Welcome to SCI
We have a significant announcement to make about the future of the Skidaway Community Institute: SCI is merging with The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc. There are many benefits for our members:
- Four distinct semesters of offerings, including summer
- Two campuses -- the current Skidaway Island campus and The Learning Center campus on Bull Street
- Many more unique, non-duplicated programs available at each campus
- Access to other special events, discussion and language groups, garden tours, and a new relaxed social environment at the Bull Street location
- International travel opportunities with corresponding preparatory courses
- A broader circle of friends committed to lifelong learning
- Organizational stability for the future
Some things that will be familiar to our current members in the new organization:
- Offerings on Skidaway Island
- Online email communication
- Offering registration through web-based shopping cart
- Hard copy brochure/newsletter with registration option via US postal mail
- Articles and ads for upcoming events in local publications like The Landings Journal, the Skinnie, and the TWATL
- Allison Smith continuing as the Skidaway Campus Event Manager
- An annual membership fee of $75 per person, renewable on the anniversary date of purchase (the "family membership" will no longer be available)
- High quality, reasonably priced (or free) offerings
A set of "Frequently Asked Questions and Answers" have been developed to explain the merger. You may access them here.
Skidaway Community Institute (SCI) is a public, non-profit corporation
established in late 2005 for the benefit of the Skidaway Island
residents and those in the surrounding communities. SCI has been a convenient way for its members to gain new knowledge or build upon current knowledge. This desirable amenity also presented a forum for people of like interests to meet and interact.
SCI's mission was to provide educational and cultural activities, both
directly and in partnership with other local organizations, to SCI
members and the community. Offerings ranged from a single session to five sessions over a
five week period. While courses were typically held on Skidaway Island
at the Presbyterian Church, many offerings took advantage of the
greater Savannah cultural opportunities and members typically carpooled
to the event.
This website is organized to provide information to all
visitors, to enable non-members to join the new organization, TLC, and to assist members in managing
their accounts and registering for upcoming offerings. An
explanation of the site's organization and function follows:
Mission, and Organization
about the history of the Skidaway Community Institute, the Vision held
by the founders from the outset, the Mission, and the way SCI was
- SCI (now TLC)
Courses and Offerings
- SCI has merged with The Learning Center (TLC) of Senior Citizens, Inc. TCL course leaders are professors, authors and experts in their field. Educational topics include courses and lectures on current events, health, history, language, literature,
nature, psychology, science and many more. Cultural offerings address
architecture, art, film, historic preservation, local tours, and
music. Most TLC-sponsored offerings are for TLC members-only. However, TLC may open their events to non-member participation.
You may use the TLC shopping cart to purchase a membership and register for your courses using a Visa or MasterCard. Click Register Here to review the offerings. Offerings that are available for non-members will be indicated as such.
If you would like to see the offerings that you have registered for, or who will be attending along with you, we have a number of reports that allow you to see your enrollment or enrollees by offering available for your access. This is a great way for you to arrange for a carpool to these offerings with your TLC friends.
a TLC Member or Renew your Membership
membership is open to everyone. An individual membership fee is $75 per year and each membership period extends for one year from the joining date.
You may use the TLC shopping cart to purchase a membership and register for your courses using a Visa or MasterCard. Click Join Here to become a TLC member.
- You may update and manage your personal account profile. You will have to sign in to your account in order to register for TLC offerings. The first time you enter the registration facility, we encourage you go to the Authentication block on the right side of the screen and create a profile. If you had one under SCI, it is still valid.
SCI Website is the primary repository for all Skidaway Community
Institute information and documentation. Use this section for other historical information.
- We welcome your feedback. Use this feature to
communicate with SCI or The Learning Center.
hope you have found the information and services you were looking for
and hope will become an active participant in the The Learning Center!