UB Newman Men’s Club

“There are no strangers here: only friends you haven’t met”

Men’s Club recyclable bottle & can fundraising

Men’s Club recyclable bottle & can fundraising

The Newman Center Men’s Club has partnered with Bottle & Can Retrieval Centers to help us out with our fundraising.

You can drop off your recyclable bottles & cans at any of the Retrieval Centers listed below. Please mark your donation for the Newman Center Men’s Club so our account can be credited.

In addition, we have placed a drop-off barrel in the rear parking lot at the Newman Center. It is located adjacent to the paper recycling bins by the shed in the back of the lot.

Clean Loop Recycling, LLC
88 Botsford Place
Buffalo, NY 14216
Integrity Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
2788–2790 Sheridan Dr.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Main Street Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
9870 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031
North French Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
600 North French Road
Amherst, NY 14228
Bottle Junction
Tonawanda Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
1942 Colvin Blvd
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Cash For Cans
Bottle & Can
Retrieval Center
123 Broad Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Fun at the Fall Harvest Road Rally

The Newman Center Men’s Club enjoyed their annual Fall Harvest Road Rally on October 13, 2022. They began at the Fieldstone Country Inn in Lockport and then made stops at some fun destinations, including: Village of Medina antique and gift shops, Rush’s Farm Market, Miller’s Amish Market and Harris Farm Market. They then traveled back to The Fieldstone Country Inn for dinner and discussions of the day’s events.

We are a gathering of Christian Men, dedicated to the service of the UB Newman Center Community. It is a casual ministry of men using their time, talents, and skills to support the needs of the Newman Center and have a little fun along the way.

We wish to promote fellowship and camaraderie through common interests and by sponsoring social and volunteer activities for the Newman Center Community and Men’s Club membership.


Membership is open to all members and friends of the UB Newman Center Community!

If you are interested in joining send an email with your name, phone number, and email address to Bill Pistner at pistner@roadrunner.com

Meeting Schedule

We meet on the second Tuesday each month at 9:00 AM at the Newman Center.


Here are just a few of the activities in which we are involved at the UB Newman Center:

  • Chicken BBQ (we work closely together with the Newman BBQ Committee for this wonderful annual parish event)
  • Fall Road Rally
  • UB Basketball games *
  • UB Football games *
  • Buffalo Bison’s baseball games *
  • Christmas Fund Drive
  • Veteran’s Day Dinner
  • Memorial Day Mass and service for our departed members
  • Honor Guard at funerals and special events

* Some activities were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to resume when it is safe to so so.

Is there a membership fee?

There are no membership fees, but we ask each person in attendance to contribute $5.00. The contribution goes towards coffee and refreshments at the meeting. Anything left over goes into the general fund.

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How We Started

The Men’s Club started in 2008 when a bunch of men from the Newman Center were having coffee at Panera’s and somebody said we should start a club. Everybody said “good idea” and we elected Bob Denman as our first President (he was not in attendance) and we called it the Men’s Club. We had no rules, but we started doing things together and it grew from there.

Today we have 87 members. We work together on activities at the Newman Center and enjoy a strong sense of community — and also have a good time along the way!

Past Men’s Club Presidents

2022Bruce Smith
2021Dick Klenk
2020Curt Gaume
2019Bob Gostling
2018Kevan Duggan
2017Dominic Buccelli
2016Ray Geaney
2015Jim Sondel
2014John Connolly
2013Sal Esposito
2012Bill Pistner
2011Tom Catanzaro
2010Augie Cosentino
2009Larry Rose
2008Bob Denman