Learning in Retirement (LIR) is a member-led organization. LIR and the members themselves benefit greatly from taking on activities through committee involvement. This also allows individuals to become more familiar with a smaller group of people who have similar interests. LIR benefits greatly when members share their interests and expertise by getting involved. There are three committees that members can join: Administration and Finance, Curriculum, and Membership and Promotion. The Steering Committee is made up of the elected officers and committee chairs.
Administrative and Finance Committee Chair
The Steering Committee members include the officers, past president, and the committee chairpersons. The UWO liaison is a non-voting member. They discuss issues as they arise and approve the budget to keep the organization viable. It meets every month on the fourth Thursday of September and May. Meeting time is 10 a.m. – Noon.
Administration and Finance Committee
The Administrative and Finance Committee is responsible for developing and monitoring the annual budget, setting the dues structure and maintaining LIR policies. It meets every two months on the last Monday of September, November, January, March, and May. Meeting time is 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Curriculum Development Committee
The Curriculum Development Committee is responsible for planning all courses and activities and setting standards for the learning experience. All members have a voice in determining the courses that are offered. All members are invited to make suggestions to the Curriculum Committee and develop and lead their own course. It meets the third Wednesday of August, September, October, November, February, March and April and May. Meeting time is 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This committee currently needs a chairperson and new members.
Membership and Promotion Committee
The Membership and Promotion Committee is responsible for recruiting new members, publicizing LIR programs and distributing promotional materials. Meeting times and dates are to be determined. For more information please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIR holds an annual meeting in June. The agenda includes the slate of officers for the next year, committee reports, bylaw changes, and a guest speaker. A fall luncheon is held in September as a kick-off to the academic year and has a guest speaker.