From the Office


ILR program announcements of immediate interest follow.

Last Quarter New Memberships *roll over* into 2019

According to ILR policy, all new applicants who join ILR in the months of March, April or May, will have their memberships extended into the upcoming membership year, which begins June 1. Your membership will be active through May 31, 2019. 

Any applications we receive for membership at this time will be held for March 1 processing for the benefit of the incoming member.

Great Decisions

The 2018 Great Decisions Briefing Book is out of stock at the local Great Decisions program office on Granby in Norfolk. The website has the book in stock. For some reason, the book is not offered as an E-book this year. Please order the book directly from Foreign Policy Association's website for $30. Delivery takes about 1 week so order now.

Great Decisions Program Website

Annual Meeting

The ILR Annual Membership Luncheon and Business Meeting will be held Friday, March 23rd at Westminster-Canterbury, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach. The mailing contains all registration details.

Please return your reservation and payment by the close of business March 16th.

In addition to the election of officers, members in attendance will vote to approve the newly-amended bylaws.  

Please review the 2018 officer candidate biographies and the 2018 Bylaws.

 2018-2020 Scholarship Program

ILR will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2020 ODU Institute for Learning in Retirement Graduate Scholarship beginning January 1, 2018. Applications received by  May 31 will be considered and an award will be announced by June 30. Learn more about our scholarship and the application process.

Cancelled Programs

  • Jan 08: Boulder Bodies

  • Jan 23: Cetaceans of the Virginia Coast

  • Feb 01: Perceptions of an Irishman Abroad

  • Feb 20: Russia Today & Boulder Bodies


Closed Programs

The following classes are full and closed

  • Feb 07: The Amazing Life of Abraham Lincoln


Are you looking for our Current Schedule?

Click the "Schedule" tab above. You will find:

  • 2018 Winter Schedule

  • 2018 Winter Trips

  • 2018 Winter Registration form(s)

  • List of Closed/Full/Canceled classes and activities


First Friday Walk

The next First Friday Walk is scheduled for March 2. Ice and snow cancel. 

Dave and Judy are continuing the First Friday Walk with walks planned for January 5, February 2, and March 2. If ODU is open and it is not icy, that is 10 AM temperature forecast to be above 40F, we will gather at 10 AM to walk the Cape Henry Shores neighborhood streets. The area is well sheltered resulting in a pleasant walking experience on sunny winter days. Join us. Dogs, bring them if you have them.


ILR standing committees and project teams do all of the work to bring programs to our members. We have the following committee openings

Webmaster's assistant: a second person able to maintain our website's WordPress content management system and domain registration.

Website Editor: A good writer and editor able to create and maintain WordPress content using the built in editors.

You can learn more at Volunteers Wanted 

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