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.
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. Click the button below and choose the membership level that best suits you, then complete the form.
Annual* $20/year | Lifetime $200
*Annual dues 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.
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7508
- Ongoing Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-899-1345.
First Friday Coffee
Returning Fall 2021–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.
- 2022-2023 CWURA Board of Directors
Robert Rittenhouse, President
Steve Schepman, Past President
Mary Bottcher, Secretary
John Ebenal, acting Treasurer
Julia Stringfellow, Member at Large
Lisa Stowe, Member at Large
James H. Thompson, Member at Large
Karen Martinis, Member at Large
- Additional Resources and Links
CWU Living History Project/Oral Histories interviews with retirees. Maintained by the CWU Brooks Library Archives and Special Collections, the collection contains transcripts of interviews conducted with former faculty, staff, and alumni of Central Washington University. Follow the Central Washington University Archives & Special Collections on Facebook.
- In Memoriam
Remembering those who passed in 2021
Dixie Parker Fairbanks
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