October 8 Program -- Gladys DeVane, a noted actress and master storyteller, will relate the story of Elizabeth, a free woman of color, for the October program at a NEW location -- the DeVault Alumni Center, 1000 E. 17th Street. Download the September newsletter for details.
After retiring from 38 years of teaching and clinical work in the Kelley School and in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Gladys turned to acting and storytelling. She told Elizabeth's story at Mini University this year.
Programs set -- The IURA program committee has scheduled speakers and entertainment for the 2014-15 year, including Gladys DeVane, the new IU baseball coach, the IU Foundation president, and the Ivy Tech Bloomington chancellor. See events.
Welcome letter -- IURA President John Hobson has included a "welcome letter" with the August newsletter, which is being mailed to all new retirees and current IURA members. Download the letter.
Officers for 2014-15 -- President: John Hobson; Vice President: Jo Daron; Treasurer: Don Granbois; and Secretary: Jo Anne Bowen; Past President: Dick McKaig.
By-Laws Revised -- At a special meeting in May, the IURA by-laws revisions were approved. See: By-laws.
A committee, chaired by Don Weaver, reviewed the bylaws over the past year and recommended several changes, primarily to update the bylaws to conform to current practices. Other members of the committee were Wayne Craig, Joan Curts, and Bob Ensman.
New Board Members -- Three people were elected to three-year terms on the IURA board at the April IURA meeting. They are Ed Buffie, Carol Stokes, and Richard Stryker.
Don Weaver chaired the nominating committee included Wayne Craig and Shirley Pugh. Board members whose terms are expiring are Dick McKaig, Harriet Pfister, and Jim Schellhammer.
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. (Last year the retirees surpassed their $125,000 goal by pledging or donating $131,773.32 from a total of 161 retirees, with 62 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.
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