Fall 2014

Handshakes and hugs

Warm greetings from University of Missouri Extension.

The leaves are starting to turn, combines are running, football teams are taking the field…all signs that fall is in full swing in Missouri. Please consider this newsletter your V.I.P. invitation to any (or all!) Retiree and Friends meetings around the state. Of course you are welcome to invite a guest to join you, as well.

Fall meeting dates followed by details:

Oct. 2 — Gallatin
Oct. 8 — Nevada
Oct. 9 — Ozark
Oct. 17 — Sedalia
Oct. 21 — Fall conference in Columbia
Oct. 24 — Jackson
Oct. 28 — Online meeting (You just need a computer with an Internet connection to participate.)

Please mark the date on your calendar. Don’t forget to RSVP if one is needed.

I want to thank the meeting coordinators:  Jay Chism, Leonard Ernsbarger, Owen Fox, Bryan Pfifer, Rick Sparks and Bob Teegarden.

We look forward to seeing you and your guests. And, as always, go Tigers!


Cynthia Crawford
Director of Donor Education

Details for fall Retirees and Friends meetings

Mark your calendar now! Please RSVP for October retiree meetings using the information in this newsletter. Thanks for your understanding that individual letters will not be mailed repeating this information.

Oct. 2 — Gallatin meeting

11:30 a.m. at the Gallatin Lions Club Building, 801 W. Grand, Gallatin
Presentation: Speaker Extraordinaire and “Extension Kid” Dewey Thompson, Missouri Training Institute assistant director. Thompson does training for the Missouri Training Institute and is the son of retired extension specialist Jerry and Melicent Thompson.
Lunch: Dutch-treat buffet on-site
RSVP: Bob Teegarden at teebob37@gmail.com or 660-425-5613

Oct. 8 — Nevada meeting

11:30 a.m. at the Nevada Senior Center, 301 N. Main, Nevada
Presentation: “Immigration in Missouri: Opportunities and challenges” by Community Development State Specialist Steve Jeanetta
Lunch: Dutch-treat buffet on-site
RSVP: No RSVP needed. Local arrangements: Leonard Ernsbarger

Oct. 9 — Ozark meeting

11:30 a.m. at Bric’s Belgium Waffle House, 1882 James River Rd. (same exit as Lambert’s Restaurant), Ozark
Presentation: “Immigration in Missouri: Opportunities and Challenges” by Community Development State Specialist Steve Jeanetta
Lunch: Dutch treat lunch on-site
RSVP: Sarah Grubaugh at grubaughs@missouri.edu or 417-865-0707. Local arrangements: Jay Chism

Oct. 17 — Sedalia meeting

11:30 a.m. at Best Western State Fair Inn, 3120 S. Limit, Sedalia
Presentation: “Healthy U” by Nutrition and Health Education Specialist Megan Webb
Lunch: Dutch treat lunch on-site
RSVP: Owen Fox at twofoxes@att.net or 660-826-3269 or by mail at 1402 S. Warren, Sedalia MO  65301

Oct. 21 — Columbia meeting (opening day of fall conference)

Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I-70 Drive SW, Columbia
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: Opening luncheon and “The State of State Address — MU Extension” presentation by Vice Provost Michael Ouart (Lunch provided)
2–3 p.m. Breakout session for retirees:  
Greetings by Vice Provost Michael Ouart
“Looking Back to Build for the Future” by Assistant Vice Provost Joy Millard
“Benefits Update” by Tamra Robbins
Flu shots and health screenings will not be available on opening day at the conference.
RSVP: Register by Oct. 7 at http://muconf.missouri.edu/muext or contact Cynthia Crawford at crawfordc@missouri.edu or 573-825-8778. Local arrangements: Bryan Pfifer

Oct. 24 — Jackson meeting

10:30 a.m. at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center, 684 W Jackson Trail, Jackson
Presentation: “The Five Essential Documents Every Retiree Needs” by Family Financial Education Specialist Don Ray
Lunch: Group moves to Delmonico’s Restaurant, 2951 Old Orchard Rd., Jackson, for a Dutch treat buffet lunch. Lunch will be in a private meeting room (the middle room) so conversations can continue.
RSVP: No RSVP needed. Local arrangements: Rick Sparks

Oct. 28 — Online meeting
The first online Retiree and Friends meeting will be hosted by Joy Millard and Cynthia Crawford. To participate, all you need is a computer with an Internet connection!

Log in to this website between 9:30 and 10 a.m. on Oct. 28:  http://univmissouri.adobeconnect.com/r7rpyvto8no/
Type your first and last name in the guest log-in. Click on the box “enter room.”
No microphone or camera on your computer is needed, but make sure the volume on your computer speakers is turned up so you can hear.
Meeting agenda: Greetings and announcements will come before the feature presentation, “Looking back to build for the future” by MU Assistant Vice Provost Joy Millard.
You can type questions and make comments into a chat box during the online meeting. The meeting will conclude no later than 11 a.m.
Registration: Registration is not required but is recommended so you will receive an email reminder of the meeting. Please email crawfordc@missouri.edu if you plan to participate.