Cornell Alumni Association of Orange County Board of Directors President: Joseph Shmurak, Arts '00 SHMURAK@CORNELL.EDU Past President: Usama Abdali, Engr ‘93 USAMA.ABDALI@SKYWORKSINC.COM Treasurer: Alan Beimfohr, Engr '66 ABEIMFOHR@KNIGHTSB.COM Secretary: Myra Duncan, HumEc ‘99 MYRADUNCAN@COX.NET Membership: Molly Darnieder, CALS '98 MOLLY.DARNIEDER@STREGIS.COM Programming: Aariel Mann ‘06 AMANN@JHNETWORK.COM Newsletter: Ann Feng-Gagne, HumEc '01 AF45@CORNELL.EDU Webmaster: Stephen Setran ‘91 S_SETRAN@YAHOO.COM CAAAN, North OC: Elizabeth Housewright, Arts '71 EDH8@CORNELL.EDU CAAAN, Central OC: Diane Elliott, HumEc '78 DIOCUSA@AOL.COM Don Strenk, Engr '78 DONALD.STRENK@BP.COM CAAAN, South OC: Bruce Tatusko, Engr '72, MPS Hotel '75 BTATUSKO@COX.NET Members-at-Large: Francesca Balada, HumEc ‘99 FBALADA@HOTMAIL.COM Michelle Choy, HumEc '98 MICHELLE.CHOY@SBCGLOBAL.NET Dan Gagne, Engr '01 DJG24@CORNELL.EDU Jack Fleming, JD Law '75 J.FLEMING@MPGLAW.COM Mike Nadler, Engr '56 MIKENADLER@AOL.COM Everette Phillips, Engr '82 EVERETTE.PHILLIPS@SOURCEGLOBALLY.COM Mac Cabal ‘99 TOMCABAL@HOTMAIL.COM Western Regional Peter Lee, Hotel '63, Director PEL7@CORNELL.EDU Office: Sabrina Smith, Arts '99, Associate Director SLS51@CORNELL.EDU 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1020 415-438-7980 San Francisco, CA 94104 415-438-7984 FAX Alumni House: Sonja Watkins Kelly, Senior Alumni Officer SWK5@CORNELL.EDU 626 Thurston Avenue 607-255-1271 Ithaca, NY 14850-2490 607-255-7533 FAX A Message from the President Dear Fellow Cornellians: Fall 2008 As I am writing this, summer is in full swing and we have just celebrated 232nd birthday of our Nation. CAAOC has concluded our 2008 Annual Meeting and I have some very exciting developments to report. First, after a year long endeavor, I am pleased to announce that we have concluded fully incorporating our alumni organization. Second, because Paypal has been such a huge success as an option to pay for events, we are in the process of adding another payment option, "Google Checkout", to our website: http://oc.alumni.cornell.edu. Lastly, I am excited to present our new 2008 Board of Directors (please see above), including the addition of a new programming chair and webmaster as well as several members-as-large. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to pay your membership dues (either by using the form at the end of this newsletter or at our website). Your membership dues enable us to add exciting events, sponsor speakers, and pay for mailings, as well as help defray the costs of events. By becoming a member, you help support your local chapter and will receive discounts at all of our events as well be invited to exclusive member-only events. Also, the majority of our correspondence is conducted via email. If you have access to email and have not been receiving information about CAAOC events, please update your information through Cornell's alumni website (the link is on our website homepage). Lastly, CAAOC needs volunteers to assist in conducting alumni contact meetings with potential Cornell students. If you are interested, please check the box on page 3 and mail the form to CAAOC, or you can contact your local CAAAN chair (email addresses are provided above). I look forward to serving CAAOC and welcome your ideas, suggestions or questions. Please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com or call me at any time. I look forward to seeing you at our Fall 2008 events, including the wine tasting and Zinck’s night. This is YOUR CLUB and I look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Joseph Shmurak '00 Schedule of Events 2008 September 2008 Wine Tasting Location – Bacchus Secret Cellar 6735 Quail Hill Pkwy Irvine, CA 92603 RSVP – Aariel Mann ‘06 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (760)207-1583 All Details TBD – Check http://oc.alumni.cornell.edu for future updates Come join your fellow Cornellians for fun and educational evening of wine tasting. We will be sampling three different Spanish wines. A local wine distributor, and Cornell Grad, has offered to teach a brief seminar on the wines we will taste, which will be followed with plenty of time to socialize and mingle. Be sure to check out the CAAOC website for more details. Bacchus Secret Cellar is an upscale Wine Shoppe & Wine Bar offering over 600 labels from around the world. Unique to Bacchus’, the Roman God of Wine, is its beautiful wine tasting bar, which utilizes a state of the art wine preservation system. You can create your own tasting experience or choose from one of the 18 creative flights available. In addition, Bacchus’ also offers dessert wines, sparkling wines and micro-brewed beers. All are complimented by gourmet foods and appetizers offered on a limited menu. October 16, 2008 Zinck’s Night Thursday Location – Woody’s Wharf 2318 Newport Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92663 RSVP – Aariel Mann ‘06 Email: email@example.com Phone: (760)207-1583 All Other Details TBD – Check http://oc.alumni.cornell.edu for future updates In keeping with Cornell tradition, the Alumni Association of Orange County is hosting Zinck’s Night 2008 at Woody’s Wharf in Newport Beach. Theodore Zinck was a saloonkeeper in Ithaca and his pub, the Hotel Brunswick, was a popular gathering place for Cornellians in the 1890s. After his death in 1903, several bars using his name continued to provide a haven for students. When the last “Zinck’s” closed in the mid-60s, celebrating the spirit of Zinck’s became a favorite Thursday night tradition. This year, we look forward to a casual night enjoying friends, food, and drinks while creating new Cornell memories. Woody’s Wharf has been a landmark of Newport Beach for 43 years. The property that is now occupied by Woody’s Wharf was owned by Woody Payne, a longtime local fisherman. Until the early 60’s he used the property to store and repair boats from the local fishing fleet. Woody decided to open a small local watering hole where the other fisherman could gather to tell their fishing tales. Woody’s Wharf opened in 1965 and was an immediate hit. Its unique waterfront location on Newport Bay draws crowds who wanted to be served food & drink in an atmosphere that included live music. Come join your fellow CAAOC alumni for Zinck’s night at this fun and exciting establishment! Winter 2008 CAAOC Holiday Party All Details TBD – Check http://oc.alumni.cornell.edu for future updates Come celebrate the holiday season with fellow alumni for the first annual CAAOC Holiday Party. Please contact Aariel Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Check out our website at: http://oc.alumni.cornell.edu Membership Dues 2008-09 Dues payment brings you the Club’s newsletter and announcements of the Cornell Alumni Association of Orange County; dues are paid annually and cover the Club year from July to June. The Club operates on a July 1 to June 30, fiscal year. Name: Employer: Class Year: Business Title: Cornell ID: Business Name: Home Address: Business Address: Home Phone: Business Phone: Home Fax: Business Fax: E-mail address: I prefer that mail is sent to Home/Work (circle one) Individuals Individuals Alumni Couples Membership Year: Class of ’07-‘08 Class of ’06 & prior Class of ’06 & prior Entire 2008-2009 only $20 $45 $70 Dues Amount Enclosed $ Event Fees $ Total $ *Please note: Membership Dues can also be paid via PayPal through CAAOC's website: http://oc.alumni.cornell.edu YES! I'm interested in volunteering with CAAOC in conducting alumni contact meetings with potential Cornell students and/or organizing CAAOC events. Mail this form and payment, (make check payable to CAAOC) to: CAAOC P.O. Box 2063 Newport Beach, CA 92659-2063 HOW TO UPDATE ALUMNI INFORMATION WITH CORNELL Address updates are now easier to submit. Alumni classmates are now easier to find. With more than 20% of alumni moving, changing jobs, marrying or having children in any given year, it is a challenge to keep records up to date in the University's alumni database. PLEASE HELP US BY REGISTERING FOR THE ON-LINE DIRECTORY: https://directory.alumni.cornell.edu If you do not have internet access, please call 607-255-2390. You may also mail your updated information to: Cornell University, Alumni Affairs & Development Records, 130 E. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. *Please note: The online directory is for Alumni only and is not available to Parents or Friends.