President s Report
What a great spring! Once again the Academic Programs Committee has put together an outstanding spring program of courses. Special Events has continued its roll in scheduling excel- lent, highly attended lectures and tours. Hope you are enjoying one or more, as I am. ALRI is for- tunate to have the many enthusiastic volunteers who work throughout the year in developing ALRI’s quality programming. They are not alone, of course. There are many other invaluable vol- unteers carrying out the less obvious, but critical, tasks that make ALRI work. Thank you all!
On September 16 ALRI will be five years old, and plans are afoot for a celebration on September 29. One plan is to provide an opportunity for members to display their creativity through their art or hobbies. So get ready to show off your talents or just enjoy the wonderful abilities of your fellow members, while celebrating ALRI’s birthday.
Make sure you remember the June 8 annual membership meeting .
45 Class Aides Play Vital Roles For ALRI Courses
Three elements assure the success of each ALRI class: an academic committee to find and choose a variety of courses to appeal to the diverse interests of ALRI members; knowl- edgeable instructors to bring their subjects to life; and dedicated class aides to make sure that each class session runs smoothly.
Aides provide the interface between ALRI and the instructor, reproduce and distribute hand- outs, manage audiovisual equipment, and han- dle administrative tasks including class rosters and class evaluations, says Carolyn Gosling, chairman of the class aide committee.
lagher, “Cooking for Your Health”; Richard Donnelly and Win Greenwald, “Neuroscience”;
Sammy Ng and Betty Saxer, “The Silk Road”; Joan Rineberg and Tema Halpern, “Rome and Hollywood”; Elaine McGovern and David Peacefull, “Arlington History”; Marcia Field, “World War II”; Mary Pendleton and Elizabeth Adams, “Gettysburg”; Donald Miller, “U.S. Constitution”; Charlotte Gauss and Susan Post, “Geopolitics of the Bible”; Connie Collins; “Revolution in Virginia”;
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ALRI thanks the 45 members who volunteered as class aides for the 28 spring semester courses, four of whom helped in two courses, as well as members of the class aide commit- tee: Gosling and Cindy Hatcher. They appreci- ated the help of Fran Jeffrey in assembling the information packets provided to the aides at the orientation sessions and the ongoing support of ALRI’s administrator, Marjorie Varner.
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Class aides in spring 2007 included Theresa Healy and Arlene Kigin, “Wagner”; Anne Lange and Sharon Bisdee, “Filmmaking”; Zita Drillings and Mary Kay Spink, “20th Century Composers”; Fred Fagerstrom and Susan Post, “Cathedral and the City”; Leslie Erwin and Marjorie Griffin, “Estate Planning”; June Gal-
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