Winter Networking Happy Hour at Marotto’s Restaurant – February 1, 2017

Join the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo and our host, Mark Marotto ’82, for the 15th year of networking, food, drinks and fun! Mark will be offering a delicious spread including the world famous pork belly pibil and smoked fish board (see full menu below). Cash bar.

What: Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo Winter Networking Happy Hour
WhereMarotto’s Restaurant
3365 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217
When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 5:30-8pm
Cost: $22 per person


Menu:  Smoked fish board (including smoked rainbow trout and carved smoked salmon), bruschetta bread, clams casino, sharp cheeses,  and pork belly pibil (made with our dry house rub, then slow roasted, served with white bean aioli and a slightly spicy house-made BBQ sauce)… famous!

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  ( 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

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 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

Register HERE .      Contact Jack McGowan 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

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl, at

To register: