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Membership

University of Winnipeg Retirees Association (UWRA)


Membership in UWRA is open to all retirees of The University of Winnipeg and their spouse/partner. The annual membership year is January 1 to December 31.


Fees

  • Regular Member Annual fee - $15
  • Regular Member Life-time fee - $100
  • Associate Member* Annual fee - $10 (*must be referred by a Regular Member)

Regular Members are those officially retired employees of The University of Winnipeg who have joined UWRA and paid a membership fee. Members in good standing shall be eligible for election to the Board of Directors and shall be entitled to vote on all matters including those pertaining to pensions.

Associate Members include spouses/partners of Regular Members, employees of The University of Winnipeg’s staff, faculty, administration or its institutes, and honorary individuals who have performed outstanding service to The University of Winnipeg or the Association. A person seeking Associate Membership must be recommended by a Regular Member and approved by the Board of Directors. He/she must pay dues as required. Associate Members may attend special functions and membership meetings however, they are not eligible to serve as a director or vote.

To join UWRA or renew your membership, please complete the Membership Application Form [PDF] and mail it along with a cheque payable to UWRA:

The University of Winnipeg Retirees Association
c/o Human Resources, University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB   R3B 2E9

Signing the membership form is your consent for UWRA to collect information that the Association will use to communicate with you and other Association Members.  UWRA will not share this information with any non-member or organization for any reason.


Privileges of Membership

  • Stay connected with colleagues through fellowship at General Meetings and the opportunity to listen to interesting guest speakers. Participate in a forum for discussion of important issues and have input on pension‐related matters.
  • Take part in special events such as the Fall “Meet & Greet” luncheon and the Winter Holiday gathering.
  • Receive online communications and seasonal UWRA Newsletters to keep informed of items of interest to U of W Retirees.
  • Present your UWRA Members Card for:
  • Associate membership in the University of Winnipeg Club (see section below). You have all the rights of a regular member of the Club, except the right to vote at Club meetings.
  • Membership in the Duckworth Centre Fitness Centre at a special rate for retirees and access to all regular season Wesmen Basketball and Volleyball home games at the student rate.
  • Purchase of non‐text items in The U of W Bookstore at a special 15% discount off the regular price.
  • Purchase of Virtuosi Series Passes at a special discounted rate.
  • Receive a 10% discount off the first registration in the U of W 55 Plus Program.


The University of Winnipeg Club Membership (formerly the Faculty and Staff Club)

UWRA Members are invited to complete The University Club Application Form [PDF]. Club membership comes as a benefit of being a member in good standing of the UWRA who pays an annual flat fee to the Club. Our members, therefore, are exempt from individual payment. However, the Manitoba Liquor Control Act stipulates that one must apply for membership in a private club, and that each application must be approved by the Club Board.  A membership card will be sent soon after the application has been approved. Check out the Club Brochure [PDF].

Membership in the University of Winnipeg Club requires you to print, complete and sign their Application Form and send it in to Pam Delorme c/o the Biology Department.  If you have already become a Club member, you are not required to apply on an annual basis.