The Rejuvenator - July 2011
Newsletter of the
UWG Association of Retired
Faculty and Staff
No. 17 July 2011
2011 Retiree Reunion: Please be sure to come to our annual Retiree Reunion at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening, July 16, 2011. You should have already received an invitation to this event in the mail. Remember that our annual shindig is really a reunion to get all of our retired faculty and staff back together again once a year. The additional bonus is to recognize the latest retirees for each year and to congratulate all of them. Last year we had a great turnout and hope for a repeat this year. We will again be in the Lower Level of Z-6 with access to the outdoor patio area. Dress is casual, and there will be complimentary food and drink. Retiree medallions will be given out to our honorees.
Here is a list of them for the July 16, 2011 Retiree Reunion: Anne Ball, Jo Burson, Mary Nell Calhoun, Jack Charlesworth, Tim Chowns, Sharon Eggleston, Opal Grizzard, Becky Hart, Tina Hudgins, Evelyn Johnson, Robert Johnson, Lee Jones, Sandra Jones, Lisa Ledbetter, Harrison McCraw, Marcia New, Cathy Osborne, Jeanette Pollard, Michael Renfrow, Randy Robinson, Brent Snow, John Stogner, John Storer, Teresa Traylor, and Willie Wynn.
Please RSVP by July 11 to Dale Duffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 839-6582. You are welcome to bring your spouse, friend, or significant other. We look forward to seeing you all there, and if you already have a UWG retiree medallion, please wear it for this special occasion.
Retiree Photos: At this year’s reunion, we would again like to project a slide show up on wall screens of retirees enjoying their favorite activities. Photos of hobbies, trips, family and friends are all appropriate—whatever you are doing to enjoy your retirement! This will provide all of us with an enjoyable prelude to the evening of refreshments and awards. It was a big success last year. Send one or more prints showing what you’ve been doing to Frank Pritchett at the Alumni House (1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118) or e-mail photos in JPEG format to him at email@example.com. He will take it from there. We promise you will get your prints back in the mail, and you will enjoy seeing what your former colleagues have been up to these past years.
Retiree Medallions: The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Association of Retired Faculty and Staff continue to make the medallions available free of charge to any retiree who did not previously receive one. The medallion is bronze with the university logo on the obverse and the engraving on the reverse, and it hangs from a ribbon. The engraving shows your name, department, and years of service. To obtain your medallion, contact Dale Duffey at 678- 839-6582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events at UWG: The UWG Theatre Department will be presenting the following plays during the fall semester, all at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Evening performances generally start at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 2:30 p.m.
- Oct. 5-9: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (musical comedy)
- Nov. 9-13: Compleat Female Stage Beauty (historical drama)
UWG Phone Directory Updates: Every year we mail out to our retirees an updated UWG Faculty/Staff Directory, which includes a listing of our current faculty/staff in the front and our retirees in the back. We need your help in keeping your information updated, so please take a moment to look over your listing in the 2010-11 book and check your name, former department, title/position, address and phone, and current e-mail address. If you are not listed and want to be, let us know that too so we can include you in the next directory. This publication is a very useful tool in helping us all to stay connected to our current and retired faculty and staff, but its usefulness is based on its accuracy. Send an e-mail to email@example.com with your changes or additions, or contact Dale Duffey at 678- 839-6582.
Third Thursday ARFS Travel Programs: Jan Ruskell began a successful monthly travel program for the ARFS group in 2009. It meets the third Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. in the Neva Lomason Library. Following the program there is an optional lunch at a local restaurant for more opportunity for visiting and discussion.
Programs scheduled for the future include:
- July 21: Catherine Hendricks on her travels to Bermuda
- August 18: Mary Erickson on Finland and Estonia
- September 15: Martha Thurman on the Western United States National Parks
- October 20: Carolyn Hickox on her Russian river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg
If you would like to share your travels with the group, please contact Jan Ruskell (firstname.lastname@example.org). She is always looking for new presenters for future programs. Programs are free and open to the public.
Free Campus Center Trial: As usual retirees will be able to use the UWG Campus Center free of charge during the month of August. This gives you a chance to decide if you would like to buy a membership. All you need is to have a valid UWG ID card. Your card can be validated in the office at the Campus Center Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Call 678-839-5500 for more information or visit http://www.westga.edu/campus/.
Ideas Welcome: If you have an idea for some type of activity you would like the ARFS group to sponsor or you would like to head up, e-mail us at email@example.com or come to the next Steering Committee meeting (announced via our Listserv) and let us know. That’s how we got our very successful monthly travel program. Perhaps you would like to do a talk on a book you’ve written or some research you are working on?
Information/Announcements to Share: Want to share news with our 100 plus members? Our Listserv is a perfect way to share it. As a member of the Listserv, you can send announcements or share information to other retirees and you will receive announcements posted to it. If you have information to share with the group, in the “To” field on your e-mail, simply type the address: UWG-ARFS@westga.edu.
Sign-up for our listserv to RECEIVE and SHARE the latest events and announcements
To sign up for our listserv, just e-mail Debbie Novak firstname.lastname@example.org or Glenn Novak (email@example.com) and we will sign you up. Also, remember that if you’ve changed your e-mail address, you have to notify us so we can update you on the ARFS listserv.