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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.
Leon LeBeau SOARing Educator Award presented to John McDonald
SOAR honors naturalist lecturer John McDonald at SOAR Fall 2019 Luncheon.
AARP honoring SOAR
On 8/20/19, our local AARP Chapter held their meeting at the Lobster House. Jim Barry and Mark Coleman attended. SOAR was given a plaque recognizing the contribution SOAR has made made for our loca...
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Course Updates

May 18, 2020 - Ballots for voting were emailed Friday, May 15. If we don't have an email address for you, they were mailed to you. You have until Friday, May 22 to vote for 3 items: next year's budget, board candidates, and revised bylaws. Read the pdf documents posted on this web page in the upper right-hand corner.
May 08, 2020 - Unfortunately, we will not be able to have our annual Spring Luncheon this year. However, the SOAR Bylaws require that we have an annual meeting to allow the SOAR membership an opportunity to vote on next year's budget, new Bylaws and next year's Board of Directors. To address this requirement, we are planning to hold a "virtual annual meeting" by email. This means that in a few weeks you will receive an email with a link to a ballet. Our bylaws also require that we have a quorum for this vote, so please vote.
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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