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University of Georgia Retirees Association (UGARA) records

University of Georgia Retirees Association (UGARA) records

Descriptive Summary

Title: University of Georgia Retirees Association (UGARA) records
Creator: University of Georgia Retirees Association
Creator: Perkins, Henry F.
Inclusive Dates: 1994-2004
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: UA04-015
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

As members of a growing segment of the University of Georgia community, retired personnel need and want a continuing active relationship with the institution. Retirees have the energy, interest, knowledge, skills, and time that may be utilized for the mutual benefit of themselves and the University of Georgia. Accordingly, the University of Georgia Retirees Association (UGARA) was formed as the result of a 1988 report by the seven-member task force appointed by President Charles Knapp to review the status of University retirees. At the 1990 annual Retired Faculty/Staff Dinner, sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association, attendees approved the task force's recomendation for a retirees association and at the 1991 dinner UGARA was formed with the election of a nine-member governing council. UGARA was established for the primary purpose of providing an accessible and viable organization for close and continuing communication between the University of Georgia Campus and its retirees. UGARA sponsors activities for retirees that inform them of important university functions and changes around campus and in health insurance and retirement pension programs. The organization also sponsors short-term travel opportunities, visits to museums, theatrical productions and other cultural or social events.

(Source: Thursday, 19 June 2003 email sent to UGARA members.)

Scope and Content

The collection reflects the activities of UGARA and includes newsletters, board minutes and agendas, along with documentation of travel, volunteer, and entertainment opportunities provided to members. The collection also houses a gavel given to the organization by retired School of Agriculture faculty member Jack Perkins who served as the Chairperson of UGARA's Council and Travel Committee.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University of Georgia Retirees Association (UGARA) records, UA04-015, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 2-1

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agendas (administrative records)
Corporate minutes.
Minutes (administrative records)
Retirees -- Social networks.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Retired Faculty/Staff Dinner
12Homecoming, 1996
13UGARA, 1997
14UGARA, 1998
15UGARA, 1999
16Community-UGA Activities
17UGARA to Atlanta
18Newsletters, 1994-1999
19Newsletters, 2000
110UGARA Correspondence (General), 1998-1999
111UGARA Correspondence, 2000
112UGARA Correspondence-Perkins [F. "Jack" Perkins]
113UGARA Membership
114Sample for Chair Recognition
115UGARA By-Laws [and Mission Statement]
116Nominations, Elections
117UGARA Minutes, 1994-1998
118UGARA Minutes, 1999-2000
119UGARA Minutes, 2001
120Meeting Notices, Agendas
121Travel Committee
122UGARA Travel, 1998
123Finances UGARA
124Retirement, Healthcare, Financial Planning
125Membership Forms
Jack Perkins, former Chairperson of the UGARA Council and Travel Committee, had three gavels made from the broken remains of wooden banisters and moldings that had been discarded during the renovation of Connor Hall. He presented one of these gavels to UGARA.