The Association of MIT Retirees is announcing a new category of membership for retirees for whom participation in the association's activities is inconvenient or impossible.
The new membership category, called "Directory Only," will enable retirees who wish to have their names and addresses listed in the Retirees Directory and to receive a copy of the directory for a fee of $5. The 1999-2000 directory will be issued later this fall.
Full membership, at $10 per year, includes occasional newsletters and other mailings geared to the members' expressed interests.
"Since one of our chief aims as an organization is to help retirees stay in touch with one another, this seemed like a logical extension of our directory project," said Dotty Bowe, co-chairman of the Retirees Association.
The present Retirees Directory includes more than 800 names, primarily those retirees who use a New England address for at least part of the year. The association hopes the new edition will include addresses of many more retirees who may want to be in touch with former colleagues.
Because of privacy concerns, this notice in MIT Tech Talk is the only way the Retirees Association can reach retirees who are not presently listed. The Retirees Association does not share its mailing list.
Those who would like to be included and have a copy of the new directory are asked to send their name, address, telephone number and e-mail address together with a check for $5 to the Association of MIT Retirees, MIT Rm 50-005, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.
A check for $10 will indicate an interest in becoming a full member. This membership includes newsletters and mailings of interest in addition to the directory.
The deadline for inclusion in the new directory is Friday, Sept. 17. The new directory will be issued in November.
Present and former members of the Retirees Association will receive renewal mailings within the next few weeks.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 25, 1999.