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Meet New LLI President, Robert Beaury

Introduction

Perhaps you have already met Robert Beaury if you live in Germantown where he served as Town Supervisor, or in the Germantown courtroom where he was elected judge three times and served for nine plus years. Or maybe you have taken one of the several LLI classes (sometimes with provocative course titles) he has offered on various historical themes,

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Let’s Party!

Introduction

We have made it through the pandemic and our members are eager to get together. Membership Development and Social Gatherings have organized several fun events.

First up is a Twilight Zone collage workshop hosted by LLI member Mary McClellan and artist Bev Lipper at Starr Library in Rhinebeck on Monday,

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Meet Robin Berger, Session Manager

Introduction

If you have taken LLI classes in the last three years, you have probably met or seen Robin Berger on campus or online. I first met her in an off-campus hiking class she helped organize and was impressed with her clear communications about class information, weather, cancellations, and driving directions.

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Why Would Anyone Want to be a Session Manager

Introduction

In March 2020, as I was preparing for spring classes at Bard, I received the disappointing news that the semester was canceled. I had really been looking forward to being back on campus and meeting up with some of the nice people I had met during my first semester.

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Meet the Candidates for Council

Introduction

As you know, Council is the governing body of LLI, and its members are elected for two-year terms on alternate years. This year, LLI members will be choosing the president, first vice president, treasurer, and two members at large. Their terms of service will be from July 1, 2022 to June 30,

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LLI Isn’t Just for Learning

Introduction

After being weekenders for 18 years, my husband and I moved to the Hudson Valley full-time in May 2018 when we retired from our corporate jobs at JPMorgan. We had a couple of friends in the area, and one, Tom Grabeel, was a member of Bard LLI. He kept telling us that he thought we would like it,

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Elections: An Invitation to Run for Council

Introduction

January kicks off our 2022 election cycle for Council, the main governing body of LLI. Council comprises five elected officers and four elected members at large, as well as six standing committee chairpersons appointed by the President. Terms for all elected officers are two years. Elections are held every year,

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Tiny Bach Concert Features a Favorite LLI Presenter

Introduction

Raymond Erickson has produced a video for the American Bach Society, giving all of us a chance to enjoy the experience of learning from him. Ray is a distinguished musician and scholar, best known for his many publications about Johann Sebastian Bach and his stunning performances of Bach’s music.

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Jeff Christensen Profile

Introduction

What do an airplane pilot, a baseball player, and a surgeon have in common? The good ones stay calm under pressure. Focused, calm, cool. Some would say even relaxed. They get the job done.

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down Bard LLI life as we knew it,

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Jump on the TechMobile for a Rewarding Ride!

Introduction

The LLI Tech Team looks for ways to serve LLI members. We are always trying to use technology to improve things, such as:

  • Delivering classes via Zoom during the pandemic when we could not meet on campus;
  • Providing up-to-date registration data to members about course and event registrations via ProClass;

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