Reducing Paper Use at Gold LEAF

Would you like to decrease the amount of paper that you get in the mail – at least from Gold LEAF? We are trying to reduce our costs and be conservation-minded at the same time.

The cost of printing and copying the course booklets and newsletters is a big expense. Postage rates have gone up again and prices for paper are always going up.

Gold LEAF is taking the following steps to reduce costs:

1. Only one course booklet will be mailed to each address. Two copies of the course registration form will be included in the booklet.

2. Information about Gold LEAF and courses, newsletters and forms are available on our website: Members who are willing to view the information on the Internet – in lieu of getting paper through the mail – will be notified via email each time that a new course listing or newsletter is put on the website.

* If you are interested in trying out step 2, please send us an email at asking to be added to the “DO NOT MAIL” list. You can always change back to paper later.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information.

How We Use Your Email Address **

Gold LEAF wants to be able to communicate with each of you in a variety of ways, and email can often be the most convenient method. The use of email gives us more flexibility, is convenient, and saves us time and the expense of paper and postage. If you use email, we could ask you questions about your registration or membership, let you know about any changes to course schedules, send you reminders, and pass along a variety of information that pertains only to you.

We also ask on our registration form if you would like to receive informational email messages from Gold LEAF. These messages usually include information about events happening within Gold LEAF, at UMF, in the community, and at other senior colleges. Your address will not be visible to other addressees in the message, and you always have the option to be removed from the distribution list.

We respect your privacy and will not share your email address with anyone other than the Gold LEAF Board members, or with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) when they want to send information to members of all Maine Senior Colleges.

Would you like Gold LEAF to have your email address? Email us at and let us know if you also want to be on the informational distribution list. If you have any questions, please call the office at 778-7063.