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Membership Stats for Spring 2016
As of March 15, 283 people have registered of our total 401 members.
Tim Messner and his archaeology students craft a canoe
Spring 2015 SOAR presenter Tim Messner and his archaeology students created a dugout canoe this summer "using nothing but fire, handmade tools and one giant pine log."
The 2015 Super SOARer is ...
SOAR is proud to announce that our most recent Super SOARer is Dot Howe!

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Course Updates

August 18, 2016 - NOTE: The Meet-the-Chef cost (for food and gratuity) is $30, NOT $25 as stated in the course booklet.
August 25, 2016 - CLOSED COURSES: "Civil War Letters Sent Home," "Digital Photography for Beginners," "Drawing," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," "Identifying Common Mushrooms (Group A)," "Modern Libraries (Group A)," "Writing Our Memories."
August 13, 2016 - Birdsbesafe® Cat Collar Cover NOTE: "Birdsbesafe..." has been moved from SLU: Bewkes 303 to SLU: Griffiths 123 (at the opposite diagonal end of campus from Lot J and D). Allow extra time for walking from these lots. Lot H, opposite from Griffiths, is usually full during the day. View the location page for details.
August 18, 2016 - NOW POSTED (in the upper right corner)! .PDF versions of the: Course Booklet, Registration Form, Calendar (color version), Schedule, and Locations inserts, along with a map of SUNY Potsdam indicating building/room locations of our fall 2016 semester. Also you will find the Meet-the-Chef flyer, and an updated version of our SOAR Trifold.
August 20, 2016 - Photos of the SOAR board activities, and photos from the spring 2016 luncheon, are posted on this page - watch the above floating-by photos to the end to view them.
August 18, 2016 - The fall mailing of course info, event flyer, and other inserts was sent out for mailing on August 11. Check your mail box for a big white envelope!!
July 14, 2016 - FALL 2016 SEMESTER begins on Monday Sept. 5 (Labor Day) and ends 10 weeks later on Friday November 11 (with a few extra post-semester optional classes added by the presenters themselves during the week of our luncheon). The SOAR luncheon will be on Wednesday, November 16. (Meet-the-Chef will be held on Wednesday October 19th at Sabad's in Norfolk).

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Events / Trips

Fall 2016 Luncheon
(more info coming in the Fall Newsletter)

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382 Van Housen Ext.
SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, New York 13676

In person visit us at:
Van Housen Hall Extension
Room 382 (on the SUNY Potsdam Campus)

Office hours: 9:00-2:00 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday (hours may vary when SOAR is not in session)

Phone: 315-267-2690


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R. Kreuzer, SOAR website manager