Annual Meeting 2017

Senior College Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 28, 11:45 – 12:45
Auditorium – Hutchinson Center


Call to Order

Adoption of the agenda

Greetings from Hutchinson Center Director, Patty Libby

Remarks by the President – Arlin Larson

Approval of the 2017 Year End Financial Report – Jim Taber, treasurer

Presentation of Committee Annual Reports & Introduction of Committee Chairs

Elections to the Board of Trustees – Deborah Bailey

By-law revision – non-discrimination policy – Harry Kaiserian, vice-president



By-law revision

Article X – Non-Discrimination Statement

Old: The Senior College admits members of any race, color, religion sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to members. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other college-administrated programs.

New: The Senior College at Belfast does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Rationale: To adopt the clearer, more elegant format used by the AARP.

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Fall Courses 2017

The 2017 fall courses are posted online, and registration is now open

The fall semester is 6 weeks: Thursday September 21 to October 26.

Check out the course offerings! and sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Communications Policy

Adopted by the SC Board in June, 2016

The purpose of SC advertising or announcements, including but not limited to the website, E-news, or classroom announcements, is to promote Senior College, and to inform the membership and the community of courses, special events, speakers, or projects that Senior College is directly involved with. Volunteer opportunities and other community events that Senior College (including the Community Service Committee) is not directly involved with (see following paragraph) are beyond the scope and purpose of the website, E-news, and classroom announcements, or any other advertisements, and are not permitted.

A Senior College committee or group is directly involved with a non-profit group or community event when the members of that committee or group have agreed, for some specified period of time (e.g., for the upcoming year, for a certain month, or for a particular date), that its members will participate in a particular non-profit or community event, at a specified time and place. If an SC committee or group merely urges (by mentioning or advertising) the SC membership at large to support a non-profit, or to attend a community event, then that does not count as “direct involvement” by the committee or group. To count as “direct involvement,” the committee or group members themselves must have committed to participate in some specific event (for a non-profit organization or in a community event). Given they have done this, if they also wish to invite members of the SC community at large to participate in that specific event, then that is permissible.