Fall 2017 term dates are October 9 through November 17, 2017

 



A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community

 



A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community

Committees

An executive director and a dedicated board of directors provide leadership for SOAR, and a small staff carries-out its day-to-day operations. But SOAR’s programming would not be possible without the work of dozens of volunteers who staff its standing committees. To learn more about a particular committee, contact the committee chairperson.

Budget and Finance Committee: Responsible for ensuring SOAR’s fiscal soundness. Oversees SOAR’s financial policies and procedures. Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding fiduciary responsibility.

Chair: Barry Safir (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

By-Laws Committee: Responsible for periodically reviewing the Society’s by-laws and proposing changes to the Board of Directors.

Chair: Martin Herman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Curriculum and Instruction Committee: Responsible for developing SOAR’s yearly schedule of courses. Identifies, recruits, supports and evaluates faculty. Identifies and develops topics for courses. Creates a schedule of classes 3 times per year.

Chair: Judith Orbach (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Field Trip Committee: Responsible for developing SOAR’s yearly schedule of social and cultural activities. Identifies venues and arranges member visits in an on-going schedule throughout the year.

Chair: Sabra Shekter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Marketing and Outreach Committee: Responsible for using effective communication strategies to provide visibility for SOAR, ensure a positive image, recruit new members and retain existing members. Produces news releases, the SOAR website and various collateral materials.

Interim Chair: Susan Wood (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Planning Committee: Responsible for improving and advancing SOAR. Analyzes the trends, challenges and opportunities facing SOAR. Develops short- and long-term plans for consideration by the Board of Directors.

Chair: Susan Greenfield (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Special Events Committee: Responsible for developing programs, events and activities that fall outside the offerings of the Curriculum and Field Trips committees to increase learning and social opportunities for SOAR members. Develops and implements the Marilyn Williamson speaker series. Develops and implements two yearly film festivals. Develops and implements other varied cultural and musical events.

Chair: Sharon O’Brien (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Volunteer Committee: Recruits, trains, oversees and appreciates the volunteers who support SOAR’s day-to-day activities, including office help, registration help, greeters, attendance takers, committee members and more.

Chair: Sue Toth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)