In 1993 representatives of the retiree associations from the nine University of California campuses and three University-managed DOE laboratories organized the Council of University of California Retirees Associations (CUCRA).
Their goal was to provide a single organization that could speak for the many University and laboratory retirees on issues that could affect retiree benefits and privileges. Each campus, Laboratory and Office of the President/Regents retiree association has one representative and one alternate who attend CUCRA meetings twice a year (fall and spring) at the various UC locations.
Through a provision in Regents Policy 5203, CUCRA and its 13 member associations are officially recognized by the University as Affiliated Organizations.
CUCRA is led by five officers elected by the Council: Chair, Vice Chair/Chair Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Information Officer.
As expressed in CUCRA's By-Laws it's specific purposes are:
CUCRA and most of its member associations are members of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE).
The state of being associated:
affiliation, alliance, connected,
a state of being.