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Office & Marketing Support

A talented group of OSHER@Dartmouth members donate their time, effort, and patience to supply much-needed support for both their fellow Osher members and the office staff. The office staff is tremendously grateful for the help and generosity of these members. Volunteers help with a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Greeting visitors to the office, answering phone calls, copying, assisting with mailings, and more.
  • Working on a computer to update records.
  • Distributing flyers in area towns.

If interested in volunteering at the OSHER@Dartmouth office, please contact Diane Doe at

Member & Classroom Support

  • Class Representative (class rep) assists the Study Leader with the course. Tasks include taking attendance each week, passing out name badges to new Osher members, reminding participants to complete a follow-up form online at the end of class, and contacting the office if any issues arise in the course. To read the full outline: On-Site Courses (at DOC House), Off-Site Courses (not at DOC House).
  • Tech Cafés offer members support with their devices including: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Mac and PC laptop, etc. Also, with registering online for classes. Knowledge does not need to be in all devices, but having comfort to assist in one of the many fields.

If interested in volunteering, please contact Laura Belback at


These volunteers help to guide, promote, and develop OSHER@Dartmouth offerings. Interested in joining a committee? Please contact the committee chair to receive further information.

Leadership Council: Tom Blinkhorn, John Ferries, Mike Galbraith, Maynard Goldman, Sandra Hoeh, Sandra Johnson, Barbara Jones, Deborah Luquer, Bruce Macdonald, Sylvia Sands Paxton, Richard Peck, Bill Secord, Skip Sturman, Mary-Ella Zietz (Provost Office Liaison)

The Leadership Council provides guidance to all other committees within the organization.

Curriculum Committee: Ginia Allison, Tom Blinkhorn, Susan Brown, Toni Egger, Ann Garland, Vic Henningsen, Sandra Hoeh (chair), Barbara Jones, Martha Lorden, Jeannie Mallary, Jim Schmidt, Laura Schneider, Bill Secord, Melinda Stucker, Bill Sullivan, Jed Williamson, Jim Wilson.

Chair: Sandra Hoeh

The mission of Curriculum Committee is to ensure that OSHER@Dartmouth's course offerings and special lectures are extensive, diverse, appealing, and successful.

Finance Committee: Jacie Allen, Patrick Christie, Margot de l'Etoile, Bill Dietrich, Roy Finney, Bill Paxton, Bob Pomeroy, Iain Sim (Treasurer), Pat Vlamynck.

Treasurer: Iain Sim

The mission of the finance committee is to enable OSHER@Dartmouth to fulfill its mission by managing its financial resources.

Marketing & Communications Committee: Joan Hartwell, James Lynch, Bruce Macdonald (Chair), Richard Neugass, Amy Olson (ex officio), Laura Schneider, Joe Tofel, Steve Tofel.

Chair: Bruce MacDonald

The mission of the M&CC is to build awareness of and promote participation and membership in OSHER@Dartmouth by highlighting its broad offerings of enriching educational programs as well as the positive social aspect of being a member.

Membership Services Committee: Elaine Ball, Margot de l'Etoile, Bobbi Gross, Sandra Johnson, Laura Schneider (Chair), Rosemarie Scibetta.

Chair: Laura Schneider

The mission of the Membership Services Committee is to enhance OSHER@Dartmouth member benefits. We organize various social events during the year to celebrate one another, a new term, study leaders, volunteers, and staff.

Planning Committee: Anne Baird, Carol Barr, Tom Blinkhorn, Sandra Johnson, Bruce Macdonald, Stuart Pompian, John Sanders, Iain Sim, Skip Sturman (Chair), Punch Taylor, Steve Tofel.

Chair: Skip Sturnam

The Planning Committee is responsible for examining the future needs of OSHER@Dartmouth, and reports its findings to the Council.

Summer Lecture Series Committee: Ginia Allison, Jeffrey Bendis, Tom Blinkhorn, Pete Bleyler (Co-Chair), John Ferries (Co-Chair), Ann Hargraves, Corlan Johnson, Deborah Luquer, Joe Medlicott, Rosemarie Scibetta, Iain Sim, Bill Sullivan, Townsend Swayze, William Tingle, Steve Tofel.

Chairs: Pete Bleyler, John Ferries

The Summer Lecture Series is responsible for planning and bringing in speakers for the annual lecture series.

Study Leaders

Our Study Leaders come from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. We've enjoyed classes taught by seasoned professors from the Dartmouth campus, as well as visiting experts in art, literature, politics, and science. These wonderful volunteers contribute their time and expertise free of charge!

Interested in becoming a study leader? Click here to learn more!

Last Updated: 10/4/17