Fall Luncheon, Sept. 10 -- French cuisine, easy parking, and Mayor Mark Kruzan are all on the agenda when the IU Retirees Association begins the academic year with its Sept. 10 luncheon. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. at Liberty Ballroom and Banquet Center, 2100 S. Liberty Drive. See newsletter for details. Also, download reservations and membership renewal form.
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 mee ting. 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 -- IU retirees have once again surpassed their $125,000 goal (assigned by UW) by pledging or donating $131,773.32 from a total of 161 retirees, with 62 of those being Vanguards.
Doris Burton and Wain Martin share with Harriet Pfister the duties as IURA volunteers for the 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.
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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