Formal Registration for Spring Term Ends March 8

The usual stuff about what’s coming.

Our New Website is Live as of 15 February!

Our URL remains You will notice design changes, including the use of drop-down menus instead of buttons as well as the absence of the long column on the left. The links once listed there are now found in the new menus.

Even more exciting are new options to register or donate online. Clear instructions for registration will help you determine whether to download and mail a paper form or to use the online system. Regardless, our policies on timing, priority, refunds, and so forth are unchanged.

Unlike our old site, the new one adapts to your device: You will be able to use it conveniently on a tablet or smartphone as well as on a computer. Please roam around the site and provide feedback via the Contact Us link. 

Check it out!

Announcing a Search for Curriculum Director

After four successful years as Curriculum Director, Perry Mason has announced his intention to hand off this critically important job to someone else. During his tenure, Perry has assembled high quality courses every term, and when the pandemic struck, he worked with others to train instructors to offer the CVEC brand of superb instruction via video conference, keeping our program going and growing despite the necessary restrictions.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with CVEC courses through taking and/or teaching them. S/he will also have strong interpersonal skills for recruitment and support of instructors. Service on CVEC committees or the Board would be useful, but not required.

For further information about this paid position, click here and/or contact Carol Rutz, Executive Director ( A formal application would consist of a cover letter and resume or c.v. Candidates will be interviewed by Board and staff members.

Our New Registration/Finance Director

In the Winter Newsletter, we announced a search for a Registration Director/Finance Director. Bill Rizzo, our current master of those ceremonies, will be leaving us this summer to pursue new opportunities as his duties as a stay-at-home dad expire with his children’s collective maturity. We conducted a search, held interviews over Zoom—as life seems to be lived these days—and offered the position to Nicole Barnette.

Bill and Nicole began her training as of February 1. Nicole will be attending Board meetings and other sessions, and we will formally introduce her at the Annual Meeting this fall. Watch for details on that in due course.

Nicole Barnette, Registration/Finance Director in training

Upcoming Dates

March 8 – Formal Registration for Spring Term classes ends (late registration possible)
August 2 – Fall Term courses posted and newsletter mailed – all courses planned to be online