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Upcoming Events for Purdue Retirees

Trips and Tours Committee's 2015 Events for PURA Members


The Chocolate Trail Along the Old National Road, July 15, 2015

$79.00 per person.  Includes: Motorcoach transportation, Lunch at Ghyslain Chocolatier & Bistro, and chocolate treats along the way.

Join other PURA members and their friends as they travel with Imperial Travel on the Old National Road's Chocolate trail! An Imperial Travel bus and an Imperial escort will leave Lafayette at 7:30 am with PURA members and their friends, traveling to Lebanon and Indianapolis to pick up others who want to enjoy stops on the Old National Road at the Warm Glow Candle Outlet, the Richmond Furniture Gallery, and the Olympian Candles Store. Adventurers will enjoy lunch at the Ghyslain Chocolatier and Bistro and will end their day with a stop at the J & J Winery for a sample of chocolate wine.

If you want further information or wish to place a reservation, call Imperial Travel (447-9321 or 800-642-6645). Or email ImperialTravel@comcast.net.

Mark Your Calendars!
Information on PURA's Upcoming Events

July 6 -- PURA Monthly Meeting at MCL Cafeteria - 11:00 AM
Topic: Modern Cooperative Extension Service with speaker Jason Henderson

July 15 -- PURA Chocolate Trail Trip 

July 27 -- PURA Reception with President Daniels, 4:00-5:00 PM, East and West Faculty Lounges, Purdue Memorial Union, West Lafayette
President Daniels invites all retirees and a guest to join him.  RSVP is requested by Monday, July 20, to presevents@purdue.edu or (765) 494-9708.   Please indicate former department affiliation and guest's name, and make them aware of any special accommodations needed.  Business casual attire.  Parking available in Grant Street Garage.

August 3 -- PURA Monthly Lunch and Program at MCL Cafeteria - 11:00  AM
Topic: Retiree Volunteering with a panel outlining volunteer opportunities such as Habitat, Boiler Volunteer Network, etc.

September 14 -- PURA Kickoff Luncheon, Four Points Sheraton
(Registration information coming in August)

Pickleball at CO-REC


On October 23, 2014, courtesy of the Campus and Community Activities Committee, several Purdue retirees participated in a pickleball clinic led by Joan Mohr Samuels and other pickleballers, aided by Purdue Co-Rec staff members. Participants learned that badminton and pickleball share many courts with similar dimensions, but the net is lower, the paddles are smaller, and the ball is plastic, with holes and no feathers. To quote Joan:  "Pickleball is a fun and healthy exercise for people of any age, including us retirees." Currently enthusiasts are playing regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Co-Rec, beginning at 9 AM. People who are interested in exploring pickleball should call Joan at 765-567-7023 (Cell 765-532-3245). 

Purdue Retirees served by United Healthcare are eligible for Silver Sneakers, which means they may use Co-Rec facilities any time they are open, and UHC will pay Co-Rec on their behalf; pickleball is among the many activities PURA members might enjoy.