News & Upcoming Activities...




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.

  Upcoming Lunch Meeting:

  o April 8th - 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 is Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson, who will give us an update on the city and area.

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


  Upcoming Day Trips:

o May 16th - Mary Brown has organized another of her famous day trips for us to enjoy in May. Spring will be in full force by then and we will ride the Harris County bus to Burton, where we will enjoy a tour of the 1914 Burton Cotton Gin & Museum. Then we wil visit the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm to enjoy the scenic hillside view of Texas (and maybe some shopping?). To top things off, we will have lunch at Must be Heaven (out-of-pocket). Don't miss out on this. Sign up early. See the flyer for complete details. Call Mary at 832-939-2433.


  Upcoming Events:

  o We have received approval from Texas Instruments to hold our Spring Fling Party (Bingo) at the new TI Sugar Land building. It will take place on Saturday, May 23rd, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM. Bob Gruber and Israel Morales have organized a super event for this year. Complete details are in the flyer.


  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.

A Message from the President...

The TIHAA Spring Event (Bingo) has been confirmed for Saturday May 23rd from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the new Texas Instruments building on University Blvd, just off the Southwest Freeway - see the attached brochure for more details.

The date was changed from the tentative April date to allow more planning to make this a bigger and better event this year. The TI location has a maximum of 65 people so make your reservation early at the TIHAA email or phone numbers on the brochure. The board voted to give priority to members for this event. After the member reservation cutoff date of May 13th, guests will be allowed on a space available basis. Guests who provide transportation to members can sign up before May 13.

Bob Gruber and Israel Morales are heading up a committee to come up with plans and new events with goals of larger membership attendance and increasing club membership in 2015 and the following years. Your input to Bob (bob@gruberspace.com, 713-772-9296) , Israel (morales36@comcast.net, 281-498-2219), or any board member with your ideas for events and bus trips will be greatly appreciated.

The TI sponsored BBQ dinner has been confirmed for Friday, September 18th at the Stafford Centre. Additional information will be published as it becomes available. With all the closures at TI-Stafford over the last 3 years it is more important than ever to talk to your friends, attend events, and encourage new and renewal membership to keep TIHAA a club that people are excited to be a participant in.

I want to wish everyone a great spring and summer 2015. I hope to see y'all at TIHAA events this year.

Gary Luckett garyluckett@gmail.com

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