On October 23, 2018, two seminars were held at the Plano Event Center in Plano, TX to discuss TI health insurance plans, Social Security info and medical changes that would be of interest to TI retirees. The first one was at 10am for pre-65 TI retirees and there were about 100 in attendance who enjoyed the goodies furnished by TI before the meeting began. The second one was at 1:30 pm for Medicare-eligible TI retirees and around 385 came to hear the news, ask questions about health insurance plans and to partake in TI's refreshments.
Nine, adventurous TIAA souls headed to Fredericksburg on September 25, 2018 to check in at the Main Street B&B. We enjoyed "happy hour" on their upstairs balcony overlooking the main street at 5:00 before adventuring out. That evening we walked to Mamacitas for Mexican food before carpooling to the Enchanted Rock to view the dark skies (forgot that it was harvest moon time and the stars were certainly out-shown that night).
The annual TI retiree luncheon will take place on October 4 at the Mesquite Convention Center. A wonderful program is in store as we recognize more than 50 years of TI innovation in consumer electronics.
One of Crossroads Community Service's goals is to ensure that all people in Dallas County have ready access to nourishing foods. A second Crossroads’ mission is to provide life skills education that can help clients accomplish goals that are important to them. Crossroads provides clothing to in-house pantry clients as well as clients from The Stewpot. Crossroads partners with educational and medical institutions in Dallas County in order to seek more holistic solutions to deeply entrenched social and economic problems.
More than 30 TIAA members crowded into a conference room at the Plano Event Center on July 24 and welcomed Linda Smittle home (again!) We spent two hours listening about her 27-month fascinating adventure while serving with the Peace Corps in Thailand.
On Thursday July 12, over 60 TIAA members and guests came together at the Plano Event Center for a seminar focused on financial topics of interest. First, they were given an update on the economy as well as financial tips for seniors by Financial Advisor Lisa Calloway. This included a discussion of recent market trends, geopolitical tensions, financial scams and ways to protect your financial identity.
On June 28, 11 TIAA volunteers met at the Texins Activity Center to go to Metrocrest Services located in Farmers Branch, Texas. Metrocrest coordinator Brittani suggested we break into two teams so five of us worked in their food pantry and six of us were transported to their clothing distribution center located in Carrollton, Texas. The pantry team spent the morning stocking the food shelves with canned goods, breads, produce, and household items. The second team unloaded bags of donated clothes and shoes, then sorted and hung them onto racks for client distribution.
More than 100 members and guests attended the 2018 TIAA Annual Business Meeting. It was held on Thursday, May 17, at 1:00 pm at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Dallas TX with refreshments provided by Texas Instruments.
Members and one guest are invited to join us for the 2018 TIAA Annual Meeting. It will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 1:00 pm at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (in Rosine Hall, which is near the entrance), 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas TX. Refreshments will be provided by TI, and a bus will leave at 12:30 pm from the Texins Activity Center on the Dallas Expressway site.
The TIAA 2018 United Way campaign began April 9 and continues through April 25, with Dallas-area TIAA members doing their part to get involved and help their fellow North Texans.
Again this year, the TI Foundation will automatically match TI retiree donations to United Way up to $10,000, doubling the impact of your donation. All former TIers can contribute to the TIAA campaign, but only retiree donations are eligible for the TI Foundation match.