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Clubs and Committees

Clubs & Activities Committee

Responsibilities include identifying, establishing and coordinating clubs and activities which may be of interest and enjoyment for the OLLI membership. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, at 10:30 AM in room 102D of the UConn Waterbury Campus.

Contact: Nancy Via by email at or Delma Way by email at

Two clubs within the committee are:

OLLI Book Club 

Book Club members invite all active OLLI members to join their discussions. Discussions are held the third Monday of each month, January-November, in Room 102D unless rescheduled for special book readings and discussions.

Contact: Nancy Via by email at

Poetry Coffeehouse

Poetry Coffeehouse meets once a month at John Bale Bookstore & Café, located at 158 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT. They invite you to try it!

Contact: Denise Whelan by email at

Poetry Workshop

The Poetry Workshop is centered around improving our own writing as well as acquiring techniques for critiquing each others’ work and expanding our experience of reading poetry aloud. Prospective members should be comfortable with poetry and email. The Poetry Workshop meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Contact: Harriet Fotter by email at

Travel Committee

Responsibilities include identifying, researching and coordinating all aspects of potential travel activities and travel events which may be of educational interest and enjoyment of the OLLI membership.

For information on OLLI Trips, click here.

Contact: Gen Delkescamp by email at or Ann Rompre at

Newsletter Committee

Responsibilities include gathering announcements and information and writing news stories for inclusion in the OLLI newsletter.  The design and production of the newsletter are accomplished with assistance from the OLLI staff.

Contact: Bob Grady by email at or Nancy Blomstrom at

Membership Committee

Responsibilities include recruiting  new members, devising ways to communicate with current members, disseminating OLLI information and distributing semester brochures.

Contact: Merle Arcovio by email at

OLLI Café Committee

This committee identifies and schedules a series of speakers for OLLI’s lunchtime presentation series.  The series Can include presenters who have taught at OLLI or who are new to OLLI.  Presentations are approximately 45 minutes in length and usually followed by a brief question and answer period.

Contact: Patricia Fahey by email at

Editorial Committee (Voices and Visions)

Responsibilities include assisting in the coordination of all aspects of the publication of “Voices and Visions,” a publication which showcases original writings, art work and photography of the general membership.

Contact: Nancy Whitney by email at

Nominating Committee

With input from the OLLI membership, it is responsible for recommending the slate of officers and members-at-large to the Leadership Council.  An additional responsibility includes recommending members to fill other Leadership Council positions/terms as the need arises and prior to the next scheduled Leadership Council meeting.

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