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Dear Lifelong Learners,
For the 1st time ever, we are hosting a Summer Semester this June, and as you have probably noticed, Registration is now OPEN.
We are very excited about this venture into covering the needs of our members during this pandemic. You'll find an opportunity to join native plant experts to have your questions answered, a compelling conversation about the setting of expectations for our youth, a book discussion uncovering a side of George Washington you may never have known of, and a philosophical look at the trial and death of Socrates and why he is described as the epitome of a philosopher. Register early... course enrollment is limited on these courses!
Speaking of Chesapeake Forum courses, your Curriculum Committee is hard at work preparing for the Fall Semester. According to Dodie Theune, Curriculum Chair, we will be seeing some very interesting choices. Fall topics include everything from "Our Weird World Under the Waves," to "Stroke and Aphasia Recovery," to "Smart Cities," Shakespeare's Twelfth Night," a new "Birds and Birding" and more. I always look forward to seeing what our volunteer instructors come up with! If you have any ideas you want to pitch to Dodie, contact her here. Fall Course proposals are due June 1.
Later this month John Miller will be hosting our first ever Faculty Forum as an opportunity for sharing ideas of what has worked and what hasn't... as well as a look to the future of teaching at Chesapeake Forum. By next Spring, we expect to be back to in-person teaching, offering live zoom participation and recordings as well. To accomplish this, we have a committee of Board members looking into prospective sites here in Easton to augment the Oxford and Bay 100 Community Centers.
At last month's CF Board Meeting, a 3-yr Strategic Plan was adopted to help us get back to a new normal. The strategies and tactics center around 3 main goals:
Many hours of work went into the development of this plan. You can see it here. It is now my job to make sure we keep moving forward with our goals to making lifelong learning an integral facet of our growing community.
As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, Chesapeake Forum is an all-volunteer organization. If you'd like to learn more about helping to make all this happen, we'd like to hear from you!
President, Chesapeake Forum
Chesapeake Forum is an intellectual cooperative of lifelong learning, with courses planned, run, and led by dedicated volunteer faculty. Chesapeake Forum is open to everyone who wishes to learn, and welcomes anyone willing to listen and discuss a myriad of topics with an open mind and a respectful curiosity for the views of others.
With a continuously changing curriculum, Chesapeake Forum offers sessions on current events, science, literature, history, art, music, and writing along with outdoor courses on birding, ecology, and much more. There is also an occasional trip to museums or historic sites.
Chesapeake Forum welcomes anyone willing to share their knowledge, experience, or passion. If you are interested in leading a Chesapeake Forum course, please complete the online course proposal form via the link provided below.
Chesapeake Forum, an Academy for Lifelong Learning, provides affordable courses and discussions on a wide variety of topics for people of all ages and backgrounds where ideas are shared with civility and mutual respect.
To make lifelong learning an integral part of Maryland's Eastern Shore culture
Your contribution allows Chesapeake Forum to continue offering courses, discussions, presentations, field trips, and events that encompass diverse topics.
The Chesapeake Forum Fund is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a public 501(c)(3) charity. Contributions to the Fund support the lifelong learning program and are fully tax-deductible as allowable by law.
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