More than 120 members and guests attended the 16th Annual Meeting of the TI Alumni Association at the Dallas Arboretum on May 14. The meeting, held in Rosine Hall near the entrance to the Arboretum, began with a reception and social period. TIAA President Larry James called the meeting to order at 1:30 pm and presented an overview of the Alumni Association, covering membership and financial status, as well as events and activities. He also thanked the Arboretum staff for hosting the event and noted this is the third time our Annual Meeting has been held at this venue.
Following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, April 25, an international appeal for assistance has been issued. In response to this appeal and inquiries from TIers who want to help, the TI Foundation has approved a grant to the American Red Cross to match up to $25,000 of TI employees’ and retirees’ donations to the Nepal relief efforts. The deadline for donations to be matched is May 31, 2015.
Tom Keener, the Cultural Arts Manager of the Allen Public Library, has invited TIers – whether active, retired, or former TIers – to attend a presentation by Dr. Darwin Payne of his new book, “No Small Dreams: J. Erik Jonsson – Texas Visionary”. The program is set for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21 at the Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen, Allen, TX, 75013. It is sponsored by Bach to Books; the program is free and no reservations are required.
Texas Instruments has made it easier for U.S.-based TI retirees to make a difference in our communities with new, lowered minimums for TI’s Matching Gifts and Volunteer Incentive Programs. The minimums are retroactive to January 1, 2015, for this year’s contributions of dollars and volunteer hours that meet program guidelines.
The TIAA Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd. Refreshments will be provided and buses will run from the Texins Activity Center on the Expressway Site at 12:30 pm. The bus will return to the Texins parking lot at 4:00 pm.. Parking will be available at the Arboretum for those who wish to drive.
The Senior Source, our Community Involvement partner, has a group that was going to read to some elementary school kids next Tuesday, April 14, and the group has now had to back out.
Dr. Larry Hornbeck will receive an Academy Award of Merit at the Academy's 2015 Scientific and Technical Awards presentation for his invention of the digital micromirror devices (DMD) chip. In announcing the award, the Academy said that this invention "is the core technology that has enabled Texas Instruments' DLP Cinema projection to become the standard of the motion picture industry." According to TI, motion pictures are now viewed worldwide on nearly 117,000 award-winning TI DLP Cinema® projectors.
Starting March 1, 2015, Texas will implement a new car inspection/registration sticker program. In the future, Texans will need only one windshield sticker on our cars to indicate both vehicle inspection and registration. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has prepared an informative, easy-to-understand and entertaining video to explain the new program and special first-year transition rules. Click Two Steps, One Sticker video to see the video.
Despite the chilly day, more than 500 retirees, guests, volunteers, and exhibitors attended this year’s TI Retiree Luncheon at the Mesquite Convention Center on November 13.
Over 400 TIAA members and other retired TIers attended the annual seminar on Health Benefits at Plano Centre on October 16. Topics included Annual Enrollment Update, TI Health Benefits, Overview of Medicare and TI Retiree Plans and a Medical Update by Dr. Kevin Soden, TI Medical Director.
The presentations and other Health Benefits information have been posted on our website