Welcome WVU Retirees
To learn more about the West Virginia University Retirees Association, see the About WVURA menu option. To learn more about current activity, see the following Inside Story.
The Inside Story . . .
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Backpack Feeding Program
We are back at full force plus some. We had a very nice turnout for our volunteer activity at Scott’s Run. We’re packing bags with food for the school children for the weekend. With this group, many hands did make light work. We were in and out in record time. Thanks team. If you’d like to know more about the program, see Backpack Feeding Program
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Fall Children’s Festival
Our volunteers worked at the Fall Children’s Festival at the WV Botanic Garden on Tyrone Road. This was the eighth year for the festival where families bring their children to enjoy fairy house building, pumpkin painting, crafts, special guests, and delicious snacks.
Friday, October 7, 2016
WVURA Book Club
The Book Club held its October meeting and discussed Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. New members are welcome at any meeting. For details, see Book Club.
Saturday, September 25, 2016
The Colorado Rockies
Our travelers are back from their nine day trip to The Colorado Rockies. Awesome, wonderful, beautiful were words used to describe the tour. Collette was very accommodating, the participants were very cordial, and the country was fantastic. A very good experience for our first try at travel.
September 21, 2016
Backpack Feeding Program
School is back in session and it’s time again for our volunteer commitment at Scott’s Run Settlement House for the Backpack Feeding Program. Thank goodness for new volunteers. We were shorthanded since several of our volunteers were on the Retirees Association trip to Colorado. But the newbies came through with flying colors. If you’d like to know more about the program, see Backpack Feeding Program
Sunday, September 18, 2016
You’ve heard it hundreds of times. It’s better to be safe than sorry. On Friday before the picnic, the weather service was calling for severe thunderstorms during the time scheduled for our picnic. So, being safe, we cancelled. Now, we’re sorry we did. Not only was there no thunderstorms, there was no rain!! Oh, well. We’ll try again next year.
Friday, September 2, 2016
WVURA Book Club
The Book Club held its September meeting and discussed Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. New members are welcome at any meeting. For details, see Book Club.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Black Bears Baseball Game
Retirees enjoyed a Black Bears baseball game on August 6. The mascot had an easy time getting the crowd involved. It was an exciting game with the Black Bears breaking their losing streak at the bottom of the tenth inning.We had very good seats for the game and for the view of a spectacular sunset. In addition to the sunglasses cases that were given to fans, we even had the winning row for a gift certificate for food delivery. It was perfect weather and an exciting game.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Christian Help Back to School Program
Our volunteers helped the staff at Christian Help get ready for their Back to School distribution. This time they sorted shoes, underwear, and clothes so that they were easy to distribute to Monongalia County school children.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
School Backpack Program
Retirees stocked school backpacks at Scott’s Run for the Monongalia County school children in grades Pre-K though 12. We have our dedicated core group of volunteers that show up no matter what – even on short notice. It’s a good group and, although we work hard, we always laugh and have fun. Thanks, team! You did it again!
It had been raining during the bus ride but it slowed down enough so that retirees could sit outside and enjoy the river cruise and the entertainment. And it stopped just in time for the fireworks.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Fire on the Water
Get ready for the BOOM! Retirees traveled by bus to Pittsburgh for fireworks on the fourth. They had an excellent dinner aboard the Gateway Clipper. (Don’t you just want to take a sip of that drink?)
The Pittsburgh fireworks are always excellent but fireworks on the water are amazing. The fireworks lit up the Pittsburgh skyline and were reflected on the water. Oohs and aahs all around. Worth the trip!