ASC - July Newsletter 2018
Stimulation - Knowledge - Interaction - Fun
ASC / COA Best of Acadia 
Collaborative 2018
July 16-20, 2018 
Have you signed up?
This year's series focuses on Higher Education and Public Policy and promises a fantastic line-up of speakers. The keynote speaker is David T. Ellwood, Professor of Political Economy at Harvard.
Your $75 pass includes all talks and 
the Friday night boat cruise 
(seating for the cruise is limited so sign up now!)
Contact ASC to reserve your pass for the week.
Learn something new every day!
To see the full schedule  click here.

There's Still Time ...

... to contribute to our Spring 2018 Appeal. Make your donation online - you don't have to login (or even be a current member), and it's simple and secure!

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Note: Postal registration processing begins July 17th.

Annual General Meeting 2018
Jude's Retirement Party

Sixty-eight Acadia Senior College members gathered on June 6th at Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor for the Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper. Folks were able to socialize while enjoying an excellent array of appetizers before settling down for the meeting itself, conducted by President Nat Fenton. Nat explained the state of the college, which is strong. Elections, supervised by Jim Clunan of the Nominating Committee, were held for board members and officers. Ward MacKenzie, outgoing treasurer, reported on the College's financial status. 

Nat also honored Jude Lamb, who is retiring as office administrator after eleven years of stellar service. Following a delicious and varied dinner, members were entertained by Jude's storytelling. As Eunice Lakeman Hoar, she related the adventures of her ancestors as they settled in the wilderness Rangely area during the early nineteenth century. 

Click here to read the minutes of the Annual Meeting and a summary of the June field trip to the Penobscot Marine Museum.
Penobscot Marine Museum
Twenty eight ASC members gathered at the Penobscot Marine Museum on June 10th to spend the morning perusing the fascinating exhibits housed in twelve historic buildings. Docents greeted us at three of the main buildings, including a sea captain's house, and shared some history of the area as well as orienting us to the exhibits.
We saw historic maps, scrimshaw, marine paintings, and 19th century Chinese pottery. Some went on to the library, which houses a historic collection of over 200,000 photographs. Others looked at the boat sheds, one of which holds a Rusticators' Collection of hand-built canoes and rowing dinghys.
Several of those attending commented that they had passed the Searsport Museum dozens of times, always thinking that they'd make time to stop "someday." Others had visited before and appreciated the opportunity to explore in more depth. Gail Rieber was keeping an eye out for objects she had donated to the Museum, items belonging to her grandfather, who was a 19th century sea captain based in Seal Cove.
It was a beautiful spring day, and most of the group proceeded down the road for lunch at Young's Lobster Pound. There we sat out on the pier eating lobster rolls, watching the boats in Belfast Harbor, and discussing what we'd seen at the Museum.

(Written by Ann Caswell, photos by Nat Fenton)
Spring 2018 Class Photos

Birding taught by Paul and Margot Haertel

(photo: Nat Fenton)

Studio Arts Experience taught by Liz Cutler

(photo: Liz Cutler)

Museum Snoops led by Linda Dunn

Granite Museum
(photo: Ann Caswell)

Hall Quarry
(photo: Ann Caswell)

Wendell Gilley Museum
(photo: Dianne Clendaniel)

Seal Cove Auto Museum    
(photo: Linda Dunn)

☆   Changes are Underway   

As many of you know, Jude Lamb is retiring at the end of June.
Thank you Jude for your outstanding work over these last eleven years! We wish you all the best in your future adventures.

This summer ASC will be moving out of the Maine Seacoast Mission and we'll experiment with a virtual office for the coming year. Janice Kenyon will take over the college administration and keep things running smoothly from her home office in Southwest Harbor. Many things will stay the same while we also try some new approaches. Let us know if you have ideas, thoughts or concerns.

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