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A Note from the President's Desk

April 16, 2020

 I hope you are well and faring as best you can during the COVID-19 stay-at-home directive. As a result of this directive, Chesapeake Forum classes were canceled in March, April and May. I'd like to take a moment to thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. No one was more disappointed than my fellow board of directors and Chesapeake

Forum faculty when the decision was made. We especially miss the energy and camaraderie that occurs in our classrooms.

 I'm writing today with good news. Chesapeake Forum is planning and preparing for our 2020 Fall semester. Thanks to our incredible faculty, we'll have a rich assortment of classes beginning mid-September. We are also considering options, such as distance learning and the video recording of lecture-type presentations. Optimally, we'd like to present our courses in actual, not virtual, classrooms. And we hope to do so, but it's best to be prepared.

 Since inception in the fall of 2019, Chesapeake Forum has presented 40 multi-session and single sessions courses in locations throughout Talbot County. And in the 2020 Winter/Spring semester alone, 579 avid lifelong learners registered for our classes. We thank you for your enthusiastic response and support!

 Chesapeake Forum's faculty are the key to our success. Our instructors provide a curriculum that is diverse in subject matter and appealing to you, our audience. Their passion and commitment is inspiring and results in a strong sense of community. That sense of community is what makes Chesapeake Forum special. It brings us back time and again for engagement and education.

 I welcome comments, concerns or suggestions. You may contact me through email at info@chesapeakeforum.org and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

 I look forward to bringing you up-to-date again soon on Chesapeake Forum's progress with fall semester planning and perhaps a preview of coming events. In the meantime, stay safe and be well.

Glory Aiken, President

Chesapeake Forum

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Dedicated to Learning

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.


Chesapeake Forum Curriculum

With a continuously changing curriculum, Chesapeake Forum offers sessions on current events, cooking, literature, history, art, music, and writing along with outdoor courses on birding, tree identification, and much more. There is also an occasion trip to a museum or historic site of interest.


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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.

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