New Beginnings

The Oregon Coast Learning Institute (OCLI) will end its two year recess due to the Pandemic on Tuesday, September 6, at 9:00 am.  This kick off will be OCLI’s  17th year of educational presentations and will be at the new location, Chapel by the Sea in Lincoln City.

New Location and Hours!

We will begin the meetings with coffee and tea from 9:00 to 9:30. The first presentation begins at 9:30 sharp until 10:50 when we break, 10:50 to 11:10 when coffe and tea will still be available. The presentation may continue or a second speaker will begin at 11:10 until 12:30. 

We will be at the Chapel by the Sea church building, 2125 SE Lee Avenue, Lincoln City, OR. (Turn east off Hwy 101 at the Hilltop Restaurant, then right on SE Lee. The church is on the right at the end of SE Lee.)


The Oregon Coast Learning Institute (OCLI) is an organization of retired and semi-retired people who desire to continue their education in an atmosphere of shared learning. OCLI is designed to stimulate intellectual interests, thereby enhancing the mental and social dimensions of retirement life.

2014 -The Cheese Stands Alone
2014 Paul & Evelyn Brookhyser-The Cheese Stands Alone-Elle, John, Paul, Patty, Kate, Kathy

Presenters are members or guests who have expertise or a special interest in a particular subject. Informative presentations are chosen from any number of topics including – history, music, natural science, art, economics, life experiences and more.

Members have the opportunity of expanding their areas of interest by in-depth research and sharing their insights with the group. This provides a stimulating experience for both the presenter and the audience.

Session details

When we are able to meet again, OCLI typically meets for lecture/discussions once a week on Tuesdays starting the first week in September and lasting for 12 weeks. Then after the holidays the group meets for an additional 12 weeks until April. Coffee will be ready at 9:00 am. The first session begins is 9:30-10:50 am followed by a 20 minute break. The second session is 11:10-2:30. Members are not required to attend every session.  Each program is an independent presentation.

Sept 2015

All sessions are held at Chapel by the Sea, 2125 SE Lee, Lincoln City, Oregon.  


OCLI was organized in the summer of 2003 and modeled after the Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

OCLI is an independent, self-supporting organization led by an elected board of directors consisting of a president, treasurer, secretary, membership chairman, curriculum chairman, and support committee chairman and the ex-offico president.

Membership dues are collected annually and are currently $90.00 per person.