A message from the President Mack Argentieri




November 2017

 Last Presidents note from Mack… 

Summer is now officially over and I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but WINTER is fast approaching. Let everyone be safe during this winter season.  Please help me give a great big THANK YOU to all our veterans. Let us not forget those who served and sacrificed for our freedoms. 

I would like to take this time and wish every one of our members and their families a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and friends. This holiday season is a time of giving and happiness. Let’s help by filling the food pantry barrel at the Club. Come to the Club and enjoy your friends, food and conversation during the upcoming events.

To all the snow birds that will be leaving or have left for your winter homes…Be safe and careful in your travels. Don’t forget us! We all wish we could all come to visit. 

I feel that it is bitter sweet writing my last presidents note. I would like to thank all the officers, board members, committee persons and volunteers who helped me in moving our Club in the right direction, committed to fulfilling our charter and mission statement of promoting Italian culture and customs. It is our members that have kept our Club welcoming and family orientated. I am excited as Dan and the officers take over to provide the support to keep the Club thriving well into the future. 

As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our Club a huge success! The Renaissance Club, a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

 Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You… 

Mack 






October 2017

The start of fall 2017 is here, wishing all good health any happy times, and to those early snow birds, safe travels. With that said, it also initiates the start of our Weekly Thursday Spaghetti Night Dinners beginning Oct. 5, from 5 to 8 pm. Our delicious recipes are still the same, offering authentic Italian plates with a different Special offered weekly. While there has been a slight increase in our menu prices there will be a complimentary salad with every meal purchased. We welcome you once again to come and enjoy our homemade food in the company of your family and friends for a truly fine dining experience in a warm and friendly atmosphere. “Buon Appetito “  

I want to thank those people involved in the family picnic, euchre tournament and club concert (with the rock group, Box of Wine) for their hard work and dedication, everyone had a GREAT time at these events. Thank You!!  

As a reminder, elections of officers will be held at this month’s meeting, October 11, 2017 between 5 and 8 pm, if you can’t make the meeting an absentee ballot is available at the bar. 

The nominees are:

President: Dan Dell’Isola and John Palermo

Vice President: Kevin Canali and Dave Stimpson

Recording Secretary: Kathy Miller

Treasure: John Salaciccioli

Centurion: Paul Murphy

Historian: Dave Fill

 

I am sad to report that we will not be having the Columbus Day dinner due to lack of response/participation, hoping next year will be different. Hopeful it will happen before it becomes indigenous day… 

As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club, a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Mack






September 2017

I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer. I would like to thank everyone who has been helping keep the club running smoothly during these summer months. We could not have done it without your efforts, so thank you.  

The progress we have made for our Club is very significant with the latest dealings and upcoming happenings. Throughout the years we have many members to thank for this, but, we must continue this progress through your cooperation. When we all work together, GREAT THINGS HAPPEN. With your cooperation and participation, we can only get better!  

Nominations of officers will be done at this month’s meeting. The offices are President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasure, Historian, and Centurion , you can contact the nomination/election committee if you would like to run and can’t attend the meeting or have your name nominated at the meeting (nomination/election committee is Dave Fill and Ron Miller). 

With that in mind, I have positive things to report. The volleyball season & spaghetti nights are starting and the club is going to be open six days a week with anticipation of Bills Sundays?? GO BILLS!! 

The coming events look great for next few months: Family Picnic, Club Concert by the band “Wine Box”, Euchre Tournament, Columbus Day /Appreciation night, Trivia Night, Karaoke Nights, fall Meat Raffle and Halloween Party. We need your help, by signing up for these events, and running or helping with wine tasting, breakfast with Santa, and upcoming events, call me or leave your name at the bar if you can help or like to run an event. 

As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

 Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org


-Mack





August 2017

Where is this summer going, it is already August, WOW? Even though we didn’t participate in the Canal Fest this year (sadly missed by all), it feels that while we spent so much time planning our summer events, that it is quickly paced by us.

After a series of events that has brought unwanted attention to our club. I must stress that all members must follow the bar rules and use overall respect for the Club and the neighborhood. This includes signing the guest book when you bring a guest in, and being responsible for your guest. Bad language will not be tolerated in the bar or patio area and berating the bartenders is not acceptable. This is our Club and we need to respect our space and all members. Every member deserves to come in and enjoy the camaraderie with family, members, and guests. Please note that the patio will be closed at 11pm to all patrons. Therefore all people who want to smoke after 11 pm are asked to use the front door.

The fence looks great since the paint job due to the efforts of Lee & Carolyn DiFrancesco, Ron & Kathy Miller, Paul & Mary Jo Murphy, Paula & Charles Rizzo, Pat & Mack Argentieri, Peter, and Dave Stimson. Thank You!

We are looking to start up the Thursday Spaghetti nights in October with plans to staff the events with only volunteers. We will be looking for 4 or 5 - four person teams. This would mean you would only need to volunteer your time once every 5 weeks. All the recipes are in a book so we will strive for the same consistent product. Spaghetti night is a large money making event and is well received by our members and the general public. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! Contact Mack at mackargentieri@gmail.com or phone 716-868-2990 for further details or questions.

Visit Our Website: For up to date events, photos and happenings at the Club. A special thanks to Dave Fill for the great job on keeping the page updated. BE IN THE KNOW!! www.renclub.org

As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas.

The Renaissance Club, a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You…

Mack






July 2017

I would like to extend a wish to all our members and their families for a happy, healthy, and blessed 4th. I am hoping all are enjoying your summer. I would like to thank everyone who has been helping keep the club running smoothly during these summer months. We could not have done it without your efforts, so thank you.

The progress we have made for our Club is very significant. Throughout the years we have many members to thank for this, but, we must continue this progress through cooperation. When we all work together great things happen. With your cooperation and participation, we can only get better! If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success!

I am sorry to report that we will not be participating in this year’s Canal Fest. It is not for the ack of volunteers; we have more than enough to make it happen.

The Renaissance Club is organizing a golf tournament for August 19th watch for the flyers and website for more info.

The Renaissance Club, a place where, “you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.

Thank You…Mack




June 2017

Summer weather seems like it is finally here! The Officers, Board of Directors, and committee chairpersons had a special meeting to go through
the budgets for the year and other outstanding issues. I would like to thank them for their hard work, thorough, and conscientious job.

Our Club is growing in membership. It is now up to all our membership, new and old, to provide direction for our club by getting involved and
volunteer for committees. It is vital for the survival of our organization. As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them
with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our Club a huge success! The
Renaissance Club, a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org
Thank You…
Mack





May 2017

Memorial Day traditionally is the start of summer activities, and at the Club we are beginning to gear up for our main fund- raiser Canal Fest. Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help out at our booth at Canal Fest? Where else can you go to hear music, see friends and enjoy the best sausage sandwich on the Midway? We have set up a sign in board at the Club on the bulletin board. The job of setting up the tent, grills and counters is so much easier when there are extra hands helping out! The signup board is on the bulletin board listing dates and times where help is needed. Remember this is our Club and the primary fundraiser for it. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out. We are 500 strong and your support would be greatly appreciated. Please schedule July 16 – 23 on your calendar to work at least one; 2-3 hour shift during that time.

The Renaissance Club, a place where, “you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.

Mack





April 2017

April 27th will be our last spaghetti night and we will be having our annual basket raffle to benefit Camp Good Days and Breast Cancer awareness; donated baskets for this annual event are greatly appreciated. 

I would like to thank the whole spaghetti night team for their hard work. It takes many people to make this event possible, our chefs, set-up crew, kitchen help, bakers, (i.e. Noreen Stefanucci) dishwashers and waitresses who put a lot of time and effort for our spaghetti night dinners to be successful. I would like to say a special THANK YOU to all of you who supported these dinners through the season. 

I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Easter. (Buona Pasqua)

Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club, a place where, “you and your family will always feel welcome…..” 

Please get in touch with Tracy & Matt to volunteer to help with this year's Canal Fest.

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.

Mack





March 2017

Let’s hope that winter is finally behind us and that we can begin to enjoy spring! I know we are all looking forward to green grass, especially the fairways, and to warmer temperatures.

A reminder: To help expedite our financial planning and budgets, we are moving our March meeting up by one week (March 1st). If you have any concerns, comments, or suggestions please contact me so I can organize them for review at the meeting. I urge you to not focus on the gossip, the naysayers, the comments from those without the detailed knowledge of the facts…instead please contact me, the Board, and Committee Chairmen so we can address your concerns directly.

I would like to thank the whole spaghetti night team for their hard work. I have talked to Nicole and we plan on running the spaghetti nights till the end of April this year. I will talk to Tracy and her team to get the basket raffle lined up for then if possible.

I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. I welcome each and every member’s ideas and hope to work closely with many of you to form new and exciting activities. (Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.) Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! Like Tracy and Matt who volunteered to be co-chairmen this year’s Canal Fest, and many more members who said they could help them. As President I will continue to make the Renaissance Club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome.

Mack





February 2017

With January gone we are looking forward to an exciting 2017 and wishing for the sunshine of spring to begin! Boy, how time flies when you’re having fun. We have had a pretty good year with your help and support….and we’re not done yet!

I want to take the time this month to dispel some rumors and discuss the facts of our finances here at the club. Our expenses over the last few months have been steadily increasing. This has occurred most directly from basic day to day services we now have contracted out (and have to pay for) that previously were done by time volunteered by our members. This includes everything from laundering, to basic cleaning, and club maintenance. However please know this has not currently placed the club in financial jeopardy. Our current situation highlighted the need to be more proactive to help plan for these new expenses. The board continues to review our annual finances to help explore the most efficient and effective ways to utilize our resources to ensure good financial stability of the club for years to come. Our goal is to leave the club for future generations to enjoy and come together to create lasting memories. The board is working hard to put forward viable, sustainable budgets and goals that meet the needs of our members. It is your club and your support that keeps the Renaissance Club thriving. We are looking to our members, new and old, to help provide direction. So please remember, our purpose as board members is to listen to your voices to make the club succeed. Over the last two months I have asked the board members, officers, and chairmen to focus on reviewing our finances and help brainstorm budgets for the future. To help expedite our financial planning we are moving our March meeting up by one week. If you have any concerns, comments, or suggestions please contact me so I can organize them for review at the meeting. So again, I urge you to not focus on the gossip, the naysayers, the comments from those without the detailed knowledge of the facts…instead please contact me, the board, the committee members so we can address your concerns directly.

I want to remind you all that Lotto Calendar books are ready to be sold. Vince Dell ‘lsola is selling the 2017 Lotto books. The new lotto begins on March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Captains can pick up their books at the club or call 695-6129 and leave a message for Vince and he will contact you. Calendars are still available at the bar. Lotto books are $30.00. The three digit New York State EVENING DRAW number is the number that is used to determine the winner. Lotto is one of our major fund-raisers for the club. Your support is greatly appreciated.

There are many events planned for the upcoming months. Please check the calendar and our website (Renclub.org) for dates and times. Also feel free to send me your ideas for future events at Pres@RenClub.org.

Mack





January 2017

I would like to send a heartfelt “Happy New Year” to all our members and their families. Wishing you only the best in the upcoming year! Another year has come and gone and I hope that all of you have joyful memories, I know I do.

For those traveling south, I wish you all a safe journey. Don’t forget about all of us fighting the snow and cold . . . Ha Ha.

I want to remind you all that Lotto Calendar books are ready to be sold. Let’s all work together with Vince and his team to buy and sell as many as possible.

There are many events planned for this month and next. Please check the calendar and our website (renclub.org) for the dates and times planned.

It is now up to all our membership, new and old, to provide direction for our club by getting involved, run for office and volunteer for committees. It is vital for the survival of our organization, looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest.

“The Renaissance Club, a place where you and your family will always feel welcome . . . .”

Send me your ideas to Pres@RenClub.org 





December 2016

With the Holiday season here, it is the time of year that one reflects their blessings. As you gather together, be thankful for your family and our freedom. Say a prayer for members of our armed forces and especially those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

Many of us get bogged down with shopping, food preparation and holiday gatherings. The true spirit of the holiday is not the gift getting but the gift of giving. Enjoy this festive time with your family and friends. We wish our entire membership and their families a wonderful holiday season.

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org or on Facebook at “Renaissance Club NT” . . . Thank you

Mack






November 2016

Summer is now officially over and I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but WINTER is fast approaching. Our weather will be turning very fast. Let everyone be safe as winter approaches. I wish every one of our members a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and friends. This special season is a time of giving and happiness. Let’s help by filling the food pantry barrel at the Club. Come to the Club and enjoy your friends, food and conversation during the upcoming events.

To all the snow birds that will be leaving for your winter homes, be safe and careful in your travels. Don’t forget about us! We all wish we could be with you all. As I have 
stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and 
enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get
involved." If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, 
please share them with us. We are always open and willing 
to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and 
essential to keep our club a huge success! The 
Renaissance club a place where you and your family will
always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org
T
hank You…
Mack




October 2016

I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer. I would like to thank everyone who has been helping keep the Club running smoothly during these summer months. We could not have done it without your efforts, so thank you.

The progress we have made for our Club is very significant. Throughout the years we have many members to thank for this, but, we must continue this progress through your cooperation. When we all work together great things happen. With your cooperation and participation, we can only get better! 

With that in mind, I have positive things to report. The volleyball season & spaghetti nights are starting and the Club is going to be open seven days a week. The coming events look great for this month, Columbus Day /Appreciation night, Rami’s farewell party, Trivia night, and Halloween party. We need your help, by signing up for Meat raffle night, and running or helping with wine tasting, breakfast with Santa, and upcoming events, call me or leave your name at the bar if you can help.

As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our Club a huge success! The Renaissance Club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..” 

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You…

Mack





September 2016

Where has summer gone? It feels that while we spent so much time planning our summer events, they have quickly paced by us. The family picnic was a success and I want to thank all those who help us make it possible, Rami, Rocco, Ron, Dave and all those that helped us clean up…Thanks! And thanks to Ayoub (Knight Slider food truck) for an outstanding job with the food, and all those who brought food to pass (too many to name, but you know who you are). A special thanks to Rae Proefrock for welcoming us to the Carousel Museum & Rides, great weather, great friends, and great time had by all (pictures on our web site (www.renclub.org)

With that in mind, we are now ready to share our upcoming events for the fall. Each event takes planning, hard work, and lots of dedication by those who run it. That being said, we had a great turn out at our committees’ reorganizing meeting. A lot of new faces came forward to take over the vital committee chair /co-chair positions. Now is the time for other members to join a committee and learn the ropes so they can chair future events. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success!

The Renaissance Club is a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You…

Mack





August 2016

Wow!! What a great time at Canal Fest this year! To all our members who helped setup, worked so many hours, and took down the tent… without your support and interest we wouldn’t have been so successful–Thank You! I am especially thankful for Ernie Forkey, Joe Moretto, Vince Dell’lsola, Rocco Giansante, and Rami who opened daily, getting our stand ready for our customers and to the co-chairman Tracy Peace and Matt Szychowdki for their dedication of many, many hours to help make this Canal Fest so successful. 

It was an enormous task involving volunteers that put in a lot of hours. I thank each and every one of you. And hope you all had a little fun with fellow members along the way!!! This year we feel we banked so many smiles and happy memories than actual hour of “work.”

As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club, a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You…

Mack





July 2016

I would like to extend a wish to all our members and their families for a happy, healthy, and blessed 4th. I am hoping all are enjoying the weather !!!  We are gearing up for the, “Canal Fest 2016,” July 17-24th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year!! Many volunteers are needed to help set up and make it an overall success. 

**Friday 15th at 6:30 pm. We will be setting up the tent. Please come to Sweeny Street to lend a helping hand. **On Saturday July 16th 8am (starting at the club) the movers with load the grills, counters, and heavy stuff. The movers will load their truck and bring all of our supplies to the Canal Fest Site for us to put together. THE COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR help on these days to help setup, so please sign up or just show up to help. We still need members to volunteer their time to clean, make deliveries, and open/work the stand. We are getting a great response this year but please check the sign up board at the Club for the times that need to be filled. Husband, wife and or friend make good teams. Where else can you go to hear music, see friends and enjoy the best sausage sandwich on the midway? Remember this is Our Club and the primary fundraiser. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out. 

The Renaissance Club is organizing a golf tournament for August 20th watch for the flyers and website for more info.

The Renaissance Club, a place where, “you and your family will always feel welcome…..” 

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.


Thank You…Mack




June 2016
Summer weather seems like it is finally here!

Our Club is growing in membership. It is now up to all our membership, new and old, to provide direction for our club by getting involved and volunteer for committees. It is vital for the survival of our organization. Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help out at our booth at Canal Fest?

We have set up a sign in board at the Club on the bulletin board, please schedule July 17 – 24 on your calendar to work at least one 2-3 hour shift during that time The job of setting up the tent, grills and counters is so much easier when there are extra hands helping out! Remember this is the primary fund-raiser for our club. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out. We are 500 strong and your support would be greatly appreciated. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved.

The Renaissance Club, a place where you and your family will always feel welcome….. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas.

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Mack






May 2016
Memorial Day traditionally is the start of summer activities, and at the club we are beginning to gear up for our main fund- raiser Canal Fest. Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help out at our booth at Canal Fest? Where else can you go to hear music, see friends and enjoy the
best sausage sandwich on the Midway? We have set up a sign in board at the club on the bulletin board. The job of setting up the tent, grills and counters is so much easier when there are extra hands helping out! The signup board is on the bulletin board listing dates and times where help is needed. 

Remember this is Our Club and the primary fundraiser for it. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out. We are 500 strong and your support would be greatly appreciated. Please schedule July 17 – 24 on your calendar to work at least one; 2-3 hour shift during that time The Renaissance Club, a place where, “you and your family will always feel welcome…..”
Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.
Mack





April 2016
Let’s hope that winter is finally behind us and that we can begin to enjoy spring! I know we are all looking forward to green grass, especially the fairways, and to warmer temperatures.

I would like to thank the whole spaghetti night team for their hard work. It takes many people to make this event possible, our chefs, set-up crew, kitchen help, bakers, (i.e. Noreen Stefanucci for her fabulous pie’s) dishwashers and waitresses who put a lot of time and effort for our spaghetti night dinners to be successful. I would like to say a special THANK YOU!! to all of you who supported these dinners through the season. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved.

Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our Club a huge success, like Tracy and Matt who volunteered to be cochairmen for this year’s Canal Fest. The Renaissance Club, a place where, “you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at pres@renclub.org.

Mack






March 2016
March 31st will be our last Spaghetti night and we will be having our annual basket raffle to benefit Camp Good Days and Breast Cancer awareness; donated baskets for this annual event are greatly appreciated. 

I would like to thank the whole spaghetti night team for their hard work. It takes many people to make this event possible, our chefs, set-up crew, kitchen help, bakers, (i.e. Noreen Stefanucci) dishwashers and waitresses who put a lot of time and effort for our spaghetti night dinners to be successful. I would like to say a special THANK YOU!!

And to all of you who supported these dinners through the season. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. 

Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club, a place where, “you and your family will always feel welcome…..” 

We are looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest 2016. Call Mack 693-0334/868-2990 or Pres@RenClub.org

 Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.


Mack





February 2016
On a personal note, I would like to wish my golf 
instructor Walter Okoniewski and his wife a belated happy 
60th anniversary (last month) and a happy 82nd birthday this month, God Bless and thanks for all you help. I also want to thank all the volunteers of Spaghetti Night for all their hard work to make this night successful. Stop down with your family and friends for a nice dinner at a modest price. Our volunteer cooks and waitresses will be glad to see you!

There are many events planned for this month and next. Please check the calendar and our Web site (Renclub.orgfor the dates and times they are planned. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our Club a huge success! The Renaissance Club, a place where, “you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

We are looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest 2016. Call Mack 693-0334/868-2990 or Pres@RenClub.org

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.
Mack





January 2016
I would like to send a heartfelt “Happy New Year” to all our members and their families. Wishing you only the best in the upcoming year! Another year has come and gone and I hope that you look back on many joyful memories. For those traveling south, I wish you all a safe journey. Don’t forget about all of us fighting the snow and cold (Ha not this year)!! Football season is winding down and we will still be open on Sundays for the playoffs and Super Bowl Party, but sorry to say not rooting for the Bills. In addition, please note that Lotto Calendar books are ready to be sold. Let’s all work together with Vince and his team to buy and sell as many as possible.     

The Renaissance Club is a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”  
Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org and on Facebook at “Renaissance Club NT” 

Mack 





December 2015
With the Holiday season here, it is the time of year that one reflects their blessings. As you gather together, be thankful for your family and our freedom. Say a prayer for members of our armed forces and especially those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

Many of us get bogged down with shopping, food preparation and holiday gatherings. The true spirit of the holiday is not the gift getting but the gift of giving. Enjoy this festive time with your family and friends. We wish our entire membership and their families a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a wonderful holiday season.

The Renaissance club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Mack






November 2015
Summer is now officially over and our weather will be turning very fast. Let everyone be safe as winter approaches. I wish every one of our members a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and friends. This special season is a time of giving and happiness. Come to the club and enjoy your friends, food and conversation during the upcoming events.

To all the snow birds that will be leaving for your winter homes, be safe and careful in your travels. Don’t forget about us! We all wish we could be with you all.

As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, whose membership has grown to over 500 members, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Mack





October 2015
I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer. I would like to thank everyone who has been helping keep the club running smoothly during these summer months. We could not have done it without your efforts, so thank you. The progress we have made for our Club is very significant. Throughout the years we have many members to thank for this, but, we must continue this progress through your cooperation. When we all work together great things happen. With your cooperation and participation, we can only get better!

With that in mind, I have positive things to report. The volleyball season started spaghetti nights have started and the club is going to be open seven days a week. The coming events look great for this month, Columbus Day /Appreciation night, Meat Raffle, and Trivia nights. We need your help, by signing up for Meat raffle night, and by running or helping with wine tasting, breakfast with Santa and upcoming events, call me or leave your name at the bar if you can help.

As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You…

Mack




 
September 2015
Where has summer gone? It feels that while we spent so much time planning our summer events, they have quickly passed by us. The family picnic was a success and I want to thank all those who help us make it possible, Rami, Rocco, Larry, Vince, John, Tracy and all those that helped us clean up, thanks. A special thanks for Ayoub (Night Slider food truck) for an outstanding job with the food, and all those who brought food to pass (too many to name, but you know who you are). Great weather, great friends, and great time had by all (pictures on our web site www.RenClub.org)…

With that in mind, we are now ready to share our upcoming planned events for the fall. The people that the Club relies on to run our programs cannot do it forever. Now is the time for other members to join a committee, learn the ropes, so they can chair future events. As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You…

Mack




August 2015

Wow what a great time at Canal Fest this year! To all our members who helped setup, worked so many hours, and took down the tent… without your support and interest we wouldn’t have been so successful–Thank You!

I am especially thankful for Ernie Forkey, Vince Dell’lsola, and Joe Moretto who opened daily,  getting our stand ready for our customers and to the co-chairman Rami Qarmout and Mike Argentieri for their dedication of many, many hours to help make this Canal Fest so successful. It was an enormous task involving volunteers that put in a lot of hours. I thank each and every one of you. And hope you all had a little fun with fellow members along the way!!! This year we feel we have banked so many smiles and happy memories than actual hour of “work.” 

As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! 

The Renaissance Club is a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..” 

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You…

Mack




July 2015
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June 2015

Summer weather seems like it is finally here! 

Our Club is growing in membership. It is now up to all our membership, new and old, to provide direction for our club by getting involved and volunteer for committees. It is vital for the survival of our organization. 

Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help out at our booth at Canal Fest? We have set up a sign in board at the club on the bulletin board, please schedule July 19 – 26 on your calendar to work at least one 2-3 hour shift during that time The job of setting up the tent, grills and counters is so much easier when there are extra hands helping out! Remember this is the primary fund-raiser for our club. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out. We are 400 strong and your support would be greatly appreciated. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. 

The Renaissance Club is a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..

If anyone has any suggestions for new activities please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. 

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org 

Mack






May 2015

Memorial Day traditionally is the start of summer activities, and at the club we are beginning to gear up for our main fund-raiser, Canal Fest. Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help out at our booth at Canal Fest? Where else can you go to hear music, see friends and enjoy the best sausage sandwich on the Midway? We have set up a sign in board at the club on the bulletin board. The job of setting up the tent, grills and counters is so much easier when there are extra hands helping out! The signup board is on the bulletin board listing dates and times where help is needed. Remember this is our Club and the the primary fund-raiser for it. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out. We are 389 strong and your support would be greatly appreciated. Please schedule July 19 – 26 on your calendar to work at least one 2-3 hour shift during that time We are still looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest. 

If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic Club, and encourage our members to get involved. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our Club a huge success! The Renaissance Club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome….. 

Looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest.

Call Mack 693-0334





April 2015

Spaghetti Night season will end on April 30th. That is also when will be having our annual basket raffle to benefit Camp Good Days and Breast Cancer awareness, donated baskets for this annual event are greatly appreciated, hope you or a group will take part in this great event. Again I would like to thank the whole spaghetti night team for their hard work and I would like to say a special THANK YOU, to all of you who supported these dinners through the season. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. 

Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club is a place where you and your family will always feel welcome….. 

Looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest. Call Mack 693-0334 

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.

Mack





March 2015

Winter is loosening its grip on us (I HOPE) and we are thinking of spring and summer activities. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Like looking for members belonging to a softball team, soccer teams, etc. looking for sponsorships, send in the paper now for approval (first come first served) Spaghetti Night season has been extended to April 30th. That is also when will be having our annual basket raffle to benefit Camp Good Days and Breast Cancer awareness, donated baskets for this annual event are greatly appreciated, hope you or a group will take part in this great event. 

I would like to thank the whole spaghetti night team for their hard work. It takes many people to make this event possible, our chefs, set-up crew, kitchen help, bakers, (i.e. Noreen Stefanucci) dishwashers and waitresses who put a lot of time and effort for our spaghetti night dinners to be successful. I would like to say a special THANK YOU!! And to all of you who supported these dinners through the season. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. 

Speaking of members getting involved, I would like to thank Ron Miller, John Palermo, Rocco, Vince, Ayoub, Rami, and Wayne (hope I didn’t forget anyone) for the painting, prep work for the game room, gym equipment room, hall chair unpacking, and snow removal. Their dedication and hard work really help the club to move forward. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success!  The Renaissance club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..  

Looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest.

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.

Mack 693-0334




February 2015

    It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed and January is already gone in 2015. Boy, how time flies when you’re having fun. We have had a pretty good year with your help and support and we’re not done yet. 

    The gym equipment room has been painted and the carpets have been installed in the gym equipment room and upstairs game room. There are a few more things that need to be addressed and with everyone’s help they will be completed very soon. It is now up to all our membership, new and old, to provide direction for our club by getting involved. It is vital for the survival of our organization. 

    I want to remind you all that Lotto Calendar books are ready to be sold. I also want to thank all the volunteers of Spaghetti Night for all their hard work to make this night successful. Stop down with your family and friends for a nice dinner at a modest price. Our volunteer cooks and waitresses will be glad to see you! 

    There are many events planned for this month and next. Please check the calendar and our Web site (RenClub.org) for the dates and times they are planned.

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

 Mack





January 2015

I would like to send a heartfelt “Happy New Year” to all our members and their families. Wishing you only the best in the upcoming year!
Another year has come and gone and I hope that all of you have many joyful memories, I know I do.

For those traveling south, I wish you all safe journeys. Don’t forget about all of us fighting snow and cold…Ha Ha

Football season is winding down and we will still be open on Sundays, not, sorry to say rooting for the Bills, but for the play offs and Super Bowl Party. I want to remind you all that Lotto Calendar books are ready to be sold. Let’s all work together with Vince and his team to buy and sell as many as possible.

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org and on Facebook at “Renaissance Club NT”

Thank You…
Mack





December 2014

    With the Holiday season here, it is the time of year that one reflects their blessings. As you gather together, be thankful for your family and our freedom. Say a prayer for members of our armed forces and especially those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

    Many of us get bogged down with shopping, food preparation and holiday gatherings. The true spirit of the holiday is not the gift getting but the gift of giving. Enjoy this festive time with your family and friends. We wish our entire membership and their families a wonderful holiday season.

    Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org and on Facebook at Renaissance Club NT

Thank You…

Mack





November 2014

    I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but WINTER is fast approaching. I want to wish everyone a safe and healthy winter season. To all the snow birds that will be leaving for your winter homes, be safe and careful in your travels. Don’t forget about us! We all wish we could be with you. 

    Great things happen when we all work together. The perfect example of this was after the October 23rd Spaghetti night when we had multiple equipment failures (exhaust fan, ice machine, and refrigerator). Thanks to the hard work of our members Scott, Rami and Ron, everything was fixed or replaced in record time. Thank you all for the hard work. 

    With that in mind, I have positive things to report. The volleyball season is underway and the club is open 7 days a week during football season. Our new bar food menu and new beers on tap seem to be taking off. Come on in and give them a try! I wish every one of our members a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and friends. This special season is a time of giving and happiness. 

    Come to the club and enjoy your friends, food and conversation during the upcoming events. Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org and on Facebook at “Renaissance Club NT” 

Thank You…

Mack





October, 2014

    I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer. I would like to thank everyone who has been helping keep the club running smoothly during these summer months. We could not have done it without your efforts, so thank you. 

    The progress we have made for our Club is very significant. Throughout the years we have many members to thank for this, but, we must continue this progress through cooperation. When we all work together great things happen. With your cooperation and participation, we can only get better! With that in mind, I have positive things to report.

    The volleyball season starts October 5th (almost a month early), and the club is going to be open on Mondays to accommodate the new Monday night volleyball league. That means the club will be open seven day a week until the end of the Bills football season. WOW

    Plus we are introducing our new bar food menu and new beers on tap. Come on in and give it a try! Our upcoming planned events for the fall are:

  • Columbus Day/appreciation night

  • Trivia nights

  • Bills game Sundays

  • Chowder sale

  • Cooking class

  • Wine tasting  

  • a golf club set raffle in October.

    Come to the club and enjoy your friends, food and conversation during the upcoming events. Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org and on Facebook at “Renaissance Club NT”

Thank You…

Mack 





September, 2014

    Where has summer gone? It feels that while we spent so much time planning our summer events, they have quickly past by us. The family picnic was a success and I want to thank all those who help us make it possible Rami, Dan D, Rocco, Vince and all those that helped us clean up…Thanks …A special thanks for Ayoub (Knight Slider food truck) for an outstanding job with the food, and all those who brought food to pass

(too many to name, but you know who you are). The winner of the split drawing was Rami Qarmout…Great weather, great friends, and great time had by all…

 

    With that in mind, we are now ready to share our upcoming planned events for the fall. The people that the club relies on to run our programs cannot do it forever. Now is the time for younger members to join a committee, learn the ropes, so they can chair future events..As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved." If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club is a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

 

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Mack




 
August 2014


    I am hoping all are enjoying the weather, I know we did during this year’s Canal Fest, We had a very successful event because our committee worked very hard to make it a success. I have to give a special thanks to Ernie Forkey, Joe Moretto and Larry Drescher who opened daily getting our stand ready for our customers and Vince Dell’lsola who assisted us daily. To all our members/volleyball teams who helped man the stand, without your support and interest, we wouldn’t have been so successful.

 

    To my co-chairman Rami Qarmout and Mike Argentieri, who devoted so many hours to help make this Canal Fest so successful, thank you and to all those that helped set-up, work the many hours and take down the tent and equipment –Thank You!

 

    It was a long and enormous task involving volunteers that put in a lot of hours. I thank each and every one of you. As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club is a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

 

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You…

Mack






July 2014


    I would like to extend a wish to all our members and their families for a Happy, Healthy, and Blessed 4th. It looks like summer is finally here and I am hoping all are enjoying the weather. We are gearing up for our main fundraiser, “Canal Fest 2014” July 13 thru the 20th. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Many people are needed to do the job of setting up. We will be setting up the tent on Friday 11th  at 6:30 pm.  


    The movers are scheduled to move the grills, counters, etc., which is scheduled for Saturday July 12th. 8:00 a.m. starting at the club. The movers will load their truck and bring all our supplies to the Canal Fest Site.  


    THE COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR  help on these days to help setup, so please sign up or just show up to help. The committee will have everything on site. We still need members to volunteer their time to clean, make deliveries. Where else can you go to hear music, see friends and enjoy the best sausage sandwich on the Midway? Remember this is Our Club and the primary fundraiser. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out.


     Thank You…Mack






June 2014


Summer weather seems like it is finally here! Our Club is growing in membership. It is now up to all our membership, new and old, to provide direction for our club by getting involved and volunteer for committees. It is vital for the survival of our organization. Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help out at our booth at Canal Fest? We have set up a sign in board at the club on the bulletin board. The job of setting up the tent, grills and counters is so much easier when there are extra hands helping out! Remember this is Our Club and the primary fund-raiser for it. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out.

We are 300+ strong and your support would be greatly appreciated. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas.

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.





May 2014


     Memorial Day traditionally is the start of summer activities, and at the club we are beginning to gear up for our main fund- raiser Canal Fest. Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help out at our booth at Canal Fest? Where else can you go to hear music, see friends and enjoy the best sausage sandwich on the Midway? We have set up a sign-in board at the club on the bulletin board. The job of setting up the tent, grills and counters is so much easier when there are extra hands helping out! The signup board is on the bulletin board listing dates and times where help is needed. Remember this is Our Club and the primary fund-raiser for it. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out.

 

    We are 300 strong and your support would be greatly appreciated. Please schedule July 13 – 20 on your calendar to work at least one 2-3 hour shift during that time. We are still looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest. Call Mack 693-0334.

 

    If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.

 

Mack






April 2014

    Let’s hope that winter is finally behind us and that we can begin to enjoy spring! I know we are all looking forward to green grass, especially the fairways, and to warmer temperatures.

    As Spaghetti Night season has come to an end. I would again like to thank Robin, & Larry and their whole spaghetti night team for their hard work. I would like to say a special thank you to all of you who supported these dinners through the season. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved.

    Speaking of members getting involved this month, I would like to mention: Ron Miller and Rocco Giansante for wall repair and painting of the main entrance to the building, Mike Argentieri for the installation of our new security system throughout the club and Scott Mc Knight for repair of the leaking hot water pipe in the boiler room. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club successful.

    We are still looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest. Call Mack 693-0334

    If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas.

    Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.

    Finally, I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Easter. (Buona Pasqua)

    Mack     Pres@RenClub.org





March 2014 

    Winter is loosening its grip on us (I hope) and we are thinking of spring and summer activities. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas.

    As Spaghetti Night season is coming to an end on March 27th I would like to thank Robin, & Larry and their whole spaghetti night team for their hard work. It takes many people to make this event possible. From our chefs, Robin & Larry, to the set-up crew, kitchen help, bakers, (i.e. Noreen Stefanucci) dishwashers and waitresses who put a lot of time and effort for our spaghetti night dinners to be successful. I would like to say a special THANK YOU !! to all of you who supported these dinners through the season. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved.

    Speaking of members getting involved, I would like to thank Scott McKnight and Mike Argentieri for the installation of our speaker system in the bar and also Ron Miller and Vince Dell’Isola for their help in installing the door stop, wall repair and painting the entrance to the bar. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..

    Looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest. Call Mack 693-0334

  





February 2014

    It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed and January is already gone in 2014. Boy, how time flies when you’re having fun. We have had a pretty good year with your help and support and we’re not done yet. There are a few more things that need to be addressed and with everyone’s help they will be completed

    Our Club is growing in membership. It is now up to all our membership, new and old, to provide direction for our club by getting involved. It is vital for the survival of our organization. (Example we are: Looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest. )

    I want to remind you all that Lotto Calendar books are ready to be sold. I also want to thank all the volunteers of Spaghetti Night for all their hard work to make this night successful. Stop down with your family and friends for a nice dinner at a modest price. Our volunteer cooks and waitresses will be glad to see you!

    There are many events planned for this month and next. Please check the calendar and our Web site (Renclub.org) for the dates and times they are planned.

    Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.

 Mack





 January 2014

    "Happy Year" to all our members and their families. Wishing you only the best in the upcoming year! Another year has come and gone and I hope that all of you have many joyful memories, I know I do.

    For those traveling south, I wish you all safe journeys. Don’t forget about all of us fighting snow and cold…Ha Ha

    Football season is winding down and we will still be open on Sundays, not, sorry to say rooting for the Bills, but for the play offs and Super Bowl Party. Watch the WEB and emails for ongoing info.

    I want to remind you all that Lotto Calendar books are ready to be sold. Let’s all work together with Vince and his team to buy and sell as many as possible.

    I also want to thank all the volunteers of Spaghetti Night for all their hard work to make this night successful.

    Our Club is growing in membership. It is now up to all our membership, new and old, to provide direction for our club by getting involved, run for office and volunteer for committees. It is vital for the survival of our organization.

    Looking for co-chairpersons for Canal Fest.

    Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org.

Mack

Pres@RenClub.org





December, 2013

    With the Holiday season here, it is the time of year that one reflects their blessings. As you gather together, be thankful for your family and our freedom. Say a prayer for members of our armed forces and especially those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

    Many of us get bogged down with shopping, food preparation and holiday gatherings. The true spirit of the holiday is not the gift getting but the gift of giving. Enjoy this festive time with your family and friends. Wishing all a wonderful holiday season.

Mack
Pres@RenClub.org

 





November, 2013
 

    Summer is now officially over and our weather will be turning very fast. Let everyone be safe as winter approaches. I wish every one of our members a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and friends. This special season is a time of giving and happiness.

    To all the snow birds that will be leaving for your winter homes, be safe and careful in your travels. Don’t forget about us! We all wish we could be with you.

    I believe it is time for our membership to renew our commitment to the mission of our Club, part of which is not only to share and enjoy Italian culture, but to encourage friendship and social relations among the members. This can only be accomplished by maintaining a positive attitude. As your President, I am not only asking you to renew your commitment, but to encourage you to support the Club in whatever way you can. Every President hopes that when his/her term is up, he/she has left the Club a little better than when he/she started. In order to do this, a team effort must be maintained between the officers and members. The progress we have made for our Club is very significant. Throughout the years we have many members to thank for this, but, we must continue this progress through cooperation. We must all work together and at the same time, have some fun. With your cooperation and participation, we can only get better.

Thank You… Mack





October, 2013
 

    Where has summer gone? It feels that while we spent so much time planning our summer events, they have quickly paced by us. With that in mind, we are now ready to share our upcoming planned events for the fall, we hope you enjoy the trees’ color change and seasonal weather.

    As I reflect on my past six months as interim President, I found that like all clubs, chairmen and workers are needed more than ever before. The people that the club relies on to run our programs cannot do it forever. Now is the time for younger members to join a committee, learn the ropes, so they can chair future events.

Thank You… Mack
 
 


 
 
September, 2013

    I hoped you enjoyed your summer. I would like to thank everyone who has been helping keep the club running smoothly during these summer months. We could not have done it without your efforts, so thank you.

    On a personal note: Dave Adams our Treasurer had to resign his position due personal reasons. I/we will miss him and his tireless hard work.

    Now is the time for a "few good men" to come forward and serve our Club. You can do your share by running for one of the offices which include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Centurion all one (1) year term and two (2) Directorships 3- year term each.

    We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome….."

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You… Mack

 



 

 

August 1, 2013

 

    It looks like summer is finally here and I am hoping all are enjoying the weather.

    We had a successful Canal Fest even though we had 90 degree days and a typhoon like rain on one of the days! By everyone standards this didn’t help sales. That being said: Our committee worked very hard to make it a success. I have to give a special thanks to Ernie Forkey and Joe Moretto who opened daily getting our stand ready for our customers and Vince Dell’lsola who assisted us daily.

    To our members who helped man the stand, without your support and interest, we wouldn’t have been so successful.

    To my co-chairman Rami Qarmout and Mike Argentieri, who devoted so many hours to help make this Canal Fest so successful, thank you and to all those that helped set-up and take down the tent and equipment – Thank You!

        It was a long and enormous task involving a few volunteers that put in a lot of hours and so I thank each and every one of you. I am saddened to say we had to cancel the family picnic this year due to lack of response/interest. Maybe next year?

    As I have stated before: “I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved. If anyone has any suggestions for new activities, please share them with us. We are always open and willing to hear new ideas. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success! The Renaissance Club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome…..”

Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

Thank You… Mack





 

July 1, 2013

 

        I would like to extend a wish, to all our members and their families, for a Happy, Healthy, and Blessed 4th. It looks like summer is finally here and I am hoping all are enjoying the weather.

        We are gearing up for our main fund- raiser, “Canal Fest” July 14 thru the 21st. This is our biggest fund raiser of the year. Many people are needed to do the job of setting up the tent, grills and counters which is scheduled for Saturday July 13th. 8:00 a.m. starting at the club, to load trucks to bring all our supplies to the Canal Fest Site.

        The committee will have everything on site. Members to clean site, make deliveries and open stand every morning are in place, THE COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU, the membership as cooks, food servers and money exchangers so that we have a full staff on hand at all times.

        A sign up board is at the club on the bulletin board. Husband, wife and or friend make good teams. Please sign up and help your club in this important endeavor. Where else can you go to hear music, see friends and enjoy the best sausage sandwich on the Midway? Remember this is Our Club and the primary fund-raiser for it. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out.

        Send me your ideas at Pres@RenClub.org

 

  

Thank You…Mack



 
 
May 1, 2013
 

        Memorial Day traditionally is the start of summer activities, and at the club we are beginning to gear up for our main fund- raiser Canal Fest. Perhaps you would like to volunteer to help out at our booth at Canal Fest? Where else can you go to hear music, see friends and enjoy the best sausage sandwich on the Midway? We will be setting up a sign in sheet at the club on the bulletin board by next meeting night. The job of setting up the tent, grills and counters is so much easier when there are extra hands helping out! The signup sheet will be on the bulletin board listing dates and times where help is needed. Remember this is Our Club and the primary fund-raiser for it. I can guarantee you a great time while helping out. We are nearly 300 strong and your support would be greatly appreciated. Please schedule July 14 – 21 on your calendar to work at least one 2-3 hour shift during that time.

Thank You…Mack     

 



 
 
March 5, 2013
 
Fellow Members,
 

       I am very honored and humbled to be selected as your interim president. I look forward to collaborating with all of our members to move the club forward and improve our service to our members and the community. I believe we are part of a dynamic and enthusiastic club, and encourage our members to get involved.  I welcome each and every member’s ideas and hope to work closely with many of you to form new and exciting activities. Volunteers are always welcome and essential to keep our club a huge success!  My goal as interim president is to continue to make the Renaissance Club a place where you and your family will always feel welcome.

 Sincerely,
Mack Argentieri             Email Mack