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 Issue #3                                                                            December 2012

Welcome to the December ALL Newsletter. 


First a few tech updates: We're pleased to report that you can now view past issues of our newsletter on our website at, in November CBMM changed and upgraded its email server. Unfortunately, during the process all of our e-mails were lost. If you tried to reach us and did not receive a reply, please retry. We want to respond to your feedback and suggestions. 


As we wrap up 2012, we're opening up our 2013 Winter catalogs and exploring the fine options for ALL's next session. (You should have received your catalog by now.) Nine of the nineteen programs, lectures, and outings this winter will kick off in January. We hope that you are filling your calendar with ALL programs and that you will join us for our Winter Social next month (see details below).  


All of us at ALL thank you for your support, participation, and passion for learning this past year. We are truly fortunate to be part of such an interesting -- and interested -- community.  We wish you light, laughter, and love throughout this joyous season! 
Ann DeMart
Marketing Committee

In this issue:
Member Spotlight: Wilson Wyatt, Jr. 
ALL Welcomes New Instructor
Invitation to the Winter Social in January  
Member Spotlight: Wilson Wyatt, Jr. 
Wilson Wyatt, Jr.
Wilson Wyatt, Jr.
The photograph, "Cardinal in Winter", that graces the cover of our Winter 2013 catalog is by Wilson Wyatt, Jr.

A longtime ALL member who currently serves on the Executive Committee, Wilson has contributed both his leadership and his talent to our organization for years. 
This spring, Wilson will team with Bob Lippson for a how-to course, "Digital Photography for Beginners", that will cover forms of digital photography from point-and-shoot cameras to iPhones. Previously, Wilson interviewed U.S. Senator Birch Bayh in ALL's "Distinguished Residents of the Eastern Shore Series," in a discussion of landmark civil rights legislation spearheaded by the Senator.


Winter CatalogA resident of Bozman, Wilson is a published nature photographer and writer. His work has been exhibited in locally and in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the author of YOSEMITE-Catching the Light (2011) and a forthcoming book of photography, CHESAPEAKE VIEWS-Catching the Light. Wilson was a journalist at the Courier-Journal in Kentucky, and later the head of corporate communications for The Travelers Insurance Companies, PNC Bank Corp., and the U.S. companies of B.A.T Industries. Active in the regional writing community, he is Executive Editor of The Delmarva Review. He also writes a blog: Writing & Photography - the Art of Words and Images, (


Wilson was an invaluable member of the team that created ALL's new look. In addition to the photograph on the cover, Wilson's work is featured inside the new brochure and on many of our press releases and branding images. He also took the beautiful shot of the Museum that appears on the Newsletter's banner. We thank him for all he does to enrich our organization!



ALL Welcomes New Instructor Judy Shepard


A new instructor, Judy Shepard, will be leading a course entitled "The Hidden Story". The course is designed for individuals who possess a fairly large amount of family documents such as diaries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc., and who would like to weave them into a cohesive story about the family member or branch of the family to whom the memorabilia relates. 


The course will be an interactive one; participants will evaluate the documents with a view to adding to them from a variety of sources. Other topics will include determining a focus, scope, and readership for the finished product and supplementing the memorabilia with research background material.


Finally, class members will explore methods of formatting the result for either printing or self-publishing while covering the basics of the latter. The course is not a genealogy course, a writing class, a research course although genealogy, writing, and research all have their roles in it. The object is to help participants get started on compiling and supplementing their family papers so that they can share them with both contemporaries and future generations. The course aims to provide that impetus with the class members' collective brains facilitating the process.


Judy holds a degree in English from Rivier College in NewHampshire. In her professional life, she was the editor of regional parenting magazines in Ohio. An amateur family historian, Judy has gathered family diaries, correspondence, newspaper articles and other documents over the years. With supplemental research, she incorporated this memorabilia into a self-published book that celebrates the men, women, and events that figured in the history of her father's

family from 1900 to 2000.


Judy Shepard (front row, second from right) shares her book
about her father's family with her cousins in England





Invitation to the Winter Social



Join Us! 






Monday, January 7, 4pm-6pm


in the Van Lennep Auditorium, CBMM campus


Learn about ALL's upcoming courses and events.

Meet old friends and make new ones.

Enjoy a glass of wine and a nibble!


Bring a friend

Everyone is welcome!


To register, or to learn more about ALL programs, please call the Academy for Lifelong Learning at the CBMM at 410-745-2916 or download the 2013 Winter course catalog online.

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