ENCORE is a a seniors-in-retirement educational program designed for people 50 years of age and older.
Events and classes
are offered to members and are usually free unless there are special expenses. Classes are usually taught
by members, but also by visiting college faculty or other experts in their field.
Social events include a Holiday "Bash", a summer picnic, monthly "Lunch Bunch" get-togethers
at local restaurants, and there are often exciting and interesting trips that always have an educational
element. Membership also includes our quarterly
Class Act Newsletter, which is mailed to all members and can also be read on this website.
Annual dues are $50 per person (due in September) or $25 if registering after April. If you are interested
in joining, fill out and submit the
Rollie Lindstrom, Chair
Marlene Colendich, Historian
Elfi Gross, Sunshine
Ellen Norris, Secretary
Aletha Westerberg, Newsletter Editor
The Membership Committee recruits new members and provides opportunities for the surrounding community to
learn about ENCORE. The committee works with the media [newspapers, flyers, radio stations] and Clatsop
Community College in these efforts. It provides speakers to explain ENCORE to interested groups.
The committee plans entertainment and refreshments for social events and the annual membership meeting.
The committee meets once a month, usually on the third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm.
Publicity - The responsibilities for publicity include writing and submitting news articles and public
service announcements to area newspapers and weekly and monthly flyers. This includes quarterly
announcements of class schedules, annual membership meeting, and other activities that may be of interest
to the general public. Publicity also submits information about Lunch Bunch to "community briefs"
in the daily papers and radio stations.
Newsletter Editor (Aletha Westerberg) - Writes and produces the Class Act, ENCORE's quarterly newsletter.
The newsletter includes news of upcoming events, information the Board would like included and other features
the editor deems appropriate. Officers, committee chairpersons and others may be asked to write for
the publication. Class Act is published and mailed to members in early September, December,
March, and June.
Sunshine (Elfi Gross) - The person to notify if a card, letter, or other form of contact is required or desired
for a birthday, anniversary, illness, death or any other reason. The Sunshine Person can function only
Historian (Marlene Colendich) - Collects and organizes all information, photos, and other materials about ENCORE and relevant
to ENCORE and its members. Members are encouraged to submit photos and other items to the
Lunch Bunch Coordinators (Carey Birkenfeld and Gerrie Penny) - Arrange the locations for each month's lunch gathering for members who enjoy
lunching together. Lunch Bunch
traditionally meets the first Friday of each month at 12:00 at the designated restaurant.
Minutes of past Committee meetings.