October Book Club

Our October Book Club meeting will be held on October 9 (2nd Tuesday) at the home of Rick Greenberg. Rick has chosen the graphic novel, Fun Home: a FamilyTragicomic by Alison Bechdel. This book is a QUICK read.
From Amazon: “A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.”
From Wikipedia:”
The memoir focuses on Bechdel’s family, and is centered on her relationship with her father, Bruce. Bruce Bechdel was a funeral director and high school English teacher in Beech Creek, where Alison and her siblings grew up. The book’s title comes from the family nickname for the funeral home, the family business in which Bruce Bechdel grew up and later worked; the phrase also refers ironically to Bruce Bechdel’s tyrannical domestic rule. Bruce Bechdel’s two occupations are reflected in Fun Home’s focus on death and literature.

Please contact Celinda Crego ’79  (cac432@aol.com) for additional information, or if you would like to attend or host an upcoming Book Club meeting.

Welcome Fall Ivies Happy Hour

You’re invited to the Fall Ivies Happy Hour!

With the end of summer approaching is nostalgia for your college days kicking in?

We’ve got your fix — please join us for a social happy hour with young and young-at-heart alumni throughout Western New York. Come out Thursday, September 27th to mix and mingle with other Ivy alumni on Deep South Taco’s rooftop patio.

Registration is $10 and includes apps. Cash bar.

For event questions, please contact Kelly Scherer ’11 at kkm53@cornell.edu or Nicole Golias ’17 at njg56@cornell.edu.

International Spirit of Zinck’s Night

Join your fellow Cornellians to eat, drink and be merry on Zinck’s Night, Thursday, October 18. International Spirit of Zinck’s Night is Cornell’s world-wide annual social event in honor of Ithaca saloonkeeper Theodore Zinck, as memorialized in Give my Regards to Davy.

Our Buffalo celebration will be from 6-8 pm at Lakeward Spirits, Buffalo’s largest micro-distillery. Tour the distillation process and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with alumni. Cash bar; light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

For event questions, please contact Alyssa Jones ’17 at ajj72@cornell.edu.

This event is free but please register in advance.

September Book Club

The September 4th  ( 1st Tuesday, the day after Labor Day) Cornell Club Book Club Meeting  will be hosted by Eli Kaufman. Eli has chosen the book Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams.
 From Wikipedia: “Grandfather Stories is a book of 23 historical tales by journalist and novelist Samuel Hopkins Adams. Three were originally published in Woman’s Day and 15 in The New Yorker. Most of the stories take place in upper New York State, along the Erie Canal. Those stories told by his grandfather occur in the 1820s; others, when Adams was a boy in the 1870s and 1880s. Adams does not state how much of the tales is fact and how much is fiction; some are clearly his own memoirs, others are historical fiction, and still others seem to be a reconstruction of his grandfather’s life experiences.
Contact Celinda Crego ’79 at cac432@aol.com for additional information.

Annual Bisons Baseball Game

What could be better than an evening of baseball, racing mascots, hot dogs and fireworks in downtown Buffalo?!
The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo will be attending the Buffalo Bisons game on Friday August 24th to watch the Herd take on the Pawtucket Red Sox. Game time is 7:05pm and this is the last Friday Night Bash of the season.
Ticket quantities are limited so register early!

For event questions, please contact David Meade at nys.dave@gmail.com.