Fun Events and Networking Opportunities!

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.




October 28th, 2022- Luncheon Meeting

Please join us Friday October 28th, 2022

Ilio DiPaolo’s
3785 South Park Avenue
Blasdell, NY 14219

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

Lunch will be buffet and the menu will be :
Garden Salad
Warm Italian Rolls
Penne Pasta with Ilio’s House Sauce
Italian Green Beans
Rosemary Red Potatoes
Chicken Marsala
Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions
Spumoni for dessert
 Our guests will be from The South Buffalo Community Table.  Their soup kitchen has been serving over a thousand hot meals a month to the hungry in our community.
It is because of the many wonderful volunteers, local farmers, businesses and the South Buffalo community that they are able to offer nutritious, hot meals Monday through Thursday each week and on holidays.
Please check out their website:
Our financial support helps the Table pay food bills, utilities, maintenance on the equipment, insurance and so much more. Many people donate in memory of a loved one.
They are asking for monetary donations, canned goods, paper products and cleaning supplies.
Please register today! Looking forward to a great meeting and a successful turnout!

Lunch is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non members.




2022 Golf Outing - Friday Sept. 16th

Thursday August 4th, 2022- Summer Outing

Please join us Thursday August 4th, 2022 for our Summer Outing!

River Grill 
70 Aqua Lane
Tonawanda, NY 14150

The event starts at 5 pm.

Dinner includes: Steak, Chicken, RIbs, Claims, Salads and Top Shelf Open Bar.

Music for the evening will be by Mark Christy 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 24th, 2022 - Luncheon Meeting

WNYIA June Luncheon Meeting: June 24, 2022 at 12 noon for refreshments and 12:30 for lunch.
To be held at :
Diamond Hawk Golf Course 255 Sonwil Dr. Cheektowaga, NY 14225
The lunch will be as follows:

Cup of Soup of the day

Choice of one:


Mixed Greens with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette, Wasabi Peas, Scallions, Cucumber Noodles, Wakame, Grilled Sesame Crusted Tuna, Pickled Ginger.erved with homemade pickles and chips.


Toasted Caraway Sea Salt Roll, Horseradish Spread on Fresh Weck Roll.  Served with homemade pickles and chips.


Triple Stacked Smoked Turkey, American Cheese, Bacon Jam, Lettuce, Tomato. Served with homemade pickles and chips.

Assorted cookies and brownies.

The speaker for the month will be ELIZABETH O’DONNELL FROM GLIDING STARS OF WNY. She is here to give us more information in regards to exactly what they do and how much our donation is going to help. Gliding stars organization provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to increase their personal potential through the development of ice-skating skills in a regular program of instruction, utilizing our specialized adaptive equipment while practicing in their own WNY community.


Looking forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Lunch is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non members.


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May 20th, 2022 - Luncheon Meeting

WNYIA May Luncheon Meeting: May 20th at 12 noon for refreshments and 12:30 for lunch.
To be held at :
Magruder’s 4995 Broadway Depew, NY 14043
The lunch will be as follows:
Chef Salad
Rolls, Butter, Coffee and Tea
Steak Roll Ups
Baked Chicken
Penne Pasta with Sauce
Homemade Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Seasonal Vegetables
Assorted Desserts
Our speaker for the month will be Matt Parrino from the Buffalo Bills Beat Reporter with Channel 4.
Please come out and listen to what he has to say about the upcoming Buffalo Bills Season and all the recent draft decisions and why they did what they did.
Lunch is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non members.



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April 29th, 2022 - Luncheon Meeting

WNYIA April Luncheon Meeting: April 29th at 12 noon for refreshments and 12:30 for lunch.
To be held at :
Ripa’s 4218 Walden Avenue Lancaster, NY 14086
Lunch will consist of the following:
Rolls and Butter
Homemade Soup
Boneless Breaded Pork Chops
Chicken Marsala
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Homemade Rigatoni with Meat Sauce
Mixed Vegetables
Ice cream

Our speaker for the month is Whirlwind Veteran and Warrior Retreat.

Whirlwind Veteran and Warrior Retreat is a 501c3 Non-profit serving those who served  us!  Giving back to veterans by providing life-changing experiences…

Farm Therapy – Community Support – “Burn Pit”

Founders, Jerrod & Estelle will be joining us to explain all about their cause.

Please visit their website to learn more:


We will also be collecting monies for the Whirlwind Veteran and Warrior Retreat as they can purchase things much cheaper than we can, so there wish list is for monetary donations.

Lunch is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non members.


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