And, In Other Chapter News...

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Amrapali Soni, BA ’05
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The annual Buffalo Tailgate was held at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon, VA, outside Washington, DC, on September 23. Alumni, family and friends from the DC chapter also attended a pregame mingling event at Fado Irish Pub before attending the Sabres–Capitals hockey game on December 14 in the Verizon Center. DC was also the host city for an all-SUNY reception on September 25. This was followed by a Buffalo Night hosted by the New York State Society on September 26.

The Buffalo Sabres visited San Jose to the delight of 50 UB alumni and friends who attended a pregame reception cosponsored with the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Bruce D. McCombe was present to welcome guests.

Chapters in Phoenix and Charlotte hosted viewing parties, as the Buffalo Bills played the New York Jets and the New England Patriots on October 28 and November 18, respectively.

The GOLD Group (Graduates of the Last Decade) hosted a Sabres viewing party December 12 in Buffalo at Brennan’s Bowery Bar & Restaurant that saw 15 people mingle, network and cheer on the team. The group hosted four other events locally, including a gift-wrapping community service opportunity with 30 participants.

On September 20, the College of Arts and Sciences hosted an intimate evening of wine tasting among 25 alumni in Scarsdale, NY. The New York City chapter held its annual GOLD Buffalo Wings Night on December 6 at Troos in Manhattan. Also in New York, a large group of UB Bulls football fans got together at Blondies Sports Bar on October 20 to watch the Bulls–Syracuse game from the Carrier Dome.

In Houston, spirits of a different sort were offered on December 6 during a holiday wine-tasting party at the Sonoma Wine Bar.

A dedicated group of alumni met at Jillian’s in Albany on November 4 to discuss the priorities and goals for a future Albany chapter, followed by a football-watching party featuring the Buffalo Bills vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.