Approximately 150 members attended the TI Alumni Association annual meeting, which was held at the beautiful new George W. Bush Presidential Center on the Southern Methodist University Campus on Thursday, May 9. Due to parking limitations, most TIAA members met at the Texins Activity Center on the Dallas Expressway Site and rode one of three buses to the library.
Located on a 24-acre site, the center is comprised of the Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush Institute. The Bush Presidential Library and Museum includes a 14,000 square-foot permanent exhibit, as well as temporary exhibit space. The permanent exhibit includes a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, a Texas rose garden modeled on the rose garden at the White House, and Decision Points Theater. Outside the entrance of the permanent exhibit is Freedom Hall. Natural light from above Freedom Hall features a unique, 360-degree, high-definition video wall. The National Archives and Records Administration provides a research room for scholars and classrooms for school groups, which includes a recreation of the Situation Room from the White House.
TIAA held a reception in the Ballroom with its stunning views of the Bush Center's 15-acre urban park and the downtown Dallas skyline. The meeting was held in the beautiful, state-of-the-art Auditorium with remarks by TIAA President George Consolver, followed by a presentation by Michael McMahan (Lewis McMahan's son), Operations Manager of the Bush Center.
The meeting concluded with election of officers for the next fiscal year, July 2013 – June 2014. Elected were:
President – George Consolver
Executive Vice President – Larry James
Treasurer – Debi Heaton
Secretary – Marilyn Adams
For more details on the George W, Bush Presidential center click on the Bush Center website.