The Spring 2019 semester began on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, and will end on April 25.

The schedule and synopses are available for download on the appropriate pages of this website.



Sign-up began on Thursday, March 28.   Spaces are filled.

The IRP Anniversary Dinner will be held 5:00 to 9:00 PM
   on Monday evening, April 22 at the Chestnut Landing Restaurant,
   1500 Northfield Drive, Chambersburg.

Details are in the synopsis.


Bus Trip 4,  Spirit of Philadelphia,  has an added feature:
   After the River Cruise with Lunch, there will be a choice between
   Elferth’s Alley Walking Tour  or  a Visit to the US Mint.

Details are in the synopsis.

IRP MEMBERS MEETING:  10:30 AM  Thursday April 25 

Members vote to approve revised IRP By-Laws.

The Revision adds a new paragraph (11.L) to establish an Archives Committee.

The proposed revised by-laws have been sent to all current IRP members who have email. 



We have stopped accepting enrollment for the Spring semester.

The enrollment form for the Fall 2019 semester is now available for download on the Enrollment page of this website.

Enrollment for one semester is $25 for one person, or $40 per couple, which covers attendance at any or all of the 39 lectures.  It does not include the cost for bus trips or special events.

As of April 12, we have 391 members enrolled for the Spring semester, and 132 of them are already enrolled for the Fall semester.  Our average attendance this semester is 91.

Last semester we had 398 members enrolled, and the average attendance at IRP lectures was 82.

We do not accept payment for enrollment in future calendar years.


In looking to the future, we are exploring alternative venues, but we hope to remain at Wilson College in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.



Any computer capable of receiving and downloading IRP attachments
should be able to download IRP documents from this website.

Last year, we experienced IRP messages sent to multiple addressees with attachments being blocked by some email servers, and some other recipients’ computers putting these messages into SPAM or JUNK-Mail folders.

If you are on the IRP email list and you do not receive expected IRP emails, please check your spam or junk-mail folder.

If IRP emails are not reaching your computer, or if you have any questions, please call John Ricca, 717-352-8996.

Thanks for your cooperation.

NOTE:  Most members’ computers will not print from email attachments.  For almost all members, it will print correctly if the attachment is first downloaded to the computer (Documents or My Documents folder), then opened from within the Documents folder and printed from the computer without the interference of the email program.


In keeping with our policy of cooperation with Wilson College, we will include information about Wilson College Common Hour lectures in the IRP weekly bulletins – unless they conflict with IRP scheduled lectures.  Additional information about Common Hour lectures can be seen at:


There is a major construction project ongoing on the west side (Conococheague side) of the Science Center.

Parking at Wilson College will remain very limited, probably through the Spring 2019 semester.

We encourage IRP members to car-pool as much as possible.

Directions and roadmaps to/of the Wilson College campus, which has been simplified for IRP members, is available on the About IRP page of this website.



Please turn in any found personal property to
John Ricca, 717-352-8996.

Persons who have lost personal property should contact
John Ricca, 717-352-8996.



IRP sessions will not meet if Chambersburg schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather or other emergencies.

Call 717-261-5680 for updates.


The IRP does NOT sell or share personal information (address, phone number, email, etc. of members or volunteer speakers) with other persons or organizations.


Members may pick up a schedule or synopses at any lecture.

Wilson College.
Please do not smoke anywhere on the Wilson College campus.
Members may purchase lunch in the Wilson College cafeteria.
Please do not bring food or drink into the Science Center Auditorium.
Please park only in the places shown on the Wilson College map.

Questions??   Complaints??   Compliments??
Please call John Ricca: 717-352-8996


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