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Membership Stats for Fall 2017
As of 09-15-17: 357 participants have registered for SOAR classes.
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

September 05, 2017 - As of the end of Friday (25th Aug) about 2/3 of our returning and new members have registered for classes. These classes are now closed: "AARP Smart Driver," "Adirondack Archaeology," "Adirondack Literature," "Cemetery Memorial Cleaning," "Dams of the Raquette River," "Drawing with Graphite," "Edgar Cayce Exercises," "How Immune Cells Work to Protect Us," "Lewis an Clark Expedition (repeat of spring course)," "Life on a Tilted Teacup Ride," "Mah Jongg," and "Ticks 2.0 New Findings (Group A)" [SEE NOTE BELOW announcing a repeat of this presentation]; also closed - "Waters of the Adirondacks"
October 14, 2017 - An Introduction to Knots NOTE: Please bring at least 3 different colored pens or pencils to "An Introduction to Knots" class.
October 12, 2017 - Monsters, Menace, and Mystery: 1950's-60's Atlas/Marvel Comic Books The readings for 10/18/17 "Monsters, Menace, and Mystery..." have been posted on the course page.
October 07, 2017 - Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine: Metaphors of Small Town America The website for "Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine..." is now complete - view the links on the course page.
October 08, 2017 - Healthcare Serial Killers Those going to SUNY Canton Miller 218 ("Healthcare Serial Killers"), view the LOCATION page for info and photos on where to park, and how to find the building and classroom.
October 04, 2017 - "Lou Gehrig's Disease": Intro, Research, Care Going to this new location and don't know how to get there? VIEW THE LOCATION PAGE (Clarkson University Rowley 244). It has maps, directions, photos, etc.
September 18, 2017 - Caring for the Caregiver NOTE: This class has been canceled at the request of the presenter.
September 16, 2017 - Only 10 spots remain for the MEET-the-CHEF at Robideau's in South Colton! Due date for registering is October 2. (Flyer for this event is posted in the DOCUMENTS section of this page.
September 19, 2017 - Creating Clean Air at Home Andrea Ferro added some new links and more info and recommendations on clean air monitoring devices.
August 26, 2017 - Ticks 2.0: New Findings (Group B) A new section of "Ticks 2.0..." has opened up: Monday 10/16, 2:30-4:00. SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104, (View Course #62).
August 23, 2017 - Registration is ongoing - send your registration form in soon! New members welcome - call the SOAR office and ask for a registration packet, or view the updated.pdf print files in the upper right corner - "DOCUMENTS," print and fill out the Registration and the Ambassador Forms (Meet-the-Chef is optional), add your $65 membership check (made out to: "PACES-235" and note in memo line: "SOAR dues," and mail them to SOAR, or drop them into the mailbox on the SOAR office door. (See bottom/right for office address and location info.)

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Fall 2017 SOAR Member Letter (pdf)
(from Bill Mein, Chariman of the Board)
F17 Meet-the-Chef - Robideau's (pdf)
Wed. 10/18, 1pm, pay by 10/02, (cap: 44)
Fall 2017 Scheduling Insert (pdf)
(updated/corrected as of 09-05-17)
Fall 2017 Locations Insert (pdf)
(for more details: view LOCATIONS)
F17 Ambassador Interest Form (pdf)
(please everyone return this form too)
Fall 2017 Calendar Insert (pdf)
with start dates in red (09/05/17)

Events / Trips

Fall 2017 Meet-the-Chef - Robideau's Mahogany Ridge
due date for registering Monday Oct.1, 2017

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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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SUNY Potsdam

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