The following is a letter to all retired faculty and staff from the President of the Boston University Society of Retired Faculty and Staff Earl Adreani:

Message from the President

The Boston University Society of Retired Faculty and Staff is an organization dedicated to serving the retirees of Boston University. Our mission is to foster members’ continued relationship with the University, and to further the interests and needs of retired University personnel. In the recent past, we have supported retiree attendance at sporting events including University and Red Sox games, provided financial support for research and other activities by both faculty and staff through a competitive Grants Program funded by the University with the goal of helping individuals pursue personal and professional interests, and encouraged fellowship through our annual luncheon featuring noteworthy speakers each May. We mail a newsletter to retirees each semester updating them on our activities and inviting participation in specific programs. Most often, we are able to provide free parking privileges for participants. A current focus is to compile an up-to-date e-mail mailing list to allow for better communication with retirees.

Through participation in BACURA, an association of retiree organizations at several Boston area schools (Boston College, Harvard University, MIT and BU), we are kept abreast of activities and best practices.

Membership in our Society is automatic for employees who, upon retirement, were age 55 or older and had 10 or more years of service, or for those who have been appointed as an Emeritus Professor, regardless of their age or years of service.

Members of the Society also are entitled to all benefits and privileges listed on the Retiree Perks page of the Boston University Human Resources website. A listing of officers and board members, and of the Boston University Society of Retired Faculty and Staff Constitution and By-laws also are available through the Human Resources site.

To take advantage of many of these benefits, you will need a Boston University Retiree ID card, which can be obtained through Human Resources. Please telephone 617-353-2380 to make arrangements to obtain your card.

Throughout the year, our spring and fall newsletters will keep you informed of various activities and events in which you may wish to participate. Please contact me directly if you have an interest in serving on our Board, or otherwise involving yourself in our activities. Your suggestions for programs and activities are always welcomed.

On behalf of the Society, I wish you many fulfilling and rewarding retirement years ahead.

Earl Adreani, President