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CWU Retirement Association

The Central Washington University Retirement Association (CWURA) was founded in 1990 to facilitate the mission and goals of the University and provide for continuing professional, educational and social activities of University personnel, among a number of purposes as specified in the CWURA Constitution.

Upcoming activities and events of interest to retirees.

CWURA Winter Newsletter available online.


CWURA Brews and Baskets

Join the CWURA at 5:00 p.m. for a pre-game social at Whipsaw Brewing before the Wildcat Basketball game.  Whipsaw Brewing is located at 704 N Wenas Street in Ellensburg.

Game time is 7:00 for the game against Concordia University.  Tickets available at

CWURA Spring Trip

Thursday, April 19, 2018
LIGO – Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
Richland, Washington
Stops at area wineries for lunch and tasting following tour of LIGO.
Registration is $25.00 for transportation by bus.
Register online or contact Catherine Scarlett at 509-963-3083 or


Volunteers Needed

The Ellensburg AARP TAX-AIDE team is recruiting volunteer tax counselors to assist individuals in preparing income tax returns. Tax preparation is on Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting February 7 and ending April 12 at the Calvary Baptist Church Annex, 507 North Pine. Preparation is accomplished between 9AM and 3PM on these days.
Training starts in early January. The volunteer is not expected to work every day or all day when volunteering, but is expected to volunteer no less than part of 10 days during the tax season. This volunteer position requires dedication to learning tax law and preparation of accurate tax returns, and is rewarding in helping local people prepare their tax returns. Successful completion of several test are required for certification. All training materials are supplied and you will be supervised and mentored by experienced certified personal. If interested, call Doug Campbell at 925-2153, or by e-mail at







Winter 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2018 Newsletter


Membership Dues

Annual dues for 2016/2017 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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