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CWU Retirement Association

The CWU Retirement Association (CWURA) is a vibrant group of individuals who enjoy the opportunity to explore more leisurely pursuits, while continuing to participate in the CWU community. The CWURA provides many ways of doing so, including informal gatherings, educational and pleasurable excursions, lectures, and informational programs for retirees.


The purpose of the CWURA is to provide continuing social, emotional, and intellectual engagement while maintaining treasured relationships with friends and former colleagues. You can retain important ties with the university, and support the university’s continuing efforts to provide service to students and society. While learning about key issues that are often encountered by retirees—including retirement and financial and estate planning.

Annual    $20/year  |  Lifetime  $200

Choose the membership level that best suits you, then fill out the form below. 

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Annual dues for 2019/2020 are payable from July 1 through June 30 and are valid for one year. If you prefer, you may pay by check via the below address.

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

Introduction of the 2019/2020 CWURA Board of Directors

Marilyn Mason and Jim Huckabay Co-Presidents
Mary Bottcher Secretary
Susan Browne Treasurer      
John Ebenal Retired Staff
Dave Darda Active Faculty
Velma Henry Active Staff
Karen Martinis Retired Faculty
Karen Johnson Retired Faculty

Upcoming Events

Pickleball – What is it? How do you play? Join members of the CWU Retirement Association for an introduction to Pickleball.  Many retirees find Pickleball to be a fun way to keep moving and connect with other retirees. This game, with simple rules, is played on a badminton-sized court with paddles and plastic balls. Come learn more about how you can participate in Pickleball at CWU as a retiree.

Thursday, October 17 at noon.  Meet by the main entrance to the recreation center in the Student Union Recreation Center (SURC) building.

For more information contact Catherine Scarlett at 509-963-3083 or


Financial Planning Workshop - Estate Planning Essentials

Friday, November 15, 2019. 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Student Union Recreation Center (SURC), Room 201

Join us for a presentation by our partners at Wells Fargo Wealth Management as they share important concepts to help you take charge of your estate planning. 

For more information and to RSVP, please 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.



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