A Note From the Chair
“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”
Those famous words by Winston Churchill sums up that now, for most of us: retirement - our work life is done. We are now free to move on to a more fulfilling, altruistic life in which we can give. What our ElderCollege needs now is a few more people to give some time and volunteer to help facilitate upcoming classes.
The courses we all enjoy do not appear by magic, but rather by the work of a few dedicated volunteers who facilitate the courses. Those “few” need your help to make few into “many”. It is easier than you think to volunteer to facilitate a course. Our Course Planning Committee has hundreds of ideas for courses, but we need more dedicated volunteers to help make them happen for all to enjoy. To describe being a member of the Course Planning Committee and facilitating in its basic terms simply means to agree to contact the speakers for the course, make sure the room is set up right, introduce the guest speaker, and thank them after the class with a gift of our now famous blue “EC” umbrella.
Perhaps you enjoy Gardening, or Current Events, or Astronomy, or a great Aria. You need not be an expert but rather simply have an enjoyment of a topic and appreciation to see ElderCollege succeed.
If you want to put your toe in the water and find out a bit more about becoming a facilitator please do not hesitate to contact me, Kate or Janine. Come to a no-obligation meeting and see how much fun we have and how easy it really is. And - in the spirit of ElderCollege - bring a friend. Your gift of volunteering will become your gift to yourself of a fuller life of compassion.
As William Shakespeare said, “I can no other answer to make but, thanks, and thanks.” ~Ed