Shared Interest Groups (SIGS)

A Shared Interest Group (SIG) brings together RCLLA members who focus on a certain area of interest and enjoy social interaction. Each SIG is led by a group member known as the Facilitator. Joining a SIG is a great way to make new friends and socialize with people who have interests similar to your own. Once you have become an RCLLA member, there is no fee to join a SIG.

MACS (Mad About Crafts)

Craft lovers your time has come. This SIG welcomes do-it-yourselfers with interests in jewelry making, sewing, quilting, knitting, scrapbooking, card making and more. Come share your skills and learn some new things too.

Facilitator: Beth Grindal, bethgrindal@gmail.com

Mah Jongg

Craks! Bams! Dots!  Join us once a month for a friendly game of Mah Jongg.  All levels of experience are welcome, especially beginners.  You will need a current Mah Jongg card.

Facilitator: Ellie Davidson, cityfolks@aol.com

The Philosophers

If you like the idea of Philosophy, but don’t know much about it, or haven’t had the time to learn about it — well, now’s your opportunity. We’ll explore the mysteries of Philosophy (in a non-threatening environment) from easy to follow texts and your questions.

Facilitator:  Axel Lohrisch, axelno1@verizon.net

History

Attention history buffs! Looking for someone who loves history as much as you do and enjoys discussing it? The History Group is a small group of 10 to 15 individuals who meet monthly. Each month, one member will choose a topic to present and then lead a follow-up discussion.

Facilitator: Alan Grindal alan.grindal@gmail.com

Wine Tasting

Learn about wine and enjoy it with fellow RCLLA wine enthusiasts! Today there are very good wines being produced in more places around the world at a variety of price points. The group will explore the different wines and price points to determine if price really does make a difference. The group will also explore wine and food pairings.

Facilitator: Meyer Bushman, jnmbushman@aol.com

Current Events / World Affairs

Facilitator: Jay Rixse, jrixse@earthlink.net

Chess

All players are welcomed. Even if you don’t know how to play, we can teach you.

Facilitator: Monroe Brett brettmonroe1@gmail.com.

NEW! Writers Group

Meets 1-2:30 p.m. • Wednesdays

This group is for individuals who enjoy writing. Students may share their written works and receive feedback. Topics for discussion will be chosen by the group.

Facilitator: Gail Reiter, gailreiter@gmail.com

NEW Shopping Group

Organizational meeting: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 • Temple Beth Sholom

Here’s an opportunity to meet new friends as we shop for deals at the best Resale shops in the area. Over lunch, we’ll share our discoveries and enjoy great conversations.

How do I join a SIG

  • Be an RCLLA Member
  • Email the SIG Facilitator
  • Attend meetings scheduled by the Facilitator

How do I start a SIG

  • Be an RCLLA Member
  • Complete a SIG proposal form, available online at www.lla-sm.org or call the office at 309-5111 for a form.
  • Return completed form to the RCLLA office.

We welcome suggestions for new SIGs and are looking for Facilitators to get new SIGs started.

SHARED INTEREST GROUP (SIG) PROPOSAL

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