|My fellow members of of the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo –|
For those of you who I haven’t yet had the opportunity to meet, I’m Catherine March, MEng ’14 and your Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo President for the 2020-2022 term. I’m delighted and honored to be serving as your President, having been involved with the club since 2014, and as the Vice President of Programming for the last 3 years.
I’m incredibly grateful to be serving our Cornell community here in Buffalo — including alumni, current students, parents, and friends of Cornell — a community that has welcomed me so warmly since moving here after my time at Cornell. I moved to Buffalo without knowing anyone, and truly found a home here–an experience owing greatly to the strength and the bonds of our Cornell family.
The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo is the oldest known Cornell Club in University history, active since 1880. We have over 2,000 alumni in the area, with around 40-45 students entering Cornell from the Buffalo-Niagara region every year.
We are a participation based model, so every local student and alumni is a member automatically, and we only charge fees for participation in some events. For the past several years, we’ve held events ranging from volunteer work days, hikes, farm tours, wine tasting, historic tours, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Bisons Games, hockey games in Ithaca, speaker events, alumni panels, trivia nights, and our monthly book club which has been meeting since 2010. We also participate in University wide events like the Spirit of Zinck’s Night held in October and Cornell Cares Day in January.
We know this year will be different. We will work to bring you events that are engaging and consistent with the University guidelines, while seeking to continue our mission. Our club is as strong and vibrant as the alumni in our community, and I look forward to meeting and interacting with many of you over the coming years.
I want to hear from you — feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to all that we can do together as a Cornell community.