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Cancellation of Fall 2020 Classes
Click on the heading to see an email communication from SOAR. We have cancelled our Fall semester classes but we will look into other opportunities that members can participate in.
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Cancellation of Spring 2020 Classes
Click on the heading to see an email communication from the SOAR Board Chair. We have cancelled our Spring semester activities.
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Course Updates

July 08, 2020 - The SOAR Board of Directors met today to continue discussion of what classes we can offer this fall. We are contacting presenters to ask if they can offer courses either online or outside. We have already received positive feedback from 5 presenters. We also discussed offering classes on how to use Zoom as we suspect several presenters will use that venue. If this is of interest to you, please email
June 15, 2020 - The SOAR Board of Directors met on June 10 via Zoom under the leadership of our new Chair, Lyn Swafford, and decided that we must cancel classes for the Fall 2020 semester. All memberships for the 2019-2020 year will be extended so that members can participate in opportunities that we hope to make available throughout the fall of 2020. The nature of those opportunities is under development and will be announced regularly on this website, on our new Facebook page and in emails to our membership.
May 07, 2020 - Check your email for our SOAR Spring 2020 newsletter! If we don't have an email address for you, you should receive a paper copy today or tomorrow in the mail. You can also use the link in the upper right corner of this web page where we post our pdf documents.
March 21, 2020 - With great regret, SOAR has cancelled all activities for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. This includes all classes, Meet the Chef Luncheon and the Spring Luncheon. However, over the next few months, the Board of Directors will be busy preparing a schedule of classes for the Fall 2020 semester; if all goes well, classes will start on September 7. For those of you who joined in the Spring, you will receive refund checks for your membership fees. If you have not yet been contacted by SOAR, please contact us by email at


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