Exploring New Concepts of Retirement Education
ENCORE is a member-run organization for individuals who are 50+ years in age.
We operate under the auspices of Clatsop Community College to offer short-term courses and activities,
which are usually led by members. Membership is inexpensive and most acvities are offered at no charge.
The Winter Class description and summary list
are available from the
Winter quarter classes are January 16 - March 10.
Preregistration is not necessary. If you are a member, just come to the classes. If you are not a member but think that you might want to become one,
just come to a class! You may attend two classes as a guest before becoming a member.
Dr. Scott Borg on U.S. Scientific Programs at the Antarctic
Coming soon: ENCORE will sponsor Dr. Borg at the Astoria Senior Center
one evening to be announced.
Dr. Scott Borg, Section Head, Antarctic Infrastructure & Logistics, Division of Polar Programs,
and Geosciences, Directorate of the National Science Foundation. (PhD in Geology, Arizona
Recent personal information:
May 5, 2014. Scott Borg of NSF's Division of Polar Programs has been named by the nonprofit
Partnership for Public Service as one of 33 Samuel J. Heyman Presidential Awards.
Citation: Dr. Borg has helped turn the U.S. Antarctic science program into the largest and
most prestigious research effort on the continent. Specifically: the National Science
Foundation's Antarctic research program has become one of the most esteemed and comprehensive
on the continent. Today, Dr. Borg plays a critical role in guiding the U.S. Antarctic science
program that supports cutting-edge research across a range of topics, including climate change,
the origins and nature of the universe, the discovery of new species of extinct dinosaurs,
and collecting a 15-million-year-old water sample trapped half a mile below the surface of
Dr. Borg lives in Fairfax, VA and Seaside, OR
Day and time to be announced. Watch this space!
ENCORE Board Meeting
The next board meeting is at 1 pm at the Astoria Senior Center on Monday January 23. The Board
meets every forth Monday. All ENCORE members are welcome to attend.
SPECIAL THANKS to Reta Sabey for many years as coordinator for Lunch Bunch.
She is ready to pass the baton to someone else. If you are interested,
contact the Membership Committee Chairman Rollie Lindstrom, by email or telephone (see your ENCORE Member Directory).
Next Lunch Bunch is Friday February 3, placce to be announced.
Arrive anytime around noon to 12:30, and order when you arrive instead of waiting for everyone.
Come after the Friday morning book class if you are attending it.
Lunch Bunch is the first Friday of each month. We meet for good food, good conversation, and
usually a short and interesting presentaion of some timely topic. Everyone is welcome!
We are looking at planning some exciting trips for 2017
Live opera telecasts in Portland;
Portland Art Museum and Oregon Historical Society Museum;