The Annual TI Retiree Luncheon will be held at the Mesquite Convention Center on Thursday, November 13. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m., with a barbeque lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
The speaker this year will be Dr. Venu Menon, Vice President for Analog Technology Development, for Texas Instruments. He is responsible for developing manufacturing technologies for TI’s power management, high performance and high volume analog semiconductor chips.
The theme of this year’s event is “Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of TI’s Silicon Transistor”. In his comments, Dr. Menon will update TI’s progress in analog technology, with emphasis on new applications and future markets. He will also share some video from TI’s Archives featuring Dr. Gordon Teal and Dr. Willis Adcock describing how TI surprised the electronics world with the first commercial silicon transistor, years ahead of industry’s expectation.
Other important anniversaries will be highlighted in the program, including the 50th Anniversary of the TI Founders Building on the UT Dallas Campus, and the 50th Anniversary of the TI Foundation. We are expecting about 40 exhibitors to have booths at the event including, for the first time, representatives of the Spectacular Senior Follies. Entertainment will be provided by Marty Ruiz, a popular local singer. In addition, noted author, Darwin Payne, will be at the event and will sign copies of his recently published book, “No Small Dreams: J. Erik Jonsson – Texas Visionary.”
Flu shots will be available at the event. If you are covered by Medicare and/or TI BCBS PPO, there will be no charge for the flu shot, but you will need to bring your Medicare card or your BCBS card to the event, if not covered by Medicare. If not covered by TI BCBS PPO or Medicare plans, you will need to pay $24 for the shot (cash or check) at the event and file for reimbursement with your provider.
Each year TIAA selects a local non-profit to benefit from donations at the TI Retiree Luncheon. This year we are asking retirees to bring used clothing to help CitySquare, whose mission is to fight the root causes of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship. TIAA has volunteered at their location several times and have been made aware of their needs for clothing. Especially needed are men’s pants, but other items are welcomed. Bins will be available near the doors to deposit the gifts upon arrival.
Invitation packets to the luncheon were mailed to TI retirees in mid-October. If you are a TI retiree or TIAA member and did not receive your copy, please call the TIAA office at 214-567-8444 and request a copy of the information. Buses will be available at no charge for those who do not wish to drive to the Mesquite Convention Center, but reservations are required. The buses will leave from the Sherman Texins Activity Center at 8:00 am; from the Spring Creek Texins Activity Center at 9:00 am; and from the Expressway Texins Activity Center at 9:30 am.
Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up on the news from Texas Instruments, and the chance to visit with friends and ciates.