Hope you were one of the 480 folks who didn't miss this year’s action-packed TI retiree luncheon at the Mesquite Convention Center. It featured a wonderful panel of TI engineers from the TI New Employee Initiative (NEI)! The panel shared insights about their careers, new technologies and product innovations that will shape the future of TI. The “Next Generation of TI Innovation” event was hosted by Jared Miller, product development engineer and chair of the TI NEI. After the innovation panel, there was a brief update on TI’s recent financial results.
A special feature this year was a team from the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University, who set up an exhibit of artifacts from TI’s archives at the SMU Library. The team is digitizing some of TI’s rare photos and demonstrated how to access these on the Internet. In addition to explaining how they are preserving the TI Archives, they wanted to collect stories from retirees who worked on some of the former products and businesses at TI.
Retirees also worked with TI on a special volunteer project in the exhibit hall that took place before lunch. Active TIers joined retiree volunteers and guests to help assemble 500 care kits for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. This small effort will mean a lot to the nonprofit agencies in our area that are struggling to meet the massive need for hurricane relief.
Of course we had the famous warm cookies and coffee ready when the doors opened at 9:30 am and a fine barbecue lunch was served at 11:30 am. Back by popular demand, entertainer Marty Ruiz performed and joined on stage by the Spectacular Senior Follies.