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Exciting & Timely Events

Events in red, such as with Cornell University speakers, are open to all, however many CCSM events are open only to members and their guests. If you are not yet a member, join us for only $30/member & $40/couple! Members must log in to register for member-only events.

The events open for registration will have a blue "Register" button (members need to login to register for member only events). Replays of many of our previous events are in the members only past events page.

Once registered, you will receive an automated confirmation, you will no longer get email invites to that event, and you will receive two automated reminders.

Questions with your reservation? CCSM.resv@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (941) 500-3032. Additional club contacts here. Members, need help with registrations? Click here.  

See additional upcoming Cornell Webinars or links to other Cornell events here.


Upcoming events

    • Mon, March 04, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Michael's on East 1212 S. East Ave Sarasota FL 34239
    Register

    Luncheon with speaker Marty Hylton, President of Architecture Sarasota

    Transforming Places and Inspiring Lives 

    Since the mid-20th century, Sarasota has been globally recognized as an epicenter of modern architecture. 

    Come hear Marty Hylton, Architecture Sarasota President speak about the Sarasota School of Architecture's origins with architects Paul Rudolph, Victor Lundy, and others. There is a revival underway of the Sarasota School and Architecture Sarasota is working to help preserve this legacy, which continues to unfold. 

    Marty will discuss 'Moderns That Matter' - a current campaign that asks community members to nominate their favorite landmarks - from the iconic structures to everyday places - that give Sarasota its architectural character and distinct sense of place. The Sarasota 100 list of the community's most important places will be announced on March 20, 2024. Come get a sneak peak!

    **THIS LUNCHEON WILL BE ON MONDAY, NOT THURSDAY**

    Member price $38, Non-Members $43


    Your luncheon includes gratuities, a choice of hot, cold or vegan entree, coffee and dessert. A cash bar is available for the enjoyment of our members and guests.

    Menu Choices:

    Hot: Scallop, Shrimp & Mushroom Crepes in a Light Curry Sauce served with Herbed Basmati Rice, Asparagus (Oven Roasted) & Baby Red Peppers (Oven Roasted)

    Cold/Salad: Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken, Assorted Lettuces, Spiced & Sugared Walnuts, Sliced Strawberries, Mango, Blueberries, Blackberries & Crumbled Gorgonzola Drizzled with a Sweet Poppy-Seed Dressing

    Vegan: Mediterranean Vegetable Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

    Dessert: Buttery Tuile Bowl Coated in Pure Chocolate Filled with Fresh Berries & a Scoop of Our Homemade Seasonal Sorbet OR Fruit Cup (selected at meal) with Coffee or Selection of Teas

    Please note:

    • Gratuity is included in price of meal
    • Cancellation with instant refund up to 5 days prior to the event if you cancel it yourself after log in. If you ask ccsm.resv@gmail.com to cancel, it will be a credit towards next event/membership.
    • We are unable to offer a refund after 12 noon on Thursday February 29th.  
    • You may request a change in menu choice 5 days prior by emailing ccsm.resv@gmail.com.
    • Thu, March 14, 2024
    • Online



    On Thursday March 14th, #GivingDay2024, please join us in donating to Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee’s scholarship fund, used to supplement financial aid for Cornell students from Sarasota-Manatee. We currently have 16 local students enrolled at Cornell. It costs over $88,000 a year for out-of-state students to attend; our gifts are needed.


    Your gift plays an essential role for students from the Sarasota-Manatee area to have the best possible student experience. Offering financial resources helps ensure equity and inclusion remain at the heart of who we are as a university. Your gift makes a profound difference to a local student.


    Take a peek at the many Giving Day challenges for chances to unlock or win additional funds for Cornell. Your perfectly-timed generosity, location in the world, or social media post could make an even bigger difference!


    Karen See '80

    Chair, Scholarship Committee
    Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee

    • Wed, March 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • 150 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
    • 27
    Register

    James Western and Wildlife Art Museum

    The James Museum is founded by the founders of Raymond James Investing.  Not only do they own the Bucs stadium they were avid collectors of Western Art.  Their mission is to "provide(s) experiences that inspire human connection and transformation through art depicting the peoples, landscapes, and history of the American West, and wildlife of the world. This is a truly unique and wonderful display of early American art.  

    We will tour and have lunch; then if you want to go back, your ticket is good for the rest of the day.

    Garage Parking Available, rate is $1/hour during regular operation. Please note: special event rates vary and may apply. You can reach the parking garage at 727-242-1225 with any questions.

    • Thu, April 04, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 8201 Polo, Club Ln, Sarasota, FL 34240
    • 30

    Nothing beats horses, sunsets and Happy Hours.  

    Please join us to watch this spectacular sport.  More to come.

    • Sun, April 21, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

    CCSM Annual Meeting

    Red & White Brunch

    at Sarasota Yacht Club with speaker Robert Plunket aka “Mr. Chatterbox!" His topic:


    How to Write a Novel Even if You're a Complete Idiot



    Robert Plunket is the local author of My Search for Warren Harding.


    He was born in Greenville, Texas, but raised in Havana and Mexico City. After college he moved to New York and embarked on a successful career as a waiter and office temp, then moved to Sarasota, Florida, where he became Mr. Chatterbox, the gossip columnist for Sarasota Magazine. Plunket is also the author of the novel Love Junkie. He has written for many publications, including Healthy Aging, This Week in Ft. Myers Beach, and Sandbars and Sonnets: The Southwest Florida Poetry Review. He is currently retired and lives in Englewood.


    More details TBA.

    • Thu, May 16, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Marina Jacks, 2 Marina Place, Sarasota FL 34236
    • 35
    Register

    We look forward to seeing you at our first CCSM Drop-In Luncheon in the off-season!

    It's Casual, No Speaker, Just Us!

    Noon inside in the air conditioning at Marina Jacks in the Palm room, limited to 36 people. We'll be in the Palm room, on the first floor behind the receptionist. Look for Beverly.

    We prefer if you register, it will help us get a headcount, and we'll save your space. Or you can show up last minute and drop-in.

    Everyone pays individually for what they order.

    • Tue, July 16, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Marina Jacks, 2 Marina Place, Sarasota FL 34236
    • 35
    Register

    We look forward to seeing you at our CCSM Drop-In Luncheon in the off-season!

    It's Casual, No Speaker, Just Us!

    Noon inside in the air conditioning at Marina Jacks in the Palm room, limited to 36 people. We'll be in the Palm room, on the first floor behind the receptionist. Look for Beverly.

    We prefer if you register, it will help us get a headcount, and we'll save your space. Or you can show up last minute and drop-in.

    Everyone pays individually for what they order.

    • Thu, September 19, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Marina Jacks, 2 Marina Place, Sarasota FL 34236
    • 36
    Register

    We look forward to seeing you at our CCSM Drop-In Luncheon in the off-season!

    It's Casual, No Speaker, Just Us!

    Noon inside in the air conditioning at Marina Jacks in the Palm room, limited to 36 people. We'll be in the Palm room, on the first floor behind the receptionist. Look for Beverly.

    We prefer if you register, it will help us get a headcount, and we'll save your space. Or you can show up last minute and drop-in.

    Everyone pays individually for what they order.

Members, click on past (virtual) events for recordings, or photo

Thu, February 22, 2024 All Ivy "Young" Alumni Happy Hour
Wed, February 07, 2024 Dinner with Cornell's 2024 AutoBoat Team
Tue, February 06, 2024 Help Cheer on Cornell's AutoBoat Team at RoboBoat 2024
Thu, February 01, 2024 February CCSM Drop-In Sunset Hour(s)
Thu, January 25, 2024 All Ivy "Young" Alumni Happy Hour
Tue, January 23, 2024 Ringling College Galleries Tour
Thu, January 11, 2024 Celebrate our Local Students Luncheon w/Cornell Speaker Elaine Westbrooks
Thu, December 14, 2023 Amish and Mennonites in Sarasota
Thu, November 30, 2023 Ivy November Happy Hour (Class of 1985-Present)
Thu, November 09, 2023 Van Wezel: Now and the Future
Sun, November 05, 2023 "The Little Sweep" Opera
Thu, October 19, 2023 Zinck's Night at Art Ovation
Wed, October 04, 2023 Scholarship Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza UTC
Sat, September 23, 2023 September CCSM Drop-In Brunch
Thu, August 17, 2023 August CCSM Drop-In Sunset Hour(s)
Thu, July 13, 2023 July CCSM Drop-In Lunch
Thu, June 15, 2023 June CCSM Drop-In Sunset Hour(s)
Thu, May 18, 2023 May CCSM Drop-In Luncheon
Thu, April 13, 2023 Luncheon: Through the Looking Glass - An Insider's Look on the Insanity, Drama & Madness of Florida Politics
Tue, April 04, 2023 New Private Lemur Tour 2
Wed, March 29, 2023 Private Lemur Tour
Thu, March 23, 2023 March CCSM Drop-In Sunset Hour(s)
Thu, March 16, 2023 #GivingDay2023
Wed, March 08, 2023 Luncheon: The Thrill Of It All - How A Philadelphia Lawyer Found A New Life as a Sarasota Novelist
Sat, February 18, 2023 Sarasota Arts Stroll
Thu, February 09, 2023 Luncheon: Horticultural Diplomacy
Wed, January 18, 2023 Historic Sarasota Opera House Tour
Thu, January 12, 2023 Luncheon: Celebrate Our Students & Their Parents
Thu, December 08, 2022 Luncheon: Partnering for Resilience - What's "New" At New College
Tue, November 29, 2022 #GivingTuesday2022
Tue, November 15, 2022 Beyond the Dark Experience
Thu, November 10, 2022 Luncheon: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - Now & The Future
Sun, October 16, 2022 Celebrate Cornell!!
Tue, September 20, 2022 September CCSM Drop-In Luncheon
Tue, August 30, 2022 August CCSM Drop-In Luncheon
Thu, July 28, 2022 July CCSM Drop-In Luncheon
Thu, June 30, 2022 June CCSM Drop-In Luncheon
Tue, May 31, 2022 May CCSM Drop-In Luncheon
Thu, April 14, 2022 CCSM Red and White Meeting
Tue, March 22, 2022 Behind the Curtain of Historic Venice Theater
Wed, March 09, 2022 Transportation...Planning For Today & Tomorrow
Sat, February 19, 2022 Secrets of the Circus Trolley Tour
Thu, February 10, 2022 Architecture Sarasota
Sat, January 29, 2022 Big Cat Habitat Private Tour
Thu, January 13, 2022 Celebrate The Future - Honor Our Local Students
Thu, December 09, 2021 Past, Present and Future of the HIV Epidemic
Wed, November 17, 2021 The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Thu, November 11, 2021 SEA Change: The Keys to Restoring Our Oceans
Sat, October 09, 2021 Celebrate Cornell and Cornellians
Thu, October 07, 2021 Chats in the Stacks: On José Montoya
Sun, August 08, 2021 Cornell Casts
Fri, August 06, 2021 What's Bugging You
Sun, August 01, 2021 eCornell Keynotes
Thu, June 10, 2021 Cornell Reunion 2021!
Thu, April 29, 2021 Entrepreneurship Celebration
Sat, April 10, 2021 Page to Stage, How New Musicals are Born at Asolo Rep
Thu, April 08, 2021 Annual Meeting/Red & White "Luncheon"
Wed, March 24, 2021 Designing Sarasota, An Architectural History
Wed, March 10, 2021 Insider View of The Johnson Museum
Thu, February 25, 2021 Cancelled: Newtown Community and the Pandemic
Wed, February 24, 2021 Cornell Leadership Conference
Fri, February 19, 2021 2021 Pan-Asian Celebration
Thu, February 11, 2021 Building A Park For All
Tue, January 26, 2021 Bertha Palmer Gardens at Historic Spanish Point
Thu, January 14, 2021 Celebrate the Future - Honor Our Local Students
Thu, December 10, 2020 Leading USF Through the 3 C’s
Wed, December 09, 2020 Cornell According to Sound
Fri, November 20, 2020 eCornell: Senior Living
Wed, November 18, 2020 Imagine Museum Tour
Thu, November 12, 2020 COVID-19 Research & Treatment at SMH
Fri, November 06, 2020 All-Ivy "Young" Alumni + Improv
Sun, October 18, 2020 CCSM's Celebrate Cornell Traditions!!
Thu, October 15, 2020 Zinck's Happy Hour with Corey!
Thu, October 15, 2020 24 Hours of Zinck's
Fri, October 09, 2020 State of the University Address and Keynote Panel
Tue, October 06, 2020 Homecoming Opening Session with Dr. Fauci MD '66 & Snow '91
Tue, October 06, 2020 StayHomecoming
Fri, October 02, 2020 Launch & Tour of the New CCSM Website!
Fri, August 28, 2020 All Ivy "Young" Alumni Virtual Happy Hour
Mon, August 03, 2020 CCSM Virtual Silver Sneakers

CCSM Events Prior to 2020:

Current Cornell University Events click here.

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