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Renaissance Club of North Tonawanda, New York
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The purpose of our club, established in 1973, is to promote the cultural heritage of
Italian-Americans and to be a civic-minded organization within the City of North Tonawanda, New York.

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Subject: Renaissance Club Board of Directors upcoming election.

Most of you may already know that we have re-opened the Renaissance Club for business. While things are far from normal, we are attempting to move forward with our monthly meetings so that the board of directors as well as the members can communicate to each other ideas, concerns and suggestions as to how the Club should be operating in the near future. That all starts with holding our annual elections as normally scheduled in October.

Our Board of Directors consist of six members, Of the six current board members, only two are eligible to run for the position again. The other four have served two consecutive terms, which is the limit. So we will be filling these six positions again for a two year term. The winners of these positions will be revealed at the monthly Member’s meeting on October 14, at 8pm, which follows the monthly board meeting that starts at 6:30 pm. This will be the first general Member’s meeting since February. The meeting will be held in the gym, so that we can observe safe social distancing. If you plan to attend, we ask that you arrive shortly before the meeting, but no earlier than 7:30 pm, in order to avoid congestion or exceeding the capacity of the various rooms in the Club. As for the election itself, we will have ballots available for you to vote the night of the meeting up until 8pm. Ballots will also be available at the bar in order to accommodate early voting. The dates you can vote at the bar are Friday, October 2; Saturday, October 3; Friday, October 9; and Saturday, October 10. Ballots will also be available on our website renclub.org. They can be printed off the website and dropped off or mailed to the Club. (252 Vandervoort Street) Come show your support for the candidates!

If you are interested in running for one of the board positions, we will accept applicants up until this Friday, October 2. E-mail the club at renclub252@gmail.com, or contact a current board member, Club officer, or call the Club at 695-6129 to submit your name. As of this writing, there are eleven people who have been nominated for the six openings.

The candidates are:

Dave Anastasi
Al Baker
Tony Gutka
Bob Lacey
Ralph MacVittie
Scott McKnight
Rich Moss
Mary Jo Murphy
Karen Sheisley
Dave Stimson (incumbent)
Faye Vogel
Thank You! 

Please click HERE to download & print the nominating 
ballot for our upcoming election for Board of Directors.
Please submit this ballot to the Club or mail or email.

Re-Opened September 12th!! 

While we are pleased that we will be able to resume business operations, we have several regulations that must be followed per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State, the State Liquor Authority, and the Niagara County Health Department. All are listed below and must be followed 100% by everyone in the building at all times. It only takes ONE offense for the Club to get shut down and incur massive fines and possibly suffer permanent closure. As you may be aware, several establishments in Erie and Niagara County have already been fined or shut down by the SLA already. We ask for your total compliance and to help police any potential offenses by another member. It takes only one person to ruin it for everyone.

The list that must be followed is subject to change pending New York State and Renaissance Club elected officials guidance.

1. Club business hours will be Fridays 5pm to 10pm and Saturdays from 3pm to 10pm only. Hours are subject to change as we evaluate the re-opening.

2. Anyone entering the Club must have a face mask. Masks must be worn at ALL times unless seated. Your face mask must be on your person even when seated (in your pocket, around your neck, etc.) If you are getting up to use the facilities you need a mask on. Simply put, if you're standing up, you must be wearing a mask, if you're sitting, you are free to remove your mask.

3. The maximum capacity in the Club's lounge is 25 people (or 50% of capacity). If that room meets it's capacity, members must use overflow areas outside or in meeting room.

4. Hand sanitizer stations will be available and MUST be used by everyone entering and exiting the Club.

5. All bar stools will be spaced the appropriate distance apart. The stools must stay in the same spot. They cannot be removed regardless of who you entered the Club with.

6. Tables in the lounge and meeting room are spaced apart appropriately. You can mingle and sit together at tables at your own discretion as if you were dining out with friends or family.

7. All members must sign in upon entering the Club. We need to have a record of who was in our building and at what time.

8. Only ONE guest per member at this time. That guest must be signed in with the member they entered with.

9. No shuffleboard or darts are allowed at this time.

10. The kitchen is closed until further notice. No bar food will be available for now.

11. No parties or hall rentals at this time. We are evaluating information as to when and how we may resume rentals.

In addition, we are planning on opening this Sunday, September 13 for the football game. Again, there will be a maximum capacity of 25 people in the lounge. There will be additional TV's and tables available in the meeting room. Food may be brought in for the game, but can only be shared by your immediate party at your table. Food cannot be shared with everyone as it has been in the past (buffet style).

Please remember that it takes only one person to permanently ruin the Club opening for everyone. These temporary rules have been put in place to ensure the safety of all. They are not difficult rules to follow. Anyone found to be in violation of ANY of the above stated rules may be asked to leave and their actions may be reviewed by the board of directors. Suspension or termination of their membership will be a consideration if the rules cannot be followed.

Please remember that if you feel sick or under the weather, please stay home

Please send in your check today
$25 - 62+ and retired
$35 - Regular members

Another club enjoying the friendship and culture of the Italian people
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If you have photos of Club events and want to share them with others, please send them to web@RenClub.org. If they are of the quality and the format that we can use, we will publish them for others to enjoy.

We are looking for someone to take over the Club's website. Knowledge of basic web design in the Google Sites environment is required. Easy to build and modify our current site. If interested, please contact the Webmaster at web@RenClub.org. 



~~ Memories ~~

Recently found in Joe Jaccarino's file cabinet by his son Tom
Thanks Keith Miranto 

Our first published Giornale Piccolo - May-June 1975
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