RCNJ Honored as 2005-06 RAA Chapter of the Year at Local Dinner
The Rensselaer Club of New Jersey's Executive Committee was honored for winning the Craig W. Angell '35 Chapter of the Year Award for 2005-06 at a private dinner on October 4, 2006. The dinner took place at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Parsippany, NJ. Jeff Schanz, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at Rensselaer presented the Chapter of the Year plaque to RCNJ President Sandeep Nandy '94.
Sandeep Nandy stated, "This is truly an honor to be recognized with this award from the RAA. This recognition is symbolic of the efforts of our officers and each member of the Rensselaer Club of New Jersey Leadership Committee. A special round of thanks to Vice President John Cloninger '96, Treasurer Phil Lurie, '74, Chairman Ken DeGhetto '50, and Leadership Committee Members Dave Aiello '89, Joe Pilaro '55, Henry Rosenblatt '54, Gordon Snyder '66, Harry Rosenthal '60, Steve Nudelman '90, Richard Whipple '88, Dick Shive '54, Dave Bressen '56, and Howard Deutsch '69 for all their hard work and efforts on behalf of the RCNJ."
This is the second time that the RCNJ has won Chapter of the Year from the RAA. The first time was in 2000-01. With this recognition, the RCNJ joins an elite group of regional chapters to have won Chapter of the Year more than once since its inception in 1987. This group includes:
- Boston, 5
- Greater Hartford, 3
- Baltimore, 2
- New York City, 2
- New Jersey, 2
The RCNJ now looks forward to the challenge of defending its Chapter of the Year Award against the other regional chapters of the RAA. The last regional chapter to repeat as Chapter of the Year was the Boston Chapter of the RAA which won the award in 2001-02 and 2002-03.