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Membership Committee

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 membership form.

Membership Committee

Rollie Lindstrom, Chair
Marlene Colendich, Historian
Elfi Gross, Sunshine
Art Limbird
Kay Limbird
Ellen Norris, Secretary
Hazel Sealey
Charlotte Thiringer
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 if notified.

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 historian.

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.

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