New Adventures to Enjoy
Greetings to all our LLI members!
The Fall semester has started, and I’m hoping you have been able to choose a full line of classes to attend and new adventures to enjoy! My name is Julia Wallace, and I am the current LLI president. I was the former provost at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay under Chancellor Tom Harden, so I know the university well. I retired in 2017 after stepping down from being provost and teaching courses in the psychology department. I am a relative newcomer to Wisconsin arriving from Michigan in 2009. Originally from Albany, New York, I have lived in the Midwest for most of my professional career. I am a life-long learner.
LLI, as all learning institutions, has had a difficult couple of years with limited face-to-face classes and masking mandates. We are still recovering from our Covid time – but recovery is going well, albeit not as quickly as we would like. But we learned a lot during our Covid isolation, including the use of Zoom technologies which now provide our members with a new option during those cold Green Bay winters – and an option for members who choose to escape Green Bay during the cold season.
And as Susan Pike retired last May we welcomed a new ‘director,' Heidi Jahnke. She is off to a running start, and we hope you will make an effort to introduce yourself to her sometime this coming year. We certainly thank Susan for all her good work seeing us through the last few years, and we thank Fred Delie for his leadership during that time as well. Susan remains a member of LLI and is serving on the curriculum committee.
Our membership is not yet up to our pre-Covid levels, and we could use your help. Remember LLI is a volunteer organization. If any of you have suggestions on how we can market ourselves to the greater Green Bay community as well as to Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, we look forward to hearing from you.
If you just want to meet us, join us every 4th Wednesday at the Bay Family Restaurant (1301 S. Military Ave.) for a Dutch treat breakfast. And of course, we want to see you at our Fall Social on September 28th! Watch for more details.
Julia Wallace, President