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CWU Retirement Association

The Central Washington University Retirement Association (CWURA) is a vibrant group of individuals that includes the extended family of retirees and former employees and their partners.  Founded in 1990, we welcome all those who have served CWU, or other universities, in a variety of capacities and who wish to engage with each other and the university in fun and meaningful ways. 

2019 Spring Activities and Programs

CWURA Spring Trip: LeMay, America’s Car Museum, Tacoma, Washington

Thursday, April 25, 2019

LeMay – America’s Car Museum is an international destination for auto enthusiasts to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society.    Read more at
Registration is $60.00 per person which includes transportation by motor coach from Ellensburg and back, museum entrance fee, and lunch at the Pacific Grill (located at the museum).  We will depart from the Super One parking lot at 8:00 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m.  

Register today. For additional information, contact Catherine Scarlett at 509-963-3083 or


CWURA Annual Meeting and Dinner

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5:30 p.m.
Sue Dining Room, CWU Ellensburg
Registration is $30.00 per person.  

Our featured speaker this year is CWU Athletic Director Dennis Francois who will provide an update on the Wildcat Commons Project and plans for athletic facilities and programs.  In addition to our speaker, we will be presenting the 2019 Distinguished Retiree Award. The year’s recipients are CWU retired faculty members Nancy and John Hultquist.    

Register today.  For additional information, contact Catherine Scarlett at 509-963-3083 or

Ongoing Events

Wildcat Walkers still going strong!  Wildcat Walkers are an Ellensburg walking group for CWU retirees and friends.  Walks are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Mondays at the Irene Rinehart Park bridge parking lot at 10:00 a.m. during fall and winter.  For more information or to get on their mailing list, contact Virginia Mack at

First Friday Coffee
Retirees and friends enjoy informal gatherings each First Friday.
Please join us for each First Friday for refreshments and camaraderie at 9:30 a.m. at the Dakota Cafe on Pearl Street in Ellensburg.  Bring ideas to share about what activities you would like to see the CWURA plan for retirees.

CWURA Interest Groups.  What to form a targeted interest group for retirees?  Contact the CWURA about forming a group, arranging for email notices and meeting spaces on campus.

CWURA 2018/19 Membership Campaign Underway.  Now is the time to sign up for membership in the CWURA for the upcoming year.  Your dues are important to help us with the costs of events and programs.  Join now online or send your dues to the CWURA at the CWU Foundation, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA  98926-7508.




Membership Dues

Annual dues for 2018/2019 are payable from July 1 through June 30 and are valid for one year. If you have not done so, please send a check for $20 to the below address or click here to Join or Renew.

CWU Foundation
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7508

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