Fun Events and Networking Opportunities!

October 27th, 2023- Luncheon Meeting

Please join us Friday October 27th, 2023

Buffalo Airport Hotel
4600 Genesee St.
Buffalo, NY 14225

Cocktails are served at 12 noon and lunch will be served at 12:30

Lunch is the following:
Garden Salad
Beef on Weck Sliders
Chicken Breast with Mediterranian Orzo Salad
Seasonal Vegetables
Penne Pasta with Red Sauce
Rolls and Butter
Chef’s choice dessert
Our speaker for the month is as follows:
Red Dragon School of Martial Arts
Sifu Robert A. Gott was born, raised, and educated in the Buffalo, New York area. He is the President of the Red Dragon School of Martial Arts Inc. where he teaches martial arts full time. Robert began his journey in martial arts in 1971. His experience includes Judo, Kenpo Karate, Hung Gar Kung Fu, Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan, Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan, and Wu Hao Style Tai Chi Chuan. Throughout over 45 years of experience; his teachers include Master Ting Fong Wong, Master Norm Mandarino, Grand Master Yang Zhen Duo, Master Sun Yongtian, Master Chen Zhenglei, Master Wu Wenhan, Master Ma Hailong, Master Yang Jun, Grand Master Zhang Yuanming and Sifu James Fox. Still to this day, he continues his educational experience. He has competed locally, nationally, and internationally and his most significant accomplishment is winning four gold medals and two silver medals representing the United States at the Yang Family Style Invitational Tournament held in Shangxi Province, China in 2007 and 2012. Award-winning instructor and four-time Gold medalist he has won over 40 trophies and medals throughout the United States, Canada, and China. He was the featured Martial Arts Champion in the Yang Family Style Tai Chi Journal with worldwide distribution in August 2007. Over 45 years of experience training and teaching martial arts in the Western New York area. Most recently during a tour in China after presenting at the Traditional Chinese Medicine University of Cheng Du, The Doaist Temple of Wudang Mountain, and several other public venues, he was pronounced Chinese Martial Art Master and accepted a lineage disciple to become the 151st Generation Succesor by Grand Master Zhang Yuanming, Chairman World Association for Doaist Medicine & Self Cultivation.
He will be teaching us Tai Chi.

Lunch is $40.00 for members and $45.00 for non members.




2023 Golf Outing - Friday Sept. 15th





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Fri. Aug. 18th, 2023- Aug Meeting

Date: August 18th at Noon at East Eden Tavern.

A trip to Whirlwind Warrior Veterans Retreat to tour the facility and learn about all that they do to help veterans with PTSD.
We will be starting out with Lunch at the East Eden Tavern and Smoke House located at 8163 East Eden Rd. Eden, NY 14057 at Noon
After lunch we will put on our Muck boots and go to the farm for a tour of the facility.
Whirlwind Warrior Veterans Retreat 10210 Clarksburg Rd. Eden, NY 14057
As for the cost, you are responsible for your own spending that day.
After the tour for anyone who is interested we will be going to a happy hour as well. Place to be determined.



Thursday July 20th, 2023- Summer Outing

Please join us Thursday July 20th, 2023 for our Summer Outing – RAIN OR SHINE!

***If you are planning to come to the Summer Outing, Please sign up as soon as possible. We have to meet a certain amount of people otherwise we will need to cancel the party. ***

River Grill 
70 Aqua Lane
Tonawanda, NY 14150

The event starts at 5 pm.

Dinner includes: Carved Prime Rid, Carved Ham,  Chicken Wings, Clams, Salads, corn on the cob and Top Shelf Open Bar.

Music for the evening will be by Under Arrest Due and will be starting at 5:30 pm til 8:30 pm.

Cost is $60.00 per person


We will be having a 50/50 drawing that day as well.

We are in need of door prizes for the event so if you have something that you can donate that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone!

June 30th, 2023 - Luncheon Meeting

WNYIA June Luncheon Meeting:
June 30th, 2023
To be held at :
Buffalo Airport Hotel
4600 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14225
Speaker will be Megan Schilling – Speaking on Artificial Intelligence – the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.
Refreshments start at 12 noon and lunch will be served at 12:30
Lunch is the following:
Green Salad
Herb Roasted Chicken
Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions
Garlic Green Beans
Spaghetti Garlic and Olive Oil
Rolls & Butter
Chef’s Choice Dessert
We are asking you to bring lottery tickets or a bottle of liquor or a gift card for the golf outing mega raffle. There is no charity this month, so therefore we were hoping for a donation for the golf outing.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Lunch is $40.00 for members and $45.00 for non members.




May 19th, 2023 - Luncheon Meeting

WNYIA May Luncheon Meeting:

Friday, May 19th
JP’s Pub
1986 Lake View Road
Lake View, NY 14085


12 noon for refreshments – 12:30 lunch

Our guest speaker will be Kevin Johns. Kevin is a paramedic with the Lake Shore Fire Co. He will do a brief class/demonstration on the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and offer a tour of an ambulance that will be brought to the restaurant parking lot.

Our lunch will be as follows:

  • House Chef Salad
  • Buttered Red Bliss Spuds
  • Butter Broccoli
  • Roast Beef Thin Sliced in Au Jus (with weck and plain rolls)
  • Chicken Breast in Piccata Sauce
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Dessert

$40.00 for member / $45.00 for non-members / Guest of member is free (Includes a drink ticket)




April 28th, 2023 - Luncheon Meeting

WNYIA April Luncheon Meeting:

April 28th, 2023 at Noon for refreshments and 12:30 for Lunch.

Location: Chef’s Restaurant, 291 Seneca Street, Buffalo NY 14204

Buffet Lunch as follows:

  • Salad
  • Vetetable Tray
  • Rigatoni
  • Meatballs
  • Green Beans
  • Stuffed Shells
  • Chicken Cutlets
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Coffee/Brewed Hot Tea
  • Cannoli

Our Charity and Guest Speaker will be Sandra Lauer, Sloan Comfort Care Home (SCCH). Comfort Care Homes across the country provide free, compassionate care in a homelike setting to people with terminal illness. Please visit their website to learn more

We will be collecting Amazon or Visa/Mastercard gift cards for SCCH.  They have a wish list of items they like to purchase from Amazon we would like to present them the gift card so they can acquire the items as needed.

Lunch cost $40 Member, $45 Non-member.






March 31st, 2023 - March Luncheon

The meeting this month is March 31st at Sean Patrick’s 3480 MIllersport Hwy Getzville, NY 14068.

Refreshments at 12 Noon and lunch will be served at 12:30pm.

Speaker for the month will be

Launch NY is a nonprofit venture development organization in upstate NY.
They provide a pro bono mentoring and access to risk capital for high-growth startups.

Lunch will consist of the following:

Rolls and butter
Cream of Potato Soup
Baby Red Potatoes
Glazed Carrots
Corn Beef and Cabbage
Encrusted Haddock with a lobster sauce on the side
Vanilla ice cream with mint sauce
Coffee and Tea

Cost is $40.00 for member and $45.00 for non members

Please remember to pay your dues.


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February 24th, 2023- Luncheon Meeting

Location:  J’s White Elephant 1404 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna NY  14218

Cocktails are served at 12 Noon and lunch will be served at 12:30
Buffet Lunch and menu as follows:
Boneless Breaded Pork Chops & Applesauce
Broiled Fish
Scalloped Potatoes
Maple Glazed Carrots
Tomato & Onion Vinaigrette
Garden Salad
Rolls & Butter
Our guest will be Jeffrey Pirrone: executive director of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness.  NAMI is a non-profit agency who’s volunteers and members work to improve thelives of all who face the challenges of mental illness every day.  Website:
Lunch Cost $40 member, $45 Non-Member.




January 27th, 2023- Wine Tasting Luncheon

The Western New York Insurance Association is pleased and excited to announce that we have scheduled our annual wine tasting luncheon.  Please join us for an afternoon of exceptional wines chosen from the world’s best wine-growing regions! (Well, the ones that we can afford!)
This tasting event will be hosted by our very own Sommelier, Lori Kozuch and her knowledgeable wine connoisseur husband, Dennis Kozuch.  We are thankful that they have agreed to share their expertise after sampling so many, many, many, many different varieties.

Please join us Friday January 27th, 2023

Italian Village Restaurante
6354 Transit Road
Depew, NY  14043

Our afternoon begins with a delectable sit-down luncheon (Yes! Sit down luncheon! No buffet!) featuring … your choice of one of the following:
  • chicken marsala
  • eggplant parm
  • spaghetti & meatballs
Also included is salad, baked rigatoni, roll & butter, coffee, tea and dessert.
Immediately following lunch, Lori and Dennis will take you on an amazing wine tasting experience.  Guaranteed to be something you won’t soon forget! Hurry to register.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Also, if anyone is interested in running for a position on the board of directors, please reach out to Kevin Johns.

Lunch is 35.00 for members and 40.00 for non members.




December 7th, 2022- WNYIA Annual Christmas Party


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Please join us WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7TH AT 5:30 PM


Cocktails start at 5:30
Dinner starts at 6:30

The holiday dinner is as follows:

*all meals are gluten free
*3 hours of open bar
*Chef’s crudite with grilled breads and; crackers and; shrimp cocktail
*Artisan bread and butter
*Fresh garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette
*Red mashed potatoes
*Fresh seasonal vegetables

You have the choice of three of the following for your entrée:

  • Garlic Herb Tenderloin Tips with sweet pepper & onion with tzatziki drizzle
  • Chicken Wurlitzer – boneless (breaded or grilled) chicken breast, artichoke hearts, fresh mozzarella & sweet pepper tomato coulis
  • Pan Seared Salmon with a brown sugar and spice rub

Please RSVP no later than November 30th 2022.

Cost of dinner is $65.00 per member and $70 per guest.




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