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

Meet your 2024 Men’s Club President – James T. Cagney

Jim was born in Buffalo and spent his teen years growing up in the Riverside area. After graduating in 1963 from Cardinal Dougherty High School, he worked in the vending department at the University of Buffalo, where he met Judy, the love of his life. Shortly thereafter, he joined the New York Army National Guard in 1965, where he served for six years. Following his service time, Jim enrolled at UB and graduated with two degrees, one in Business and the other in Psychology. After UB, he entered the sales field at 3M Business Products, Peter Frasse Steel, and then onto The Alling & Cory Paper Company, where he spent almost 29 years. He was a member of the Buffalo Club of Printing House Craftsmen and served as President from 1988-89. In 1996 he was honored as Craftsmen of the Year.

After retirement, Jim worked part-time as a sales rep for Sharp Printing. In 2005, he started his own business, All In One Communications, a Graphic Communications Brokerage Company.

During the COVID epidemic, Jim and Judy watched weekly Mass on TV and stumbled upon the Newman Center. After hearing the homilies and watching several interviews featuring Newman clergy/staff, they were hooked. When in-person Mass returned, they started attending 9 AM Mass and found the Newman Community very warm and welcoming, and where the phrase “All ARE WELCOME” is truly meant from the heart.

Wanting to become more involved in the Newman Community, Jim became more active and volunteered in many of the great ministries the Center offers. He was invited to join the Men’s Club early on and has truly benefited from the camaraderie and the wonderful things the club does socially and for others.

Finally, the Newman Center Men’s Christmas Fund drive has become the premier event of the club. In 2023, the club raised $7,000 in donations from the Newman Community. These funds were given to two outstanding organizations: Buffalo House of Hope, and Our Lady of Hope Church at Lafayette & Grant. Jim feels he is truly blessed to become your 2024 Men’s Club President and is looking forward to serving our community in that capacity.

About the UB Newman Men’s Club

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

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.

Activities

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

2023Brian McGinty
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