We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings with a wonderful slate of exciting speakers and topics...
December 14, 2018 Meeting
FYI Speaker : Shelley Morse
Director Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of UNCW
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNCW is a university-led and member-supported organization that provides lifelong learning opportunities. OLLI at UNCW focuses on adults aged 50 and older in the southeastern North Carolina region, through educational and experiential programming, connecting the adult and university communities



Shelley L. Morse is the Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). She just completed her 7th year at the organizations helm which serves over 1500 members and offers a diverse curriculum of over 200 + programs and events which engage our community both intellectually and socially.

Previously Shelley had 30+ years of experience in Adult Education managing and directing the development and implementation of credit, noncredit and professional development adult education programs using a variety of learning platforms for the public, healthcare and non-profit sectors.

She loves many outdoor activities in the Southeastern North Carolina and the opportunities Wilmington has to offer in her continued journey as a lifelong learner.


Featured Speaker John Grimes :
Town of Leland Chief of Fire/Rescue/EMS

John is currently the Chief of Fire and Emergency Services of Leland Fire/Rescue in Brunswick County, NC. John served the Board of Directors of the NC State Firemen's Association most recently as its Immediate Past President. He has served as a Past President for the Brunswick County Fire Chief’s Association, past Board member of the Eastern NC Firefighters Association. He has been with Leland since 1989 serving as EMS Chief 1994-1998, Fire Chief 1998-2002 and serves as its first career Chief of Fire and Emergency Services since 2002.

John was instrumental in the merging of Leland Volunteer Fire Department and Leland Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1998. They are now known as Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Inc. John is a member of NFPA, IAFC, and the VCOS. John coached soccer for 12 years including 8 years of High School Men’s Varsity Soccer.