Next Meeting: Jan. 14, 2pm, IUF -- The speaker, Dan Smith, president and CEO of the IU Foundation, has titled his talk: "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the IU Foundation But Were Afraid to Ask."
Before joining the Foundation in October 2012, Dan was dean of the Kelley School of Business and still holds the Clare W. Barker Endowed Chair in Marketing. During his eight years as dean, student enrollment and the number of faculty doubled. Admission standards were elevated, and the school secured over $170 million in private funds to transform facilities and to support a wide range of student programs. While at the Kelley School, Dan also served as chair of the MBA program and as chair of the marketing department.
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 -- 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. Martha Wailes joined the board in December to complete the term of a member who resigned.
Don Weaver chaired the nominating committee included Wayne Craig and Shirley Pugh. Board members whose terms expired 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. A total of $105,000 has been contributed or pledged to date (December meeting).
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.
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.