News & Upcoming Activities...



  Upcoming Lunch Meeting:

  o September 9th - 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.

     - Our guest speaker, Dr. Ajay Bindal, will speak on Stroke Risk Factors.

We will vote on the proposed By-Laws change for REFUNDS at this meeting.

     * All attendees participate in a free drawing for America Buffet meal coupons and other valuable door prizes.


  Upcoming Day Trips:

o Check back soon for a new day trip announcement.


  Upcoming Events:

  o Check back here for information on events as they are scheduled.


  Photos Posted:

  o Story and photos of the recent club activities are posted to the photos page for your enjoyment. Check back often to catch our most recent updates.


  Sunshine:

  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.


  Vigor News:

  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.

  More information:

  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: tihaamail@gmail.com.


The TI Stafford Facilities Team has just posted a video to YouTube showing some of the history of the TI Stafford site. You can see it at Texas Instruments Stafford Cradle to Grave.

A Message from the President...

The rest of the Summer in the Houston area promises to be HOT. But you can take a break from the heat and humidity by joining TIHAA club members and guests for some COOL activities in the months ahead. Just check out the monthly Lunch meetings, Day Trips and events that are highlighted in the following pages of this issue. Not only are these COOL activities, you get to meet and socialize with some of your alumni friends. If you are not already participating in these club activities, I want to encourage you to give them a try during the coming months. If you have any suggestions on how to improve our club and make it more beneficial to all, please contact me at one of the links at the bottom.

As we near the latter part of 2015, your Board of Directors are looking for members that would be interested in serving on the board in some capacity. It really doesn't take a lot of time, and it is a great way to keep your business skills alive and well. We have lots of opportunities for members that are willing to give a little time for the benefit of our membership. You are always invited to come to a board meeting. Our board meetings are at the new TI-Sugar Land building at 9:30 AM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month - right before our Lunch Meetings. Hey, you get to see inside the new TI building, and we even have free coffee!

At the July meeting, the Board of Directors addressed the issue of Refund of Prepaid Fees. After considering all the issues and options, we have come up with a change to the By-Laws that will be voted on by the membership at the September Lunch Meeting on September 9th. The new policy says that NO REFUND will be given for a Day Trip or Event after the cutoff date. Cancellations on a Day Trip can cause the trip to be canceled by Harris County if we don't have the minimum of 15 people to go. Once monies are spent in preparation of an event, a cancellation can not be accounted for by the organizer. We believe this clarification of our policy on refunds is fair to all involved. A full refund is allowed up to the cutoff date. All activities that involve prepayments will have a cutoff date that is published on the brochure.

The rest of the year will be a hot time for TIHAA with many guest speakers, day trips, and events scheduled.

If you have had any "happenings" in your life that you would like to share with your TIHAA friends we would be happy to publish it in the next Vigor. Just send a write up or pictures to Ralph Garcia.

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful summer. I hope to see you at one of our upcoming TIHAA events.

Gary Luckett garyluckett@gmail.com

TIHAA phone number: 832-551-8025 -- TIHAA email: tihaamail@gmail.com