UARA EVENTS - Luncheons and Meetings

Upcoming Luncheons, 2018
We are pleased to announce a great line-up of venues!

April 12
Spring Luncheon ($30.00, all-inclusive)

Radisson Hotel, Catalina II Banquet Room
6555 East Speedway Blvd.

Acting Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

"UARA and the UA- Working to Build a Better Future"

(To RSVP, a separate postcard was mailed to members.
If you did not receive one, please contact Trudy Jacobson at 982-7813

Starter: Mixed Greens Salad with Tomatoes and Dressing
Entrée Choice: Red Pepper Linguini with Chicken, or, Flank Steak, or, Vegetarian Lasagna
Yukon Gold Roasted Potatoes; Chef's Choice Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Dessert:  Key Lime Pie or Fruit Cup
Warm Bread and Butter
; Iced Tea and Coffee

July 12
Summer Luncheon ($30.00, all-inclusive)
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort
245 East Ina Road

Starter: Caesar Salad, Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Caesar Dressing,
Parm Cheese, Tomatoes, Seasoned Croutons
Entrée Choice:  Seina Chicken (Grilleld Herbed Breast of Chicken with Roasted Garlic Parm Sauce,
Served with Pesto Risotto and Vegetable Medley), or Grilled Chicken and Pasta
(Orecchietta Pasta with Grilled Chicken with Oven-Cured Tomatoes, or
Portobello Mushroom Ravioli, Served on a Bed of Wilted Spinach
with Smoked Tomatoes, Tossed in a Chardonnay Butter Sauce
Dessert: Lemon, Raspberry or Mango Sorbet

Brewed Iced Tea
Note: A separate postcard will be mailed to member in June)


October 18
Fall Luncheon ($30.00/PP)
Oro Valley Country Club, Pusch Ridge Room
300 West Greenock Road

"From the Beginning: The People of the Southwest"


Learn about the geology of the southwest (going back to the actual formation of the landmasses)
and consider its effect on the various cultures who settled in this region.  Find out how those groups changed
and evolved over time, looking specifically at the Hohokam, Mogollon,
Mimbres and Anasazi peoples.
We will also look at their descendants -the Hopi, Tohono O’odham,
Apache, Navajo and Rio Grande Pueblos -
 the ways in which their cultures reflected
the land and were affected by the land. 
discussion will include the advent of the
European and their reaction and interaction
with the land and people they encountered.

Starter: Strawberry & Toasted Almond Salad - Seasonal Greens, Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette
Entrée Choice: Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Breast- Honey, Toasted Pecans, Sweet Potato Mash, or
Roasted Salmon Fillet- Cabernet Risotto, Lemon Butter Sauce, or
Butternut Squash Risotto- Broccolini, Maple Glaze
Dessert: NY Style Cheesecake - Berry Compote
All Entrées are Served with Artisan Bread and Chef’s Choice of Seasonal Vegetable
Coffee & Hot Tea

Past Luncheons (2018)
Jan 25   Tanque Verde Ranch

Past Luncheons (2017)
Jan 26    Tanque Verde Ranch      
Apr 6       Lodge on the Desert  PHOTO Speaker: Dr. Celestino Fernandez, UA Professor of Scoiology

July 20    Dragon's View Chinese Restaurant
Oct 19     Hacienda del Sol Speaker: Kenney Hegland, James E. Rogers UA Professor Emeritus of Law

Luncheon Coordinator - Kathi Hart, Office Manager ( or Jane Dugas (


  • The BOD meetings include the executive officers and directors, all committee chairs, and those serving as liaison to other UA affiliations.
  • ALL UARA members and UA retired-non-members are invited and encouraged to attend any BOD meeting to share ideas, concerns, or just observe. Light refreshments available.
  • Meeting Location: SWEDE JOHNSON BUILDING, 1111 N. CHERRY, BOBCAT ROOM (corner of Cherry and Speedway)
  • For details about the Board of Directors, see dashboard About Us

Scheduled Meeting Dates (Tuesdays 10am-12pm):

  • April 10, 2018
  • October 9, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
Activities, 2017 - see "Activities" section, left-hand column