Programs and Events
The CSRA has three meetings each year -- one in the fall (mid to late
October), one in the winter (the first or second week of February) and
one in the spring (the first or second week of May). Members are
reminded of the meeting dates through newsletters and emails sent by the
The fall meeting is held on campus during the University's Open
Enrollment period. Part of the meeting is an information session
conducted by a representative from the Department of Human Resources
(HR). Retirees have an opportunity to receive an update from HR
concerning insurance and other benefits and to ask related questions at
this session. The CSRA business meeting follows the HR Information
Session. At that meeting pertinent business matters and other pending
matters of interest and concern are discussed. Election of officers
takes place in even-numbered years.
Because this fall meeting usually has the largest attendance, another
primary purpose of the fall meeting is to give members an opportunity
to renew acquaintances and to visit with friends. To accommodate this,
coffee and pastries are served prior to the meeting, and a catered lunch
generally follows the meeting. Members and members' guests pay for
their own lunch.
The February and May meetings are off-campus luncheons with a special
speaker. If necessary, business may be conducted, but the primary
purpose is to socialize. The Vice-President and the Program Committee
select speakers but suggestions from members are always welcome.
The CSRA holds an annual fund-raising event for the CSRA Graduate Scholarship Endowment Fund. Currently, the event is a Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing
held on campus in the Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education.
This is an early spring event, and all retirees as well as active
administrators, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.
Each fall the CSRA participates in the Benefits Fair sponsored by the
Department of Human Resources. The purpose is to raise awareness among
active employees of our organization and to encourage any Clayton State
employee who is currently planning retirement to join the CSRA. Members
of the CSRA are also encouraged to attend the Fair where they have the
opportunity to visit with vendors and ask questions.