You don’t have to be retired to play in the retiree golf outing

The ninth annual UW-Green Bay Retiree Association Golf Outing will be held at the Shorewood Golf Course on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Proceeds benefit the Retiree Association Endowed Scholarship, and last year’s annual fundraising event yielded more than $1000. Retired UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are hosting the event, but everyone is welcome to play. Please consider playing and feel free to invite your friends.

The event starts with a 12:30 p.m. check-in, 1:30 p.m. shotgun start for the four-person scramble. A 4:30 p.m. picnic-style buffet and 5 p.m. awards and door prize presentation follows. The organizers will pair to make foursomes if needed.

Non-golfers are welcome to support the fundraiser through dinner attendance or by making a donation to the scholarship fund on line. For more information, or to register by Friday, August 9, you can contact the University Advancement Office at 465-2074 or register on line.

2019 Retirees Spring Arboretum Walk

2019 Retirees Arboretum Walk

Fourteen UW-Green Bay retirees enjoyed the 9th annual Retiree Association Cofrin Memorial Arboretum walk held Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Bobbie Webster, natural areas ecologist for the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, led the group which began at Lambeau Cottage.  As they walked along the bay the group identified spring plants, plant communities, invasive plants and how the arboretum is managed.

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2019 Retirees Arboretum Walk - 5/21/19

– Photos submitted by the UW-Green Bay Retirees Association

About the UW-Green Bay Retiree Association

Established in 2008, the UW-Green Bay Retiree Association was founded to promote and nurture mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its retirees. The Association provides a voice for retirees, and strives to support and enrich the campus community while providing members with opportunities for continued intellectual, creative and social engagement. Membership is open to all retired employees, their spouses or partners, and to anyone with a special connection to the University. Learn more at

Retiree Association is sponsoring a Cofrin Arboretum walk, May 21

The UW-Green Bay Retiree Association is sponsoring the ninth annual arboretum walk on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. Bobbie Webster, natural areas ecologist for the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, will lead the walk. Interested participants should meet at the Lambeau Cottage parking lot at 10:30 a.m. The walk will be slow and easy as the group looks to identify spring plants, plant communities, invasive plants,  and how our Arboretum is managed. Bring your binoculars and plant book. Bring your camera to take pictures along the walk and send them to incorporate into the Retiree Association website. See the 2018 walk at An informal gathering for lunch will follow at Shorewood Club.

Mark your calendars: Retiree Association Benefit Golf Outing, Retiree Dinner

The ninth annual Retiree Association Benefit Golf Outing will be Thursday, August 15, 2019 with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Retiree Association Endowed Scholarship. More details and registration information to follow. Also, the 20th annual Retiree dinner will be Wednesday, September 25, 2019, with speaker details to follow.

University Golf League seeks new members

If you are looking for an enjoyable outside activity when summer weather finally arrives, the Shorewood Golf League (UW-Green Bay) is placing a call for new members. This fun league is looking for either single golfers that can be paired or two-person teams to fill out its roster. The University Golf League is primarily made up of UW-Green Bay employees, alumni and retirees (spouses are also welcome). The Golf League plays every Tuesday, teeing off between 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., for nine holes of golf with another two-person team. The season will start either Tuesday, May 7 or Tuesday, May 14, 2019 and will end in mid-August. Dues are $45 per golfer, which includes an end-of-season banquet. If you’re interested in playing, or even joining the list of substitute players, please email Fred Kennerhed at your earliest convenience.

Photos: The 2018 Retiree Association Annual Banquet

More than 60 UW-Green Bay retirees and their spouses gathered to celebrate the 19th Annual Retiree Association Banquet held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in the UW-Green Bay, University Union, Phoenix Rooms.

Festivities began with a social hour followed by dinner. President Dan Spielmann’s remarks included an announcement of the $1,150 Retiree Association Endowed Scholarship recipient Allison Susnik, a senior majoring in Education and Human Development with hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher in the Green Bay area. Allison was present and thanked the Retiree Association for their generosity, which helped to reduce some of the financial burdens of schooling and allowed her to save money for her upcoming semester of student teaching. There was a Retiree Board of Director’s annual update, a report on the Oral History Project by Jane Rank and Debra Anderson and approval of the slate of new board members.

The guest speaker for the evening was Sandra (Hackbarth) Martinez. Sandra, a former UW-Green Bay student who studied under Prof. David Damkoehler, spoke about the influence of the University’s interdisciplinary structure in her life’s work. Sandra and her husband Wence, opened Martinez Studio in Door County, and she displayed designs of her work-on-paper and weavings. Check out the photo gallery.

Text by Pat Przybelski.

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Retiree Dinner 2018

Deadline to register for the annual Retiree Banquet is Friday

The deadline to register for the 19th annual Retiree Banquet is Friday, Sept. 28.  Festivities begin with a 5 p.m. social hour and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Invitations have been mailed and you can complete the form and pay by check or register and pay online. If you cannot attend the evening’s festivities but would like to support the UW-Green Bay Retirees Endowed Scholarship by making a donation, you can also do that on the printed form or online.