Message from CHS President – Bill Minnock ’79, MBA ’83

Bill Minnock ’79, MBA ’83 – CHS President 2018

Dear Hotelies:

It is an honor to serve as the President of the Cornell Hotel Society for 2018.  I am privileged to work with a terrific team of passionate Hotelies on the Board including First Vice President Dexter Wood ’87, Second Vice President Anna Chung ’03, Treasurer Susan Wood ’87, Secretary Rick Adie ’75 and past President Cheryl Boyer ’87.   It is an exciting year as we are celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Cornell Hotel Society this year.

So what are the priorities for CHS in its 90th year?  There are five key priorities that we will focus on this year:

–     Alumni engagement – there are 53 chapters around the world holding hundreds of events that are attended by thousands of alumni.  The Board’s job is to support chapter efforts to help them be successful.  This year, we are introducing a new tradition – the celebration of the formation of CHS.  Our goal is to have every chapter hold an event on May 12 to celebrate the 90th Anniversary.

–     Collegiate Chapter – the collegiate chapter welcomes new students and hosts a number of events during the year.  They are instrumental in preparing Alumni Conversations, which are included on the CHS website and on Social Media.

–     Fundraising – Did you know that the CHS and its Chapters have provided scholarships to the school amounting to almost $5M?  This year, CHS will donate $50,000 to the Scholarship Fund and in partnership with the CHS Foundation, will fund the Hotelie for Life® Award for a graduating senior.

–     Faculty Roadshow – having faculty and staff attend Chapter events, keeping the connections strong.

–     Support Dean Walsh’s agenda – as the second alumnus to be Dean of the Hotel School, one of her key priorities is to extend the school’s alumni outreach and continue leveraging the synergy between alumni, faculty, students and staff.  At the same time, the school is focused on realizing the benefits derived from being part of the larger College of Business.  We will continue to support these efforts throughout the year.

CHS is able to accomplish these goals through the dues contributed by alumni.  Almost half our dues are used for scholarship and another third are used to support chapter events.  We greatly appreciate your support of our efforts.  The link to pay dues is presented below.

2018 will be a robust year with many exciting events. The 93rd Hotel Ezra Cornell: A Sense of Place is scheduled for March 15-18 in Ithaca. The General Meeting of CHS will be held on March 16 from 4:30-6:00 pm.  If you cannot attend in person, the event will be streamed for you.  The Asia Pacific regional meeting is April 5-8 in Mumbai, and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regional meeting is June 21-24 in Ljubljana.  As you travel throughout the year, be sure to check the CHS calendar of events.  Our chapters are always happy to welcome visitors!  For a full calendar of CHS events please visit:

https://sha.cornell.edu/alumni/connect/events

Communication of events and updates from the school is an important way for us to stay connected.  Last year we formed a Communications Committee which includes our Treasurer, Susan Wood, past President Robert Mandelbaum ’81, Andrea Foster ’96, Lindy Paz ’07 and Ali Hoyt ’13.  Links to our social media sites are presented below.

Join our NEW LinkedIn Group

We are fortunate to have the extraordinarily dedicated regional and chapter leaders supporting the efforts of CHS.  Our efforts are supported by the staff of the SHA Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.  Assisting us are Meg Hardie Keilbach ’88, Julie Pizzuti MPS ’06, and Nickie Fredenburg.  We are also fortunate to work with Professor Cheryl Stanley ’00 who is the liaison with the CHS collegiate chapter, led by Michael Baldyga ‘19, and CHS Foundation Chair Tim Dick ‘88.

Let’s make the 90th anniversary of CHS an awesome year for alumni engagement.  There are so many ways to be involved with the school, faculty, students, and staff in the classroom or in research.  Attend an event or hire a fellow alumni.

CHS is where we belong!  We are all Hotelies for Life®!

Yours in service,

Bill Minnock ‘79, MBA ’83

SHA Hosts Reception at ALIS

The annual Cornell Reception at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) is one of the Hotel School’s principal networking events, attracting over 500 alumni and industry leaders each year. We had an amazing time at this year’s event! Check out all the photos and tag your friends.  Thanks for the CHS Los Angeles Chapter for their assistance.

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

SHA Reception at ALIS 2018

CHS At 90

On May 12, 1928, alumni from the recently formed Cornell University School of Hotel Administration formed the school’s official alumni association: The Cornell Society of Hotelmen.  Throughout 2018, the Cornell Hotel Society will celebrate our 90th anniversary by featuring documents found in the university archives.  Thanks to Rick Aide ’75, Nickie Fredenburg, and Togo Tamura’19 for visiting the archives and retrieving the documents.

Rick Aide ’75, Nickie Fredenburg, Togo Tamura’19

  

 Early Banquets

Since the beginning of time, Hotelies have enjoyed their food and wine. What better way for a bunch of Hotelies to get together and bond both professionally, and socially.  Below are the menus from some of the first banquets held by the Cornell Society of Hotelmen.

 

Cover – Second Annual CSH Banquet

Menu – Second Annual CSH Banquet

Cover – Third Annual CSH Banquet

Menu – Third Annual CSH Banquet

CHS Leaders and Students Gather at CALC

On February 2, 2018, the CHS executive board invited CHS leaders and Hotel School students to a three-course meal at Alma de Cuba, and an evening of good conversation, food, and networking. The dinner was held during the 2018 Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. Thanks to David McCabe MMH ’06 and STARR restaurants for the generous hospitality.

Attendees Included:

  • Kayti Stanley ’18 – Student
  • Varun Devatha ’19 – Student
  • Adam Shapiro ’20 – Student
  • Anna Chung ’03 – Second VP, Global CHS
  • Vickie Kozhushchenko ’96 – CHS Regional VP, Mid-Atlantic
  • Tim Dick ’88 – Chair, CHS Foundation
  • Susan Wood ’87 – Treasurer, Global CHS
  • Stacey Nadolny ’05 – Chapter President, CHS Chicago
  • Sophia Lin Kanno ’05 – Chapter VP, CHS Chicago
  • Tim Hyun Kim ’18 – Student

Alma de Cuba Philadelphia – CALC 2018

Alma de Cuba Philadelphia – CALC 2018

Alma de Cuba Philadelphia – CALC 2018

CHS New England Gathers To Celebrate The Holidays and The New Year

On January 5, 2018, the CHS New England Chapter held its annual Holiday Party at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. Over 70 alumni and guests gathered to beat out the below zero temperatures to celebrate the New Year, mingle with fellow alumni, and raise money for the Chapter’s scholarship fund. As part of its annual tradition, alumni and friends ended the night with a rousing rendition of the Alma Mater and Evening Song. Unfortunately, Dean Walsh got snowed in back in Ithaca and could not attend.

CHS New England Celebrates the Holidays at the Colonnade Hotel

Sally and Nate Berkowitz MMH ‘11

Adam Gold ‘99, Andrew and Meri Keller ‘04

Emily Neill ‘91 and Michael Doyle ‘79

Kelsey Mollura, Greg Bodenaire ‘10, and Michael Hintsa ‘15

Allison Goldberg ‘88 and Grier Colella ‘06

Brooke Clarkson MMH ‘15, Hanes Roberts MMH ‘15, Marilyn and Dale Okonow ‘78, Mike Oshins ‘85

Andrew Keller, Grier Colella ’06, Meri Keller ’04, Sebastian Colella ‘05

Dylan Clemens ’14 and Kate Adie ‘13

CHS Nevada Celebrates the Holidays

On December 7, 2017, Nevada Hotelies joined other area Cornellians to celebrate the holidays at the home of Lori Bean – ILR ’93. The alumni in attendance enjoyed a wonderful menu of and a few signature cocktails.

Hotelies Join Nevada Cornellians to Celebrate the Holidays

Hotelies Join Nevada Cornellians to Celebrate the Holidays

Hotelies Join Nevada Cornellians to Celebrate the Holidays

CHS San Diego Gathers to Celebrate the Holidays

The CHS San Diego chapter gathered at the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla on December 5, 2017 to celebrate the holidays. It was a much-needed break from the area fires. Attending were the following Hotelies and their guests:
• Pat Singer
• Margot Mangiarotti
• Mia and Doug Higgins
• Orion Corcilius
• Scott Roby
• Sarah and Dave Latimer

CHS San Diego Chapter Holiday Party at the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla

CHS Northern California Gathers for Drinks

On November 15, the CHS NorCal board guest bartended at Jackalope, a local bar known for their “Drink-O Plink-O” game. All tips earned from went towards the Gail Minsky Memorial Scholarship Fund for Northern California. The Hotelies in attendance enjoyed a wonderful evening of comradery and fundraising led by our bartenders Julie Surago MMH ’16, Alyssa DiMaria ‘15m, Maddie Klaff ’17, Warner Hazel ’17, Madeleine Fessenden ’16 and Savannah Woodworth ’16.

CHS Northern California board guest bartends at Jackalope.

CHS Chicago Celebrates The Holidays

On Sunday, December 3, 2017, the CHS Chicago Chapter held its holiday party at the home of Keith ’98 and Rachel ’98 Brenan. Thanks to Keith and Rachel for hosting.

CHS Chicago 2017 Holiday Party at home of Keith ’98 and Rachel ’98 Brenan.

CHS Chicago 2017 Holiday Party at home of Keith ’98 and Rachel ’98 Brenan.

CHS Chicago 2017 Holiday Party at home of Keith ’98 and Rachel ’98 Brenan.

CHS Chicago 2017 Holiday Party at home of Keith ’98 and Rachel ’98 Brenan.

CHS Chicago 2017 Holiday Party at home of Keith ’98 and Rachel ’98 Brenan.

Annual CHS NY Holiday Party

On Thursday night, December 8, 2017, Hotelies from across the nation gathered in NYC the New York chapter’s annual holiday party, which took place at the beautiful Pierre Hotel! Delicious bites and tasty cocktails flowed on the brisk December evening.

CHS New York Holiday Party – Pierre Hotel

CHS New York Holiday Party – Pierre Hotel

CHS New York Holiday Party – Pierre Hotel