Center for Learning in Retirement
     The Center for Learning in Retirement (CLR) is part of Rock Valley College. CLR’s mission is to provide quality lifelong learning for members 50 years and older through diverse educational, cultural, and social opportunities.
     CLR offers a wide variety of interesting and fun classes, including one session and multiple session classes. There are no tests or grades. Curriculum categories include Arts and Crafts, Computer Training, Finance, Fitness, Health and Wellness, History, Humanities, Religion, Science & Nature, Social Sciences, Special Interests & Hobbies, Tours, and Travel. CLR instructors are volunteers who are often retired teachers, professors, or business professionals.
     CLR hosts several special interest groups and provides several social events for members each year. Occasional day-long bus trips and multi-day trips are also offered.
     CLR is open to all 50 years and older. Membership is $35 per year and class fees range from $5 to $45. Scholarships are available for both membership  class fees. Most classes and social events are held at the CLR Bell School Road Center at Bell School and Spring Brook Roads in Rockford where the CLR office is located.
     Tammy Lewis is the Program Director for the Center for Learning in Retirement.  She has held this position since March of 2008.  
     Tammy received and Associate Degree from Rock Valley College and then continued obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Illinois State University.  She went on to receive a Master's Degree in Social work from Aurora University.
     Many of our Rotary members have taken classes or participated in some of the many programs offered by the CLR.  This will be an interesting and informative program.  We would encourage our members to invite friends or prospective members to join us at our July 30th Zoom meeting.  Just forward the Zoom invite to them.  Mary Ann Norwood will introduce our presenter.