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UC DAVIS: Retirees' Association: Activities

Upcoming Events

The UC Davis Retirees' Association (UCDRA) and UC Davis Emeriti Association (UCDEA) generally sponsor one program per month for their members. Non-members are welcome and membership information will be available at the events. Most UCDRA events are held at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center or the UC Davis Conference Center.

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1989 to 2014; the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UC Davsi Retirees' Association and of the UC Davis Emeriti Association.

UCDEA and UCDRA 25th Anniversary and Fall Meeting

  • Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • Time: 1:45 – 4:30 p.m.; program begins at 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Ballrooms, UC Davis Conference Center, Davis campus
  • Registration: will be requested; available September 2014

The UC Davis Retirees' Association and the UC Davis Emeriti Association are celebrating 25 years of service to retirees and UC Davis. All retirees are invited to celebrate this significant milestone at the fall retiree meeting. Beginning at 1:45, enjoy an array of hors d'oeuvres and beverages at the 25th Anniversary Reception. The menu, generously donated by Paradise Valley Estates, will include fresh fruit kabobs with yogurt dipping sauce, prosciutto and cream cheese-wrapped asparagus, pinwheel sandwiches, shrimp cocktail, crab cakes with cilantro aioli, chicken skewers with peanut sauce, petite fours, dessert bars, chocolate-dipped strawberries, sparkling cider, punch, coffee and tea.

The meeting, scheduled for 2:30 – 4 p.m., will include congratulatory remarks from the chancellor or provost and Joe Lewis, director of projects and initiatives, UC Retirement Administration Service Center. The meeting will conclude with an overview of Open Enrollment changes by Guerren Solbach, the UC Davis Heatlh Care Facilitator.

Following the meeting, the reception will continue until 4:30.

Artists conception: Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis

BrainFood Talk

A New Museum of Art; a decade in the making

Rachel Teagle, Director, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

  • Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2014
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: AGR Hall, Buehler Alumni Center, Davis campus

Rachel Teagle, the director of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Art Museum (currently under construction on the UC Davis campus), will explore the rich history of art at UC Davis and detail the campus' vision for the new art museum as a vibrant and interactive classroom.

Rachel Teagle has more than 16 years of experience as a museum director and curator focused on socially engaged art and artist-driven programming. She is currently Founding Director of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis. Teagle, who earned a doctoral degree in contemporary art history from Stanford University, most recently served for five years as the executive director of The New Children’s Museum in San Diego. She has held curatorial positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Bay Area’s Anderson Collection.

holiday luncheon

It has been said that the Retiree Holiday Luncheon launches the holiday season.

UCDRA and UCDEA Holiday Luncheon

  • Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Cost (with lunch): $20 per person for UCDEA or UCDRA members and thier guest(s); $25 for non-members and their guest(s)
  • Location: AGR Hall, Buehler Alumni Center, Davis campus
  • Registration: Please download the registration form and complete by November 21.

You are cordially invited to a special retiree holiday program featuring lunch and musical entertainment. The lunch buffet will include a variety of sandwiches, salads and beverage choices. Members who would prefer to bring their own lunch are welcome to attend at no charge; beverages and dessert will be provided. Early registration is advised as seating is limited.

Save the Dates; upcoming membership meetings

Winter Meeting

  • Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Time: 2 – 4 p.m. Refreshments at 2; program begins at 2:30
  • Location: MIND Institute – Sacramento campus (directions)

Spring Meeting

  • Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
  • Time: 2 – 4 p.m. Refreshments at 2; program begins at 2:30
  • Location: UC Davis Conference Center, Ballrooms – Davis campus (directions)

BrainFood Talks

Throughout the academic year, the UCDRA joins with the UC Davis Emeriti Association to bring timely talks of interest. Below are the dates for these educational presentations; speakers and topics will be updated as they become available. These talks are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Buehler Alumni Center. Bring a brownbag lunch, and the associations will provide coffee, tea, and cookies.

Date Presenter Title
November 12, 2014
Rachel Teagle, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art A New Museum of Art; a decade in the making
Thursday, December 11, 2014 TBA Holiday Luncheon
Thursday, January 8, 2015    
Thursday, February 12, 2015    
Thursday, March 12, 2015    
Thursday, April 9, 2015    



Parking for Events

Parking on the Davis campus requires a UC permit (A/B/RT). Day use permits are available in all parking lots that allow visitor parking. Disabled spaces are available in front of the Alumni Center, in surface lot 1 adjacent to the UC Davis Conference Center, and in the Welcome/South Entry Parking Structure. A valid campus parking permit is required along with a California DMV-issued disabled person's placard are required for disabled spaces. Directions and parking instructions to the UC Davis Retiree Center, Buehler Alumni Center, and UC Davis Conference Center.

There is ample bicycle parking near the UC Davis Conference Center and Buehler Alumni Center.

2014 Retirees' Association honoree Ted Hillyer with wife, Silvia.

Picnic Day

Beginning in 2009, the UCDRA has recognized the contributions of its members to the university and association. The association provides a horse-drawn carriage and features the honorees in the annual Picnic Day parade.

Honorees Year
Ted Hillyer 2014
Deanna Falge Pritchard and Bill Pritchard
Sandy Filby
Aggie and Ed Costantini
Norma Rice
Barbara Nichols and Bob Halferty 2011
Hal and Rosie Cushing 2010
Lorena Herrig 2009


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