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            Annual DURA membership fee ($20) is now due!

            If you have not already submitted your payment please contact:

            Norb Pilewski at napilewski@comcast.net  for more information

The DU Board regrets to inform it's membership that CAROL REIMER has resigned from her duties as a Board Member.  Carol will remain an active member of the association.  She will be sorely missed as a Board member but the demands of an ever growing family will keep her busy!

 If any DURA member is interested in joining the board please submit a letter to any board member and it will be brought to our attention for consideration at the next board meeting!

October 15, 2014

A one day bus trip to Carlisle Inn, Sugarcreek, Ohio

What could possibly go wrong when an Amish widow decides to teach a weekend quilting class?!

Well...throw in a biker, a Marine, a quarrelsome couple, and a few more crazy characters and see what happens.

Blue Gate Musicals presents:


Cultures collide, personalities conflict when six loose threads and an Amish widow spend a weekend together learning a lot about quilts, and a bit about themselves.  This Broadway-style musical comedy/drama will have you bent over laughing, and then fighting back the tears, with intriguing relationships andunforgettable melodies.  With hundreds of standing ovations and thousands of happy patrons in the basket, come see what all the fuss is about.!!

COST:   $95.00 per person

Depart Duquesne - 8:45 a.m.    

Return:  approx 8:00 p.m. 

Lunch is included and will be served at 11:00 a.m.  Show will follow.

There will be a dinner stop along the way home (at your expense)

Shopping is within the Carlisle Inn Complex after the dinner and show.

Please contact Marianne Caspary (pmcas@verizon.net) for additional information and/or to register

**Deadline to register is SEPTEMBER 8, 2014**** NEW DEADLINE DATE!



DECEMBER 1, 2014


Social hour: 11:00-12:00

Lunch:  12:00-1:00 p.m.

Entertainment:  1:00-2:00 p.m.

George Suhon, of Silver Sky Entertainment, will be here to entertain us with good music, and lots of fun!  We can listen, sing along and get in the Christmas spirit!  

A don't miss afternoon of fun!

**Menu and Room location to be announced!



Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Retirees met at the Cabaret Theater in downtown Pittsburgh.   After eating a delicious lunch they were entertained by a hilarious Judge conducting a very musical and ridiculous court!!  It was great fun and a lot of lughs!


A photo opportunity with "Judge Jackie" for Norb, his wife, and some friends!



Spring Luncheon



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Location:  The Africa Room- 3rd floor - Duquesne Union   After an hour of socializing the Retirees enjoyed a nice lunch. Lunch was followed by entertainment provided by  "The Vintage Radio Players"  a local group.   The Players did a reproduction of "MY FRIEND IRMA".   Retirees were transported back to a time prior to social media, cell phones, DVR, etc.  Voices, sound effects, and imagination provided a story that created characters, predicaments, and a lot of good humor!   It was a relaxing, enjoyable afternoon!

The Vintage Players



 Some of the guests!




December 6, 2013

Christmas Luncheon, Duquesne University

           Guest Musician:  Jack Puskar  !back by popular demand!  Irish music and folkore


September 25, 2013

Bus trip to Canton, Ohio


Such a fun filled day for all!  The bus departed from Duquesne campus early in the morning.  We arrived at MULLIGAN'S a beautiful Irish Pub/Restaurant.   The restaurant was amazing.   Many resotration items added to the decor,  old chuch pews that created booths, an incredible mantle in one of the banquet rooms rescued from demolition was breathtaking with it's carved wood and marble hearth, one felt the need to just wander around and take in some of the old world beauty.   

Lunch was delicious and desert mmmm the best!  

After lunch guests were entertained by Mary Faktor who presented her one lady show "The Six Stages of Woman".   She was hilarious and actually had some of the "women" in the crowd in tears with laughter! 


After the entertainment the group went on a tour of the Canton area.  The highlight of the tour was a visit to President McKinley's memorial.   We were all surprised at the size and beauty of the structure.   The grounds surrounding the memorial were peaceful and serene.   Quite a moving experience.

It was a great trip for all! 


May 1, 2013

Spring Luncheon, Duquesne University

Guest Speaker:  Betty Robison, Master Gardner 


December 4th, 2012

Christmas Luncheon, Duquesne University

Guest Musician:  Jack Puskar - Irish Christmas songs and stories


October 23, 2012

Bus Trip,  American Mountain Theater

Elkins West Virginia 

Lunch and show


April 25, 2012

Spring Luncheon, Duquesne University 

Guest Speaker:   Dr. Wm Spatella, presented a slide presentation "Spring Warblers


May 7, 2012

Bus Trip, The Packard Music Hall

Warren, Ohio

Lunch and Show