A Place for You... Spring 2021

Cedar Waxwing bird in tree

OLLI | February 4th, 2021

“Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the world.” 

— Rumi

Spring has arrived, and with it brings new OLLI classes and opportunities to connect and learn with other lifelong learners in our region. For 15 years, OLLI at HSU has been a vibrant learning community where folks 50 and better gather together and make new friends. 

Over the course of the past year, OLLI has transitioned to offering all courses and conversations online, so that our members are able to stay connected while remaining safe at home. Continuing the celebration of the 15th anniversary of OLLI at HSU, there is again a variety of $15 courses available to OLLI members only.

The global pandemic brought many changes to our society. One of the challenges for OLLI at HSU has been a drop in membership. OLLI does not receive funding or support from HSU, so it relies on membership fees, donations and course fees to run its lifelong learning institute. 

In the past, a majority of both new and renewing memberships were purchased at OLLI Open House events. Since we are unable to gather together at this time, we would like to encourage lifelong learners to join or renew their $35 annual membership online.

Now more than ever, we extend our deep gratitude to the many members of the Friends of OLLI. These Friends generously share their resources to make it possible for OLLI at HSU to offer scholarship opportunities, Let's Connect conversations on Fridays, captioning services for online classes, and free weekly Brown Bag Lunch Presentations to provide learning for everyone.

OLLI offers the opportunity for Friends of OLLI who contribute $15 per month or more, to have their membership automatically renewed year after year. More information may be found on the OLLI website.

Thank you for being a part of the OLLI at HSU community. You are the light that lights the world.

Sheila Rocker Heppe, Director
& Kim Laney, Program Coordinator