EKU Retirees Association
EKURA Introductory Page
The Eastern Kentucky University Retirees Association was created during the 2004-2005 academic year. The purposes of the EKURA is primarily to provide an opportunity for all EKU retirees to social network through meetings, programs, and excursions
The association also provides an opportunity to assist EKU in academic and non-academic activities, to be involved with issues that impact retirees, to communicate with its members, and to develop and add to the EKURA scholarship fund and to annually award a scholarship to a deserving student.
Membership in the EKURA is open to any full or part-time faculty and staff retiree of EKU. Any spouse, widow and widower are eligible for associate membership in EKURA. There are two types of membership. EKU retirees may become lifetime members with a single fee of $120. $100 of that amount is designated for the scholarship fund, and is a tax deductible donation. Lifetime members do not pay any dues thereafter. Individuals may also become members on an annual basis for $10 per year. During the first year of retirement, however, all EKURA dues are waived.
Membership checks should be made out to EKURA and sent to Treasurer Pat Ridgely, 128 Buckwood, Richmond, KY 40475, or brought to any regularly scheduled meeting.
Meetings of the EKURA are scheduled every other month - with tours and trips scheduled during alternate months. The meetings and trips can always be found at the EKURA web site.
An annual scholarship has been awarded since the beginning of the association. The recipient for the 2012-13 academic year is: Sarah Morrow, a special education and education major at EKU.
The leadership of the association, between meetings, is guided by a five member executive board that plans both the meetings, tours, awarding of scholarships, and communications, with the assistance of EKURA members. The 2012-13 officers are: President Ron Wolfe, President-Elect Fawn Conley, Secretary Joanna Dickey, Treasurer Pat Ridgley, and Immediate Past President Charles Hay.
Dot Kirkpatrick, Dee Riggs and Bonnie Gray will serve as the EKURA Travel Coordinators for 2012-13.
For additional information about the EKURA please contact: Dr. Ron Wolfe at 859-623-5088 or at firstname.lastname@example.org