Celebration 2020 in 2021!

Throughout the summer of 2021, we will be celebrating 100+ years of formal IOKDS presence on the grounds of the renowned Chautauqua Institution. And we invite you to join us! Please bless us with your presence on the grounds, your participation in an event, your contribution to the Memory Book or through a donation.



Chautauqua Scholarship Program Memory Book Project

Tea & Book Presentation
If you were a class member or on staff of the Chautauqua Scholarship Program, we invite you to send a short, written memory of your time. What impact did this experience have on you then? What lasting effect has it had? All submissions will become part of the permanent collection in our IOKDS Museum, and some will be selected in whole or in part, to be printed in our Chautauqua Scholarship 1920-2020 Memory Book. Photos are welcome. Please note that these cannot be returned to you. Act now and send your submissions by email to iokds5@windstream.net.  A special tea and book presentation event will be held for the Chautauqua Scholars Class and all IOKDS members.

Reunion Week – Week 5
While IOKDS members are welcome in our houses throughout many weeks of the summer, priority access to our houses during Week 5 will be for former Chautauqua scholars and staff. IOKDS Houses are available on a first come, first served basis. Book your stay through our on-line booking system, www.iokds.org Vacation in Chautauqua. The Scholar Memory book will be on display in our Benedict House, second floor museum. Book your room now!

IOKDS Heritage Lecture -Week 5
The history of the IOKDS at Chautauqua will be presented through an entertaining lecture held in our IOKDS Chapel. Refreshments will be served. This event will be advertised through The Chautauqua Daily and all are welcome.

Sacred Song Service (to be confirmed)-Week 5
A request has been submitted to the Chautauqua Department of Religion to have the Week 5 Sunday evening Sacred Song Service focus on the IOKDS. We suggested using the hymns of Fanny Crosby, a prolific hymn composer and IOKDS member.

Clergy Renewal Week – Week 6
Clergy will be invited to participate in a small event.

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