Retirees Association

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
Monday, November 18, 2019
Backpack Feeding Program

Even when we have to change the date, retirees still show up!  We packed early because of the Thanksgiving holiday but with a group this size, the bag packing went quickly.  That's the spirit of the season. What a great team!

Rosenbaum Family House
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Rosenbaum Family House Dinner

Members of the Retirees Association made dinner for the residents of Rosenbaum Family House on Thursday evening, November 7.  The meals are provided for families who travel to Morgantown to be with loved ones in WVU hospitals.  Our members cooked the meal and then spent time visiting with residents.   

Book - The PioneersFriday, November 1, 2019
WVURA Book Club

Members of the Book Club met on November 1 to discuss The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough.  This book tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin) by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.  For more information about the club, click on Book Club. 

Red Cross Blood DriveThursday, October 10, 2019
Red Cross Blood Drive

The Retirees Association held its inaugural brood drive on October 10.  Sonja Wilson, our board member and the coordinator of this drive, has the following message for retirees.  "On a goal of 35, we collected a total of 33 units, 34 total registered donors, 3 deferrals and 1 quantity not sufficient. Thank you all for helping to save lives."

WVURA Book Club
Friday, October 4, 2019
WVURA Book Club

Members of the Book Club met on October 4 to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.  The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy members of the Osage Nation that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land.  For more information about the club, click on Book Club. 

Lancaster Amish Country
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1 and 2, 2019
Amish Country Experience

Retirees traveled to Lancaster PA on their first overnight trip.  Their first stop was the Turkey Hill Experience where they make their own ice cream creation with flavors, syrups and toppings.  That's them with the Turkey Hill mascot.  Next they checked in at the Cork Factory Hotel.  The building once housed the Armstrong Cork and Kerr Glass companies and is now one of the Historic Hotels of America.  After a short rest, they continued on to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater to see the Will Rogers Follies.  The next day they were off to the Sight and Sound Theater to see the story of the life of Jesus.  Then on to a delicious meal at The Inn at Leola Village another one of the Historic Hotels of America.  Good entertainment, beautiful architecture, fun group!

Annual Picnic
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Annual Picnic

Retirees met at the Westside Senior Center for our annual picnic.  We started off with a short memorial for Art Jacknowitz, our past president, who passed away in April.  We presented his wife Linda with a award recognizing his service to the association.  After that we enjoyed our catered lunch, the Backyard Classic from Catering Services.  Our thanks for the WVU Foundation for the refreshments.  During lunch, we gave away some beautiful prizes: a cobalt blue Blenko glass pitcher, a glass chiller bowl for dips with a base for ice, a garden flag, and WVU gear were some of the prizes.  Our president gave a short update on association activities.  After that, retirees spent time visiting and catching up with their friends. 

Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Backpack Feeding Program

The backpack feeding program started up again for the new school year.  Volunteers packed food bags for school children for the weekend.  We're glad to support the Scott's Run goal to ensure that no school child spends a weekend hungry. 

Events Calendar


WVURA Book Club
December 6, 2019
10 a.m.
Heritage Point

Holiday Reception and Choral Concert
December 6, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Creative Arts Center

Christmas in the Laurel Highlands
December 10, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Laurel Highlands

Toy and Food Distribution
December 12, 2019
11:00 a.m.
National Guard Armory

Backpack Feeding Program
December 18, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Scott's Run Settlement House


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

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