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
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


Let's Go Bowling
Mondays in February
February 3, 2020
10 a.m.
Suburban Lanes

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

WVURA Book Club
February 7, 2020
10 a.m.
Heritage Point

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

Backpack Feeding Program
February 19, 2020
1:00 p.m.
Scott's Run Settlement House


Cherry Blossom Festival
April 2, 2020
7 a.m. Departure
Washington DC

Carmen at the Benedum
April 5, 2020
10:30 a.m. departure

50 Years of Rock N Roll
April 17, 2020
5:00 p.m. departure
Uniontown PA


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


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

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