educational Testing for the NYS Education Department. Her sponsors are Meredith Helgerson and Colleen Ryan. Kathleen Tanner is the Director of Equinox. She received her BA in 1967, her MA in 1972 and her MPH in 1996, all from the University at Albany. She was introduced to membership by Colleen Ryan and seconded by Meredith Helgerson. Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski is a 2001 graduate of SUNY Albany. He was sponsored for membership by Nate Maloney and Meredith Helgerson.

Jeff Strange in the Grille Friday, March 2 from 6-8 pm Annual St. Paddys Parade Corned Beef & Cabbage Saturday, March 17th The U Club always does St. Patricks with style and this year the tradition continues. Were starting the festivities early with Jeff Strange who will regale us with classic Irish tunes as well as some of his own originals and plenty of oldies on March 2nd. The concert is free. Ala carte dinner available from 5-9 p.m. Reservations please. And make your plans now to be at the Club for St. Patricks Day. The parade is on St. Pats this year so it should be even more fun than usual! The Club opens at 11:30 a.m. for drinks and our famous corned beef & cabbage buffet will be available from 12 noon2:30 p.m. Plan to arrive early to beat the street closures. The parade begins at 2 p.m. at Quail & Central and should pass by the club around 2:30 p.m. Good food, good company and lots of fun. Bring the whole family! Adults $14.95; Kids $7.95. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Be sure to let us know if you'll be there.

And a very special welcome back to Loretta Carney and Gloria Vanderpoel who were reinstated this month.

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

Directors: Calvin Berger Joseph Brady Kevin Clancy Jeffrey Hill David Hochfelder

Nathan Maloney Frank Nemeth William Ross Timothy Varney

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Contact Ellen for details: 518-463-1151
Ellen@universityclubalbany.com

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