- Monday, November 3 - Mayor’s Luncheon - Albany: Our History, Our Future;
- Friday, November 7 - Reception - A Celebration of New York State History Month – Honoring the artist Len Tantillo;
- Monday, November 10 - 6 p.m. - Presentation - Art, Literature, Industry and Conflict on the Hudson with author Vernon Benjamin;
- Thursday, November 13 - Dinner - Sharing a U Club Tradition: The 106th Annual Duck Dinner;
- Friday, November 14 - 6 p.m. - Presentation - Haunted History in the North Country: The Legend of Major Duncan Campbell with Duncan Crary;
- Tuesday, November 18 - 6 p.m. - Panel Discussion - Building Modern Social Justice Movements with Barbara Smith and Dr. Virginia Eubanks, moderated by Elaine Houston of WNYT;
- Wednesday, November 19 - Luncheon - Achievement and Betrayal at the New York State Capitol - 1913 - a discussion of Gov. Sulzer with former Assemblyman Mark J. F. Schroeder;
- Friday, November 21 - 6 p.m. - Reception - History Hunt Wrap-Up Party;
- Monday, November 24 - Luncheon - New York’s Tradition of Innovation with P. Thomas Carroll, Senior Scholar and Treasurer, Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway; and
- Tuesday, November 25 - 6 p.m. - Presentation - Hands On History with Ann Pfau and Dave Hochfelder, founders of the “98 Acres in Albany” project, a study of buildings demolished and families uprooted for the construction of the Empire State Plaza.
New York State History Month programs at the U Club are:
Tickets may now be reserved for the first of two exciting events kicking off the U Club's Celebration of New York State History Month.
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William G. “Bill” Pomeroy is founder and CEO of CXtec® and TERACAI®, two multi-million dollar technology companies based in Syracuse, NY.
CXtec is a global provider of new and certified pre-owned networking and voice equipment. For over 30 years, CXtec has helped customers reduce the cost of their networking and technology infrastructure.
In April 2009, Bill launched sister company TERACAI. TERACAI is a Cisco® Silver Partner that helps commercial, health care and education customers design, install and manage their core networking, communications and data center solutions.
On October 19, 2004, Bill was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Working with a wonderful team of doctors at both Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY and Dana Farber in Boston, MA, Bill received a stem cell transplant on May 26, 2005. Three years later, he had the privilege of meeting his donor, a 28 year-old gentleman from Texas. Since then the relationship between Bill and his donor has grown, and Bill was even treated as a guest of honor at his donor’s wedding in May 2011.
After his diagnosis, he established a private foundation: The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The Foundation has two areas of particular interest and focus, both based on two of Bill’s greatest passions. One is historic preservation and research. The other focus area is to fund programs specifically relating to blood cancers. One of the things he learned during his experience with Leukemia is that there is an urgent need to diversify the Be The Match Registry. Therefore, his foundation works closely with the National Marrow Donor Program to conduct bone marrow drives in diverse communities. Since 2008, the Foundation has helped organize hundreds of bone marrow drives and registered over 10,000 people, and has had six matches. www.giftoflifeonline.org.
As a way to promote historic tourism and provide cultural and educational benefits to Towns and Villages in Central New York, the Foundation launched its Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program in 2006 by awarding grants to erect markers throughout Onondaga County. The New York State program stopped funding roadside markers in 1939. In 2010 the Foundation expanded the program to include not just Onondaga County, but also Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, and Oswego Counties. The following year the program was expanded to include Erie and Genesee counties. As of April 2012 the Foundation has funded over 80 markers in ten counties. In April 2012, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation expanded the program to include all municipalities and 501©(3) organizations as eligible grant recipients.
Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
Albany: Our History, Our Future
Mayor’s Luncheon Kicks Off NYS History Month
New York State History Month was established by an act of the Legislature in 1997. But for many years, people have been lamenting the lack of programming to mark History Month, including New York State Historian Robert Weible who asked in a blog post, “Is New York State History Month Dead?” With a tip of the hat to Mark Twain, we’d like to say that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated.
ALBANY, NY – October 12, 2014 – The University Club will kick off its celebration of New York State History Month with a luncheon with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, who will discuss Albany’s rich history and the role of heritage tourism in the city’s future. The event will be held on Monday, November 3, at the National Register-listed University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue.
The luncheon is the first in a series of 10 events comprising a Celebration of New York State History Month in November, 2014. Presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, a 501c3 corporation, the events will be open to the public. The month-long celebration will include luncheons, evening lectures – even a digital photo scavenger hunt – featuring experts in a variety of disciplines discussing the history of New York State and the Albany area.
New York State History Month at the University Club is sponsored by AT&T, which has long supported the Foundation’s educational programming. Media sponsor is the Times Union. Additional support for this event is provided by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation; the New York State Academy of Family Physicians; TD Bank; and Capital Wine & Spirits.
The cost for the luncheon is $25 and reservations are required. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations for the November 3 luncheon are required by Friday, October 31 and may be made by calling the Club at 518-463-1151; by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or online at www.uclubevents.blogspot.com.
Guests are encouraged to share the warmth of the season with our neighbors in need by making a contribution to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. The University Club will have a large collection box on display in the lobby, and will accept donations of non-perishable food items and checks made payable to “Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York” throughout the month of November. For every $1 donated, the Regional Food Bank can distribute $10 worth of food.
New York State History Month programs at the U Club are:
New York State History Month programming is presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, a 501c3 corporation. The Foundation was formed in 2009 to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the National Register-listed University Club building, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901.
For more information about the University Club’s celebration of New York State History Month, including program updates, please visit www.universityclubalbany.com .
NYS History month
The University Club of Albany will convene a Celebration of New York State History Month in November, 2014. Presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, a 501c3 corporation, the events will be open to the public. The monthlong celebration will be comprised of no fewer than 10 programs, including luncheons, evening lectures – even a digital photo scavenger hunt – featuring experts in a variety of disciplines discussing the history of New York State and the Albany area.