Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide educational programs for group study on topics selected by and for the membership.

Goals

LIFE@UCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit equal opportunity organization, a community educational program for people of retirement age in the Central Florida area who thirst for continued learning.

Programs

There are a variety of topics in a relaxed learning environment. Course presenters include faculty and staff from UCF, other area institutions and the Community.

LIFE at UCF Organization Status

LIFE at UCF, Inc. is a Florida State Charity with tax exemption registration number CH48018.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

LIFE at UCF, Inc. is an approved 501(c)(3) Organization Non-profit organization with the IRS.

LIFE at UCF, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) Organization Non-profit organization for the State of Florida.

CURRENT NEWS

NEW member registration Deadline Extended
The deadline for new member registration has been extended until June 28, 2016. New members are notified by email when they are eligible. Be sure to check your SPAM folders for this message if you are are the LIFE waiting list. The deadline has been extended because the membership quota of 600 has not yet been reached.

UCF MEDICAL SCHOOL IS OFFERING SPECIAL HEALTH RELATED CLASSES THIS SUMMER
The College of Medicine (COM) is offering classes on Medically related conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions and others, to begin June 3 and continue through June 17, July 15 & 29. More details on the exact curriculum and times will be sent out to all members via email.

LIFE EMAILS WILL NOW BE SENT THROUGH a SPAM PROTECTION SERVICE
Because of limits placed on large numbers of outgoing emails, LIFE must use a Spam protection service (Mailchimp) to send out our emails to the membership. You should have already received an email advising you of this change. Some members have already questioned the change in the sender address information. You will also note at the end of all LIFE emails a link that allows you to unsubscribe to the service. If you inadvertently unsubscribed and wish to receive LIFE information email you can reapply by sending an email to LIFE@ucf.edu. However this process takes special communication to mailchimp and is not guaranteed.

LIFE Starting a Summer Lecture Program
The LIFE Board has authorized a summer lecture series. Class Schedule Information including time and location is located under the CLASS SCHEDULE tab, and will be sent out to all members via email when the schedule has been finalized.

Election of Board Members
An election of board members was held at our annual meeting held on our last day of class April 19th. The membership elected the following members to a 3 year term:
Returning members: Lee Cross, Aaron Liberman, Timothy Matthews, and Jack McGuire.
New members: Paul Enchelmayer and Marie Ruckstuhl.
Members are reminded that all board members are volunteers. Most also chair important committees or serve in other special assistant positions. LIFE is only as good as our volunteers. Next time you see one, thank them for their efforts.

NEW Web Based LIFE Program Evaluation Established
The Curriculum committee needs member feedback on the programs provided each week. This is now easily done from the LIFE Web Site. On the home page Click on the Speaker Evaluation Form TAB. There you will find an easy to complete form. Your input is valuable. Please take the time to complete surveys, especially on those you have found to be very rewarding or not up to par.

LIFE Fund Drive for Gerontology Research at UCF
The LIFE 25 th year celebration announced that a special FUND RAISING DRIVE has been established that will support increased funding to the annual Richard Tucker Gerontology Applied Research Award program, and will create annual student scholarships for UCF students working towards a gerontology minor. Presently this program is supported through excess operating funds. The gerontology Awards program was created to promote gerontology research here at UCF. To date the program has been successful in creating start up research efforts in many of the UCF departments. These successful efforts have provided the information needed to develop larger scale grants from larger research support organizations. Our program needs to grow to meet the expanding UCF base. Please consider donating to this very important research area that can impact all LIFE members. More information about this program can be found on this web site under the Donation tab.

LIFE BOARD APPROVES MEMBERSHIP INCREASE TO 650 FOR FALL 2016 CLASSES
Based the attendance record over the past years the membership committee recommended and the LIFE board approved increasing the LIFE membership limit to 650 starting with the 2016 fall semester. Even with this increase in membership waiting time for new application will still remain over one year. The present waiting list is over 350 and it continues to increase.

NEW SHUTTLE SERVICE
A Shuttle Service for LIFE members is offered every Tuesday to assist members in getting to the Student Union for class sessions. Busses will run from the LYNX Transit center at the first Bay on Route 7 from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. After class the shuttle will run from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Park at garage A or I to take advantage of this service. See the Shuttle Service Tab on this web site for more information.