Welcome to the website of PARRA—the President's and Regents' Retiree Association. Membership in PARRA is automatic for everyone who retires from the Office of the President. Our association currently has more than seven hundred members, most of whom live in the Bay Area. PARRA was established to inform and assist UCOP retirees on University and other benefits available to them; to encourage interaction among retirees through social and cultural programs; and to promote the welfare of retirees with UC and the State government. PARRA's bylaws may be accessed here.

We host spring and fall luncheons featuring interesting and noted speakers and cooperate with the Office of the President and campus retiree associations on matters relating to the welfare of UC retirees. We request voluntary dues of $10, payable each April, in order to help PARRA do the best job possible of serving the aims of the association and the interests of our members. Find out more in the PARRA Network News - see the current and past issues online, here.

PARRA Luncheons

President’s and Regents’ Retiree Association Spring Luncheon

Tuesday, April 11
Hs. Lordships
199 Seawall Dr, Berkeley
No host bar opens at 11:15 am; buffet lunch, which includes vegetarian selections, begins at noon.

Joe DeRisi, UCSF
"Genomics and Infectious Disease"

Dr. DeRisi will explore the application of genomics, the study of the complete set of DNA within a cell, to biomedical research, using a series of case examples from his own lab to illustrate both the promise and pitfalls of precision medicine.

Professor DeRisi currently serves as Chair of the UCSF Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and as Co-President of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015 and to the National Academy of Sciences in 2016.

Registration Form

Proposed ammendments to the PARRA bylaws will be voted upon at the luncheon meeting. 
Link to proposed document

PARRA Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets quarterly and includes the following:

Jim Dolgonas, President
Booker McClain, 
Vice President
Erica Nietfeld, 
Linda Glasscock, 

Carla Ferri-Blackmon
Judy Craig
Sandra Douglas
Larry Hershman
Cornelius Hopper
Mary E. MacDonald
Nancy Nakayama
Bill Newton
Randolph R. Scott
Susan von Seeburg
Connie Williams

For further information about PARRA, please get in touch with Jim Dolgonas at jdolgonas@yahoo.com

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PARRA Events

Wednesday Walks: the East Bay At (and On) Your Feet

The East Bay Regional Park District sponsors nature hikes every Wednesday that offer a great opportunity to explore the extraordinary natural beauty and variety of our East Bay parks. They’re open to walkers of all ages and abilities. Every walk begins at 9:30 a.m. and has a different destination; most range from two-and-a-half to six miles round trip. You might even run into a few Office of the President friends because more and more UCOP retirees are joining these Wednesday Walks. You can find information about upcoming walks at http://www.ebparks.org/activities; click on the "Regional in Nature" program guide for the schedule of Wednesday Walks.