26th Annual Texas Hill Country Reunion
The Texas Hill Country Dow Alumni (THCDA) had their 26th annual reunion at the Hills of Lakeway Country Club (Austin area) on April 21, 2016. The luncheon was delicious, and gift cards for door prize drawings were generously donated by TDECU and Dow. Monty Heins, site director for Dow Houston Operations, was the keynote speaker.
Heins spoke about Houston Operations and how it supports a number of businesses through the manufacture and supply of raw materials and intermediates. Houston Operations is made up of three sites in East Harris County, including Deer Park, La Porte, and Bayport. Heins shared a myriad of end-use and familiar consumer products that use products and intermediates produced by Houston Operations.
Afterward, Wes Garner, vice president of Wealth Management, TDECU, spoke about the historical impacts to the stock market during election years. Both speakers shared timely and interesting information for the audience, and we are all looking forward to the next Hill Country Reunion, tentatively on April 20, 2017, at a site to be announced after a membership survey.
Also attending from Dow were David Winder, site Public Affairs leader for Texas Operations, Daniel Womack, Dow Government Affairs, and Jana Woodyard, retiree benefits plan manager. Woodyard and Garner, along with Lucilla Henderson, vice president of Community & Business Engagement, TDECU, and Kristin Grose, senior account manager, Aetna, were available to address retiree questions.