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Ongoing Activities

The Association helps facilitate retirees in organizing activities.  Here's a few activities that are ongoing:

Biking

A group of retired biking enthusiasts will start meeting regularly starting on Wednesday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m. sharp.  Meet the group on the South side of the Van Buren Street footbridge near the Jacobs Island Park. The group will ride the Milwaukee Trail-Target Range-Fort Missoula Museum and back (round trip of about 17-18 miles). Those who wish shorter rides could turn around at any point on the trip.  The group will switch to the morning hours once it starts to get warmer. Check back here for further notices. Contact Rustem Medora rustem.medora@umontana.edu or Lily Eidswick at lily.eidswick@gmail.com for further information.

Mahjong!

Lily and Jack Eidswick would like to invite interested UM retirees to join them for Mahjong every Sunday.  Starting in May, Lily will teach classes to those who wish to learn Mahjong. For information and directions to their home, call Lily Eidswick at 406.542.0603 or email her at lily.eidswick@gmail.com 

Highway Cleanup

Unless notified otherwise, the highway cleanup group will meet on the first Monday after April 15th and the second Monday in October each year.  Based on that, we will meet again on October 13, 2014 and April 20, 2015.  For more information, contact Bob Pfister at rmpfister@montana.com  or Rustem Medora at rustem.medora@umontana.edu.  The group is looking for new members.

Active for Life Class

Retirees who wish to take an exercise class (Active for Life) designed for those over 50 should call Sonja Tysk at 243.2804.  Campus Recreation offers an additional 65 group fitness classes a week, including dance, cycling, yoga, Pilates and more. Visit www.umt.edu/fitness for up-to-date schedules. For those who are new to exercise in a gym setting, or just need some personalized fitness recommendations, Campus Recreation has personal trainers on staff for consultation. You must be a paid member of the Campus Recreation Center (see Benefits).

Opportunities to Volunteer on Campus

Retirees may wish to serve the University campus by volunteering their time.  Your institutional knowledge, expertise, and energy can continue to serve the University in meaningful ways.  Some volunteer opportunities are for one-time and annual events, and some opportunties are available on an ongoing basis.  Check out the opportunities to volunteer!

Start a Group

Do you have a group or activity you would like to organize?  Email janie.spencer@umontana.edu and we'll post it here on the website.

Science Cafe Meetings and Lectures

Sponsored by the UM Chapter fo the Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society, Science Cafe meetings are open and informal public discussions of current important issues related to science.  For more information, see www.umt.edu/sigmaxl