Burchfield-Penney Tour

On Saturday, December 2, Nancy Spector (Agriculture and Life Sciences ‘79; BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago ’90) will lead us on a tour of the galleries at the Burchfield-Penney based upon a theme near and dear to all Cornellian hearts: SEEING RED.  Tapping into her knowledge as a current Burchfield-Penney docent, Nancy will facilitate a conversation allowing participants to look at and learn about selected artworks with the theme and express their own reactions and interpretations.

After the tour, those who wish are welcome to stick around for a self-funded “healthy-style” lunch at the Museum Café run by Don Wharfe, formerly manager at the Buffalo Yacht Club & Albright-Knox.

Plan to arrive by 10:15 on December 2nd, cost is $5 so register now, there are only nine spots left. Any Questions? Please contact Jim Schneider ’87 at jss73@cornell.edu.

Introducing the Cornell Buffalo Business Network!

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Buffalo community:

CBBN

The mission of the Cornell Buffalo Business Network (“CBBN”) is to Promote interaction among Cornellians in the WNY business community and facilitate access to business resources at Cornell University.  Join us at our inaugural event on November 16th to:

  • Network and build relationships with other Cornellians in the Buffalo business community
  • Hear about input received from our survey of suggested CBBN events & initiatives
  • Learn about our Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Directory on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2141930
  • Suggest events & initiatives that interest you

Bring your business cards!  Optional – send us your headshot, name, business, title and Cornell school & year to  kkm53@cornell.edu  to be included in our slide show at the event.

We hope to see you at Lakeward Spirits on November 16th, please register by November 14, cost is $10 and includes light refreshments. Cash bar.

Please contact Kelly Scherer kkm53@cornell.edu with any questions.

Wait, wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Reminiscent of your Chapter House glory days (RIP), join your fellow Cornellians for a night of pub trivia at Cole’s! coleslogo1The event is in the popular Geeks Who Drink format and covers everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television shows. Show off what you learned in Wines, Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds, Introductory Oceanography and Human Bonding.

Table reservations begin at 7:30 to allow participants time to order food and drinks (There is no cost to participate, but personal consumption is the responsibility of the person). Trivia begins at 8:00.

Please register in advance and reach out to Sarah Piskun (sap36@cornell.edu) with questions.

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.