Reach out with your personal invitation
Indeed, currently this may be the only way. Your membership committee is emphasizing your role in recruitment this year because UMRA no longer receives a report from the Office of Human Resources listing names and USPS addresses of retirees with which to contact them.
While we are in the process of exploring alternative ways of finding out who has retired and how to contact them, we ask that you double your efforts to reach out. To support your invitation, we invite you to make use of the UMRA brochure that provides information about the organization as well as a membership application form. You can pick up copies of the brochure at the sign-in table at the next luncheon. This fall is an opportune time for new retirees to join UMRA because the initial annual membership covers the entire upcoming academic year.
-- John Anderson, Membership Committee chair