UARA EVENTS - Luncheons and Meetings

Upcoming Luncheons, 2018

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

Featured Guest Speaker:

Heather Enos, Deputy Principal Investigator
for OSIRIS-REx Mission
(The OSIRIS-REx is a NASA asteroid study and sample-return mission.)

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 Salmon and Pasta
(Orecchietta Pasta with Grilled Salmon 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: Mango Sorbet

Brewed Iced Tea
Note: A separate postcard will be mailed to members in early 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
Apr 12   Radisson Hotel, Speaker: Jeffrey Goldberg, UA Provost

Past Luncheons (2017)
Jan 26    Tanque Verde Ranch      
Apr 6      Lodge on the Desert Speaker: Dr. Celestino Fernandez, UA Professor of Scoiology, PHOTO
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 corner of Cherry and Speedway, Room 303
  • For details about the Board of Directors, see dashboard About Us

Scheduled Meeting Dates - Tuesdays 10am-12pm
October 9,
November 13

Activities, 2017 - see "Activities" section, left-hand column