Sunset at Three Sisters and Policeman’s Creek in Canmore by Diana Horler, a member of the Digital Photography Interest Group
Members who attended the CALL’s the Annual General Meeting on October 18th heard formal presentations of activities for the last year and also participated in selecting (or ratifying) members of the Board of Directors. If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can see the reports on the CALL website on the Governance page under ‘About CALL’ under AGM Documents. That is where you can also see the list of nominations and biographies of the current Board.
President: Leslie Dort
Vice President: Linda Flanagan
Secretary: Mary Vernon
Treasurer: Cathy Martin
Past President: Lorraine Smith
Communications: Gail Kingwell
Volunteers: Melody Lane
Memberships: Meryl Arnott
Operations: Carrol Jaques
Programs: Barbara Decker-Pierce
Special Programming: Adrienne Kertzer
Information and Technology: Shauna Romanzin
Governance: Andy Peters
Contact information for Board members can be found on the Contact Us page
Check the CALL website for details of the following events. Registration is required for all these events. You must be a member to register. Join or renew your membership now and watch for email announcements for programs and events.
All In Person, Indoor CALL programs suspended until further notice. Most Programs will continue on Zoom.
For Zoom events, please register at least a couple of hours before an event to ensure the registration confirmation email with the event link arrives in your inbox in time.
Tuesday, November 2, 7:30pm Online Via Zoom
Presenter: Karsten Heuer
Karsten Heuer, Bison Reintroduction Project Manager, Banff National Park, will provide a progress report and update on a five-year project to reintroduce this once almost extinct bison to Banff National Park.
For more details and to register, go to the Science and Environment page.
Saturday, November 6 – 10:30am – 12:00pm Online via Zoom
Presenter: Eileen Clearsky
In her presentation, Eileen Clearsky, an Indigenous educator at Mount Royal University, will discuss her doctoral work on Indigenizing curriculum for preservice teachers at MRU. She will describe her findings and respond to questions about how decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation action can be applied in other workspaces.
For more information and to register, go to the Speaker Events page.
Wednesday, November 10, 1:00 – 2:30pm Online via Zoom
Self-directed investing is becoming increasingly popular with new and long-time investors. Join us as we walk through assessing if this investing approach is right for you and the fundamentals to opening a trading account, researching and trading investments and avoiding common DIY investing mistakes.
For more information and to register, go to the Money Sense Webinar page.
Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 – 9:00pm. Online via Zoom
Presenters: Rosemary Kennedy and Selim Sayegh
Discover the history and culture of Southeast Asia through photos and commentary. This travel presentation includes visits to major cities, World Heritage sites, natural areas and historic locales. Catch a glimpse of local people on the streets and in the markets.
Rosemary and Selim spent three weeks travelling in a small group and independently. They are eager to share their experiences of ancient temples, ultra-modern cities and natural wonders.
For more information and to register, go to the Treks and Travels page.
NOTE: Treks and Travels has a full contingent of presentations coming your way for 2022 except for the months of October and November. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested.
Thursday, November 18, 1:00 – 2:00pm Online via Zoom
Presenter: Dr. Alana Gowdy
The people of Medieval England had limited resources to deal with the change, threat and devastation brought about by severe weather. This series of lectures will look at several occasions when the weather had an impact, limited or widespread, on the lives of everyday men and women. Leaders, then as now, found that the one element over which they had no control was the weather - yet this was a factor that could change history. Examples of weather interference will include the Norman Invasion of England, the London Tornado, the Great Famine, and the Battle of Agincourt. Please note that perhaps inappropriately, a somewhat lighthearted approach will be taken to this subject.
For more information and to register, go to the Medieval History – Weather or Not page.
November 21, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Monthly - every third Sunday)
Using the source book Calgary’s Best Hikes and Walks by Lori Beattie, and the urban knowledge in the group, participants will experience walks of interest and explore the cultural history and geography of the urban areas that we walk in.
For more details and to register, go to the Sunday Urban Walks page.
New members welcome. Fourth Tuesday of the month 1:00-3:00pm
Are you frustrated by the current level of political discussion and the polarization of opinions? There must be a better way to discuss politics than what we see on the Internet and television or hear in shouting matches between people who disagree with each other.
Our political book club members are interested in bridging political divides and having intelligent, civilized conversations about why conservatives and liberals often find it hard to meet on common ground. We are a diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds and ways of thinking. Every month, we feature a new book as our basis for discussion.
To see the Reading List and to contact the facilitator, go to the How Can You Think That? page.
CALL memberships renewed and new memberships are valid until August 31, 2022. Membership is required for participation in all Interest Groups and Study Programs, and for participation in events on Zoom. You can renew online or by mail. You can check your membership status at any time by logging in at the Login Icon and going to View Profile.
The CALL Newsletter is our way to communicate what is going on in our community. It's a way to highlight events of interest, ‘peek behind the curtain of CALL’ and to give some general information about CALL groups and members.
You are invited to send your ideas and suggestions for future issues to firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to edit submissions and to determine when submissions will be published.
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Meanwhile, be well, stay well in every sense of the word.
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