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Greetings everyone. Welcome to our Fall 2019 newsletter. We have had a couple of changes since the spring. Our President, Bob Osmachenko, has moved to Creston. Long time instructor and Executive Board member, Ken Grieve, has moved to Maple Ridge, and the instructor of the popular Watercolours course, Wally Chernoff, has gone to Penticton. All this means that there is “room at the top” for executive members and new instructors. Please think about getting involved so that we replace these folks. I thank them for their contributions over the past years.
This fall, we have 19 courses for you to choose from, 17 ‘regular’ ones and two free community service offerings. New courses on offer are one on Cannabis, another on Instagram and Twitter so you can communicate with your offspring, a class on InstaPot cooking, another one on RV Maintenance and Care, a Creative Drawing course and one on Sign Language. Back by popular demand are a Cooking Course, Current Events, Digital Camera Basics, Fit for Fun, another Cariboo History Tour, Furniture Reupholstery, Meditation, Travel Tips for Seniors, and a couple of computer courses. Our two free community services courses for this term are Advanced Care Planning and Beetle Bashing. We think that there is something for everyone, and we hope we have come up with an interesting and wide ranging set of course offerings.
The important dates to remember this semester are shown on the left hand side of this page. Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 is the main registration day, 1 pm at St. Andrews’ Church hall. If you are unable to attend in person, you can have someone come out and register for you (one other person per member), or you can take a chance and come out to register for those classes that still have room in them at our late registration on Wednesday, September 25th at 1:30 pm at the Seniors’ Activity Centre. In conclusion, I would like to thank all those who give of their time to make this Elder College the success it is. Members of the Curriculum Committee, Executive Board members, instructors, and coordinators – all have a part in making the process happen. Over 170 members now enjoy the classes we offer. We can be proud of our contribution to our community and to the lifelong education of our over 50 set.
Have a great Fall term!
Barry Sale, Curriculum Committee Chair