Coffee Calendar

The Corning Incorporated Retirees Group meets regularly for coffee and refreshments on the second Wednesday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Riverfront Café unless otherwise noted.  The Group does not have coffee meetings in June or July. 

FREE PARKING - Retirees, spouses, and guests attending our monthly Coffee programs can park free in the company parking garage - the one behind the Club House building. Just pull up to the gate and when the guard asks your business, tell the guard you are there to attend the retirees' coffee program.

CANCELLATIONS - As a matter of policy, in the event weather forces Corning-Painted Post schools to close OR DELAY the start of the school day, the CIRG program is cancelled.

Open to all Corning retirees, spouses, and their guests, the programs feature guest speakers on informative and relevant topics.

2018 Calendar

January 10 - Riverfront Cafe

CHRIS SHARKEY OF CORNING ENTERPRISES WILL BE GUEST SPEAKER AT THE RIVERFRONT CAFE FROM 10 TO 11.   CHRIS WILL TELL RETIREES WHAT PROGRAMS ARE PLANNED FOR THE GAFFER DISTRICT IN 2018.  IT'S SURE TO BE A CROWD-PLEASING ASORTMENT OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

RETIREES CAN FIND FREE PARKING IN THE COMPANY GARAGE WEST OF THE ARCH.

February 14 - Riverfront Cafe

WE'LL HAVE A SPLIT PROGRAM FOR THIS ONE.  THE FIRST WILL BE SOME OF THE CORNING FOOD PANTRY FOLKS TO FIRST THANK US FOR THE 350 LBS. OF FOOD DELIVERED FROM OUR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.  THE SECOND WILL BE ROB SWEET OF STATE FARM INSURANCE WHO WILL TELL US ABOUT SAFE DRIVING ON SNOW OR ICE-COVERED STREETS.  HE'LL ALSO GIVE ADVICE ABOUT PROTECTING HOUSEHOLD WATER LINES FROM FREEZING AND RUPTURING THAT CAN CAUSE EXTENSIVE WATER DAMAGE.

March 14 - Riverfront Cafe

GREG FUERST, FISH AND WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN WITH THE NYS DEC, WILL BE OUR GUEST SPEAKER AND HIS TOPIC WILL BE "BEARS IN OUR MIDST".  IT WILL BE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION IN A TIMELY SESSION...WHEN OUR LOCAL BEARS ARE COMING OUT OF HIBERNATION AND RAIDING OUR BIRD FEEDERS AND, YES, TRASH CANS, TO0.  THIS ONE SHOULD BE BOTH EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING.  GOT PHOTOS OF BEAR(S) IN YOUR YARD?  BRING 'EM TO THIS PROGRAM AND SHARE YOUR  "VISITORS" WITH YOUR FELLOW RETIRES.  

April 4 - Note the date for this off-site program

OUR APRIL MEETING IS NOT ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY....IT'S ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY.  OUR CIRG PROGRAM PLANNERS HAVE ARRANGED FOR A TOUR OF THE NEW CCC HEALTH EDUCATION FACILITY ON DENISON PARKWAY, SO DON'T GO TO THE RIVERFRONT CAFE.  WE'RE FORTUNATE TO GET THIS PROGRAM AS IT FALLS IN A WEEK WHEN THE CCC FACILITY IS IN RECESS SO PARKING SHOULD BE NO PROBLEM.  IT SHOULD BE A VERY INTERESTING VISIT. 

May 9 - Senior Citizens Center

WITH THE RIVERFRONT CAFE LOCKED UP FOR A CORPORATE FUNCTION THE MORNING OF MAY 9, OUR MAY MEETING WILL BE HELD FROM 10 TO 11 IN THE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER ON THE NORTH SIDE.  WE'VE LINED UP JOE DUBENDDORFER, THE DESIGN ENGINEER FOR THE RECENT BUILDING CHANGES AT THE CMoG AND ELSEWHERE.  WHAT WHAT BETTER WAY TO LEARN HOW THOSE PROJECTS CAME TOGETHER.  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THAT LOCATION CHANGE.  THERE IS AMPLE PARKING IN THE LOT NORTH OF THE SENIOR CENTER.

WE'VE LINED UP CORNING'S FOOD-TO-GO FOR THE USUAL REFRESHMENTS, TOO.

No coffee programs in June or July

July 10 - Annual Picnic

OUR ANNUAL C.I.R.G. PICNIC WILL AGAIN HELD IN THE BIG FLATS COMMUNITY CENTER TUESDAY, JULY 10 FROM 1 to 3 P.M.  

THE THE PRICE IS STILL $12 PER PERSON FOR THE FINE SPREAD PUT BEFORE US EACH YEAR BY BILLY SPAULDING'S CORNING CATERING SERVICE.  MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE PROVIDED BY BARNEY ROSPLOCK FROM 1:30 TO 2:30.

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE BY JULY 6.  PAY BY CHECK MADE OUT TO 'CIRG' AND MAIL TO: CIRG, P.O. BOX 308, CORNING, NY, 14830.  CHECKS MUST PROVIDE FIRST AND LAST NAMES OF ALL PERSONS COVERED BY THE CHECK AND MUST BE MAILED EARLY ENOUGH TO REACH THE CIRG P.O. BOX BY JULY 5.

PAYMENT CAN'T BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR

August 8 - Riverfront Cafe

SHERIFF JIM ALLARD TO DISCUISS OPOID AND PHONE IRRITANTS AT CIRG COFFEE AUG. 8

SHERIFF JIM ALLARD WILL UPDATE THE COPE PROJECT TO ADDRESS THE OPIOID ABUSE IN OUR AREA. OPIOID ABUSE IN OUR COMMUNITIES IS A MAJOR CONCERN FOR BOTH OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MEDICAL SERVICES. JIM WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE INCREASING PHONE SCAMS AND ROBOCALLS THAT ANNOY MANY OF OUR SENIORS.

CIRG PROGRAMS ARE OPEN TO ALL CORNING INCORPORATED RETIREES, THEIR SPOUSES AND GUESTS. FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE COMPANY PARKING GARAGE WEST OF THE ARCH.

September 12 - Riverfront Cafe

NANCY REIGELSPERGER OF CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WILL DELIVER A SHORTENED VERSION OF THE TOPIC: "WHO GETS GRANDMA'S PYREX PIE PLATE?" NANCY WILL EXPLORE WAYS TO TRANSFER NON-TITLED OBJECTS EITHER IN DOWNSIZING OR AFTER THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE...AND THE IMPORTANCE OF STARTING THE CONVERSATIONS AND DETERMINING WHAT MEANS FAIR IN YOUR FAMILY. NANCY WILL HAVE HANDOUTS ON THIS TOPIC.

October 10 - HQ Auditorium

CORNING RETIREES' HEALTH BENEFITS FOR NEXT YEAR WILL BE EXPLAINED IN THE H.Q. AUDITORIUM BEGINNING AT 10 A.M.

WITH THE RIVERFRONT CAFÉ IN USE FOR A CORPORATE FUNCTION, COFFEE SERVICE WILL BE IN THE AUDITORIUM LOBBY FROM 9:15 TO 9:45. REFRESHMENTS AND BEVERAGE ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE AUDITORIUM SO RETIREES SHOULD ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO ENJOY THE SERVICE BEFORE ENTERING THE AUDITORIUM.

FREE PARKING FOR RETIREES IS AVAILABLE IN THE COMPANY GARAGE WEST OF THE ARCH.

November 14 - Riverfront Cafe

"RAILROADS OF THE CORNING VALLEY" BY IAN MACKENZIE (MORE INFO TO COME)

December 5 - Riverfront Cafe

OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY WILL BE HELD ON DEC. 5 IN THE RIVERFRONT CAFÉ FROM 1:30 TO 3:00 PM. THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN MADE BECAUSE THE CAFÉ WILL BE USED FOR A CORPORATE FUNCTION ON DEC. 12.

AS IN THE PAST, ATTENDEES ARE TO BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE CORNING FOOD PANTRY. ALSO, AS IN THE PAST, ALL ATTENDEES MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS BY NOV. 29 SO WE CAN LET THE CATERERS KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO PREPARE. TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, CALL LINDA MCDONALD AT 962-4316. HILDA LANDO WILL SEND THIS INFORMATION BY E-MAIL TO OUR MEMBERS WITH COMPUTER ACCESS AND SHE WILL WELCOME E-MAIL REPLIES FOR RESERVATIONS.

IF THE CORNING-PAINTED POST SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED OR ON DELAYED START DUE TO WEATHER, OUR EVENT WILL BE MOVED TO THURSDAY, DEC. 6 AT THE SAME HOURS.

THE C.I.R.G. BOARD WISHES ALL OUR RETIREES A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE PARTY. AS ALWAYS, FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE COMPANY PARKING GARAGE WEST OF THE ARCH.

 

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