Interest Groups

UWRA members organize interest groups to learn, explore, build skills and connect with other members.

These volunteer-led groups are a great place for retirees to reconnect with colleagues, share interests and experiences, and expand their horizons. New members are always welcome in any of our interest groups.

Additionally, members of the UW Retirement Association and the UW Faculty Auxiliary (UWFA) are welcome to participate in each others’ interest groups. You can learn about UWFA’s groups on their website.

Got an Idea for a New Group?

We are always looking for new interest groups! Email us at retiremt@uw.edu with your suggestions.

BOOK REVIEW

A book club where everyone reads the book! The UWRA Book Review group meets virtually on Zoom most months, and gathers in person in October and April. Discussions are lively, with participants who retired from roles all over the University bringing a wide variety of knowledge, experience, and opinions. To get a sense for the group, you can find the books that have been selected for upcoming or past meetings.

Want to get involved? Email UWRA at retiremt@uw.edu and we’ll connect you with the group.

 

BIRDING

The UWRA Birding group meets one Tuesday each month for half- or full-day local field trips. Transportation is by carpool. A typical trip is 12-20 people; a few are accomplished birders but most are learners. Beginners are welcome! Members should bring their own binoculars. This short video with clips from the birders’ past outings will give you a sense of the group’s activities. More information on the basics of birding is posted on our So You Think You Want to Try Birding program page.

Want to get involved? Email UWRA at retiremt@uw.edu and we’ll connect you with the group.

 

BRIDGE

The Bridge Group is currently on hiatus. We expect the group to return in October. The group meets on the first Monday of the month for three to four tables of contract bridge, followed by lunch. New players are always welcome, although the group is not able to accommodate beginners. Basic knowledge of bridge is required.

Want to get involved? Email UWRA at retiremt@uw.edu and we’ll connect you with the group leader, who will ensure everyone has a spot in a foursome.

 

HI-LITES GARDEN CLUB

The Hi-Lites Garden Club is for the active gardener and the gardener at heart who likes to share their experience and learn from each other!

Want to get involved? Email UWRA at retiremt@uw.edu and we’ll connect you with the group.