SPRING 2020 THE CLUB QUARTERLY T H E C O R N E L L C L U B — N E W Y O R K Dear Members, As we publicize the Spring Quarterly newsletter, The Club continues to suspend operations and will reopen once it is safe to do so. While our doors are temporarily closed, the lines of communication remain open: • A team of staff is working to maintain operations and available via email • Members can contact The Club on our main line at 212.986.0300 • Visit us on social media for updates and engaging content In an effort to keep Members engaged, The Club’s staff and a team of volunteers continue to plan informative and entertaining programs. I encourage you to visit The Club’s calendar and register for webinars! We remain a team here at The Cornell Club-New York, and there are many people to thank. The Club’s Board of Directors is a constant source of support with their guidance and assistance to me and the management team. I would like to thank the staff members that continue to maintain operations at The Club, so we can welcome you back with the level of Platinum Club service we strive to bring you. Our colleagues at Cornell University remain in communication with me and members of our management team. Thank you for continuing to work with us on future events and club usage! And to you, our Members: Thank you for your ongoing emails offering kind words of support to the staff, sharing fond memories of The Club, and most importantly— your unwavering support and wish to return as soon as possible! This issue of the Spring Quarterly is dedicated to our Members. You’ll hear from Members celebrating their 30 years of Membership, as well as a list of our new Members who have new memories to make at The Club. Should you have questions during this time, or wish to make plans for a future visit to The Club, please contact us at info@ You can also contact me directly at Regards, Craig Lasnier 130 years of membership, 30 years in our midtown Manhattan clubhouse. 1889: A small group of Alumni formed The Cornell Club of New York. 1900: The Club rented rooms at the Royalton Apartment Hotel on West 44 th Street. 1900 – 1939: The Club moved from the Royalton Apartment Hotel to 65 Park Avenue and then to Madison Avenue at 38 th Street. 1939: On its 50th anniversary, The Club moved uptown to the Hotel Barclay (now the InterContinental) at 48th Street. 1962: The Club moved further uptown to 50th Street at 3 rd Avenue. 1982: The Club started searching for a permanent home while temporarily relocating to first the Women’s National Headquarters and then to NYU’s Town Hall facility. 1985 – 1989: The Club found its current home at 6 East 44 th Street in midtown Manhattan, between Fifth &Madison Avenues. Formerly the offices of the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Corporation, the building was a gift to Cornell University. After the University acquired the building in 1986, a three year renovation was undertaken. 1989: The Clubhouse opened its doors to Cornell Club Members on December 1 st , 1989. December 2009: The Club celebrated its 20th Anniversary at its current clubhouse. December 2014: The Club celebrates its 25 th Anniversary at its current clubhouse and recognition as A Five Star Club - A Platinum Club of America. December 2019: Celebrating 30 years! Thank you to all of our Members for being a part of this milestone year! Artist: Armondo Dellasanta © LKBurke Fine Art, LLC 1