The yearly outreach to find those interested in being part of the Board of Directors is underway. Please consider joining the team that brings Cornellians in Western New York together.
The Board is a group of Cornellians from a diverse array of colleges, degrees, and class years. There is likely a way for you to contribute and be involved. Every other month there is a 90 minute Board meeting, and smaller groups of the Directors plan and execute Club events.
Interested? Please reach out to our President and Nominating Committee Chair, Catherine March, ’14 (firstname.lastname@example.org). A copy of your resume would be helpful, but is not necessary. Please let us know why you are interested in being part of the Board not later than March 21, 2021.
Elections are held at our annual meeting and faculty speaker event, which will be held virtually in mid-May.
Welcome to the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo’s Book Club for March 8, 2022. We will continue to hold the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Book Club Meetings over ZOOM.
Title: The Holdout
Author: Graham Moore
Date: March 8, 2022
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM
The selection for March 8, 2022 is The Holdout by Graham Moore. This fiction book is a legal thriller that raises some interesting questions about the jury system. There are copies of this book in different formats in the library.
“A jury on a murder trial is deadlocked when a young woman manages to turn the tide to acquit; a decade later, she must face the consequences when a fellow juror is killed and she is the prime suspect.” (from book jacket)
February’s selection is in honor of President’s Day
Title: You never forget your first: a biography of George Washington Author: Alexis Coe Date: February 8. 2022 Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00
“In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book….Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor… [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible look at a president who always finishes in the first ranks of our leaders.” —Boston Globe
We will continue to hold the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Book Club Meetings over ZOOM. Any questions – please contact Celinda Crego directly at email@example.com.
Throughout 2021, we have continued to experience the vibrancy of our local community of Cornellians. This has been another upside-down year for the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo — pivoting event planning between in person and virtual as COVID-19 continues to upend expectations. We hope you were able to connect to Cornellians despite the challenges, partaking in our second virtual annual meeting, Zinck’s Night trivia and games, thought-provoking discourse in our monthly book club, meeting with the next generation of Cornellians as a CAAAN volunteer, cheering on Cornell Men’s Basketball at Canisius, or supporting a local Cornellian-owned business.
We’ve tapped into the strength and connection of our Cornell community, and know that we couldn’t have accomplished all that we have without your involvement.
This year, Cornell University announced an expansive, five-year campaign: “to do the greatest good”, words that Ezra Cornell penned more than 150 years ago. This effort is a continuation of the commitment that Cornell is a place for “any person, any study” and will be for years to come. For the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo, it reinforces our efforts to create an environment where alumni, family and students can connect and grow their ties to the community and the University.
For those interested in supporting the University’s campaign, we encourage you to make a scholarship donation to our Club’s endowment for student aid, Fund #218100. Last year, our fund supported over $32,000 in scholarships to local students.
As we look forward to 2022, we hope to see you at our events in the New Year, starting with Cornell Cares Day volunteering on January 8 to support Kevin Guest House. And as always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Club President, Catherine March ’14 if you would like to be more involved with our community of proud Cornellians. Our community is as strong as the bonds that exist between us. Let’s continue to do the greatest good for Cornell here in Buffalo.
Make a Difference in the Buffalo Community – Saturday, January 8, 2022
Help make the new year a little easier for patients and their families traveling to Buffalo for medical care. On Cornell Cares Day, join the Cornell Club of Buffalo in supporting Kevin Guest House, a local organization that provides a supportive home away from home for patients and their families. This year, there are two ways to volunteer: