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Bylaws, Officers, Office Moves, Advisory Council Meetings, Events, Lunches
Bylaws Revision Approved and New Officers Elected
The bylaws changes were approved by membership vote in Spring 2015 and are posted in the "about us" tab on this web page. The primary changes relate to a revision in the way Executive Council members and officers are elected. The changes become effective July 1, 2016. The election results show officers for FY 2015-2016 (effective July 1, 2015):
  • President: Ruth Eskesen
  • President-Elect: Jim Barrett
  • Secretary: Felicia Hermann
  • Treasurer:Tom Rehm
UARA Office Moves to UA Babcock Building
In early May 2015 the office moved from the Sun Building on East Speedway to the Babcock Building at 1717 East Speedway, Room 3105. The former phone (325-4366) has been disconnected and we operate by cell phone (call at anytime) - 520-982-7813. The mail address remains the same, P.O. Box 42391, Tucson, AZ, 85733, and the summer and winter office hours remain the same (see "about us" tab on this webpage for details). There are no longer any UA units the Sun Building and our move was facilitated by the UA Real Estate Department and the Office of University Relations. The Babcock Building is immediately east of McDonalds and parking with a Zone 1 permit is available.

Meetings, Events, and Lunches

The Tucson Modern Sreetcar Excursion was held March 16, 2015 and organized by UA Parking and Transportion. The trip included a tour of the operations/maintenance center and a  lunch location on 4th Avenue that Jim Barrett scoped out so everone could be served at once (each person paid own lunch). The trolley all day passes were provided by UA Parking and Transportation. Look for an article in the Fall newsletter. The picture at bottom of this page shows the 50 members and guests that attended. To see  a larger picture, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "picture of Tucson trolley", then click on the resulting image to see it even larger.

Schedule and new location for UARA Advisory Council meetings for 2015-2016.

Meetings will be held at the Habitat for Humanity, 3501 N. Mountain Ave (one bliock south of Prince Road, phone: 326-1217). All UARA members are invited to attend these meetings. Discussions involve current and future UARA activities. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the following dates:

  •  October 13, 2015  
  •  November 10, 2005
  •  January 12, 2016 
  •  February 9, 2016 
  •  March 8, 2016 
  •  April 12, 2016 

Exploring this website - take a few minutes to look at  our tour of the month

Look at the middle cluster of links on the right side of this page - "Resources for Retirees" -just take a few minutes and explore areas where you might be interested.

Lunches for 2015-2016

  • Fall 2015 Luncheon - A Special Treat for 35th UARA Annivisary. October 22, 2015 at UA campus Old Main "Silver & Sage" room. Speaker is Corky Poster, the architect of the restoration project and UA Professor Emeritus. A lunch and tour will be available (led by docents from the Arizona Historical Society), cost is $25.00. A post card will be sent to members in July 2015. Photo (select link at end of page) of Corky Taylor by Jacob Chin, UA ALmuni Association. Once return date has been announced there can be no late requests - so send in your reservation quckly.
  • Winter Luncheon - January 28, 2016. Tanque Verde Guest Ranch
  • Spring Luncheon - March 24, 2016. Lodge on the Desert
  • Fall Luncheon -- October 20, 2016. Skyline Country Club

Reminder: Current and past issues of the UARA Newsletter are posted on this website. Select "newsletters" from the menu on left column of this page. Events are removed from this page after the event occurs.


Photo courtesy of Florence Monton, UA Parking and Transportation Services