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We had the initial planning meeting of the women’s group on May 17 where it was pointed out that this group could be anything that its members wanted it to be. That is an exciting prospect, don’t you think?
The attendees decided that this group would be freeform, with no one leader and could evolve over time. A few guidelines were established. To begin, the group will come up with a short list of topics to assign to each meeting. At the meeting, everyone will have a bit of time to share what she thinks about the subject and then there will be group discussion. Meeting frequency is undecided, but there is another planning meeting scheduled where that, and other particulars, will be discussed. Hope you can join us! Please let Julie know if you are interested at jadams@TSCOR.org or 804-355-7282.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 16 at 2:30 pm
Location: The Shepherd’s Center Office, 3111 Northside Ave., Suite 400, Richmond, 23228
This Thursday, May 25th at 9:45 a.m., Special Topics speaker, Jimmy Kandeh, will be unable to deliver his talk on Current Developments in West Africa. In his place will be Art Gunlicks, who will speak on the elections in Europe.
Don’t miss Dr. George Munro’s lunch talk on “Vladimir Putin: World’s Most Powerful Leader?” on Thursday, May 18, at our Open University site at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road. Dr. Munro is an award-winning professor of history at V.C. U. and travels frequently to Russia for research.
Then on Monday, May 22, at St. Luke Lutheran, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Dr. Dan Palazzolo, award-winning professor of political science at the University of Richmond, will discuss “Governing in the New Congress.“
Both talks begin at 12:30 and will last about 45 minutes, including Q & A. Come earlier at noon with a sandwich, if you like. Coffee, tea, and cake are available for purchase. Bring your friends for these important lunchtime talks.
Because of unforeseen circumstances, this Thursday, May 11th, Special Topics speaker, Jimmy Kandeh, will be unable to deliver his talk. In his place will be Justin Madron, who was scheduled to speak in the same lecture series on May 25th. We are happy that we will have both, although in reverse order! Here, then, is the new schedule:
Thursday, May 11, 9:45 am: Justin Madron on Mapping Segregation in Richmond
Thursday, May 25, 9:45 am: Jimmy Kandeh on Current Developments in West Africa
Happy National Volunteer Week!!!!
In fact, we would not exist without our volunteers!
Many, many thanks to ALL of you for making us the great organization we are and for helping us to create a more caring community for older adults here in the River City.
We really couldn’t do it without ewe (big grin) – Julie
Just a reminder that Lunch and Life will meet this Wednesday, April 26 – the last in our Spring Series. Craig Reynolds, director of the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, will be speaking on Thomas Jefferson as Architect and Designer. The program begins at noon at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road. Bring a bag lunch. The church will provide beverages and desserts. The talk begins at 12:30 pm.
We are having a party to celebrate our volunteers on May 2nd. If you are a volunteer or a member, you should have received an invitation via email or regular post. We are collecting RSVPs right now so that we can have a number for the caterer. If you haven’t let us know whether you will attend, please do that now. Thanks you so much – Julie
PS – Classes will meet tomorrow, April 20th, at First Presbyterian.
As many of you already know, there was no OU at First Presbyterian today because it’s Maundy Thursday – classes resume next Thursday, April 20. Our other two locations will also have Easter/Passover/Spring Break closures. Monday, April 17, there will be no OU at St. Luke Lutheran. Monday classes will resume April 24. AND we will not have Lunch and Life at St. Mary Catholic next Wednesday, April 19 – the last lecture of that series will be Wednesday, April 26.
We hope everyone enjoys their Spring Break – Julie