No Summer Programs -- IURA programs will resume in September.
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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