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 MSURA started conducting the monthly seminars via Zoom in 2020 so all retirees could view.  View Previous meeting videos


MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2023, 1:30-3:30PM RETIREE’S MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING, R. J. SCHEFFEL TOY PROJECT, GENE KICO PRESENTING.  Attendees at the December membership meeting will get a chance to learn all about the R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project, which makes and provides, without charge, wooden toys, memory boxes, and games, hand crafted by volunteers, for children who are disadvantaged, homeless, needy or in crisis.  These volunteers are the “Toy Makers” for disadvantaged children of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. They work towards a “wish list” provided by the Lansing Salvation Army, CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services), Ele’s Place, and the Kiwanis Club. Small, unpainted cars are made for children at the Ann Arbor Children’s Hospital and the Child Life Dept. and Mary Free Bed Re-Hab Hospital at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital.  Gene Kico, president of the R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project, will be our guest speaker on Monday, Dec. 11. Kico grew up in the Lansing area and has been involved with Scheffel for 12 years. He retired as a design manager at GM first in Lansing and then at the GM Tech Center in Warren.  He was an usher at MSU football games during the Duffy Daugherty area. Attendance at this event is in-person or virtual using Zoom. Meeting will be held at the MSU Federal Credit Union Farm Lane & Mt Hope branch Community room. Coffee at 1:30 p.m., and presentation will start at 2 p.m. Attendance at this event is in-person or virtual using Zoom. Meeting will be held at the MSU Federal Credit Union Farm Lane & Mt Hope branch Community room at 1:30PM - 2PM social and presentation starting at 2PM. Zoom Meeting Information: Meeting Link: Meeting Id: 918 3579 0946 Meeting Passcode: MSURA    (case sensitive all caps) Meeting Telephone Number: 312-626-6799 Meeting Telephone Passcode: 572852 

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Communicate with fellow Retirees on Facebook!

You do not need a Facebook account to view what others are doing. If you have an account, you can post pictures and descriptions of what you have been doing since retiring from MSU.  Especially let us know what volunteer activities you perform. If you are shy or doubtful about posting on Facebook, send your pictures or information to or call (517) 353-7896 and we will post it for you. Mobile users be sure to click on visitor posts below photos to see other retiree posts.


MSU retirees and their spouses are automatically members of the MSURA for life.    There are no dues, but donations will help make MSURA better.

Continue your connection to Michigan State University by participating in the MSU Retirees Association.    We especially hope you attend the monthly programs from September to May.

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MSURA 2023-2024 Board

Pam Marcis, Christina DeFouw, Bruce Smith, Liz Thomas, Dan Mackey, Dave Brower, Mike Gardner, Rick Vogt, Roger Baldwin, Jacqie Babcock, John Forsyth

Not pictured: Bill Anderson, Anders Johanson, Cheryl Pell (photographer), Darlene Wenner, Kate Wight

Help improve MSURA.  Make a tax deductible donation to MSU Retirees Association Program (fund AB272).

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MSU Retirees Association
Suite 22
1407 S. Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823-5239

(517) 353-7896

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