The fourth Tuesday of each month when classes are in session at the University, UMRA luncheons are held at the Campus Club. Over lunch, invited speakers from within and outside the University address a variety of scholarly, informative, and entertaining topics. These luncheons allow members to renew long-standing friendships with former colleagues, make new acquaintances, and strengthen a sense of connection with the University community. Reservations are required.
A "Living Well in Later Life" Workshop is held after many of our luncheon meetings. Workshops are held from 1:30–2:30 pm, after the luncheon, in the same room. Usually the Workshop presenter speaks first, and then participants may be divided into small groups to get better acquainted and to discuss thoughts stimulated by the presentations. There is no fee for this workshop; and you need not have attended the luncheon to attend the workshop. Recent workshop topics of interest to many retirees include housing alternatives, financial planning, poetry, and caregiving.
A wide variety of events are organized throughout the year: Clubs such as the Photo Club and the Book Club meet monthly. The Executive Committee and Program Committees as well as the Board meet each month, while most other committees meet as needed.
The final luncheon meeting of the year, in May, is considered to be our annual gala social event, wn expanded menu and an especially entertaining program. UMRA officers hold a brief business meeting, and the membership elects new association officers and board members to lead the next year’s activities.