UMRA News is our official monthly newsletter designed to provide members with an ongoing information source about association programs, activities and related matters.

Previous Years

2019 and Prior

Members receive their copy electronically via email monthly from September through May.  Please make sure we have your current email by checking your member Profile.

Current Issue


Open Enrollments for 2021 Benefits.

Report on “Behind the Scenes: Pivoting from a U-M Presidential Debate, the presentation by Cynthia Wilbanks, University of Michigan Vice President of Government Relations at the September member meeting.

First in series of articles that focus on board activities and individual members. This month’s profile in UMRA’s Program Committee chaired by Vi Barkauskas, a School of Nursing faculty retiree.

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UMRA Hosts Human Resources Staff for Annual Benefits Discussion.


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Zoom Webinar on Online Dues Renewal.

Fall Monthly Meeting Information – Join Us Online!

Distribution of UMRA Members by State.

COIVD-19 News and Resources.

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No issue for August


President’s Report.

Discussion and Voting for Updated Bylaws

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COVID-19 News and Resources

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President Schlissel Addresses Extension of ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ Order and an Update on U-Ms Future Plans.

New Prescription Drugs Cards Coming Soon.

New Legislation Affects Withdrawals from Retirement Accounts.

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Is Your Web Browser Up-To-Date?

New Book Offers a “Virtual Tour” of the Arboretum Peony Garden.

Housing Bureau for Seniors Assists with Housing, Utilities and Food Issues.

Reminder: New Prescription Drug Card Coming Soon 

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Focus on Elder Care at November M-Healthy Advisory Committee (MHAC) Meeting.

The Good Sense of Keeping Historic Buildings in Use.

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Distinguished Staff Scholarship Fund.

Michigan Engineering: The State of the College.

Maintaining Safe Driving.

The 2020 Census: How to Count Every Person.

UMRA Members Enjoyed Their Trip to Historic Marshall.

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UMRA News Wins Our Name-Your-Newsletter Contest.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum … Caring for Nature, Enriching Life.

UMRA Members Tour of the New Museum of Natural History.

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