• Scholarship Golf Tournament at Bellevue CC – Monday, October 1st

    Our 23rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at Bellevue Country Club on Monday, October 1, 2018!  (It was postponed from Sept. 10th due to rain.)

    Here is an outline of the schedule:

    11:30 a.m. Registration & Lunch
    12:30 p.m. Golf Tournament
    5:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Awards, and Auction

    All proceeds from this event support the SU Alumni Club of CNY’s Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for students from CNY who are attending SU.

    We hope you will join us!  You may register as an individual golfer ($140) or you may register as a foursome ($560).  You may also register as a foursome with a Team Sponsor ($650).  If you’re not a golfer, we hope you will join us for the cocktail hour and dinner ($50)!  Please complete our online registration form to sign up for any of these options.

    Questions? Please contact Jen Barclay at 617-413-5621 or

    If you’d like to register “off line,” you may complete and print the registration form and send it with a check payable to “SU Alumni Club of CNY” to:

    CNY Orange Scholarship Events
    c/o Jennifer Barclay
    111 S Lowell Ave.
    Syracuse, NY 13204

    If you or your business would like to be SPONSOR for our Tournament, please review the options below.  Please send a check payable to “SU Alumni Club of CNY” to the address above.  Here are the SPONSORSHIP options:

    Naming Sponsor ($2000): One sponsor at this level can name this year’s event! Imagine your name in the headline of all communications. Sponsor is granted four entries to the event.
    Platinum Sponsor ($700): Sponsorship at this level earns special recognition in all dinner and golf documentation and is granted four entries to the event.
    Team Sponsor ($650): Sponsorship provides recognition on a tee or green during golf, along with four entries to the event.  (You may use the online registration form linked above.)
    Cocktail Hour ($300): Sponsorship at this level provide the cocktail hour. Signage will be displayed during the hour along with one entry to the cocktail hour, dinner & auction.
    Tee or Green Sponsor ($100): Sponsors are recognized during the golf event with a signs placed at a tee or green and in event documents.
    Beverage Cart ($150): Sponsors are recognized during the golf event with signs placed on the beverage cart and in event documents.

    Questions? Please contact Jen Barclay at 617-413-5621 or



  • Minnowbrook Weekend – August 3-5, 2018

    Join SU Alumni for our Annual Minnowbrook Weekend, August 3-5, 2018, at Syracuse University’s Minnowbrook Conference Center in the Adirondacks. Our featured speaker is SU professor Dr. Shiu-Kai Chin.  Enjoy the fabulous food, entertaining programs and good company, all on beautiful Blue Mountain Lake.  This amazing weekend includes 2 nights lodging at Minnowbrook (an Adirondack Great Camp), 6 delicious meals prepared by Minnowbrook’s gourmet chef, and 2 receptions. Refreshments are always available. We’ll gather on Friday afternoon before dinner and our weekend ends after lunch on Sunday.  Please see the flyer and registration form for complete details.


    Through technology, we can send images and messages to anyone and everyone. With a swipe of a card or a few clicks on a keyboard, we can transfer hundreds of millions of dollars around the world in an instant. Our access to information and our ability to manipulate things remotely is both convenient and disconcerting. The more interconnected we are to each other, the more access and control we have over information and things, yet the more we feel threatened, distrustful, manipulated and isolated. Global interconnectedness and access is causing us to rethink trust, integrity, and security. Who do we trust and why do we trust them? How do we know if actions affecting us are authentic and authorized? Who has access, who does not, and why?

    Professor Shiu-Kai Chin is a graduate of SU. He is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Syracuse’s College of Engineering and Computer Science where his research and teaching focuses on the logic of trustworthy systems and mission assurance. Both the financial services industry and the Department of Defense support and use his research. He is also an Adirondack Forty-Sixer (he’s climbed all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks!).

    You’ve heard of Minnowbrook, But What Is It?

    Minnowbrook is a grand-lodge in the Adirondack Great Camp style of the 19th century. It is an all-inclusive retreat 3 hours from Syracuse or 2 hours from Albany, where you can swim, canoe, kayak, hike, play tennis and more – all on site. Area attractions include:

    • Blue Mountain Lake
    • Golf courses
    • Hiking trails
    • Museums (The Adirondack Experience, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Town of Indian Lake Museum, etc.)
    • And much more.

    See Minnowbrook’s website for more information.


    Single Occupancy: $524 (check) or $540 (credit or debit card) per person

    Double Occupancy: $469 (check) or $483 (credit or debit card) per person

    To reserve your spot and pay via credit or debit card, please complete and submit this online form.

    To reserve your spot and pay via check, please print and complete this form.  Mail the form with your check, payable to “SU Alumni Club of CNY,” to:

    Dawn Penniman
    74 Watertree Dr
    East Syracuse, NY 13057- 1911

    Payment is due June 29, 2018. Refunds, minus a $100 handling fee, are possible only if requested before July 23, 2018.

    The Minnowbrook-CNY SU Alumni experience includes opportunities for learning, adventure, relaxation and meeting new people as well as connecting with old friends.

    Capacity is limited – Reserve NOW!

    Please let us know if you have special dietary or accommodation needs, or if you’d like to carpoolPlease find directions to Minnowbrook here.

    For more information or questions, contact:

    Dawn Penniman at or 315.463.3032

    Kathleen Bradley at or 315.676.4708

    Rosemarie Nelson at or 315.391.2695

    Judy O’Rourke at or 315.439.3352



    Weekend Timeline

    Friday, August 3rd

    Check-in after 2pm

    5pm: Wine/beer reception with Sue Ballard of Alumni Engagement

    6pm: Dinner

    8pm-9pm: Opening Program


    Saturday, August 4th

    8am-9am: Breakfast

    9:30am-11:30am: Morning Program

    12pm: Lunch

    Afternoon: Free Time

    5pm: Wine/beer reception

    6pm: Dinner

    8pm: Evening Program/Entertainment


    Sunday, August 5th

    8am-9am: Breakfast

    9:30am-11:30am: Morning Program

    12pm: Lunch – Dining Room or Box Lunch To Go

    How does it really compare?

    Minnowbrook Aug 3-5

    • Rate $469/ person double occ
    • Meals: Fri dinner thru Sun lunch, with 2 wine & beer receptions including heavy appetizers. Snacks all day & evening (fruit, bars, popcorn, ice cream, coffee, tea, sodas).
    • Access to: Canoes, kayaks, tennis, swim, hike, fitness center.

    Great Camp Sagamore Aug 24-26

    • $398/ person double occ
    • No Sunday lunch. Wine & beer extra fee.
    • Access to: Canoes, kayaks, SUPs.


    Mirbeau open dates

    • $1,090 + resort fee + tax double occ
    • $100 dining credit.
    • $500 spa credit.


  • Bill Leaf Memorial Kickball Tournament – Saturday, September 8

    The SU Alumni Club of CNY is hosting the 13th Annual Bill Leaf Memorial Kickball Tournament on Saturday, September 8, at the Syracuse Kickball Park on Rt. 57 in Liverpool starting at 9:30 a.m. This event seeks to raise awareness of the dangers of DWI while supporting two memorial scholarship funds: the Bill Leaf Fund at SU and the Samantha Reynolds Fund at Liverpool High School. Bill and Samantha were killed by drunk drivers in separate incidents in 2006 and 2008, respectively.

    The Kickball Tournament is a fun day for great causes. The cost is $26/person and includes a team T-shirt, breakfast, and lunch. The tournament is double elimination. We encourage you to pull together a team of friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers and enter the tournament. No kickball expertise is required! Only a positive attitude is necessary!

    Please see details and registration at or contact Brian Drake at or 315-529-7231 with any questions.