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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 . . .

Rome Arrival

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Reflections of Italy Tour

Our Italy trip began in Rome and continued through Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Venice, and Milan for the next seven days.  Our guide was amazing, our driver was gifted, the tours were fascinating, the food was fantastic, and the wine was limitless.  Group consensus was that it was a wonderful trip.  A memory of a lifetime. 
 

TurandotSunday, April 2, 2017
Turandot at the Benedum

Members of the Association traveled by chartered bus to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh to see the opera Turandot.  This was our first sold out trip and one member described it as an especially wonderful trip. 

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Backpack Feeding Program

Even though it's 26 degrees outside and feels like 14, our faithful group still showed up to pack backpacks for the kids.  Good group; fun time.  For more information about the program, see Backpack Feeding Program.


BowlingMonday, March 6, 2017
Let's Go Bowling 

We went bowling and it was fun!  If you missed it, you still have a chance.  We're bowling every Monday in March and maybe more if there's interest.  Join us.  For more information, click on Let's Go Bowling on the Events Calendar. 

Technology Workshop
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Technology Workshop

We offered our first hands-on technology workshop on March 4.  The computer room in Woodburn was comfortable and well equipped with computers and overhead screens.  We offered three sessions.  One on social media, a second on email accounts, and a third on internet security.  We had a very good response to the workshop and retirees are asking that we offer more.  Watch for future sessions on our Events Calendar. 


TruevineFriday, March 3, 2017
WVURA Book Club

Truevine was the book discussed at the March meeting of the Book Club.  For more information about the club or book selections, see Book Club.


Yoga

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Yoga for Retirees

We had our first yoga session today.  The instructor was excellent and made yoga easy for our retirees.  We still need to identify a regular schedule, but we have a nice group, both men and women, and we'll continue to tweak the session availability.  We hope to see you there!


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Backpack Feeding Program

If it’s the third Wednesday of the month, you can find us at Scott’s Run. We had a nice turnout for our volunteer effort and our group keeps growing. We packed food bags with weekend meals for school children in Monongalia County. For more information on this volunteer opportunity, see the Backpack Feeding Program.


Book ClubFriday, February 3, 2017
WVURA Book Club

Because of bad weather the January book became the February book. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates was discussed at the February meeting. For more information about the club or selections, see Book Club.


Planetarium

Friday, January 27, 2017
Back to the Moon

On January 27, Association members saw the planetarium show Back to the Moon for Good. The show started with a overview of the first era of space exploration and what that taught us. Then members got to see the different engineering and innovative ideas being considered by 30 private teams competing for the $30 million prize. There are only five teams left – India, Israel, Japan, and the United States (2). They launch this year to go back to the moon for good. Welcome to the New Space Race!

 

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Events Calendar


April 

Turandot at the Benedum
Sunday
April 2, 2017
Benedum Center
Pittsburgh
Sold Out

Pickleball!
Tuesdays in April
April 4, 2017
10 a.m.
Westview Tennis Courts

CRF Lecture
Wednesday
April 5, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Village at Heritage Point

Reflections of Italy
Wednesday
April 5, 2017 Reservations are closed.

WVURA Book Club
Friday
April 7, 2017 
10 a.m.
Heritage Place

Coffee Chat
Tuesday 
April 11, 2017 
9:00 a.m.
Terra Cafe

Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday
April 19 2017
Event Cancelled
Scott’s Run Settlement House

Annual Meeting
Wednesday
April 26, 2017
1 p.m.
Erickson Alumni Center

September

Islands of New England
Sept 28 - Oct 5 2017
Collette Trip


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