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UMRA Forum

Julie Tonneson

Julie Tonneson
VP and Budget Director
University of Minnesota

UMRA is pleased to welcome U of M Budget Director Julie Tonneson as the guest speaker for our first in-person forum of the new year, which will be held in a new venue for UMRA: Midland Hills Country Club in Roseville. She will speak about the U's funding request for the next two years and goals for obtaining funds from the state surpluses.

UMRA Living Well Workshop


Marti DeLiema
Assistant Professor
U of M School of Social Work

How criminals mislead consumers and deceive people into transferring money, and how to protect our finances from exploitation as we age, will be the focus of UMRA’s March 21 Living Well Workshop via Zoom, featuring gerontologist Marti DeLiema.

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Isles Bun & Coffee, Minneapolis

Welcome to spring, UMRA hikers. April is when the UMRA Hiking Club returns to two hikes a month, on the first and third Mondays of the month. We may still have snow on the ground in April, making urban paved and plowed trails a better option.

Cat photo by Marilyn Ercikson

“Domesticated animals” is the theme for the in-person gathering of the UMRA Photo Club in April. For those interested in having lunch together first, meet at the Great Dragon Buffet, across the St. Anthony Shopping Center parking lot, at 11:30 a.m. Newcomers are welcome!


Silver Gopher Service Corps logo

Service to the University and community is a key element in UMRA’s mission, and our members have frequently asked about opportunities to team up with colleagues on activities. In response to these queries, UMRA’s new “Silver Gopher Service Corps” is making its debut in April.

Regent Emerita Josie Johnson with granddaughter Rosa Duffy and Professor Emeritus John Wright, March 13, 2023

Granddaughter Rosa Duffy and Professor Emeritus John Wright were among the many illustrious people who gathered on March 13 to celebrate Josie Johnson when she received the University of Minnesota Regents Award for “exceptionally valuable and meritorious service.”


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