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Retirees' Association

The University of Montana—Missoula

Activities & Events

You Are Invited!

Annual Activities and Events

All retirees are cordially invited to attend the following social activities on campus:

  • The weekly faculty/staff/retiree socials held most Friday afternoons during Autumn and Spring Semesters in the Davidson Honors College from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (See News ForUM newsletter for details)
  • The Employee Welcome Back Picnic held on the Tuesday before classes start each year.
  • The annual Retiree Luncheon which is held June of each year.

Ongoing Activities and Events

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


A group of retired biking enthusiasts will start meeting regularly starting on Wednesday, April 17th at 9:30 a.m. Subsequently, they will meet every first and third Wednesday of each month. Initially the group will meet on the Kim William’s Trail, at the South end of the Van Buren St. foot bridge near the Jacobs Island Park. Typical rides will be between 6 and 8 miles. More challenging rides will be announced later. For further information, contact Rustem Medora at (406) 243-4943 or email or Lily Eidswick at (406) 542-0603 or email


Lily & Jack Eidswick would like to invite interested UM retirees to join them for Mahjong every Sunday. Starting in May, Lilly will teach classes to those who wish to learn Mahjong, call her for details. For information and directions to their home, call Lily Eidswick at (406) 542-0603  or email her at

Highway Cleanup

Our next Highway Cleanup is scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2013.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. in the UM "Park & Drive" parking lot.  We will carpool to mile-marker #8 on Highway 200.  Please bring a brownbag lunch.  We will return to the UM "Park & Drive" parking lot around 1:30 p.m.  If you plan to attend, please let Bob Pfister know by calling (406) 244-5442 or e-mailing For further information, contact Bob or Rustem Medora ((406) 243-4943,

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. Must be a paid member of the Campus Recreation Center (see Benefits). 

University Search Committees

Service on University search committees is important.  Your institutional knowledge and expertise can continue to serve the University by serving on a search committee.  If you are interested, in addition to or in lieu of informing your former department of your interest, you may contact the Human Resource Services Recruitment Manager, Carey Davis (243-5707; and she will put your name on a list and provide it when search committee members are needed.

Other Activities Around Town That May Be of Interest:

Science Cafe
Meetings and Lectures

Sponsored by the UM Chapter of 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

Start a Group

Do you have a group or activity you would like to organize? email and we'll post it here on the website.

Contact Us

Michelle Quinn
(406) 243-4866