~  Enjoy monthly speakers addressing scholarly, timely, and
          entertaining topics.
     ~  Dine, chat, renew friendships with former colleagues, and make
          new acquaintances.
     ~  Strengthen your connection with the University community.

View upcoming Forums and Workshops.  Watch Forum webcasts.

The Social Activities Committee identifies opportunities for gathering beyond luncheons, workshops, and involvement in UMRA governance. Wine tastings, local and regional tours, and events planned by other organizations are some of the activities offered to promote social interaction.

 

East Bank

Current interest groups include the armchair traveler, a book club, photo club, and the finance and legal group. Members of each gather monthly or periodically to share common interests, have fun, and learn from each other.

 

 

This month's UMRA Forum and Living Well Workshop is on the home pageReservations are required for the Forum and luncheon.  Workshops are held in conjunction with each monthly program.  Generally designed to be highly interactive, they are free and no reservation is necessary. Past topics have included housing alternatives, financial planning, long-term care, photography, and caregiving.

Our members share their professional and personal interests as they contribute to the broader community.

     ♦  Volunteering,
     ♦  Offering caring outreach to members facing serious illness or other
         life crisis,
     ♦  Providing Professional Development Grants for Retirees

Monthly meetings and workshops. Here you will find photos of members present and past.

Events

Event date: Feb 2 2021 - 11:00am

Visit Star Island off the coast of New Hampshire and explore China with UMRA’s Armchair Traveler program on Tuesday, February 2. Read more >>


Event date: Feb 9 2021 - 12:30pm
The Photo Club is currently meeting by ZOOM, starting at 12:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  We share pictures, learn from each other and laugh a lot.  Come see for yourself and join in our fun.
For more information, please contact  Sheri Goldsmith May  < golds009@gmail.com >  or Craig Swan < swan@umn.edu >.

Event date: Feb 16 2021 - 11:00am

A weakening voice can impact one’s ability to thrive in later years. The good news is, there are things we can do to build and maintain our vocal strength, as we will learn in this workshop with Peter Watson, PhD, from the U of M Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. 


Event date: Feb 19 2021 - 2:00pm

Becky Anderson will lead the discussion of The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich when the UMRA Book Club meets via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 19.


Event date: Feb 23 2021 - 12:00pm

The University is facing a projected $166 million budget shortfall. How will it fare during this crisis? What further challenges lie ahead? Myron Frans, the U’s senior VP of finance and operations, will offer answers to these and other questions for UMRA’s February 2021 Forum. 


Event date: Mar 9 2021 - 12:30pm
The Photo Club is currently meeting by ZOOM, starting at 12:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  We share pictures, learn from each other and laugh a lot.  Come see for yourself and join in our fun.
For more information, please contact  Sheri Goldsmith May  < golds009@gmail.com >  or Craig Swan < swan@umn.edu >.

Event date: Apr 13 2021 - 12:30pm
The Photo Club is currently meeting by ZOOM, starting at 12:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  We share pictures, learn from each other and laugh a lot.  Come see for yourself and join in our fun.
For more information, please contact  Sheri Goldsmith May  < golds009@gmail.com >  or Craig Swan < swan@umn.edu >.

Event date: May 11 2021 - 12:30pm
The Photo Club is currently meeting by ZOOM, starting at 12:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  We share pictures, learn from each other and laugh a lot.  Come see for yourself and join in our fun.
For more information, please contact  Sheri Goldsmith May  < golds009@gmail.com >  or Craig Swan < swan@umn.edu >.

Event date: Jun 8 2021 - 12:30pm
The Photo Club is currently meeting by ZOOM, starting at 12:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.  We share pictures, learn from each other and laugh a lot.  Come see for yourself and join in our fun.
For more information, please contact  Sheri Goldsmith May  < golds009@gmail.com >  or Craig Swan < swan@umn.edu >.

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