The University of Texas at Dallas Alumni Association and The Texas Instruments Alumni Association hosted a joint meeting on Brain Health Thursday, March 14th at 1:30 pm at the UT-D campus. We started with refreshments and social time, followed by our interesting speaker, Molly Keebler, Head of Community Programs at Center for Brain Health, UT-D, at 2:00 pm. The program featured the latest progress being made in brain health and biomedical research at this outstanding school.
On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 15 TIAA volunteers arrived at The Senior Source headquarters located on Harry Hines Boulevard to assemble emergency preparedness leaflets for the Medical Reserve Corps. Our Senior Source hostess had prepared the conference room with piles of leaflets and had also made ready coffee and snacks so we could be off to a great start. We put together the various emergency leaflets in the order specified and ended up filling several large boxes with the finished product – about 1,000 packets!
You just can't "beat" it as 18 TIAA members and guests learned again on January 29, 2019, at the Pocketbook Sandwich Theater. The Big Beats became one of the favorite groups of their time and they toured successfully for more than twenty years. Tuesday night they reminded us just how good that music was by including songs from Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, George Strait, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones. Rock music lovers (that's us!) still go wild over these music pioneers as we watched these old guys jump around and play
Six TIAA members met at the DISD Francisco "Pancho" Medrano Middle School early on MLK Day – January 21st. Our objectives were to assist some 90 “City Year” members paint murals in the relatively new school hallways and to build lunch time picnic tables for students' use outside. City Year members are part of the “AmeriCorps” organization – the domestic version of “Peace Corps” - and they are dedicated to strengthening communities.
On a cold and windy night, twelve TIAA members bundled up to go Christmas lights hunting -- and found millions of them.
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.