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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

    • Thu, June 27, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Grove, 10670 Boardwalk Loop Lakewood Ranch, Florida, United States 34202


    Join the Ivy League Professionals Networking Group of Sarasota for our June Happy Hour.

    This month's event location is the Grove in Lakewood Ranch.

    Happy Hour will be on Thursday, June 27th, starting at 5pm. It officially ends at 7pm, but guests usually stay longer. We will have a private space on the patio area just to the right (west side) of the entrance. 

    Ample parking is available near the venue.  There is no cost to attend. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. Note that we will be outside the restaurant on a covered patio, so dress comfortably!

    Attendance for this event is open to alumni of Ivy League schools who are still active in the workforce and interested in professional networking. These events provide a great opportunity to socialize with other local Ivy League alumni in an informal setting.  In the past, these events have generated many new social and business connections. Feel free to come when convenient for you and look for our group.   

    Please use the form to indicate if you are planning to attend, so that we can anticipate attendance for the venue staff.  For questions, please email Peter Offringa (Princeton) at poffringa@gmail.com.

    Feel free to join our Facebook Group for other updates, photos from events and announcements of future gatherings.

    Register Here!!

    • Tue, July 16, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Marina Jack, 2 Marina Place, Sarasota FL 34236
    • 33
    Register

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

    It's Casual, No Speaker, Just Us!

    Inside in the air conditioning at Marina Jack in the Palm room, on the first floor behind the receptionist. Look for Beverly Tramontelli '80 or Joan Hamill '64.

    Mix and mingle with us starting at 11:30am, we will sit down to order lunch around 12:15pm

    It helps if you register to 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, July 25, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD


    Join the Ivy League Professionals Networking Group of Sarasota for our Happy Hour.

    Event location TBD; save the date!

    Happy Hour will be starting at 5pm. It officially ends at 7pm, but guests usually stay longer.

    Attendance for this event is open to alumni of Ivy League schools who are still active in the workforce and interested in professional networking. These events provide a great opportunity to socialize with other local Ivy League alumni in an informal setting.  In the past, these events have generated many new social and business connections. Feel free to come when convenient for you and look for our group.   

    For questions, please email Peter Offringa (Princeton) at poffringa@gmail.com.

    Feel free to join our Facebook Group for other updates, photos from events and announcements of future gatherings.

    • Tue, August 13, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ford's Garage, 295 N. Cattlemen Rd. Sarasota, FL 34243
    • 44
    Register

    We look forward to seeing you at our CCSM Drop-In Happy Hour(s) in the off-season!

    It's Casual, No Speaker, Just Us!

    Help us send off our Cornell students back to Ithaca with a bang (or a honk?).

    Ford's Garage is a Restaurant near the UTC mall by the Dillards end, closer to Benderson. Lots of free parking available.

    Come inside in the air conditioning, Look for Beverly Tramontelli '80 or Joan Hamill '64, we'll have a section just for our club members.

    Have a drink with us, and stay for dinner too if you wish.

    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, August 22, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    Join the Ivy League Professionals Networking Group of Sarasota for our Happy Hour.

    Event location TBD; save the date!

    Happy Hour will be starting at 5pm. It officially ends at 7pm, but guests usually stay longer.

    Attendance for this event is open to alumni of Ivy League schools who are still active in the workforce and interested in professional networking. These events provide a great opportunity to socialize with other local Ivy League alumni in an informal setting.  In the past, these events have generated many new social and business connections. Feel free to come when convenient for you and look for our group.   

    For questions, please email Peter Offringa (Princeton) at poffringa@gmail.com.

    Feel free to join our Facebook Group for other updates, photos from events and announcements of future gatherings.

    • Thu, September 19, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Marina Jacks, 2 Marina Place, Sarasota FL 34236
    • 39
    Register

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

    It's Casual, No Speaker, Just Us!

    Inside in the air conditioning at Marina Jacks in the Palm room. We'll be in the Palm room, on the first floor behind the receptionist. Look for Beverly Tramontelli '80 or Joan Hamill '64.

    Mix and mingle with us starting at 11:30am, we will sit down to order lunch around 12:15pm.

    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 26, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    Join the Ivy League Professionals Networking Group of Sarasota for our Happy Hour.

    Event location TBD; save the date!

    Happy Hour will be starting at 5pm. It officially ends at 7pm, but guests usually stay longer.

    Attendance for this event is open to alumni of Ivy League schools who are still active in the workforce and interested in professional networking. These events provide a great opportunity to socialize with other local Ivy League alumni in an informal setting.  In the past, these events have generated many new social and business connections. Feel free to come when convenient for you and look for our group.   

    For questions, please email Peter Offringa (Princeton) at poffringa@gmail.com.

    Feel free to join our Facebook Group for other updates, photos from events and announcements of future gatherings.

    • Thu, October 17, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7501 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34202
    • 80

    Join us for International Zinck's Night! 

    “We’ll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck’s, when I get back next fall!” 

    Sign up and pay just $15 for unlimited (within reason) beer, wine, and vodka coolers from 5pm to 8pm. We will also supply bottled waters and some light bites and sweets. This is a bargain even in Theodore Zinck's day! Open to all fans of Cornell, not just CCSM members.

    We plan to play some games to raise money for our scholarship fund, so bring along some small bills to join in on the fun.

    The room, beer, and vodka coolers are courtesy of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing. Please join us in their tasting and party room located at their headquarter building off of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard at 7501 Wireless Court in Sarasota, FL. There is plenty of free parking in the building's parking lot and ample indoor seating for everyone.

    At home, you can celebrate all year long with the signature cocktail and mocktail  of Zinck's Night.

    Learn about the history of Zinck's Night.

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

Tue, June 11, 2024 June CCSM Drop-In Happy Hour/Dinner
Thu, May 30, 2024 All Ivy "Young" Alumni Happy Hour
Thu, May 16, 2024 May CCSM Drop-In Lunch
Thu, April 25, 2024 Young Alumni (1985+) Happy Hour at Block 15
Sun, April 21, 2024 CCSM Annual Meeting/Red & White Brunch with Novelist
Wed, April 17, 2024 Spring into Spring Ivy League Event
Sat, March 23, 2024 All Ivy Tent at Sarasota Wine Festival
Wed, March 20, 2024 Tour of St. Petersburg's Newest Museum
Thu, March 14, 2024 #GivingDay2024
Mon, March 04, 2024 Architecture Sarasota: Transforming Places and Inspiring Lives
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

Current Cornell University Events click here.

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