Spring Term classes have ended.

Fall Term Registration materials will be posted August 2,

with classes beginning on September 12.

Covid restrictions for Fall Term will be posted here as conditions dictate.

At the January Board meeting, the Board voted to cancel planning for a late 2021 Annual Meeting. The 2022 meeting, likely in the fall of 2022, will address the milestones for both 2021 and 2022.

Among the changes for CVEC during the 2020-2021 year were the departures and hiring of two-thirds of our staff: our Registration and Finance Director and our Curriculum Director. Both the retirees (Bill Rizzo and Perry Mason) and the new recruits (Nicole Barnette and Daniel Sullivan) will be feted when we can safely convene for an Annual Meeting.

The program will also include recognition of milestones, results of the election of Board members and officers, a talk by one of our new instructors, David Sauer, fascinating reports, and, with luck, pie and coffee.

CVEC Co-Founder, Bettye Ronning

Barely two months after her husband and CVEC co-founder Ron Ronning passed away, Bettye has joined him. A full obituary written by their children is available on the Memorials page on this site.

Bettye Ronning

Edward Lufkin Dies

Ed Lufkin, CVEC’s first webmaster, long-time instructor, and Board member, died in Rochester, MN, on February 10, 2022. An obituary follows.

Edward Gwynne Lufkin, 87, of Rochester, MN, passed away on February 10, 2022, at Charter House. He was born on October 15, 1935, to Dexter and Elizabeth (Gwynne) Lufkin. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Mattie Lufkin, and brother John Lufkin.

Ed was born and educated in Northfield, MN. He wrote about Northfield, “After seeing many parts of the world and then having a very fulfilling career as an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, I retired, and we moved to Spider Lake, WI. In 2007 we returned to Northfield. We found an old empty house that needed removal, and we built a nice new home there. An incidental pleasure in this was its location, a short 9-iron from the house I was born and raised in, a short walk from Carleton, my alma mater, and the homes recalled from my days of delivering newspapers.”

In November 2021, Ed and Ann moved to Charter House in downtown Rochester, MN, and have enjoyed the amenities it provides, plus being able to walk a short distance to obtain Mayo health care.

Upcoming Dates

August 2, 2022 – Fall term materials posted on website and newsletter mailed

September 12, 2022 – Fall Term courses begin

October 9, 2022 – Annual Meeting for 2022 and 2021 milestones