Weather is coming!

Looks like we’re in for some snow on Wednesday. Just a reminder – OLLI classes follow the Yavapai College schedule. If the college is closed due to weather, OLLI classes are cancelled. Check the college website,, or the local radio, or call in to the OLLI office – I will change the voice mail if there is any news about campus closures. 

So, if you end up with extra time on your hands this Wednesday – how about considering joining an OLLI SIG or a committee? We’ve added a Chess Special Interest Group, contact Tom Green at 778-1111 or Matt and Roseann Lukaszewski are starting a “Mindfulness Meditation” Special Interest Group. If you are interested, please call them at 830-1189, or email 

Finally, we have some wonderful committees that need your help!! Please consider joining the publicity or membership committees. We have wonderful members serving on these committees, but we can always use additional ideas and helpers!

Membership Committee:  This committee is responsible for new member orientation; conducting membership surveys; and other supportive membership activities. They meet as needed and report to the Governing Council monthly.  Contact Vaughn Delp-Smith: .

Publicity Committee:  They have the task to inform the community about OLLI as a valuable resource, with the help of public announcements, newspaper articles, radio and TV, presentations through a speakers’ bureau available to nonprofit organizations, and other appropriate communications.  Contact Louise Schloss,


GREAT OLLI article in the Daily Courier!

GREAT OLLI article in the Daily Courier!

Wow – this is a really wonderful article in the Courier!  Thanks to Vaughn Delp-Smith for writing such a great piece highlighting what we do, and Louise Schloss for working with the Courier to get it published!. And I am really pleased that we have 8 seats left in the class, so as people call today we can accommodate them!


Hoping everyone had a wonderful New Year! The Spring 1 schedules started arriving in mail boxes yesterday.

You can view our schedule online: CLICK HERE

Looking to fulfill some New Years resolutions? How about joining one of our great Special Interest Groups (SIGS)?

The Book Club SIG will be reading the following: FebruaryLipstick in Afghanistan by Roberta Gately; MarchThis is My Words by Nancy Turner; April: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Call Ginger Carlson 445-1226 if you are interested.

Or what about expanding your taste buds through our International Dining Group? Call Sharon Walsh for more information – 237-9354.

Mark your calendar and join us for the next winter doldrums event – Tuesday at 1 pm in 31-105, enjoy the music of Sondheim with Mel Shutz!

Finally – Our OLLI members have been all over the news – check out our very own Jerry Burress and Bill Cart quoted in the Courier: CLICK HERE FOR THE COURIER ARTICLE.  And Bob Kane and John Mazella were interviewed on the Sandy Moss radio show on Tuesday – CLICK HERE and CHOOSE THE 1-2-13 episode

Prescott OLLI Winter Doldrums!!!!

OLLI students —

Marge Rubin and I invite you to join us for these events during OLLI’s January quiet period.  There is NO registration required, NO contacts with the OLLI office — just come if you’re interested. All expenses to be paid by individuals, and bring a friend if you like.

Reminder emails will be sent just prior to each event.

We hope you had a great holiday period and look forward to joining us for these events:

 Friday January 4 – movie at Harkins in Prescott Valley.  Selection to be made when movie schedule available. Dinner follows at Canton Dragon Chinese restaurant in the entertainment district. (A notice will go out on January 2nd with the details)

 Tuesday January 8 – Mel Shutz presents Sondheim music from 1 to 3 PM in building 31, room 105.

 Saturday January 19 – Play “Harvey” at the Prescott Fine Arts Theater, 2 pm matinee. Dinner follows at Prescott Brewery on Gurley St. across from the Court House.

 Thursday January 24 – Matt Lukaszewski and Technical Committee provide computer and i-Pad information from 9 AM to Noon in building 19 (the college library), room 224

 Monday January 28 – OLLI Spring 1 commences.


Marge Rubin and Bob Kane

OLLI Updates

We are getting ready for the OLLI Holiday Party – 117 members will be enjoying the festivities on Monday December 10th – watch for pictures to follow!

Feedback Friday – have some thoughts or suggestions for OLLI? Have more to say than our evaluation form allows? Please join the Chairs of the Governing Council and the Curriculum Committee on Friday December 14th in the cafeteria during lunch.

Spring 1 Schedules will be in your mailbox the first week in January. On line registration will be available January 3rd. If you don’t have a user name and password, stop by the office and we can help get you set up.

Winter weather is on the way – get connected to the Yavapai College alert system:

The college has an emergency alert system that can notify you about campus closures (for snow) or other emergencies. The message can be sent to your phone via text, or to your email, or both.

Here are the steps to take:

  1. Go to the website:
  2. Click “create an account”
  3. Use the invitation code – olli
  4. Fill out the new account form (remember the username and password)
  5. After you submit the form you will need to verify the email or phone (or both) on the e2campus site in order to start receiving messages