I was pleased to read The Leader-Herald's article "Concordia seeks to reinvigorate Oktoberfest" on?Sept. 16. It brought back many fond memories of the times spent at the Concordia Club, particularly during the '60s and '70s, when the city was thriving with the glove and record manufacturing (MCA) industries. It served then - as it does today - as a place where families can go and meet their friends, to socialize and to participate in all kinds of events. My father, Guido Borgolini, was not only a resident of Gloversville, but he was a longtime member and a former president of the Concordia Club. During his tenure, he embraced and encouraged the best of its German traditions, its sense of community and the American spirit of volunteerism. He oversaw much of the club's improvements in the 1970s, and later on, the construction of the Concordia Club Pavilion.