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Upcoming Events for Purdue Retirees

Mark Your Calendars!

October 3  PURA Monthly Meeting, MCL Cafeteria, 11:00 AM
Topic:  My Journey Through Art
Speaker:  Kimlien Tran

October 12 Torch Relay through Tippecanoe County.  Begins with a celebration at Columbian Park and then torchbearers will go through downtown Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Purdue. Click here for the locations, times, and torchbearer names.

October 19 Hoosier State train trip to and from Chicago.  Departs 7:36 AM Lafayette time, departs Chicago 5:45 PM Chicago time (6:45 Lafayette time). Click here for reservation information. Reservations due by October 12. 

October 27 Envision Center Tour, 4:00 PM.  Located in the tunnel connecting Purdue Memorial Union and Stewart Center.  RSVP:  to Michele Salla by Monday, October 24 to reserve your spot.  Send email to masalla@purdue.edu or call (765) 494-1779.  You can park in the Grant Street Garage or use “A” or “B” parking in the Wood Street Garage and walk to the program.

October 30  Fall Meet at Churchill Downs (see below for registration information)

November 7  PURA Monthly Meeting, SPECIAL TIME & LOCATION

Topic:  Tech Toys—great stuff for gifts or gifts for yourself!  This meeting will start promptly at 10:30 with the PURA business meeting, followed by the presentation.
Speaker:  Scott Ksander
Time:  10:30 AM
Location:  Daniel Turf Center, 1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette (old dairy barn location)

**RSVP:  Please contact the meeting facilitator, Sandy Komasinski, to alert her you will be attending.  Contact information: sandyk@purdue.edu or call/text 765-426- 0704

Through January 8, 2017 - 19 Stars of Indiana Art: A Bicentennial Celebration Exhibition

Indianapolis Museum of Art
For further information contact: 317-923-1331 or www.imamuseum.org.  Exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of men and women who were born, raised, or worked in Indiana. The state’s 200-year history is explored highlighting creative accomplishments in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and decorative, design, and fashion arts.  Docent-led tours of the 19 Stars exhibition are available daily.

Note: For a full listing of Indiana Bicentennial events visit the official web site:

Upcoming PURA Trips & Tour Events

Click on the title of each event for more information about each. If you wish to attend, ontact Imperial Royal Tours for Reservations.  800-642-6645 or 765-447-9321

October 30 Fall Meet at Churchill Downs, includes transportation, Grand Chef’s Table Buffet, Millionaire’s seating, ticket to the races, and a racing program.

Gallery of 2016 PURA Events

Purdue Softball/Baseball

Alexander field softball

More than 20 PURA members and their guests were treated to a great weather day and a tight 1-0 Purdue women’s softball win over Illinois on Saturday, April 16.  Pitcher Gina Snyder was credited with the shutout win in a dramatic finish to the game.

With runners on second and third in the seventh inning, it took two consecutive strikeouts by relief pitcher Lilly Fecho to end the game in successful fashion. Pinch hitter and freshman Emily Kenny had hit a triple off the center field wall to score Mary Gooding with the only run of the game, after Mary was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

The tickets provided by the Campus and Community Activities Committee entitled attendees to also attend the Purdue men’s baseball game that began an hour later. Unfortunately for Boiler fans, Michigan State won that game 5-3.

Alexander field baseball

Alexander field, home of Purdue baseball,
and the nearby softball field shown in the background.

Purposeful Living in Retirement Conference

Scott Rumble

Scott Rumble
Purposeful Living in Retirement Chair

Purposeful Living     Purposeful Living

Purposeful Living

Kate LaMar

Kate LaMar, Purdue Human Resources
PURA contact for Health Insurance

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