President's message: June 28, 2017

The 2016-7 program year is coming to an end, and with it, my term as your President.  It has been a demanding year with numerous challenges as we marked both our 10th Anniversary and the end of our tenure in the Nelson Building. 

OLLI started the year without a liaison to UNR and this required a tremendous effort by your Board in managing OLLI.  Mid-year, UNR and the Osher Foundation brought us an Executive Director and we were most fortunate to welcome Carol Parkhurst, an OLLI member with extensive UNR management experience.  By far our biggest challenge, however, was finding a new building for OLLI.  After looking at and evaluating over 60 buildings, 604 W. Moana has been secured as our new home.  

I believe this coming year will be a new beginning; an evolution as OLLI grows, welcomes new members, and addresses the future. The organizational culture will be different in the new facility and new members bring change.  OLLI will fare well under the leadership of your new President, Lynne Gray. I truly believe that our OLLI will continue to be the star and most successful of all the 119 OLLI’s across the country.  

I want to thank our Board for all their hard work and all of you for your support the last 24 months.  It has been an honor and privilege to lead this organization.  I hope to see you all in some of our sessions this Fall and wish everyone a great summer.
--Ralph Jaeck, OLLI (about-to-be past) President 

TW@O: June 26 - 30

This Week at OLLI:
26 Monday
  • TBD OP: Walkers/Light Hikers
  • TBD OP: Extreme Hikers
27 Tuesday
  • TBD OP: Kayakers
  • 10am: OP: Amazon Tour *PRQ*
  • 1pm OP: Cracker Barrel
29 Thursday
  • TBD OP: Hikers
  • 9am:  Pre-reg for The Generator Tour
30 Friday
  • 12pm R: Movies Worth Watching: Enchanted

TW@O: June 19 - 23

This Week at OLLI:
19 Monday
  • TBD OP: OLLI Walkers/Light Hikers
  • TBD OP: OLLI Extreme Hikers
20 Tuesday
  • TBD OP: OLLI Kayakers
  • 10am OP: Spanish
  • 1pm OP: Cracker Barrel
  • 3pm M: OLLI Board Meeting
21 Wednesday
  • TBD OP: OLLI Bike Riders
22 Thursday
  • TBD OP: OLLI Hikers
23 Friday
  • 12pm R: Movies Worth Watching: The Dish

CANCELLED: Give-away at Nelson on Friday

Please do NOT come to Nelson on Friday June 16 looking for items to take home!!  The give-away of hospitality 'stuff' has been cancelled due to University regulations.  


Our new address will be 604 West Moana Lane, two blocks east of Lakeside Drive. A free parking lot is just across the street on Grant Drive, and the #6 bus stops right on the corner. 
The building will NOT be ready until mid-September, so stay tuned for details about our Fall schedule.

The Events Committee is discarding 'hospitality' stuff that won't be needed in our new location. These items will be available to members on Friday June 16 between 1pm to 3pm at the Nelson Building. Bring large bags or boxes to carry your choices away.  Any questions about what's available? contact Diane Ronsheimer, Events Chairman, 775-827-3545