Upcoming Events:

CAAOC Spring Hike — Buck Gully Newport Beach

Sunday, April 22nd at 10:00 AM
Here’s an opportunity to join your fellow Cornellians for a refreshing hike in a little known corner of Newport Beach.  This trail is 2.5 miles in and 2.5 miles out, and is accessible year round.  Buck Gully Reserve is a natural, coastal canyon in the City of Newport Beach.  Spring is a good time for this hike as the trail follows a natural stream bed, plus it's nice when the hills are green and alive after the Spring rains.  This unique hike offers a different side of Newport Beach, looking up to the homes of Newport Coast and out across Corona del Mar to the ocean beyond!
Gather family and friends, RSVP with Harris Hunt ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), and we’ll see you there!


Start Time: Arrive at the trailhead by 9:45 AM, we will depart promptly at 10:00 AM.
Meeting Location: We will meet at the lower trailhead on Poppy Avenue in Corona del Mar.

MacArthur Blvd. towards Corona del Mar
Turn left onto Harbor View Drive
Turn right onto Marguerite Avenue
Turn left onto 5th Avenue
Turn left onto Poppy Avenue

[Trailhead Map]

[Trailhead and Parking]
Let’s Go Outside Website:  https://letsgooutside.org/explore/buck-gully-reserve/
End Time: We expect to be back to the trailhead around 1:00 PM.
Distance: Roughly 5.0 miles round-trip.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours, at a leisurely pace.
Route:  Buck Gully Trail.  Up the gully and return down the gully.  Also known as the Bridge Trail and Bobcat Trails.

[Map of Route]
Essentials:              Closed toed shoes with good traction
                                Water and snacks
                                Sun protection: sunblock, visor, hat
                                Camera (you never know what you might see!)
                                No dogs allowed
                                No bikes allowed

RSVP:  Email Harris Hunt ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Cornell Class of ‘83, to RSVP or if you have any questions.  In the subject, include “CAAOC Spring Hike.”  In the body of your email, please include your name, Cornell class, and any guests you will be bringing.  Thanks!
See you there!! J
Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, and possible unpleasant interactions with mountain lions, coyotes, snakes, and/or ticks. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers, and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike.
You acknowledge that we are not professionals.
You assume responsibility for yourself and your safety.

Cornell O.C. Beach Clean-Up

Sunday May, 13th 

9:00 am -12:00 pm

Volunteer, and make a difference in our community. 


The Cornell Alumni Association of Orange County invites you to give back. 


Beach cleanups are a fun and easy way to volunteer your time by helping to keep our beaches and ocean clean! We provide the bags, hand sanitizer and a gorgeous view and if you're in need of community service hours we will sign those too. In 2017, volunteers removed over 7,200 lbs of trash…in Huntington Beach alone. 


Who: Cornellians, Family and Friends (Children 8 years +)

What: Keep our Beaches and Oceans Clean

When: Sunday, May 13th from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Why: To help create a future 

How: By removing trash that affect ocean life. 


Directions & Parking:

•Our clean-up has been placed at Tower 10 (see attached map). 

•       Huntington State Beach is located at 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA, 92646


Event Summary:

Our requested supplies and talk will be at the basketball courts by Tower 10 (see attached map). We are currently transitioning from single use supplies to re-usable supplies. We can provide the  group re-usable bags, grabbers, and gloves to use for your clean-up. At the end of your clean-up, return supplies to the Lifeguard Headquarters building. 


Most of the trash you will find on our beach will be small pieces of plastic. These pieces are VITAL to remove during your clean-up as they are generally the most difficult for maintenance crews to remove, take centuries to bio-degrade if they do at all, and pose the largest threat to our wildlife. Many clean-ups ignore these small pieces in search of the "glamourous" large pieces. Even the smallest pieces of trash make a huge difference.


Once you are finished with your clean-up, please deposit your trash in the nearest trash can. As we are using re-usable supplies, please dump out the contents of the bag but keep the bags to return to the Lifeguard Headquarters building.


After your clean-up is over, you are welcome to enjoy the beach after you have worked so hard to keep it clean!


Thank you for becoming a steward of Huntington and Bolsa Chica State Beaches!


Adult Sign Up:

•       To Sign Up, please use the below form:

•       https://form.jotform.com/sna32/cornell-alumni-association-of-orang

•       Each participating adult must complete their own registration and sign up

•       See below for information about minors


Minor Sign-Up:

•       Minor’s must be accompanied by adult.

•       Accompanying adults must supervise minors at all times and volunteer beside them

•       https://form.jotform.com/sna32/minor-cornell-alumni-association


What to Wear:

•       Bring snacks and plenty of water (preferably in a reusable bottle). 

•        Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops please), layered clothing, weather-appropriate jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.


For more information, or any issues, please contact Savion Agard – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 347-850-7770


Cornell O.C. Temecula Wine Tour


Sunday May, 20th 
10:30 am - 6:30 pm

This time, we’re doing something a little familiar, and a little bit different.


Cornell Alumni Association of Orange County invites you for a casual afternoon wine tasting…in Temecula. Temecula Valley is Southern California's Wine Country. With award winning wines, great restaurants and beautiful gift shops, Temecula Valley Wineries have something for everyone. And we're so close you can taste it!


We have partnered with Winery Hopper to bring you from Orange County to Temecula and back. We invite you to park your car at the Lincoln Lot Park & Ride located at: 2555 N Tustin St, Orange CA 92855


The goal is to visit 3 wineries while taking in Temecula’s beautiful scenery.


Event Summary:

  • Leave Orange County Park  & Ride10:30 AM 
  • Time at Wineries - Approximately 5 hours
    • Lorimar Winery
    • Robert Renzoni Vineyards – Lunch
    • South Coast Winery
  • Arrive at  Orange County Park & Ride: 6:30 PM

Cost: $75 for members 

          Includes round trip to Temecula and Temecula Wineries,
          Includes tasting at:  Lorimar Winery


To Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cornell-oc-temecula-wine-tour-tickets-45181535188


Lorimar Winery:

In May 2012 Lawrie Lipton and Mark Manfield opened a Tuscan-style winery in the heart of the Temecula Valley. Featuring breathtaking views of Mount Palomar and the Santa Ana Mountains, Lorimar is the perfect picturesque setting to enjoy live music, local artwork, gourmet food, and award-winning wine. Lorimar Winery has a distinct personality which is built around the perfect combination of wine and music


Photo of Lorimar Winery - Temecula, CA, United States. wine ceremony


Robert Renzoni:

With a family that began creating wines over 100 years ago along Italy’s northern coast. Today, Robert Renzoni Vineyards continues the tradition begun by their ancestors, creating the finest wines for your enjoyment. Started by the grandfather Domenic, the patriarch of the Renzoni family, believed that his friends and family deserved nothing but the best. Today, his spirit and dedication to excellence live on in the wines created.



Photo of Robert Renzoni Vineyards - Temecula, CA, United States. Exquisite meat and cheese platter paired with a perfect bottle of wine=life.


South Coast Winery:

Surrounded by 63 acres of carefully tended vines, South Coast Winery elevates the Southern California winery experience to Napa levels and beyond. What makes our grapes so special is the combination of the rich Southern California soil and generous Temecula Valley sunshine. Pair this stunning atmosphere with South Coast Winery's talented winemakers and you get beautiful wines that you simply cannot find elsewhere.

Image result for south coast winery
Parking Information: 

·        **Park & Ride in Orange on N Tustin St and E Lincoln Ave Orange, CA 92865. It's across with this Vons at 2684 North Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92865*** 

·        Traveling NORTH on the 55, exit Lincoln Ave. West. Make 2 lefts, go under the freeway and take a left onto Tustin Ave. heading South.

·        If you're traveling SOUTH on the 55, exit Lincoln and make a left on Tustin. The Park & Ride will be on your left hand side. You'll need to make a U-Turn to get to this side of the street.


Event Contacts: Gaye Tomlinson, MBA ’05,

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 714-742-2948

Savion Agard, HADM’11, 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 347-850-777