June 2, Greece - Southwest Research Institute
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE®
SAN ANTONIO, TX
RRA Blood Drive
Date: June 14
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Bldg. 189, Video Teleconference Center
Summer’s almost here … have you noticed the days are getting warmer? The
FREE ice cream will really help you cool off after giving blood! Ice cream provided
by the SwRC Federal Credit Union.
Save a life by donating blood. Donate at your convenience, or make an
appointment for faster processing. To make an appointment, send an e-mail
to Elizabeth Branch ([email protected]). Please indicate the 30-minute window
in which you’d like to donate, and a second time in case your first choice has
Save a Life!
Decrease your chance of getting deferred by increasing your iron before you donate!
Increase your iron intake through vitamin C-rich foods (citrus fruits, red peppers, strawberries) and avoid beverages high
in tannins (tea, red wine). Excellent sources of iron are found in oysters, shrimp, sirloin, turkey, tuna, chicken and pork
loin, pumpkin seeds, molasses, lentils, spinach, kidney beans, soybeans, cashews, quinoa, hazelnuts, barley and tofu.
Who's Ready for an Adventure?, June 2, Greece
For the June Passport Dinner the RRA Travel Committee will be traveling to Greece by way of Demos Greek Restaurant
(2501 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX). Join us Saturday, June 2, from 6:30-8:30PM for great Greek food, a live
Greek band, and traditional Greek folk dancing – Opa!
Employees can come stag or bring one guest for this “Buy-Your-Own-Meal” event. Seating is limited.
Please RSVP to Sheri Baetz, ext 4781 or [email protected] Chair
Massages on Payday Credit Union Events
Don’t forget that employees can receive a 15-minute chair
massage for $15 or 30-minute chair massage for $30 from
San Antonio Massage on SwRI paydays. Just call to schedule an
appointment at 210-349-0550. Chair massages are held at the
SwRI Clinic from 10 am to 2 pm. View the SA Massage website
SwRCFCU Shred Day!
Attention Credit Union members: To help protect yourself and
your identity, SwRCFCU will host a Shred Day at the SwRI campus
location on Wednesday, June 13 from 11am-1pm. A document
destruction truck will be onsite so you can watch your
documents be shredded right
in front of your eyes. For more
information, please call Angelia
at 210-684-1054 ext. 321.
Weight Watchers at Work
Are you tired of fad diets and ready to make a lifestyle change to
lose those extra pounds for good? Why not try the proven Weight
Watchers program because it really works. The Weight Watchers
at Work group has lost 273.4 since we started the monthly plan
in February. The Weight Watchers at work group will be happy to
introduce you to the new simplified way of registering and paying
for the program. The discounted monthly pass is only $29.96
after the $9.98 subsidy. The meetings are held every Thursday
from 11:00–11:30 am. Remember
that Weight Watchers has open
enrollment at any time. For more
information, contact Linda Estes at
210-522-5664 or [email protected]
Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital
The Credit Union for Kids Fundraiser will be
held on Wednesday, June 13 from 11am-1pm
in front of the SwRI Credit Union. You can get
a hamburger, chips and a drink for $5.00.
Stop by the Credit Union for a great lunch and
help out a great benefit as all proceeds go to
the Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital. For more
information, call 210-684-1054.
Fishing Tournament Results
On Saturday, May 19 the RRA Fishing Tournament was held at
Choke Canyon. Approximately 15 participants fished the waters
to reel in the big bass and big stringer for the day. Below are the
winners. The next fishing tournament will be June 9.
Evelyn Thienpont 4.0 lbs. (employee)
Matt Bogges 4.0 lbs. (guest)
Jason Stein 3.7 lbs. (guest)
John Montalbo 1.5 lbs. (employee)
Ranger Discount Tickets
Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil
Employees have access to discount tickets to the Texas Rangers
Baseball games for friends, family, and colleagues for up to eight
pricing levels. This is your chance to see Yu Darvish, the Rangers
newest multi-million dollar acquisition from Japan. To purchase
tickets and view available coupons, use the link www.texasrangers.
com/SouthwestResearchInstitute then search for Southwest
Research Institute from the list and enter the password: swri12.
Employees can purchase discount
tickets to the Michael Jackson CirqueImmortal World Tour. The event is
June 23 at the AT&T Center, and
discount ticket prices start at $47
(save up to $20 on Ticketmaster
fees alone). But there’s a catch: a
limited supply is available for RRA
members, so don’t delay. Tickets
can only be purchased online, so
view the flyer for details at http://rra.
Missions Baseball Tickets
For the 2011 season, the San Antonio Missions posted a Minor
League best of 94-46 record and won the first Texas League
Championship as well as awards for being the Best Double-A
Team and Best Overall Team in the league. Discount tickets are
available at the SwRI Fitness Center and are only $6 ($8 at the
gate) for outfield reserve and you can always upgrade your ticket
at the park.
Discount Movie Passes
Sold at RRA Store & More
San Antonio Food Bank
2012 Blood Drive Dates
Mark your calendars for the remaining 2012 Blood Drives:·
• August 16
• October 18
• December 13
FREE ICE CREAM AT EVERY BLOOD DRIVE IN 2012!
Join SwRI family, friends, and children at least 8 years of age, on
June 13, from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm to volunteer at the San Antonio
Food Bank. There are over 38 million people in the San Antonio
area that are without food that need your help. In 2012 the RRA
will volunteer at the SA Food Bank the second Wednesday of
the month. The Food Bank is located off of Hwy 151/Hwy 90.
Contact Shane Siebenaler at x5758 or [email protected]
org for additional details.
RRA Travel Committee says: “Who’s Up For An Adventure?”
We have something planned every Payday Weekend through the end of 2012!
Passport Dinner to Greece
(See details on page 1)
Ziplining at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours (www.cypress-valley.com)
Two-hour ziplining adventure!
Spelunking at Robber Baron's Cave (www.tcmacaves.org/robberbaron)
Robber Baron is the longest cave in Bexar County and has a long history, being regularly visited since the mid-1800’s,
developed as a commercial cave in the 1920’s – 30’s, and was a speakeasy during prohibition. Today the cave is a natural
preserve to protect this unusual and complex maze cave which is also home to two endangered invertebrate species found
nowhere else on the earth.
When: 9:00 AM
Where: Corner of Nacogdoches Rd and Camellia, just inside Loop 410
Cost: Free; however, donations are greatly appreciated for the Texas Cave Management Association
Parking: Suggested parking at the HEB one block south of the cave, at Nacogdoches & New Braunfels. You can also park
on Camellia or elsewhere in the neighborhood.
Restrictions: Limited to the first 20 people who RSVP to [email protected] and receive a confirmation. Open to all RRA
members and their immediate family over 14 yrs old. Waivers will be completed at the cave site before entering. Must be
in good health and physical condition (a mix of walking and stooping with some crawling and climbing over rough terrain).
When: 11:00 AM (2 hours drive to ziplining location)
Cost: $69.55 (includes gratuity – the RRA is tax exempt)
Parking: Parking is free but limited. Carpooling is encouraged.
What to Bring: Wear tennis shoes or hiking boots. Restrictions: Age 14+, weight up to 250 lbs.
RSVP: Sheri Baetz, ext 4781 or [email protected]
What to expect: Participants will meet on the cave Preserve property at
the corner of Nacogdoches and Camellia. (This is actually in a residential
neighborhood.) The group will be led by Preserve Manager Joe Mitchell
(Div 14) and other experienced cavers. Lighted helmets, knee pads, and
gloves will be provided (though you may prefer to bring your own gloves).
Be sure to wear long pants and sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots. The
cave is warm, so t-shirts are fine. A small shoulder pack for carrying items
into the cave, such as a camera and water, is desirable to keep your hands
free. Be prepared to get dirty. The tour will take about 2-3 hours.
This publication is provided to advertise employees’ personal items. There is no charge for this service. No commercial ventures will
be advertised except those that offer substantial discounts to the SwRI staff. To include an item in this publication, send an email to
[email protected] or mail a note to RRA Ads building 170. Only those items with an SwRI/Texas Biomed extension or with a specified retiree
name will be accepted. This is a publication service for employees and retirees only. The RRA is not responsible for any item presented,
for any typographical errors, or for any omission in the items included. Submit your ad by the 20th of the month for the following
month by using the address [email protected] If you are calling from outside SwRI, use prefix (522) with the four digit extensions.
2001 Jimmy 2WD, 67,000 original miles, always garaged, good
condition. $4,900. Call Mark at 210-204-6907.
Auto • Boat • Recreational
Harley Nighttrain, 2003 FXSTB, 10,700 mi, Screaming Eagle
Stage II kit with heads, cam, carb, hunderhead exhaust, 2 seats
(solo and double), optional passenger bar, all black paintwork
with minor blemishes. $9,000 OBO. Call Bret for pics or to view
it at 760-216-7688.
HP DesignJet 430 Plotter, 36", Plots "A" to "E" size drawings, table
top, hand feed, black inkjet. Used only in home office, always covered
when not in use, "As New" condition. Color kits, Plotter stands
and Roll Feed kits are available from HP, Cost $2800 when new,
Asking $750. Can be delivered to SwRI. Call 210-684-7782.
Big Block Chevy Alum. Intake will fit 454 motor. $100. Call
Richard at 210-825-9527.
Panasonic 27” CRT TV, model CT-27SX12F. Big and heavy, works
well, convenient front input/output jacks. $40. Pickup only, please.
Contact Miriam at [email protected] or x3266.
2008 BMW 528i sedan, silver exterior, gray leather interior,
48,000 miles, original owner. All maintenance done by BMW
dealer (all records available). Many extras, including satellite
radio. New run-flat tires. Gently driven, immaculate condition,
great combination of handling, power, comfort, and fuel mileage
(30+ mpg highway). Asking $26,500. For more info or photos,
call Ed Bowles, ext. 2086.
Wii game system, excellent condition. $175. Accessories and
games available upon request. Call Flo at 210-602-3827.
Panasonic DMC-ZS10 compact "travel zoom" digital camera,
14MP, 16x optical zoom w/optical stabilization, GPS geotagging,
3D mode, and 1080p full HD video. Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 inches,
weight: 7.7 ounces. Excellent condition, $175. Call Dave, ext.
5032, [email protected]
2011 Audi A5, two door, black exterior and interior, loaded, 8 speed
automatic, low mileage. Package has two extended warranties:
appearance and maintenance both expire at 60 months, 55K
miles with zero deductible and is transferable. Asking $39,000.
Call 210-267-9076 or 505-259-9441.
King size headboard with rails. Excellent condition. Cream
microfiber fabric with tufted buttons, $150. Queen size platform
bed, like new, $200. Six drawer dresser, like new, $175. Photos
available. Call Frieda at x3602.
2006 Honda Shadow 750 Aero,7,238 miles, excellent condition,
$4000 OBO. Call Frieda at 522-3602.
Five Michelin tires, 205/75 R14, Narrow whitewall, treated with
ArmorAll and stored indoors in plastic bags, Never used, sold as a Filing cabinet, two drawer, black painted metal, heavy and strong,
set only, $90 each, Can be delivered to SwRI. Call 210-684-7782. 36"x18"x27" (LxDxH). $50. Contact Erika at x5464.
Water Skis, O'Brien NEW condition $45; Hydroslide Kneeboard
$40. Call Todd at 710-3207.
Bookcases, assorted sizes 36"-65" tall, solid wood and wood veneer.
Photos available. $20 each or $30 for two. Contact Erika at x5464.
D-Link Wireless N 300 Router DIR-615, brand new, unopened.
Connects to any modem or ISP box to provide Internet access for
computers and other network equipment. Easy setup with D-Link
Click'n Connect; CD-ROM with interactive step-by-step guide to
help you get on-line in a matter of minutes. $40. Contact Dan
x3458 or [email protected]
Seven drawer lingerie chest, excellent condition, asking $95.
Call Carla x6019.
King-size Serta Perfect Sleeper with Serenity pillowtop mattress
set, including two-piece box springs. $195 OBO. You must pick
up the set. Accessories for sale including mattress pad ($5),
almost new feather bed topper ($50), three sets of sheets ($15
for all), two king-size bed pillows ($2 each), and bed spread
($25). Mattress set and these accessories for $270 OBO. Also for
sale a king-size comforter satin beige bedspread set, including
a reversible spread (recently dry cleaned), two shams, and four
decorator pillows, $100 OBO. Contact Jim Pryor at (210) 3141011 or e-mail [email protected] for photos.
Portable DVD player, new, 7 inches, runs on battery or electricity,
has cord and ear phones, great for vacation. Asking $70. Will
sell for $50. Contact Jim at 210-673-4123.
pool. Yard has a park-like setting with a view and mature shade
trees. Weekly rate (Mon to Sun): $1,500. Weekend rate (Fri to
Sun): $750. Call Tom or Mary Ann at 210-338-5924 to make a
Armchair, Ethan Allen, blue fabric, very comfortable. $30. Contact
Erika at x5464.
Entertainment center in dark grey laminated pressboard, 47”
wide by 48” tall, shelves on left side, glass door, open TV and
DVD player shelves, storage cabinets underneath. Fair condition
with visible wear, good for a kids room or dorm. $20 OBO, must
pick up. Contact Miriam at [email protected] or x3266.
Nintendo DS games: Lego Batman, MarioKart , and Super Mario
Bros. All in great condition with game case, and instruction
booklet. Will sell for $12 each, or all three for $30. Call Paul at
Storage trunk, navy blue exterior with leather and metal corner
reinforcement, hinged lid with metal latches, 39"x20"x22" (LxWxH).
$30. Contact Erika at x5464.
Who would like to come on a journey around the world in 50 days!
This course will teach you about new places, people and cultures
around the world. Casa M&M will offer art and geography summer
camps for the first time ever. Class sizes are very limited 10
children max (ages 6-12). Drop off is from 8:15-9:00am. Classes
will be from 9am-noon. $65/week plus a one-time registration/
supply fee of $25. Saturday morning Mommy and me classes
will be starting soon too 9am-10am $10 a class (ages 5 and
under). Contact me if you would like to schedule a private class
for your child or group. Classes will be held on the 3600 block of
W. Woodlawn, a few blocks over from St. Mary's University. Casa
M & M is the private home of artist Moni Avila. Classes will be
held in an outdoor class room. Call 210 538-9687 ext. 104, for
more info or to register.
Beautiful glass halfmoon foyer table. $145.00 OBO. Call Carla
Two bar stools, white vinyl, good condition. $20 for both, contact
David at x3306.
Walnut dining room table with two leaves and six padded chairs.
$150. Contact Jim at 210-673-4123.
Koi fish, very colorful, various sizes (6-16 inches), $10-20/each
depending on the size. Call Katharine at x2094.
Desert Rose China. Set includes: 4 juice glasses, 9 cups, 3 small
saucers, 3 larger saucers, 5 saucers (uncertain of size), (7) 6 1/2
inch plates, (4) 7 1/2 inch plates, 8 large dinner plates, 1 creamer,
2 serving bowls, 2 serving platters, 14" round platter, 7 1/2 inch jar
with desert rose pattern painted on it. Dishes date back to 1985
and are in good shape but not perfect. Some pieces have small
chips. Asking $300 OBO. Pictures available! Call 830-336-2983
or send an email to [email protected]
Chihuahua puppies free to a good home. One male, medium hair
length, solid white color. One female,short hair, white color with
a couple of brown spots. Both 6 months old, brother and sister.
Call Verda at 210-394-8795.
1888 sq.ft. two story house, about 7 miles from SwRI. 3 bed, 2.5
bath, game room up, large kitchen/breakfast area. Entertain on
the huge deck or relax under the palm trees. Brand new A/C.
$149,900. MLS#943231. Contact Lucy 210-912-1585.
Canning supplies, 16qt pressure cooker/canner, accessory kit,
2 boxes Sure-Jell, 5 dozen assorted jars & lids from half-cup to
quart size. $75 for everything. Contact Erika at x5464.
House for sale in Pavona Place Subdivision, 3-2-2, 1980 sq. ft.,
built in 1997, $180,000 OBO, call 289-2951.
Memories permanently saved in a film; a film to watch over and
over again, as a reminder of that great holiday, or celebration.
EthLee Film provides services to make your family pictures
and videos and into a film you will treasure forever, with music
background of your choice. Services can be used holiday, a
birthday, wedding, or just snapshots of a child growing up. This
is not only something you can enjoy, but your family and friends
too. Just call/text me on - 210 862 6701, email me at ethan.
[email protected], or pass a message with Peter Lee ([email protected]
Two-story brick duplex on corner lot, 1372 square feet, w/2
car garage, 3 bedrooms all upstairs, 2.5 baths, newly painted
interior and exterior, new carpet, wood floors, plantation shutters
on all windows, ceiling fans, nice back porch, sprinkler system.
Landscaped front yard, and front and back yards are fully sodded
with large trees. Located in a gated community off Bandera
Road at Westchase. Immaculate condition. Pictures available.
$125,000. Call 210-710-6257.
Time to book for summer! Take your family to this rental house
located on Copano Bay in Rockport. Enjoy great fishing, sight-seeing
or just relax on the porch. Just minutes from great restaurants,
shopping and the beach. Pictures/details call Judy Weiss @ 210648-4573 or [email protected]
Pro Form 345s Crosswalk Treadmill. Space saver. great condition.
$120. Pictures available. Can bring to SwRI to view. Call 210232-5936.
Wire feed welder, Eastwood, USA, Flux core or inert gas, light
duty, 110 VAC, 20 A, unused, good for auto body repair, 1/4"
maximum recommended material thickness, owners manual
with complete illustrated parts list included. Can be delivered
to SwRI. Call 210-684-7782.
Medina Lake waterfront home for weekly or weekend rentals.
Located in Pebble Beach I, 20 minutes from 1604/Culebra. Will
accommodate 14+ people and has a 40 ft. in-ground swimming
Sig Sauer P250 9mm with a brown digital camo hand module
and blued slide. Comes with siglite nightsights that glow green,
2 magazines (only came with one), an Uncle Mike’s Inside-ThePants Holster, a GunMate Ambidextrous Hip Holster that holds
an extra magazine, and approximately 80 rounds of ammo (20
rounds of home defense and the rest is range ammo). Manuals
and original case included. Pictures are available upon request.
Asking $480 for the entire bundle. If interested call ext.6528 or
210-777-2117 and ask for Agustin.
only. Makala MK-B baritone ukulele. Lightly used, excellent
condition includes nylon, backpack style gig bag and extra set
of strings. Retails for $80, only $55. Email for pic. Prices firm.
Bryan at x2495, pager at 820-9513 or email [email protected]
Treadmill, NordicTrack C1900 in good condition with variable
incline, heart rate monitoring, pre-set workout programs. Folds
up for space-saving storage. $175. Contact Erika at x5464.
Pump, hand cranked, see Northern Tool website, item 10977, fits
the bung of 30 or 50 gallon barrels, standpipe is in four sections,
pump has been used for diesel oil, good condition. $10. Can be
delivered to SwRI. Call 210-684-7782.
Two new photo frames, still in package. One is oblong and one
is square. $10 each. Contact Jim at 210-673-4123.
Mossberg Maverick 30-06 bolt action rifle with synthetic stock,
free floating barrel, and is crowned on the end of the barrel.
Mounted is a 3-9X 40 Simmons scope that has flip covers
installed as well. Bundle includes an Allen soft carrying case, a
sling, a buttstock cartridge holder that holds 9 rounds of ammo,
a cartridge pouch that holds 14 rounds of ammo, approximately
18 rounds of Winchester ammo, and a Boresnake cleaning kit for
the rifle. All manuals are included as well. Pictures are available
upon request. Asking $300 for entire bundle. If interested call
ext.6528 or 210-777-2117 and ask for Agustin.
Bathroom light, vent and heater, Broan model 655, see Lowe's
website, Still in original box, $50, Can be delivered to SwRI, Call
Craftsman rotating/orbiting sander, 6" diameter sanding pad,
Compressed air drive, maximum performance at 9 SCFM, 90psi,
owners manual with complete parts list included, never used.
$20. Can be delivered to SwRI. Call 210-684-7782.
Fifty five gallon aquarium complete with filters, hoods, lights,
gravel, plastic plants, heaters, and a nice stained wood stand
with storage. All items in good condition and clean. $200, Contact
David at x3306.
Brand new beige patent leather Coach “Ashley” slim envelope
wallet, $95 (retail $218). Black leather Coach Penelope handbag
(14425), nearly new, $130. Beige leather Coach Alexandra
(16244) large handbag, excellent condition, $150. Black signature
jacquard and leather Coach small handbag, $50. Several others
also available. Contact [email protected] for photos.
Patio umbrella $5, contact David at x3306.
Health Rider Cardio Glider (like row machine) $75; Sue at 3792505.
Padded stairs for small pet that can convert to a ramp, new, never
used, folds flat for storage. $16. Contact Jim at 210-673-4123.
Padded fold up house for small pet, never used, still in package.
$15. Contact Jim at 210-673-4123.
Asian decorations: Giant 36-inch fan for wall/display $20; four(4)
simulated jade shadowbox pictures $15/set; Satsuma Japanese
vase $15; Sue at 379-2505.
Several Coach purses available, prices range $75-$150. Contact
[email protected] for photos.
Baby car seat. $35. Toddler bed. $60. Contact Margie at 210656-5668.
Hebrew for Dummies and Webster's New World Hebrew/English,
English/Hebrew Dictionary. The dummies book includes the CD,
unopened. Both in great condition. $20 for both, sold together
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Need a vacation? Remember, vacations are a need and you deserve one in today’s
stressful environment! Taking a cruise vacation can save you money. Cruises
Creating Memories provides excellent discounts to SwRI/Texas Biomed employees
and retirees even though the economy is giving everyone a trying time.
Here are a couple of our specials that we have at the moment:
Alaska – 9-16-2012 - 7 day – Princess – Seattle, Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau,
Skagway, Victoria, British Columbia. From $649 pp with a $50 on board credit.
Caribbean – 2-2-2013 – 7 day – Princess – Galveston. Costa Maya, Mexico; Isle
of Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize & Cozumel, Mexico. From $699 pp with
a $50 on board credit.
Cruises Creating Memories has over 23 other specials on various cruise lines
and/or itineraries. Contact Janet or Stan, owners of Cruises Creating Memories,
at 1-877-736-7447 or 830-393-4050.
Email: [email protected]
The RRA operates through committees headed by
a chair. The RRA Board of Governors Officers and
Committee Chairs are listed below.
RRA Executive Board
Linda De Salme
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