Harding Club est. 1923


(2013 Was Our 90th Anniversary!)

Our charter: A Jewish men's social club dedicated to camaraderie, good food and dynamic speakers.

The Harding Club: since 1923, a Jewish social club for men interested in Camaraderie, Community, Philanthropy and Jewish Culture


Deli Night is Wednesday, June 8.

It's a special event loved by all...

especially your Cardiologist!!

Enjoy one night of high-fat, high-cholesterol



The May 25 meeting featured a presentation

by Poughkeepsie's new mayor,

Rob Rolison.  He was very interesting

and informative about his focus on

improving the city.

After the presentation, new officers were selected.

A four headed monster will rotate as president

this year. They are all past presidents:

Marvin Klenosky

Lou Newman

Dick Schwed

Gary Mayer

Accepting the role as Vice President is

Al Lemberger

Secretary: Peter Albenda

Treasurer: Bernie Cohen

Sergeant at Arms: Marty Hochhauser

Steward: Larry Rosenberg

An elite group of members will make up the

Board of Governors.


On May 11, HC member Alan Fox and his friend

and fellow traveler, Randy Ross,

showed pictures and spoke about

their recent trip to CUBA.


Rich Levine and the Speakers Committee

recently met to plan next year's programs.

A new approach (possibly some daytime

programs) was discussed and

may be implemented.

No one wants the summer to end,

but it is time to look forward

to next fall's programming.



The April 13 meeting of the Harding Club 

featured a speaker from Zounds who

spoke on the topic of

Hearing Pathology and hearing aids.

An animated and interesting discussion

transpired and was enjoyed by all.



On March 30, 2016, the Harding Club met at the

Italian Center in Poughkeepsie. 

As usual, the food, drink and socialization was


The Club was treated to a presentation by

Beth Grafman,

Program Officer for the PJ Library.

The PJ Library provides free children's books on

Jewish topics to families, locally, nationally and worldwide.

As a result of this presentation, and after much

discussion, the Harding Club

voted to contribute $10,000 annually, for the next

three years, as a partner with the Federation, to this very

worthwhile cause.



On March 9 he group was treated to an extremely

insightful presentation by Bruce Judson

on the causes and problems of the unprecedented

disparities in income distribution in the U.S. today.

Bruce pointed out very clearly that the frustration felt

today, caused by this disparity in income distribution,

is directly linked to the popularity of out of the

mainstream presidential candidates like Donald Trump

and Bernie Sanders.

It was a most interesting and informative talk.




May 11, 2016: Member Alan Fox and

Randy Ross

will show pictures and discuss

their recent trip to Cuba.

May 25,2016: The guest speaker will be the new

Poughkeepsie Mayor, Rob Rolison.



Save the date: June 8, 2016

At Locust Grove, Rt. 9, Poughkeepsie

Forget all your cardiologist told you!

It's time for some good kosher, artery-clogging

corned beef, pastrami, and the WORKS!!!

AND....... you can bring your wife.



A highlight of the year happened on December 9, when

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

spoke at our meeting.

The meeting took place at the Hyde Park Cappola's Italian

restaurant.  A feast of fine Italian food was followed by a

special talk in which a very busy County Executive spoke on

a wide variety of topics affecting every county resident.

  He reported that economic growth in the county is on the

upswing, and he claimed, with no bias, that his policies are

largely responsible for that growth.




Elaine Hayes, Executive Director of the

Mount Gulian Historic Site,

spoke at the September 30, 2015 meeting.

The site has been in use since the Revolutionary War.

All were thrilled to see Martin dressed in a uniform from

the era, wielding a musket!!


The October 15, 2015 meeting, held at the Italian Center,

featured Dr. Alison Nohara, a neurosurgeon  from

Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

In a popular husband and wife event, she spoke on

new procedures to treat stroke patients.


Rabbi Eliazar Langer of the Congregtion Schomre Israel

gave the club an inspiring presentation at the

September 9, 2015, meeting, which was held at the




At the November 4, 2015, meeting,

Julie and David Gorlewski,

Professors of Education at

SUNY New Paltz, discussed the Common

Core controversy. Their talk was

titled,"Knowledge,Standards, and


Complicating the Common Core." 

A very lively discussion about this

very relevant topic followed their





On November 18, member Les Muldodrf

spoke about Jewish traditions

concerning  Chevra Kaddisha.



Stay tuned for information about

upcoming meetings and speakers



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Dates and Events!

Harding Club Mugs on sale for $6 each!







For anyone requiring Condolences please email Stu Chimkin at schimkin@hvc.rr.com 


For membership information please contact

Lew Sims, President, at hardingclub1923@gmail.com

David Shron, Vice President, at hardingclub1923@gmail.com



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