The Membership Committee seeks to maximize membership in the Association. Its efforts focus primarily on gaining members from the most recent retirees and also on encouraging renewals. The board currently offers new retirees a complimentary subscription to The Sifter as well as certain privileges offered to members, including registering for and attending most Association activities and events, for six months following their retirement.
Co-chairs: Bob Dye (bobdye at charter.net)
Members: Mary Czynszak-Lyne (czynszaklyne at gmail.com), Rick Daluge (rhdaluge at wisc.edu), J J Hanson (jjhanso2 at wisc.edu), Gary Johnson (47ltret at gmail.com), Steve Lund (srl526 at yahoo.com), Gary Mitchell (gdmitche at wisc.edu), Rob Seltzer (raseltzer at em.wisc.edu), Bill Steffenhagen (wsteffen at wisc.edu), Jim Stratton (jgstratt at wisc.edu), Ann Wallace (ann.wallace at wisc.edu), UWRA Executive Director, ex officio (retireassn at mailplus.wisc.edu)
Meeting Times*: As needed-no set day
The Luncheon Committee organizes several luncheons each year, highlighted by a speaker from either the university or the Madison community, and typically preceded by a morning program. The committee presents four luncheons each year, two in the fall, one in the winter, and one in the spring timed to coincide with the annual meeting.
Chair: Ruthi Duval (ruthiduval at gmail.com)
Members: Darrell Barth (), Pat Henrikson (phenriks at wisc.edu), Judith Louer (judith.louer at wisc.edu), Sarah Potts (swpotts at uwalumni.com), Chris Schindler (cschindl at wisc.edu), Barb Wiley (bpwiley at wisc.edu), Julie Vincent (juliev6252 at gmail.com), Jane Dymond (jane.dymond at wisc.edu), UWRA Executive Director, ex officio (retireassn at mailplus.wisc.edu)
Meeting Times*: Usually 1-2 per year
The Financial Matters Committee offers a monthly program, September through May. The scope of its agenda is indicated by its title.
Co-chairs: Jerry Kulcinski (glkulcin at wisc.edu) and Jack Sorenson (jwsoren1 at gmail.com)
Members: Kathy Christoph (Kathy.christoph at gmail.com), Ted Collins (tedcollins69 at gmail.com)Rick Daluge (rhdaluge at wisc.edu), Bob Dye (bobdye at charter.net), Marian Fischer (mrfisher at wisc.edu), Joan Gillman (jgillman at wisc.edu), Sandi Haase (sandi.haase at wisc.edu), Karen Holden (kcholden at wisc.edu), Kath Irwin (kirwin at wisc.edu), Faisal Kaud (fakaud at wisc.edu), Don Miner (dlminer655 at gmail.com), Jurgen Patau (jrpatau at wisc.edu), Paul Reichel (preichel at wisc.edu), Kay Reuter-Krohn (kreuterkrohn at gmail.com), Karen Stauffacher (karen.stauffacher at gmail.com), Millard Susman (msusman at wisc.edu), Kathy Zweifel (kazweife at wisc.edu), UWRA Executive Director, ex officio (retireassn at mailplus.wisc.edu)
Meeting Times*: 1st Friday of the Month at 10AM; Location: UW Credit Union, 3500 University Ave.
The Retirement Challenges and Opportunities Committee offers programs and opportunities to help UWRA members live a rewarding retirement. These can include, but are not limited to: social outings, local tours, travelogues, talks on current or historical information of interest, cooking and nutrition activities, programs on health and aging and the challenges and opportunities for living life in retirement - all the while making new friends and having fun!
Co-chairs: Mary Beth Plane (marybethplane at yahoo.com)
Members: Pat Carol (patricia.carol at wisc.edu), Susan Fischer (sfischer at uwalumni.com), Bob Jokisch (bobjokisch at gmail.com), Faisal Kaud (fakaud at wisc.edu), Mary Metz (marymetz at chartermi.net), Michele Mickelson (mmickelson at charter.net), Gary Mitchell (gdmitche at wisc.edu), Sarah Potts (swpotts at uwalumni.com), Jim Stratton (jgstratt at wisc.edu), Jeanne Stublaski (lsnjas at gmail.com), Millard Susman (msusman at wisc.edu), UWRA Executive Director, ex officio (retireassn at mailplus.wisc.edu)
Meeting Times*: 4th Monday of the Month at 1PM; Location: UW Credit Union, 3500 University Ave.