The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

The University of Texas Houston Retiree Organization

UTHRO Events

Trip To The Federal National Bank

The trip to the Federal Reserve Bank on Allen Parkway, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11th. We will leave OCB at 9 AM and arrive at the Federal Reserve at approximately 9:45 for our 10 AM tour. The tour is free so no fees will be collected. The bank has a visitor's area on the first floor where they have many interesting facts and you are also able to see the employees handling the currency as you see how it is counted and bundled. You get a sample of $100 in shredded money. There is a very interesting short film that explains how the system works. There is also a gift shop on the premises. Following the tour, we will travel further into downtown to Texas Ave. to Treebeards Cafe for lunch. Treebeards, located in Christ Church Cathedral, specializes in southern cooking. Chicken, Fish or Meat Entree with the choice of two sides is $10.50 - $12.50. Tuesday specials include Meatloaf and Chicken Fried Chicken with cream gravy. Everyone will go through the lunch line and pay for their own lunch. If you plan to join us, please RSVP no later than Sep. 3 to Sherri Orioli at or 281-726-1674.  Bank policy requires that we provide a list of all visitors 1 week in advance of our visit, therefore, no late RSVP's will be honored.  All visitors MUST BRING A  PHOTO ID preferably a driver's license.

A Special Invitation from our President  

Dear UTHRO Members,

I have spoken with many of you about an opportunity for us to travel together as a group.  I am very pleased to offer you, your family and friends that opportunity with a European River Cruise – the Danube Waltz 2018.  We will depart from Houston on November 30, 2018 for Budapest, Hungry and board the ms River Voyager.  This is an 8 day cruise with a return date of December 8, 2018.  Our ports of calls will be Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, Passau, and Regensburg. You also have the opportunity to add a 3 day pre-trip visit in Budapest, Hungary and a 3 day post-trip visit Prague, Czech Republic. I have attached three flyers that explain the details and give you a full itinerary. 

I have locked in group rate cabins from as low as $2,199 per person. This price is about half of the normal price per person.  You may also book your airfare through the travel company, Vantage Travel.  Round-trip airfare from Houston is valued at $1,449 per person.  However, Vantage Travel is offering our group round trip airfare for $799.  This is a savings of $650.  Also if you book your trip and pay in full 12 months prior by E-Check, you will save up to 10%. 

It is important that you make your plans now and book early to insure that you reserve your space on the trip. I have already booked mine!   Although this trip more than a year away it is important that you book now because the cruise ship only holds 178 passengers, and this trip is one their most popular cruises.  Our Vantage group manager has informed me that many people are already booking this trip.    I would encourage you to make your plans and book your trip within the next 30 days.   Our reservation Group Number is G705400.  In order to receive these discounts, you must use the Group Number.  If you are traveling alone and would like a roommate.  Please let me know.  I can try and help you find a roommate.  You are most welcome to invite family and friends to join you on this cruise.

 If you have any questions or just want more information, please call me at 281-933-3634 or email me at  I would enjoy talking with you about this exciting adventure. 

To book your trip, you can call Vantage Travel at 1-800-322-6677 and give them our Group Number G705400.  A $500 per person deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Looking forward to traveling with you!;;

Barbara Kelly  President, UTHRO

Further detailed information can be found by clicking on the following documents:  Danube Waltz Info; Danube Waltz FlyerPricing Danube Walt

UTHRO's Endowment Fund

The UTHRO Endowment for Healthy Aging has been established to benefit UTHealth’s patient care, education and research for the aging population and their caregivers.  

The UTHRO Endowment for Healthy Aging to date:

$36,595 have been given for our permanent endowment to benefit UTHealth’s patient care, education and research for the aging population and their caregivers.  We have reached our minimum goal; however, we look forward to significantly increasing this endowment.  Please remember, any amount is welcome from members and friends of UTHRO.  Contributions can include memorial gifts, honor gifts and more.  Please send your gift to:

c/o Mr. Michael Musters

UTHealth, Office of Development

P.O. Box 1321

Houston, TX  77251-1321

To insure your intention is met, please write “for UTHRO Endowment” on the memo line of your check.

UTHRO members, please plan to hear regularly from your Endowment Committee to celebrate our successes as we more fully fund our permanent endowment.  Through this legacy, we are “Seniors Helping Seniors”.  (Rick Bebermeyer, Endowment Committee Chair 713-966-943 

Our Founders to date (1-4-17) are:

Peggy Amante;Anonymous;Ann C. Baker; Richard Bebermeyer & Randolph Tibbits; Phyllis Bouldin; Max & Donna Buja; Rita Cammarata & Dorothy Maggio; Lily & Philip Chang; Charlotte Childress (In Memory of Lucille Childress); Henny & Yoka van Dijk; Mary Fabrizio; Herb & Judy Fred; Ina & Aaron Fried (in Memory of Helen Murphy); Les & Tricia Fullerton; Bonnie Geppert; Linda Gilbert; Sarah Granbery; Daun Gray; Janet E. Hammill; Mr. & Mrs. Berel Held; Ken Jones; Ted Jones (in Memory of Helen Murphy); Barbara Kelly (in Memory of Angie Scoggin); Frances Poole Knight (Honorary Founder); Julie Knobil; Sarah Kor; Bailey Lee; Inga-Lill Leon; Janice Levine; Patsy Lington; Jean Long (in Memory of Marvin Long); Tena Lummus; Karen Lund & Jack DeMoss; Joan Lynch; Mary McBroom; Shirley Mize; Minerva Montano; Paula O'Neill-Weedon & Waland Weedon; Peggy O’Neill (in Memory of Hally Poindexter); Sherri Orioli; Jean Osterman; Merrill & Linda Overturf; Susan & John Powers; Joyce Randolf (in Honor/Memory of Sharon Ostwald/Melvin Ostwald); John & Anne Ribble; Richard & Olive Riker; Barry & Gillian Rittman; Richard & Yvonne Ruiz; Glenn Schreyer; Angie Scoggin (Honorary Founder); Randolph Scott; Gabriel Shahwan; Barbara & Sam Skjonsby (in Memory of Max Hutchins); Malcolm & Lois Skolnick; Cheves & Polly Smythe; Sema Spigner; John & Elena Spudich; Anna Steinberger; Gladys Thomas;Mary Trolinger (in Memory of John Trolinger);Stephen & Lauren Tucker; UT Houston Retiree Organization; Steve & Linda Utterback; John & Deborah Valenza (in Memory of Elizabeth Valenza);Margaret Walker; Marcia & Ronald Waldbillig; Bob White; Dora Woodson; Brian Yeoman; Rita Zachariasen; Margaret Zambrano

Please send any corrections to

 Click here to access the UTHRO Endowment Gift and Pledge Agreement form.

For information about the UTHealth Consortium on Aging, promoting healthy and meaningful aging, go to:

For information about the UT Physicians Center for Healthy Aging, a primary and specialty care geriatrics clinic, go to:

Bus Trip to Brady's Landing and the Houston Ship Channel Tour

Wednesday, April 23

Annual Retiree Benefits Meeting

Tuesday, July 23

Bus Trip - Delta Downs Casino

Tuesday, July 16

Bus Trip - Tour of the Julia Ideson Building and Lunch

Wednesday, March 20

Bus Trip - Delta Downs Casino (click here for details)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bus Trip - Santa's Wonderland (College Station, TX)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

UTHRO's Annual Holiday Luncheon & UT Police Toy Drive

Thursday, November 15, 2012  (NOTE:  Date changed)

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Meeting for Retirees (click here for details)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Annual Luncheon for Election of Officers and Business Meeting

Tuesday, August 14, 2012  

Bus Trip - Liberty Opry, Liberty, Texas

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bus Trip - Galveston

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bus Trip - La Bahia Road Bluebonnet Trail

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Valentine Luncheon and Business Meeting

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

October Health Symposium

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. - Noon - OCB, Rio Grande Room (2nd Floor), 1851 Cross Point

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Annual Membership Luncheon - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Join us at the August Annual Membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 16, in the Rio Grande room of the OCB (Operations Center Building), 1851 Cross Point.   (click on the heading for details

Bus Excursion - Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sign up NOW for the Tuesday, September 20, bus trip to the Bush Library in College Station.   Seating on the bus is limited.  Departure location:  OCB, 1851 Cross Point  (click on heading for details)