Travel Club – Learning As A Lifestyle

By: Wanda Campbell
The Center for Lifelong Learning is starting a Travel Club. To be a member you are required to attend at least two meetings a year and to keep your contact information up-to-date as long as you are a member. There is no fee for membership.

The Travel Club will meet three times a year to plan trips. You do not have to go on a trip; we will have a slide show of the tours at the next meeting. Travel Club members will get $10 off every local trip scheduled.

The first meeting of the Travel Club will be Monday, December 4, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Center for Lifelong Learning. The meeting will be in the mezzanine upstairs. Refreshments are available.

Travel Club membership is from January-December 2018. Plan to attend and bring your friend.

Don’t forget the deadline for going to the Gaylord’s Opryland Resort Trip on Friday, December 1 is November 20. You still have time to sign up; there are four spaces left. The fee ($75/person) includes transportation, lunch and a ride through the 12 days of Christmas.

If you like to travel overseas, I hope you will join me for a trip to Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights, October 13-19, 2018. The “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. We will spend time seeing glaciers, volcanoes, Folk Art Museum, turf built homes, and floating icebergs. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Call Trish DiLullo at 256-233-8184 for more information.

The Center for Lifelong Learning is also looking for volunteers who might be interested in developing a Lifelong Learning Institute. The institute would include members, ages 50 and up, who are interested in continuing their learning and perhaps teaching a course based on their hobby or special interest. Those who might be interested should call me at 256-233-8262. If we can get enough volunteers, we can get the institute started.

We will have many new classes for 2018 that you might consider. If you are interested in what is happening in the world, you will enjoy Dessert and Discussion – Great Decisions. The discussion group will talk about several different topics – The Future of Europe; Trades, Jobs, and Politics; Conflict in the South China Sea; and Nuclear Security: The Enduring Challenge of Nuclear Weapons. Watch for more about that in our catalog.

We will also be bringing back a favorite – Caring for Older Adults Series. This time the classes will focus on Dementia/Alzheimer’s; Social Security, Estate Planning, and Medicare Rules. Watch for more about Caring for Older Adults in our catalog.

If you are not on our catalog list, you can always LIKE us on Facebook – Center for Lifelong Learning at Athens State University. We announce all our courses on this platform regularly. We are also on Instagram and Twitter and you can follow us at #CLL@ASU. Our winter/spring courses will start showing up on our website – – by December 1. You can check out the courses and register at the same time.

If you don’t like doing web registration, you can always call us. Call us at 256-233-8260, Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Never Stop Learning.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262