LIR Office Closings
The Learning in Retirment office will be closed on the following dates: November 22-23 and December 20-January 2.
Have you called in to the LIR office, 681-6152, to RSVP for the Holiday Social? We hope you can join us on Sunday, December 10, at the Hawthorne Bank Community Room, 3600 Amazonas Drive. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.
Upcoming Travel Opportunities with LIR
The LIR Travel Committee has put together a wonderful agenda for this coming spring/summer season. Save the dates for the following travel opportunities.
For more details on these trips, join the Travel Committee as they host a Know B4 You Go meeting at The LINC, 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 27.
Directions to the LINC
Many of our classes will be held at the LINC on the LU campus. Directions: The LINC building on Lafayette Street, east of JC High School. Coming from the north, turn left at the Boys/Girls club. You may also take the parking lot exit from the Stadium/Lafayette/Leslie roundabout. The main entrance is on the east siding facing the LU football stadium. There is some handicap parking on this side. There is more handicap parking on the west side, but you will need to knock to be let in. The classroom location will be posted on signs inside the second set of doors. You may take the stairs or the elevator. Please note that to get to the 2nd floor on the elevator you must press 3. The main level is 2.
25th Anniversary of LIR
2017 is a special year for our organization. It is our 25th Anniversary! If you would like to know more about the history of our organization, this link may be of interest to you: Learning in Retirement at Lincoln University.
If you enjoy needlecrafting or would like to learn a particular needlecraft, be on the lookout for a new club starting in January. Learn a craft, help others, or just enjoy the time spent with others as you work on your own project. The meeting day and time will be determined by the club members who attend the first meeting. More information will be available in the year-end newsletter and at the January membership meeting.
The following books have been selected by the book club members for the next several months:
Nov/Dec The Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
January Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
February Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
March Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith
April Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
May A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
June Glass House by Louise Penny
If you are an LIR member and have not received the latest Newsletter, or if you are not a member and would like to receive a current copy, please contact the LIR office. You can reach the office by phone at 573 681-6152, Monday through Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual $40 membership fee for existing members is due in January and covers the entire calendar year, January through December. Individuals who join LIR after June 30th will be assessed a $25 fee which will cover membership through the end of the current year.
Membership information is available on this website and within the bi-annual newsletter, The Learning Times.
Just a reminder of our weather related cancellation policy. Please note that the policy regarding LIR trips is different than the policy for meetings, clubs and classes.
Cancellations-Inclement Weather Policy: LIR membership meetings, classes and clubs will be cancelled due to snow or other inclement weather conditions if the Jefferson City Public Schools are not in session (weather related). Local radio and television stations that allow community cancellations will be notified along with one or more of the following: a posting on the LIR website; an "ALERT" group email to all members with email address; and/or a call tree. Education Travel trip cancellations occur ONLY when the contracted coach company cancels the trip due to their determination of highway safety. Travelers are contacted individually should a cancellation occur.
The winter (January) general membership meeting is scheduled with a make-up date, typically the same day/time during the following week at the same location. Length and content of meeting will be adjusted to accommodate the make-up situation. In the event that a second weather related cancellation occurs for the membership meeting, a business meeting ONLY will be held within one week of the cancelled meeting. Place & time to be determined.
Lincoln University parking permits for LIR members are available at the LIR office. The permits are only valid for parking on the Soldiers Hall parking lot. The permits are valid between September 1 and August 31, with a new permit required each year beginning in September.
The following information is needed to obtain a parking permit: vehicle make, model, color, and license plate number, and your driver's license number. Cost of the permit is $10.
Learning in Retirement is here for you. If you have an interest in a new club, please contact our Club Chair, Marigene Brewer. She can be reached through the LIR office at 681-6152.
If you have any questions on courses offered by LIR, please contact Carol Ellinger, Chairman of the Curriculum Committee through the LIR office at 681-6152. Carol is always looking for ideas, teachers, and members to serve on the committee. Please contact her if you are interested or have suggestions.
Be on the lookout for Learning in Retirement, Inc. information and activities in the Jefferson City News Tribune's monthly supplement "Active Life".