Next Meeting: Feb. 11, 2pm, IUF -- This month's speaker will be Jennie Vaughan, who became chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College's Bloomington region in August. Vaughan will speak to retirees about Ivy Tech and the Ivy Tech-IU connection.
Vaughan has worked at Ivy Tech for more than 17 years. She had been the vice chancellor for student affairs and executive director of human resources since 2009. Before moving to Bloomington, she worked for 14 years at the University of San Francisco. She heads up one of Ivy Tech's eight regions.
Singing in the Holidays -- The Singing Hoosiers, under the direction of Steve Zegree, provided the program at the December Holiday Luncheon. They were introduced by Jacobs School of Music Dean Gwyn Richards. Photos of the event are included in the print edition of the December IURA newsletter. See additional photos.
Officers for 2014-15 -- President: John Hobson; Vice President: Jo Daron; Treasurer: Don Granbois; and Secretary: Jo Anne Bowen; Past President: Dick McKaig.
New Board Members -- Martha Wailes and Suzanne Phillips have joined the IURA board to complete the term of members who resigned.
IU Perks and Benefits -- A list of IU retirees' "perks" and benefits, (including Athletics, Buses, Library Privileges and Resources, Parking, Recreational Sports, Technology, and University Club) is now available for use of IURA members.
Retirees support United Way -- A goal of $135,000 has been set by United Way for the IU retirees. This year the retirees have surpassed their goal by pledging or donating $153,702 from a total of 195 retirees, with 69 of those being Vanguards. Retirees, who should have received a mailing from United Way, are asked to designate IURA as their "giving unit."
Doris Burton, Wain Martin, and Harriet Pfister share the duties as IURA volunteers for the IURA United Way campaign.
Membership Dues -- The membership form is available on line. IURA welcomes to membership a large number of University employees who recently accepted the IU early retirement package.
If you live in Bloomington and want to talk to a real person about your TIAA/CREF holdings, you can schedule an appointment at the local office, 2852 E. Buick Cadillac Blvd., by calling 812-349-4443.