The University of Texas at Dallas Retiree Association and The Texas Instruments Alumni Association will host a joint meeting on Thursday, March 15, at 1:00 pm at the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center. We'll begin with refreshments and social time, followed by our speaker at 1:30 pm.
The subfreezing temperatures didn't keep 20 hardy TIAA members and guests from registering for a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank in Uptown Dallas. Their building was finished in 1992, has 17 floors and contains a vault full of money that is loaned to other banks in the 11th district. This area includes parts of southern New Mexico, Texas and upper Louisiana which explains why, when Houston called right after Hurricane Harvey and said "We need $500M", Dallas could say "Send the armored truck tomorrow -- it will be ready." We cleared security without a hitch and took a
Fifteen TIAA members/guests registered for the December 7 Enchant Christmas event held for the first time in Arlington at the Globe Life Park.
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.
TI employees and retirees can help victims of Hurricane Harvey by making a tax-deductible contribution through a special fund set up by the TI Foundation. Hurricane Harvey struck Texas an unpresidented blow over the weekend, resulting in flooding and destruction in many cities and communities along the Gulf Coast, including Houston. The TI Foundation just voted to increase their contribution and will give an immediate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey disaster relief. Plus, through Sept.
Seven TIAA volunteers went to the Boys & Girls Club on Brown Street in Dallas. We visited and worked with 50 boys and girls ages 6 to 14. These children spend their days learning and playing games in highly motivated group activities organized by the Club’s Program Manager, Sophia Cordova and her staff. Our TIAA volunteers were assigned to one of three age groups consisting of 15 to 20 children to pursue further special assignments.
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.