Duquesne University Retirees Association
The Spring Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
(details will be posted soon)
December 19, 2018 - The Christmas Luncheon was held at Duquesne in the Africa Room from 11-2. Over 50 retirees and guests attended the luncheon, and enjoyed meeting up with old friends and making new ones! President Gormley spoke to the group about Duquesne University's present and future goals. We appreciated the music from violinist Sandra Patricia Morales during the luncheon. It was such a great turnout, and we hope to see even more retirees in the spring !!
October 16, 2018 - Fall Bus Trip Wine Tasting - 25 retirees enjoyed this trip to Northeast, PA. We visited wineries, had lunch and attended a happy hour on our way home!
Lunch The Skunk and Goat Tavern (Northeast, PA)
Visited three wineries Arundel Cellars and Brewing Co., Johnson Estate Winery, and Mazza Chautauqua Cellars
Happy Hour Timbercreek Tap and Table in Grove City for Happy Hour
July 11, 2018 A great day with the Pirates!
It was the start of their winning streak! Thanks to John Sucha, we had great seats. The weather was perfect.
May 24, 2018 - Spring Luncheon - approximately 50 retirees attended the luncheon. It was so nice to talk to those we hadn't seen for awhile, enjoy a good lunch, and also entertainment by Gavin Horning, guitarist.
April 17, 2018 - Bus Trip to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland - an exceptional day of camaraderie for retirees ! Great trip with a very nice lunch included.
December 6, 2017 - Dura's Annual Christmas Party
What an exciting event. So much happened! The Association's new President, Terry Tatrai, was installed.
A heartfelt "Thank You" along with an award presentation was given to Charles Winek, Ph.D. for his many fun filled years of service. His humor and good will definitely will be missed! Thanks again Charlie!!!
Father Hogan gave a beautiful blessing to all and President Gromely gave words of recognition and appreciation to the retirees for all they have done and continue to do to make the University such a wonderful place!
50/50 Raffle, presents, and gifts of poinettas!! All that along with good friends and food! What a lovely afternoon.
July 20,2017 - Pirate Day
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Spring Luncheon
Guests enjoyed an hour of renewing old friendships, and making some new ones. Members and guests enjoyed a delicious dinner and more time to socialize! Lunch was followed by a 50/50 raffle and then the lovely centerpieces from each table were raffled off.
Guests were then taken on a journey back in time. The University Archivist and Curator of Special Collections, Thomas White, managed to take all of us back to the beginning of the University and he almost made it to today but ran out of time! Tom had so many historic facts and tidbits of fun information. Not to mention all the amazing photos of historical moments and people. We hated the journey to end!
November 28,2016 - Annual Christmas Luncheon
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Fall Bus Trip
Retirees traveled by bus to Columbiana, Ohio to the Dutchman Village Rstaurant and Shops
The show was an afternoon with Frank Sinatra ...well we wished it was the real Frank...but the show was almost as good as real thing!! Great food and great fun!
AFTER LUNCH FUN
Dura goes to a Pirate Game
June 1, 2016 - SPRING LUNCHEON
May 10, 2016 - Bus Trip to Blennerhassett Island,Parkersburg, West Virginia
The Boat Ride
The Mansion and Island
2015 CHRISTMAS PARTY
What a great time! Our largest group of Retirees yet! It was so nice to rekindle old friendships.
A slide show was presented with many photos from 2015 activities. A lovely buffet luncheon was followed by the 50-50 raffle as well as the door prizes (beautiful Poinsettas!)...and the many presents that were donated by the Board members. As if all this wasnt enough....a Christmas sing along was provided by Norb Pilewski accompanied by his lovely wife on the piano! What fun we all had singing our favorite Carols and just being together! Another wonderful year has passed ....lots of nice memories shared with our Duquesne family! Now time to start a new year....filled new adventures!
Fall 2015 - Bus trip to New Wilmington, Grove City Shops, Wendell August Forge, and Volant
What a beautiful fall day we were blessed with on this lovely October day!
Members started the day visiting an Amish farm where we saw the most amazing mums, gourds, pumpkins and other home grown products. We were treated to homemade donuts! YUM! The bus then proceeded to a quilt shop and then a specialty grocery. We then continued on to Volant enjoying a relaxing walk through this small town, followed by lunch in New Wilmington. Guests were treated to delicious homemade sticky buns, and a home cooked dinner that was as good as Grandma use to make! On the bus again and onto the Wendell August forge for a tour of the facility and time to shop! For those who still had money...time on our own to shop at the Grove City Outlet. What a fun filled and action packed day!
May 28, 2015 - Dinner and a Show!
What a wonderful afternoon DURA members shared.
First Dinner at Braddocks' Brasserie, then a wonderful stage show "IN THE MOOD" at the Byham Theater. A thirteen piece band providing music from the "big band era" had us all reminiscing. Bringing this period of time back to life were six amazing singers/dancers who were full of fun and life. We left the theater feeling young again and in happy spirit. It was a great show...declared by some to be our best outing yet!!!
May 11, 2015 - Annual Spring Luncheon, Duquesne University Campus
What fun!!! Kennywood food to help us get in the "mood"!
After our fun luncheon the guest speaker, DAVE HAHNER, (yes Kathy Hahner's son!!!) a Roller Coaster historian, presented a slide show on the history of Kennywood Park. Dave is author of the book "Kennywood" so he had some really great old photos, lots of interestings history facts, and just a wonderful presentation on the park and the many "historic" rides therein. It was a great afternoon for remembering Kennywood days of our youth, meeting with our former co-workers, and just having a nice relaxing time!
Christmas 2014 Luncheon at Duquesne University, entertainment provided by George Suhon
October 15, 2014
Bus trip to Sugar Creek, Ohio
Blue Gate Musicals
Good entertainment, delicious food, great shopping, and fun with old and new friends
....what more can a trip offer!
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!
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 RADIO PERFORMERS
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!
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
Lunch and Show