With holiday meals enjoyed and wishes received from family and friends for a Happy 2013, we look forward to spring and a great selection of OLLI classes and activities. Our spring term offerings will provide opportunities to engage our intellectual curiosity, delight our creative spirit, explore exciting ideas and build new friendships. We feel this is what OLLI is all about; we believe in the positive transformative aspects of lifelong learning.
We are looking forward to seeing you (and bring your friends, too!) at the January 8, 2013, Showcase of Classes. It’s a great preview of OLLI’s exciting and rewarding opportunities for the upcoming term.
In November, we attended the OLLI National Conference in Colorado Springs. It was an uplifting and inspirational gathering of directors and board members, who shared a wealth of ideas – from lecture and class topics to interest groups and programming for those who want to become members but are still working.
The large and small ways all of us participate in our OLLI organization provide the nourishment for our program to flourish and remain vibrant. Through our imaginations, ideas turn into action, and we invite your thoughts and ideas to help us generate bigger and better ideas.
On Tuesday, February 12, we will hold a membership meeting designed to answer any questions you may have about OLLI. More information, including how to submit questions in advance, will be provided.
Since we are an organization that is member-driven through our Member Board, volunteerism is key to our program. As the coach always says, there is no “i” in team, and that is never more true than here on our OLLI team. We cannot manage the planning and execution of all of the many activities and duties, which is why we are grateful for all our wonderful volunteers who offer their time and expertise to plan all of our extracurricular activities and work in a wide range of roles to provide essential service and support.
And, lastly, Swing into Spring, the OLLI at FSU annual fundraiser to benefit the OLLI Scholarship Fund is going to be a fun-filled evening of dance, live music, and tons of delectable foods. The date is Saturday, April 13th with Capital Health Plan being our generous sponsor of this event. We hope you will purchase a ticket and come with your dancing shoes on! Spread the word!
Wishing all of you a happy and safe holiday season. See you in the New Year!
Debra Herman, OLLI at FSU Director
Marlene Hanna, Member Board President