BULLI in Braselton registration begins Nov. 27 at special meeting

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Winter registration is getting under way for Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute (BULLI), a member-led, member-driven organization offering a variety of learning experiences.

Beginning Jan. 7, 2013 is intermediate digital photography, Celebrating Creativity, Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement, Archaeology and the Bible, Worlds Within Words and Organ Recital: How Your Body Works.

BULLI will be holding its winter general meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the courtroom of the Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building located at 5040 Highway 53.

Officers for the 2012-13 year will be elected at the winter registration meeting. Candidates for BULLI office are Lynn Hammond, President; Kathy Ash, Vice President; and Jennifer Dees, Secretary. Nominations will also be taken from the floor.

“Please help us by attending the meeting and choosing the officers who will serve you,” said Kathy Amos, director of BULLI. “Braselton BULLI’s continuing ability to meet your interests is very much dependent upon a growing, involved membership. We need your input and ideas. The meeting is also a great time to talk to committee members about what you would like to see at BULLI.”

Online registration for members is Nov. 27 and through Dec. 5.

Each course has a fee of $35.per course. Multiply your total number of courses times $35 and enclose a check for that amount.

You may bring your registration form to the registration meeting on Nov. 27 or you may mail it, however it must be in the Braselton Town Hall, not just postmarked, by Wednesday, Dec. 5, or brought to the general meeting or it will be considered a late registration. You certainly may register late, but you will only be able to register for classes that have not closed out. The earlier you register, the better chance you have of getting in the class that you want.

Contributions came be made to the Endowment Fund as an end-of-year gift to help BULLI thrive. If you wish to make a donation to Braselton BULLI, note that in the “For” section of your check. Any contribution is tax deductible. The mailing address is TOWN HALL, Attn: Amy Pinnell 4982 Highway 53 P.O. Box 306 , Braselton, GA 30517 .

Winter term courses, from Jan. 7 through Feb. 22, will include:

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – This course is a continuation of the introductory class that was taught in the fall. Among the topics we will cover are different lenses and their use, composition, focal length and perspective, color versus black and white. You will need a DSLR or a manual capable camera, camera manual and knowledge and/or experience in manual mode and/or semi-automatic mode. Monday, 6:30-8 p.m., Juan Alonso is an award winning fine art photographer, with experience in film and digital printing, and solo photography exhibits.

CELEBRATING CREATIVITY – Do you want to explore your creative side? Want to learn how to properly manage acrylic paints? Join us for some fun as your instructor leads you through a variety of visual exercises and then takes you step-by-step as you create your own work in acrylics. You will design and complete several paintings and tap into your own creative abilities, but more than that, you’ll just have a good time. Supply fee of $15 payable at first class. Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m., Martha Moore is the instructor.

FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL RETIREMENT – Unlock the doors to understanding and taking control of your retirement. With the proper tools, you can be confident in your decisions on key matters, including asset management and inflation, making your money last, estate planning and taxes, long-term health care and investing. Tuesday, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Tim Gelinas is the president of Senior Financial Planning.

ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE BIBLE: COMPLEMENTARY OR COMPETITIVE? – What do we really know about Israel’s history? How reliable is the history found in the Old Testament? This course will explore the implications of archaeological discoveries for the traditional history of Israel as seen in the Old Testament. Together, we will decide how archaeology impacts our faith and our understanding of the Old Testament traditions. Thursday, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Dr. Edward Simmons is a popular BULLI teacher.

WORLDS WITHIN WORDS – Books are windows into another world, In this course we will take a peek at past, present and future by reading Praying for Sheetrock, Blasphemy and Unwind. Group discussion and engaging activities will move us from passive looking through the window to actively exploring the world of each novel as we seek to discover if it really is another world or merely someone else’s view of the world we share. Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m., Amber Strickland is the instructor.

ORGAN RECITAL: HOW YOUR BODY WORKS – Ever wonder how your heart keeps pace with all you are doing? Did you know that the capillaries in your lungs equal the size of a tennis court? How can too much salt in the diet cause high blood pressure? The answers to these questions and more will be covered in this stimulating course that describes how the human body works. We’ll look at the heart, lungs and kidneys as they function normally and what happens when they don’t. Thursday, 6:30- 8 p.m., Dr. George Ordway is the instructor.