Calling all Volunteers!

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is proud to collaborate with Cornell in Buffalo affiliate the Partnership for the Public Good as they facilitate educational workshops throughout the community. The PPG is offering monthly budgeting and personal finance workshops for individual instruction and coaching. Participants receive one on one feedback and are able to work on personal financial goals – debt reduction, savings and retirement planning, or creating a monthly budget. 
Partnership for the Public Good
The PPG has asked for Cornell Alumni volunteers to assist as coaches – so that each participant can receive the personal attention of their own tutor. Volunteers will be given curriculum and coaching guides, to facilitate consistency among coaches. Volunteers may sign up monthly or sporadically for these 2 hour workshops. 
 
Email Catherine March at catherineamarch@gmail.com for questions or to sign up to assist with this opportunity.

Autumn Book Club Selections – Oct 17 & Nov 14

The October 17 (third Tuesday) Book Club meeting will be hosted by Rick Greenberg. Rick has selected a mystery, A Trick of the Light, by a Canadian author, Louise Penny. “Artist Clara Morrow is about to have a a trick of the light prestigious show of her paintings when her childhood friend is found murdered, and the finger of suspicion points to Clara. Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate, and using his trademark powers of deduction and his intuitive knack for the right question at the right time, he exposes the darkness that underlies the bright stars of Montreal’s art world, where competition between friends, and even between husband and wife, can turn lethal. .” ―Lisa Scottoline

There are many copies of this book in the county library system.

The November 14 (second Tuesday) Book Club meeting will be hosted by Buffalo gal a memoirEli Kaufman. Eli has chosen a humorous nonfiction book, Buffalo Gal: a Memoir by Laura Pedersen. “A wonderful memoir about growing up in Buffalo in the 70s and 80s. ” – from Goodreads.

There are many copies of this book in the county library system.

Please contact Celinda Crego (cac432@aol.com) for additional information, or if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting.

Give my regards…

Join your fellow Cornellians to eat, drink and be merry on Zinck’s Night, Thursday, October 19. International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is Cornell’s world-wide annual social event in honor of Ithaca saloonkeeper Theodore Zinck, as memorialized in Give my Regards to Davy.

Our Buffalo celebration will be from 6-8pm at Lakeward Sprits, Buffalo’s largest craft distillery. Tour the distillation process and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with alumni. Cash bar; light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Please register in advance and reach out to Kelly Scherer at kkm53@cornell.edu with questions.

Great Fall Events

Sept 9th – Putting Away Summer with CCoGB- friends and family mini golf

As the summer draws to a close we’d like to celebrate with mini golf and arcade fun at Adventure Landing in Tonawanda, NY. Join us Saturday, September 9th at 2 pm for a round of 9, 18 or 36 and maybe squeeze in some pinball or Ms Pacman! Friends and family are welcome – price includes 3 hours of unlimited miniature golf and 20 arcade tokens. Stay for one round or a whole afternoon of fun!

Cost: $7 per person
When: Saturday, September 92-5 pm
Where: 2400 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY

Please register in advance. http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=9185&content_id=9561

See you on the course!

For any questions about the event, please contact Catherine March at catherineamarch@gmail.com.
For any registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

 

Sept 19th – Book Club gathering – The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

7:00 PM at the home of Chris Rockwell in Williamsville, Sept 19thShe has selected a humorous book, The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.” There are many copies of the book in the Buffalo and Erie County library system.

 

Please let Celinda Crego (cac432@aol.com) know if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting. 

 

Hike the Niagara Gorge Railway Trail

The Great Gorge Railway was completed in 1895 to serve visitors to the Falls. Today the former railway bed serves as the trail on which we will be walking from the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center to the Whirlpool Rapids. See Trail #4 on the map. The trail is 1.1 miles (2.2 miles round trip), is rated as ‘Easy’, and the slope is listed as gentle. Plan to walk about 1.5 to 2 hours.

DAY/DATE/TIME: Saturday October 7, Meet by 9:30 am
GATHER/MEET at the Hiking Trails Information booth, the small building with the restrooms about 50 feet east from the entrance doors of Discovery Center.
PARK in parking lot for the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, which is accessible from the Niagara Scenic Parkway. Click to see map.
REGISTRATION: http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=9508&content_id=9848

For event questions, please contact Robert Kosobucki at bobk2010@gmail.com.
For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.