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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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A Message from Your Chapter President

I would first like to thank all of you who joined us over the past year at our many Hudson Mohawk Chapter events. Your support and the hard work of the Chapter officers brought us the Alumni Chapter of the Year award, but we do not intend to rest on our laurels.

As summer draws to a close, we have a unique event planned at RPI’s Darrin Fresh Water Institute on Saturday September 13th (there may be one or two openings left).

The day begins with a tour of the David M. Darrin '40 Fresh Water Institute, a multidisciplinary environmental research center of Rensselaer dedicated to understanding the structure and function of aquatic, terrestrial, and atmospheric systems. We will then board The Morgan, The Sagamore Resort's replica 19 century touring boat, which will cruise on the lake while enjoying a Q&A session hosted by Professor Chuck Boylen, Associate Director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute and 2013 Winner of the Darrin Counseling Award.

With Fall’s cooler temperatures on the way (along with football season), we have some great events planned for autumn. First, on September 27, there will be a Chapter BBQ Tailgating event before the RPI vs. WPI men’s football game.

Late October brings the annual Beer Tasting with Bill Woodring, always a popular event that sells out.

Of course do not forget to get your hockey tickets. Dues-paid members of the Hudson Mohawk Alumni Chapter may buy 2014-15 Men's Hockey Tickets at discounted rates. Register online by September 21, 2014.

Your Alumni Chapter officers have more events planned for Winter/Spring 2014/15, so keep an eye out for our email updates and as always please send us feedback on the types of events you would like to see the Chapter host.

Best regards,
Jonathan Sefcik, ‘05G
President, Hudson Mohawk Chapter

CHAPTER EVENTS
Save The Date
Save The Date
October 30, 2014
Annual Beer Tasting Event
New York – 3rd Annual Black Tie Gala
New York – 3rd Annual Black Tie Gala
October 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Please join the Rensselaer Club of New York for our third annual Black Tie Gala at the Dream Downtown Hotel in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. The Gala begins on “The Beach,” Dream Downtown's exclusive pool-side lounge, with an elegant cocktail hour, followed by a three-course dinner, dessert, and dancing. RSVP required by October 6, 2014.
Hudson Mohawk – Football Tailgate
Hudson Mohawk – Football Tailgate
September 27, 2014 at 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Join the Hudson Mohawk Alumni Chapter for a tailgate party prior to the Saturday, September 27 RPI football game against Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Head Football Coach Ralph Isernia will join us at approximately 5:30 p.m. to provide a brief discussion of the program and the preparation for the WPI game. The cost to attend is $15 ($10 for current Hudson Mohawk dues-paid members). Register by September 24.
If local chapter events are not listed, please check back soon. Click here to view a listing of Rensselaer alumni events across the country and internationally.
  
OTHER CAMPUS EVENTS
If local chapter events are not listed, please check back soon. Click here to view a listing of Rensselaer alumni events across the country and internationally.
  
ATHLETIC EVENTS
 
Come out and support our student-athletes at one of these sports competitions. For more details, visit the athletics website at www.rpiathletics.com.

Saturday,
September 20
1 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Oneonta in Oneonta, NY
Tuesday,
September 23
4:15 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. William College in Williamstown, MA
Wednesday,
September 24
6 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY
Saturday,
September 27
2 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Union College in Schenectady, NY
Saturday,
October 4
1 p.m. Football vs. US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY
Wednesday,
October 8
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Union College in Schenectady, NY
Saturday,
October 11
2 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
If local athletic events are not listed, please check back soon. Click here to view a listing of Rensselaer alumni events across the country and internationally.
  
NATIONAL EVENTS
Registration is Open for Reunion & Homecoming
Registration is Open for Reunion & Homecoming
October 9, 2014 to October 12, 2014
What awaits you at Reunion & Homecoming? The Auto Show. An Evening of A Cappella with VoicePlay and Rensselaer's student groups. Dr. Jackson's State of the Institute. Class, Greek, team, and affinity group gatherings. Back to Class. FanFest.  Department and School programs. And so much more!  Join friends and family for fun, education, entertainment ... and a few surprises! Visit the webpage for details and to register.
Alumni Reception at the AIPLA Conference – Washington, D.C.
Alumni Reception at the AIPLA Conference – Washington, D.C.
October 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for a networking reception with alumni from across the country in the patent law, intellectual property, and licensing fields. Our special guest will be James Spencer, Executive Director, Rensselaer Technology Park, Real Estate and New Venture Development. Register online by October 19.
Alumnae Reception at SWE14 – Los Angeles
Alumnae Reception at SWE14 – Los Angeles
October 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Join Rensselaer alumnae for a networking reception at the SWE14 Conference. There is no cost for alumnae to attend, but pre-registration is required online by October 19.
Alumni Reception at ABX 2014 – Boston
Alumni Reception at ABX 2014 – Boston
October 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join Dean of the School of Architecture Evan Douglis and the Office of Alumni Relations for this annual reception, which is open to all alumni.
If national events are not listed, please check back soon. Click here to view a listing of Rensselaer alumni events across the country and internationally.
  
CHAPTER PHOTOS
Please send photos that you would like added to your chapter web page
by emailing myersm3@rpi.edu.


If you have questions regarding your regional alumni chapter
or chapter web site, please contact:
Susan Haight
Alumni Relations
haighs@rpi.edu
(518) 276-6042
Pay Chapter Dues

CHAPTER PRESIDENT



Jonathan Sefcik ’05G
jsefcik@janney.com

Hudson Mohawk Retirees Group

For over a decade, the Hudson Mohawk Retirees Group has been a vital sub-group of the Hudson Mohawk Chapter. The group coordinates six events per year, three in the spring and three in the fall. The events are usually behind-the-scenes tours of manufacturing, industrial plants, and businesses, followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

For further information, contact Susan Haight at haighs@rpi.edu or 518-276-6042.

Announcements

Looking for Career Assistance in the Capital Region?
Rensselaer’s alumni office has partnered with the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce to bring you local career opportunities. With the area’s revitalized economy, the Capital Region is an ideal place to pursue a rewarding career, raise a family, participate in the community and build a fulfilling and successful life. Visit techvalleycareers.org to post your resume and peruse recent job opportunities.

Call for Volunteers

Do you have ideas, interests, or would you like to help plan an event? We are looking for alumni who want to join the chapter committee to assist in the planning and organization of events for alumni. If you are interested in learning more about the Hudson Mohawk Chapter or would like to get involved, contact Jonathan Sefcik ’05G at jsefcik@janney.com.
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