The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond Announces Officers and New Board Members

July 1st marks a new fiscal year for TSCOR with a new membership cycle and new board members and officers. Joining the Board is Pam Atwood, who will serve as secretary. We welcome all our board members and look forward to doing the good work of carrying out our mission together. Thank you for your service!

Board Officers:
Bernie Henderson, President
Stephanie Churchill, Vice President/President-Elect
Hal Costley, Immediate Past President
Pam Atwood, Secretary
Sally Youngs, Treasurer

Board Members:
Ruth Blevins, Betty Ann Dillon, Jim Evans, Peter Goodman,
John Gordon, Ralph Graner, Art Gunlicks, Carol Harris, Mary Maiden,
Carol Parke, Janet Simmons, Susie Wiltshire

The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond Begins New Membership Year

Friends of TSCOR,                                                                   July 1, 2020

I hope everyone is doing well during this unprecedented time in our nation’s history. With everything we are seeing in the world today, TSCOR, more than ever, wants to demonstrate its commitment to older adults in our community. Creating and maintaining programs and services that offer lifestyle enrichment to our members is our top priority and we hope you will join us.

Membership runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Becoming a member means you contribute to the continuation of a wonderful organization that supports the well-being of older adults. During this pandemic, organizational survival has become paramount. There are countless small businesses and non-profits in jeopardy. TSCOR has been lucky so far and believes that we will come out okay on the other side, but that will be easier with you as a supporting member.

Membership is only $25.00 – I bet you saved that much in gas these past four months!  And there are benefits too, but the most important one is your belief in the benefits TSCOR brings to older adults. Your support is especially important now, so please renew, or begin, your membership today.

Annual Membership Is Only $25

Benefits of membership:

  • Free admittance to all Open University lunch speakers
  • Reduced Open University tuition
  • Reduced travel rates on TSCOR trips
  • Receive the TSCOR newsletter, Gray Matters
  • Invitation to the Annual Volunteer Celebration

What You Give:

  • Support to our service programs: we provide seniors with free rides to medical appointments and grocery stores, as well as Handyman help and Friendly Callers
  • Support to our lifelong learning programs Open University and Lunch & Life

What You Do:

  • Improve and enrich the lives of older adults by supporting TSCOR’S mission: Encouraging older adults to remain active and independent through enrichment programs and volunteer service to their peers.

We use this time of year to encourage membership so that in the fall, when the Open University begins, everyone will be ready to enjoy its benefits. You are more than welcome to wait and include your membership with your tuition payment if you prefer. You can pay online here. And finally, I encourage everyone to subscribe to our website to receive the course schedule via email in August, as well as information you’ll want to know throughout the year.

Thank you,

Julie Adams-Buchanan, Executive Director

Part 2 of Open University Class “Modern Masters of Printmaking” Held Today

Join us today for Part 2 of Colleen Yarger’s Open University online class, Modern Masters of Printmaking. Class begins at 10 a.m. See you at the OU!

Modern Masters of Printmaking: Part 2

    • Thursday, May 21
    • 10:00 AM
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
    • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
    • Password: 582057
    • Instructor: Colleen Yarger, PhD, assistant curator, European Art and the Mellon Collections, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

For complete information read here.

Have questions or need help with Zoom? Please contact Erin Reibel, Shepherd’s Center Lifelong Learning Coordinator, at ereibel@tscor.org

Part 2 of Open University Class, “Japanese Prints” Held Today

Join us today for Part 2 of William Neer’s Open University online class, Japanese Prints in History, Art, and Popular Culture. Class begins at 10 a.m. See you at the OU!

Japanese Prints in History, Art, and Popular Culture: Part 2

    • Monday, May 18
    • 10:00 AM
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
    • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
    • Password: 582057
    • Instructor: William Neer, curatorial assistant for exhibitions, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

For complete information read here.

Have questions or need help with Zoom? Please contact Erin Reibel, Shepherd’s Center Lifelong Learning Coordinator, at ereibel@tscor.org

Second Open University Online Class TODAY!

It’s Thursday! Do you know what that means? It means it’s the perfect day to begin a second Open University online class! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is plant yourself in front of the computer, find your thinking cap, and join us – virtually – for Part 1 of Modern Masters of Printmaking. Class begins at 10:00 am. (By the way, did you know singing enhances neural synapse function and computer connection speeds? Start off this perfect day with a little Doris Day, because we’re all “Gonna take a Modern Masters Journey…”)

Modern Masters of Printmaking: Part 1

    • Thursday, May 14
    • 10:00 AM
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
    • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
    • Password: 582057
    • Instructor: Colleen Yarger, PhD, assistant curator, European Art and the Mellon Collections, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

For complete information read here.

Have questions or need help with Zoom? Please contact Erin Reibel, Shepherd’s Center Lifelong Learning Coordinator, at ereibel@tscor.org

SECOND Open University Online Class Starts THURSDAY!

Remember to join us – virtually – this Thursday, May 14, as Colleen Yarger kicks off our second Open University online class. And while you’re marking that on your calendar, be sure to pencil in Part 2 of Modern Masters of Printmaking for Thursday, May 21. Actually, go ahead and use a pen. You don’t want to miss this!

Modern Masters of Printmaking: Part 1

    • Thursday, May 14
    • 10:00 AM
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
    • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
    • Password: 582057
    • Instructor: Colleen Yarger, PhD, assistant curator, European Art and the Mellon Collections, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

For complete information read here.

Have questions or need help with Zoom? Please contact Erin Reibel, Shepherd’s Center Lifelong Learning Coordinator, at ereibel@tscor.org

First Open University Online Class TODAY!

Good Monday morning to you! Fix that ‘cuppa, boot up your preferred source of cutting-edge technology, find your thinking cap, and join us – virtually – for today’s Zoom Open University! Class begins at 10:00 am. Don’t be late! (And remember, William Neer offers Part 2 of this class the following Monday, May 18.) So, with all due apologies to Judy and Frank, “have yourselves a merry little Zoom class” and “we’ll be seeing you in all the new, exciting places…”

Japanese Prints in History, Art, and Popular Culture: Part 1

    • Monday, May 11
    • 10:00 AM
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
    • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
    • Password: 582057
    • Through a series of two sessions, this course will explore Japanese woodblock prints in visual culture from the 16th century to the present day. Participants will learn about the printmaking process, major artists and subjects, explore connections between Japanese prints and Western art movements, and discover the role that prints played in Japan’s journey from small island nation to modern cultural and economic center.
    • Instructor: William Neer, curatorial assistant for exhibitions, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

For complete information read here.

Have questions or need help with Zoom? Please contact Erin Reibel, Shepherd’s Center Lifelong Learning Coordinator, at ereibel@tscor.org

Open University Online Class MONDAY!

Remember to join us – virtually – this coming Monday for the first of our OU Online classes! William Neer offers Part 2 of this class the following Monday, May 18.

Japanese Prints in History, Art, and Popular Culture: Part 1

    • Monday, May 11
    • 10:00 AM
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
    • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
    • Password: 582057
    • Through a series of two sessions, this course will explore Japanese woodblock prints in visual culture from the 16th century to the present day. Participants will learn about the printmaking process, major artists and subjects, explore connections between Japanese prints and Western art movements, and discover the role that prints played in Japan’s journey from small island nation to modern cultural and economic center.
    • Instructor: William Neer, curatorial assistant for exhibitions, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

For complete information read here.

Have questions or need help with Zoom? Please contact Erin Reibel, Shepherd’s Center Lifelong Learning Coordinator, at ereibel@tscor.org

FINAL ZOOM TUTORIAL for Open University Online Classes is TODAY

Open University online classes begin next week on Monday, May 11. These two free classes will be held online using Zoom. Need to learn how to use Zoom? Take a tutorial with TSCOR’s Lifelong Learning Coordinator, Erin Reibel. THE FINAL ZOOM TUTORIAL IS TODAY, Thursday, May 7, from 10:00-10:20 a.m.

  • Zoom tutorial link is here
  • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
  • Password: 582057
  • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656

For complete information read here. Questions? Please contact Erin Reibel at ereibel@tscor.org

SECOND ZOOM TUTORIAL for Open University Online Classes HELD TOMORROW

Open University online classes begin next week on Monday, May 11. These two free classes will be held online using Zoom. Need to learn how to use Zoom? Take a tutorial with TSCOR’s Lifelong Learning Coordinator, Erin Reibel. THE SECOND ZOOM TUTORIAL IS TOMORROW, Thursday, May 7, from 10:00-10:20 a.m.

  • Zoom tutorial link is here
  • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
  • Password: 582057
  • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656

 

For complete information read here. Questions? Please contact Erin Reibel at ereibel@tscor.org