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CCGCD Annual Meeting and Dinner with Special Guest Prof. Helene Dillard

Come on out to the Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District
Annual Meeting and Dinner with Special Guest Prof. Helene Dillard

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When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, beginning at 5:45 pm

Location: Altamont, NY

What: Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District with Special Guest Speaker Prof. Helene Dillard, Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Where: Indian Ladder Farms, 342 Altamont Voorheesville Rd., Altamont, NY 12009

Who: Our guest speaker, Dr. Helene Dillard is, since 2002, the director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Prof. Dillard oversees 1,700 employees around the state, including about 500 educators. (Did you know that 2013 is also the 101st anniversary of the Cornell Cooperative Extension?) An expert on a host of agricultural issues, Prof. Dillard specializes in “rot”, that is, the biology, ecology and sustainable management of fungal pathogens of vegetable crops. She has promised to bring along “disease specimens.” Her program is living testament to the 150 years of good coming from Cornell’s 150-year status as the state’s Land Grant University.

This is sure to be a lively, informative event with a beautiful back drop. Annual meeting and club officer vote, too.

Timing: 5:45-7:00: Schmoozing; Optional hayride to orchard (weather permitting); Potential tasting of NYS wines (to be confirmed).

7:00: Buffet dinner, coffee and dessert featuring local farm produce. Vegetarian option(s) will be available.

7:20: Annual meeting/vote for officers (during meal)

7:30-8:30 (start concurrent with dessert and coffee) Dr. Helene Dillard – presentation and Q&A

Cost: $25.00 per participant

What about rain? Indoor seating accommodates up to 40 people. If the weather forecast is good and an outdoor event is permitted, we may open up additional registration in the days immediately preceding the event.

More event info: Cliff Rohde ’87 at ccr7@cornell.edu.

For registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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Cornell Club email 3/11/2013

Happy Monday! Great events right around the corner. Pride of New York dinner. 150 year celebration. Chorus in town. Come out get your Big Red on!

1. Cornell University Chorus Performing in Albany (Mar. 15, Albany).
See the show! Also, can you host chorus members night of March 15?
Info: http://cornellclub.net/2013/02/20/cornell-university-chorus-is-coming-to-albany-march-15/

2. 7th Annual Pride of New York dinner and reception (organized by CALS alumni) (Mar. 26, Schenectady).
Featuring Professor Martin Wiedmann, CALS; Cathy Gaffney, Wegmans Food Markets; Tristan Zuber, Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Info: http://cornellclub.net/2013/03/05/7th-annual-nys-pride-of-new-york-reception-and-dinner-march-26/

3. Celebrate Cornell’s 150 years as the NYS Land Grant University (Apr. 9, Albany).

Symposium and Reception at NYS Education Building. Speakers to include Cornell President David Skorton, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. Volunteering opportunities.
Info: http://cornellclub.net/2013/03/06/celebrate-150-years-of-cornell-as-the-land-grant-university-april-9-albany/

4. Vote in 2013 Trustee Election
Every vote counts.
Info: http://cornellclub.net/2013/02/15/vote-in-2013-cornell-alumni-trustee-election/

5. Young Alumni back in action.
Welcome Katie Clements and Olivia Prout to the leadership of the Cornell Club of the Greater Capital District. This dynamic duo will be putting together some great events for recent grads. Thank you, Katie and Olivia!

Celebrate 150 Years of Cornell as the Land Grant University | April 9 | Albany

Land GrantJoin the Celebration
of Cornell University’s

150 Years
as the New York State
Land-Grant University

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
New York State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234


Register for this free event online now.
Please bring your invitation and photo identification
for entrance into the New York State Education Building.


Symposium, 3 to 5 p.m.

Chancellor’s Hall, New York State Education Building
(special entrance on North Hawk Street, corner of Washington
Avenue and North Hawk Street, across from the Capitol)

David J. Skorton, President, Cornell University;
Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York;
Glenn Altschuler, Cornell Vice President for University Relations;
Helene Dillard, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension;
and other invited guests will share their remarks and visions about university outreach and engagement.


5:30 to 7 p.m.

Rotunda, New York State Education Building

Please join us for hors d’oeuvres and enjoy
New York State products—while viewing artifacts and
exhibitions that illustrate 150 years of milestones.


Register for this free event online now.

Volunteer at the event!

Interested in volunteering at the event? Contact Paula Willsie at paw35@cornell.edu. Volunteers are needed to welcome guests and get them signed in. Those volunteers should be available by 2:30 when guests will start to arrive. Also volunteers are needed to work at the reception and direct guests to various exhibits.