Next ARA Luncheon – Friday, June 7th

Please join us for our next luncheon, Friday, June 7th, at the Alcon Crossroads (old cafeteria). Our speaker will be Jill Ames, Manager, Alcon Foundation, who will speak to us about the Foundation, their partners, and their impact on eye care and our local community. She will also go over Alcon’s Corporate Giving programs.

If you want to attend, make your reservations no later than May 24th. If you plan to attend email us at  

As usual for our quarterly luncheons, there is no charge for members and $10 for guests. If you haven’t paid your $10 dues for 2024, you can do so when you sign in or send your check to:

           Alcon Retirees Association

           P.O. Box 173416

           Arlington, TX 76003-3416

Don’t forget to bring your Alcon Retirees Gold card to get onto campus. Enter at the Main Gate as usual.


Location: Alcon Crossroads Conference Center (old cafeteria)

11:30 – Sign in for ARA members and guests

12:00 – Buffet lunch

1:00 – Welcome and Introductions, Pat Cappelletti, President, ARA 

1:10 – Presentation from Jill Ames, Manager, Alcon Foundation

2:00 – Comments and Wrap Up

2:30 – Event ends

Spring 2024 In HindSight

Please enjoy the Spring 2024 In HindSight Newsletter. The newsletter has information from our April luncheon.

To view the In HindSight Newsletter from the website, login and choose the Newsletter box, on the right-hand side.

ARA 2024 Luncheon Dates

Please join us for our remaining 2024 programs, at the Alcon Campus, on Fridays: June 7th, September 20th and December 6th (the Annual Holiday Lupper).

In HindSight – In Memoriam Ed Schollmaier

The passing of Ed Schollmaier was felt by the communities he served, especially Alcon, TCU, the Fort Worth Opera, and the city of Fort Worth. Many of our current members started their careers at Alcon when Ed was the CEO and have many memories of his leadership, his kindness, and his stories.  We created this special edition of In Hindsight to honor his service to our varied communities and to remember the impact he had on so many of us retired Alcon employees.

The In HindSight Newsletter has been published in memoriam to Ed Schollmaier.  After you log in, Go to Newsletter.

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 ‘’. 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.