December 9, 2003

NYC and Westchester Chapters Sponsoring Handel's Messiah, December 20 at Riverside Chuch

Rensselaer Alumni Relations asked us to pass along the following information:

The New York City Metro Chapter, in conjunction with the Westchester/Rockland/So. CT Chapter is proud to sponsor its third annual holiday concert. We hope you, along with your friends and family will join us for a wonderful performance of Handel’s Messiah at the historic Riverside Church. The pre-concert dinner will be at 5:45 p.m. at Sezz Medi, an Italian restaurant, conveniently located at 1260 Amsterdam Avenue, at 122nd Street. Dinner will include an appetizer, main course, coffee and dessert. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets for the concert ONLY are $43 per person for dues-paying Chapter members and $46 per person for all non dues-paying members. The cost to attend dinner and the concert is $79 per person for dues-paying members and $85 per person for non dues-paying members. This is a spectacular price for what is sure to be a spectacular evening. Come join your fellow alumni for a wonderful evening of music in celebration of the holidays.

Tickets are limited so please respond quickly. Please send your name along with the names of your guests as well as your check made payable to “Rensselaer,” to Jackie Baker, Office of Alumni Relations, Heffner Alumni House, 1301 Peoples Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. Tickets will be distributed at the dinner (or mailed if you will only be joining us for the concert.) If you have any questions, please contact Jackie at or (518) 276-4132.

April 15, 2003

NYC Chapter Get Together on April 17, 6-9PM

Mark Ameres wrote, "Join us for our monthly get together of local alumni in New York City, on Thursday April 17, 2003, from 6:00 - 9:00pm."

"Steve Marsh's loft is located at 9 West 20th St #3. We will have Bass Beer and munchies. The cost of the event will be $15 per person. Please RSVP to"

"Other Chapter events are in the works, send an email if you interested in them:"

  • May 13th - Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre, call Mike Wellner for tix at 212-639-9230
  • May - Alumni open house for graduating seniors in Troy.
  • May/June - Bowling nite or Pool party
  • June - Reunion 2003
  • July - Yankees Baseball Game
  • August 3 - Westchester Chapter family picnic
  • Sept - Williamsburg Bridge 100th Anniversay
  • Nov - Hockey season
  • Dec - Holiday Concert
  • TBD - Penn Station reconstruction

"I hope to see you soon. -- Mark Ameres '87, New York City Metro Alumni Chapter,"

July 16, 2002

RAA NYC Chapter Plans July 18 Happy Hour

Mark Ameres '87 wrote, "The New York City Chapter is planning a few upcoming events. Our next event is an impromptu Happy Hour at The Beer Bar, on Thursday, July 18. The Beer Bar is located at 45th Street and Vanderbuilt Avenue near Grand Central Station. Please contact me at if you are interested in attending or planning events in New York City."

More information about New York City Chapter events and their organization is located on their website,

January 10, 2002

Notes from January 8 NYC Chapter Meeting

Dave Aiello wrote, "Mike Torre '91 sent me an email summarizing a meeting that the New York City Chapter of the RAA held on Tuesday, January 8. The New York City Chapter has done a lot to increase new volunteer involvement in their chapter event planning process, and they have always welcomed involvement of RCNJ members as organizers or participants in their events. So, I think it's important that the minutes of their meeting receive the broadest attention possible."

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September 21, 2001

NYC Provides Emergency Job Placement Assistance for Displaced Workers

Julie Aiello pointed out that New York City and New York State are offering job placement assistance to those affected by the World Trade Center disaster. The Web Site is located at

For some reason, they have decided that potential job applicants need to call them on the telephone before accessing detailed information on the Web Site. So, call them at 718-557-1332 to get started.

September 11, 2001

NYC Phonathon Cancelled Due to Terrorist Attack

Dave Aiello wrote, "Of course you know that a coordinated terrorist attack has destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City. We have no idea if any alumni have been killed or injured. I spoke to Kate Potvin on the telephone, and it is obvious that the New York City Phonathon, scheduled for tonight, cannot be held. We are in the process of calling all of the alumni who agreed to attend the Phonathon to make sure that they are OK. We will let you know if there are any further developments."

Update 09/11, 4:07pm: Many people have asked about two of our alumni who are key members of the New York Phonathon Team. Henry Scheuer is the Phonathon Chair. His office is in the World Financial Center, across West Street from the World Trade Center. He is OK, and is expected home around 5:00pm.

Ray Weisner, Past President of the RAA New York City Chapter worked on the 89th Floor of the World Trade Center. He contacted Dave Aiello around 2:00pm to report that he is OK. He was at the dentist this morning.

President Shirley Jackson announced that all Rensselaer facilities were being closed for the day, so that students and staff could have time to contact their families, donate blood, and attend services, if they chose.

April 26, 2001

Torre and Morrison from NYC to Receive Alumni Key

The New York City Chapter of the Rensselaer Alumni Association will be represented at the Rensselaer Alumni Association Annual Awards Dinner by two individual award recipients: Andrew Morrison '87 and Mike Torre '91 will both receive the Alumni Key Award.

The New York City and Westchester Alumni Chapters will also receive the Alumni Phonathon Award. These two awards are being given for highest achievement in specific, RAA-defined categories. Henry Scheuer '69 told us that the NYC Phonathon award is for most new donors signed up at any Phonathon. About the Westchester award, Ray Weisner said, "Richard Koser '64 and Karen Lynch '87... won for 'Highest Percentage of Potential Corporate Match'".

September 12, 2000

New York City Phonathon Raises Over $85,000

Last night, $85,635 was raised for Rensselaer at the annual New York City Phonathon. This is the amount pledged before any potential corporate match is added.

New York City Phonathon chairman Henry Scheuer '69 thanks alumni from throughout the Tri-State area, including members of the RCNJ and the alumni chapter in Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY, for their hard work. Alumni from other regional chapters are a large part of the New York Phonathon because of the close proximity of the Williams Club to their places of work.

Henry said, "I look forward to seeing many of you at the New Jersey Phonathon next Monday. Hopefully, we can break the New Jersey record again this year, just as we broke the New York City record again last night." For more information on the New Jersey Phonathon, contact Sandeep Nandy or Dave Aiello.

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