The Retirees Association holds at least four social events each year, along with seminars, tours and other opportunities for retirees. Upcoming events are listed below. Links to descriptions of past events are listed on the left side of this page.
UPCOMING 2014 EVENTS:
The Soup Social
March 4, 2014, 11:30am - 1:30pm at the UCSC Arboretum. Many of the Bruce Lane Memorial Scholarship recipients will be present to accept their awards and to tell us what the scholarship recognition means in their lives. If you've attended this event before, you know how inspiring these military veterans' stories are, and what a pleasure it is to meet them in person.
Please bring a soup (we have outlets for plugging in crock pots), bread, side dish, or dessert to share. We've reduced the amount of "throw away" plastics at our events by having attendees bring their own bowl, utensils and beverage containers. The Retirees Association, with the generous support of University Relations, will provide sodas, water and coffee.
The Spring Event
May 6, 2014 at the Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High Street, in Santa Cruz. Details to be announced.
The Fall Picnic
September 16, 2014. Details to be announced.
The Holiday Luncheon
December 2, 2014. Details to be announced.
Promoting the Retirees Association on Campus
The Association’s board is taking steps to promote our programs and activities among current campus staff and faculty. A liaison relationship has been established with the Staff Advisory Board, which represents all career staff employees. Issues arise from time to time that have implications for both active employees and retirees, and this formalized connection will provide a means for both organizations to coordinate their responses to such matters as changes in health care benefits.
In November, the Retirees and Emeriti Associations co-coordinate a special open enrollment forum with the Health Care Facilitator designed to answer questions specific to retirees' health care options and concerns. In addition, in March a panel of retirees participated in a pre-retirement workshop sponsored by the Benefits Office. This is an important outreach effort that helps current employees plan for and realize their dreams for retirement.