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GSURA Luncheon and Annual Meeting

April 2022

Georgia Southern Retirees:

On May 24, 2022, during the Annual Retirees Luncheon, the Georgia Southern University Retirees Association (GSURA) will hold its annual meeting. We are proud that our base of around 2000 includes retired faculty and staff from both Armstrong and Georgia Southern, and we welcome all to this first luncheon meeting under the current GS administration. President Marrero’s letter includes details about the luncheon portion of the event. Please get your reservation in early. Seating is limited.

The GSURA Annual Meeting Agenda includes the election of new Retiree Council members. All retirees at the meeting are eligible to vote. We will elect three new Council members, and they will serve from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025. The nominees are:

Earl Cashon

Susan Cason

Lee Elbracht

Our current members who will remain on the Council are: Vice President Bede Mitchell, who will serve as GSURA President beginning July 1, Secretary-Treasurer Zandra Brasington, Tom Case, Sara Connor, Marilyn Hale, Clara Krug, and current President Sandy Gallemore, who will serve as Past President beginning July 1. We thank the following current Council members whose terms of commitment end June 30: Past President Carol Thompson, Jack Henry, and Pete Zipperer.

Also on the meeting agenda is the presentation of the Distinguished Retiree Award. The past recipients of this award are: Zandra Brasington, Warren “Spike” Jones, Betty Lane, and Del Presley, Information about these previous award recipients is on the GSURA website: 2/distinguished-retirees-award/.

Please look for information appropriate to our retirees on our updated GSURA website, In particular, we have worked this year to include information available to us about health insurance issues. Also, we have included information about “perks” available to retirees, some of which require the retiree to have a GS ID card. These cards are available free of charge to retirees and are may be obtained on either campus. Items of interest not included elsewhere on the website are under the News tab. We will continue to work with Human Resources to include timely information on this site.

I look forward to seeing you on May 24 at our luncheon meeting at 11:30 AM in the Nessmith-Lane Building Ballroom on the GS campus in Statesboro.

Sandy Gallemore, President
Georgia Southern University Retirees Association

Retirees and the University Libraries

Retirees are welcome to use the university libraries on both campuses. If a retiree has not obtained a Georgia Southern ID card, a Community Borrower’s library card may be obtained from either the Zach S. Henderson Library or the Lane Library circulation desk. This card, along with a valid photo ID, may be used to check out library materials.

Retirees are welcome to check out books, DVDs, and headphones and may borrow up to five items at a time from the general collections (with some exclusions). General library policies will apply to retirees, as they are to campus users of the library (fines for overdue items, etc.).

Retirees are welcome to use designated computers located in Henderson and Lane Libraries on a first-come, first-serve basis. The computers provide access to electronic databases to which the Libraries subscribes. You may need to use retiree ID number when logging onto the computers. Check out the Library link for hours open and other information: and note the tab Services for Retirees, Alumni, and Community that includes more information specific to retirees.

Useful Links

The GSU-Retirees Association welcomes contributions through the Georgia Southern University Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt organization, The GSURA account number is #GS0008.

Last updated: 4/20/2022