September 2021 – August 2022 Program Year

Past Issues for Current Program Year


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UMRA Membership Survey coming soon.

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President Schlissel leadership address.

UMRA Walks – New special interest group.

Benefits update.

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Welcome Back Picnic.

Monthly Meetings Resume in September.

When and Where to Mask … the Call is Yours

Fall Programs Announced.

Create your UMRA Account/Password.

Health Month Recap.

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September 2021

Pictures from the Welcome Back Picnic

Day Trips Are Back

Enterprise/National Care Rental Discounts for Retirees is Canceled.

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How Cookies Support Web Browsing.

Book Club news – First Meeting

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Welcome Back Picnic Announced

A Volunteer Vaccinator Helps Fight COVID

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Health Day 2021: New Format, New Delivery

Meet Pat Butler

FY 2020 Tax Changes for Retirees

Dementia Care – Three Part Webinar

Big Hearts for Seniors

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President’s Report and COVID-19 Vaccine Update, January 2021.

Welcome Esrold Nurse to the board of directors

April is Health Month via Zoom this year.

Connect with UMRA on Facebook.

UMRA Announces new Book Club. Launch meeting in April 21 via Zoom.

Profile on board member Mike Kalasinski, New Guy with New Ideas.

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President’s Report and COVID-19 Vaccine Update, January 2021.

UMRA Business – Departing Board Members, New Board Members, Officers.

Reaching Out to Our Members! UMRA Calling Committee and Call Program.

Presentation Summary: Balancing Free Speech and Public Safety; and Mindfullness: A Tool for Coping with the Holidays during a Pandemic.

Introducing Al Hermsen, UMRA President.

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UMRA Database, Directory, and Website Refreshed and Ready for Members

Reaching Out to Our Members.

Health Day 2021 – New Format, New Delivery.

Jim Kosteva – Dedicated to Public Service.

Presentation Summary: The Duderstadts’ Contributions to the U-M Millennium Project; and An Economic Forecast for 2021.

Dementia Care Three-Part Webinar: First Steps on Taking This Journey.

Big Hearts for Seniors Presents Bog-Hearted Stories: Generations.

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UMRA Hosts Human Resources Staff for Annual Benefits Discussion.

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College of Pharmacy Needs Winter-Term Volunteers

Follow new UMRA Facebook page.

Jim Bell, retiring UMRA President, shares his retirement interests and his UMRA goals.

Highlights: Covid-19: Understanding Our Present Situation and Preparing for and Coping with the Future.

Highlights: Rethinking Roth Strategies: 2020 and Beyond.

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President’s Report.

Discussion and Voting for Updated Bylaws

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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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