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How to register for courses
Begin by checking the schedule of courses currently offered here…and read more about those that interest you here. Now download a registration form here…and print a copy, fill it out, and bring or mail to the address near the top of the form.


Fall Registration is Open!

The class schedules, course descriptions, and registration forms for the upcoming Fall 2018 term are now available – just click the buttons above the top photo.  Do the same to see the August 2018 Newsletter.

The Fall registration period closes at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20. To have the best chance of being enrolled in any oversubscribed courses, be sure to register by that time. (Late registrations will be gladly accepted, but only if open spaces remain.)

Processing of all registrations received by that time will begin in the evening of August 20, when random selections for oversubscribed courses will be made.



Mark your calendars:

21st Annual Membership Meeting

2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Northfield
Agenda and other details will be announced in September


Pre-meeting Election

This year, on a trial basis, the annual meeting is scheduled in the fall. This means that the annual election, formerly held at a spring membership meeting, needs to be carried out over the summer so that the Board can act on necessary business before the Fall Term begins in September. Here’s how we’ll do it:

  • The slate of nominations submitted by the Nominating Committee is posted below, as are instructions for submitting other nominations from the membership (nominations “from the floor,” at a normal spring meeting).
  • August 13 is the deadline for receipt of qualified other nominations (see below).
  • On August 15, an email will be sent with a link to a ballot on SurveyMoz (the same online service we use for course evaluations).
  • August 29 (two weeks later) will be the deadline for voting on SurveyMoz).

Results of the election will be communicated to the Board and to election winners on August 30, and announced publicly at the October 21 membership meeting.


Slate of Nominations

For Board members (3-yr terms):      For Board officers (1-yr terms):      For Nominating Committee (1-yr terms):
Bob Speckhals (renewing)…………..Chair: Dale Talley…………………..Tim Madigan (renewing)
Dan Van Tassel (renewing)…….. …..Vice Chair: Dan Van Tassel……….Jane McWilliams (renewing)
Karolyn Bertelsen (new)……………..Secretary: Mary Ho……………….. Gordon Olson (new)
………………………………………….Treasurer: Peg Morrison


Call for Additional Nominations

Any active member of CVEC may nominate a person or persons to be added to those proposed above by the Nominating Committee. To do so, send to Bill Rizzo, Registrations and Finance Director, an email message ( or a postal letter (2114 Erie Drive, Northfield MN 55057) with the following information:

• Full name, address (postal and email), and phone number of nominee
• A statement that the nominee has agreed to serve if elected

For a nominee to be included on the ballot to be sent out on August 15, the above email or letter must be received by August 13, 2018.



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