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Our First Five Years (Highlights)

The Newsletter's Fifth Anniversary!!
 
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ASSOCIATION'S HISTORY MOSTLY AS RECORDED IN THE NEWSLETTER
 
Pre-1990: early efforts by Val Cervin to start an association planted the idea; but lasting results came only in 1990, when Norm Shklov, Ralph Cowan and Bill Phillips formed an organizing committee and contacted all retirees about a meeting.
 
28 Nov 1990: First meeting of Association. Shklov confirmed as President; Phillips as Secretary-Treasurer. Constitution committee appointed. Executive to approach University administration about regular discussions. Annual dues set at $15. (reduced to $10. a year later).
 
21 May 1991: Discussions with the University concerned; • the pension fund, and dissemination of information on it;  • means of encouraging continuing research by retirees;  • access by retirees to University recreational facilities;  • reduced parking rates for retirees (parking booklets).
 
JULY 1991: FIRST ISSUE OF THE RETIREES' NEWSLETTER
 
Fall, 1991: Association's Constitution adopted.
 
Spring, 1992: Association published The Retirees' Handbook
 
Fall, 1992: Social Committee organized: John LaGaipa chairman.
 
Fall, 1993: University approves retirees' access to U. computer facilities.
 
Spring, 1994: Association approves Bursary Fund idea in principle.
 
Fall, 1994: Bursary Fund set up. Shklov and Phillips announce decision to step  aside. First election to take place. Spring, 1995: Results of first formal election: President: Habib; Sec-Treas.: Libby; Executive Committee: Whitehurst; Booth. (Shklov and Phillips ex officio).
 
Spring, 1996: The Newsletter begins publishing on the World Wide Web.
 
Retirees’ Newsletter #18, 1996