Welcome to the CCR December 2022 Newsletter

We had a great variety of presentations in November, culminating with a tour of our new home at ECPI University guided by Ronald Neil, Campus Director of Academic Affairs. For those of us who toured the building after the talk we certainly got an up-close view of ECPI’s hands-on learning approach. It was quite eerie to see the lifelike mannequins or to see lifelike organs during virtual surgery.

CCR’s Charleston Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) finished a very successful semester of courses. We look forward to the CALL offerings in the Spring. For more information see CALL’s Facebook page.

Our final CCR trip of the semester to Brookgreen Gardens was on December 1st, to view The Nights of a Thousand Candles. Our chartered bus took us back and forth from ECPI and in Mt. Pleasant in comfort. Touring the lit gardens at night, with Mars in conjunction with the Moon, was magical, even with the cold but clear weather. Please check the CCR Trips & Tours website tab next month for upcoming information about the trips planned for the Spring of 2023.

Our Social and Curriculum Committees have made great plans for our Holiday Celebration on Monday December 12th including a luncheon and entertainment. Your last chance to sign up is at our regular meeting on December 5th.

CCR in the news
Thanks to Karen Delcioppo, 2nd vice president and chair of our membership committee, there was a very nice article about CCR in The Daniel Island News. This is the second published article that Karen has arranged to have printed in a local paper. We are still hoping for an article in the Post & Courier.

Volunteers and Committees CCR is a volunteer run organization. We rely upon our members to keep CCR vibrant and interesting. Please help by becoming a member of one of our committees including: Curriculum, Communication & Outreach, Lifelong Learning (CALL), Service in Action, Social, Trips & Activities, and IT/Audio/Video/Web. More information can be found on our Committees website. We currently are especially in need of more members of our social and trips committees. We also need some help with our A/V—no experience necessary. Even if you do not join a committee, you could still help at the registration desk or with the social setup if you see a need.

CCR Facebook Page  Check CCR’s Facebook page for the latest pictures and goings on.

CCR Website  Please check the CCR website for updates about all CCR activities. Hint: the events calendar has information on all CCR associated activities. If you cannot find an event there, or it needs corrections, please let me know.

Who we are  As you would expect, CCR members live throughout the three county metropolitan area. More than likely there is another member close by. If you want to carpool you can ask Karen at the registration desk for a list of members near you.

CCR Bylaws  The CCR board has created a special committee to review and revise the CCR bylaws that were last revised in 2005. We are very fortunate to have two members who were part of the process in 2005 to serve on the committee. The purpose of the review is to bring the bylaws more in line with our current procedures and to update them for when we need to hold virtual meetings and voting. There is no intention of changing our relationship with the College of Charleston.

Fred Rosenberg, President
Center for Creative Retirement


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