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5 Chautauqua Giants: A way to say ‘I love you’

These Chautauqua speakers are giants, although they are not — yet — represented by Royce Carlton. The Oliver Archives Heritage Lecture Series will present “Five More Giants of Chautauqua” today at 3:30 p.m. in the Hall of Christ.

These speakers are Chautauquans giving tribute to Chautauquans who are greater than they are: GIANTS!

This Archives tribute is in its sixth year, an opportunity for Chautauquans to celebrate and respect ancestors — the Institution’s and their own.

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Another engaging summer planned for CLSC Young Readers

It’s time to crack open a book, turn a page and witness a refreshing dawn for the 2012 CLSC Young Readers program.

Young Readers, entering its 19th year, is under the new leadership of Teresa Adams, assistant director of the Department of Education and Youth Services and director of Special Studies. The program is designed for children ages 10-14.

“We want to give them the overall experience of the characters in the book,” she said.

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Jack Voelker retired in April as director of the Department of Recreation. He will remain in his post as Chautauqua Golf Club general manager. Eric Shea | Staff Photographer

Voelker, a Chautauqua giant, scales back duties in semi-retirement

Anyone who has ever enjoyed the Young Readers program, a show from the Family Entertainment Series or sailing lessons on Chautauqua Lake has felt Jack Voelker’s impact on the Institution.

Voelker led the Department of Recreation for almost 25 years under different titles as the position evolved. His title for the majority of his career at Chautauqua was director of the Department of Recreation and Youth Services.

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Children’s School introduces youth to Chautauqua experience

For children who visit Chautauqua, Children’s School may be the beginning of a lifelong love for the Institution, according to Jack Voelker, director of the Department of Recreation and Youth Services.

“It really is the entry-level experience of the life of the community, because this is how you start getting to be a part of the Chautauqua experience,” Voelker said.

The program, which serves upward of 150 children per week, runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5.

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