For several years, the Faculty Emeriti Association has had several active interest groups with robust membership, and we are always interested in starting new groups that reflect the interests of our members. These groups provide an informal atmosphere for emeriti faculty to gather and socialize. If you are interested in any of these groups, you can get additional information from the organizer listed or the Emeriti Interest Group Coordinator: Martha Ross rossmk@jmu.edu.

During the Covid pandemic, face to face meetings and regular meetings days/times may have been changed.  Please contact the group coordinator for more specific information.


The Beer and Hard Cider Tasting Group meets every other month to share interesting imported or craft beers and hard ciders.
Contact: Deane & Clarence Geier singerg.123@gmail.com

The Book Group meets the 3rd Monday of each month on Zoom to discuss a selected book. Our choice of books is eclectic and includes a balance of fiction and nonfiction.
Contact: Mary Atkins maryatkins149@gmail.com

The Breakfast Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at Panera Bread.
Contact: Jim Benedict benedijo@jmu.edu

The Bridge Group meets the first Wednesday morning of each month for bridge.
Contact: Mary Ann Chappell chappema@jmu.edu

The Dinner Group meets for a potluck dinner every month or two.
Contact: Doris Pye & Ron Wyanko dapye@comcast.net

The Emeriti Friends/Volunteers who are on call to assist any of our members who need help, such as driving to medical treatments or providing meals.
Contact: Violet Allain allainvl@jmu.edu

The Lunch Bunch meets once a month to try some of the interesting/ethnic/new restaurants in the area.
Contact: Ann Henriksen henrikad@jmu.edu

The Movie and Theater Group meets for movies or theater events and arranges movie parties.
Contact: Violet Allain allainvl@jmu.edu

The Play Reading Group gather two or three times a year to read a play. You don’t need theatrical abilities; you just need to be able to read.
Contact: 

The Spanish Language Learners Group have Zoom meetings on Thursday afternoons and lunch each month at a Spanish-speaking restaurant.
Contact: 

The Whisk(e)y Appreciation Group meets regularly to discuss and enjoy beverages.
Contact: Steve Smith smith3cs@jmu.edu

The Wine Social Group meets once a month for a wine social or a wine tasting.  First gathering will be on August 26, 2022, at Brad Roof’s house.
Contact: Janet Gloekner gloeckjw@jmu.edu


We are always looking for new and exciting interest groups for our members. If you are interested in these or you have ideas for other possible groups, contact Martha Ross rossmk@jmu.edu.

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