How to Become a Member

Want something more this summer? Learn more about our Summer Sampler program by filling out our interest form or calling 727-864-8834.

ASPEC is a unique community for lifelong learning which meets primarily at Lewis House on the Eckerd College campus. We are a member led organization with approximately 300 retired and semi-retired professionals from all walks of life.

ASPEC offers both full time and seasonal memberships. ASPEC has an application process. An initiation fee is required at the time membership begins and annual dues are billed quarterly.

We invite you to come and explore your intellectual horizons in a friendly congenial environment.

Summer Sampler

Are you a curious retired person looking for intellectual stimulation, physical activities and social interaction this summer? If so, the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College invites you (and your partner) to become our guest(s) from June 1 through August 31, or any portion of that time, for just $100.

You may attend our many Interest Groups, which include everything from Tai Chi to a foreign film group, as well as our frequent social events.

Member for a Month

Aren’t sure ASPEC is right for you? Become a “Member for a Month.”

First time ASPEC guests and their significant others are invited to spend four consecutive weeks at ASPEC for $50.

During these four weeks, attend our many Interest Group sessions, all led by ASPEC members, including:

  • Medical Topics for the Layperson
  • Computers
  • Current Events
  • History
  • Religions and Faiths
  • Visual Arts
  • World Classics Literature
  • Science
  • Economics and Prosperity
  • Chair Yoga
  • Tai Chi and more

Social events include weekly wine and cheese socials and a monthly “Evening Out” at a local restaurant. There are two film groups, museum tours, poetry readings and much, much more.