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Royals Back Together

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Dear Schemelites,

First I thank you for embracing the Schemel Zooms through these strange pandemic times. Though Zooms can be annoying, we are fortunate to have had them help us enjoy the opportunity to learn together — particularly at a time when many of us were under a kind of “house arrest.”

The air is clearing, the pandemic is dwindling, thanks to vaccinations and honoring the recommendations of public health leaders. I hope you have gotten your vaccination by now and are enjoying the outdoors without masks and socializing more. For those of us who still live comfortably the most difficult problem we have had is the lack of socializing. We’ve managed — we’re resilient — but it’s been hard.

We’ve been working on putting together the fall semester program, hopeful that the sessons will be in person — but backed up by Zoom. Please let us know if you prefer Zoom only. We’re living in a time that is full of “What ifs”? Still we are fortunate to have an array of courses and distinguished luncheon seminar speakers that are first rate. We
promise to keep the standards high, always aiming to go even higher.

Let us know how you are doing and whether you know some eager learners who would like to be on the Schemel Forum list.

I look forward to seeing you in the Fall if not sooner.

Sondra Myers


1. I am happy to report that outgoing dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Dr. Steven Scheinman, put the Schemel Forum in the institution’s budget. I consider this “statement” to be important and most gratifying. A partnership with one of our newest and most significant academic institutions is, indeed, an honor. In
return we will welcome medical school students and faculty to our courses and World Affairs Seminars as our guests.
2. The new CEO of WVIA, Carla McCabe, has agreed to have Schemel speakers interviewed on NPR the day before they speak. That will get our Schemel message out to a large number of people in the region whom we don’t normally reach. And they can use Zoom.

Click HERE  for information about The Schemel Forum, membership and to view the Fall 2021 Brochure

NEW: To register and pay online Click Here

To pay by credit card over the phone, please call Kym Fetsko at 570.941.7816


To register for programs, contact:    
Alicen Morrison
Schemel Forum Assistant
For more information on the Schemel Forum, contact:
Sondra Myers
Schemel Forum Director