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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 . . .

Book

Friday, June 2, 2017
WVURA Book Club

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly was the book discussed at the June meeting of the Book Club.  The club will not meet in July or August.  For more information about the club or future book selections, see Book Club.


Seamon LawThursday, May 25, 2017
Monthly Luncheon

At our May monthly luncheon, Doreen Seamon from Seamon Law Offices gave an excellent presentation on estate and lifecare planning.  She has a way of explaining planning decisions that clearly outlines the options.  Join us in June for a presentation from the Alzheimer's Association. 

Rosenbaum 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Rosenbaum Family House Dinner

As part of our philanthropic efforts, the Retirees Association made dinner for the residents of Rosenbaum Family House on Wednesday evening, May 18, 2017.  We had a very nice turnout for our service project.  We had enough cooks to keep the kitchens going and enough volunteers to visit with patients and family members.  We also had an overflowing crowd of residents - they must have heard about our excellent cooks.  Great job, team!


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Backpack Feeding Program

This was our last bag packing for the school year.  We packed bags with food for the school children to eat over the weekend when they can't get their meals in school.  Now that school is out, we're also on break.  We'll start up again in September.  Join us then.   For more information on the program, see Backpack Feeding Program.  

Gardens

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
West Virginia Botanic Garden

Members of the association visited the gardens and listened to the director's presentation on the history of the garden and a review of the garden's master plan.  The volunteer coordinator spoke about volunteer opportunities and garden activities.  Afterwards retirees toured the garden. 

Book Club

Friday, May 5, 2017
WVURA Book Club

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was the book discussed at the May meeting of the Book Club.  For more information about the club or book selections, see Book Club.


Annual MeetingWednesday, April 26, 2017
Annual Meeting

Our third annual meeting was held on April 26.  The board president reported on the Association's activities.  Representatives from Extension Services identified different programs in Extension that could be helpful to retirees.  New board members were elected and the bylaws were changed.  After the meeting, members socialized at the dessert reception.  For details on the meeting and more photos, see Annual Meeting.


Book

Friday, April 7, 2017
WVURA Book Club

The Second Machine Age was the book discussed at the April meeting of the Book Club.  For more information about the club or book selections, see Book Club.


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.  For details and photos, see Italy.

 

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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Events Calendar

June


Monthly Luncheon
Thursday
June 22, 2017
12 Noon
Eat'n Park Restaurant

The Frick Pittsburgh
Thursday
June 29, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Pittsburgh PA

July


Black Bears Baseball Game
Saturday
July 1, 2017
7:05 p.m.
Monongalia County Ballpark

Flashes of Freedom
Tuesday
July 4, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh

WVURA Book Club
First Friday
Heritage Place
No meeting in July

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

Back to School
Tuesday
July 18, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Christian Help

September

Islands of New England
Reservations closed; tour sold out.
Sept 28 - Oct 5 2017
Collette Trip 


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