Next Meeting: Annual Potluck Dinner - Wednesday, May 8, at 5 p.m. at the IU Foundation. George Pinney, director of the IU musical theater program, along with Terry LaBolt, director of music, will offer insight into the highly selective BFA program that trains students in acting, voice, and dance for careers in professional theater. Students will perform selections from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.
Retiree Art Exhibit -- Creative IU retirees will exhibit their art work at the annual art exhibit co-sponsored by the IURA and the Emeriti House. The exhibit opens with a reception Friday, May 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Emeriti House, 1015 E. Atwater Ave. In the past the exhibit has included woodworking, painting, photography, pottery, and sculpture.
New Board Members -- When retirees met April 10, they elected Jo Daron, Bob Fox, and Don Granbois to the IURA board, each for a three-term. Continuing on the board for one more year are Dick McKaig, Harriet Pfister, and Jim Schellhammer. Joan Curts, John Hobson, and Don Weaver have two years remaining in their terms.
IU Perks -- The IURA board assembled a list of IU retirees' "perks" for distribution at the October 2012 meeting. It is available for download online.
United Way Campaign -- The final numbers are in: 224 awesome retiree donors have pledged $136,997 toward the IURA goal of $115,000 for United Way programs. Sixty-four pledged $1,000 or more.
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.
What is going on with e-delivery? -- If you signed up for e-delivery of Newswatch yet you continue to receive a copy through the mail, you may be wondering what is going on. This dual delivery is the result of IURA having to meet a minimum mail requirement to qualify to use the Postal Permit. To reach that minimum we need to include in our mailing those who have signed up for e-delivery. However, from August through November we meet those minimum requirements without including those who want e-delivery. Thus in the fall those who have signed up for e-delivery will receive ONLY an electronic version of Newswatch. Even with this strange arrangement, e-delivery still helps both the environment and IURA, just not as much as we originally thought. You can sign up for e-delivery at any time; just send a message to Gerald Marker.
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