Institute For Learning In Retirement At SaddleBrooke

Welcome To The New ILR Website

Since its formation in 2005, the ILR has grown to over 800 members and 12 or 13 course offerings each semester. Along with this growth have come challenges in managing the member list and class registrations each semester. In order to continue providing the best possible experience for ILR members, and to preserve the sanity of the Registrar and Treasurer, the ILR Board has decided to implement a new computer system. This new website is the portion of the new system visible to members. We sincerely hope that you will find it more convenient and friendly than our old system.

Here are a few tips for navigating the new website:

  • Your login ID is your email address. If you were a member under our old system you will receive an email telling you what your password is for the new system around the middle of August when registration for fall classes is opened. 
  • When you register for a class you will receive an email invoice for the cost of that class. When you pay you will receive an email receipt. If you register and pay in the same session you should find both emails in your inbox. If you are going to register for multiple classes, complete all the registrations before you pay online. That way you will need to fill out the credit card information only once.
  • You cannot register more than one person at a time. You cannot put, for example, John and Jane Smith in the name field and have that count as registration for two people.
  • If a class is full you can register for the waitlist at no cost. When an opening occurs in a full class the Registrar will notify the next person on the waitlist by email. That person will have 24 hours to register for the class. After that the next person on the waitlist will be notified. Please note that to be fair to all ILR members course instructors are NOT authorized to make changes to the course registration list.
  • You can pay by credit card through the same old PayPal interface we have been using. Remember, you DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay by credit card. We prefer payment by credit card because then we don't have to handle checks, but we'll accept a check if you must.
  • You may want to add the following addresses to your contacts list so that ILR messages don't go into your spam folder: admin@sbilr.org and ilr.registrar@gmail.com
  • If you have problems or questions call or email Riley Jackson: rileyvj3@gmail.com, 520-471-6601

What is ILR?

The purpose of the ILR is to provide a broad range of educational opportunities for the residents of SaddleBrooke. No tests, no grades, no papers - just a group of people getting together to learn something new. ILR course leaders are SaddleBrooke residents who have knowledge or expertise in certain areas and a desire to share that knowledge with others. The ILR is member-driven and is dedicated to providing an environment that leads to lively discussion and interaction on topics of interest to its members.

The ILR offers two sessions of courses each year: one in the fall, and one in winter/spring. Courses usually last 5 or 6 weeks, depending on the topic, and meet once a week for 2 hours. This allows ample opportunity for discussion and interaction among the participants. The quality, scope and presentation of each course are directed by the ILR Board of Directors. A wide variety of topics is presented in an attempt to cover many areas of interest to residents.

After paying a one-time membership fee of $25, members can enroll in as many individual courses as are offered, for a very modest fee per course (typically $15) to cover the cost of materials and audio-visual aids.

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