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virtual October 2020 annual meeting


In order to satisfy our CCAL By-laws and the NYS requirements for non-profit organizations, our Board of Directors has agreed that our Annual CCAL Meeting scheduled for Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm, will be held via Zoom.

All members will receive packets via the postal service which will include the following:
a) The Agenda for the CCAL Annual Meeting for 2020
b) The minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting
c) The proposed 2021 CCAL budget
d) The Treasurer’s report through August 2020
e) The slate of CCAL officers for 2021 from our Nominating Committee
f) The CCAL Manager’s Report
g) A list of current CCAL officers and committee members
h) General instructions for using ZOOM
i) A 2021 membership form
j) Mail-In Ballot for those wishing to mail in vote

If you have any questions about the documents above, please contact President, Bob Parmerter or a Board member before the meeting (see list of 2020 Board and Committee members enclosed).

The internet invitation link to join the ZOOM meeting, will be emailed to all members on Oct 21. Any questions about using Zoom should be directed to the office at (607) 441-7370 or

The packet will be mailed on September 15. Please look for your packet to arrive after that date.

Thank you,
Bob Parmerter, CCAL President




Classes cancelled until Sept 1, 2020

Spring and Summer 2020 classes cancelled

CCAL Members & Facilitators,
Our CCAL Board has considered the many aspects of this extraordinary situation and has unanimously decided to cancel our CCAL classes until September 1, the beginning of our Fall catalog session. The deadline for registration for the Fall classes remains July 15, 2020.
The CCAL office is now closed and arrangements have been made that allow Teri and Arlana, our office staff, to work from home. Email contact is preferred during this time. If you wish to call the CCAL office number, the CCAL phone line has been forwarded to Teri’s home phone where you can leave a message and she will return your call
Let’s all stay safe.
Bob Parmerter,  President

March 2020 Spring Meeting & March classes cancelled


Dear CCAL Members and Facilitators,

In light of the average age of our members, and the advice provided by the CDC, AARP, other advisory groups, and the return to campus this weekend of 5,400 SUNY students, your Board of Directors, has voted that it’s prudent for us to cancel the Spring Meeting scheduled for this Sunday March 15, 2020 at the Otsego Grille, Morris Hall, SUNY. 

The Summer/Fall 2020 Catalogs will be mailed to members.

Secondly, the Board has also voted that the remaining five March 2020 CCAL classes (one meets 3 times), will be canceled. Members will be kept apprised of any rescheduling.

Please know that we are taking these actions with the health and well being of all of our members in mind.


Bob Parmerter, President