Committees 2021-2022

Committees 2021-2022

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Five Colleges Learning in Retirement depends on its members to provide an interesting, quality program, in service of its mission. Without volunteers for the committees described below realizing LIR’s mission would be impossible.  So please do “give back” by volunteering.

Scroll down to “Committee Descriptions” for more information about the committees.

For additional information contact the 5CLIR Vice President.

 

2020-2021 5CLIR Committees Committee Chairs
Curriculum Jake Greenberg, Tom Jones
Encore Elisa Campbell
Extra-Curricular vacant
Great Decisions Linda Lau
Interest Groups Jane McMurrich
Special Programs Ellen Kosmer
Social Events Nancy Clune, Suzanne Metz
Outreach Pam Daniels, Kevin Foley
Technology  vacant
Governance Committees
Executive Francie Borden, Michael Miller
Finance Gene Fisher, Roger Webb
Nominating Kay Klausewitz

 

Committee Descriptions

Curriculum

About: 

This committee oversees the central mission of LIRT. It meets monthly and is charged with all aspects of maintaining a diverse offering up to 25 peer-led seminars and workshops every Fall and Spring, plus shorter Summer seminars/workshops.

         Chair(s):     Two Chairs.

         Members:   12 Members.

 

Encore

About:

Collects and organizes recommended presentations from the previous semester’s seminars and makes them available to the membership and the public on Friday mornings.

         Chair(s):     Three Co-Chairs

 

 

Extra-Curricular

         About:

Coordinates supplementary programs, field trips, and other events, primarily during the Summer and Winter intersessions.

         Chair(s):     One Chair

         Members:   Variable

Great Decisions

About:

In conjunction with the Foreign Policy Association, this committee organizes a series of lectures each spring open to LIR members and the public for a modest fee.

Chair(s):     One Chair

Members:   4 Members

Interest Groups

About:

The committee coordinates and facilitates a variety of informal interest groups (books, films, opera, politics) that meet on Zoom or in members’ homes.

Chair(s):     One Chair

Special Programs

About:

This committee finds, manages, and offers one-of-a-kind programs or series or programs, usually open to the public as well as the membership.  Fees may be charged for attendance.  Presenters or performers are often compensated with an honoraria.

 Chair(s):     One Chair

 Members:   Variable

Social Events

About:

The committee organizes social events several times a year, including a fall picnic and an annual New Members’ “Coffee”.

Chair(s):     Two Chairs

Members:   Three Members

Outreach

         About:

The committee initiates and coordinates our messaging both internally and externally.  The Newsletter and the Website fall under the umbrella of this committee.

Chair(s):     One Chair

Members:   Four Members

Technology

         About:

The members of this committee offer workshops, how-to guides, and individual personal assistance regarding the multiple technologies and software used by LIR members, e.g. Zoom, and PowerPoint.

Chair(s):     Two Co-Chairs

         Members:   Variable

 

Governance Committees

Executive    

The committee is comprised of the six LIR elected Officers. It has general supervision over the affairs of 5CLIR as directed by Council. It may act on time-sensitive and confidential matters in the name of Council, subject to approval of Council at the next meeting.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is comprised of the treasurer, assistant treasurer, the Vice President, the past president and two other members nominated by the president and approved by Council. The committee advises the treasurer and works on financial development.

Nominating Committee

The nominating supervises the nominations for officers and Council and their election. The committee consists of a chair, who is a member of Council, and four additional LIR voting members, at least two of whom are not current Council members. Current officers may not serve on the committee. The president nominates the members and Council approves.

 

 

 

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