The MIT Retirees AssociationThe Retirees Association provided members with a chance to see "Porgy and Bess" at Tanglewood in 2011.

The MIT Retirees AssociationA day trip in the fall of 2012 to the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Cape Cod. Tours were given of the gardens and the automobile gallery pictured here.

The MIT Retirees AssociationTaken aboard the "Bay View Lady" during a tour of Portland's harbor, a wonderful day trip enjoyed by all.

Association of MIT Retirees
T: 617-253-7910
F: 617-253-8006

Mailing address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
MIT Room E38-234
Cambridge, MA 02139

Events, trips, activities, and workshops

Keep an eye on this website, and our mailings, as we plan our seminars and outings for this year!


Spring Luncheon at Endicott House
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
12 noon - 2:00pm
Featured speaker: MIT Prof. Charles Stewart, III, Dept. of Political Science
Guests welcome!

This year's Spring Luncheon at Endicott House features Charles Stewart, MIT's Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science, with a talk on the 2016 Presidential Election Thus Far, which our administrative assistant Anthony Farrell has titled: "The Rumble in the Thunderdome: Helping Build a Better Tomorrow" (he promises that it's actually a clever joke).

The early months of the 2016 presidential election season have challenged expectations about how parties nominate their candidates and how primary voters respond to these candidates. We'll review why the race has been so shocking, wonder how we might have seen this coming, and look ahead to the likely dynamics of the general election. Please email ahead with your questions for our speaker! It's sure to be a lively presentation with a wonderful lunch!

Seminars and workshops

Quick Draw: A Crash Course for Absolute Beginners

We were pleased to host a new 5-week workshop to inspire your inner artist, led by Mauricio Cordero. The course began by providing a simple explanation of how the thought process interferes with the ability to draw. Class participants then explored how "natural-born" talents approach drawing.
By practicing the most effective drawing techniques and applying the latest in cognitive research, Mauricio guided novice/absolute beginners to draw what they see. We plan to organize a art exhibit in the near future to show off the resulting work!

Lead Artist
Mauricio Cordero: Visit his website here

Trips and tours

Coming soon!

Memoir writing series (ongoing)
Everyone has a story to tell

Instructor: Nita Regnier
MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies,
Association of MIT Retirees advisory committee member

The series is on hiatus, and looks to return in August or September.
Have a great summer!

Let us know if you are interested in the memoir writing series.
Please call 617-253-57914 or email

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