|Repository:||University of Georgia Archives|
|Creator:||Perkins, Henry F.|
|Creator:||University of Georgia Retirees Association.|
|Title:||University of Georgia Retirees Association (UGARA) records|
|Quantity:||1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)|
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.)
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.
University of Georgia Retirees Association (UGARA) records, UA04-015, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.