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WELCOME

CREIGHTON GRAYBACKERS WELCOME YOU

THE UNIVERSITY RETIREE ORGANIZATION

            ..........KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH

questions?  contact

theresemcgrath1@gmail.com

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GRAYBACKER QUARTERLY LUNCHEON

 

When: Wednesday, February 21;  11:30 a.m. 

Omaha Field Club

Cost: $18.00 cash or check.

 

RSVP to mdukat@creighton.edu by February 14.

A BIT ABOUT US

Keeping retirees informed

 We have quarterly luncheons with terrific speakers  who give us updates on Creighton developments.

We keep our membership fees low (currently $15/yr.) .  Fees help defray the cost of the luncheons, memorials and other projects.

 

 Currently we have about 200 members in the GRAYBACKERS.

 

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HISTORY

When Rosemary (Ro) Reeves, secretary to a succession of Creighton University presidents, contemplated her forthcoming retirement in 1987, she was distressed at the prospect of losing touch with her longtime associates and friends at Creighton. After checking with other universities and organizations for ideas, Ro received the go ahead from then president Fr. Michael G. Morrison, S.J. With the help of Fr. Jack Zuercher, S.J. and Joan Lanahan of Campus Ministry, plans took off in February 1987 to create a retiree’s organization. Bylaws were created and are updated as needed by a majority vote of the board.

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ELIGIBILITY

GRAYBACKER BYLAWS

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. QUALIFICATIONS.

a. Membership in the Creighton University Graybackers shall be open to any former member of the faculty, administration, or support staff of Creighton University who meets one of the following qualifications:

1.  A person age 55 or older who has terminated University employment and has completed 10 or more years of service to the University. Part, or all, of the service may have been classified as contributed services.

2. A former University employee not meeting the qualifications specified in Section 1.a.1 who is granted regular membership by special action of the Board of Directors.

3. Spouses of deceased Graybackers may become associate members by paying the annual membership and will be eligible for all membership privileges except voting rights and the right to serve as an officer or director.

 Section 2. FEES.

The annual membership fee shall be $15, payable January 1, the start of the membership year.  However, a person eligible for membership may join anytime during the calendar year upon paying the regular fee.  For those paying the fee and becoming members between January 1 and June 30, the fee for the following year is payable January 1. For those paying the fee and becoming members between July 1 and December 31, membership for year beginning January 1 is included. 

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WHY JOIN?

Membership Application

Graybacker brochure

 
Fellowship - keep in touch with your former Creighton colleagues through the quarterly GRAYBACKERS  luncheon meetings. Members’ spouses and guests are always welcome to attend.
 
Information - keep informed about what's going on at the University and how it may affect you. Members receive daily emails including Creighton Today and updates from the President and the Provost.


Advocacy - join in efforts to improve benefits for Creighton University retirees and to pursue other matters of common interest.  The GRAYBACKERS have a representative on the University benefits committee.  It was through the efforts of GRAYBACKERS leaders that official Creighton retirees are issued ID cards giving them access to University libraries, fitness centers and discounts at the campus store.

What have we been up to . . .

October 31, 2023 Our annual Fall luncheon with surprise speakers Garland Jarmon and Dr. Nancy Shirley.  Both speakers did an excellent job in bringing us up to date on the many exciting developments in Health Sciences education at the Creighton Phoenix campus.

June 23, 2023 Graybackers gathered at the Omaha Field Club for our annual lunch with picnic fair and ice cream.

 
April 04, 2023  Creighton hosted our spring luncheon at the Harper Center Ballroom.  We were given a powerpoint presentation showcasing the new Jesuit residence   by Fr. Thomas Merkel
 
February 17, 2023   A mardi gras theme  luncheon for 64 Graybackers at the Field Club with a terrific speaker, retired Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen.  And  the snow melted just in time !
 
October 25, 2022  Graybacker luncheon/annual business meeting at the Omaha Field Club. Welcome Michael Lacroix as our new President and Rich Rossi as new board member. A big thanks to  Ernie Goss PhD for a fascinating presentation on all things economic !

June 14, 2022   Graybacker picnic   Omaha Field Club  11:30
Lots of fun with 60 in attendance. Too hot to sit on the porch but the ice cream machine got lots of attention.

April 12, 2022  Our luncheon was held in the Harper Center Ballroom. Thank you Fr. Hendrickson for your generosity. Our speaker was Beth Sampson, Pastoral Minister for Faith Formation with CU Campus Ministry.  Thanks Beth, for a very interesting look at all the fine work you and others do on campus to build faith.

October 21, 2021 Our luncheon, in the Haper Center Ballroom, featured Dr. Linda Lazure. Linda presented a documentary of the history of the Creighton Child Care Center.  Thanks Linda, John Krecek, and many others for this very interesting documentary.


 

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