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Does your OLLI have a travel program for members?

Posted on March 20th, 2013 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Abbie Lawrence-Jacobson, OLLI at the University of Michigan, Asks OLLI:

Does your OLLI have a travel program for members?  If so, who plans it – Volunteers? Contractors (such as a travel agency)?  Other?

Travel partnerships and your OLLI

Posted on December 10th, 2012 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Andrea Sisino, OLLI at University of South Carolina Beaufort, Asks OLLI:

Does your OLLI partner with Road Scholar or Institute of Shipboard Learning?

How do you define a special event versus a course?

Posted on January 27th, 2012 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Dee Aguilar, OLLI at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, asks OLLI:

How do you define a special event versus a course? We are seeking clarification on the distinction between a special event and a course and would like input from other OLLIs.

What is your OLLI’s experience with overnight excursions?

Posted on October 21st, 2010 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Elena Marciano, OLLI at the University of the Pacific, Asks OLLI:

Does your OLLI offer overnight excursions? If so, were they successful? Did they break even? Is your OLLI planning additional overnight trips? Where are some of the places you have visited? What feedback did you receive from your members? Please share your experience.

Request for advice on ride-sharing programs

Posted on September 24th, 2009 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Patricia Berlowe, OLLI at Yavapai College Asks OLLI:
Yavapai College’s Prescott Campus OLLI is looking into the possibility of setting up a ride-sharing program to assist non-mobile OLLI members to attend classes.  Please let us know if you have set up such a system, are considering one, have tried one and closed it down, and if you would be willing to share your learnings.  Also, please advise if you have identified any software that could support a matching process.