Retirees’ banquet falling later this year

If you have been waiting for word about this year’s retirees banquet and reunion, your wait is over. But if you have been waiting for the event itself, your wait is just beginning.

The dinner, formerly held in the spring each year, has been moved to the fall, says organizer Mary-Ann Rennie.

“Under the previous schedule, we missed recognizing many employees who would retire late in the calendar year,” she says. “This way, we hope to be able to congratulate almost all the faculty and staff in the year of their retirement.”

The 2012 dinner is scheduled for Thursday, November 1. Rennie, manager of special events in the Office of the President, calls it a highlight of the campus calendar.

“We know people look forward to the reunion each year and just wanted to send out word about the rescheduling,” she says. “It’s a lovely evening for colleagues and friends and will continue to be – just at a different time of year.”