UMSL Retirees Association Special Event

Alzheimer’s: Everything You NEED To Know, But Have Been Afraid To Ask

When: Friday, April 14, 1:30 to 3:30 PM; Room 336 Social Science/Business

The program is set for this event (see Newsletter) and the details are given below: 


1:30 PM – Introduction to the Event:  Dr.  Tom Meuser (moderator), Gerontology UMSL

1:40 PM – Introduction to Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias:  Dr. Zuleyma Tang-Martínez, Biology UMSL

2:00 PM – A Caregiver’s Perspective:  Virginia Benson, Alzheimer’s Association - St. Louis Chapter, Volunteer

2:15 PM – Assistance, Support, and Resources:  Elyse Murrel, Alzheimer’s Association – St. Louis Chapter, Staff

2:30 PM – Overview of Current Research on Alzheimer’s: Andrea Denny, Knight ADRC (Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center), Washington University Medical School - Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core Leader

2:50 PM – Questions & Answers

3:25 PM – Concluding Remarks, Dr. Tom Meuser  

 Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon June 6 on Campus.

The Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting - hosted by Chancellor George and Dr. Harbach - will be held Tuesday, June 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the JCP Summit Lounge (the event has outgrown the lobby!)   Following lunch and the meeting (1:45 p.m.) there will be an optional sneak peek of the new Anheuser-Busch Business building.  Invitationsshould be in the mail the first week of May

Holiday Luncheon December 13 at Glen Echo Country Club

As usual this was a successful event with almost 70 in attendance.  In addition to hearing from Chancellor George, and the President, plans for upcoming events were described, including the one described below and the upcoming Alzheimer’s Disease program, and a possible Wine Tasting tour.  The usual book exchange took place and it would appear that a good time was had by all.

Association Outing to the National Museum of Transportation

 On Friday Dec. 16, the activities committee held a "lunch bunch" activity followed by a visit to The Museum of Transportation to see the model train holiday show.

For lunch the group took in the Friday special at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.  We then went to the new museum Visitors Center to see the holiday show.  The president of the Museum Governance Board, the Museum’s Executive Director, and the volunteer who oversees the model train displays all addressed our group.  We also had a very informative presentation by one of our own, Chuck Granger, who told about his experience in working with Des Lee in assembling one of the model trains.  The train came as a kit with over 6,000 parts to assemble and the instructions were written in Japanese.  The UMSL fifteen retirees and guests present were joined by five retirees from St Louis County.

Attention Retirees

Don't forget to join or rejoin the University of Missouri-St. Louis Retirees Association. The membership year is from June 1 to May 31.

Presentation of the UMSL-RA Membership Card grants the following:

Annual dues are $15. Or, for the most convenient option, join as a lifetime member for just $125.

If you are a new or renewing member, simply fill out and print your membership application and mail with your dues check payable to the UMSL Retirees Association.

 In June 2015, at the UMSL-RA annual meeting the membership passed a motion to accord a dues-free first year for new retirees. If you have just retired, fill out and print your membership application, noting on the form “New Retiree”, and mail today!

And, volunteer to serve on a committee -

There are three committee choices:
Planning and Events

Contact President Lol Barton to volunteer.
Your help is needed to keep our organization going.

June 7, 2016 Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting

       This was hosted by Chancellor Tom George and Dr. Barbara Harbach.  A feature of the event was an update from Joe Martinich, a member of the Total Rewards Committee, on plans for medical benefits for retirees.  At the end of the meeting there was a tour of the new Science Learning Center.
          Also at the meeting the following slate of nominees was elected by acclamation:

President-Elect:  Chuck Korr
Treasurer:           Steve Spaner
Secretary:            Mary Ellen Heckel
Board Members: Wendell Smith, Hal Harris and Zuleyma Tang-Martinez

2016-2017 Retirees Association Board 
        (Updated after the election at the June 7, 2016 luncheon meeting)

Lol Barton, President
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chuck Korr, President-elect
Department of History

Mary Ellen Heckel, Secretary
The Graduate School

Steven Spaner, Treasurer
College of Education

Sandy MacLean, Past President 
Office of Student Affairs


Wendell Smith
Continuing Education & Outreach

Hal Harris
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Zuleyma Tang-Martinez
Department of Biology

David Ganz
College of Business Administration

Joe Martinich
College of Business Administration

Linda Royal
Student Affairs


Cindy Vantine (ex-officio)
Director, University Events