2014

January:

Cornell Cares 2014 Fundraising Party cum Book Drive (10 Jan)

The Cornell Cares Book Drive was a big success and saw us collecting 400+ very good books from every genre from our club and beyond. The books will soon be on their way to an orphanage in the Philippines via the Love the Children Foundation, the final beneficiary. We also raised made $200 from our ACRES fundraising party and even had extras from the buffet to give to the Masjid Jamae Queenstown Soup kitchen in aid of Bangladeshi workers.

February:

Cornell Restaurant Club (27 Feb) 547896_10102890092872523_2093537309_n

Does New Ubin Seafood serve the best steak in town?

Cornell Restaurant CluIMG_0315b says “Yes”!

April:

Cornell Asian Leadership Conference (Weekend of April 4)

 Big Red Passion

 135 alumni, parents, friends, and faculty/staff joined us for various Big Red programs in Singapore over the weekend.

91 Cornellians attended the Leadership Conference per se, a record high repesenting 11 different geographic areas, undergraduate colleges, the Law School, and the Johnson School.

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82% of conference attendees have made a financial contribution to the university

Local Impact

120 Cornellians and members of the local community filled the conference hall for Obama & the World in Historical Perspective, a talk by Vice Provost Fred Logevall, Pulitzer Prize Winner 2013

For more photos, check out this link!

May:  Dinner Conversation with Prof. Kimes (May 28)
We learned how to read menus with a different pint of view!

July:
Annual Satay Party/New Student Sendoff/Cornell Cares Camera Drive (27 July)
This combined event brought together 50 members of the Cornell community including incoming freshmen, alumni, parents and young children too!  As part of the programme, freshman received a pre-departure briefing by representatives from the Singapore Students Association.

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September:
“Open That Bottle Night!” (19 Sep) hosted by Christina Maynes’88
A terrific evening of sampling wine and reconnecting with fellow Cornellians!

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October:
Zincks’ Night at Muddy Murphy’s (Oct 17)
‘Twas the night that Cornellians around the world gathered to meet with old & new friends and honouring the spirit of Theodore Zinck.’
In Singapore, Cornellians had a great time at Muddy Murphy’s!

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November:
DUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER(29 nov)
The club did Cornell proud with the loudest school roar of the night! We had 20+ people out of the 210 attendees at the annual DUAL Thanksgiving dinner.

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December:
The Big Idea: Cornell Celebrates 150, Hong Kong (13-15 Dec)
Over 700 Cornellians from around the globe came together in Hong Kong for the first international kickoff of the year-long Sesquicentennial celebrations.
If you didn’t come, you missed terrific lectures by Cornell faculty on the future of democracy in the US and China, a rare opportunity to hear Robert Miller ’55, co-founder of DFS, speak and most of all a fabulous gala dinner show celebrating Cornell! The show even featured Jonathan Wong ’08, Hong Kong singer/actor/composer, singing with his Cornell Acapella group.
Many thanks to the Cornell Club of Hong Kong for their great hospitality!

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