OLLI Board of Volunteer Leaders
OLLI at CCU Board of Volunteer Leaders
We are delighted to announce the creation of the new Board of Volunteer Leaders (BOVL) for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University. Organized in the spring of 2012, the group will contribute to OLLI’s mission “to provide opportunities for older adult noncredit students to achieve intellectual stimulation, as well as cultural and social growth, while fostering a close, lasting and mutually beneficial relationship between the students and the University.” The success of this program is dependent upon the active support and participation of the OLLI Board of Volunteer Leaders, who have a significant role in assisting the Lifelong Learning student body in achieving their objectives.
The initial board membership was filled by invitation and voluntary participation. One- to three-year terms for future rotation and continuity were agreed upon, with voluntary commitments, as follows:
Doris Gleason, Sally Z. Hare, Mike Kohler – 3-year terms; D’Ann O’Donovan, Lisa Rosof, Beth Stedman – 2-year terms; Nancy Davis, Walter Morris – 1-year terms. Two ex-officio members from the University include the Provost Rob Sheehan (or his designee Associate Provost Sallie Clarkson) and the Director Linda Ketron.
BOVL officers include Chair D’Ann O’Donovan, Vice Chair Mike Kohler and Secretary Lisa Rosof, elected for the term May 2012- January 2014. In addition, three standing committees include:
Membership Committee – Chair Mike Kohler, responsible for outreach for new members, membership fee review, speakers bureau to promote OLLI and other tasks as identified;
Nominating Committee – Chair Nancy Davis, responsible for providing a slate of additional members with skills and diversity from the geographic area served;
Program Committee – Chair Sally Z. Hare, responsible for identifying and presenting programs for inclusion in the semester offerings.
We plan to hold “full membership meetings” during Free Week in September and January, with an election in January (when our snowbirds can participate) to add members to the board. Over the last
academic year, more than 3,000 volunteer hours were clocked by instructors, club leaders, ambassadors, excursion drivers, proofers and event hosts. Our OLLI membership for the same period (July 2011-June 2012) reached 2,977 total paid members, with 2,336 unduplicated paid members. The latter is one of the metrics tracked by the Osher Foundation for continued financial support.
We couldn’t do it without you! Whether teaching in the front of the classroom, leading a special interest group, proofreading the fall or spring catalogs, driving a CCU van, assisting students during Free Week, giving a talk to your local homeowners/civic/church/book club, welcoming visitors at senior expos, baking cookies for OLLI hosted special events, or distributing catalogs along the Grand Strand, our OLLI Ambassadors are vital to this operation. If you would like to join one of the groups below, please contact director Linda Ketron, 843-234-3422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLLI’s Special Interest Group Leaders:
Faye Akers, Conway Academy of Gardening I
Bill and Judy Blackburn, Coastal Carolina Travel Club
Barbara Cadwallader, The Gilles Bridge Society
Anne Duncan, Waccamaw Contemporary Book Club
Darlene Eichler, Myrtle Beach Book Club
Dwight Fee, Civics Literacy Club: Issues & Answers
Roy Frost, Conway & Myrtle Beach Green Apples/iPad Clubs
Susan Galante, Conway Book Club
Sheila Griffith, Tablet PC Club
John Hobson, Waccamaw Classic Book Club
Jane Knaub, Coastal Carolina Beading Club
Paul LaFortune, PC Computer Club
Sue Mushock Myers, Robert Hearle and Richard Hull, Waccamaw
Academy of Gardening
Carol Peeples, Conway Academy of Gardening II
Odile Postic, French Conversation Club
Ed Robidoux, Green Apples/Mac Computer Club
Ellen Jampole, “cookie queen” for Conway events
Susan Meyers, organizer of Tea & Poetry
Deloris Roberts, “cookie queen” for Waccamaw events
Josette Sharwell, organizer of the annual French Film Festival
Barnie Slice, OLLI catalog cover designer
Trish Taylor, proofreading
OLLI Ambassadors: Mavis Anderson, Linda Beyer, Roz Breit, Pat Fancher, Ann Kohler, Mike Kohler, Caroline McKee, Dee Pocaro
Excursion Drivers: Lew Aufdemorte, Jim Dankosky, Anita Lampley, Karen Willoughby
Gifts and Donations to OLLI
Financial contributions are greatly appreciated and important to the current and future operations of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University.
The Coastal Educational Foundation-OLLI is an endowment fund whose principal grows over time with contributions and whose annual earnings may be transferred into the general budget for special purchases (e.g., computer upgrades, an OLLI mini-bus) or expenditures (e.g., special projects or events that benefit the membership).
Donations to this account may be in the form of cash, stock or other financial gifts. A line on the registration form indicates your interest in making such a donation.
Contributions may be made anytime or at a special time in honor of a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. An announcement will be sent to the honoree and an acknowledgment will be sent to the donor.
If you would like to discuss a bequest in your will, charitable trust or other planned giving options, please contact the Office of Philanthropy, 843-349-2007 or visit their website at coastal.edu/philanthropy.