ARA Christmas Lupper – December 2nd

Dear ARA members,

An early season’s greetings to you !  The annual Christmas Lupper on the Alcon Fort Worth campus will soon be here.

On Monday, December 2rd, please join us for the ARA Christmas “Lupper” in the Fort Worth Crossroads Conference Center (old cafeteria).   Planning is underway and it’s time to send in your RSVP to attend.

Here are the “Lupper” highlights:

>  We plan to get started earlier this year with the social hour at 1:00 pm and our buffet meal will start around 2:00 pm.   Our speaker, Richard Brigman, an Alcon retiree from Global IT, will talk to us about Alaska and his experience with being a Naturalist, Photographer, and Tour Guide there.   He’ll tell us what you can do at the various Alaskan ports-of-calls and things to consider when signing-up for your first or next cruise in Alaska.   Additionally, we may have a surprise musical group performing !   Stay tuned.   We plan to wrap-up the party around 4:00 pm.

>  Once again, there will be many fun door-prizes to raffle-off.   You must be present to win, so be sure to sign-up and join the celebration.

>  Please RSVP by Friday, November 22nd.   Your RSVP is most important to ensure we plan for the correct number of attendees.  We only have a small number available for walk-ins, so please remember to do this.   The cost of the event is $10.00 per person — ARA members are welcome to bring guests.   Please send a check, along with your name and guests attending, to:    Alcon Retirees Association, R9-14, 6201 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX  76134.   It wouldn’t hurt to include an additional $5.00 for your 2020 ARA dues.

>  Corporate Security requests that all guests be accompanied by a retiree for clearance at the main gate.   You must bring your Alcon Retiree Gold Card for identification.    Parking places will be reserved on the west side of the parking lot — just look for the orange marker cones.

>  Do you need a ride to be able to attend the Lupper ?   We are exploring a ride sharing program coordinated by Lito Dayrit.   Matching drivers with riders in convenient locations will determine if this is feasible.   If you are interested in either obtaining a ride or offering to drive, please contact Lito at 817-308-5243 or email at by November 25th.  He will then ask you for additional information.

We hope to see you at the upcoming Christmas Lupper event.   It is always a fun, festive occasion and wonderful time to catch-up with colleagues and friends.

On behalf of the Alcon Retirees Association, all the best wishes for a joyful and blessed holiday season !


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