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. 

Wed. April 17, 2019  

Silver Slugs Annual Visit to Filoli Gardens

If you love flowers and plants, are interested in horticulture practices, or just enjoy strolling through a place of beauty, this is the trip for you! The Filoli Garden is located on the Filoli Estate in Woodside, CA, just off 280 North on your way to San Franciso from Santa Cruz. The Estate was originally built as a private residence in the early 1900's and is now owned by the The National Trust for Historic Preservation. To read more about The Garden, click here to go to their website. 


Our special group admission fee is $17.00/person. 

There are two options available for visiting Filoli:

Option 1:  For the $17.00 admission fee, you can walk around the house and grounds on your own at your leisure.   The fee does not include the house/garden tour. 

Option 2:  A two-hour tour of the house and grounds is available for an additional $10.00/person ($27 total/person).  (Since our visit last year they have increased the price of the two-hour tour from $5.00 to $10.00/person.)  If you have never been to Filoli, the tour is a very nice introduction to the house and gardens.  Tour is limited to 15 people.

There are two sign-up lists: one for just the admission to the gardens and one just for the tour.

***Click here to sign up and reserve your space(s).***

Once you have registered, please be sure to send your check to Dave Kirk (see below).  Your payment must be received by April 1.

We are planning to arrive by 12 noon.  You can bring a lunch or eat at their café (which has very good food) prior to visiting the gardens.  If you will be visiting the grounds on your own, you can pick up your wristband at the box office.  If you select Option 2, the group tour is scheduled for 1:15 pm and you'll pick up your wristband from Dave Kirk or a Filoli representative.

Car-pooling is also a possibility.  Please indicate if you can drive and take passengers (and how many) on the registration form.

Questions:  Contact Dave Kirk @ (831) 423-1462 or

Please send a check for your total amount payable to:

Dave Kirk

124 Chace Street

Santa Cruz, CA  95060-6310

Wed. May 8, 2019    11:30am - 2:00pm

Annual Scholarship Luncheon

at the UCSC Arboretum

Join us to honor the recipients of the UCSC Retirees Association Bruce Lane Memorial Scholarship for UCSC students who are military veterans and the Silver Slug Award Scholarship for UCSC students who are current or retired UCSC Staff or their dependants. 



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. This year, the Retirees Association had representatives at both the 2018 Staff Appreciation Event sponsored by the Staff Advisory Board and the 2018 Welcome to Retirement Reception hosted by the Chancellor's Office. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and further developing this relationship.