The TI Alumni Association held its tenth annual membership meeting Monday, May 11, in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas. Opened in 1989, the Meyerson is a landmark on the Dallas skyline. The international press has proclaimed the hall “world-class, rivaling the great concert halls of the world.” The first impression of this facility is the open space and the touches of elegance that are evident everywhere. The building — an architectural jewel — features unsurpassed acoustics.
TIAA members enjoyed a free recital by Mary Preston, resident organist, on the Lay Family concert organ in the concert hall at 12:30 p.m. and then toured the fabulous building. Those who took the tour met in the lobby at 1 p.m. after the concert. Refreshments were served at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting began at 2 p.m. in the Horchow Hall. Attendees were able to renew their membership or join TIAA at the meeting.
TIAA offered roundtrip bus transportation from the Texins Activity Center on the TI Expressway site to take members to and from the event. The meeting's primary purpose was to elect TIAA officers for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Max Post, nominating committee chairman, announced that all current elected officers agreed to serve another one-year term. They are: Ronnie Brandenburg, president; Tom Boedecker, executive vice president; Ellen McKee, secretary; and Larry James, treasurer. There were no nominations from the floor and all officers were elected for another year. Janelle Richards and Jon Jackson served with Max on the nominating committee.
Members also approved the revised TIAA Constitution and Bylaws and they can be viewed at TIAA Constitution and Bylaws.
Ronnie Brandenburg gave an overview on TIAA. Veletta Forsythe Lill, Dallas Arts District executive director, told about the progress of the Central Arts District. She has been active in Dallas civic affairs and the arts since 1985 and served eight years on the Dallas City Council.
Pictures from the TIAA Annual Meeting 2009 are also available.