Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 am
Perkins Restaurant - Eastgate Shopping Center - 5112 Park Avenue
On the first Tuesday of every month, join the UMAR Breakfast Bunch for a casual breakfast. All U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own.
Holiday Brunch & Silent Auction
Tuesday, December 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
University Center, River Room
The cost is $25 per person and includes brunch and parking in Zach Curlin Garage. Tables of eight can be purchased for $175. Proceeds benefit the UMAR Scholarship Fund. To donate a silent auction item or to RSVP by Monday, December 2, contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1333. Please see the note from Diane Cooper, UMAR Treasurer, below:
Hello Fellow U of M Retirees,
We are seeking items for our auction (all proceeds from the auction go to our Memorial Scholarship). They can be services, art, bric-a-brac, china, arts and crafts, furniture, gift cards, homemade candy, cakes, bread, plants, etc. If you have anything that you would like to donate, please fill out this form and send to Brandon Hoyer at email@example.com or call with questions at 678.1333.
Thank you in advance for your help and for helping to make this another successful auction.
Hope to see you at the brunch!
GPAC's Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 14, 7 pm
Enjoy dinner on your own beforehand at 5 pm at Piccadilly Cafeteria (2055 Exeter Rd, Germantown). For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1333.
Save the Date: UMAR Lambuth Campus Visit
Thursday, January 30
Travel via the Blue Line to enjoy a tour of the Lambuth Campus in Jackson, TN, led by Dean Lattimore. Lunch will be provided by Lambuth. The cost is $15 per person. RSVP by January 24 to email@example.com or 901-678-1333.
For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1333.
The University of Memphis Association of Retirees (UMAR) is an active organization or retired professors, administrators and staff. Its mission, consistent with that of the national organization in higher education, is “to advocate, to educate, and to serve.” UMAR conducts a variety of activities focused on meeting the social and networking needs of its members through special event luncheons, dinners, tours and trips, as well as helping to coordinate various volunteer activities within the University. With support from the Alumni Association, UMAR hopes to pursue programming that will provide educational opportunities for its members, support for the University and opportunities to be heard on major community issues. UMAR is a constituent organization of the University of Memphis Alumni Association, and members are entitled to the same benefits and privileges as all Alumni Association members. Click here to view all benefits and services and click here to join online.
For more information about UMAR or any upcoming events contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at email@example.com or 901-678-1333.
UMAR is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Traces Award! Click here for more information and to submit your nomination by November 1.
Each year UMAR presents the Traces Award to a University retiree chosen by the three most recent winners for exemplifying the concept of remaining active in scholarly and/or civic pursuits into retirement. The award metaphorically refers to “remaining in the traces,” a concept dating to farm days. The 2012 Traces Award was presented to Edward and Eunice Ordman at the Holiday Brunch in December. Congratulations to the Ordmans!
Additional UMAR updates:
U of M Parking Hangtags: If you need to renew your parking hangtag, contact Parking Services at 678-2122. They can mail the hangtag to you.
UMAR annually presents a one-time award of $1,000 for the academic year to a full-time
undergraduate enrolled at the University that has completed at least two full years
of study with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. Learn more about the scholarship here.
The UMAR Scholarship has reached endowment status! Our new goal is to increase the amount of the scholarship given, so we must continue to raise money. Please help make this possible by donating to the University of Memphis Foundation here. For further information about the UMAR Scholarship, please contact Bob Boone, UMAR Scholarship Coordinator, at 901-757.5733.
Congratulations to Valerie Pylant, recipient of the 2012-13 UMAR Scholarship. Valerie is a junior majoring in foreign languages (Spanish and German). Valerie works at the Educational Support Program and is a private tutor of Spanish. She is scheduled to graduate in December 2013.
UMAR hosts a book club discussion on the 4th Tuesday of every other month. The latest book read was And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Visit this web site again soon for upcoming book titles and meeting dates.
UMAR Mix & Match - Dinner and a Story
Guests enjoyed dinner at Amerigo's followed by a story by Donald Davis.
UMAR Garden Club
Participants met at the Cordova Library to hear Master Gardner David Fuchs speak about fall bulbs and mini-bulbs in October.
UMAR Mix & Match - Historical Tour of Cordova
Jane Hooker, co-author of Arcadia’s Images of America series Cordova, led a tour of the Cordova Museum. Lunch followed at the acclaimed Café Fontana, then guests received a tour of the 1914 Walter Granville Home and Eckland Plantation afterwards. View Photos
Coffee & Conversation
UMAR hosted its annual Coffee & Conversation brunch in September featuring special guests Provost Rudd and Dr. Gladius Lewis, 2013 recipient of the Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award. View Photos
UMAR Breakfast Bunch
UMAR members recently held their monthly breakfast gathering at Perkins Restaurant. Breakfast Bunch events are held on the first Tuesday of each month.
UMAR Mix & Match
Members enjoyed listening to Riverboat Captain Jim Turner speak about life on the river followed by lunch at Ronnie Grisanti's in July. Guests then visited the Morton Museum of Collierville History.
UMAR May Picnic
UMAR members attended a picnic lunch complete with a wine tasting, horse shoes, and a drawing of donated items, which benefited the UMAR Scholarship Fund. View Photos
Wolf River Dayz
UMAR members celebrated Arbor Day at the Wolf River Conservancy. After finishing a walk along the Rossville, TN Boardwalk, they enjoyed lunch at Wolf River Cafe.
Calvary Lenten Preaching Series
UMAR members attended the annual Calvary Lenten Preaching Series to hear who Newsweek states is one of America’s 50 most influential rabbis, Rabbi Micah Greenstein, speak followed by lunch at the Waffle Shop.
Holiday Brunch & Silent Auction
On Tuesday, December 11, UMAR held its annual meeting, holiday brunch, awards presentation and silent auction. The program featured entertainment by the Campus School Children. Silent auction proceeds benefit the UMAR Memorial Scholarship fund. View Photos
President: Sheryl Maxwell, firstname.lastname@example.org
President Elect: Ginny Reed, email@example.com
Treasurer: Diane Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Jane Hooker, email@example.com
Immediate Past President: Mary Ellen Pitts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty: Bob R. Marchini, email@example.com
James (Jim) Dorman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff: James (Jim) Hellums, email@example.com
Margery Stover, firstname.lastname@example.org
Standing Committee Chairpersons
Caring: Bonita Lyons, email@example.com
Historian:Susanne Darnell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter: Janell Rudolph (BA '70, MA '72), email@example.com
Program: Bill Crump (ME '71)
Scholarship & Memorial: Bob Boone, firstname.lastname@example.org