In April ARRUF moved from in-person activities to on-line monthly meetings via ZOOM. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, and although a principal topic is chosen for each meeting, plenty of time is available for catching up with colleagues and sharing insights and ideas. In fact, sharing interests will be our major theme for the last half of 2020.
The Activities Committee (which needs another co-chair, please, to double the fun) and the Directors have planned a new emphasis on casual conversation to address this anxious time of staying at home and coping with vulnerability and uncertainty. So please join in the General Meetings. Look for interests you have in common with others or would like to explore, and consider what unusual opportunities we have to collaborate on common interests. You may also want to read the engaging article (link below) about Columbia University's retired faculty, who have formed a Saturday morning orchestra, a yoga class, and other special interest groups. ARRUF is poised to launch stunning new interest groups, given Rice's ION Center, new social justice initiatives, and research on hearing loss and technology innovations to support purposeful aging. We can simultaneously create new ways to participate in the university community and build collegiality.
Look for the ZOOM invitation each month on the day BEFORE the meeting; click the link on the third Thursday of each month, and enjoy the smiles.