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

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:

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 ‘’. 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.