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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 . . .


Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Backpack Feeding Program


Retirees showed up again, even in January, to pack food bags for our school children.  With 15 bags per crate, this group was able to fill them in one round.  We're a fun group but always moving.  Come join us. 


Book - The Body Friday, January 2, 2020
WVURA Book Club


Members of the Book Club met on January 2  to discuss The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson.  In the book, the author explores the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. For more information about the club and the book selections, click on Book Club. 


Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Backpack Feeding Program


You can tell that retirees have the Christmas spirit.  We packed double food bags before the holiday and look at our turnout.  We asked for more help and got it.  Thanks, retirees. 

 

Christian Help Toy Distribution
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Toy and Food Distribution


Members of the Retirees Association volunteered at the United Way 38th Annual Holiday Toy and Food Distribution.  United Way and Christian Help partnered for this event.  Retirees worked as a team at the Toy Table helping to distribute toys to close to 800 families at the WV National Guard Armory. 


Laurel Highlands
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Christmas in the Laurel Highlands


Our activities team (that's Susan and Lana on the bus who just happened to have identical sweaters) lead the tour through the Laurel Highlands.  We stopped at the Old General Store for a look at nostalgic products in a unique general store.  Then on to Ligonier to visit the quaint town for a little shopping and eating.  The Lincoln Highway Museum was next for at look at the first coast-to-coast highway.  Then it was on to the Overly's Country Christmas to enjoy the lights and sounds of the season. 


Book - Radium Girls Friday, December 6, 2019
WVURA Book Club


Members of the Book Club met on December 6 to discuss R adium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore.  The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes headlines as the fresh face of beauty and medical wonder drug.  Hundreds of girls work in the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories.  It is a coveted job and these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive - until they being to fall mysteriously ill.  For more information about the club and the book selections, click on Book Club. 

Events Calendar
 

January


WVURA Book Club
Friday
January 3, 2020
10 a.m.
Heritage Point

CRF Lecture Series
Wednesday
January 8, 2020
2:30 p.m.
Village at Heritage Point

Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday
January 15, 2020
1:00 p.m.
Scott's Run Settlement House

Dynamic Earth
Friday
January 24, 2020
7:00 p.m.
WVU Planetarium

February


CRF Lecture Series
Wednesday
February 5, 2020
2:30 p.m.
Village at Heritage Point

Music from the Heart
Friday
February 14, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Museum Education Center

April


Carmen at the Benedum
Sunday
April 5, 2020
10:30 departure
Pittsburgh

May

Norma at the Benedum
Sunday
May 3, 2020
11:30 departure
Pittsburgh

August


Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast
A Collette Tour
August 6 - 17, 2020

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Olli

Greater Morgantown