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EKURA 2012-2013 Meetings and Trips Schedule

All regular meetings and programs will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Gillum’s in the Richmond Mall.  EKURA members and guests are encouraged to arrive early and order lunch before the speakers are introduced.

2012 EKURA Schedule

  • August 21 - Bob Wagoner, Executive Director of the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System, will focus on the new relationship between KTRA and EKURA.  According to Wagoner, the EKURA will be considered a local Retired Teachers Association affiliate and placed in the Central Kentucky East District.

    The first meeting with Wagoner will be especially important as EKURA joins the KTRA. Wagoner will explain how membership will work, as well as cover many of the benefits which will be made available to EKURA members who are not currently members of KTRA, including legaline services, insurance benefits, travel opportunities, vision and hearing instrument plans and long term care assistance, among others.

  • September 18 - Shakertown lunch and river cruise.
  • October 16 - Dan McBride, Associate Athletics Director for External Relations at Eastern Kentucky University, who will update EKURA fans on the status of the athletic programs at EKU.  
  • November 20 - Cincinnati Underground Railroad Museum and Riverboat lunch tour.
  • December 18 - The traditional EKURA Christmas luncheon will be held at Heritage House Bed and Breakfast on. Reservations must be made by sending a check for $15 by Dec. 7 to Pat Ridgley, 128 Buckwood Dr. Richmond, KY. 40475.
    NOTE: Hats, gloves and scarves will again be collected for the local Salvation Army.

2013 EKURA Schedule

  • February 19 - Larry Bailey, Director of the Pattie A. Clay Foundation, will be featured along with others from PAC. They will update the group on the latest health care developments at the local hospital.
  • March 19 - Frankfort-Salato Wildlife area (free) and Vietnam Memorial.
  • April 16 - Billie Dyer, Director of MEPCO Home Health Agency and Heather Slone, Director of the Richmond Senior Citizens Center, will present opportunities for seniors, describe their respective programs and answer questions about how seniors can take advantage of their services.
  • May 21 - Bowling Green—Corvette Museum and railroad museum.
  • June 18 - Dr. Carl Hurley back home. Plans call for members of EKURA to recall their favorite Carl Hurley stories and perhaps share a story or two about EKU’s popular favorite son.
  • July 16 - Fleming County covered bridges and Rosemary Clooney Museum.

Meeting details and contacts:

If Madison County Schools are closed on EKURA meeting days, meetings will be held the following week at the same time and place.

Other questions may be addressed to the president, Dr. Ron Wolfe at 859 623-5088 or

Trip details and contacts:

All trips will depart from Peddler’s Mall at 9:30 a.m. unless another time is designated. Riders will share expenses with drivers. Details on all trips will be announced at the preceding regular meeting.

Questions regarding trip schedules should be addressed to Dot Kirkpatrick (retkirk 859-623-3674 or Dee Riggs ( 859 623-5027.

Published on May 10, 2012

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