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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. 

Fall 2018 - Activities and Programs


Grand Opening – Newly Remodeled Samuelson Hall.  October 19, 2018
The CWURA invites retirees to attend the grand opening of Samuelson Hall on Friday, October 19.   The CWURA will host group tours beginning at 5:00 pm.  A social hour at 6:00 p.m. will be held in the ITAM Innovation Center located in Samuelson Room 204. Register or contact Catherine Scarlett at 509-963-3083 or for any questions.

Annual Benefits Fair – Friday, November 9th
Come by and say hello to the CWURA at our table at the annual benefits fair.  The fair will be held in the SURC Ballroom on the Ellensburg campus from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.  Of interest to retirees will be a special presentation by the Washington Health Care Authority for retirees in SURC 202 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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.




Winter 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2018 Newsletter


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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