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What measures have you introduced for increasing diversity in your OLLI’s membership?

Posted on June 17th, 2011 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Dee Aguilar, OLLI at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Asks OLLI:

Following up on an Ask OLLI question posted in February (http://usm.maine.edu/olli/national/askolli/?p=192), I would like to know if your OLLI has introduced measures for increasing diversity in your membership.  I am interested in knowing about ideas for increasing diversity in each of the following areas: age, education, ethnicity, geographic location.

Does your OLLI have membership cards?

Posted on June 10th, 2011 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Jennifer Patino, OLLI at California State University, Bakersfield, Asks OLLI:

I am thinking about creating OLLI membership cards for our members. Has any other OLLI done this? As each OLLI is unique, what were your particular considerations when creating your membership cards?

Is your OLLI offering a meteorology or climatology class?

Posted on June 1st, 2011 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Maralie BeLonge, OLLI at the University of New Mexico, Asks OLLI:

Is your OLLI offering a meteorology or climatology class? If so, would you share the course description and/or syllabus? If you would, you can paste the course description in your Ask OLLI reply and/or email a syllabus to kallen@usm.maine.edu.