Congratulations to the Center for Learning in Retirement at Rock Valley
College in Illinois. 2008 is their 15th Anniversary year and big plans
are being made to celebrate the happy occasion.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of S. Maine
in Portland celebrated its 10th Anniversary last fall. Some 300 of the
OLLI faithful turned out for the morning and early afternoon program
that marked the festivities. It was a time to celebrate and take a look
back at OLLI’s history since the first class was held in the fall
Special tributes were paid to the founders, University administrators,
and volunteers who helped make OLLI the program it is today.
The complementary fish “chowdah” lunch commemorated the
famous one served at the 1997 organizational meeting (150 expected,
500 showed up, thus the “chowdah” was well milked.) Some
320 places were set this time and no diluting was needed.
During the day’s festivities the OLLI Singers, Sixth Age Puppet
Opera Company, the Senior Players and the OLLI Writing Workshop showed
their well-appreciated talents. Congratulations, OLLI!