University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

Retirement Association

Upcoming events

    • January 04, 2019
    • December 06, 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • UWCU, 3500 University Avenue

    Financial Matters in Retirement offers a monthly program, September through May, within the scope indicated by its title, such as new federal tax laws, trusts, and comparisons of retirement communities.

    New committee members welcome!

    • January 08, 2019
    • December 03, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 7457 Elmwood Avenue, Middleton WI

     

    Join fellow UWRA members for breakfast (or a cup of coffee or tea) at Sofra Family Bistro in Middleton. Members gather once a month for breakfast and lively conversation. You can check out the Sofra web site here. Sofra Family Bistro is located at: 7457 Elmwood Avenue, Middleton WI.

    • January 17, 2019
    • June 20, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • UWCU, 3500 University Avenue, Madison

    A board of directors is elected at the UWRA's annual meeting to represent UWRA members' interests and ensure that UWRA acts on their behalf. The UWRA Board of Directors is composed of the officers and nine member-at-large directors who represent faculty, academic staff, and university (classified) staff. The UWRA president serves as the chair of the board of directors. The Board of Directors meet monthly on the third Thursday, September through June.

    • January 24, 2019
    • May 30, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Oakwood Village, University Woods, Westmorland Room

    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    New members welcome!


    Parking for Oakwood Village University Woods

    Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or non-reserved stall; take the elevator to the first-floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you. When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically. You may also park outside in a surface spot marked “visitor.” On foot, enter Heritage at the main entrance, which is the third driveway on the right, at the stop sign



    • January 28, 2019
    • November 25, 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • UWCU, 3500 University Ave., Madison

    Retirement Challenges and Opportunities offers programs and activities to help UWRA members live a rewarding retirement, all the while making new friends and having fun!


    New committee members are welcome!

     





    • May 15, 2019
    • June 20, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • 4102 Monona Drive, Madison, WI

    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 web site here.  Elie's Family Restaurant is located at: 909 East Broadway, Monona, WI

    • May 27, 2019


    • May 29, 2019
    • 8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
    • Ripon
    • 0

    What do Clydesdales, cold tolerant grape wines and the birthplace of the GOP have in common? They are all located in Ripon, Wisconsin – just an hour and half drive from Madison.

    Larson’s Famous Clydesdales, the only show of its kind in the Midwest, is a 90-minute guided tour with a short grandstand performance in the middle. See these gentle giants up close and pet a recent newborn (200 pounds at birth.) Tour the ranch and view the trucks, trailers, harnesses and equipment that are the accouterments to a performing horse show.  

    Visit the Birthplace of the Republican Party where a group of Riponites gathered on a cold evening in 1854 to form a new anti-slavery party. They became the first “Republicans” in the Union. The Birthplace also known the “Little White Schoolhouse” has been restored to represent, as closely as possible, how it might have appeared on that historic night in 1854. Tour this National Historical Site and participate in an interpretive program that reviews local and national events of the 1850s that led to Ripon’s role in creating national political history.

     

    Vines & Rushes Vineyard and Winery is located four miles north of Ripon. Their focus is on growing and using cold tolerant grape varieties that are capable of surviving Wisconsin’s frigid winters to make quality wines.

    Tour and Lunch: We will tour the vineyards and the winery – then do a wine tasting and have a Neapolitan style wood-fired pizza buffet lunch. Craft Beer or Root Beer will be available for those not wishing to participate in the wine tasting (indicate on registration form.)


    (University League and Plato members may register if space is available.)


    Deadline:  Registrations must be received no later than

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Pickup Points

    8:15 a.m.

    Leave Westside (West Towne former Sears parking area)

    9:00 a.m. East Towne Sears/Planet Fitness -- lamp post #10
    5:00 p.m. Return Eastside
    5:45 p.m. Return Westside

    Questions

    Contact Esther Olson at 608-335-3207 or UWRA office at 608-262-0641

     

    Registration

    Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted. Registration includes: admission fees, vineyard & winery tour & wine tasting, lunch, tax & gratuity, motor coach and driver gratuity


    Refund Policy

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

     

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

     

    • June 16, 2019


    • June 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oakwood University Woods, Arts Center and Auditorium
    • 225
    Register


    Over the next few months, DoIT will be implementing some significant changes including closing the DoIT Tech Store and shifting how DoIT provides Help Desk and repair services. These changes will impact students, faculty, staff, and retirees. Join us as Tamara Walker, Interim Director User Services, discusses DoIT’s business model and the journey that led to the decision of how to better serve the University through a reconfiguration of their services.

    The news article announcing the changes can be found at https://it.wisc.edu/news/techstoretransition/


    Food pantry contributions:   Goodman Community Food Pantry

    Both cash and checks payable to  Goodman Community Food Pantry will be accepted.

     

    Parking:    Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or non-reserved stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

    On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive. 

    If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 

     

    Registration:    Advance registration is required. If you are not registered in advance, you may not receive handouts.  If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

     

    Questions? Call or Email 

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


    • July 04, 2019


    • July 11, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Holy Wisdom Monastery
    Register

    The Monastery was designed and built in 2009 and earned the highest rating possible from the U.S. Green Building Council. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum. Certified at Platinum with 63 of 69 points, a world record for new construction projects at the time. Indoor air quality is supported by using paints, stains, adhesives and sealants containing no low volatile organic compounds. Mechanical System designed to be highly efficient using a geothermal system. The mechanical room houses the heat pump and circulating pumps which are connected to 39 wells each 300 feet deep located beneath the parking area. The mechanical ventilation system incorporates energy recovery. This tour will be led by Toby Grabs (Director of Operations).

    The Monastery owns 130 acres of land and manages an additional 60 acres that are owned by Dane County. The land contains a glacial lake that was dredged and restored to its original size and many marked trails. As we tour the area, we will see the prairie that is being restored, sown with new seeds, controlled for weeds, removal of weedy trees and shrubs from a remnant savanna, planted with the fist of 15 bur oaks in a savanna restoration. The one-hour walking tour will be led by Greg Armstrong a former director of UW Arboretum. Greg is part of the paid staff at Holy Wisdom and he directs a group of volunteers who put in over 1,000 hours last year.

    Lunch at noon in the dining room will be a Door County style Fish Boil: Haddock oven steamed with butter, baby Yukon gold potatoes, young carrots, onions and celery served with drawn butter, lemon, fresh bread and cherry cobbler. Coffee, tea and water are available to drink. A vegetarian option is also available.

    Please note that while the tour of the prairie is not strenuous it may involve walking on rolling hills and uneven terrain.

    Itinerary

    10:30 a.m. – Tour of Holy Monastery begins

    11:30 a.m. -- Lunch

    Questions: Al Liegel 608-358-7343 or UWRA Office 608-262-0641

    You are encouraged to register online. Registration is required, we are unable to accept walk-ins.


    (University League and Plato members may register if space is available.)

    Deadline:  Registrations must be received no later than

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    Self-drive Trip

    This is a self-drive day-trip.  You will need to drive to Holy Wisdom Monastery and park on top of the hill.  You will need to go to the right after you enter the grounds off Highway M.

    Questions

    Al Liegel 608-358-7343 or UWRA Office 608-262-0641

    Registration

    Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted. 


    • July 17, 2019
    • August 15, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • 6501 Bridge Road, Monona, WI

    Join fellow UWRA members for breakfast (or a cup of coffee or tea) at Monona Garden Family Restaurant. Members gather once a month for breakfast and lively conversation. Monona Garden Family Restaurant is located at: 6501 Bridge Road, Monona, WI

    • August 22, 2019
    • May 28, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Oakwood Village, University Woods, Westmorland Room

    Electronic Technology Committee assists members in staying abreast of changing electronic technology, which includes devices such as computers, tablets, tele­phones, cameras, printers, and software applica­tions.

    New members welcome!

     

    Parking for Oakwood Village University Woods

    Enter Oakwood at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor or non-reserved stall; take the elevator to the first-floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help you. When you exit the underground parking, the garage door opens automatically. You may also park outside in a surface spot marked “visitor.” On foot, enter Heritage at the main entrance, which is the third driveway on the right, at the stop sign

     


    • September 02, 2019


    • September 30, 2019


    • October 09, 2019


    • October 14, 2019


    • November 05, 2019


    • November 11, 2019


    • November 28, 2019


    • December 22, 2019


    • December 25, 2019


    • December 26, 2019


Past events

May 21, 2019 Making your money last through retirement
May 14, 2019 2019 May Program, Annual Meeting, Luncheon and Speaker
May 13, 2019 Sifter Article Deadline June Issue
May 12, 2019 Mother’s Day
May 01, 2019 Discovering Civil War Writings of Wisconsin Women
April 25, 2019 Electronic Technology Committee Meeting
April 21, 2019 Easter
April 20, 2019 Passover
April 19, 2019 Good Friday
April 16, 2019 2019 Annual ETF and SWIB Update
April 15, 2019 Sifter Article Deadline May Issue
April 14, 2019 Palm Sunday
April 09, 2019 Google tools for everyday tasks
April 05, 2019 Financial Matters in Retirement Committee Mtg
April 02, 2019 Madison Spring Election
April 01, 2019 No April Fools - The Bugs Will Be Coming
March 31, 2019 Madison Property Tax Payment, 2nd of 4
March 28, 2019 GITD: What are they and how do they work?
March 19, 2019 Investment success in a shrinking world of global growth
March 17, 2019 St. Patrick’s Day
March 14, 2019 Pi Day and Einstein’s Birthday
March 13, 2019 March Luncheon and Morning Program
March 11, 2019 Sifter Article Deadline April Issue
March 07, 2019 Trek Bicycle Headquarters, Lunch, and "My Fair Lady" at Fireside Theater
March 06, 2019 Ash Wednesday
March 05, 2019 Intro to LIVING LEDGER, A compiliation of vital personal information
March 05, 2019 Mardi Gras
February 19, 2019 Skilled Nursing Facilities in Transition, Emergent Home Care Agencies, and Medical Oversight
February 19, 2019 Madison Spring Primary Election
February 18, 2019 Washington’s Birthday (aka President’s Day)
February 12, 2019 Lincoln’s Birthday
February 11, 2019 Sifter Article Deadline March Issue
January 31, 2019 The East Troy Railroad Museum
January 31, 2019 Madison Property Tax Payment, 1st of 4 or Total
January 24, 2019 GITD: Password Management Workshop
January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 15, 2019 Federal Budget Implications for the future of Medicare and Social Security
January 14, 2019 Sifter Article Deadline February Issue
January 01, 2019 New Year's Day
December 18, 2018 The Health of the U.S. Economy
December 13, 2018 The Genomics Revolution: What our DNA can tell us about ourselves, our history, and our future
December 12, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
December 10, 2018 Sifter Article Deadline January Issue
December 07, 2018 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement Meeting
December 04, 2018 Majestic mountains and mystical Moorish meanderings
December 04, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra
November 29, 2018 GITD: Can we learn to bank the way today's students do?
November 29, 2018 Electronic Technology Committee Meeting
November 28, 2018 My will is not my estate plan
November 15, 2018 UWRA Board of Directors Meeting
November 13, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
November 12, 2018 Late Fall Morning Program, Luncheon, and Speaker
November 08, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra
November 06, 2018 Fall General Election
November 04, 2018 Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 02, 2018 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement Meeting
November 02, 2018 Sifter Article Deadline December Issue
October 25, 2018 Get IT Done: Technology smartness and security
October 25, 2018 Electronic Technology Committee Meeting
October 24, 2018 Landscapes of Lilliput
October 24, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
October 23, 2018 How to capture and keep your family history using digital recording
October 18, 2018 UWRA Board of Directors Meeting
October 11, 2018 Anderson Japanese Gardens, Lunch, and Curran Orchard
October 08, 2018 Sifter Article Deadline November Issue
October 05, 2018 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement Meeting
October 04, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra
October 02, 2018 2019 It's Your Choice Update
October 01, 2018 Fall Program, Luncheon and Speaker
September 28, 2018 Why do people come to my office?
September 27, 2018 GITD: Viruses, Malware and Other Threats Update
September 27, 2018 Electronic Technology Committee Meeting
September 24, 2018 Connections Committee Meeting
September 20, 2018 UWRA Board of Directors Meeting
September 20, 2018 Hope is not a strategy...Avoid disaster by protecting your digital world
September 20, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
September 19, 2018 Potosi Brewery and Stonefield Village
September 19, 2018 Talk Like A Pirate Day
September 18, 2018 Taxes . . . Always Changing . . . Never Boring!
September 10, 2018 Sifter Article Deadline October Issue
September 07, 2018 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement Meeting
September 06, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra
August 23, 2018 Electronic Technology Committee Meeting
August 22, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
August 14, 2018 Fall Primary
August 13, 2018 Sifter Article Deadline Sept Issue
August 07, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra
July 26, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
July 12, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra
June 20, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
June 14, 2018 Annual Board Reunion Lunch & Summer BOD Meeting
June 07, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra
May 31, 2018 Madison Property Tax Payment, 3rd of 4
May 24, 2018 ETC Program: Get IT Done: Facebook Privacy and Security
May 24, 2018 Electronic Technology Committee Meeting
May 22, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
May 21, 2018 Connections Committee Meeting
May 15, 2018 Understanding Geriatic Services & Navigating the Senior Adult Resources in Dane County
May 10, 2018 May Program, Annual Meeting, Luncheon and Speaker
May 08, 2018 Special May Financial Webinar, The new Federal income tax law and how it affects retirees
May 04, 2018 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement Meeting
May 04, 2018 Star Wars Day - May the 4th be with you
May 02, 2018 Jerry Apps Revisits UW-Madison Campus Days in Once a Professor
May 01, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra
April 26, 2018 ETC Program: Get IT Done: Amazon and Google at your command
April 26, 2018 Electronic Technology Committee Meeting
April 26, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
April 25, 2018 Securing Our Information -- Data Security and Password Management
April 23, 2018 Connections Committee Meeting
April 20, 2018 Communications Committee Meeting
April 19, 2018 UWRA Board Meeting
April 18, 2018 How Not to be Wrong, Prof Jordan Ellenberg
April 17, 2018 April Annual ETF and SWIB Update
April 17, 2018 Federal/State Income Tax Due
April 12, 2018 Remembering the Holocaust
April 06, 2018 Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement Meeting
April 05, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra
April 03, 2018 Spring Primary
March 31, 2018 Madison Property Tax Payment, 2nd of 4
March 28, 2018 Welcome to UWRA.wildapricot.org
March 26, 2018 Connections Committee Meeting
March 23, 2018 March Luncheon and Morning Program
March 22, 2018 Getting IT Done: How Might Smart Technology Help Us Age in Place? (preceded by ETC Meeting)
March 21, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
March 15, 2018 UWRA Board Meeting
March 14, 2018 Pi Day
March 11, 2018 Daylight Savings Time
March 07, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra's
March 02, 2018 Financial Matters in Retirement Committee
February 27, 2018 Mediterranean Diet Cooking Class
February 21, 2018 Historic Milwaukee Tour
February 20, 2018 Preparing to settle your estate
February 20, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
February 20, 2018 Spring Primary
February 06, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra's
January 24, 2018 Breakfast at Elie's
January 16, 2018 Financial Program on retirement communities
January 04, 2018 Breakfast at Sofra


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