Monday, July 06, 2009


The summer is well upon us and it's time to celebrate:
Two important dates to save this month
18 July, Saturday Annual New Student and Alumni Satay Reception
30 July, Thursday, International Whiskey Tasting
We are also pleased to inform that an esteemed Cornellian professor, Professor Campbell, will be in town to give a talk on vegetarianism this month on the 18th and 19th July as well. If interested, please note details attached.
We look forward to seeing you this month!
Sonia Ong
Join us at this FREE annual event celebrating the summer, the satay and our fellow Cornellians and Cornellians-to-be. 
A break from tradition this year, we are holding it at the Redot Gallery on Blair Road. Owner Giorgio Pilla has offered us the use of his lovely gallery for a very generous subsidy. We will also be having whiskey compliments of Bill Hedman of Delemere Enterprises, distributor of Sullivan's Cove whiskey from Tasmania, one of the top thirty whiskies in the world. 
It is the one time we bring together our alumni and current Cornell students as well as welcoming the incoming freshman class to our community.  Please come and share your experiences, stories and advice with them, and re-connect with friends you had from your time in Ithaca.  We want to see everyone there!
Save the date: 18 July, Saturday, 5-7pm
Venue: Redot Gallery (NOT Red Dot Museum)
Cost: Free
RSVP Shawn Tripp at by Wed, 15th July 2009
About Redot Gallery
ReDot Gallery was established by Giorgio Pilla who developed a passion for Aboriginal art and culture in his frequent visits to Australia over the last 15 years and who has been collecting Fine Aboriginal Art ever since.  
ReDot Gallery is the first and only dedicated Aboriginal Art Gallery in Singapore, indeed throughout Asia-Pacific.  It has been in operation since 2004 and is located in the heart of Singapore's arts and antiques precinct and features a superb range of Aboriginal Art at both affordable prices for art lovers and more important collectors' pieces for investment purposes.  The gallery represents artists from areas across the Northern and Western Deserts of Australia where the majority of the Aboriginal Art Centres are located.  
ReDot Gallery holds the work of some of Australia's most significant indigenous artists, and their works are sourced from the most important Art Centres in Australia.  

ReDot Gallery is committed to promoting the work of indigenous artists, and creating opportunities for a wider understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal art and its culture. Furthermore, it is one of the aims of the gallery to explore the cultural diversity, which exists in Aboriginal art and to actively promote a range of work that displays this rich variety of cultural expression.  

ReDot Gallery purchases the majority of its work in the primary art market - i.e. the first point of sale (the art centres and co-operatives established to nurture and develop the artistic expression of the varied Aboriginal communities).  ALL of the works are 'ethically' sourced, with guaranteed provenance from the leading art centres. The work is selected directly by the gallery principal in his frequent visits to the communities in Australia. 

ReDot Gallery works directly with Aboriginal communities in order to source the best quality of work from an aesthetical, stylistic and spiritual viewpoint. 

ReDot Gallery offers a comprehensive service including fully documented submissions of works in stock and complete management of packing, freight and export arrangements, if necessary. 

Every work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Art Centre representing the artist. 

Special offer for Cornell Alumni: If you find anything you like on the day of the reception, Redot is offering 2,5% off any piece purchased with proof of membership or a copy of the newsletter with ReDot Gallery.
The Gallery is open:
Tuesday to Saturday   12pm till 7pm
Sunday/Monday/Public Holiday  By Appointment.
Following the strong turnout for our last whisky tasting for which we were surprised with a visit from the Bowmore ambassador to Asia who treated us to a highly subsidised Bowmore vertical from 12-25 years, the international whisky tasting will finally be held by popular demand end of this month.
Whiskies on the menu (subject to change) include
1) Springbank 10 YO - Scotland
2) Wild Geese - Ireland
3) Elijah Craig - America
4) Crown Royal - Canada
5) Nikka Taketsuru - Japan
Date: 30th July, Thursday
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Quaich Bar, Grand Copthorne Hotel
Dues Paying Alumni Price: $31.50
Non Dues Paying Alumni and Guest Price: $35
RSVP Sonia at by the 27th July 2009 
It's never too late to pay your dues!  Your dues are needed to help strengthen and expand The Cornell Club of
Singapore's programs.  Help us spread the Cornell name throughout the community, and increase your own personal network by paying your dues.  You can pay online at or mail a check made out to Cornell Club Singapore to Andrea Quach, 16 Stirling Road #17-18, Singapore, 148957

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