Club OLLI Newsletter
March 8, 2022 | Issue 12
OLLI Begins Experimenting with Recording Classes

Many members have asked about the recording of zoom classes. The first two OLLI instructors to take on this experiment are Joan Griffin and Don Fraser. So far, the response from our members has been overwhelmingly positive. If you would like to add your thoughts, email Terry McAteer, Advisory Board Chair, at
Term 2 OLLI Classes Start March 28th
Time to Register Don't Miss Out!
Zoom Classes:
  • John Parker’s “Deficit Myth” class
  • “Social Media 101” with Susan Rogers
  • Retired Ambassador Steven Browning’s class on “Climate Change”
  • Joan Griffin's "How Did I Not Know That" book discussion on Just Mercy
  • The ever-popular Travel Tuesday talks
  • Fitness and Wellness classes

In-Person Classes:
  • Just Added! Linda Derosier shows the film Just Mercy at the Twelve Bridges Lincoln Library
  • Linda Derosier's film class "Nevertheless She Persisted: Herstory in Film" (Twelve Bridges Lincoln Library)
  • Alex Yarmolyuk's timely class, "Ukraine: Focus at the Crossroads" (Roseville and Grass Valley)
  • Rock out with David Anderson's "Legends of Rock" (Roseville)

Field Trips:
  • Grass Valley Museum, Historic Sonoma, Bridgeport Wildflower Walk, and Fairy Falls Hike.

Search our Spring 2022 Term 2 classes by category/subject
area, as pictured in screenshot from our website (right) or use the search function to narrow down your search. Spring Term 2 runs Monday, March 28th-Wednesday, May 25th.
OLLI's Brown Bag Forum
Sierra College President Willy Duncan Praises OLLI
In case you missed our last newsletter, OLLI's Brown Bag Forum is a new series of online/zoom classes offered FREE to all Members! The February Brown Bag Forum featured Sierra College President Willy Duncan. He is proud that Sierra College is one of only four community colleges in the nation to host an OLLI program (the other 121 are at 4-year universities).

President Duncan described the ways in which Sierra College continues to meet the challenges of the pandemic. OLLI at Sierra College Members expressed their gratitude for the ways that OLLI helped them to continue to learn, grow, and find community over the last two years. Duncan noted the valuable help OLLI Members provided to the Sierra College Student Food Pantry.
OLLI's Next Brown Bag Forum Features...
Congressional District 3 Candidate,
Assemblymember Kiley
Pictured in photo: Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (Congressional District 3 Candidate)
On Friday, March 25th from Noon to 1:00 PM, OLLI instructor, Terry McAteer, will welcome Assemblymember Kevin Kiley to this free OLLI Brown Bag Forum event.

Kiley is a Republican candidate for Congress.
The zoom link for this event is:
Next Month's Brown Bag

On April 14th, our Brown Bag Forum guest will be Dr. Kermit Jones, a Democratic candidate for Congress. We are hoping to have Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, who is the third major candidate running for this open seat, as our guest for May.
  • Genealogy expert Susan Rogers hosts a free monthly Zoom Special Interest Group on Tuesdays (3/15, 4/19 & 5/15 from 2-3 pm) to discuss genealogy research method. For more details, email to join:

  • Joan Griffin is leading an OLLI at Sierra College-only Road Scholar trip to Civil Rights Movement sights throughout the South from April 23rd-30th, 2023. For more details, email Joan at:

  • Terry McAteer is leading an OLLI at Sierra College-only Road Scholar trip to the music cities of Nashville and Memphis from April 30-May 6th, 2023. For more details, email Terry at:

  • Sierra College (at all campus locations) will be closed for Spring Break the week of April 11-15, 2022. We will return to the office on Monday, 4/18.

  • Sierra College announced that effective March 12, 2022, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, regardless of vaccination status, at all Sierra College campuses.