President's Message

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our Fall 2021 semester. To be on the safe side regarding COVID-19, this semester will continue in the Zoom format. However, the Board has unanimously voted that our long-term objective is to return to in-person classes when it is clearly safe to do so. We hope that will be the Spring of 2022.

Despite two popular courses taking one-semester sabbaticals and the retirement of the German teacher, we feel we have a truly excellent selection of courses for the Fall. The hugely popular Judge Dennis Curran (ret.) returns with two lectures on Hollywood and the Courtroom, and three on Abe Lincoln. For the following five weeks we have created a new course titled Lecturers on Diverse Topics and are fortunate to have scheduled five highly distinguished and timely lecturers and authors.

A new teacher, Brooks Goddard, is presenting the history and literature of Africa. Also new this semester is the return of science teacher Frank Villa with a course on DNA. Also, German will continue with the highly popular Renate Olson, who returns after four years in “retirement.” Please note that we will need volunteer Zoom hosts for all of these new courses.

Returning from last year are Jazz and Rock (now at 11:30), Poetry for the People, Stories of Conflict, a David Moore history course, and Writing Your Story.

As usual, we encourage you to invite your friends to join us.

Looking forward to “seeing” everyone.

—Bruce Belason, President