Retirees Association

WSURA hosts Sixth Annual Retirees Luncheon, by Mary Kenton

Excerpt from the Spring 2022 issue of The Extension

For the first time in three years, we were able to hold what we like to call our annual luncheon on May 6 in the Berry Room of the Nutter Center with 55 people in attendance and Judi Engle presiding. Several former board members attended. Bob and Lorraine Wagely drove up from Louisville. Paul Wolfe was there with his wife, Carolyn. Marlene Bireley was there to accept her award and Abe Bassett served as official photographer. Many people were delighted to see Lorna Dawes, who was able to attend for the first time thanks to Kathy Morris.

Our scheduled speaker, Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein, tested positive for COVID the morning of our event, so she sent her two able assistants, Monica Jones and Amy Walbridge, to deliver her talk about all things Dayton. There were lots of questions, and we all became better informed about what is happening in our region.

Everyone agreed the food was better than usual. Mary Gromosiack and her planning committee, Kathy Morris and Joyce Howes, did a great job with the table decorations, which did double duty as door prizes. Peggy Bott and Gail Whitaker handled check-in and nametags. Thanks to everyone, everything went smoothly. People really seemed to enjoy catching up and seeing old friends and colleagues in the flesh, instead of on ZOOM.

Photos from the Annual Retirees Luncheon