Welcome Letter - Fall 2019

Read the Fall 2019 welcome letter from Lisa Barton, Director, and Bill Furtwangler, Leadership Council President. The letter highlights OLLI's Fall 2019 offerings, changes to the size and format of the print Catalog, changes to OLLI fees, the important roles that volunteers play at OLLI, and invites you to attend the Fall 2019 Kickoff on September 4th from 10 a.m. to noon at Washtenaw Community College (pdf).

August 2019

Hello OLLI-UM Friends!

Welcome to the OLLI-UM Fall 2019 Catalog! We are pleased to introduce our new, larger format and updated design. We believe it will be easier to find current offerings on programs, special events, and opportunities to get involved.

We are very excited about our fall programs! We’re back with our outstanding selection of lectures, study groups, out-of-town trips, and Evenings with OLLI (formerly After 5) programs. We are also offering our second OLLI Reads and several other new events, including OLLI’s first “Exit Interview” with retiring UM Associate Vice President for human Resources Laurita Thomas. Please check out all of our Special Events on pages 16 - 20 of the catalog.

We hope you will join us at the Fall 2019 Kickoff on September 4 at 10 am-Noon at Washtenaw Community College (pdf). You’ll learn more about what’s new at OLLI-UM, visit with friends, and enjoy refreshments. Our guest speaker will be Alfreda Rooks, Director of UM’s Community Health Services, who will speak on OLLI’s New Vision – Implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and what this means to OLLI members.

Volunteers play a vital role in everything we do at OLLI-UM. We hope you will consider getting involved…serve on a committee, help in the office, greet people at lectures, or plan an event. You can decide how much time you’d like to give!

This fall, you will notice that the OLLI-UM membership fee and program prices have increased slightly. This is OLLI-UM’s first price increase in eight years. This will help us to support the needs of our growing, more complex program and increase the number of scholarships and outreach to the community.

Please let us know if you have any questions as we begin another great year at OLLI.

Hope to see you soon!