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Regional Alumni Activities

A family outing to enjoy winter was scheduled for Feb. 28. Thank you to alumni hosts John and Laura Comstock ’94 and ’92 for coordinating this event.

Tiger Sports night gave Rochester Chapter members a chance to visit the RITskeller and ESPN Sports Zone.

Upcoming event
Saturday, Aug. 21: Second annual Day at the Races. Alumni and guests will be able to enjoy The Alabama and The Hopeful races at the Saratoga Race Course. Lunch in the Paddock Tent will be available. Tickets for $35 each (includes admission, lunch and clubhouse access) will be available online and at the Office of Alumni Relations.

Alumni met for a networking night on Dec. 9 at Dailey’s restaurant in downtown Atlanta and again on March 6 for lunch and a tour of CNN.

Las Vegas alumni join RIT staff at Bellagio. We are interested in hearing from alumni in the Las Vegas area to determine interest in organizing an annual event.

Upcoming event
Thursday, June 7: Watch for information on our Web site regarding our next event in the Marietta area.

The chapter attempted to see the Vienna Choir Boys perform on Dec. 5. However, the group came down with the flu and cancelled their performance.

Alumni and their guests enjoyed The Little Theatre of the Deaf’s production of “The Giving Tree and Other Stories” on Feb. 1.

Jennifer Lindstrom ’99 served as the alumni host on Feb. 19 for the networking night at the restaurant Vox Populi.

Upcoming event
Tuesday, June 15: Boston Pops “Red, White & Blue Pops.” The evening includes a pre-show reception at Symphony Hall. Tickets, $85 each or $150 per couple, will be available online and at the Office of Alumni Relations. This price includes the reception and the performance. Your alumni host for this event is Pat Ward ’97.

LA alumni enjoy a meal at the Cheesecake Factory while planning upcoming events in their area.

Thank you to chapter leader Tom Stumpf ’89 for his continued involvement in organizing alumni events.

Upcoming events
Saturday, April 24: House tour. Alumni and guests will join the Rochester Chapter for an exciting day of touring the Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in Buffalo.

Tuesday, June 22: Networking night. We are looking for your suggestions. Call the Alumni Relations Office with your ideas. If your venue is chosen, you will receive a complimentary ticket to this event.

Central Florida
Alumni met for a delicious meal at Emeril’s restaurant in Orlando. The next event is being planned for May in the St. Petersburg area.

Phoenix alumni kick off the New Year with
a hike in South Mountain Park.

An evening at NASA Glenn Research Center was enjoyed by alumni and guests on Dec. 4. Thank you to chapter leader Al Teufen ’73 and Kevin Burke ’87 for coordinating.

Los Angeles
Alumni and guests enjoyed an evening at the Cheesecake Factory on Jan. 13. Thank you to all alumni who contributed suggestions for future events. The next event being planned is a networking reception at the House of Blues.

New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
The Alumni Relations Office will be reaching outside its current chapters to determine interest in additional cities. Join fellow alumni and friends in any of the following areas: New Jersey, May 25; Connecticut, May 26; and Rhode Island, May 27. If you have an interest in helping with one of these events please contact the Office of Alumni Relations. Look to our Web site to obtain additional information. 

New York City
Another great networking night was coordinated by veteran alumni hosts Amy Sundstrom ’95 and Jennifer Zausmer ’93. Alumni and guests gathered at the Ginger Man on Jan. 22 to socialize.

Former Sports Information Director J. Roger Dykes attended Tiger Sports Night at RIT.

Alumni host Vivian Verlaan ’02 responded “the concert was wonderful” regarding composer John Williams’ guest performance with the New York Philharmonic.

Upcoming events
7-10 p.m. Thursday, May 13: dinner cruise. Tickets are $50 each and include dinner. This is a great time to enjoy picturesque New York City. Your alumni hosts for this event are Jennifer Rhodes ’96 and Maria Sebastian ’98. Tickets are available online and at the Office of Alumni Relations.

1:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8: New York Yankees vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. Tickets for $15 each (tier reserved seating) will be available online and at the Office of Alumni Relations. Your alumni hosts are Mike Larson ’93 and Wayne Stern ’93.

Specially priced tickets were available to alumni for the “Manet and the Sea” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Raleigh Durham area alums show their sprit at a Duke women’s basketball game.

Upcoming events
10 a.m. Saturday, May 15: Tour of Fort Mifflin. The tour will include a canon demonstration as well as a uniform and weapons demo. Following the historical adventure, lunch will be available. Your alumni host is Paul Brown ’84. Adult tickets for $12 each and children’s tickets for $10 each will be available in the Office of Alumni Relations and online. Tickets include the tour and lunch.

TBA: Baseball outing. Chapter leader Aviva Dubrow ‘91 is planning a visit to the new stadium. Stay tuned to the Web site for more information on this activity.

Phoenix alumni started the New Year with a scenic hike in South Mountain Park on Jan. 10.

Upcoming event
Tuesday, May 25: Networking night. Stay tuned to the Web site for more information.

Thank you to all the Rochester-based alumni who participated in the online survey to determine the 2004 schedule of events for the chapter! The first event of 2004 was Tiger Sports Night Jan. 24. This annual alumni event to support student athletes was enjoyed by all.

The first 2004 chapter volunteer planning meeting was held at Brio Mediterranean Restaurant on March 4. Thank you to chapter leader Bill Prentice ’99 for his leadership.

Austin, Texas, alums socialized at the Austin Club.

Upcoming events
Saturday, April 24: House tour. Alumni and guests will join the Buffalo Chapter for an exciting day of touring the Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in Buffalo. Stay tuned to the Web site for more information on this activity.

Thursday, May 20: Chapter meeting and tour, Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Stay posted on this event online and through the Office of Alumni Relations.

June 26: The Producers, Toronto: Tickets to see the Broadway hit in Toronto are selling fast. Be sure to contact the Office of Alumni Relations to reserve your ticket(s)! For $129 you can enjoy roundtrip transportation to Toronto, dinner at a restaurant overlooking Niagara Falls and the performance. Thank you to alumni host Shirley Murphy ’95 for her assistance with this event.

Upcoming event 
July 31: Museum tour and reception. Join fellow alumni and friends at the Museum of Flight. You also will have the opportunity to discuss ideas for future events. A special thank you to Michael Woods ’92 for help in planning this event. 

South Florida
Thank you to chapter leader Jamie Aymerich ’93, ’98 for organizing a series of events in the South Florida area. In December alumni gathered for a networking night and in March alumni watched the Panthers take on the Buffalo Sabers.

Upcoming event
Sunday, May 2: “Rochester” theme picnic. Join fellow alumni at Topeekeegee Yugnee Park in Hollywood, Fla.

The Syracuse Alumni chapter watched the SU football team take on Notre Dame. Additionally, alumni, parents and friends watched the SU basketball team take on Connecticut March 7. This event, attended by Syracuse and Rochester chapters, sold out! Both events included a pre-game reception at the Sheraton Hotel. A special thank you to chapter leader Cynthia Weller ’98, ’99.

Upcoming event
Saturday, May 2: Cruise. Alumni will meet in Skaneateles for their second annual cruise. This year, alumni will enjoy a lunch cruise on Skaneateles Lake. The cost is $20 per person.

Washington, D.C.
Chapter leader Vicki Decker ’93 held a chapter meeting on Nov. 18 at Clyde’s of Tysons Corner. Alumni networked and socialized while discussing events for the upcoming year.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a private evening tour of Mount Vernon followed by a dinner reception at the Mount Vernon Inn on Dec. 20.

Tickets to see the Capitals play the Sabres on March 10 were offered to alumni at a special price.

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