Five Colleges Learning in Retirement depends on its members to provide an interesting, quality program, in service of its mission. Realizing FCLIR’s mission would be impossible without volunteers for the committees. So please do give back by volunteering.
For additional information contact the FCLIR Vice President.
|2023-2024 FCLIR Committees
|Committee Chairs and Coordinators
|Jake Greenberg, Tom Jones
|Suzanne Metz, Martha Cohen
|Interest Groups Coordinator
|Social Events Coordinator
|Special Programs Coordinator
|Edie Kirk, Dick Stonberg
The Curriculum Committee oversees the core program of FCLIR, its seminars and workshops. This committee meets monthly and is charged with all aspects of maintaining a diverse offering up to 25 peer-led seminars and workshops every Fall and Spring, plus shorter Summer seminars/workshops.
As of fall 2023, all non-academic programs are subsumed under an umbrella committee. This committee includes the coordinators of several ongoing programs, most of whom have subcommittees.
The Encore subcommittee collects and organizes recommended presentations from the previous semester’s seminars and makes them available to the membership and the public on Friday mornings.
Informal interest groups (books, films, opera, politics) that meet on Zoom or in members’ homes. Each group has its own facilitators.
This advisory subcommittee seeks proposals from LIR members for one-of-a-kind programs or series of programs that would be of interest to a wide audience. These programs are usually open to the public as well as to the LIR membership.
This subcommittee organizes social events several times a year, including a fall picnic and an annual New Members’ Coffee.
The Communication Committee initiates and coordinates our messaging both internally and externally. Production of the quarterly newsletter and oversight of the FCLIR website also fall under the umbrella of this committee.
The Executive Committee is comprised of the six FCLIR elected officers. It has general supervision over the affairs of FCLIR as directed by Council. It may act on time-sensitive and confidential matters in the name of Council, subject to approval of Council at the next meeting.
The Finance Committee is comprised of the treasurer, assistant treasurer, the vice president, the past treasurer and two other members nominated by the president and approved by Council. The committee advises the treasurer and works on financial development.
The Nominating Committee creates a slate of nominees for officers of the Council. In addition, they receive nominations for Council from the membership. The committee consists of a chair, who is a member of Council, and four additional FCLIR voting members, at least two of whom are not current Council members. Current officers may not serve on the committee. The president nominates the members and Council approves them.