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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.

In which catalog does your OLLI list its classes?

Posted on October 12th, 2010 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Cathie Sanders, OLLI at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Asks OLLI:

Does your OLLI list its course offerings in their university or continuing education catalogs? Or are OLLI courses listed in an OLLI catalog only?

Are email notifications proving effective and timely for membership renewal?

Posted on October 7th, 2010 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

David R. Newman, OLLI at the University of Oregon, Asks OLLI:

What are your experiences regarding the use of email notification versus sending written notification via U.S. Mail to remind OLLI members that their membership is due to expire? Are email notifications proving effective and timely with membership renewal?