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“Blow me a kiss from across the room
Say I look nice when I’m not
Touch my hair as you pass my chair
Little things mean a lot
Give me your arm as we cross the street
Call me at six on the dot
A line a day when you’re far away
Little things mean a lot”

Songwriters: Carl Stutz, Edith L Calisch
Sung by Kitty Kallen (1963)

This song made me start gathering my thoughts about OLLI’s dependence on volunteers before I ever saw the columns of our OLLI President and Director. It seems that we are of one mind in this issue. Little things do mean a lot. Volunteers are a critical element in the success of our organization. I think we each feel strongly about the need for volunteers, and are thankful for the work that each does so willingly.
A great number of volunteer positions contribute to the significance of OLLI. There are no lines between the varying responsibilities of volunteers. Each position is intertwined with the work of others. Every little bit means a lot, and plays like an acrobat in a human pyramid. Every position is needed and helps hold up the entire structure. There is no lesser or greater contributor in the pyramid or at OLLI.
This issue of The SUN highlights the co-chairs of the Curriculum Committee, and the juggling they do to coordinate some 70 classes, teachers and classrooms each term. In future issues we will explore the work of other volunteer groups.
“Quality is the result of many small things done well.”
As the song says, “Little things mean a lot.” OLLI is the result of many people doing their volunteer part well. To find out what you can do, contact the OLLI office. There is something for everyone.

Note: Rick gets the “above and beyond award” this issue. He wrote his column while recovering from a nasty motorcycle accident. He still has his right arm in a sling, but managed to finish editing and get the job done!
Thank you Rick and the SUN staff!

The Sun Staff


  • Richard Adams

Associate Editor

  • vacant

Copy Editors

  • Tina Bowman
  • Elizabeth Reinhart
  • Eileen Ringerman
  • Sallie Rodman


  • Ed Dignan
  • Rosalind Hertz
  • Tom Hood
  • Ina Levin
  • Sylvia Manheim
  • Sydelle Pomi
  • Greg Shea
  • Suzanne Walsh
  • Jim Worsham


  • Richard Adams

Graphics - Cartoonists

  • Harold Drab
  • Phil Garcia


  • Rebecca Low
OLLI Governing Council
Name Position
Dr. Barbara White Executive Director
Naida Tushnet President
Len Jacobson Vice President
Karin Covey Treasurer
Mary Meyer Secretary

Wes Peck

Kathy Winkenwerder

Technology Working Group
Patty Worsham Membership Services Working Group

Pat Wrenn

Karen McDonough

Educational Group

Rick Adams
Open position

Communications Group

Michael Gavin Member-at-Large
Vicki O'Toole Member-at-Large
William Fitzpatrick President Emeritus