Do you know lots of your fellow UI retirees?  Are you a talented photographer?  Then several standing committees could use your help.  We will need new chairs and committee members for the Nominations Committee, the Awards Committee, and the Photo Contest Committee.  These are all relatively short-term commitments and are a fun way to interact with some new people.  We will also be forming a committee for the 2020 Big Ten Retirees Association Conference, which UIRA is scheduled to host.  This is a small conference (around 25 delegates and some accompanying spouses for social events) and has traditionally been held from late Friday afternoon through noon on Sunday during the first weekend of August.  So, we will need folks who are good at conference organization to begin work on this conference.  I would love to hear from you if you would be willing to serve on one of these important committees.  If you are interested, please contact me at