Alumni Groups Outside TIAA


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.

Antenna Lab

1:00 pm, second Tuesday, lunch at Poor Richards Cafe, 2442 K Ave., Plano. Contact Ralph Bovee at or 214-402-7512.

Apparatus Retirees

8:30 am, third Wednesday, breakfast at IHOP Pancake House, LBJ Frwy. at Centerville Rd., Garland. . NO CONTACT INFORMATION. Please let us know if you have any way to contact this group.

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 Contact Marian Justiss at 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. NO CONTACT INFORMATION. Please let us know if you have any way to contact this group.

Dallas-Area GSIers

11:30 am, third Wednesday, lunch at Tony’s Café, NW corner of Alma & Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano. Contact Martha Hamilton at 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 or 972-272-2869.


11:30 am, second Wednesday, lunch at Tino’s Too, 2201 K Ave., Plano. Contact Martha Hamilton at or  214-405-1681.

Ex-TI Network

Shares job opportunities and other networking information with former TI’ers who are not yet retired from the workforce. Comprised of professionals who have found “life after TI,” this group helps former TIers stay connected professionally. Contact: Joan Nichols at or 214-543-2546

First Monday Bunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm, first Monday, meeting at Richardson Senior Center, 820 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson. Contact Ralph Dean at or 972-235-2589.

Houston Alumni Association

11:00 am, lunch, second Wednesday at America Buffet, 12815 Southwest Frwy., Stafford, TX. See details on Contact Jean Houston, President at or 832-551-8025.


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North Texas Retiree Luncheon

11:30 am, on the second Friday of the second month of each quarter (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) at El Fenix Restaurant, 3450 South Central Expressway, McKinney. Contact Cliff Gibbs at 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

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 or visit our website at  FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER ONLY we meet for a cookout at Cottonwood Park located at 1301 W Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75080.

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. NO CONTACT INFORMATION. Please let us know if you have any way to contact this group.

TI Design Automation (TIDA)

11:15 am. luncheon on first Wednesday of each quarter (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct) at Spring Creek Barbeque, 270 North Central Expy., TI personnel, retired or otherwise, from DAD and all other electrical, mechanical and software Design Automation development or support departments worldwide. Meet just inside the entrance at 11:15 am. Lunch at 11:30 am. Contact Kate Rose at or 972-754-9449 for information or to join the email distribution list.

TIAA Breakfast Club

All TI retirees, TIAA members and their spouses are invited to this informal get-together for breakfast at the Southern Recipe Grill, 621 W. Plano Parkway. We meet to enjoy a cozy breakfast with old and new friends. You will find fresh food, great service, reasonable prices, and good conversation. Registration is not required as we can always pull up another table or two, so just show up and bring a friend if you like. From North Central Expressway, turn West on Plano Parkway, cross the bridge and then turn north into The Village at Collin Creek. The restaurant will be to your left. If you have any questions, please contact Jon Campbell, 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.  NO CONTACT INFORMATION. Please let us know if you have any way to contact this group.