To start a new interest group contact the web master (Bob Ehrlich) at email@example.com to send out a mass mailing. The following interest groups exist as of Summer 2022:
The RFA Book Club started in 2014 and it meets monthly at 11:30AM on the second Wednesday of each month. Typically between 7 and 15 of us get together at a rotating host’s house and share potluck dishes and then discuss the book for that month. We do both fiction and nonfiction, and all selections are made democratically. New members are welcome, especially if you are able to be an occasional host. If you wish to join the book club please contact Don or Kathy Boileau — firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of books read from the beginning of the club can be found here
An RFA Film Club was formed in Sept 2017. Members of the group meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month to discuss that month’s film after watching it on their own. Currently meetings are virtual via Zoom. As with the book club all film selections are made democratically. Films discussed thus far since the start of the club can be found here. If you wish to join the film club or to receive regular notices please contact Kathy Perry — email@example.com.
An RFA Travel Club. A very popular activity among retirees is travel. Many travel club members might want to take tours separately, but together, that is, two or more participants would sign up for the same cruise or tour. This can be accomplished using the travel “bulletin board” Anyone who has chosen an actual or potential tour/cruise could just let others know about it by posting it on the bulletin board, specifying dates and particulars of the tour/cruise, website etc. Another member who decides the tour/cruise sounds interesting could then sign up for it. All arrangements would be made individually, but once on the trip, they would then have friends or acquaintances on the trip. They would travel separately and then could spend as much or as little time together as they want. If you do add trips to the bulletin board please put them at the bottom, and they will later be arranged in chronological order.
The following two groups were formed, but they are currently dormant:
An RFA Climate Change Group. This group. for those concerned about the problem of climate change, plans to hold educational meetings/events. Its primary focus is on science, technology, policy, personal responsibility, and collective efforts, including possible political engagement at the local, state and national levels. In the personal responsibility arena, for example, the group may discuss options to lower our carbon footprints, including possibly changing our diets, solarizing our homes, or buying an electric or hybrid car. Since the group is new you can help shape its direction by joining it — contact David Kuebrich at: firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list.
An RFA Luncheon Group. This group will meet at various restaurants for lunch at a frequency to be determined by the group. The coordinator is Rita Rowand at email@example.com). There may be some sort of program associated with some of the luncheons.