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Snowbird 
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Alabama Snowbird Rentals

New York State Fact:  The bay scallop was adopted as the State shell in 1988. They live at the bottom of the sea and can swim by flapping their shells together.
WHAT 
New York State Snowbirds

FOUNDED
2001

COORDINATORS
Tracy & Frank Panczyszyn
tfpanczy@eznet.net
nyclub@eznet.net 
1-251-981-8853

 

2008-09 Officers
No officers, no dues, no by-laws or constitution.

Snowbird Winter Rentals

 

WHO ARE WE?
We are an informal bunch who have been  gathering for social times since 2000.  We have no dues or official structure, just a guy and his wife who enjoy pulling together the social activities...My Wife Tracy and I.

The New York State Snowbirds have formed an informal group of past and present "Empire State" residents who live year round or winter in South Baldwin County, the Perdido Key, or the greater Pensacola area. The participants are proud to promote their roots, representing all parts of the state: The Big Apple, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Catskills, Capital District, Adirondacks, St. Lawrence Region, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, Genesee Valley, Niagara Region, etc. Their common thread is the love of a warm climate, the supportive, friendly environment, and the lasting relationships found here in the Florida-Alabama Gulf Coast, and the lack of interest in the winter weather of their northern home state.

New York Snowbirds Return for Winter 2009 

New York Snowbirds Gather for 1st Luncheon

 

The New York Snowbirds have return to the beautiful Alabama-Florida Gulf Coast, and have enjoyed their first luncheon at Zeke's Down Under in Orange Beach.  45 people showed up on January 8th to become reacquainted with and meet new friends.  Sandy Lamphear, representing the Baldwin County Habitat for Humanity, addressed the group, thanking all for their donation in 2008, and inviting them to join in Habitat projects this winter.  The New Yorker's were pleased to know that Sandy herself was born and raised in New York on Chautauqua Lake in Bemus Point. 

 

Jim Miles, from Broadalbin, brought all up to date on the Brat Fest and Pancake Breakfast plans fund raisers for the local volunteer fire departments, and was successful in securing many volunteers.  For more information and others interested  in volunteering, he can be reached at 540-7081.  Dave Lamberson, from Canandaigua, finalized plans for the annual NY golf outing, to be held on February 9th at Quail Creek in Fairhope.  Format will be mixed foursomes playing best ball. Registration 11AM; lunch 11:30AM; Tee Times starting 1230ish.  $40 per person ($20 deposit when signing up).  Prizes and a good time planned.  Challenges from other snowbird states are encouraged.  Contact Dave at 543-4416 for more information and to sign up.  Frank Panczyszyn, from Poingt Breeze, talked about the Low Country Boil fund raiser for the Zoo, and solicited a good list for tickets and as volunteers to set up and buss tables.  Also, he introduced other activities of interest:  New York Night at Ribs and Reds in Gulf Shore, Thursday, January 15th, 6PM, for dinner and entertainment; volunteers needed to compete in the Press Register Snowbird Reception and Olympics, February 3rd, along with a "Sweet 16" theme; Trivia Night fund raiser for the Libraries, sponsored by the Missouri Snowbirds on February 7th; Valentine Sunday Brunch at Sunset Cork Room in Gulf Shores, February 15th.  For more information on these events and required RSVP for attendance, contact Frank at 981-8853.

 

Their 2nd luncheon will be Thursday, January 22nd, at Zekes Down Under, in Orange Beach.  They will gather at 11 PM for registration and social time, commencing their luncheon at 11:30.  Cost is $14 per person, which includes a new and varied buffet, beverage, dessert, tax, gratuity, and amenities.  Reservation required to Frank and Tracy Panczyszyn not later than 3 days prior to the luncheon at 251-981-8853.    There will be door prizes and a quest speaker.  Luncheons will also be on Thursdays, February 5th and 19th, and March 5th.

 

NY Nite at Ribs and Reds                             
Thursday, Jan 15 & Feb 12

Brat Fest:                                                       
Saturday, January 31st

Mobile Register Snowbird Reception:           
Tuesday, February 3rd

NY Snowbird Golf Outing:                           
Monday, February 9th

Pancake Breakfast:                                        
Saturday, February 14th  

Concert Benefit for Heritage Museum          
Saturday, February 14th

Sunday Valentine Brunch at the Cork Room
Sunday, February 15th

Low Country Zoo Boil:                                 
Friday, February 20th

Stained Glass Blue Grass Concert                 
February 20th, 22nd, 23rd

New Yorkers interesting in helping with plans and coordination for events, contact Frank Panczyszyn at 1-585-748-0432.

 

2009 Schedule

Thursday, January 8th:                           New York Snowbird Luncheon at Zeke’s.  Gather at 11 PM for registration and social time, commencing our lunch buffet around 11:45. Cost is $14 per person, which includes a new, vast and varied buffet, beverage, dessert, tax, gratuity, and amenities.  Reservation required to Frank and Tracy Panczyszyn not later than 3 days prior to the luncheon at 251-981-8853 (after Jan 1st)  or cell 585-748-0432.  

Thursday,  January 22nd:                      New York Snowbird Luncheon at Zeke’s.    

Saturday, January 31st:                    Eleventh Annual Snowbird Brat Fest Erie Meyer Civic Center, Gulf Shores.  Volunteers needed for running beverage concessions. 10AM until they run out of brats!!!  See Jim Mills for details. 

Tuesday, February 3rd:                     Mobile Register Snowbird Reception and Olympics, time probably 3:30PM, at Erie Meyer Civic Center, Gulf Shores.  Will need  4 or 5 volunteers for putting, stuffing papers, stacking hats, fishing and/or whatever game they want to play.   

Thursday,  February 5th:                       New York Snowbird Luncheon at Zeke’s.   

Saturday, February 7th:                    Trivial Pursuit Night     

Monday, February 9th:                    Return to Quail Creek in Fairhope for the NY Snowbird Mixed Scramble Golf Tournament.  Details to follow.

 

Saturday, February 14th :                    Annual Pancake Breakfast Fund Raiser for Gulf Shores Fire & Ambulance Corps  at Erie Meyer Civic Center, Gulf Shores.  Need volunteers to serve. 

Thursday,  February 19th:                     New York Snowbird Luncheon at Zeke’s.   

Friday, February 20th :                 Snowbirds 4th Annual Low Country Boil to Benefit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.  Volunteers needed to set up and buss tables.  Will be another sell out, so get you name on the list asap for the limited number of tickets we will receive!!!  Volunteers to purchase a special ticket.

Fat Tuesday, February 24th:                      Let the good times roll. 

Thursday,  March 5th::                            New York Snowbird Luncheon at Zeke’s. 

 

Others TBD:                          Breakfast, Ladies Luncheon, Dolphin Watch Cruise, Dinner/ Dancing, etc.  

New Yorkers interesting in helping with plans and coordination for events, contact Frank Panczyszyn at 1-251-981-8853.