Alcon Family Picnic – September 16th

Dear ARA Members,

Alcon retirees are invited to the 2016 Alcon Family Picnic to be held again at Six Flags Over Texas on Friday night, September 16th, from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Tickets for the event may be purchased online (and printed at-home) through September 14th.    Please use this web-link below:

Alcon Picnic – Six Flags Over Texas

The ticket package costs $41.00 plus tax and includes the following items:

  • Park Admission
  • Meal Voucher
  • Free Parking for Sept 16th
  • Holiday in the Park Ticket
  • Option to purchase the 2017 Combo Gold Season pass Upgrade for $34.99 (see below).  It will only be available that night.

Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to spend a fun evening at Six Flags with your family, friends, and other Alcon associates and retirees.    This is a private event exclusive to Alcon (2016 Six Flags season passes will not be honored this night).

2017 Season Pass Upgrade

September 19th ARA Quarterly Luncheon

Dear ARA members,

Please join us for the next ARA luncheon set for September 19th in the Crossroads Cafe on the Alcon Fort Worth campus.    We will start around 12:30 pm by going thru the cafeteria line, and the program will begin by 1:00 pm.    Members, spouses and guests are welcome — lunch is complimentary for ARA members, while others must pay at the cafeteria cashier.    Please remember to bring your Alcon Retiree Gold Card for access to the campus.    Corporate Security will reserve parking places as indicated by the orange street cones.

The program is entitled Medicare and Medicaid Basics to be presented by Jamie Harwell, MSW.    She is the Community Living Program Manager for the Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging at the United Way.    As a much requested topic — many of us are reaching the point of signing-up for Medicare or recently done so — her talk will share some very important information for us all.    Jamie will also tell us about the services and benefits available from her Agency.     Please reference her Bio below.

We look forward to seeing our colleagues and friends at the luncheon !     Please mark your calendars.

Jamie Harwell bio



2016 ARA Quarterly Luncheons


Dear ARA Members,

Please mark your calendars for the remaining 2016 quarterly events on the Fort Worth campus.    The days are both Mondays — September 19th and December 5th.     The September luncheon starts around 12:30pm thru the cafeteria line and the program begins by 1:00pm.   For our annual Christmas Lupper in December, the social reception will start at 2:30 pm and the buffet meal begins around 3:15 pm.

Please come out and join your colleagues and friends.   Each event is a great chance to catch-up and have some fun.    We look forward to seeing you !




Alcon and Trinity Habitat for Humanity

Alcon retirees are invited to join with Alcon associates to support the activities of Trinity Habitat for Humanity.

The process to sign-up is very easy — please go to the Trinity Volunteer Hub website and register to participate (use the “sign-in” tab).    Then you may select a date when project work is scheduled, accept the date, and you are ready to go.      The link is below.

Alcon / Trinity Habitat Volunteer Hub

Have fun and thanks for getting involved with these worthwhile projects !


ARA Website Information

To access the ARA Members section, you will need an email address and password. Please use your email address that you have previously provided for the ARA roster and the initial password is your respective zip code. Once logged-in, you will have the opportunity to change the password.

We welcome your feedback. Send us an email — if you click Contact at the upper right of the home page, our respective email addresses can be found.

[Important: We have a large number of ARA members for whom we do not have an email address. Thus, if you are unable to sign-in to the member section as instructed above, this mostly likely means we need your email address to record in the database before you can access this section of the website. In this case, please send your name and email address to Brad Kling at ''. Many thanks!]

New Alcon retirees ready to join ARA – please proceed to click on the link “Sign Up Today” and fill-in the requested information. Your registration will be reviewed and acknowledged shortly.