A number of alumni groups and networks have been in existence for years, largely as social organizations. Some of these organizations may have their own websites, in which case links are provided.
The following groups usually meet as shown below. Call or email contact person to confirm schedule. To add or update a listing, contact us.
1:00 pm, second Tuesday, lunch at Poor Richards Cafe, 2442 K Ave., Plano. Contact Ralph Bovee at email@example.com or 214-402-7512.
8:30 am, third Wednesday, breakfast at IHOP Pancake House, LBJ Frwy. at Centerville Rd., Garland. Contact Newton Beam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-220-9930.
Attleboro Retiree Club
1:00 pm, second Tuesday (except July & August) at Newell-Blais VFW Post #443, 50 Jefferson St., North Attleborough, MA 02760.
Austin Alumni Lunch
Annual reunion on first Monday in December at Rudy's BBQ on 183. Open to all former TIers in Austin area. Mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TI_Austin_Alumni. Contact Marian Justiss at email@example.com or 512-576-1619.
Austin Retiree Club
Lunch meetings are held every other month (Jan, Mar, July, Sept, Nov) on the third Thursday. Open to all former TIers in Austin area. Contact Fritz Wolff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:30 am, third Wednesday, lunch at Tony's Café, NW corner of Alma & Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano. Contact Martha Hamilton at email@example.com or 214-405-1681.
Equipment Group Retirees
All retirees are welcome. 11:00 am, lunch on 15th of each month (or the nearest weekday) at Red Lobster, LBJ Frwy. & Greenville Ave., Dallas. . No formal organization – just meeting, eating and staying in touch. Contact Neil Sunderland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-272-2869.
11:30 am, second Wednesday, lunch at Tino’s Too, 2201 K Ave., Plano. Contact Martha Hamilton at email@example.com or 214-405-1681.
Shares job opportunities, network gatherings or other information with each other and occasionally meets at BJ’s, 1101 North Central Expy, Plano. Comprised of professionals who have found “life after TI,” this group helps former TIers stay connected professionally and socially. Contact Joan Nichols, firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-543-2546. Join the mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ExTI.
First Monday Bunch
1:00 - 3:00 pm, first Monday, meeting at Richardson Senior Center, 820 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson. Contact Ralph Dean at email@example.com or 972-235-2589.
Houston Alumni Association
Sponsored by TIAA for use as an open forum by former TIers who want to stay connected with the TI family. List owner Tom Boedecker, http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=139468.
North Texas Retiree Luncheon
11:30 am, second Friday of the second month of each quarter (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) at El Chico Restaurant, 1222 North Central Expy., McKinney. Contact Cliff Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-742-1113.
Old Bunch Lunch Group
11:00 am, second Thursday, Spring Creek Barbeque, 270 North Central Expy., Richardson. Mostly SC QA 1990s retirees. Contact Wayne Bailey at email@example.com.
Texins Art Club
Bring out your inner artist and attend art classes in the C4 conference room at the Texins Activity Center, 13900 N. Central Expressway, Drive K from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. The teacher, Janice Hamilton, is a well-known Dallas artist and instructor, who has studied with many nationally-known artists and enjoys working with both oils and pastels. Classes are open to current and former TIers and families (must be at least 18 years) for $15/class, paid on a monthly basis. The fee is due early in the month, and there is no makeup class. Bring whatever media you want to work in. Classes meet every Wednesday (except in December and 1st two weeks in January). To register for classes, contact Dorothy McAllister, firstname.lastname@example.org or Griselda Hermosillo, email@example.com. The TI Art Club gets a special discount rate for instruction for active TIers and Retired TIers. The discount rate for instruction does not apply to TIer's family members.
Texins Dive Club
The Texins Dive Club is a social organization whose members enjoy and promote SCUBA diving. Our club was founded in 1958 – making it one of the oldest in the US. Membership is open to anyone and guests are welcome. Join us at a club meeting on the second Tuesday of each month (6 pm social hour, 7 pm meeting) at the Outback Steakhouse, 1509 N. Central Expy, Plano, TX 75075. For information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://www.texinsdiveclub.com/ FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ONLY we meet for a cookout at Cottonwood Park located at 1301 W Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75080.
Texins Genealogy Club
Interested in learning about how to research your ancestors? We can help! We share tips and tricks for getting started, and give pointers on where to look next if you run into a brick wall in your tree. We also have experts who present on several subjects that fall under the 'family history' banner, like digitizing and storing old family photos, how to use the genealogy software programs and web sites that are available for use with family history research. Annual membership is just $15 for an individual and their spouse. Typically we meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Texins Activity Center at the Expressway site. December we meet on the 2nd Thursday for our pot luck. Summer months (Jun, Jul, and Aug) we find an alternate location because of summer camp. Email us at email@example.com for further information.
Texins Lake Texoma Club
Texins is a privately-owned, non-profit club originally set up by Texas Instruments on Lake Texoma in the 60s for former/current TI employees. It is a gated community in Pottsboro about 75 miles from Dallas. We are straight north of Dallas on Preston Road (HWY 289) to the very end. We are right on Lake Texoma's shoreline, and we have two boat ramps. If you are interested in more information, contact Teena Pullman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-786-3783. View the website at texinstexoma.com.
TI Bible Study Group
7:00 - 8:00 am, every other Tuesday, Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church, TI Blvd. & Forest Ln., Dallas. SC retirees meeting for over 20 years. David Robertson, teacher. Contact Ron McCormick at email@example.com or 972-235-2577.
TI Design Automation (TIDA)
11:15 am. luncheon on first Wednesday of each quarter at Spring Creek Barbeque, 270 North Central Expy., Richardson. Personnel, retired or otherwise, from DAD and all other electrical, mechanical and software Design Automation development or support departments worldwide. Meet at the entrance. Contact Bob Penick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-639-0311.
TIAA Breakfast Club
9:30 am, third Friday, breakfast at the Southern Recipes Grill, 621 W. Plano Pkwy (in front of Macy's at Collin Creek Mall)., Plano. All TI alumni and spouses welcome. Contact Jon Campbell at email@example.com or 214-507-1500.
TIAA Retiree Bunch
11:30 am, third Tuesday of each month (except June, July & August), Spring Creek Barbeque, 270 North Central Expy., Richardson. Contact Tom Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-412-9332.