Tuesday, August 6, 2019

SLE Committee Volunteers:
Some Working Every Day in
Preparation for Thursday's Opening

Silver Lake Experience (SLE) 2019 is less than 48 hours away and the busy bees of the committee are working long and hard in making every effort that this year's biennial event will be the best so far. The same basic committee has been successfully working together for the last six years in perfecting SLE's mini-Chautauqua experience. Each SLE takes two year's of preparations followed by three-and-one-half eight-hour days of work plus "overtime" during the event itself! It's all volunteer by the committee and other volunteer helpers.

Registration continues and adjustments are constantly being made to accommodate fluctuations in registrant's last minute preferences. Twenty workshops have filled to the maximum and have been closed to further registration. A few workshops have been eliminated because of a lack of registration. The earlier you register, the greater the chance you will be able to get your first choices. Register online now:  www.silverlakeexperience.org.

A highlight of this year's SLE is that more outdoor opportunities will be provided including time spent along the lake shore of the Institute (SLI) grounds and the Asbury grounds. An option will be available to take your provided lunch out to the lake shore areas to enjoy. Some cottagers along the shore will provide additional options for enjoying your lunch along the SLI Greenway located between the lake shore and Lakeview Avenue. The tent in Burt Park will provide an outdoor atmosphere for the workshops located there and for the two Buffalo Zoo presentations with their live animal visitors.

What methodology is used when the committee seeks to make improvements in the program, and when choosing to add or eliminate certain topic areas? The answer is a simple, "It's you!" Your evaluation forms are studied in detail following each four-day SLE. Please do not consider your half-sheet evaluation form as a nuisance. It is far from it. It is a very valuable tool for us in our strategic planning for the next SLE. This will be our third Silver Lake Experience--2015, 2017, and 2019. Help us make 2021 even better by taking your evaluation forms seriously.

See you Thursday at Epworth Hall Welcome Center!

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