UW Retirement Association

UWRA Travelogues

Gather at the UW Club for easy armchair traveling. Speakers share their travel adventures from around the world.

Dinner (no-host) with a menu built around the evening’s travel locale begins at 5:45 p.m. For price and reservations, contact the UW Club directly. UW Club membership is not required for the dinner.

Presentation (free) begins at 7:00 p.m. No reservations are required for the presentation. Contact the volunteer organizers, Randy Everett and Gary Fuller, with questions about the presentations.

Calendar (all dates & topics tentative; confirm with the UW Club):

Wednesday, March 4, 2020: Visual Journeys Here and Abroad

Presented by: Louise Kurabi

This presentation will be drawn from among the more than 70 countries Louise has visited, beginning with Europe during college.  Louise also lived in the Middle East for eight years and visited numerous countries during that time.

Louise likes to photograph people with the intention to reveal their unique qualities and the commonalities among people from all around the world. These photographs span four decades and many countries, such as Africa, China, Czechoslovakia, Greece, India, Turkey, and the United States.

Louise has been photographing since 11 years old eventually earning a MFA in photography and later became a curator of photography at San Francisco Museum of Modern art. Currently, Louise is volunteering on a book on the history of Neighborhood House.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020: ASUW Shell House – the NEXT  100 Years

Presented by: Nicole Klein, Capital Campaign Manager and Melanie Barstow, Boys of 1936 Tour Founder

Come hear the incredible history  and restoration plans for the ASUW Shell House – the WWI Naval hangar on the UW campus – once home to seaplanes and aviators in training during the Great War, then the home of Washington Rowing, and the ‘Boys in the Boat’ and George Pocock’s workshop – and then for decades the beloved Canoe House for our campus community.  Like the UW Club, it is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the fundraising to reactivate this forgotten treasure is underway!  Join us for a night of history and inspiration! www.asuwshellhouse.uw.edu







Do you have a travelogue program idea? Please email Randy.