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In the Spotlight

by Sylvia Manheim

OLLI students were happy to return to classes in the Fall session to
renew friendships, take interesting courses, and add positive structure in their lives. The choice of classes continues to grow. We have diversity in both students and course topics. We are encouraged to grow mentally even as we age. We are offered classes in many forms: from writing memoirs to painting, from jewelry making to Shakespeare. And don’t forget the activity classes like Tai Chi Chih and Yoga on a Chair.
Current Events and other intellectual pursuits stretch the mind while the physical activity classes strengthen our bodies. Of course, we can’t forget the “bottom line,” so we have investing and end-of-life planning classes to help us make or keep fortunes with our portfolios. There is certainly something for everyone. Some of us even became experts on filmmaker Woody Allen.
We had an annual Membership Meeting in October to learn about the “state of OLLI.” The New Member Open House was a good way to learn about OLLI and to meet new friends. Can you believe that we had more than 1,800 members this past year? Volunteers were feted with a luncheon (which occurs every Fall) to celebrate these good folks’ support and participation. A big thank you is owed to all volunteers. 
The OLLI-Days Open House was very pleasant and, as usual, filled with lots of conversation. Naida Tushnet welcomed the crowd, and Barbara White read a “senior version” of “The Night Before Christmas.” The highlight was the opportunity to draw for a large and interesting collection of prizes. Many went home happy!
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The classes at Pine Ave, at the JCC, and on campus are going well. We are sorry that classes held at Leisure World have been cancelled––for now. Hopefully the Golden Rain Foundation will reconsider and allow OLLI to hold classes for Leisure World residents and other OLLI members in the future.
I miss Jack Blecher, our late Editor of The SUN, for the job he did in establishing our “Yellow Book.” Yours truly thanks Rick Adams for taking on the job, who will no doubt make The SUN a Pulitzer Prize quality winning booklet! Thanks also to the many instructors who give their time––we read about them with interest in each issue. A special thanks to Karin Covey and Carl Curtis who spend many hours at the OLLI office and classroom to make OLLI a success.


Did You Know?

by R. Low

Muriel Pendleton and the proficient Recorder class, offered community concerts at three local libraries during the holiday season. They enjoy learning and progressing but their greatest accomplishment is in sharing their talents. Come and join in the fun!