May 15, 2010
Our reunion was earlier than usual this year but it worked out great combining it with the celebration of Johnson Controls 125th year.
The day started early with a self-guided walking tour at the Glendale facility, which has been renovated, and is considered one of the world’s most sustainable and environmentally friendly campus.
Along with everything else you had a chance to visit with friends and colleagues.
The Warren S. Johnson Society had a table at the Glendale facilities to greet members and non-members. The table was manned by members of the Society, explaining how the organization works; and, led some non-members to join immediately.
The members of the Society were also invited to a dinner at the Italian Community Center for a nominal cost.
There was time again to visit old friends and colleagues.
After dinner the entertainment was by The Easy Days Quartet.
Johnson Controls sponsored everything, and a special Thank-you goes to the company and Mr. Steve Roell for the $5,000 donated to the Warren S. Johnson Society for the evening banquet.
Reunion 2010: What a Great Day for Retirees
May 15, 2010
Celebrating their 125th Anniversary, Johnson Controls set aside one special day for all the retirees and a guest. On May 15th the Glendale campus was open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
All retirees had a chance to tour the campus, with ambassadors available to assist you. Signs directed you to specific areas for videos or exhibits on Automotive Experience, Building Efficiency, Power Solutions and Corporate.
Keepsake photos were taken in front of the Historic Corporate Center building and printed for you immediately.
All retirees were eligible for a raffle to be held the following week. You did not have to be present to win. All winners were to be notified by phone.
A complimentary lunch was set up in the cafeteria for everyone and was enjoyed by all. It was a gathering place to meet your friends and former colleagues.
The Warren S. Johnson Society for Retirees had a table set up manned by retirees, to answer questions or sign up new members for the organization.
A parting gift was given to all retirees as they left the building.
A number of people were involved in planning and organizing the Reunion and we thank them very much, along with the ambassadors who volunteered their time and services. A special thank you to Johnson Controls and especially Mr. Steve Roell for having this day set aside to recognize the retirees, and their contributions thru the years to help make this an outstanding company.
Sharlene Wardinski, VP Program