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Upcoming Club Events

  • September 16th - Hamburg Brewing Company Tour - Register below!
  • September 18th - 19th - Cornell University Homecoming 2015
  • September 19th - Fall Riverkeeper Clean Up
  • October 15th - Zinck's Night
  • November 4th - CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner

Look for additional information below on each event as it becomes available.


August 27, 2015 (#)

Hamburg Brewing Company Tour September 16th

On Wednesday September 16th the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will be touring the Hamburg Brewing Company. Since October of 2013 this brewery has been one of the leaders in the renaissance of brewing in Western New York. Join us for a private guided tour of their brewing and bottling spaces. After the tour we will each receive an HBC glass to keep (filled with beer of your choice) and have the opportunity to purchase a tasting or any additional beers you wish. If the weather is nice plan to stick around and enjoy their patio and the live band the brewery has booked.

All friends and family are welcome to attend!


What: Hamburg Brewing Company Tour

When: Wednesday September 16, 2015

Where: Hamburg Brewing Company
6553 Boston State Road
Hamburg, NY 14075
www.hamburgbrewing.com

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
The tour will start at 6:30pm and last about 45 minutes. After that we are free to hang around in the tasting room and on the patio until they close.

Cost: $12 per person (cost includes the tour and an HBC glass filled with beer. Any additional beverage purchases will be the responsibility of the attendees).

Note: all attendees must be 21 years of age.

Register HERE.


Questions? Email Patricia Herby at patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com.


August 27, 2015 (#)

Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Bison's Friday Night Bash Game

What could be better than an evening of baseball, racing mascots, hot dogs and fireworks in downtown Buffalo?! The Cornell Club of Buffalo will be attending the Buffalo Bisons game on Friday August 28th to watch the Herd take on the Pawtucket Red Sox. Game time is 7:05pm and this is the last Friday Night Bash of the season. Ticket quantities are limited so get them early!

All family and friends are invited - the more the merrier!

What: Buffalo Bison's Game

Where: Coca-Cola Field

When: Friday August 28th

Time: game start is 7:05pm

Cost: $10.75 per person

Register HERE.

Tickets sales will end Friday August 21 at noon so we can coordinate the number of tickets needed with the Bisons. Tickets will not be available for our group the day of the event so register now!

Questions? Email Dave Meade at david.meade@cornell.edu.


August 3, 2015 (#)

Rescheduled for August 4th: Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho Burger Bar!

The new date for this rescheduled event is Tuesday August 4th. As before, multiple alumni clubs in the Western New York area are invited for an evening of food, drinks and networking. Join us to celebrate summer and meet some new faces on one of Buffalo's best patios! We will have the second floor patio for this event.

We hope all who had previously registered for the original date will still be able to join us!

Date: Tuesday August 4th

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: Soho Burger Bar
64 West Chippewa Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Cost: $20 per person

Cost includes food and two drink tickets. Menu includes mini signature burgers, zucchini corn fritters, parmesan truffle tater tots, and house made chips.

Please register HERE.

Questions? Email patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com.


July 15, 2015 (#)

Genesee-Wyoming-Orleans-Livingston Regional Cornell Club Sesquicentennial Party and Student Send off

The Genesee-Wyoming-Orleans-Livingston Regional Cornell Club is celebrating Cornell's 150th Anniversary with a special BBQ Picnic on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Wyoming, NY which is in northeastern Wyoming County. This is a combined alumni and student event and they are inviting members from any other nearby clubs to attend including the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo. Please see their invitation below and contact the emails indicated with questions or to register.

The meal will include delicious chicken BBQ, DeGroff's sweet corn, salads, rolls, desserts and more. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Cold beverages will also be provided. We are planning on starting at 12:30 and we will eat at 1:15.

We are very pleased to have the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Kathryn Boor, as our guest speaker! We will also have a brief program which includes our traditional new student send-off and recognition of all active students. We will have opportunities to visit with alumni from all over WNY and it is a great opportunity to make arrangements to meet your Cornell colleagues (even if from outside of our area) at the BBQ, as all Cornellians and their guests are invited. It will be a beautiful afternoon to enjoy the summer weather and a very nice setting on a Wyoming County farm.

So please mark your calendars for this memorable WNY Cornell get-together on July 26 and help celebrate 150 years of our Alma Mater and its rich history and your great futures! The food, the comradery, and the setting all make for a great afternoon - so please do come and show your support for Cornell and our special guest, Kathryn Boor, PhD!

RSVP by email to Hans Kunze at hans.kunze@steubentrust.com or lesliekunze@aol.com or by calling Hans at 585-813-2676 or Sarah Noble-Moag at 585-738-8291 or Kendra Lamb at 585-409-1543 . RSVPs by July 19 appreciated so that proper seating arrangements can be made!

The BBQ will be held at the home of Hans ('82) and Leslie Kunze, 6340 LaGrange Road, Wyoming, NY 14591. Directions are very simple, but feel free to call Hans for details.


July 15, 2015 (#)

Cornell Book Club selections for August 11 and September 8

Please let Celinda Crego know if you would like to join and/or host an upcoming meeting (hosts are needed for September, October, and November). The host has the privilege of choosing the book selection (except for September - which is the Cornell New Student Reading Project selection). Celinda can be reached at cac432@aol.com.


DATE: August 11 , 2015
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: The Warden by Anthony Trollope
From a customer review on Amazon: "For many years, the kindly and unambitious Rev. Septimus Harding has been warden of Hiram's Hospital, a residence for poor men who have nowhere else to go, a place where they may live comfortably, get a small stipend from the estate of Mr. Hiram, and live out their lives in peace. The warden of Hiram's Hospital has also been living at peace, until John Bold, a young reformer, questions why Mr. Harding, as warden, gets eight hundred pounds a year for accepting the title of warden, which does not require him to do much else. The bedesmen living in the hospital get only shillings, and Bold wonders whether the real intentions of Hiram's bequest to establish the hospital, more than four hundred years ago, are being honored in the present."
HOST: Matt Nagowski (Buffalo)


DATE: September 8, 2015
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: Slaughterhouse - Five by Kurt Vonnegut '44
Written in Vonnegut's signature conversational style, "Slaughterhouse-Five" is considered a classic of American literature. The Cornell alum's (Class of 1944) celebrated anti-war book is in part a fictionalized memoir of his World War II experiences - in particular, the fire bombing of Dresden by Allied forces in February 1945, while Vonnegut was a prisoner of war. Published in 1969 and subtitled "The Children's Crusade - A Duty Dance With Death," the book begins: "All this happened, more or less." (an excerpt from the Cornell announcement) for further details :
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/04/vonneguts-anti-war-novel-chosen-reading-project
HOST: TBD

DATE:October 13 , 2015
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: TBA
HOST: TBD

DATE: November 10, 2015
TIME :7:00 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: TBA
HOST: TBD


July 15, 2015 (#)

Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho - WILL BE RESCHEDULED

Due to the fact that the Corporate Challenge is also this Thursday June 25, we saw low registration for the networking event at Soho and have decided to reschedule so that the event will be a valuable experience. Please watch for future email correspondence which will provide the new date and registration link.

Note: anyone who had registered for Thursday's event already will be refunded the cost of the ticket.

Should there be any questions, please email Tricia Herby at patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com.


June 23, 2015 (#)

Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho Burger Bar!

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is hosting an Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho on Thursday June 25th! Multiple alumni clubs in the Western New York area are invited for an evening of food, drinks and networking. Come enjoy a summer night on one of Buffalo's best patios!

Date: Thursday June 25th

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: Soho Burger Bar
64 West Chippewa Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Cost: $20 per person

Cost includes food and two drink tickets. Menu includes mini signature burgers, zucchini corn fritters, parmesan truffle tater tots, and house made chips.

Register HERE by Monday June 22 at noon.

Questions? Email patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com.


June 15, 2015 (#)

Hike Chestnut Ridge to the Famous Eternal Flame!

On Saturday June 13th, Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo President Jack McGowan will be leading a hike through Chestnut Ridge to the Eternal Flame. The group will meet at 10AM in the parking lot that is closest to shelter 31. See map of the park here (shelter 31 is on the far left side of the map and there is a parking area indicated just below and slightly to the right of it on the map). Jack will then lead the group on the Orienteering Trail to the Eternal Flame. The hike will be approximately 3 miles round trip and should take about 2 hours.

When the group returns to the parking area around noon, a grill and picnic table location will be scouted to cook some hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch. The Cornell Club will supply the hot dogs and hamburgers. Attendees are asked to bring drinks and any other food that might be wanted. Please also bring folding chairs for seating during lunch.

Please email Jack McGowan at jpjpg@verizon.net if you are interested in attending and indicate the number in your party. If you are only interested in joining the group for lunch you are more than welcome, however please email Jack and indicate this as well. As mentioned above, the hiking group should be back in the parking lot at about noon and a picnic table/grill location will then be chosen based on availability.


May 26, 2015 (#)

Future Book Club Meetings

The Book Club normally meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, in member's homes. If you would like to join us, please contact Celinda Crego at cac432@aol.com for more information. We strive for variety and will be reading a diverse selection of books. Feel free to attend as your interest or schedule allows.
Matt Nagowski has added a list of books read to date by the Book Club to the Cornell Club website.
It is available at: http://www.cornellclub-buffalo.org/book_club.shtml

DATE: June 9th
TIME : 7 PM
TITLE & AUTHOR: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula LeGuin
HOST: Christina Rockwell (Williamsville area)
Christina describes this as "philosophical science fiction". Multiple copies available through the Buffalo & Erie County library.
"A classic science fiction novel by one of the greatest writers of the genre, set in a future world where one man's dreams control the fate of humanity.
In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own purposes. " from Amazon


May 26, 2015 (#)

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

BOOK TALK AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Presented by Rosemary Batt
Professor, Cornell University ILR School

June 4, 2015
7:00 PM

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Private Equity at Work is a wonderful introduction to private equity. Applebaum and Batt provide a comprehensive examination of private equity and its role in the U.S. economy and society.
Since 2000, nearly 11,500 companies--representing almost 8 million employees--have been purchased by private equity firms. As their role in the economy has increased, they have come under fire from labor unions and community advocates who argue that the proliferation of leveraged buyouts destroys jobs, causes wages to stagnate, saddles otherwise healthy companies with debt, and leads to subsidies from taxpayers. Economist Eileen Appelbaum and Professor Rosemary Batt carefully evaluate the evidence--including original case studies and interviews, legal documents, bankruptcy proceedings, media coverage, and existing academic scholarship--to demonstrate the effects of private equity on American businesses and workers.

"In this brilliant new book, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt pull back the curtain on the shadowy world of private equity and its role in the management and mismanagement of our economy." Gerald Epstein, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts

Sponsored by
Cornell University ILR School | Partnership for the Public Good
Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo | Talking Leaves Books
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site | Open Buffalo
Western New York Area Labor Federation


May 26, 2015 (#)

Notice of Annual Meeting

Dear Cornell Alumni,

On May 19th, the Cornell Club of Buffalo will be holding its second Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Faculty Lecture featuring Corey Earle '07 at the Saturn Club.

Corey Earle teaches a course and regularly gives talks on Cornell History. This will be a great opportunity to network with your fellow Buffalo-area Cornellians. For more information on Corey's presentation and to register for this event please see the post below.

As part of the Annual Meeting, we will vote on this year's new Board Members and Officers:


Eric Hoffman - Secretary - 2 years, 2015-2017
Tim Vanini - Treasurer - 2 years, 2015-2017
Jay Sackett - Director - 2 years, 2015-2017
Dave Meade - Director - 2 years, 2015-2017
Celinda Crego - Director - 2 years, 2015-2017
Matt Connors - Director - 2 years, 2015-2017


If you would like to petition for a change to the nominations above, please submit a written petition of any ten members to Liam O'Mahoney (Secretary) and Jennifer Warner '04 (Nominating Committee Chair) no later than May 12. Nominations may not be made from the floor at the annual meeting.

Respectfully Submitted,

Liam O'Mahoney, Secretary (liamom@yahoo.com)

Jennifer Shirk Warner '04, Nominating Committee Chair (jcs57@cornell.edu)


May 5, 2015 (#)

Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Dinner, Presentation & Annual Meeting Featuring Corey Earle '07

"The Founders & the Founding"

By

Cornell Historian Corey Ryan Earle, '07

Associate Director, Student & Young Alumni Programs


Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM

The Saturn Club - 977 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

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Join us to hear about Cornell's founding during this sesquicentennial year. The thirteenth Cornellian in his family, Corey Earle '07 has become a one-man repository of University history. Check out some of Corey's work here (this video features information on the founders of Cornell). As you can see in the video, Corey has an uncanny ability to make history fun and interesting. His presentation will be an event not to be missed. We will also conduct a brief annual meeting to include election of board members and a report of the year's activities.

Cash Bar - 6:00 - 6:30

Buffet Dinner - 6:30

Presentation - 7:30

Note: The Saturn Club has a dress code of business casual. No jeans are allowed.

Cost:

Cornell Alumni & Guests: $40

Recent (Class of 2009 or later) and Senior (Class of 1970 or earlier) Alumni - $30

Registration is required by May 15, 2015. Please go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1559684 for details and to register.

Questions? Contact Patricia Herby at patricia.aubrecht@gmail.com or Jack McGowan at jpjpg@verizon.net.


May 4, 2015 (#)

A History of Cornell Aeronautical Labs

At the Club's March 2015 event, on the history of Cornell Aeronautical Labs and its enduring legacy in Western New York, Lou Knotts, the CEO of Calspan Corporation, provided a fascinating history of Cornell Labs and the role that it played in the economic development of the Buffalo Region. Please read it here!


April 29, 2015 (#)



Don't forget to join our mailing list and update your contact information with the University.

Recent updates

-- Upcoming Club Events (08/27/15)

-- Hamburg Brewing Company Tour September 16th (08/27/15)

-- Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Bison's Friday Night Bash Game (08/03/15)

-- Rescheduled for August 4th: Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho Burger Bar! (07/15/15)

-- Genesee-Wyoming-Orleans-Livingston Regional Cornell Club Sesquicentennial Party and Student Send off (07/15/15)

-- Cornell Book Club selections for August 11 and September 8 (07/15/15)

-- Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho - WILL BE RESCHEDULED (06/23/15)

-- Alumni Networking Social Hour at Soho Burger Bar! (06/15/15)

-- Hike Chestnut Ridge to the Famous Eternal Flame! (05/26/15)

-- Future Book Club Meetings (05/26/15)

-- Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street (05/26/15)

-- Notice of Annual Meeting (05/05/15)

-- Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Dinner, Presentation & Annual Meeting Featuring Corey Earle '07 (05/04/15)

-- A History of Cornell Aeronautical Labs (04/29/15)

-- WNY Family Celebration of Cornell Sesquicentennial & Charter Day (03/15/15)

-- Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory & Its Ongoing Legacy in WNY (03/05/15)

-- Burchfield Penney Art Gallery Tour - The Work of Alexander O. Levy (03/03/15)

-- Book Club Selections for March and April (03/03/15)

-- Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Board of Directors - Call for Nominations (02/22/15)

-- Feb & March Book Club Selections (01/24/15)

-- Annual Winter Networking Happy Hour at Marotto's Restaurant Thursday February 12th (01/19/15)

-- Hockey Night in Ithaca (12/29/14)

-- Cornell Cares Day Saturday January 3, 2015 (12/12/14)

-- Burchfield Penney Art Gallery Tour (11/18/14)

-- Future Book Club Meetings (08/15/14)

-- Join the Club to Cheer on the Buffalo Bisons! (07/31/14)

-- Cornell Club Takes in the Music of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Canalside (07/14/14)

-- Summer Book Club (06/24/14)

-- Hiking & Exploring at Little Rock City State Forest (05/27/14)

-- Albright-Knox Art Gallery Tour of "One Another: Spiderlike, I Spin Mirrors" (05/06/14)

-- Cornell University Reunion June 5-8 (05/06/14)

-- Book Club - May and June Dates and Selections (05/06/14)

-- May/June Issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine (05/01/14)

-- Annual Meeting and Cornell Faculty Lecture is May 5 (04/01/14)

-- Future Book Club Meeting Dates (01/10/14)

-- Jan/Feb Issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine (01/06/14)

-- Big Red Hockey at Lynah! (12/09/13)

-- Cornell Baja Racing Needs Your Help! (11/25/13)

-- Upcoming Book Club Meetings (11/25/13)

-- Albright-Knox Art Gallery Tour (11/07/13)

-- CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner November 6 (10/28/13)

-- Albright-Knox Art Gallery Tour (10/28/13)

-- November Events (10/02/13)

-- Fall Issue of Cornell's EZRA Magazine (09/18/13)

-- Cornell Hockey vs. BU at MSG on Nov. 30! (09/14/13)

-- Sept/Oct Issue of Cornell Alumni Magazine (09/07/13)


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