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THE CORNELL CLUB - NEW YORK , 6 E A ST 44TH STREET, NEW YORK , NY 10017, 212.986.0300, WWW.CORNELLCLUBNYC .COM 44TH STREET On December 1, 1989, The Club officially opened our doors, and we would like to acknowledge the Members that have been with us since the beginning! Included within this issue of the newsletter, we have included a list of Members that joined The Club in 1989. Many played a pivotal role in the opening of The Club as employees of Cornell University or as trusted and valued volunteers. Since then, they have continued to lend their support and taken on the roles of committee members, board members, and ambassadors of The Club at alumni events. Here, we are sharing some fond memories over the years. Thank you for 30 years of Membership, and here’s to the years ahead! Celebrating Thirty Years!!!! FEATURES My membership in The Cornell Club precedes its move to its current location. Through the decades, The Club has been the site of many of my family and professional gatherings. What has been a constant has been the extraordinarily wonderful staff, always assuring that every occasion was special, always helpful in every way possible. – Ruth Cowen Have you been a Member for one, five, 20, 29, or any year in between? Share your stories with us at CCNY30@cornellclubnyc.com . Keep the stories coming! We received additional emails from Members after this issue was finalized. We will continue to share your stories in upcoming newsletters and on our website. A memorable moment for our family was in 2012 when The Cornell Club was the venue for the engagement party for our son Willy Franzen, ILR ’06 and Amy Gordon, CALS ’08. The party was held over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, and The Cornell Club arranged delicious food, a large ice sculpture with a volleyball and rising trout depicting the couple’s favorite sports, and a special stash of A+W Root Beer for the couple. The groom-to-be, in his red and white striped blazer, then led the way to Madison Square Garden for a Cornell Hockey Game. As Cornell Alums we could not have been happier. – Ann Franzen ’75 Besides, of course, spending time with friends and business associates at The Club over the past thirty years, a fond recent memory is bringing my three boys to The Club for a pre-Frozen Apple meal Thanksgiving weekend 2018 (tough loss to Harvard, notwithstanding). Also, just enjoyed hanging out with Craig in the lobby in the early ‘90’s! Usual spot was right next to the menus outside the Tap & Grill. – Daniel Chai 30 YEARS! Gone in the flick of a big red beanie. Filled, those 30 years, with warm memories: sitting next to President Rhodes on two seaters at breakfast in the Cayuga Dining Room; exchanging greetings with the front desk staff on early arrivals from Binghamton and finding that they call me by name. The anticipated query from your masterful head man at the Cayuga Room breakfast sign-in desk: “are you using that fine gold Cross pen?” And perhaps, above all, the warmth and “welcome home” atmosphere that personifies The Cornell Club. Keep it up in the years ahead. – Richard Long It has been wonderful to have had The Club at its current location for 30 years, especially for those of us old enough to have been Club members at its previous locations, both permanent and temporary! – Peter Eschweiler ‘55 My husband, Jack Meakem (‘58MBA’61) was the one who located a building for Cornell to have a new club in NYC. Frank Rhodes who was President at the time, charged Jack with the job of finding a site for us to have a newly operational Cornell Club. After working with realtors, etc, Jack found the Chicago Pneumatics building at 6 East 44th St to be for sale. He negotiated (for Cornell) to buy the property and the rights above it in order to add extra floors for hotel rooms to be added. – Diane Meakem

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