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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Shalimar Country Club
    • 49
    Registration is closed

    Rob Spindler

    Join University Archivist Rob Spindler as he describes new initiatives to collect, preserve and make accessible the history of Arizona State University.  He'll discuss a variety of challenges in efforts to document President Michael Crow's presidency, collect papers of university faculty, continue the archival program started at Thunderbird and preserve online newspapers and university publications.  Join us for some intriguing discussions about the future of ASU history!

    Menu:  Choice of entrée 

    • Baked cod in butter cream sauce
    • Chicken breast in lemon caper sauce
    • A vegetarian choice

    All entrées are served with mixed green salad, grilled vegetables, rice pilaf, dessert, rolls, iced tea and coffee

    Registration deadline is the end of workday on Thursday 3/15/18.

    • Friday, April 06, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 5025 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

    Tovrea Castle

    Six hundred members interested in Tovrea Castle but only twelve castle tour tickets available. To try and fairly handle the large interest in this event ASURA will use a lottery system to allocate the twelve tickets.

    Note: The tour cannot accommodate wheel chairs or scooters.

    Lottery Process

    1. Registration Restrictions
      1. Registration will be limited to those members who have not previously taken the ASURA tour.
      2. Registration will be limited to a member and one guest.
    2. In early March "registration" for the lottery will begin. During the two weeks after "registration" opens you can join the lottery by either
      1. registering online using the registration button to the left or
      2. by calling the ASURA Office at 480-965-7668.
    3. After "registration" for the lottery closes 12 participants will be randomly selected.
    4. Those selected will be contacted by the ASURA Office Staff.

    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Community Services Bldg (CSB) 330
    • 42


    Caring for a family member or close friend is one of the most important - and complicated - roles you'll play. Hundreds of questions arise - for example:

    • What is the best way to talk to a medical professional?
    • Does Medicare pay for home care?
    • Where can I go to find help with caregiver stress and burnout?
    • What is a power of attorney?

    Jerry Watterworth, AARP Community Education Speaker, will provide tips for caregivers, points on assembling a care team, things to consider during caregiving, care for the caregiver, and plenty of tips and resources, along with various checklists in a handout which serves as a useful tool for the caregiver or team.

    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Tortilla Flat & Canyon Lake

    April in the Sonoran Desert normally has beautiful weather with a good wildflower display (weather approving). Come with us on a trip along a portion of the Apache Trail to historic Tortilla Flat. Enjoy a lunch at one of the dining establishments, and at 2 PM, board the Dolly Steamboat for about a 1.5 hour cruise of Canyon Lake. On the cruise we may see desert big horn sheep, deer, or even a javelina. At this time of year shrubs like brittlebush should be in flower as well as the official tree of Arizona the foothill paloverde.

    Event Costs

    The travel committee in an effort to keep the event cost low has developed the following pay as you go approach.

    • Lunch - you will purchase your own lunch or perhaps brown bag it. The cost of one lunch should easily be less than $15.
    • Cruise - you will purchase your own ticket at the lake; the cost is $23, 21 and 15 for adults, seniors and children, respectively (we might get a group discount).
    • Transportation Options
      • Drive yourself - there is no parking cost at the Dolly parking lot
      • Ride in a 15 passenger van at a cost of $20/personThe van will collect and return people at the Tempe Public Library in the south parking lot, departing about 9:00 AM and returning at approximately 5:30 PM.

    Registration Closes on Tuesday, April 3

    • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Singer Hall - Phoenix Art Museum

    The Annual Meeting of the ASU Retirees Association celebrates the conclusion of each year, as called for in our Bylaws. The meeting provides an opportunity for us to recognize the activities and accomplishments of the organization and the contributions of our members. The meeting also provides an opportunity to discuss other matters that are of interest to the entire membership.

    The ASURA Annual Report is distributed to those who want a copy. The report summarizes the activities of ASURA for the year. Prior-year reports are available on the ASURA website in the Publications menu.

    This year the Annual Meeting will be held off campus on a weekday. We have reserved the Singer Hall in the Phoenix Art Museum on a Tuesday in April. There is free parking and the museum is just off a light rail stop.

    Meeting Program

    11:30 – 12:00

    Welcome and Lunch

    12:00 – 12:10

    Remarks and Association Overview
    2017-18 President Jeri Meeks

    12:10 – 1:25

    Pursuing Our Passions Makes for Happy, Healthy Lives Presenters:  Nancy White from the Desert Botanical Gardens, Will Russell from the Arizona Site Steward Program and Kaela Hoskings from the Phoenix Art Museum.

    1:25 – 1:40

    Remarks by Scholarship Recipient Stephani Watson Introduction by Scholarship Committee Chair Joy Shearman

    1:40 – 2:00

    Video History Project Interview Clips Introduction by Project Committee Chair Dave Scheatzle

    2:00 – 2:15

    Handing over Leadership and Introduction of New Board Members and Offices by
    ASURA Past President Jeri Meeks
    2018-2019 ASURA President Tara Roesler

    • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Community Services Building Room 203 A

    Monthly meetings of the ASURA Board are open to ASURA members. Committee chairs typically attend as well as Board members.

ASU Retirees Association
Mailing address: PO Box 873308, Tempe, AZ 85287
Physical address: Community Services Building Room 201, 200 E. Curry, Tempe, AZ
Phone number: 480-965-7668
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