Book Club

East Bank

The UMRA Book Club has been meeting regularly since March of 2011.  We meet at 2 p.m. on the third Friday of every month except December at the 1666 Coffman Building, which is on Larpenteur Avenue near the St. Paul Campus.  At the present time, though, we are meeting online via Zoom.

We plan our book schedule for the coming year at our November meeting.

We are eclectic readers, our books being from all time periods, fiction and nonfiction, and from various genres. Contact Pat Tollefson for more information (p-t More...

Financial & Legal Issues Group

Bruininks Hall, Skyline

In 2017, the UMRA Board of Directors approved the creation of a Financial & Legal Issues Group (FLG). UMRA had sponsored various workshops on financial and legal issues in recent years. FLG is designed to permit greater depth and continuity of discussion to facilitate problem solving and resource identification of retiree's financial and legal issues. 

UMRA members interested in attending and/or contributing experiences or resources are welcome to contact Andy Whitman, FLG facilitator, at awhitma More...

Armchair Traveler

Come share the wonders of the world in the virtual company of other UMRA travel enthusiasts. We have three, 90-minute programs each year, and for 2020-21 these programs will be offered via Zoom. Each program usually shares travel highlights from two speakers.  We have seen Mongolia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Germany, Hong Kong, China, Poland and more. 

A Zoom invite will be sent out to all UMRA members via email a couple of weeks before each program.  For now, mark your calendars for 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, More...

Photo Club


The UMRA Photo Club is open to all UMRA members who have an interest in photography. We welcome photographers of all abilities. Most of us are struggling amateurs who like to take pictures and want to get better. We benefit from the kind help we get from each other.

We meet monthly to share photos and talk about different aspects of photography.  Recent meetings have started with “theme pictures”—club members contribute pictures related to a specific theme.  Members also share pictures of their own choosing.  Attend a meeting to More...

Interest Group Events

Event Date:
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 10:00am

UMRA members Lynn C. Anderson and Craig Swan invite you to join a discussion about preserving and sharing family history information and documents. Read more >>

Event Date:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

The UMRA Photo Club plans to take a break from Zoom and meet for an outdoor photo shoot and picnic on October 13.

Event Date:
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

Kathy Cramer will lead the discussion of The Story of Arthur Trulove by Elizabeth Berg when the UMRA Book Club meets via Zoom at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 16. Read more >>