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Dear CCR Members,

Welcome to January 2022,
New Year – New Venue – New Programs!

CCR WILL START our Winter/Spring 2022 Semester on Monday, January 10. We INSIST upon masks and name badges and will assure social distance at Founders Hall. The program will be available live (and recorded) on ZOOM if you choose not to attend.

The Curriculum Committee has created 25 great presentations scheduled for January 10 to May 2. We begin:

MONDAY JANUARY 10. 12:30 p.m.

Mayor John Tecklenburg discusses the Current Topics in Charleston.

Due to the current Covid status, we will not have a social gathering after the Mayor’s presentation.

MONDAY JANUARY 17.

We do not meet this Monday as an honor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MONDAY JANUARY 24. 12:30 p.m.

Elijah Siegler, Chair of Religious Studies at The College of Charleston, presents: Learning from the Dao: How an Ancient Chinese Religion Can Change Your Life.

2:00 p.m.

Wei Ma, Director of the Charleston Chinese Language Center, returns with a special program Exploring Chinese Culture.

MONDAY, JANUARY 31. 12:30 p.m.

Janet Wojcik, Professor of Exercise Science at Winthrop University, introduces us to Active Transportation 101 for Health and Climate during Covid-19.

2:00 p.m.

Stephanie M. Kelly, Executive Director of East Cooper Community Outreach, explains Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Meetings are at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in West Ashley.

Everyone MUST wear the name badge or tag as it assures proof of vaccination. MASKS are required when indoors and during the programs.

The programs will be live-streamed on ZOOM for members who cannot attend. Each program will also be recorded for later viewing from our website – Weekly Presentations Tab.

An email will be sent to registered members every Thursday as a reminder and will provide the ZOOM link.

REGISTRATION AND DUES

If you have not yet registered for the 2022 Winter semester, dues are $30/semester and payable in person by check (College of Charleston) or cash.

If you have already registered, wear your name badge. You may pick up your new name badge at the Membership table on Mondays.

All guests/visitors must sign in at the Monday meetings to assure compliance with proof of vaccination and wearing a mask.

LET’S GET STARTED AGAIN

Because the pandemic changed everything in March 2020, CCR had to adapt by going online and without member gatherings. It is now time to renew and rebuild.

We ask each of you to RENEW your interest in this great organization. There are opportunities for you to – plan our programs (Curriculum)

  • organize interesting tours (Trips & Tours)
  • find service projects within our communities (Service in Action)
  • teach and learn in our lifelong learning classes (CALL)
  • get the news of CCR out there (Communication & Outreach)
  • greet and register (Membership)
  • create a welcome place to be (Social)

Committee information and sign-up will be available at each Monday meeting. You can find more information on our website – Volunteer Tab.

We also ask each of you to REBUILD CCR by talking to your friends, neighbors, and those you meet, about who we are, what we do, and how interesting our programs are. Invite them to our meetings. Have them join a tour. Register them for the upcoming CALL classes. Let’s expand our membership and continue to offer educational opportunities for residents of this great Lowcountry. Get the word out!

INAUGURAL TOUR 2022 – CHARLES TOWNE LANDING

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1:30 P.M.

CCR members will have a special program and guided tour of the site of Charles Towne established in 1670 on the edge of England’s North American empire. Experience life at the new colony, the threats from the Spanish, the world of the citizen-soldiers, and the natural habitat of the animals at the original landing site along the Ashley River.

Sign up with the Trips &Tours Committee. $7.50/person. Cash is preferred; checks are accepted.

CHARLESTON ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
(CALL)

Winter term starts February 15 and runs through March 25. The catalog will be online and sent to your email soon. If you would like to be a presenter or have a course suggestion, contact Diana Barth at CAforLifeLongLearning@gmail.com.

BOOK CLUB

The group is discussing Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead on Wednesday January 5th. Contact Jan Harman for information and to receive the ZOOM link. janharman@netzero.net. Go to our website – Book Club Tab.

CCR BOARD NEWS

Cheryl Wood has been appointed to fill a vacant Board position and will serve until the May 2022 election. The Board meets again on Monday, February 7, 2022. Please let us know if you have topics you want the Board to discuss.

MUSEUM MILE MONTHLY PASS

A suggestion for January … The Charleston Museum offers its Museum Mile Pass at a special low price of $35 with the opportunity to visit 13 sites in downtown historic Charleston. Go to the Charleston Museum website for more information.

CCR WEBSITE

Please use our Website for more information and stay up to date.

CCR@cofc.edu

NEW YEAR 2022

It is not what we hoped for.. more infections, more spread. But CCR will start this new year in the safest way we can – proof of vaccinations, masks required, and distanced seating. As College protocols change, so will we.

We look forward to see returning, and new, members gather at Founders Hall – when you choose and when you feel safe.

Just stay healthy, keep up to date with boosters, wear a mask, and socially distance during these winter months.

THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF CCR

Catherine Langlois, President

Officers and Members of the Board

Center for Creative Retirement

Contact: cathmlang@msn.com

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