TIAA members braved the driving rain storm, hopped on a bus and visited the Texas Musicians Museum in Irving on June 9. This museum is becoming known as the premier conservatory of Texas music history. We had a private, guided tour by a very knowledgeable volunteer who gave us the inside scoop on fascinating memorabilia from famous musicians in many genres such as country, blues, heavy metal, Tejano, Rock 'n Roll, etc. We literally saw thousands of pieces from the rich and diverse Texas music scene pertaining to Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, Bob Wills and the Light
Every Second Saturday of May is a special day in America as it is the day our US Postal Service collects food items from people’s front porch. Over the last 24 national food drives, letter carriers have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, helped by untold thousands of fellow postal employees, retired letter carriers, family members and friends. The food is then distributed to local food pantries within the same communities where it was collected.
The TIAA Annual Meeting will be held on May 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. at the recently restored 7th Floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St. in Dallas. Refreshments will be provided and buses will run at 12:30 pm from the Texins Activity Center on the Expressway Site. Free parking will be available in the Library’s parking garage for those who wish to drive. (Use the entrance on Wood Street.)
March’s TIAA Community Involvement volunteer event was held at “The Family Place” Resale Shop located on Marsh Lane in NW Dallas. Ten TIAA volunteers boarded The Senior Source’s van to be transported to and from the store. We enjoyed the many tasks our resale store staff members prepared for us including sorting men’s and women’s clothes onto display racks, placing price tags onto jewelry for sale, stocking books, CD’s and DVD’s into display cases, and helping the staff tidy up the sales area item displays and clothing racks.
More than 60 TI and UT Dallas retirees joined together for a seminar to hear the results of the research being done by Dr. Denise Park and her associates at the Center for Vital Longevity. For the past four years in a major research project, they have tracked more than 500 healthy people to see what effect Amyloids have on brain activity. The research to date shows that individuals with the highest levels of Amyloids go on to have the steepest declines in brain activity. The center is currently pursing funding to extend the research for four more years.
Seven TIAA volunteers boarded a Senior Source van on February 13 heading to our latest Community Involvement volunteer event – the Crossroads Community Services facility located in downtown Dallas. We have volunteered for CCS over the past several years and always have been received warmly by the CCS staff. We served over 50 clients helping them to select gently used clothing as well as nutritious canned, boxed, frozen, and fresh fruits & vegetables for their families’ monthly needs. Everyone enjoyed making a difference in the lives of the CCS clients and watching
More than 400 retirees, guests, volunteers, and exhibitors attended this year’s TI Retiree Luncheon on November 3, at the Mesquite Convention Center.
The Annual TI Retiree Luncheon will be held at the Mesquite Convention Center on Thursday, November 3. Doors will open at 9:30 am, with a barbeque lunch served at 11:30 am. The speaker this year will be Ellen Barker, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President of TI.
More than 80 TIAA members, spouses and guests were in attendance for the 17th Annual Business Meeting of the TI Alumni Association, held May 26, at TI’s RFAB in Richardson. President Larry James, called the meeting to order and gave an update of all the activities over the past fiscal year. He noted that there were currently more than 1,500 TIAA members, with 51% being life-time members.