LOST SCARF & EYEGLASSES (Pittsburgh Bus Trip):

One of our members lost a rust-brown, plaid, wool woman’s scarf;
it was dropped while getting off the bus or when picking up luggage
when the bus returned from Pittsburgh.

Also lost during the trip was a pair of prescription eyeglasses.

If you found either of these items, or know who did, please contact
—-John Ricca,  717-352-8996, 

Thanks for your cooperation.


10:30 AM  Thursday, April 26  in the Science Center.
–  Director’s Comments
–  Approve Minutes of the Previous Members Meeting
–  Vote to Elect / Reelect Executive Committee Officers
–  Vote to Approve Amended By-Laws


Thursday, April 26 at Noon (after the members meeting)
at the Copper Kettle Restaurant (1049 Lincoln Way East)

Contact Pat Chickering, 717-264-7140.


The IRP Spring 2018 semester will end on Thursday, April 26.

We are in the eighth and final week of this semester.

We have closed enrollment.
Our final enrollment count for the Spring semester was 388.


The Fall 2018 semester will begin on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
and will end on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

We have 118 members already enrolled.
We are currently accepting enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester.
The enrollment form is available for download on the Enrollment page of this website.

We have no plans to alter the location of our lecture meetings at Wilson College for the Fall 2018 semester.
In looking to the future, we are exploring alternative venues, but we hope to remain at Wilson College through the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

We will begin to announce lecture titles and trip destinations
at the end of this semester.

Due to the snow storm on March 21, Bus Trip # 1 to York, PA
was cancelled.  If the trip to York is rescheduled for the Fall,
we will post an announcement.

The lecture titled McNeill’s Rangers in the Gettysburg Campaign
is being scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

The lecture titled Southern Oasis at Gettysburg
is being scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2018.



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

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

On Tuesday, January 30, we sent an email with attachments to
—-each person on the IRP email distribution list.

If you are on the IRP email list and did not receive attachments by email,
—-please check your spam or junk-mail folder.

If the IRP email has not been received, 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:


Parking at Wilson College remains limited.

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

A new document (directions and roadmaps to/of Scotland Campus and the Wilson College campus), which has been simplified for IRP members, is available on the About IRP page of this website.


The facility has more parking area than available at Wilson College, and most parking areas have a shorter walk than parking at the Hankey Center.  Most parking areas are not line-marked for individual spaces; when parking, please conserve space and do not block other parked vehicles.

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

A new document (directions and roadmaps to/of Scotland Campus and 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.

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.

Scotland Campus.
Please do not bring food or drink into the Auditorium.
Please park only in the places shown on the Scotland Campus map.

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


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