Retirees Association

 Upcoming Events

Please note our inclement weather policy: If Monongalia County schools are closed, our event is canceled.

Pickleball Pickleball
Tuesdays in March and April
Beginning March 28, 2017
10 a.m.
Westview Tennis Courts

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport for seniors and we're going to give it a try.  We'll play at Westview for the next few Tuesdays and see how we like it.  Hopefully, we'll have enough interest to continue the game.  The cost is $3.00.  Westview will provide paddles and balls.  To sign up, see Pickleball. 

Fridays in March
March 31, 2017
10:45 a.m.
Monongalia County Extension Service Office

Members are invited to join an Intro to Yoga class at the county extension office.  Once we determine what interest there is in continuing, additional classes can be scheduled.  See Yoga for details.

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

We’ll travel to Pittsburgh by chartered bus to see the opera Turandot. Turandot is a lavish production of Puccini's opera set in ancient China.  Byron Nelson will give a pre-opera and post-opera talk.  Tickets have been substantially discounted by the Benedum.  For details and to reserve your seat(s), see Turandot.

Lecture Committee of Retired Faculty Lecture
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Village at Heritage Point

The next WVU Committee of Retired Faculty monthly lecture series features Dr. Sean McWilliams, who will speak on The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy. The lecture is open to the public. Dr. McWilliams is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at West Virginia University. Prior to his appointment at WVU he was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton and Columbia Universities and at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  He has his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland College Park, and B.S.'s in Physics and in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park. In December 2016, he was honored to present the commencement speech at WVU’s university-wide ceremony.


Reflections of Italy
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Collette Trip

Members of the Association will travel on a ten-day trip to Italy. Stops on the trip include Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Venice, Murano Island, and Milan. To learn more about the trip, see Reflections of Italy. 

The Second Machine Age WVURA Book Club
Friday, April 7, 2017
10 a.m.
Heritage Place

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee will be discussed at our April meeting.  For more information about the club or book selections, see Book Club.

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

Join members of the Retirees Association for a casual gathering at the Cafe for coffee, pastries, or even breakfast. The cost is on your own, but the company is free! Come and chat with retirees who have gathered.

BFPBackpack Feeding Program -- Every Third Wednesday
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Event cancelled for April - see you May 17, 2017
Scott’s Run Settlement House

WVURA members will pack food bags with weekend meals for school children. There are over 800 children enrolled in this program in Monongalia County. We go as a group, work hard, but have a good time! We understand that not everyone will be able to be there every time but, the more helpers we have, the faster it will go. Contact Linda Baer at 304-685-2642 or if you can help. Remember: Many hands make light work.

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

Join fellow members of the Retirees Association for our annual meeting. We’ll be electing two new board members so be sure to read the bios and be ready to vote. The bios will be online as soon as they are available. After our meeting, we will have a dessert reception. Please join us for refreshments and take time to visit with your colleagues. So that we have enough seating and refreshments, please reserve your space at Annual Meeting.

Islands Islands of New England
September 28 to October 5, 2017
A Collette Tour

Members of the Association will travel on an eight day trip to New England.  Stops on the trip include Providence, Newport, Boston, Cape Cod, Hyannis, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Provincetown.  For trip details, see Islands.