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Retirees group marks 10 years

The Association of MIT Retirees celebrated 10 years of activities and gatherings with a luncheon at Endicott House on May 1.

"The establishment of the Retirees Association in 1994 marked an important step in the broadening of [the MIT] community, recognizing the continuing engagement of many retirees with the Institute and the friends they have made here," President Charles M. Vest and Rebecca Vest wrote in a letter to the group. "The Associa-tion's progress in the decade since then has been remarkable."

The late Dotty Bowe, former associate director of financial aid, and late Walter Milne, former assistant to the chairman and the president, founded the Retirees Association to help retirees stay engaged with the Institute and to participate in cultural, educational and social gatherings. This year, the group hosted several lunches, two financial seminars, an overnight trip to West Point and Hyde Park and a trip to Tanglewood.

The 750-member organization, headed by Jane Griffin, former executive assistant to the vice president for finance and treasurer, publishes a quarterly newsletter and partners with the MIT Women's League and the Harvard Retirees Association to offer retirees additional activities and trips. Upcoming events include a seminar presented by Dawn Metcalf, social worker in MIT Medical, on the "Eight Dimensions of Living Well As We Age" on June 8, a summer overnight trip to Tanglewood, and a trip to Amish Country in October.

For membership and event information, visit the Association of MIT Retirees in Room 50-005, call 253-7910 or e-mail

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 19, 2004 (download PDF).

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