University of Wisconsin - Madison


Upcoming events

    • Tue, February 27, 2024
    • Tue, June 25, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • 909 East Broadway, Monona, WI

    Join us for conversation and food !

    Join fellow UWRA members for breakfast (or a cup of coffee or tea) at Elie's Family Restaurant (formerly known as Green Forest Restaurant). Members gather once a month for breakfast and lively conversation.

    You can check out Elie's website.  

    • Thu, June 06, 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Virtual
    Register


    MEETING WILL BE VIRTUAL . . .

    ZOOM LINK TO FOLLOW




    The UWRA Board of Directors invites you and your guest to the Annual Membership Meeting, Reception, and Speaker at the Arboretum Visitor's Center.  This is your chance to reconnect and enjoy each other's company.  

    Speaker change:  

    Tanika Apaloo, Assistant Director, UW South Madison Partnership, will attend and share the role of the UW South Madison Partnership and the relationship between the university and the community. In this role, Apaloo connects with people and organizations across the UW–Madison campus and the Madison community, with a focus on South Madison, while promoting stable and productive relationships between the university and community.

    Prior to joining the South Madison Partnership, Apaloo worked with the Wisconsin Historical Society as a Community Engagement & Diversity Liaison and Community Programs Manager. Apaloo received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, double majoring in Legal Studies & Sociology, with certificates in Criminal Justice and African American Studies.


    There will be a short business meeting which includes President's annual report, nomination and election of board officers and directors, 2023 audit report, approval 2024-25 budget, and passing of the gavel as required by UWRA bylaws. 

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    Food Pantry Contributions:    Open Seat Food Pantry.   

    Both cash and checks payable to UW FOUNDATION will be accepted.  Please enter "Open Seat Food Pantry" on the memo line. 

    Registration:

    • Advance registration is required.
    • Registration deadline:    June 1, 2024 
    • You are encouraged to register online. 

    If the in-person event is cancelled:

    If the in-person event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, this event would be held via Zoom (same day, same timeframe).  All registrants will receive notification of the change.

    Questions? Call or Email:  

    UW-Madison Retirement Association

    21 N Park St, Room 7205

    Madison, WI 53715-1218

    608-262-0641

    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu 

     

    • Fri, June 07, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Wed, June 12, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Galena, Illinois
    • 16

    The upper Mississippi river winds through bluffs and bottomland anchoring a wonderland of good time in northwest Illinois’ jo Daviess County. Beyond Galena’s charms, there’s plenty to see and do. Beloved for its preserved downtown district and President Grant history, Galena boasts the sightseeing and entertainment options of a place twice its size. Galena’s historic Main Street has built a reputation with more than 125 art galleries, antiques stores and eclectic boutiques – all housed in beautifully restored 19th century buildings.  https://www.visitgalena.org/


    Ulysses S. Grant Home Tour

    On August 18, 1865, Galena celebrated the return of its Civil War hero General Ulysses S. Grant. Following a jubilant procession, a group of Galena citizens presented the General with a handsomely furnished house on Bouthillier Street. It was opened to the public in 1904.


    Guided City Tour

    Our next stop will be a city tour with our step-on guide. Learn all about the 19th century buildings, business district, eclectic boutiques and art galleries.



    Shopping & Lunch

    Next, we will have time for shopping and lunch on your own. Following lunch, we will make one more SURPRISE STOP on our way back home.


    This is a UWRA and Verona Senior Center partnered travel opportunity. Register today to join the fun.  Seating is limited, so register today! Registrations must be received no later than Noon on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

    Schedule  (Return times are approximate)

     8:00 a.m.  Depart (East side) Dutch Mill Park and Ride (East Lot)
     8:30 a.m.  Pick-up Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona

     Visiting Galena
     5:00 p.m.  Return Verona Senior Center
     5:30 p.m.

     Return Dutch Mill Park & Ride


    Cost

    $116 per person and includes bus transportation, driver tip, admission fees, taxes, and gratuities.  Lunch on your own.


    Registration Details and Deadline

    Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted.  Registrations much be received no later than Noon on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.


    Refund Policy

    UWRA refunds an event fee if cancelled prior to the registration deadline.  Refunds after the registration deadline are only processed if a wait-listed registrant can attend.  Refunds made by check.

    Questions

    Contact trip coordinator Sandi Haase at (sandi.haase@wisc.edu) or the UWRA office at 608-262-0641.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    • Thu, June 20, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 49
    Register

    UWRA members are welcome to attend.



    Advance registration is required.  

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be

    included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    To register by phone or email, contact: 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Wed, June 26, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Milwaukee
    • 47

    Take me out to the ballgame!

    Take me out to the ballgame,

    Take me out with the crowd...

    Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks

    I don't care if I never get back,

    For it's root, root, root for the home team,

    If they don't win it's a shame ...

    'Cause it's one, two, three strikes you're out

    At the old ball game!


    American Family Field, (home of the Milwaukee Brewers) is where a fan upon encountering the brick facade and structural elegance can't help but feel the reincarnation of baseball's romantic past. Intimate proximity to the players, natural grass, and a unique configuration separates this ballpark.

    This day trip is limited to the first 47 people who register. Register today to join the fun.  it is a 1:10 p.m. game.

    Schedule  (Return times are approximate)

     10:00a.m.  Depart Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona
     10:30a.m.  Pick-up (East side) Dutch Mill Park and Ride (East Lot)

     American Family Field, Milwaukee
     5:00 p.m.  Return Dutch Mill Park & Ride
     5:30 p.m.

     Return Verona Senior Center

    This is a UWRA and Verona Senior Center (VSC) partnered travel opportunity. 

    Cost

    $65 per person and includes bus transportation, driver tip, admission fees, and taxes.  Lunch on your own.


    Registration Details and Deadline

    Registration opens April 1 and will close when the tickets are sold.

    For ease in processing tickets, registration is being coordinated through the Verona Senior Center.  To order tickets and reserve your spot, contact the Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona at 608/845-7471.


    Refund Policy

    UWRA refunds an event fee if cancelled prior to the registration deadline.  Refunds after the registration deadline are only processed if a wait-listed registrant can attend.  Refunds made by check.

    Questions

    Contact trip coordinator Sandi Haase at (sandi.haase@wisc.edu) or the UWRA office at 608-262-0641.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    • Tue, July 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Madison, WI (Self-Drive)
    • 18
    Register

    Ship Ahoy!

    There has never been a better way to experience Madison than this. From the deck of the Betty Lou, listen to the sound of lapping waves and feel the breeze on your face. Whether you are standing on the open deck or relaxing in our spacious cabin, you have got the best seat in town. The motoryachts are fully equipped, and our experienced crew is prepared to make your cruise a carefree event to remember.

    Enjoy first-class views of Madison's skyline, including the State Capitol, Governor's Mansion, and University of Wisconsin campus. Behold miles of scenic natural shoreline, including Governor Nelson State Park, as well as dramatic lakefront estates.

    • This is a self-drive activity. 
    • The yachts are moored at the Mariner's Inn on Lake Mendota.
    • Parking is at the Mariner's Inn, 5339 Lighthouse Bay Drive, Madison.
    • The yacht always leaves on time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. There is no assigned seating on cruises. Seating choices are on a first come basis.
    • This is private boat tour for UWRA and Verona Senior Center members and guests.
    • Cost includes admission and lunch.
    • OF NOTE:  Yachts are not handicapped accessible. The variable water levels and dual decks on each yacht require all of our guests to navigate stairs.
     Menu includes  Jumbo Beef Hot Dogs, "with all the fixin's"

    "Build Your Own Burgers

    Chicken Breast Sandwiches

    Potato Salad

    Assorted Chips and Dips

    Assorted Desserts

    Soda, Coffee, Juice, Water

    Cashless Cash Bar Available

    This is a UWRA and Verona Senior Center partnered travel opportunity. Register now to join the fun.  Seating is limited, so register today! 

    Cost

    $70 per person and includes admission and food.  

    Registration Details and Deadline

    Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted.  Registrations much be received no later than Noon on Friday, June 7, 2024.

    Refund Policy

    UWRA refunds an event fee if cancelled prior to the registration deadline.  Refunds after the registration deadline are only processed if a wait-listed registrant can attend.  Refunds made by check.

    Questions

    Contact trip coordinator Sandi Haase at (sandi.haase@wisc.edu) or the UWRA office at 608-262-0641.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    • Sun, August 04, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Mon, August 05, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dubuque, Iowa
    • 19
    Register



    Just 80 miles to the southwest holds an adventure. Join us in discovering some of the treasures our neighbor to the west holds. This two-day adventure is packed with activities, starting with visits to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, the Arboretum & Botanical Garden, a church with the 5th largest collection of Tiffany-stained glass windows, a progressive dinner, the Field of Dreams, and much more. There is something for everyone!

    Departure/Return will be from the Verona Senior Center.  Overnight parking is available at the Verona Senior Center. The parking lot will be security patrolled.

    Click here for detailed trip itinerary.

    This is a UWRA and Verona Senior Center partnered travel opportunity.  Join us for adventures in Dubuque! 

    Schedule  (Return times are approximate)

     8:00 a.m.

     Sunday, August 4

     Depart Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona

     5:00 p.m.

     Monday, August 5

     Return Verona Senior Center

    Cost

    Includes bus transportation, driver tip, admission fees, taxes, gratuities and meals (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, and goodies).  

    $375/person single room    *****   $325/person double room


    Registration Details and Deadline

    Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted.  Registrations much be received no later than Noon on Thursday, July 4, 2024.


    Refund Policy

    UWRA refunds an event fee if cancelled prior to the registration deadline.  Refunds after the registration deadline are only processed if a wait-listed registrant can attend.  Refunds made by check.

    Questions

    Contact trip coordinator Sandi Haase at (sandi.haase@wisc.edu) or the UWRA office at 608-262-0641.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    • Tue, August 13, 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM


    • Tue, August 20, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Baraboo
    • 14
    Register

    The Crane Foundation was established between Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo by George Archibald. He is an Ornithologist and a visionary leader in international conservation efforts. In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous situation and many were on the brink of extinction, Archibald, along with Cornell University colleague, Ronald Sauey, Ph.D., established the International Crane Foundation (ICF). The foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin is the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. If you have never visited the International Crane Foundation or haven’t visited in the last 5 years, you will want to join us The ICF has expanded the habitats for the cranes. It is the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species! www.savingcranes.org

    New Life Lavender & Cherry Farm began in 2017 after they purchased an abandoned farmhouse sitting on 40-acre farm with gorgeous views and rolling hills. After experiencing personal hardships in their family, they saw a need for others to have a way to connect with friends and family to find hope and peace. And so, New Life Lavender started with a vision to create a place to come, relax by breathing in the sweet aroma of lavender and breath-taking views of our farm, and reconnect with one another despite the hustle and bustle of life.

    New Life Lavender offers a wide variety of products in their farm store, homemade lavender cherry pies and delicious lavender drinks from their commercial farm kitchen to tempt the tastebuds, and educational farm to table tours which are all encompassing from lavender, fish, sheep, beekeeping, strolling through our herbal garden (our Secret Garden) and our lavender version of an English knot garden. www.newlifelavender.com

    Schedule  (Return times are approximate)

     9:30 a.m.   Pick-up (East side) Dutch Mill Park and Ride (East Lot)
    10:00 a.m.   Depart Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona

     Baraboo area
     5:00 p.m.  Return Verona Senior Center
     5:30 p.m.

     Return Dutch Mill Park & Ride

    This is a UWRA and Verona Senior Center (VSC) partnered travel opportunity. 

    Cost

    $75 per person (18+ years old)

    $60 per person (17 or younger)

    Cost includes bus transportation, driver tip, admission fees, and taxes, lunch, and treat.

    Lunch Choices

    Menu choice – box lunches include chips, pickle, cookie, bottled water and choice of rotini pasta salad or cucumber salad.

    • Club croissant (roasted turkey, black forest ham, Door County cherrywood smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and red onion with mustard and mayo packets on the side) 
    • Roast turkey croissant (roasted turkey, provolone, tomato, and red peppers, fresh spinach and roasted garlic hummus)
    • Veggie hummus croissant (house-made roasted red pepper hummus, spinach, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, red pepper, green pepper, and onions)


    Registration Details and Deadline

    Register online. Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted.  Registrations much be received no later than Noon on Thursday, August 1, 2024.

    Refund Policy

    UWRA refunds an event fee if cancelled prior to the registration deadline.  Refunds after the registration deadline are only processed if a wait-listed registrant can attend.  Refunds made by check.

    Questions

    Contact trip coordinator Sandi Haase at (sandi.haase@wisc.edu) or the UWRA office at 608-262-0641.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    • Fri, August 30, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sat, September 07, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Colorado
    • 25

    Join members of the Verona Senior Center on a multi-day tour.  

    Our travel partner, the Verona Senior Center, has teamed with Collette Travel to offer a multi-day trip to the Colorado Rockies in 2024.  

    The trip leaves Madison and heads for Denver.  Highlights include Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Museum of the Mountain West, Durango & Silverson Narrow Guage Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park (UNESCO), Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and the Garden of the Gods.


    Prices include round trip air from Dane County Regional airport, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers. and 12 meals.  Does not include cancellation waiver and insurance.


    Registration is made directly through Collette at:    "Discover the Colorado Rockies".  


    An informational meeting about this tour is scheduled for:

    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    1:00 P.M.

    Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona


    Questions

    Contact the UWRA office at 608-262-0641 or trip coordinator Sandi Haase at (sandi.haase@wisc.edu).


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    • Fri, September 06, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu



    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Tue, September 24, 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sturtevant, WI
    • 20
    Register

    Pick your own memories!

    Get a breath of fresh, country air while connecting with friends in the wide-open spaces at Apple Holler. On the 78-acre family farm, it is easy to safely social distance while having bushels of fun. Besides picking peaches, pears, and apples, guests can also stroll the picturesque rolling hills of our orchards and explore a breathtaking forest of 150-year-old oak trees, which is home to wildlife like deer, birds, and much more!

    The magic of Apple Holler actually started thousands of years ago with the sun rising over the Great Lakes and the rich soil created by the mighty glacier. It’s the pristine water from the ancient Inland Sea and the magic and excitement in the air on warm summer days and crisp autumn nights.

    You'll enjoy apple picking, farm tram tour, farmyard animals following a home cooked lunch on the Farm, shopping in the store.  Of course, there will be pies and cider donuts.

    In our way home, we'll stop by a local bakery for a tour and sweet treats!

    This is a UWRA and Verona Senior Center partnered travel opportunity. Register now to join the fun.  Seating is limited, so register today! 

    Cost

    $106 per person and includes bus transportation, driver tip, orchard admission, homemade lunch on the farm, apples & treats.  

    Schedule

    (Return times are approximate)

     7:00 a.m.  Depart Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona
     7:30 a.m.  Pick-up (East side) Dutch Mill Park and Ride (East Lot)

     Visiting Apple Holler
     3:30 p.m.  Return Dutch Mill Park & Ride
     4:00 p.m.

     Return Verona Senior Center

    Lunch

    Lunch includes turkey gobbler sandwich, potato salad, strawberry apple chips, pickle, beverage, hot apple pie with ice cream.

    Registration Details and Deadline

    Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted.  Registrations much be received no later than Noon on Wednesday, August 21, 2024.


    Refund Policy

    UWRA refunds an event fee if cancelled prior to the registration deadline.  Refunds after the registration deadline are only processed if a wait-listed registrant can attend.  Refunds made by check.

    Questions

    Contact trip coordinator Sandi Haase at (sandi.haase@wisc.edu) or the UWRA office at 608-262-0641.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    • Thu, September 26, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood West University Woods, Auditorium/Art Center
    • 299
    Register

    A team led by Renee Walk,  will present a seminar on the health care coverage options available to UW employees and retirees in 2025.

    More details to follow.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Kathy Zweifel at kazweife@wisc.edu by Thursday, September 19.

    This program will be recorded.


    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Monday, September 23

    Registration:  Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    Parking:

    Click here for a printable map of Oakwood Community Grounds for Parking and Room location. 




    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641


    • Fri, October 04, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu


    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Thu, October 10, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • virtual
    • 224
    Register

    "A Political Science Look at the 2024 Elections"

    Professor Barry Burden will offer an analysis of the upcoming presidential election from the perspective of a political scientist. The presentation will illuminate the ways that the current campaign reflects and deviates from previous election cycles and what factors are likely to drive the results in Wisconsin and across the country.

    Barry Burden is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Elections Research Center, and the Lyons Family Chair in Electoral Politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Burden's research and teaching focus on U.S. elections, public opinion, representation, and the U.S. Congress. His recent research examines aspects of election administration and voter participation.

    He is the author of Personal Roots of Representation, co-editor with Charles Stewart of The Measure of American Elections, co-author with David Kimball of Why Americans Split Their Tickets, and editor of Uncertainty in American Politics. Burden has published articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Election Law Journal.

    Burden earned his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University and was a faculty member at Harvard University before joining UW-Madison in 2006. He is affiliated with the La Follette School of Public Affairs, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging. At UW-Madison he is involved with First-Generation Badgers and BadgersVote. He has been an expert witness in multiple court cases and legislative hearings concerning changes to election laws and practices.

    ******************

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Michael Bernard-Donals at michael.bernarddonals@wisc.edu by Thursday, October 3.

    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA at the address below.

    Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 7.

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required. You are encouraged to register online. To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Sun, October 27, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tue, November 05, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Portugal
    • 25

    Join members of the Verona Senior Center on a multi-day international tour.  

    Our travel partner, the Verona Senior Center, has teamed with Collette Travel to offer a multi-day trip to Sunny Portugal with an optional 5-day, 4-night Madeira Island Post Tour Extension in 2024.  

    The trip leaves Madison and heads for Lisbon.  Highlights include choice on tour: "Calcadas" Walking Tour or "the Way of the Cod" tour, Belem, Cork Factory, Evora, Winery Visit, Alentejo, Lagos, Algarve, Silves, Setubal, Portuguese Riviera, Obidos, Sintra, Choice of tour: National Palace of Sintra or Free Time, UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


    Prices include round trip air from Dane County Regional airport, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers. and 14 meals.  Does not include cancellation waiver and insurance.


    Registration is made directly through Collette at:  "Discover Sunny Portugal"


    An informational meeting about this tour is scheduled for:

    Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    1:00 P.M.

    Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona


    Questions

    Contact the UWRA office at 608-262-0641 or trip coordinator Sandi Haase at (sandi.haase@wisc.edu).


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu

    • Fri, November 01, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu


    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Tue, November 05, 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM


    • Thu, November 07, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oakwood University Woods, Auditorium/Art Center
    • 300
    Register

    Join us for the annual tax update discussion with James Tarp and Taylor Robson about all things of interest to seniors!

    Details to follow.

    The session will be recorded.


    With over a decade of experience, Taylor Robson  brings a wealth of expertise to Legacy Wealth Advisors. Holding both an Enrolled Agent (EA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation, he has been helping clients shape their financial futures since 2013. Taylor takes pride in working closely with clients to develop comprehensive plans and is dedicated to ensuring they have a clear understanding of every aspect of their financial strategy.


    James Tarp is a seasoned professional in the field of financial planning. Holding both an Enrolled Agent (EA) for tax planning and an MBA, James has been helping clients navigate complex landscapes since 2015. Passionate about creating holistic financial strategies, he specializes in seamlessly integrating tax and financial plans to help clients build their legacy.


    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinators Don Miner at dlminer655@gmail.com and Sandi Haase at sandi.haase@wisc.edu, by Monday, November 4


    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Thursday, October 31

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Tue, November 12, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • virtual
    • 224
    Register


    Join us for a conversation about bone health as we age with Christina Morganti, Associate Professor in Department of Orthopedics and Director of Bone Health. 

    Dr. Morganti began her private practice career in September 1999 after earning a sports medicine fellowship from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in July 1999. Her medical school and internship was completed at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Syracuse. After a year of research at Tufts University in Boston, Dr. Morganti completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at SUNY in 1998. During residency she studied strength training and aging and its effects on bone density, muscles and balance Dr. Morganti was Board Certified in July 2002 by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    More details to follow.

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    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator Millard Susman at msusman@wisc.edu by Tuesday, November 5.

    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA at the address below.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, November 8.

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required. You are encouraged to register online. To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, December 06, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu


    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Wed, December 18, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 298
    Register

    Join us when Steve Rick, Director and Chief Economist at TruStage (formerly CUNA Mutual Group), helps us understand what really is going on with the U.S. economy. 

    Steve’s primary responsibilities at TruStage includes conducting strategic research, analysis, and forecasting of the financial services industry with special emphasis on the consumer and credit union markets.

    His forecasts serve as a starting point for the strategic planning process and help to create a clear understanding of the underlying trends and links between the general economy, the financial services industry, and policy owners. Steve publishes the Credit Union Trends Report, a monthly “pulse check” on the economic state of the credit union movement. He has authored a textbook on asset-liability management for credit union executives.

    Steve is one of our most popular presenters, so this promises to be an enlightening and entertaining session on our economy.

    If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please send to Program Coordinator jwsoren@gmail.com by Wednesday, December 11, 2024.

    Food Pantry Contributions:

    Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, December 13, 2024

    Registration:  

    Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

    NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.


    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, January 03, 2025
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu


    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, February 07, 2025
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu


    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, March 07, 2025
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu


    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, April 04, 2025
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu


    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, May 02, 2025
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu


    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


    • Fri, June 06, 2025
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 50
    Register

    Monthly planning meeting of the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR).

    The Committee offers monthly programs on topics dealing with financial matters in retirement. The topics include seminars on State health insurance coverages, federal and state tax changes, estate planning, management fees to invest, administer and dissolve a trust, how to protect against identity theft and other economic topics of interest to our members.

    Interested in possibly joining the committee?   You are invited to attend a committee meeting to check it out.  Please register.

    For further information, contact either Chair Jack Sorenson at jwsoren1@gmail.com or Co-Chair Jurgen Patau at jrpatau@wisc.edu


    Advance registration is required in order to receive virtual call information.  To register by phone or email, call or email 

    UW-Madison Retirement Association
    21 N Park St, Room 7205
    Madison WI 53715-1218
    608-262-0641
    retireassn@mailplus.wisc.edu


Past events

Tue, May 21, 2024 What's it worth? (in person)
Mon, May 20, 2024 Retirement Opportunities (ROC)
Fri, May 17, 2024 Beautiful, The Carol King Musical
Thu, May 16, 2024 Board of Directors (BOD)
Mon, May 13, 2024 End of Life Choices (in person)
Fri, May 03, 2024 Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR)
Thu, May 02, 2024 Electronic Technology (ETC)
Mon, April 22, 2024 Retirement Opportunities (ROC)
Thu, April 18, 2024 Board of Directors (BOD)
Thu, April 11, 2024 2024 ETF & SWIB Update (zsp)
Fri, April 05, 2024 Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR)
Thu, April 04, 2024 Electronic Technology (ETC)
Tue, April 02, 2024 Presidential and Spring Primary
Thu, March 28, 2024 Travel (z)
Mon, March 25, 2024 Retirement Opportunities (ROC)
Thu, March 21, 2024 Board of Directors (BOD)
Mon, March 18, 2024 Magnificent Milwaukee Tour
Sat, March 09, 2024 Concert, Tour, and Reception
Thu, March 07, 2024 Electronic Technology (ETC)
Thu, March 07, 2024 WSJ Cartoonist Phil Hands (z )
Tue, March 05, 2024 Future Housing/Estate Planning (dzs)
Fri, March 01, 2024 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR) (dmz)
Mon, February 26, 2024 Retirement Opportunities Committee (ROC) ( )
Wed, February 21, 2024 Innovative Uses of Instructional Technology (zp)
Tue, February 20, 2024 Collette Travel Informational Program
Thu, February 15, 2024 Board of Directors (z)
Wed, February 14, 2024 UW-Madison West Campus Long-Range Planning Development Plan (zp)
Fri, February 02, 2024 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR) (dmz)
Thu, February 01, 2024 Electronic Technology Committee (ETC) (bb GM)
Wed, January 31, 2024 Collette Travel Informational Program
Tue, January 23, 2024 Life Insurance in Retirement -- Is it needed? (dzsp )
Mon, January 22, 2024 Retirement Opportunities Committee (ROC) ( )
Thu, January 18, 2024 Board of Directors ( )
Thu, January 11, 2024 Travel Committee (kn-z)
Wed, January 10, 2024 Personal Fitness Tech Clinic
Fri, January 05, 2024 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR) (dmz)
Thu, January 04, 2024 Electronic Technology Committee (ETC) (bb GM)
Thu, January 04, 2024 Jersey Boys at the Fireside Theatre
Thu, December 21, 2023 Board of Directors ( )
Wed, December 20, 2023 US Economic Outlook (zsp)
Thu, December 07, 2023 Electronic Technology Committee (ETC) (bbz GM)*
Thu, December 07, 2023 Lake Geneva Holiday Lights, Cruise, Dinner & Tour
Tue, December 05, 2023 "The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic" (zsp)
Fri, December 01, 2023 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR) (dmz)
Mon, November 27, 2023 Retirement Opportunities Committee (ROC) (zoom link )
Thu, November 16, 2023 Board of Directors (z)
Mon, November 13, 2023 Tax Updates for Seniors and Planning for 2024 (zsp )
Thu, November 09, 2023 AI Series #2: AI from Interaction and Reward (zps )
Mon, November 06, 2023 AI Series #1: Towards a Better Understanding of Language Modeling & Reasoning (zsp) )
Fri, November 03, 2023 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement (CFMR) (dmz)
Thu, November 02, 2023 Electronic Technology Committee (ETC) (bbz GM)*
Thu, November 02, 2023 Neurological Disorders and an Aging Population (zps)
Wed, October 25, 2023