Retirees remain important members of UWindsor community, and an association representing them has expanded its membership criteria to include retired non-union managers and administrators.
The Windsor University Retirees’ Association advocates for members on issues affecting them in retirement, and provides a social outlet to maintain contact with colleagues. It held its 15th annual holiday luncheon Wednesday in the Freed-Orman Commons.
“We all put in long years serving this institution. It is unthinkable that this link should be severed upon retirement,” says president Roger Lauzon. “Our association can help provide fellowship and the continuation of links that would otherwise slip away.”
Membership allows retention of certain privileges, including borrowing from University libraries and access to email services, as well as invitations to the group’s social activities. It had previously been restricted to retired faculty, librarians, and senior academic administrators.
The rule change will provide a welcome to other non-union managers, Lauzon says.
“We work side-by-side for decades and grow to know and appreciate each other,” he says. “Our members have decided to extend those bonds past our working careers.”