- What is UMRA?
UMRA stands for
the University of Michigan Retirees Association.
- Who is
eligible to join UMRA?
All retired University
of Michigan faculty and staff members are eligible for membership,
as well as their spouses. Also eligible are the spouses of deceased
retirees or of staff or faculty who died when on active duty.
The annual dues are $15 per household, and the membership year
extends from August to August.
- How can
one become a member of UMRA?
You can print the UMRA membership form, complete it, and mail it along with your check to the UMRA address listed on the form. If you have a problem printing the form, you can request a form by contacting UMRA (phone: 734-763-2387; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
- What are
the purposes of the U-M Retirees Association?
UMRA helps retired UM faculty and staff remain connected to the university and with one another. It works to ensure that retiree interests and concerns are recognized and considered by UM. For example, The UMRA Board of Directors maintains close contact with UM HR and Benefits Office to promote retiree interests, and the board meets with UM executive officers and other administrators to advocate for the inclusion of retirees in university activities. UMRA representatives participate in university groups which address retiree issues. These groups include Senate Assembly, Committee on Economic Status of the Faculty, Pharmacy Benefits Oversight and MHealthy. Monthly UMRA meetings during the academic year provide an opportunity for UMRA members to enjoy light refreshments, socialize with their colleagues, and see interesting presentations
- Does UMRA have a Constitution?
Yes, and it can be found here.
- When and where does
and social hours are normally held at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2900 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor. We meet September through May, on the second Thursday each month in the afternoon. The gatherings include light
refreshments, sliced fruit, cookies, coffee, soft drinks. Social
hours begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by the program from 2-4 p.m. All UMRA
members are cordially invited to attend.
- How can
I learn the dates and location of UMRA meetings?
of speakers and of special programs are made in the monthly email that is sent to members, in the UMRA Newsletter,
in the Events listings of the University Record on the week of
the social hour, in Happening @ Michigan, and in the News section of this website.
- How does
UMRA communicate with members?
In addition to
this website, members receive an email announcing the monthly program and other events, such as day trips and other travel information. Also, the UMRA Newsletter, which is published three times a year, is mailed to all
members, and the price is included in the annual membership dues.
- How is
Board of Directors is elected each year at the UMRA Annual Meeting,
usually held in October. The Board elects officers at the first
meeting after the election. A list of the current Board
and Officers, as well as of the Office staff, can be accessed from the UMRA web site home page.
The Board meets monthly..
- Who may
attend Board meetings?
Any member may
- Is UMRA
in touch with retiree associations at other universities?
Yes, UMRA is a
member of the Big Ten Retiree Association and cooperates with
the other members. This umbrella organization has an annual meeting
each August. (See the Big Ten
- Have you
another question? Please forward other questions to the staff office, 734-763-2387 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
MICHIGAN RETIREES ASSOCIATION
2005 Wolverine Tower, Ann Arbor MI 48109 734-763-2387