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The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it
The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it
The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it
The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it
The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it
The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it
The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it
The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it
The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it
The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it

The University Club of Albany has received notice from the National Park Service that it has been added to the National Register of His- toric Places.

The National Register of Historic Places is the United States’ official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. The designation took effect on May 11. (http://www.nps.gov/history/

nr/listings/20110520.htm).

( http://www.nps.gov/history/ nr/listings/20110520.htm ). To celebrate, the Club is reviving a tradition from

To celebrate, the Club is reviving a tradition from Albany’s past. On Monday, June 13, the University Club Foundation will host A Pinkster Day Celebration from 6:00–8:00 p.m., honoring Albany’s rich history with read- ings from scholarly and popular publications documenting the people and places of New York’s capital city. The event will feature a cocktail reception with light fare and open bar as well as celebrity readers.

Readings and readers for A Pinkster Day Cele- bration were selected to illustrate the long arc of Albany’s history, and the evening’s program will include excerpts from:

· Rum Punch and Cultural Revolution written and read by Justin DiVirgilio

· The Northern Star & Freemen’s Advocate published by Stephen Myers, read by Paul Stewart

· Southern Life, Northern City written and read by Jennifer Lemak

· Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma

written and read by Paul Grondahl

· Thirty Years of Smoke, Heat and Hell written

by Warren Abriel, read by Executive Deputy Chief Warren Abriel, Jr. of the Albany Fire De- partment, who was elected President of the Uni- versity Club’s board of directors on May 20th

· Six and Eleven written and read by Ed Dague

Dutch colonists and settlers brought the cele- bration of Pinkster to North America in the 17th century. It was a celebration of spring for all: a religious holiday for the Dutch, and for slaves from Africa, time off from work and a chance to gather with family and friends.”

The celebration of Pinkster Day was out- lawed by Albany Common Council on April 28, 1811, with a resolution that read in part, “No person shall erect any tent, booth or stall within the limits of this city, for the purpose of vending any spirituous liquors, beer, mead or cider, or any kind of meat, fish cakes or fruit, on the days commonly ”

Club members requested

called Pinxter

that the Common Council repeal the ban, and the prohibition was lifted on May 16, 2011. We hope you will be a part of this grand celebration and what we hope will become an annual tradition. Tickets start at $50 and reservations can be made by calling the University Club at 518-463-1151.

can be made by calling the University Club at 518-463-1151. The 110th University Club Annual Meeting

The 110th University Club Annual Meeting was held at the clubhouse on Friday, May 20th the purpose of which was to elect offi- cers and directors and to vote on the pro- posal to sell the Annex (which currently houses the Fitness Center and Squash Courts). Many thanks to those who attended and/or voted by proxy. The proposal to sell the Annex passed by an almost unanimous vote. We will keep you posted on this issue as it progresses.

The following outlines the results of the election of officers, directors and a nominat- ing committee:

OFFICERS Warren W. Abriel, Jr., President Colleen M. Ryan, Vice-President Amy Kramer, Secretary Matthew Badalucco, Treasurer

DIRECTORS Kevin Clancy - 3 year term David Hochfelder - 2 year term Nathan Maloney - 3 year term Timothy Varney - 3 year term

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2011-2012

Board of Directors

 

Officers

President

Warren Abriel

 

Vice President

Colleen Ryan

Secretary

Amy Kramer

 

Treasurer

Matt Badalucco

 

Past President

Tom Pandick

Directors

Calvin Berger

 

Joe Brady

Kevin Clancy

 

Jeff Hill

David Hochfelder

 

Amy Kramer

Nate Maloney

Frank Nemeth

Bill Ross

Timothy Varney

 

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Lobster Party

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Annual Golf Outing Save the Date

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Revolutionary War General “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne to speak at Club

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With our Thanks

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Leatherstocking Tour in

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2 RUTH PELHAM and the Music Mobile Friday, June 3rd Free Family Concert 6-8 PM Bring
2 RUTH PELHAM and the Music Mobile Friday, June 3rd Free Family Concert 6-8 PM Bring

RUTH PELHAM and the Music Mobile

Friday, June 3rd Free Family Concert 6-8 PM

Bring the kids! Bring the grandkids! Grab your neighbor’s kids if you don’t have any of your own! Dinner served 5-9 pm

if you don’t have any of your own! Dinner served 5-9 pm It’s time for the
It’s time for the 1st Lobster Party of the summer!
It’s time for the 1st Lobster
Party of the summer!

The bar will be open at 5 p.m. for drinks on a sign basis and complimen- tary munchies and the buffet will be available from 6:30-8 p.m. On the

menu: 1 1/4 lb. lobsters, assorted cold salads, potatoes, fresh corn, seasonal dessert (blueberry shortcake if we can

otherwise chef’s

surprise!). Reservations are absolutely

necessary and must be made by Wednesday, June 22nd so we can be sure to have enough lobster on hand. Call the desk at 518-463-1151. Filet mignon will also be available upon request. Please indicate your entrée choice when making reservations. $27.95 per person (beverages addi- tional). Price is based on one entree per person. Additional lobsters avail- able upon prior request.

get fresh blueberries

tionary War General “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne as he discusses “The Murder of Jane McCrea or How I Lost the War in America.” His point of view might surprise you!

General Burgoyne commanded the British Army that was supposed to crush the American rebels in the cam- paign of 1777, two years after the American Revolution erupted at Lex- ington and Concord on April 19, 1775. Unfortunately for the British, Burgoyne’s army was defeated and forced to surrender at Saratoga in up- state New York, creating a major turn- ing point for American patriots as they battled Great Britain, one of the fore- most powers in Europe at the time.

The General will be portrayed by long-time University Club member, Bruce Venter. Dr. Venter is an Albany native, CEO of America’s History, LLC, a historical consultant and an experienced tour leader. He has writ- ten for Blue & Gray, Civil War and the Washington Times. Dr. Venter’s portrayal of General Burgoyne is part of American History Alive! an organi- zation that is dedicated to presenting accurate portrayals of historical per- sons and interpreting the context of the events in which they participated. Find out more at: americanhistory- alive.com.

Tickets for this event are $25 and in- clude the performance and a delicious hot & cold luncheon buffet. Proceeds will benefit the University Club Foun- dation.

Proceeds will benefit the University Club Foun- dation. We’ve had some interesting and in- formative events
Proceeds will benefit the University Club Foun- dation. We’ve had some interesting and in- formative events

We’ve had some interesting and in- formative events in the past, but noth- ing quite like this one! Join us on Wednesday, July 6th at noon for lunch with Revolu-

Dr. Venter and Dr. Wayne Franklin will be leading a tour in the Albany area, from July 6th-July 9th, entitled Leatherstocking Tales: The Real Historic Sites of James Fenimore Cooper’s Novels (including The Spy, The Last of the Mohicans and the Deerslayer). They have graciously offered to donate to the University Club Foundation $25 for each club member who signs up and attends the

tour. Specific tour details are avail- able at: americashistoryllc.com.

Of the Leatherstocking tour, Dr. Venter remarks, “We all remember the novels of James Fenimore Cooper from our youth, either through movie versions, the ‘Classic’ comic books series or by actually reading them in English class. He was a popular and successful writer in his own time in part because he described many actual historical places in his books. The sites were readily identified by early 19th century readers because they had learned about these same places in school. Cooper was able to vividly describe these historical sites because he had actually visited them himself.”

The tour, which begins on the evening of July 6th will explore the real his- toric and geographic sites portrayed in several Cooper novels and in doing so will give a better understanding of the author’s insight into America’s fron- tier legacy.

Day one: The tour will focus on The Spy and aspects of the American Revolution which took place on both sides of the Hudson River south of the Highlands including the treason of Benedict Arnold and the subsequent hanging of British Maj. John Andre which played into Cooper’s novel. Participants will have lunch at the his- toric tavern where the young officer was sequestered while awaiting his trial. Next you’ll cross the river and, pausing at the site in Tarrytown where Andre was captured, proceed to the John Jay Homestead in Bedford, where Cooper sat on the porch hearing sundry stories about Revolutionary era espionage and the “Cowboys and Skinners” who wreaked havoc on Westchester County during the war. On the return trip, the tour will stop in Carmel, Dutchess County, to see the gravesite of Enoch Crosby, a real life American spy who worked under Jay and became the prototype of Cooper’s Harvey Birch. You will also visit the Van Wyck homestead in Fishkill, which Cooper (whose wife had kin in the town) reportedly used as his model

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On the second day the tour will head north to experience the sites of The Last of the Mohicans. You will make a stop at Fort Edward where Cora and Alice Munro and Maj. Heywood de- parted for Lake George, then visit Cooper’s Cave in Glens Falls which inspired the novelist during his 1824 visit to the region. Next, following parts of the Old Military Road, you will stop at Bloody Morning Scout, a French and Indian battle site which will provide an excellent example of the road traversed by Lt. Col. George Munro’s daughters as they made their way to Fort William Henry on the shores of Lake George. You will visit the reconstructed fort and hear about the history of the August 1757 siege which ended with a massacre and, in the novel, the abduction of the sisters. You will hear about British Maj. Gen. James Abercrombie’s ill-fated expedi- tion to capture Fort Carillion (Ticonderoga) which left from the lake’s southern shore and was de- picted in Cooper’s Satanstoe. Finally, you will get out on the lake to see Shelving Rock, a legendary mountain on the lake’s eastern shore where Cooper purportedly envisioned the final death struggle between Uncas and Magua.

On the third day head to Coopers-

town, via Canajoharie and Cherry Valley where you will see the Frey House and other sites familiar to Coo- per. In Cooperstown, the sites of Coo- per’s daughters’ homes, Byeberry and Apple Hill, the Pioneer Tavern, Natty’s Cave, Natty’s Falls and Three Mile Point, the latter site described in Cooper’s Home Is Found. The day ends at the Fenimore House Museum which was the site of Cooper’s stone mansion that burned in 1823. The “Cooper Room” includes various ex- hibits relating to the novelist. The Li- brary holds a collection of Cooper manuscripts. After a full day in Coo- perstown, we’ll return to Albany as your lingering questions about this great American novelist are answered by our Cooper expert, Dr. Wayne Franklin.

Registration Fee: $399.00

Included: motor coach transportation, three lunches, beverage and snack breaks, a map and materials package, all admissions and gratuities, and the services of two experienced tour guides. Tour participants are responsi- ble for transportation to the headquar- ters hotel (Holiday Inn Express, 1442 Western Avenue, Albany, NY). Tour goes out rain or shine.

For more information or to sign up go to www.AmericasHistoryLLC.com or call 1-855-687-4478.

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NOMINATING COMMITTEE Matthew Badalucco Kevin Clancy Frank Nemeth Nate Maloney Colleen Ryan

With Our Deepest Thanks

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. -Edmund Everett Hale

We are fortunate to have an extremely dedicated group of people serving on

our Board of Directors who are com- mitted to seeing the club flourish long into the future. We thank you all for your efforts on behalf of club mem-

bers

past,

present and future.

In particular we would like to take this opportunity to thank Gene Hallock whose term on the board expired this May. Gene served on the Board for three terms and has always been a strong supporter of the club. A mem- ber since 1970, he and his family are “regulars” at many club functions.

We would also like to thank Tom Pandick who passed the torch of the presidency to Warren Abriel. Tom stepped into the role of President of the Board of Directors at a very chal- lenging time for the club during a tough social and economic climate. Though he works in New York City during the week, he still found time to “captain the ship”. We thank him for his diligence, tenacity and insights. Tom will continue to serve on the Board for two more years as Immedi- ate Past President.

Thanks to Nate Maloney and Kevin Clancy who chose to run again and were re-elected for another term; and welcome to newly elected Board members Tim Varney and Dave Hochfelder. We appreciate your will- ingness to dedicate your time and en- ergies to the club and its future.

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