E-News September 2018

Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 27th, 11:45 – 12:45 p.m.
Hutchinson Center, Room 138
(You can bring your lunch with you!)


  • Call to Order
  • Greetings from the Hutchinson Center
  • Remarks by the President
  • Approval of the 2017 Year End Financial Report
  • Presentation of Committee Annual Reports & Introduction of Committee Chairs
  • Elections to the Board of Trustees
  • By-law amendments to Articles V (Board of Trustees) and VII (Standing Committees)
  • General discussion as time allows
  • Adjournment

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Dear members,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 session of Senior College at Belfast. Our mission is “to provide intellectual stimulation, practical knowledge, social interaction and fun for persons 50 years of age or older.” Whether you are a new or returning member, you will find a wide variety of interesting classes to choose from. Our Curriculum Committee works year-round to assure a good selection every semester. Most of the classes result from suggestions by you, the members. You might have a topic you would like to learn about. You might know someone whom you think has interesting things to share. Or you might offer to teach something in an area of your expertise.

Also, we hope you find Senior College a good place to meet new people and make new friends. In Belfast, we are extremely fortunate in having an excellent facility, the Hutchinson Center, in which we can offer all our classes in the same place, on the same day. Refreshment breaks are built into both morning and afternoon sessions to provide a chance to mingle. In addition, many people bring their lunch to have a chance to socialize between sessions. If you are new, it can seem like you are the only one who doesn’t know anybody. But don’t worry, you soon will. And you are not alone; every year we have something like a hundred new members.

Classes are not the only opportunities. Senior College is a self-governed, self-financed membership organization offering many ways to get involved. For example, volunteers are needed to serve as class assistants, members of our committees, helpers in the office, and workers for our special projects, like the Festival of Art.

If you have questions or need help, the Senior College office is open before, after, and between sessions. Also, we have an excellent website, www.belfastseniorcollege.org.

Wishing you the best for the fall term,

Arlin Larson


Senior College wants every interested person to be able to participate. We realize that many seniors are on limited incomes and can’t afford “extras.” For this reason, we offer financial assistance that can include any combination of the membership fee, course registration fees, and materials required for courses. To apply, just send an email with your request to president@belfastseniorcollege.org.

Theodore (Ted) Clapp, May 1919 – September 2018
Charlotte Herbold, January 1934 – September 2018
Carol Bisbee, December 1925 – July 2018
Margaret Miller, September 1922 – July 2018