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
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...
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...
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
Visit Star Island off the coast of New Hampshire and explore China with UMRA’s Armchair Traveler program on Tuesday, February 2. Read more >>
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.
Interest Group News
The UMRA Book Club discussed One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez at its January meeting. It was a difficult read for some.
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UMRA is flourishing. Even now, UMRA members are finding ways to connect with others. In response to a healthy burst of recent activity, the UMRA Board has instituted a new policy for recognizing new, member-initiated interest groups. Read more >>