Cornell Book Club – Tuesday, January 10

The next Cornell Club Book Club meeting will be January 10, 2017, at the home of Rick Greenberg in Buffalo. Rick has selected a novella by Stephen KingThe Body. This selection can be found in the book Different Seasons. The audio version is available under the title “The Body”.  
The story takes place during the summer of 1960 in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. After a boy from Chamberlain, Maine named Ray Brower disappears and is presumed dead, Gordie Lachance and his three friends, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp, and Vern Tessio set out to find his body after telling their parents they will be camping out. During the course of their journey, the boys, who all come from abusive or dysfunctional families, come to grips with some of the harsh truths of growing up in a small factory town that does not seem to offer them much in the way of a future.” (from Wikipedia)
In the Erie County library system, there are copies of the book and an audio version of the novella.
Please let Celinda Crego  (cac432@aol.com) know if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting.

Men’s Hockey, Cornell vs. St. Lawrence at Lynah Rink – January 21

Saturday, January 21 – Pre-game food & beverages – 4:30 PM

Game starts at 7:00 PM

Lynah Rink
536 Campus Rd
Ithaca, NY 14853

$20 per person

Come one, come all to watch the Cornell Men’s Hockey team host the St. Lawrence Saints on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to make the pilgrimage back to campus to watch Division 1 hockey with the best fans in the country, the Lynah Faithful.

Before the game, we will meet at The Nines at 4:30 pm to celebrate and enjoy deep-dish pizza. Afterwards, we can head up to the game.  Tickets will be at “Will Call.”

A new twist this year will be the “Blue Line Club” (BLC).  The BLC will take place in Newman Gym for the first and second intermission. See map here.  Since we get a large contingency making the trek down from Buffalo, this will be an opportunity to network with other members of the club.  It could also be a meeting point to catch up with someone on-campus as well.  The cool part about this is that if they are not going to the game, they will not need a hockey ticket to get into Newman Gym.  We will have light food and refreshments there.

Click HERE to register and purchase tickets.

For event questions, please contact Tim Vanini at lavanooche@icloud.com.

Cornell Cares Day – Volunteer at The Teacher’s Desk – Saturday, January 7

Saturday, January 7 – 9 AM – Noon

22 Northhampton St. Buffalo, NY

During the 2017 “Cornell Cares Day” the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will volunteer at The Teacher’s Desk. The Teacher’s Desk is the store where teachers shop free for books, school supplies and teacher resources for students in their classrooms. Its mission is to distribute free school supplies to students in need, to encourage teachers and to provide purpose through volunteerism. See www.theteachersdesk.org for more information.

The Cornell team help sort warehouse inventory and stock the store shelves. The Club will provide lunch after we finish our work.

Below is a short video about the Teacher’s Desk https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F_7ZQ6IHvxiU&token=dN1HGBpRdPKe2VMhi7XYgq0EFEL19PvMOLeEn0BAzD8%3D

Online registration will open soon.  Contact Jack McGowan jam565@cornell.edu with any questions.

Local College Alumni Social – Tuesday, December 6

Local College Alumni Social @ SOHO Burger Bar

Tuesday, December 6th – 6:00PM start

$20 per person includes well drink/beer/wine and assorted appetizers.

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo invites local college alumni to meet and greet at Soho Burger Bar in downtown Buffalo.  Join us for an evening of socializing with other alumni of local colleges and enhance your network in the greater Buffalo area. Enjoy assorted signature mini burgers, house made chips, and Buffalo chicken egg rolls.

Registration for this event will conclude on Sunday, December 4th. 

For event questions, please contact Catherine March at catherineamarch@gmail.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl, at dc37@cornell.edu.

To register:  http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=5168&content_id=6215

CAAAN Kickoff Dinner – Wednesday, November 30

2016 CAAAN Kickoff Dinner

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 – 6:30 PM

Chef’s Restaurant
291 Seneca Street
Buffalo NY 14204

Per tradition, Buffalo-area CAAAN (Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network) volunteers and all interested alumni of Cornell are invited to our annual CAAAN Kick-Off Dinner, to be held at Chef’s Restaurant in downtown Buffalo on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. While enjoying your choice of Chef’s delicious Italian specialties, you will have the chance to learn more about the CAAAN program (the program wherein alumni meet and talk with prospective students about the Cornell experience) while meeting other alumni and learning more about the Cornell admissions process.

Many alumni attest that their role as a CAAAN volunteer is one of the most rewarding activities one can do as a Cornellian!

For those who are new to the CAAAN program, please be sure to sign-up today at their website.

The cost for the dinner is $18 per person, and will include a selection of a main dish with salad, dessert, tea, and coffee. A cash bar will be available. Attendees have the choice of pre-ordering chicken cacciatore, lasagna with meat ball, or Chef’s famous spaghetti parmesan. Special dietary options are available upon request.

Register at http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=5350&content_id=6341

For event questions, please contact Matthew Nagowski ’05 at nagowski@cornell.edu.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

Forest Lawn Trolley Tour – Saturday, October 29

Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 11:00 AM

Forest Lawn Cemetery
1411 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209

$20 per person

Join us for a journey through Forest Lawn for an entertaining and informative two-hour trolley tour.

As you ride in a climate controlled trolley through the historic and beautifully landscaped grounds you will learn about Forest Lawn’s history, including the rural cemetery movement.  Also featured will be information about the art and architecture, trees, waterways and wildlife in the landmark grounds.

But, most importantly, you will hear the many fascinating stories about many of Forest Lawn’s permanent residents and the tour will feature a few of the many Cornell Alumnae that call Forest Lawn their final resting place.

Register at http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=4594&content_id=5803

Event Questions? E-mail Dave Meade at nys.dave@gmail.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

Presentation on Digital Assets at Death by Judge Barbara Howe – Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Hotel Lafayette
391 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

6:00 PM start – $30 per person includes hors d’oevres, desert and coffee and tea service.  Cash bar.

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is excited and proud to have Judge Barbara Howe (A&S) MA ’73, PhD ’76 present to our Cornell community at The Hotel Lafayette.

Email accounts, digital purchases, bank and brokerage accounts, social networking profiles and photo sharing are seamlessly integrated into our everyday lives.  But what happens to these things when we are no longer around? Deciding how to manage your digital legacy just may be the trickiest estate-planning task.  Digital assets, which can have both sentimental and monetary value, often go unaddressed in estate planning and yet, having your digital assets documented and organized is a vital part of estate planning.

Join us for an evening with Judge Howe as she discusses Digital Assets at Death and the importance of considering these assets as you plan for the future.

Registration for this event will conclude on Monday, September 12th.  Register at http://cornelluniversity.imodules.com/s/1717/alumni/event.aspx?sid=1717&gid=2&pgid=3757&content_id=4904

For event questions, please contact Tim Vanini at lavanooche@icloud.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.