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Cornell Club email newsletter December 3

Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District | For and by our regional Cornell Community.

So many offerings and different events coming up, we are changing the format a bit so as to no overwhelm your email inbox!

1.  Last chance to register for Dec. 6 Wine Tasting and Scholarship Fundraiser at Harmony House in Cohoes
Info: http://cornellclub.net/2012/10/30/cornell-club-wine-tasting-and-scholarship-fundraiser-dec-6-in-cohoes-ny/

2.  Dec. 8: Training for Alumni Admissions Ambassadors in Saratoga Springs
Info: http://cornellclub.net/2012/11/10/caaan-training-in-saratoga-springs-ny-december-8/

3. Cornell Cares: Volunteering Opportunity Jan. 5 at Regional Food Bank
Info: http://cornellclub.net/2012/11/29/cornell-cares-day-152013-volunteer-opportunity-regional-food-bank/

4. Cornell v. Union Men’s Hockey (Jan. 18) tickets on sale
Info: http://cornellclub.net/2012/11/27/cornell-union-mens-hockey-tickets-on-sale/

5. Cornell v. RPI Men’s Hockey (Jan. 19) tickets on sale
Info (game): http://cornellclub.net/2012/12/03/cornell-rpi-mens-hockey-tickets-on-sale/
Info (pre-game): http://bit.ly/VfPnmX

6. Cornell v. RPI pre-game feast (Jan. 19) at Dinosaur BBQ (tix limited)
Info (pre-game): http://bit.ly/VfPnmX
Info (game): http://cornellclub.net/2012/12/03/cornell-rpi-mens-hockey-tickets-on-sale/

Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District Online.

  • Web: http://cornellclub.net/ | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCGCD | Twitter: http://bit.ly/jFutou | LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/l9d4pj
  • Email. This email listserv is open to all Cornellians. To join email a message to CCGCD-L-request@cornell.edu; the body of the message is simply “join”.  To leave, email a message to CCGCD-L-request@cornell.edu; the body of the message is simply “leave”.  You must send the “join” or “leave” message from the email address where you (intend to) receive the e-list’s messages.

Cornell Club email Nov 26 2012

Kick off the holidays with our fun, friendly wine tasting! And CAAAN training in ‘Toga.

1.  Dec. 6: Wine tasting and scholarship fundraiser at Harmony House in Cohoes

Join in a night out with fellow Cornellians sampling exclusive NYS wines and light reception food, and all for a good cause, the Club scholarship.  It’s never too early to do some wine tasting and holiday shopping at the same time. You will have the opportunity to taste at least 6-7 wines.  The majority of wines will be from Finger Lake wineries, including at least a couple from Cayuga Lake to attract our die-hard Cornell alums.  To enhance the wonderful selection of wines, you will be able to cleanse your palate and get your fill of light reception food, including a nice assortment of cheeses and vegetables. The owners are also working on the possibility of a Cornell Club discount for the wines that are tasted in the shop if you wish to purchase any that night.

Register: http://nyswinefoodtasting2012.eventbrite.com/

When: Thursday, December 6

Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM

Cost: $15 per Club member. Net proceeds will benefit our Club’s Scholarship Fund. Where can you get that kind of deal in California??

Where:   Harmony House Marketplace
184-190 Remsen Street | Cohoes, NY 12047
(518) 238-2232
http://harmonyhousemarketplace.com/

Register: http://nyswinefoodtasting2012.eventbrite.com/

About Harmony House:  In the Spring of 2006, two women had an idea of creating a business that would highlight products from New York State while assisting with economic development and restoration of historic downtown Cohoes. Their motto: when you buy New York, you build New York! Their one requirement: they had to have fun in the process! Rolling up their sleeves, the two crazy ladies became the demolition team cleaning out three historic structures totaling over 12,000 square feet of space. Forty-four dumpsters and several injuries later, they are still at it… On the weekends and during their free time, the girls travel throughout the State visiting wineries and teaching cooking classes. It is all worth it!

More info: Steve Schifley at Stephen.Schifley@marriottsales.com.

2.  Dec. 8: Training for Alumni Admissions Ambassadors in Saratoga Springs

CAAAN is the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, a group of 9,500 proud Cornell alumni who serve as enthusiastic ambassadors to prospective students and families in all 50 states and at least 50 nations across the globe.
Alumni ambassadors are important to Cornell’s admissions recruitment efforts as they meet individually with freshman applicants, staff college fairs, and host local receptions for admitted and entering students. CAAAN members not only share their experiences and information about Cornell, but also help to personalize the admissions process for thousands of candidates each year. If you are a Cornell alumnus and would like to join CAAAN, please click the link (https://caaan.admissions.cornell.edu/vol/newmember.cfm) and complete the form. You will receive a welcome email with more information and, likely, a call or email from the local CAAAN chair.

Training starts 10am at the Glasby Room at the Saratoga Springs Library (49 Henry Street).

To RSVP for the training, you must contact Melissa Kalvestrand melissa.kalvestrand@gmail.com.

Save the Dates – Upcoming Local Cornell Community Events.

  • Dec. 6: Wine tasting/scholarship fundraiser in Cohoes. As above. Contact Steve Schifley at Stephen.Schifley@marriottsales.com.Dec. 8: CAAAN Training @ Saratoga Springs Library. As above. Contact Melissa Kalvestrand melissa.kalvestrand@gmail.com.
  • Jan. 5, 2013. Volunteering opportunity with Regional Food Bank. Contact Gary Pollard at gtpollard@gmail.com.
  • Jan. 18: Men’s hockey, Friday Night Faceoff 7:00 PM at Union College in Schenectady. Details forthcoming.
  • Jan. 19: Men’s hockey, Saturday Night Faceoff 7:00 PM at RPI in Troy. Dinner beforehand. Details forthcoming.

Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District Online.

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCGCD | Web: http://cornellclub.net/ | Twitter: http://bit.ly/jFutou | LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/l9d4pj
  • Email. This email listserv is open to all Cornellians. To join email a message to CCGCD-L-request@cornell.edu; the body of the message is simply “join”.  To leave, email a message to CCGCD-L-request@cornell.edu; the body of the message is simply “leave”.  You must send the “join” or “leave” message from the email address where you (intend to) receive the e-list’s messages.

The Cornell Club Needs You.

  • Become a member: Membership is inexpensive (from free to $20) and cost effective. Dues keep event prices low (lower for members) and enable the Club to provide scholarship money to deserving local students. Pay your dues online via PayPal here: http://bit.ly/OKCNip. Or even better, print out and mail in the 2012-13 membership form (http://sdrv.ms/LED9PQ) with appropriate dues check. Unsure if you’re already a dues paid member? Contact membership committee chair Nancy Lynk at thelynks@midtel.net.
  • Join the board: There is simply no better way to keep current on things Cornell as a local alum. Take it from your current club president, it also is a terrific way to get involved in alumni affairs, and to socialize with some interesting, friendly and fun people. All you need to participate is a can-do spirit and a couple of hours a month. If this sounds intriguing to you, please send a note to Cliff Rohde at cliff@rohdelawfirm.com.
  • Participate: Do you have a smashing idea for a Cornell Club event? Contact Club President, Cliff Rohde and let’s get it organized! We depend on volunteers to make our events happen. Or, fill out our quick programming survey: http://bit.ly/OKy802.
  • Share: Do you know a local Cornellian who doesn’t receive CCGCD emails? Please pass this email along!
  • Club Officers: Cliff Rohde, President; Gary Pollard, Vice President; Jim Larkin, Treasurer; Matt Richwine, Secretary. Officers and Committee chairs: http://bit.ly/LPLa9m

Email newsletter May 25, 2012

Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District | For and by local Cornellians.
Find us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/iWldPk

Only a few remaining tickets left for the Annual Meeting with special guest Rep. Chris Gibson. Sign up before it’s too late. First come, first served. Sorry, but no day-of or at-door registrations.

June 12 – Annual Meeting of the Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District with Refreshments & Special Guest, U.S. Rep. and Cornell Alum Chris Gibson. Sponsored by the Phillips Lytle LLP law firm.

Date:    Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Time:  5:30 – 6:00 p.m. (Check-in, beverages and hors d’oeuvres)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (CCGCD Elections and Special Presentation)
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Beverages and Dessert Station)

Where:  Omni Plaza, 30 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207 (Offices of Phillips Lytle, LLP Law Firm).  Depending on number of confirmed registrations, the adjoining Taste Restaurant, at 45 Beaver Street, Albany, NY, shall serve as the venue in whole or in part. Details to registrants will follow.

What:    Annual meeting (selection of 2012-13 CCGCD officers). Reception, cocktails, and dessert station, with presentation by Cornell alum (MPA, MA & Ph.D), U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson. Please note that while Rep. Gibson is of course a politician on the national stage, consistent with the Club’s mission, this is a non-partisan, private event exclusively by and for the Cornell community.

Who:    Special Guest and Cornell alum Christopher P. “Chris” Gibson, MPA ’95, M.A. ’96, Ph.D. ’98, is an American politician and former officer in the U.S. Army. He is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 20th congressional district.  Gibson is a lifelong resident of Kinderhook, New York. He was the Point Guard and Co-Captain of Ichabod Crane’s High School Basketball Team and went on to graduate magna cum laude with a BA in History from Siena College while earning a ROTC Commission there. Gibson served tours in the First Gulf War, Kosovo, and Iraq. He later taught American Politics at West Point and was a national security affairs fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has received four Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart, among other military awards.  In 2008, he published his first book, Securing the State, which offered his overview on national security decision-making. He retired from the Army at the rank of colonel in 2010 to run for Congress, when he defeated incumbent Scott Murphy. Rep. Gibson will share with us how his Cornell experience has helped him as a legislator.

Dress: Business casual

Cost:   No charge.  Reception and refreshments generously provided by the Phillips Lytle, LLP law firm.

Registration: http://ccgcd-june12.eventbrite.com. Space is limited. Reservation through Eventbrite required. No at-door registrations. Cornell alums are limited to one non-alum guest. This is a private event by and for Cornellians. No media, no recording.

Additional Info: Gary Pollard ’82 (BS) & ’86 (MAT):  gtpollard@gmail.com or 518.821.9767.

Cornelliana.

Get Involved in the Cornell Club.
There is simply no better way to keep abreast of things Cornell as a local alum. Take it from your current club president, it also is a terrific way to get involved in alumni affairs, and to hang out with some interesting, friendly and fun people. All you need to participate is a can-do spirit and a couple of hours a month. If this sounds intriguing to you, please send a note to Cliff Rohde at cliff@rohdelawfirm.com.

Save the Dates – Upcoming Local Cornell Events.

  • June 12: Annual meeting with special guest U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson
  • July 29: Cornell at Saratoga
  • TBD summer: New Student send off.

Cornell Club Online.

  • Facebook: http://on.fb.me/iWldPk | LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/l9d4pj | Twitter: http://bit.ly/jFutou | Website: http://ccgcd.alumni.cornell.edu/
  • Email. This email listserv is open to all Cornellians. To join email a message to CCGCD-L-request@cornell.edu; the body of the message is simply “join”.  To leave, email a message to CCGCD-L-request@cornell.edu; the body of the message is simply “leave”.  You must send the “join” or “leave” message from the email address where you (intend to) receive the e-list’s messages.

The Cornell Club Needs You.

  • Join: Membership is inexpensive (from free to $20) and cost effective. Dues keep event prices low (lower for members) and enable the Club to provide scholarship money to deserving local students. Pay your dues online here: http://ccgcddues.eventbrite.com/. Or even better, print out and mail in the 2012-13 membership form (http://sdrv.ms/LED9PQ) with appropriate dues check. Unsure if you’re already a dues paid member? Contact membership committee chair Nancy Lynk at thelynks@midtel.net.
  • Participate: Do you have a smashing idea for a Cornell Club event? Contact Club President, Cliff Rohde and let’s get it organized! We depend on volunteers to make our events happen.
  • Share: Do you know a local Cornellian who doesn’t receive CCGCD emails? Please pass this email along!