July Book Club

The July 10 Book Club will be hosted by Jen Friedman. Jen has selected “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah. This nonfiction book is written by the host of The Daily Show. “[A] compelling new memoir. . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [the] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid and the country’s lurching entry into a postapartheid era in the 1990s.” —The New York Times
There are many copies in the library system.
For more information contact Celinda Crego ’79 at (cac432@aol.com)

June Book Club

The June 12 Book Club selection is “If You Were Here” by Jen Lancaster, at the home of Celinda Crego. This book is a humorous novel about buying and remodeling a house and is the fiction debut of the New York Times bestselling author of My Fair Lazy. There are many copies of this book in the Erie County library system. 

 

Contact Celinda Crego ’79 (cac432@aol.com) for more information.

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!