Monday, June 14, 2021 Virtual Program at 2pm

We are pleased to announce our next virtual Alcon Retirees Association program will be on Monday, June 14th, at 2:00pm.

Chris Cobler will speak to us  on “Local Journalism: Educate, engage, empower.” Chris is the Publisher/CEO of the Fort Worth Report. 

Chris Cobler is a newspaper leader who started his career as a reporter in his hometown at the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal and then worked at newspapers in Colorado, South Dakota and Texas. In Texas, he served as managing editor of the Denton Record-Chronicle and editor / publisher of the Victoria Advocate.

As editor, he led two newspapers to recognition as the best in the nation for their size. His newspapers have earned hundreds of state and national honors, including the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership. Cobler was the first Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow for community journalism at Harvard University, where he studied the digital future of news and how to promote a constructive community conversation about changing demographics.

He is a recipient of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association Editorial Achievement Award for courage and commitment to open government; the Texas Press Association Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership; and a current board member and past president of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

Please wear red, white or blue to celebrate Flag Day.

An Email will be sent to members to sign into the Zoom meeting on the 14th. If you would like, you can browse the newspaper website in advance of the meeting. www.fortworthreport.org

I’m looking forward to an enjoyable event!

Best Regards,  Pat


Monday, March 15, 2021 Virtual Program at 2pm

We are pleased to announce our first virtual Alcon Retirees Association program on Monday, March 15th, at 2:00pm.

Mae Ferguson will speak to us about Fort Worth Sister Cities International. Mae is the President/CEO and Protocol Officer of Sister Cities. She has spoken at our luncheons in the past.

Reggio Emilia, Italy, became Fort Worth’s first sister city in 1985. Our former CEO, Tim Sear, played a significant role in bringing this about.

We will also enjoy music to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.

Please see Email sent to members to sign into the Zoom on the 15th. If you would like, you can browse their website in advance of the meeting. www.fwsistercities.org

I’m looking forward to an enjoyable event!

Best Regards,  Pat


Winter – In HindSight Newsletter published!

Dear ARA Members,

The Winter 2021 Newsletter has been published.

Please join us for an exciting program in 2021.   We may have virtual events in March and June, details to follow.

The on-campus lunch program dates at Alcon are scheduled for September 20th and December 20th (the Annual Holiday Lupper).   Please stay tuned to the ARA website and watch for meeting announcements.

Best regards,

Pat Cappelletti
President,  Alcon Retirees Association


February 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

                       HAPPY VALENTINES’ DAY!

          HAPPY MARDI GRAS!

We plan to offer virtual meetings in March and June, and we are looking forward to returning to our usual in-person luncheons later in 2021.  We’ll keep you informed as we know more. 

We continue to publish our newsletter, In HindSight, three times a year. Please send your pictures or stories of what you’ve been doing via email to Annabelle Corboy at ARA.newsletter@gmail.com.

Thank you to those who have sent in your dues, holiday greetings and words of support!

If you haven’t sent in your dues, please mail your $10.00 annual dues renewal as a check made out to Alcon Retirees Association or ARA.

Mail Dues To:
Alcon Retirees Association
P.O. Box 173416
Arlington, Texas 76003-3416

Stay healthy and well.

Pat Cappelletti
President, Alcon Retirees Association


December 2020 Program Update

The virtual program that was anticipated for December 7th will not take place. We are planning to have a virtual get-together at a future date. Please let us know if you have suggestions for a topic of special interest.

Please send in your $10.00 dues renewal for 2021. This is an increase from dues paid in the past. We use these funds to pay for website maintenance, administrative costs, and community donations, such as the TCU Horns at the holiday Lupper and Samaritan House. Please make your check out to Alcon Retirees Association or ARA.

Mail Dues To:
Alcon Retirees Association
P.O. Box 173416
Arlington, Texas 76003-3416

We are looking forward to returning to our usual in-person luncheons in 2021. The schedule is pending COVID. We’ll keep you informed as we know more.

In the meantime, we will continue to publish our newsletter, In HindSight, three times a year. Please send your pictures or stories of what you’ve been doing in the Age of Covid, via email to Annabelle Corboy at ARA.newsletter@gmail.com.

Reminder –

Retirees 65 and older enrolled in the Alcon retiree medical plan must enroll through Via Benefits by December 31, 2020, to continue retiree medical and prescription drug coverage in 2021.

Contact Via Benefits at 1-833-963-1234 or at website: my.viabenefits.com/Alcon

Stay healthy and well.

Happy Holidays!

Pat Cappelletti
President, Alcon Retirees Association


Fall – In HindSight Newsletter published!!

 

Dear ARA Members,

The Fall Newsletter has been published.

The holiday Lupper is scheduled for Monday, December 7th.  But, with the ongoing Covid-19 situation, it may not be possible for an in-person event. Please stay tuned for information on an alternative plan.

More details will be provided!

Stay safe and healthy!

 

Best regards,

Pat Cappelletti

President,  Alcon Retiree’s Association


2020 ARA Luncheon Dates Announced

Dear ARA Members,

We are very pleased to announce that the dates for the 2020 ARA luncheons on the Alcon Fort Worth campus have been confirmed. Please mark your calendars as noted below:

September 14th
December 7th (Annual Christmas Lupper)

These are all scheduled for Mondays. The luncheons get started at 12:00 noon.

Please watch for details of the respective programs at the luncheons to be announced. We look forward to seeing all ARA members. These events are a great way to stay in touch with colleagues and friends, and have a fun time together.

See you there !


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 Pat Cappelletti at ‘pcappelletti@alcon-ara.com’. 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.