Learning In Retirement

Announcements & Reminders


MU Campus Tour

The Travel Committee would like to accommodate those on the Wait List for the MU Campus Tour by scheduling a second trip.  The initial trip filled up quickly and there still are a number on the Waitlist.

To schedule a second trip we do need additional registrations to cover the coach cost. If you are not on the Waitlist and are now interested in this exciting one day trip filled with many adventures, please call the office (681-6152) and ask to be placed on the Waitlist.  If there are sufficient registrations to schedule a second trip, you will be notified and payment will then be required. 

The second trip is scheduled for July 16, 2015; the itinerary will be identical to the July 9 trip.

Please call as soon as possible if you are interested.  Deadline for additional registrations is June 15, 2015.

Upcoming Trips

The following trips will be published in the newsletter coming at the end of June. Check the newsletter for the date of the Know Before You Go trip preview meeting.

August 8: Stages, Robert G Reim Theatre, Kirkwood, MO (published in the last newsletter/filled)

August 25: Heartland Dairy, Bethel, MO

September 9: Cardinal/Cub Game, Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO

September 16-18: Mississippi River Cruise (1 day cruise on the "Celebration Belle"

October 1: St Louis Zoo

October 20-23: Joplin, MO to Oklahoma City OK

November 10: Hermann, MO

December 8: Christmas at the Lake

Upcoming Courses
The newsletter to be mailed at the end of June will contain details for the following courses to be offered August through November, 2015.
A Host of Heists (movies), Wednesdays, Aug 5,  12, 19, 26
Understanding the Games, Thursday, Aug 27 (free)
Understanding Investments and Markets, Tuesdays, Sep 8, 15, 22, 29
Military History of Cole County Area, Wednesdays, Sep 9, 16, 23, 30
Missouri Masterpieces hidden in Plain Sight, Thursdays, Sep 3, 10, 17, 24
History of the Jefferson City Fire Department, Friday, Sep 11 (free)
Honor Flight: Honoring America's Veterans, Friday, Sep 18 (free)
Russia: A Vision and the Soviet Legacy, Tuesdays, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Sacred Places and Sacred Spaces: The Geography of Religion, Wednesdays, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Historic Property Preservation, Thursdays, Oct 8, 15, 22, 29
Orchestral Masterworks with the San Francisco Symphony, Part 2, Fridays, Oct 9, 23, 30, Nov 6
Exploring Exercise for Body, Mind and Spirit, Tuesday, Nov 3 (free)
History Speaks at Governor's Mansion/Historical Society, Tuesday, Nov 10 ($5.00 fee to be paid day of class)
Sierra Leone and its Connection to Jefferson City, Wednesday, Nov 18 (free)
Genealogy Club and Domino Club Update 
The Genealogy Club and Domino Club will not meet in June, July or August. Meetings will resume in September. New members may register for these clubs at the July 15 summer meeting.
New Clubs
LIR is open to adding new clubs if enough interest is shown in an activity.
A new Canasta club will begin in August. It will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon in Room 8 of Soldiers Hall on the Lincoln University campus. The class coordinator is Barbara Barnard.
Two other new clubs have been suggested. If Spades is your game, the Spades club may be a new offering. If you play a musical instrument and would enjoy jamming with others, then the Instrumental group may interest you. Please contact Marigene Brewer through the LIR office if you have an interest in either of these two clubs or in some other area.

Office Manager

Please welcome our new office manager, Cheri Landers, when you have the opportunity to meet her. We are happy to have her with us.


If you are an LIR member and have not received the latest Newsletter or if you are not a member and would like to join our organization, please contact the LIR office. You can reach the office by phone at 573 681-6152, Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or by email at lirlearning@outlook.com.

Cancellation Policy

Just a reminder of our weather related cancellation policy. Please note that the policy regarding LIR trips is different than the policy for meetings, clubs and classes. 

Cancellations-Inclement Weather PolicyLIR membership meetings, classes and clubs will be cancelled due to snow or other inclement weather conditions if the Jefferson City Public Schools are not in session (weather related). Local radio and television stations that allow community cancellations will be notified along with one or more of the following: posted on the LIR website; an "ALERT" group email to all members with email address; and/or a call tree. Education Travel trip cancellations occur ONLY when the contracted coach company cancels the trip due to their determination of highway safety. Travelers are contacted individually should a cancellation occur.

The winter (January) general membership meeting is scheduled with a make-up date, typically the same day/time during the following week at the same location. Length and content of meeting will be adjusted to accommodate the make-up situation. In the event that a second weather related cancellation occurs for the membership meeting, a business meeting ONLY will be held within one week of the cancelled meeting. Place & time to be determined.

Membership Dues

The annual $40 membership fee for existing members is due in January and covers the entire calendar year, January through December. First time members who join LIR after June 30th, will be assessed a $25 fee which will cover membership through the end of the current year.

Membership information is available on this web site and within the bi-annual newsletter, The Learning Times.

Curriculum Committee

If you have any questions on courses offered by LIR, please contact Carol Ellinger, Chairman of the Curriculum Committee through the LIR office at 681-6152.


Media Coverage

News Tribune's "Active Times"

Be on the lookout for Learning in Retirement, Inc. information and activities in The Jefferson City News Tribune's monthly supplement "Active Times".