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News and Photos
This month, Karin Price organized a w
onderful tour of the
U.S. Institute of Peace
. Group photo by
Ann-Louise Colgan of USIP.
Karin also organized a tour of
for us this month - enjoy this "sneak peek" photo she took:
The Special Events Committee is always looking for more people to help organize tours - if you're interested, please email Chair Kris McLaughlin via the office:
An Invitation from the Academic Programs Committee (APC)
We Know YOU Know People!
Join us in a Brainstorming Session
Help us identify country-specific course ideas,
Global Hot Spots presenters,
and international topics of interest.
We know that you, our fellow members, like courses on countries and regions of the world as much as we do. You like political and historical looks at specific cultures. You like topics of international interest.
If you have thoughts and names, the Academic Programs Committee wants you!
We are looking for former employees who want to share course ideas and names of possible instructors. We're especially hoping that you will join in the discussion if you are a recent retiree from:
- Department of State
- Agency for International Development
- Central Intelligence Agency
- United Nations
- Consulting groups
All are welcome!
Meet-up: Monday, May 6, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Great news! Your waitlist position is now available to you online.
Wondering what your "number" on the waitlist for a course is? Just
login to Member Account Manager
. If you are on a waitlist, next to the course name it will say "
(Waitlisted) You are now #__ on the waitlist
The number will be updated dynamically if anyone moves off the list.
We staff the office
Monday-Friday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M, excluding posted holidays which can be found on our
. Please contact us ahead of time if you require a face to face meeting.
To reach us,
call 703-228-2144 or
-- Marjorie Varner, Executive Director
Connecting Friends with Encore Learning
We're often referred to as the "best kept secret in Arlington." New members join mostly because they hear about Encore Learning from a friend.
When joining online, new members may enter a "Referred by" name. We look forward to thanking you here in the newsletter - see below.
Bring friends to our
"Encore Learning Presents"
series at Arlington Central Library. These lectures and films are open to the public and a great way for prospective members to learn more about us. Details can always be found in our list of upcoming
Share on social media. When you simply like our Facebook page or share our Facebook posts and events to your social network, it's a huge help.
- Volunteers are always needed. If you'd like to get more involved, please email us.
- Check our calendar for Special Events, Club meetings, and office holiday closures.
- Our Nonfiction Book Club selection for May is The Last Palace by Norman Eisen.
Welcome New Members
In February 2019, the following
new members joined Encore Learning. Please be sure to give these folks a warm welcome.
Tomas Eoin O Laoghog
Ann Von Hagel
to the following members for referring friends and family:
Steven Shapiro (twice!)
Please email the office with any corrections.
Photos, Photos, Photos...
We all love looking at them and it seems we can never get enough here in the office. Please share your photos of Encore Learning activities with us. The higher the resolution of the photo, the better (1 MB or higher). Shots taken on your mobile phone are great! Just email them to us and if we use your photos, we will make sure to acknowledge you as the photographer. We can't use thumbnails, though, so please check your photo size settings prior to emailing.
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Encore Learning is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Any donation is a charitable contribution deductible from income tax to the full extent permitted by law. Members, friends and organizations wishing to support Encore Learning may direct contributions to our
or to our
Arlington Youth Scholarship
We hope you enjoyed this edition of
The Inside Scoop
. If you would like to submit an article or share some photos of members participating in Encore Learning activities, please email Beth Dowd:
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