Holiday Luncheon -- This year's luncheon will be in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on Wednesday, Dec. 9. beginning at 11:45 a.m.
Cost of the luncheon is $24 per person. Reservations and payment must be received by no later than Dec. 3.
The program will feature the voices of the African American Choral Ensemble, an IU institution that turned 40 in 2015. "The group will perform music composed by, for, and about African Americans," says director Raymond Wise. "The program will include spirituals and popular and gospel music. AACE will prepare a couple of Christmas pieces especially for this event."
United Way Goal--The IU Retirees Association goal for 2016 is $145,000. Last year retirees pledged $154,000, although the goal was $135,000.
Retiree Benefits: News from HR-- IU's Human Resources has appointed Karen Hill as its new liaison to the IURA. Retirees may address specific questions about benefits to Karen at email@example.com, 812-856-4459.
Committees for 2015-16 -- Program: Joan Curts (chair), John Hobson, Dick McKaig, and Carol Stokes; Hospitality: Harriet Pfister (chair), Carol Stokes, and Martha Wailes; Newswatch: Judy Schroeder; Database Manager: Doris Wittenburg; Webmaster: Suzann Owen; Historian: Bob Dodd; and Retiree Benefits: Bruce Jaffee.
Election of Board Members -- Joan Curts, Tom Hustad, and Doug Porter were elected to three-year terms on the IURA board during the April's Meeting. John Hobson will continue as past president.
Also at the meeting, treasurer Don Granbois said the IURA's bank balance on Aug. 6 was $5,829.96. The balance on Apr. 8 is $6,942.16.
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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