The MU Retirees Association promotes and protects the interests of more than 1,000 retirees from the campus, Extension and University of Missouri System. Its officers monitor retiree issues, especially pensions and insurance, and meet regularly with university officials and legislators to review new programs and to ensure that ongoing programs are properly funded. The association also publishes three newsletters a year and sends email updates about activities, including breakfast programs, a holiday lunch, spring picnic, social mixers and day trips. Retirees and pre-retirees 55 years and older pay a $7.50 annual fee or $75 for a life membership.
Retirees volunteer to staff the Reynolds Alumni Center information desk,greeting visitors 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F. A complementary University Club lunch is provided for each 3.5-hour shift.
Support the best interests and traditions of Missouri’s flagship university by joining the Mizzou Alumni Association. Not only will you provide financial support for student scholarships, faculty grants and educational and social programs, but you will receive invitations to members-only events, an annual wall calendar, merchandise discounts, Ellis Library privileges, and more. Dis- counted annual and life memberships are available for retirees 65 and older. Call 573-882-6611.
About 250 women affiliated with MU and the UM System make up the Fortnightly Club, which publishes bulletins and hosts teas, luncheons and bus trips. A $15 annual fee helps support student scholarships and allows women to participate in interest groups for antiques, crafts, books, bridge, food and exercise, among others.
Keep your mind sharp with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Osher @ Mizzou delivers noncredit courses designed to complement the interests, concerns and lifestyles of the over-50 adult. For $80, you can choose from a wide variety of fascinating classes. Hear from law enforcement personnel and artists; learn how to garden, decorate cakes or speak French; practice taichi; get guidance on estate planning; or just hang out with movie buffs at weekly film showings. Call 573-882-2585 for more information.
Become a patient ambassador, work the information desk, handle clerical tasks and other opportunities. Call 573-882-4714 for details.