The Rejuvenator - June 2009
Newsletter of the
UWG Association of Retired
Faculty & Staff
No. 12 June 2009
2009 Retiree Reunion: Please be sure to come to our annual Retiree Reunion at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, July 11, 2009. 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 new crop of retirees for each year and to congratulate all of them. Last year we had a great turnout at Z-6 so we thought we would go with the same venue this year. We will have the Lower Level of Z-6 with access to the outdoor patio area. Dress is casual, and there will be plenty of complimentary food and drink (alcoholic and non). Piano entertainment will again be provided by the talented Bernie Wong, and retiree medallions will be given out to our honorees. And here is a list of them for this year:
Audrey Baird, Peggy Houston, Karen Sifton, Patsy Barr, Margaret M. Kosowski, Bonnie Stevens, Oliver L. Calvert, Tamara Lane, Mark Taylor, Mitchell H. Clifton, Ed Murphy, Mack A. Terry, Lynne Gaskin, Marion A. Odom, Pat Gaston, Gloria Reid
Please RSVP by July 6th 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. If you already have a medallion, please wear it.
Monthly ARFS Programs: The dates and topics of our upcoming Thursday programs, held at 11:00 a.m. at the Neva Lomason Library in Carrollton, followed by an optional lunch at a local restaurant, are as follows:
July 16: A Nostalgic and Historical Review of the Bowdon Area, Jim Agan
August 20: Travel Adventure in India, Patricia Johnson
September 17: TBA
October 15: Possible topic—trip to Egypt
November 19: Cruising around the tip of South America, Leland Gustafson
December 17: Christmas Party
Retiree Medallions: The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Association of Retired Faculty & Staff continue to make the retirement medallions available. It is never too late to place your order if you have not yet done so. This effort is an attempt to make available, free of charge, the special medallions to all faculty and staff who have retired from UWG. he medallion is bronze with the university logo on the obverse and the engraving on the reverse, and hangs from a ribbon. The engraving shows your name, department, and years of service. It is available to all who did not receive one in person at a former retiree reunion. So, if you did not order or receive one of these medallions, and you would like one as a memento of all your years of service to UWG, we have a procedure in place. Simply contact Dale Duffey at (678) 839-6582 or email@example.com and give her your name as you would like it to appear engraved on the reverse side of the medallion, your former department or division, and your years of service. She will take it from there and will place a subsequent order and mail it to you when it comes in.
Information/Announcements to Share: If you have any news to share with our members, our Listserv is a perfect way to share it. Just follow the directions at the end of this newsletter to sign up. As a member of the Listserv, you can both send and receive announcements posted to it. In the “To” field the address to type is simply UWG-ARFS@westga.edu.
Retiree Benefits: Here's highlights of some of the “Benefits” available to retired faculty and staff.
UWG Campus Center Membership: The Center offers an indoor track, cardiovascular machines and weights in the fitness center, aerobics rooms, basketball courts and a climbing wall. All retirees are eligible to join. Memberships may be purchased at the Campus Center Administration Office or contact Linda Picklesimer at 678-839-5500.
Ingram Library Usage: Retirees may borrow books and other materials from the Library. All that is needed is a valid UWG ID or a Guest Borrower ID. Apply for the Guest Borrower ID at the Library's Circulation Desk. Questions, 678-839-6502.
UWG Bookstore Discount: Retirees may obtain a 20% discount on any of their in-store purchases by showing their Faculty/Staff Retiree ID card to the cashier at the checkout. ID cards can be made at the Student Center.
Current Faculty and Staff Directory: You should have received a copy of the current academic year’s Faculty and Staff Directory which was mailed out in the fall to every retiree as a convenience to reach various offices or personnel on campus. A new feature to this year’s directory is a listing of Retirees to make communication with each other easier. Contact Sally Roberts if you need one.
UWG Parking Services: Retirees may obtain a courtesy “G” parking hanger tag allowing him/her to park in any student or faculty parking area (white and green curbs) on campus and obtain a UWG Gate Card. Contact UWG Parking Services.
UWG Theatre Company productions: Retirees are eligible to get 2-for-1 theatre tickets to the plays on campus produced by the UWG Theatre Company. Buy one ticket and get the second for free. Just present your UWG ID card and ask at the ticket office in the TCPA for this great deal, and enjoy.
Sign-up for our listserv to RECEIVE and SHARE the latest events and announcements: To sign up for our listserv, just follow the procedure listed below:
*Go to the following website called “Join or leave a List”
*Complete only the first 3 fields (boxes)
In the first box labeled “List to Join or Leave,” type in UWG-ARFS
In the second box, type in your complete e-mail address.
In the third box, type in your first and last name.
*Leave the defaults on the rest of the page as is unless you want to change it. *Click on “Join the list.” You’ll get a message stating “A confirmation request is being sent under separate cover.”
Then, wait for your e-mail confirmation and follow the instructions provided.
Homecoming Activities: Homecoming this year is October 24, 2009. This year’s theme is “Home at Last.” Plan on joining us for our first homecoming in our new stadium. More activities and details will be in the next Rejuvenator.