News & Upcoming Activities...
TI Sugar Land Campus Update
Activity at the new campus is progressing in spite of the cold and wet weather of February. As these photos from Feb. 12th show, it is really starting to take shape. We promised a peek on the inside, and we delivered this month. You can see the lobby taking shape on the inside. We understand that plans are to start moving into the building during May. Check back for more updates.
If you haven't already renewed your 2014 membership, then you are LATE. Please mail your check for $10 (covers member and spouse) made out to TIHAA as soon as possible to our new 2014 Treasurer:Jean Houston
4206 Ebbtide Drive
Houston, TX 77045
Upcoming Lunch Meeting:
o March 12th - Our next Lunch/Business Meeting is at the America Buffet, 12815 Southwest Freeway, at 11 AM. We meet the 2nd Wednesday each month for our lunch meetings.
* All attendees participate in a free drawing for America Buffet meal coupons and other valuable door prizes.
Upcoming Day Trips:
o March 15th - This Saturday, Mary Brown has scheduled for us to ride the Harris County bus to Nacogdoches, The oldest city in Texas, to enjoy Millard's Crossing Historic Village and Nacogdoches Azalea Trail. An out-of-pocket lunch is at Clear Springs Restaurant. See the flyer for complete details.
o April 26th - Shop until you drop at the San Marcos Outlet Mall in San Marcos, TX. Mary has arranged for us to ride the Harris County bus for a day of bargain hunting at 140 outlet stores! See the flyer for complete details.
o Check back here for updated information on upcoming events as they are scheduled.
o Story and photos of the Christmas Party, the Day Trip to Santa's Wonderland and the Day Trip to the Texas State Capital have been posted to the photos page for your enjoyment.
o Lynn Stefan heads our Sunshine Committee. If you hear of a club member illness or death, call Lynn at 713-344-1437 and she will send a card on behalf of the club.
o Do you have news that would be of interest to other TIHAA members? Click HERE for a form that you can download and save to your computer, edit with a Word Processor and then attach to an email to TIHAA for inclusion in the next issue of the Vigor.
o Got a question about the Club? Now you can call us at 832-551-8025. Leave a message and we will call you back. Or send us an email to: email@example.com.
A Message from the President...
As I begin my first term I look forward to a great year with TIHAA. I would like to call this the “Invite a Friend” year. As you plan to
attend the monthly luncheon, Bingo, a bus trip, etc., pick up the phone and call a friend. “Come join us and lets catch up on what is
I also invite everyone to attend a board meeting to become involved in planning all the activities for the following months. We on the
board will be asking you to help out at the events this year. It only takes an hour or two to help out with attendance sheets, name
tags, and the prize raffles.
For personal reasons, George Wolf will be unable to fill the Secretary position for at least the first three months this year. If anyone
can fill this position until George returns please let me or any other board member know if you can help out the club for this important
At the end of 2013 we had 221 memberships (over 300 members counting spouses). Excluding the TI BBQ, less than 1/3 of our
members attended a single TIHAA event. I encourage everyone to participate in one of your club events.
I extend a hearty thanks to Della DuHart and Mary Gomez for organizing the outstanding Christmas party December 6th at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel. Also thanks to Lawson Cook for taking all the pictures, Ralph & Estella Garcia and all those who helped out
with the attendance sheets, name tags, and the prize raffle.
Mary Brown will continue to arrange our bus trips along with being V.P. of the club for 2014. Along with working full time, whew!
o February 15 Mary has arranged a bus trip to the Cast Theatrical Company in Rosenberg to see Be My Baby. The cost is $17
per person and must be paid by January 29. Lunch at the 'Ol Railroad Cafe will be out of pocket.
Ralph Garcia has arranged for Mike Bray of the AARP Tax-Aid Service to speak at the February 12th luncheon meeting at the
America Buffet on what's new in the upcoming tax season.
Thanks to Jean Houston, our new treasurer, for arranging 7 speakers in 2013 and the first speaker this year, Evelyn Gordon
discussing “Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning”.
Bobbie White takes over the Program Speaker position on the board this year. Thanks again to Jean.
We plan to have the Spring Event (Bingo) again this year. The date is tentatively scheduled for early June. The Bingo event will be
held at the new TI Sugar Land site at US59 and University blvd. The date is dependent on when the new building is completed. The
current schedule is for building 2 employees to move in late April and early May. The date for the event will be announced as soon as
it can be confirmed with TI.
If you have not renewed your membership for 2014 please send your dues to our treasurer
4206 Ebbtide Dr.
Houston, TX 77045
Again I encourage everyone to be involved with YOUR club. If you have suggestions for luncheon speakers, bus trips, or other
events you would like us to have, PLEASE call or email anyone on the board.
Gary Luckett firstname.lastname@example.org