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Regional Alumni Activities

Kim Kelsey '97, '05, Jon Rodibaugh and Tara Rosa '01 are your contacts in the office for regional alumni activities. Don't hesitate to contact them toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM. To learn more about the events listed below go to www.rit.edu/alumniactivities! You can register for events through our secure Web site.

Meet RIT’s new president, Bill Destler

Check the special listings below or visit www.rit.edu/alumniactivities and click on your region.

Albany

Meet the new president: Friday, Aug. 24, visit with President Bill Destler at the Parker Inn in Schenectady. Check the Web site for time and registration.

President Destler will also attend the 5th Annual RIT Alumni “Day at the Races” at Saratoga Springs Racetrack Saturday, Aug. 25.

Join fellow alums, family and friends for a day at Indian Ladder Farms on Saturday, Sept. 22. We will take a walking tour of the farm and a hay wagon ride followed by lunch in the barn. After lunch, it’s on to the petting zoo and we finish up the day with apple picking.

Thank you to chapter leaders John ’94 and Laura ’92 Comstock for their service.

Atlanta

On July 22, alums, family and friends got together for an exciting day of major league baseball as the Atlanta Braves took on the St. Louis Cardinals.

ROCS Day, Sept 15, “Reaching out for Community Service Day:” Atlanta-area alumni, family and friends will join together for a day of community service. More details to come.

Thank you to chapter leader Joe Del Conte ’85 for his work.

Boston

A sold-out group of 80 alumni and friends attended the Boston Red Sox game on July 31. Special thanks to hosts Stephanie Murphy ’98, Mary Jo Savino ’90 and Patrick Ward ’00.

Meet the new president: Visit with President Bill Destler at a reception at the Boston Museum of Science on Thursday, Sept. 14. Check the Web site for details and registration.

Save the date: RIT Men’s hockey game at Bentley College on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Buffalo

A sold-out group of 80 alumni and friends attended the Buffalo Sabres game on March 10 vs. the New Jersey Devils as well as a pre-game reception at the Pearl Street Grill. Special thanks to host Tom Stumpf ’89.

Save the dates for our next chapter events: a Niagara Wine Trail tour on Saturday, Sept. 22, and the RIT Women’s Hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Central Florida

A sold-out group of alumni and friends attended the Orlando Magic game on March 8. The event included a VIP reception as well as a post-game group photo on the court.

On April 2, alumni and friends gathered at the Ale House in Lake Buena Vista for a reception with Mary-Beth Cooper, vice president for Student Affairs; Howard Ward, assistant vice president – Housing Operations; and Heath Boice-Pardee, associate vice president, Student Affairs.

Plans are underway for events this fall and winter. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Central Florida alumni at an Orlando Magic game.

Charlotte

Alumni and friends attended a reception at Rock Bottom Brewery in downtown Charlotte on June 28. Special thanks to host Andrea Setta ’06.

Chicago

Alumni and friends attended a Chicago Cubs game on July 15 against the Houston Astros as well as a pre-game reception at Merkle’s Bar & Grill in Wrigleyville. Special thanks to hosts Stacey Wronkowski ’03 and Leah
Anderson ’02.

Plans are underway for events this fall and winter. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Cleveland-Akron

Plans are underway for a Lake Erie cruise this fall. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Colorado

Plans are underway for an event this fall. Keep checking the Web site for more information.

Save the date for the RIT Men’s Hockey game against Air Force on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.

Croatia

Alumni and friends participated in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences 23rd annual Big Shot project on April 12. The subject area for this year’s photo was the original entrance to Dubrovnik’s Old Town. 

Detroit

Alumni and friends attended a reception at Rochester Mills Beer Company in Rochester, Mich., on March 5. Special thanks to host Yolanda Lewczuk ’00.

Alumni and friends attended the Detroit Tigers game on Aug. 12 against the Oakland As.

Ithaca

Plans are underway for an alumni event this fall. Keep checking the Web site for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey ’97, ’05 at kjkrar@rit.ed or 585-475-7638.

Los Angeles

On Thursday, Sept. 13, RIT alums, family and friends will enjoy an exciting evening of major league baseball. Watch as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres. Gametime: 7:05 p.m. Eric Senna ’91 will be the host.

Thank you to chapter leader Eric Senna ’91 and our volunteer leaders Paul Grimes ’03, Laurali Kinsella ’05, and Scott Sylvester ’04.

New York City

A sold-out group of alumni and friends cheered on the New York Rangers on St. Patrick’s Day as they defeated the Boston Bruins. Special thanks to host Michael Larson ’93.

A sold-out group of 125 alumni and friends attended the New York Yankees game on July 20. Special thanks to hosts Michael Larson ’93 and Wayne Stern ’93.

A sold-out group of alumni and friends will be attending the 2007 U.S. Tennis Open Men’s finals Sunday, Sept. 9.

Meet the president: Attend a reception with President Bill Destler on Thursday, Nov. 1. Check the Web site for details and registration.

Philadelphia

Alumni and friends attended the 76ers game on March 9 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Special thanks to host Aviva Dubrow ’90, ’91.

On July 14, alums, family and friends enjoyed a day of major league baseball as the Phillies battled the St. Louis Cardinals. The event included a pre-game reception at McFadden’s Restaurant at the ballpark.

Meet the president:Visit with Bill Destler on Nov. 1. Check the Web site for details and registration.

Phoenix

Phoenix alumni and families enjoyed a barbecue and a spring training game on March 24.

Check the Web site for upcoming events!

Thank you to Kathy Goll ’02, Jen Wicus ’04 and Dave Belden ’04 for your leadership.

Pittsburgh

Alumni and friends set sail on the Gateway Clipper riverboat for a picnic cruise of the Three Rivers on July 21.

Save the date for our next chapter event when the RIT Women’s Hockey team takes on Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Raleigh Durham

attended the Durham Bulls game on July 29 against the Rochester Red Wings. The evening included a ballpark buffet and a Durham Bulls baseball cap for each attendee. Special thanks to hosts Mike ’98 and Sue ’98 Pail.

Plans are underway for an alumni event this fall. Stay posted to the Web site for details.

Rochester

A sold-out group attended a networking reception at Black & Blue Steak and Crab on May 10. Thanks to hosts Kristy Mooney-Graves ’00, Terry Palis ’77 and Alina Palis ’79.

Alumni enjoyed an afternoon trip to the Corning Museum of Glass June 9. Special thanks to host Frank Lucas ’75.

Alumni cheered on the Rochester Red Wings at Frontier Field on July 14. Thanks to hosts Donna Bell ’83 and Bary Siegel ’50.

We have secured tickets to a Rochester Rhinos soccer game at PAETEC Park on Friday, Aug. 24. Register online today!

A Finger Lakes wine tour will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8. Stay tuned to the Web site for registration details.

Save the Date: RIT Men’s Hockey vs. Cornell at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, Oct. 27.

San Diego alumni at a reception April 18 at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens.

San Diego

On July 21, RIT alums, family and friends enjoyed an evening of major league baseball as the San Diego Padres took on the Philadelphia Phillies. A pre-game reception was held at Buca di Beppo.

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, RIT alums, family and friends will enjoy a cooking demonstration at “Great News” cooking school.

Thank you to chapter leaders Micki Hafner ’92, Phil Ohme ’99 and Pamela Wick ’94. Special thanks to Rick Prenoveau ’78, who will be leaving the San Diego chapter.

San Francisco

On July 15, RIT alums, family and friends enjoyed a day of major league baseball as they watched the San Francisco Giants take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, RIT alums, family and friends will enjoy a day of wine tasting in the beautiful Paso Robles Wine Region. They will tour four wineries and have a picnic lunch. Kim Conti ’90 is host for this fun event.

Meet the president: Visit with President Bill Destler at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Nov. 28. Check the Web site for details and registration.

Thank you to chapter leader Mark Leonardi ’94 for all of your work!

San Jose

On Monday, Sept. 17, RIT alumni will enjoy a casual networking reception at Village California Bistro and Wine Bar.

Meet the president: Visit with President Bill Destler on Nov. 29. Check the Web site for details and registration.

Seattle

Alumni and friends attended a reception at the Art Wofe Gallery on July 18. Special thanks to hosts Mike ’92 and Lisa ’93 Woods.

Plans are underway for an event this fall or winter. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Southern Florida

ROCS Day, Sept 15, “Reaching out for Commu-nity Service Day:” South Florida area alumni, family and friends will join together for a day of community service by preparing meals for the week, doing yard work, and other activities for the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach.

Thank you to Paul Finkelstein ’91 for being chapter leader.

Syracuse

On Saturday Sep. 29, alumni and guests will enjoy a wine tour on Cayuga Lake with lunch at Sheldrake Point’s Simply Red Lakeside Bistro.

On Thursday, Nov. 1, alumni will enjoy a networking reception at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. Come and catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey ’97, ’05 at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Texas

Austin/San Antonio

Check the Web site for upcoming events.Thank you to Virgil McCullough Jr. ’78 for being a chapter volunteer.

Dallas/Fort Worth

On Saturday, Aug. 25, alums, family and friends will enjoy an evening of major league baseball as the Texas Rangers take on the Seattle Mariners. Game time is 7:35 p.m.
ROCS Day, Sept 15, “Reaching out for Community Service Day:” Dallas/Fort Worth area alumni, family and friends will join together for a day of community service. More details will be coming soon.

Thank you to volunteers for the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter Scott Saldinger ’91, Jennifer Lindstrom ’99 and Jackie Gonsalves ’01.

Houston

On July 8, RIT alums, family and friends enjoyed a day of major league baseball as they watched the Houston Astros take on the New York Mets.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey ’97, ’05 at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Washington, D.C.

On May 19, 50 RIT alums, family and friends spent the day at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. A special thank you to Carol Pimental for organizing special tours for us.

Meet the president: On Oct. 11, visit with President Bill Destler at Elizabeth’s on L. Check the Web site for details and registration.

Thank you to chapter leader Kevin Sheldon ’02 for his hard work.