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are many people who have been thinking of you during the planning of the
65th ICC Program. You may not have known it, but we were. We want your
time away from family and other responsibilities to be refreshing. We
want your time among other classicists to be fruitful. So, review the
program discovering presentations which are visionary in nature and
which challenge the normal scope of our thinking. See that several of
our presentations have a "workshop" feel to them. We hope that
variety will be part of the spice of our time together. Some presenters
are new to our gatherings bringing perspectives for careful
consideration. Have you taken the time to review the offerings?
year we invite you to seriously consider wearing your stola or
toga to Saturday's formal banquet. We haven't worn them together
for several years. It's time to gather in classical style. You've got
time to put your authentic garb together!
hope that you'll see several new features to our weekend gathering: a
toasting time will provide us with time to lift up good work and joyful
news ; a storytelling gathering will allow the newcomers and old timers
to share ICC lore together; and a book exchange table will be provided
where anyone can bring treasures to share, and the donations collected,
on the honor system, will go to the ICC scholarship fund.
Retired teachers, this is an opportunity to clean out your files
and pass on a legacy to others.
schedule is designed to allow us all to connect with those who welcome
support and with those who have enthusiasm for new things happening in
the classics. This is also a time to vision ICC in the future. Be sure
to be at Sunday's visioning presentation with your ideas. We ask that,
in the time before the conference, you think of another person who you
would really like to see at the ICC conference...someone who has
mentored you, someone you have mentored, someone who can tell good
stories, someone who has lost touch with this fabulous group of
individuals...and reach out to them. Maybe you can ride together. Let
them know you are hoping they will come. What a rich gathering we have
when we are together. Please email me at home if you have any concerns
or questions about transportation. There are several ways we can help
ease your way to Monmouth, so don't hesitate to ask.
Looking forward to seeing you,