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Working Together to Make it Happen

Introduction

Did you take a class this fall? Sign on to a team to help with moving online? Please reach over your shoulder and pat yourself on the back: you are indeed a lifetime learner!

Fall 2020 was a semester unlike any other in LLI’s history. Brand-new teams formed in a flash over the spring and summer.

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Anticipating WinterFest

Looking Forward to WinterFest (formerly Intersession)

A gentle silence often fills the shortened days of the new year. For many of us, the sense of isolation that comes with the quiet cold of January promises to be heightened this year by the confinement of the pandemic. If ever there was a winter to gather and enjoy a stimulating WinterFest program,

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Membership Development Committee Ready for Deep Sleep?

Introduction

Our friends the bears are now looking for shelter to begin hibernation.  Bears hibernate in order to survive the winter without food. Calcium in the body is recycled into bones and when the bear wakes up, it is fit and ready. Momma bears begin hibernating at the start of pregnancy and when they wake up,

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Contacts for Help and Information

Introduction

As an all-volunteer organization, it is sometimes difficult for LLI members to know whom to contact when they have questions. LLI uses group email addresses to handle questions (meaning, there is a dedicated team of volunteers here to help you).

Listed below are some of the email addresses you may want to use.

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Online Task Force and Session Managers Saved Our SummerFest

Hello, Session Managers

Those lessons learned this summer will also ease the process for new session managers. (More volunteer session managers are still needed. You can contact AMiller@lli.bard.edu or CGersbeck@lli.bard.edu if you are interested in joining the team this fall). The Online Task Force knew from their own Zoom learning experiences that session managers and class participants would need support and help getting familiar with the online technology.

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Meet Your New LLI Council Officers

Introduction

It’s an uncertain and challenging time for LLI, as it is for most of us. It seems more important than ever that we all participate in choosing the volunteers who will guide LLI over the next two years. We did. Ballots for the election of Bard LLI Council members went out to all LLI members via email on March 15.

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Member Opinions about Online Learning

Introduction

Given the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, part of this year’s annual member survey was devoted to addressing an issue of immediate relevance: whether members would be interested in online classes. The Bard College campus has been closed, and we don’t know when we will be able to hold classes there.

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Sharing Council Impressions

Introduction

Over the fall and winter semesters, members of the LLI class of 2019 were invited to attend Council meetings and comment afterwards about what they observed. This program was conceived of and organized by the Membership Development Committee, with the enthusiastic approval of Council members, as a way of providing members with a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of LLI.

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COVID-19 Updates – March 11, 2020

To All LLI Members and spring presenters

We are writing to let you know that the leadership of LLI, together with the Bard College Response Team, has been regularly monitoring the possible risks associated with COVID-19 in our local area. We are grateful to Erin Cannan, Bard Vice President for Student Affairs,

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LLI Elections Start Soon

The Council is the governing body of LLI. Key positions are elected by the membership for two-year terms. The upcoming term for newly elected Council members will be from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022. The election will take place from March 15 to 29. Members will receive a ballot via email to participate anonymously.

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