OLLI Berkeley Connections (also known as OLLIBConnect, or OBC) is an electronic bulletin board. The group is maintained and moderated by OLLI members for OLLI members to connect with each other.

Note: This group is open to current OLLI @Berkeley members. OLLI members may request membership at any time.  New members are invited by the moderator once per term.

Updated: 3/13/2017

Type of Information Appropriate to Share with OLLIBConnect Members:

  • Information and questions of general interest to OLLI members
  • Keep it short—Keep the subject line brief and take lengthy comments off OLLI BConnect with a private reply to the original poster or an offer to meet for further discussion
  • Keep it positive—Refrain from negative or sarcastic comments; respect each other

Basic Instructions

Sending a message

  • To send a new message to all members of OLLIBConnnect, send an email to ollibconnect@googlegroups.com. The prefix [ollibconnect] will automatically be inserted in the subject line.

Replying to a message

  • Click “Reply” if your response is directed to the person who sent the original message
  • Click “Reply to All” if you want your response to go to all OLLIBConnect members
  • Note: "Reply to All" emails not of general interest will be rejected by the Moderators.


  • You do not need to change your regular email account address or password to use OLLIBConnect!
  • You do not need to go to the OLLIBConnect Homepage to send a message.
  • Put ollibconnect@googlegroups.com in your email address book.
  • You must be a member of OLLIBConnect to post messages to other members.
  • Contact Moderators Sue Boyle or Ann Whalley if you wish to become a member or have other concerns.

Examples of subject lines and messages 

  • Follow-up to "How Your Brain Works" Class
    Would anyone taking this class like to meet to discuss topic further? We could start an Interest Circle.
  • OLLI Hiking Club Announcement  
    March 14 hike is at Inspiration Point. Meet at parking lot at 9 am. See below for length of hike, degree of difficulty, driving directions, hike leader, ...
  • Dorothea Lange exhibit at the Oakland Museum
    This exhibit from May 13 to August 13 celebrates the 5oth anniversary of Dorothea Lange's personal archive to the Oakland Museum.
  • Ride needed
    I'm looking for a ride to class in Berkeley on Thursday morning. I live in...

Type of Information NOT Appropriate to Share with OLLIBConnect Members:

  • Information related to buying or selling any item
  • Information about current affairs or politics 
  • Files or photo attachments
  • Personal comments or questions about OLLI (Call OLLI at 510-642-9934)
  • Continuing discussion on a topic of interest to just a few OLLIB Connect members (OLLI BConnect is not a discussion forum.  A private reply to the original poster is often the best response.)

Note: Emails not of general interest or inappropriate for OLLIBConnect will be rejected by the Moderators.