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ARA Winter In Hindsight Newsletter & Luncheon March 6th, 2023 Update

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Our first ARA luncheon in 2023 will be held on March 6th, in the Alcon Crossroads Conference Center (old Alcon cafeteria).  An ARA member, Tom McDonald, PhD, is returning to speak to us about his book in progress on the first 50-year history of Alcon, 1947-1997. His first presentation in June 2022 addressed the years from 1947 to 1972. This presentation, the second part, will address the 1972-1997 timeframe.

After lunch, we will move to the Schollmaier Auditorium for Tom’s presentation.


Location: Alcon Crossroads Conference Center (old cafeteria).

11:30 – Sign in. 

12:00 – 1:00 – Buffet lunch.

Location: Schollmaier Auditorium

1:30 – Welcome and Introductions, Pat Cappelletti, President, ARA. 

1:40 – Presentation with Q&A by Tom McDonald.

3:30 – Comments and Wrap Up.

4:00 – Event ends.

Tom’s presentation will also be available live on WebEx.  

If you want to attend either in person or via WebEx, please let us know by making your reservations no later than February 20th. Email

You may also leave a voicemail on our Alcon number, 610-670-3801 NEW PHONE NUMBER.

As usual for our quarterly luncheons, there is no charge for members and $10 for guests. If you haven’t paid your $10 membership dues for 2023, you can do so when you sign in or send your check to:

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

Please plan to enter at the Main Gate and bring your Alcon Retirees Gold card to get  on campus.  

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Pat Cappelletti

President, Alcon Retirees Association