The summer flew by just like a jet plane and at this writing fall is in the air. Hopefully all OLLI members enjoyed a good summer with friends and family in exciting adventures.
It appears that our office staff all won vacation lotteries beginning with Becky Low, who traveled to Ireland with a friend, Karin Covey went to Portland, Oregon, Liz Lopez flew to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Grace Blankenship had high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, Canada. To top this all off , Renee Simon and Jack Blecher went on a cruise to Alaska. More news in the next issue about Carl Schiermeyer and the RAIL TRAVEL class excursion to Arizona!
Some other tidbits of information are that Alan Rosen and Fred Masbeck took ten OLLI classes each this summer. Bonnie and Con Rader celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 19th. (Con directed our computer lab for many years and retired to Fullerton two years ago.) Lee Freilich, an early member of OLLI, moved to Fullerton to be closer to her children. Alice Lemon, who taught STORYTELLING at Leisure World, noticed a great storyteller in her class named David Urstein and she encouraged him to enter the storytelling competition at the Long Beach Playhouse. He did so and won 1st place and $100 dollars as Congratulations to David!
On October 17th, we were honored to have the new CSULB president, Dr. Jane Close Conoley visit OLLI. Yours truly worked with Judy Mednick for over 10 years on the SUN. I miss her wisdom and
constructive criticism of my articles.
Have a great semester and meet lots of new friends!
Mark Sepulveda, a surprise guest in Les Mittleman’s “Caruso” class, won the admiration of the entire classroom this summer. At age 21, he is not only an excellent singer, but also an authority on everything related to opera. On his more than 100-year-old hand-wound record player, we heard the gems of Caruso’s recorded voice.
Carl Curtis made the
for OLLI fall classes will occur
in our classroom on Saturday,
August 30th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.” At 8:31, the lobby was packed with more than 100 students eager to register for their choice of classes, computer or regular, and by 11:30 that morning, 235 registrations were recorded. Choices!
These registrants could have been
home watching sports on TV!