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Charter

  1. Ensures that the organization is functioning within the parameters set forth in the bylaws of WISE.

  2. Serves as the policy making body of WISE.

  3. Reviews and provides oversight of the following Committees:

    1. Communications

    2. Curriculum including the Summer Courses Subcommittee

    3. Executive

    4. Finance

    5. Nominating

    6. Special Events

    7. Technology

    8. Groups, i.e. Baseball, Book Club, Non-Fiction Book Club, Class Assistants, Energy, Movie Club, New Member Orientation, Special Interest (Energy and the Environment, Supreme Court) Writing Workshop and others that may be created.

    9. Other Committees that may be appointed in the course of doing business.

  4. Reviews the Metrics and the Dashboard; develops and implements corrective action plans.

  5. Reviews membership trends and approves membership fees.

  6. Serves as spokespersons for the WISE Council and provide feedback to WISE members regarding existing and planned WISE activities.

  7. Provides feedback regarding members and their concerns to the Council.

  8. Participates in specific activities when requested by the President.

  9. Appoints Ad Hoc or Special Committees as needed.

  10. Promotes WISE within the Assumption community and throughout the Greater Worcester community.

  11. Participates in the annual evaluation of the Director and the Office Manager.

  12. Fosters a culture of teamwork, respect, acknowledgement and participation.

Members and Meeting Schedule

No. Name Title Position Term Started Term Expires
1 Tej Maini President WISE 6/2019 5/2022
2 Vice President WISE
3 Donna Crocker Secretary WISE 9/2017 5/2020
4 Sue Tellier Treasurer, Chair Finance 6/2017 5/2021
5 Susan Perschbacher Director WISE Ex Officio
6 Zelda Schwartz Chair Nominating 6/2016 5/2020
7 Cookie Nelson Chair Special Events 6/2016 5/2020
8 Barbara Groves Chair Curriculum 6/2017 5/2021
9 Karl Hakkarainen Chair Technology, Communications 9/2019 5/2021
10 Joyce Abdow-Dowd Member At-Large 6/2018 5/2020
11 Michael Fishbein Member At-Large 6/2018 5/2020
12 Ron Crocker Member At-Large 6/2017 5/2020
13 Cathy Samko Member At-Large 6/2018 5/2020
14 Mariam Cronin Member At-Large 6/2019 5/2021
15 Ginny McNamara Member At-Large 6/2019 5/2021
16 Pat Hertzfeld Member At-Large 9/2017 5/2021

Meeting Schedule

Date From To Location
September 9.11.2019 10:00 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room
November 11.13.2019 10:00 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room
January 1.15.2020 10:00 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room
March 3.11.2020 10:00 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room
May 5.13.2010 10:00 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room
July 6.10.2020 10:00 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room

Document History

Version Approved Notes
1.0 Council: November 13, 2019
 1.0.1   Converted to HTML.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609
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