The November 18, 2008, luncheon at the Mesquite Convention Center brought together about 850 former TIers, spouses, TI volunteers and exhibitors. Almost all the 617 attendees who turned in survey cards indicated they liked the event. The Levee Singers Dixieland band was a big hit; so was the sit-down meal which was offered instead of the buffet line featured in past years. Several people told how much they enjoyed being served their lunch. One said, “I have a hard time walking, much less getting a salad, the entree, a dessert and drink and then managing to get to a table.” The annual event enabled former TIers to chat with their friends and colleagues, celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner, get flu and/or pneumonia shots, and take medical screening tests. In the exhibit area, they could visit 33 booths of nonprofit organizations and Legend Sponsors — major sponsors for the 2008 TIAA Charity Golf Tournament benefiting The Senior Source.