Committee Activities

Communications

Develop strategy, with tactical steps, that enables UMRA to increase its value to the University of Michigan retiree community using digital means.

Jim Bell – Chair
Ed Adams
Pat Butler
Sharon Grayden
Al Hermsen
Jim Randolph

Finance/Sponsorship

Perform all financial management activities of UMRA, including annual audits, and solicit community organizations to become sponsors.

Rodger Wolf – Chair
Jim Bell
Tom Butts
Al Hermsen
Mike Kalasinski
Jim Randolph

Governance

Oversee and review the governance structures and policies of the Board. Ensure that the size, leadership, and composition of the board are appropriate. This committee is largely advisory, operating in close conjunction with the UMRA board.

Al Hermsen – Chair
Jim Randolph
TBD

Health Day

Pat Butler, Co-Chair
Sue Bade, Co-Chair
Karolyn Brewer
Margaret (Margie) Hough
Mark Kempton
Jan Lach

Live Streaming

Recommend technology options, processes and best practices for the live-streaming and video capture of scheduled UMRA presentations.

Open – Chair
Vi Barkauskas
Pat Butler
Tom Butts
Al Hermsen
Rodger Wolf

Member Management

Oversee and administer the system used to manage and report on the membership (currently using a system from membee.com).

Jim Bell – Chair
Ed Adams
Al Hermsen
Rodger Wolf
Sharon Vargo (U-M HR Project Manager)

 

Member Outreach

Help members get connected, stay connected and feel connected with a focus on personal contacts and communications.

Pat Butler – Chair
Sharon Grayden
Al Hermsen
Katherine Kurtz

Program

Plan programs for the monthly UMRA meetings.

Vi Barkauskas – Chair
Mary Jo Frank
Al Hermsen
Katherine Kurtz

Special Events

Katherine Kurtz – Chair
Pat Butler
Tom Butts
Judy Dean
Rodger Wolf

Travel

Plan and participate in all travel opportunities and encourage interest in regional events for all UMRA members.

Pat Butler – Co-chair
Carol Williams – Co-chair
Sue Bemis
Al Hermsen
Vivian Reeves

Volunteering Task Force

Al Hermsen – Chair
Vi Barkauskas
Pat Butler
Judy Dean

Representatives

Advisory Committee to Recreational Sports Representative

Charlie Koopmann

Attend monthly meetings and report relevant information to the UMRA Board.

Committee on Economic Status of the Faculty (CESF) Representative (Faculty)

Vi Barkauskas, Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Attend CESF meetings, stay informed on issues pertaining to retirees, represent UMRA interests to CESF, and report relevant information to the UMRA Board.

MHealthy Advisory Committee (MHAC) Representative

Jim Bell, CPA, JD and former Chief Administrative Officer at the Medical School

Attend MHAC meetings to insure the needs and contributions of retirees are included in the committee actives and report relevant information to the UMRA Board.

Senate Assembly Representative – Non Voting (Faculty)

Shake Ketefian, Professor Emerita
John Mansfield, Emeritus Associate Research Scientist

Attend meeting of the Senate Assembly to represent retired faculty interests, including policies and procedures that the UMRA Board deems relevant, and report relevant information to the UMRA Board.

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