Events

  • Orange Exchange Breakfast – Friday, Oct. 13 – An Introduction to Oasis

    What: Orange Exchange Breakfast
    When: Friday, Oct. 13, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
    Where: Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St.
    Who: SU Alumni & Friends
    Cost: $15

    Presenter: Wendy Davenport, “An Introduction to Oasis”

    RSVP: cnyorange@gmail.com

    Wendy Davenport will share with you an overview of the Oasis lifelong educational enrichment program for adults ages 50+.  Wendy will also discuss the wide variety of course offerings and the multiple volunteer opportunities that are available.

    Wendy Davenport has a Master of Arts degree in British and American Literature.  A retired drama coach and a retired high school and college English teacher, she is a past board member of the NYS Theatre Institute.  Past President of the Syracuse branch of the English Speaking Union, she is currently vice-president in charge of its annual Shakespeare competition. Wendy is also past co-president of Concord’s Sisterhood, currently V.P. in charge of programming. She is also co-chair of the CNY Reads Consortium.

    With her golden-doodle Fiona, a certified therapy dog, Wendy visits area nursing homes, schools and libraries.

    Besides leading the Oasis book group since 2007, Wendy teaches literature classes at Oasis each trimester. She is also a member of the Oasis volunteer leadership team and conducts presentations to local organizations in the CNY community about the Oasis program.

    RSVP to cnyorange@gmail.com with the number of people in your party if you plan to attend.

    Breakfast will be ready at 8:00 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Pre-and post-talk gives plenty of time to meet your fellow alumni, connect, and network.

    Price for the event is $15 at the door and includes breakfast, event, and gratuities. There is ample free parking.