Lost, but Found!

Despite a questionable forecast for last Saturday morning, the rains stopped and we had a dry hike. The trail was very challenging in terms of rocks to step over, lots of puddles, and  steps to climb. Everyone certainly had their workout for the day!

We came across a 5 month old stray cat two miles into the remote trail, deep in the Niagara Gorge. So Deborah and Bob Kosobucki ’73 carried it out, and  took it to the SPCA. During the drive, the Kosobuckis decided to adopt him, and now have him at home in foster status before formal adoption.

As tempting as the name Ezra was, Deborah and Bob have named him Kitty.  After just a few days of training, Kitty has already shown himself to be smart by cat standards (and very affectionate!).  Kitty is in training so that he will respond to voice commands, especially ‘no’, and so that he won’t scratch or bite.  Bob’s a bit of a ‘cat whisper’ and is working to establish trust with Kitty.

 

A big thank you to Bob Kosobucki ’73 for not only leading a challenging hike, but for taking in Kitty as well!

CBBN Presents: Key Impacts of the Recent Tax Changes

Curious about what the recent changes to tax laws mean for you and/or your business?

Join the Cornell Buffalo Business Network for an overview of key impacts from legal, accounting, and investment perspectives. Speakers include:

– Tom Nelson, Esq., Hodgson Russ | Partner, Tax Practice Area Leader, International Tax Practice Leader

– Mary Ellen Mitchell, CPA, Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kirshner LLP | Principal, Tax Planning and Compliance

– Mark Beardi, CFP, SY Associates | Financial Advisor

A Q&A session and networking will follow the speaker series. Register today

Call for Buffalo Area Alumni Mentors this Summer

2018 High Road Fellowship Mentorship Program

The inaugural High Road Fellowship Mentorship Program will match fellows with alumni through the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo. Since 1880, Buffalo Cornellians have been actively supporting the University, and this presents another fantastic opportunity for our region to give back to Cornell.

Your commitment as a mentor will be to attend an orientation and meet at least twice during the summer with your assigned mentee. Mentors will serve as Buffalo ambassadors for the fellows and also provide consultation on academic and career paths.

Interested alumni should email Nicole Golias ’16 at njg56@cornell.edu by May 30th 2018. Mentors will be assigned to students based on alignment to student background and interests. Please include:

  • name
  • college and class year
  • current (or most recent, if retired) profession
  • city/town of residence
  • any non-profit or board involvement
  • any hobbies
  •  a brief statement (1-2 sentences) indicating why you would like to mentor a High Road Fellow this summer!

Faculty Speaker & Annual Meeting

Please join us at our annual meeting this May 7th – a Cornell faculty presentation and dinner at the Saturn Club. Come for a cocktail in the Lounge and Loggia Room followed by a delicious buffet of bruschetta, Tuscan pizzas, steak and chicken carvings stations, and dessert. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

The Club would like to welcome our faculty speaker, Professor Brian R. Davis, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, CALS.

Professor Davis conducts research in landscape prototyping, the industrialized rivers in the Americas, and the effect of public space design on water quality in urban rivers. He will be giving a talk on his research and a discussions of Buffalo’s waterways.

 

 

 

As part of our annual meeting we will vote on this year’s new Board Directors and Officers.

Registration includes dinner and dessert. Cash bar.

Call for Nominations

Ever wonder who is behind the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo? We are a group of Cornellians from all colleges, degrees, and class years — ’73 to ’16 and many in between! We would love to have YOU join our team to bring new events and ideas for ways to bring Cornellians together.

From event planning, website management, budgeting, social media, and more, there’s probably a way for you to get involved with Cornell, the Buffalo community, and other alumni.

Interested? Please reach out to our club president, R. Kent Roberts, Law ’94 (KRoberts@hodgsonruss.comwith why you’re interested in the club. 

Elections are held at our annual meeting and Cornell faculty speaker event, which is May 7th 2018. Save the date, more details coming soon.