ARA Membership Dues

Have You Paid Your 2023 ARA Dues?

Please mail a $10.00 check made out to ARA to:

Alcon Retirees Association
P.O Box 173416
Arlington, Texas 76003-3416

Thanks !

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 !


Volunteer’s Corner

Catholic Charities in Fort Worth

Drivers are needed for the Tarrant Riders Network supporting Catholic Charities activities.  For more information, please contact Meagan Wynn at 817-413-3936.

Tarrant Riders Network

To volunteer for Catholic Charities activities, please contact Cindy Casey at 817-289-3865 or    Please sure to mention you are an Alcon Retiree and join the other Alcon volunteers for these worthwhile programs.   Learn more at  Catholic Charities Events .


Family Pathfinders of Tarrant County, Inc.

This is a mentoring program that matches volunteer mentors with families struggling to overcome the bonds of poverty, homelessness, and re-entry after incarceration.   Family Pathfinders provides training and orientation for all volunteers.    The time commitment is estimated at 3-4 hours per month.

Please contact Peggy Badlato at 817-731-1173 or for more information.

Family Pathfinders Mentoring Program Brochure


Fort Worth Sister Cities

Dear Fellow Alcon Retirees:
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Fort Worth Sister Cities International
organization and the wonderful work it has done in enhancing the
relationships between our city and region to many other parts of the
world from Latin America to Europe, Asia and Africa…But do you
know how fun and exciting it is to become a member of that
organization?  Read the following extracts from the web page of
FWSCI and see:

Throughout the year, the Fort Worth Sister Cities calendar includes
unique and exciting events highlighting culture, cuisine, art and
entertainment from our sister cities. Activities are held at many
locations throughout Fort Worth to create and celebrate international
friendships in a fun, casual and educational atmosphere.

Fort Worth Sister Cities offers its members a unique opportunity to
travel with official delegations to one or more of our sister cities each
year. As a Fort Worth Ambassador, you will enjoy many unique
experiences. Delegates may attend events held in their honor and
are able to exchange customs and friendships with families that
home-host them during their visit. Through pre-travel mixers, you can
meet your travel companions and discover how to make the most of
your visit by learning the cultural protocol and traditions of their cities
to which you will travel.

Alcon has been a corporate sponsor of FWSCI for many years and a
number of Alcon employees and retirees are among its members.
Former Alcon CEO Tim Sear is a Director Emeritus on the
organization’s board. The FWSCI annual year-end gala (free to all
members) is traditionally held in the Schollmaier Auditorium on the
Alcon Campus in December.

Membership in Fort Worth Sister Cities is offered at many levels to
meet the needs of youths, individuals, community organizations
and businesses. Individual adult memberships start at $50.00
annually. Would you like to sign up for a membership online?
On the line “Recruited by”, please fill in the name of Tran Trong,
your fellow ARA member.

ARA Photo Gallery

The ARA photo gallery of pictures from recent events and member news is now available for viewing.    Please log-in to the Members Section of the website and go to the News sidebar.    You will see the web-link to the gallery.    Please check it out and be sure to join us for the next event on the Fort Worth campus.

Reminder – Retiree “Gold” Card Replacement

Dear ARA members,

Just a reminder that Security Client Services (SCS) on the Alcon campus (TC-182) issues all new/replacement retiree “gold” ID cards.   If you have a question or need a replacement due to a lost or damaged card, please call SCS (Julianna Zabriskie) at 817-551-8077.