President Kristin Keller welcomed members and guests to the meeting at Palmera Inn and Suites.
All Club Conference will be held March 11 - 13 at the Sonesta here in Hilton Head Island.
Bluffton Rotary Oyster Roast is January 29.  You can purchase tickets online at  
Our club was recognized by District 7770 as being one of the top super five clubs for giving to Polio Plus.  We were #3 by achieving 552% of our Polio giving goal; #3 in total polio giving; and #4 in per capita giving.  Thank you all for your contributions, support and participation in raising funds for polio.  Congratulations on these significant achievements!!
Next Week the speaker will be from Port Royal Sound
Dick Storm reported on his and Sonny Huntley's participation with the Middle School - School Improvement Council.  They voiced their concerns about math and science at the school and the teachers came up with a wish list which included: mentoring programs; "Inspiring Fridays"; and Adopt a Class.  There are opportunities for volunteers to support the school by adopting a class, the cost would be about $1,000.
Sergeant at Arms Suzi Oliver collected Happy $$.  Monies collected go to CART - Coins for Alzheimers Research
Andrea Sisino, OLLI Director was our speaker. 
OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a program of the University of South Carolina for adults age 50 and over.  It's mission is" devoted to providing quality, intellectual/educational opportunities and experiences specifically developed for adults of the Lowcountry who are age 50 and older".  It opens the mind and opens the brain.  Andrea explained how as we age and retire our thinking becomes "small"  Things take on a different value later in life.  OLLI reverses small thinking with learning.  Annual membership is $40 which has many benefits including ability to participate in courses, free pop up lectures, some free summer courses, USCB library membership, etc.  It is a non political program and all will not agree.  There are 125 OLLI programs in the US and all are independent.  In addition to courses, there are trips, music concerts, etc.  The local OLLI shines because of the life experiences of the people who moved to the area.  Volunteers teach classes with diverse expertise from Rocket Science to Brain Surgeon.  There are in person classes as well as Zoom classes.  There are term fees ($15 per course) or Unlimited ($125) allows you to take as many course as you wish through the term.  Visit to find out more about the offerings or register at