News & Upcoming Activities...
The site of the new TI Sugar Land campus in late April is still just piles of dirt and now a few stakes in the ground to give a hint of things to come. Contruction trailers and heavy equipment are the only things visible now above ground. Keep tuned here for more details as they occur.
Upcoming Lunch Meeting:
o June 12 - Our next Lunch/Business Meeting is at the America Buffet, 12815 Southwest Freeway, at 11 AM. If you have not noticed yet, we made a permanent change to the 2nd Wednesday each month for our lunch meetings. We are making this change so that our meeting date can remain the same in all months of the year. Previously, we had to change the meeting date in November and December to avoid the Holidays. Please note this important change on your calendars.
- Our guest speaker is Dr. Clyde Nguyen of the University of Texas Health Center. He will speak on Stroke Prevention.
* All attendees participate in a free drawing for America Buffet meal coupons and other valuable door prizes.
Upcoming Day Trips:
o Coming up on June 1st, Mary has a trip on the Harris County bus to the Channel 8 studios & the Orange Show. See the flyer on the right. Call Mary Brown to reserve your seat.
o Photos and a story of the TIHAA Day Trip to Villa de Matel Chapel and previous TIHAA Day Trips and Events have been posted under the photos Tab. If you didn't make it to the last club activity, make plans to join us for the next club event or day trip.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Message from the President...
Your club has gotten off to a great start in 2013. We have over 300 members (including spouses) and your board has been
working hard to make sure that everyone gets their membership renewed and doesn't miss out on any upcoming TIHAA
With all the changes that are taking place at TI-Stafford this year, the board is making an extra effort to ensure that we have a
place to hold future Spring Events and Retiree BBQ Evenings, which have traditionally been held on the TI site. Those two
events this year will be the last TIHAA events at the Stafford site. The new TI-Sugar Land building, details of which are in the
February luncheon speaker notes under the meetings tab, is scheduled for completion by early 2014 and promises to offer a fantastic
venue for 2014 TIHAA activities.
Our Programs Committee chairperson, Jean Houston, has got us off to a fast start in 2013. Our February speaker, Keith
Ogboenyiya from the TI-Stafford site gave us lots of details on the new Sugar Land building. Our March speaker, Karon
Safarov of Visiting Angels, told of their living assistance services for those in need of help with routine daily activities. Jean's
May 8th speaker is going to be David Edwards from United National Insurance speaking on the types of insurance and the
For those of you that have participated in past day trips, I don't have to tell you that Mary Brown has done an outstanding job
of arranging exciting day trips. In January, Mary's day trip was to the Liberty Opry to hear “Country & Cajun” music. In
February she took us to the Villa de Matel Convent and Chapel of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. She gave us a
breather in March, but she has another day trip to Coushatta Casino Resort on April 13th, and day trips to the George H.W.
Bush Library on May 6th and to the Channel 8 studios and the Orange Show on June 1st. Flyers for all these trips are located to the right on this page.
On Friday, April 26th, Susan & Tony Leigh have put together the Spring Event, also known as "Snacks & Bingo." It will be a
fun evening of White Elephant Bingo and snack foods. All the finger foods will be provided for only $3 per person. The regular
Bingo is followed by Special Bingo, for those that want to participate for $5. Check out all the details on the flyer.
A big Thank You goes to Della Duhart for agreeing to oversee the 2013 Christmas Party that we have been holding the past
few years at the Crowne Plaza Suites. This has always been a popular club event that gets us in the Christmas spirit.
I want to personally thank Lawson Cook, as he is my substitute at board and luncheon meetings, and now playing an
important part in vigor (committee) restructuring. At this time, Lawson is doing 4 jobs, no small feat. President (acting), VP,
webmaster, vigor restructuring organizer and the list go on...
I also want to thank Daryl Moss for editing the vigor for 3 years after former editors Don & Lynn Stefan retired to Conroe.
Daryl's vigors were outstanding and we will miss his editing talents. He is willing to help train anyone who would like to take
over as vigor editor. As past president, he is now the club historian and still busy catching us up on club history prior to the
TIHAA 25th Anniversary in 2014.
I want to encourage everyone to support YOUR club by attending monthly lunch meetings, day trips or special club events.
This club belongs to the members and if YOU don't support it, it can't succeed. Talk up TIHAA to all your TI and ex-TI friends.
Lucy Salas email@example.com