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Registration for the Annual Meeting & Lunch begins on Tuesday, May 16th and ends on Wednesday, May 24th at 4:30PM.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for the Meeting AND/OR Lunch. We encourage you to attend the meeting; however, it is not required if you want to attend lunch only.


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CRT Webinar Recording (edited):

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Insurrection to Inauguration: A Witness to History

Guest Speaker: Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, NY 18th District

Coordinator and Emcee: Dewey Lee, CLS Secretary and Member


Description:  Congressman Maloney will tell us what he saw, heard, and felt during those fateful days in our country, January 6 - 20, 2021. 

Don't expect a "stump" speech.  Instead, we will hear from a witness who was at the center of an historical period in our nation.  

Members will be allowed to ask questions.


To view the recorded session of this event, click on this LINK.

Passcode to view video: E94y2=%T

Event Coordinator/Emcee: Jack Fein, VP Administration
Guest Speakers: Senator Chuck Schumer (Pre-Recorded)
Chris Silva, Bardavon Executive Director

Presentations by:

  • CLS President, Bob Nasser
  • VP Administration, Jack Fein
  • VP Curriculum, Leonard Turkenkopf
  • Membership Chair, Barbara Carpenter
  • CLS Treasurer, Roger D’Aquino
  • Classroom Support/AV, Leathem Mehaffey
  • Public Information Chair, Lauren Muffs


Presentation Slides

Video Recording of Meeting

The History of Wappinger? 

Date:  Monday - April 19, 2021

Description: Join us for a talk on the history of the town of Wappinger, NY.  Our speaker, Joey Cavaccini is the town's historian. He will share many facts and stories about the town as well as pictures of many historic buildings. He also has a large collection of maps of the many hamlets in Wappinger.

Presenter & Affiliation: Joey Cavaccini, Town of Wappinger Historian and Curator of the Dutchess County Sport Hall of Fame

Event Coordinator: Barbara Sweet

  • Joey Cavaccini Biography


To view the recorded session of this event, click on this LINK.

Passcode to view video: fRPwWY8%

Event Coordinator/Host: Michael Cowan, VP Administration
Special Guests:   Dr. Thomas Wermuth, Marist College VP for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty
                                   Joan Sherman, Co-Founder of CLS
                                   Eleanor Charwat, CLS Member and Marist Staff (1984-1997)

Featured speakers: Jane Gangi and Laconia Therrio, Professional Storytellers

Event Recording link:

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  • Monday: September 27, 2021
  • 11:00 AM 
  • Moderated panel discussion hosted virtually via ZOOM
  • Registration is required.  Access information for ZOOM will be emailed to registered memebers on Friday, September 24


Panelist Biographies

Event Recording