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Kickoff Luncheon Committee

This committee plans the Annual Kickoff Luncheon, which celebrates the beginning of the program year for PURA. It traditionally provides an opportunity for retirees to hear about the "State of the University" from the University president and a chance to reconnect with friends and former colleagues.

The luncheon generally is held on a Monday in September, preferably the first Monday after Labor Day. The announcement and registration form for this luncheon appear in the July PURA Newsletter and on the PURA website.

Members of the committee are:

  • Karen Ferry, co-chair, karen.ferry@comcast.net
  • Viki Taylor, co-chair, tvkz@iquest.net
  • Kay Branson
  • Gail Overholser
  • Lenny Seidel
  • Pam Staggs
  • William Bennett (ex-officio)
  • Jerry Day (ex-officio)
  • Tom Robertson (ex-officio)

Purdue retirees and spouses are eligible for membership in this or any other PURA committee. Appointments are for a three-year term with membership limited to six consecutive years (two three-year terms). Anyone interested in joining this or any other committee should contact the committee chair.


Last Updated: June 2022