Rip Van Winkle
Chapter 40 NAWCC
Albany New York Area


It is regret we announce the cancellation of our April 18th meeting. As many have already done, we are being extremely cautious and canceling the meeting to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. We hope all NAWCC members and their families remain safe.

Our meetings will now be the second Saturday of the even months of the year; February, April, June, August, October, and December.

The new location is conveniently located off exit 5 of the Northway (I87) in Latham. The address is Hearthstone Apartments 4000 Florence Drive Latham NY 12110, we meet in the community room.

Our Next meeting will be June 6th at 9am. There will be a $5 registration fee with a free continental breakfast provided. The program will be determined. As before, mart tables are available at no cost.  Every member present will be entered in a drawing for a cash prize of $25.

We are continuing to collect nonperishable food items for the local food pantry, please consider bringing a donation.

Many of you may not know that at the old location we were not able to book very far in advance for our meetings. It is our hope that the new schedule and location will make our meetings more reliable, predictable, and central to all our members.

Thoughts and suggestions for improvements to our program going forward are welcome.

To register send Ed Sipay an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., questions call Peter Elmendorf at 518-587-4435

Please contact Ed Sipay or Peter Elmendorf to confirm the meeting is being held.

The Monday Night Group will not meet until further notice.

1. Reminder to always bring your NAWCC membership card to any NAWCC or Chapter function.

2. Reminder to please inform RIP of any address/phone/email changes. The Chapter 40 email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. The RIP Chapter 40 meeting schedule and officers/directors can be found at the "Find a Chapter Near You" link on the NAWCC homepage.

4. The RIP library is available to Chapter 40 members; the library listing has been and will be available at Chapter meetings; to request an electronic listing email the chapter. Books can be requested by emailing the chapter and they will be at the next meeting.

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