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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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From last year's event, friends Janice Piro and Patty Forehand reconnected with each other.

Retiree Fall Fest

  • Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
  • Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Location: Moss Patio, Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Davis campus
  • Cost: $10 per person for UCDEA/UCDRA members and a guest; $15 p.p. for non-members and guests*
  • Registration: Download the registration form. Registration must be received by September 12, 2014.

As you return to Davis after summer travels, reconnect with friends at the Retiree Fall Fest, a time of bluegrass music and barbeque. We will fire up the coals for hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers; salads, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. Relax, reconnect and enjoy fresh air and soft melodies. Parking on Saturdays is free unless event attendants are present, in which case your RT permit is needed. Sponsored by the UC Davis Retiree Center, UCDRA, and UCDEA.

* If you join either the UC Davis Retirees' Association (UCDRA) and/or UC Davis Emeriti Association (UCDEA) after May 1, 2014, and have never been a member before, the associations would like to have you and one guest attend at no cost. Additional guests at $15 each.

General Membership Meetings

Please mark your calendars to be able to attend the and fall membership meeting of the UCDRA. We will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of both the UC Davis Retirees' Association and the UC Davis Emeriti Association.

Fall Meeting

  • Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • Time: 2 – 4 p.m. Refreshments at 2; program begins at 2:30
  • Location: UC Davis Conference Center, Ballrooms – Davis campus (directions)
  • Cost: Free; pre-registration will be requested (available August 2014)

Please mark your calendars to be able to attend the and fall membership meeting of the UCDRA and UCDEA. We will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of both the UC Davis Retirees' Association and the UC Davis Emeriti Association. Additional details as they become available.

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
Thursday, September 11, 2014    
Wednesday, November 12, 2014    
Thursday, December 11, 2014* Davis High School Madrigal Holiday Lunch
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
2013
Aggie and Ed Costantini
Norma Rice
2012
Barbara Nichols and Bob Halferty 2011
Hal and Rosie Cushing 2010
Lorena Herrig 2009

 

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