Welcome to the UNL Emeriti and Retirees Association

Rita Kean portrait

As we begin this new year, I would like to thank the UNL Emeriti and Retiree Association members for their interest and support during 2017. Julie Johnson, president, did an outstanding job in 2017, providing direction and leadership as we expanded our membership to include all UNL retirees. Our Board of Directors gave so much of their time, ideas and resolve in forwarding and achieving the goals outlined in the 2017 Plan of Work, which in turn, led to a very successful year. We have some exciting projects we are finalizing and will share our 2018 Plan of Work with you at the January 18th meeting,

Our events were well attended and Jeff Keown, our new Vice President, has interesting programs planned for this coming year. You should have received the Yellow Card with the list of meeting dates and speakers for Spring 2018. Please join us on Thursday, January 18 at 11:30 AM in the UNL East Campus Union for our first meeting and luncheon of 2018! We are delighted Dr. Donde A. Plowman, UNL Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, will join us for lunch and then speak about UNL and Its Future.

Coffee Chats continue, thanks to Rita and Don Weeks. Note the following dates and locations for these social events.

· January 10, 9:30 am Coffee at the Mill, Innovation Campus

· February 14, 9:30 am Valentine’s Day Party, Don and Rita Weeks home

· April 11, 9:30 am Coffee, to be determined

· May 9, 9:30 am Coffee, to be determined

Plan to join Kay Rockwell and Doug Zatechka on Friday, March 23, 9:00 am for coffee, followed by a tour at 9:30 of UNL Housing offices and related areas. More information will be available in early spring.

The Board joins me in thanking you for your continued support and look forward to you joining us at our events in 2018. Your thoughts and ideas for the organization are important to us. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Rita Kean, President
rkean1@unl.edu