Message from your President
Dear ELLA members
Here is a brief update regarding all of the changes that have been happening for ELLA and the plans that the Board has been putting in place.
Of course we are all aware of the havoc wreaked by COVID-19 and its impact on our 2020 face to face session. Our conversations with the Faculty of Extension have offered no hope that a 2021 face to face session will be possible. For this reason and in an abundance of caution for everyone’s well being the Board of ELLA has determined that we shall not consider offering an ELLA face to face Spring Session for 2021.
Having made this decision we are so grateful to our Program Development Committee for their excellent work in creating the pilot online session which was offered this year. The Committee has worked very hard since then to develop a list of online courses in the categories with which you have become familiar: Humanities, Sciences, Wellness & Leisure, Fine Arts and Art Instruction. These online courses will begin in January – stay tuned for the details.
Our new Website will be live December 01, 2020! Thank you, thank you to the IT Committee who has worked nonstop to ensure that we can have this new Website available.
When you go to the new ELLA Website you will notice how easy it is to navigate and will be pleased to know that you will not have to enter through Eventbrite which caused difficulty for many of us. We will all have to purchase our ELLA MEMBERSHIP prior to registering for courses just as we have in the past. The Noon Hour Lectures will be offered at no extra charge and included with your Membership Fee. The new site also allows us to offer Gift Cards for purchase – a Christmas Gift of Learning.
The Board will strive, as they always have, to make certain fees remain reasonable but much depends on the costs ELLA must address to offer your favorite courses to you.
2021 will be the Twentieth (20) Anniversary of ELLA. Please stay tuned for updates regarding our Anniversary Celebrations.
All the very best to all of you,