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 . . .

Empty Bowls Painters
Painting Empty Bowls
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Retirees started the new year with a charitable activity.  They painted bowls at the WOW Factory in Star City for the Empty Bowls Monongalia luncheon. Members Bowl for Empty Bowlsbought the bowls. The WOW Factory provided the paints, fired the bowls, and delivered them to the Empty Bowls staff.  Our retirees did a wonderful job and we were able to send beautiful bowls to the Empty Bowls organization.  Go retirees!

Book - OutliersWVURA Book Club
Friday, January 5, 2024

The January book was Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.  Malcolm Gladwell asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?  Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

Rosenbaum House
Rosenbaum House Dinner
Friday, December 15, 2023

As part of our philanthropic efforts, the Retirees Association provided dinner for the residents of Rosenbaum Family House on Friday evening, December 15, 2023.  Rosenbaum Family House offers a place to stay for families who travel to Morgantown to be with loved ones who are in WVU hospitals. Free evening meals on week days are provided to guest families. The meals provide a taste of home and an opportunity for fellowship.

Phipps Winter Show 2023
Phipps Winter Flower Show and Light Garden
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

On Tuesday, December 5, members of the Association traveled to the annual Winter Flower Show and Light Garden at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.  They started the evening with dinner at the Cracker Barrel in Washington PA before continuing on to Pittsburgh.  This year's theme at the Phipps was Season’s Greenings.  Along with seasonal flowers, the rooms and the outdoor botanical gardens were decked out in bright Christmas lights. The new Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons was also on display.

Book - The River of Doubt
WVURA Book Club
Friday, December 1, 2023

The December book was The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth, the River of Doubt, a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever.

Past Events

Events Calendar


WVURA Book Club
February 2, 2024
10 a.m.
Village of Heritage Point

Bowling on Mondays
Starting Monday
February 5, 2024
10:00 a,m,
Suburban Lanes

Tales of the Maya Skies
February 29, 2024
7:00 p.m.
WVU Planetarium


WVURA Book Club
March 1, 2024
10 a.m.
Village of Heritage Point

Morgantown History Museum
March 12, 2024
2:00 p.m.
175 Kirk Street


WVURA Book Club
April 5, 2024
10:00 a.m.
Village at Heritage Point

WVURA Blood Drive
April 16, 2024
9:00 a.m.
Erickson Alumni Center

America's Music Cities
April 21-28, 2024
New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville


Discover Maritimes Coastal Wonders
August 25 - September 4, 2024
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick

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Greater Morgantown