From The Board – Barb Frank, President
We continue to work with Intel on the redesign and implementation of our new website. Besides better functionality, look and feel, Intel retiree benefits information will be found in ONE place. With dedicated support from Intel, this is our #1 priority for 2011.
The IRO Board has decided to drop New Mexico as a site large enough for dedicated support, however retirees will continue to receive the News Flash as well as general information sent to all retirees.
Health and Benefits – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson
If you are wondering just what is in the Healthcare Reform bill currently being challenged by some states, you can go to http://www.healthcare.gov/ and look around. Click on implementation center and the state you live in for information about what is happening in your state.
Volunteer Activities – Ben Manny, Chairperson
Intel Involved 2010 Volunteer Hour Checks Issued in May
The Intel Foundation issued checks in May to the schools and non-profit organizations for 2010 volunteer hours reported by Intel Retirees and Employees. If you have a question about a specific non-profit’s grant status, contact mailto:Intel@easymatch.com. If you have general questions about the Intel Involved Retiree benefit, please send them to our mailbox.
New Deadline: The Intel Foundation is offering a matching program for relief efforts for the storms that have hit the southeast US including the Joplin disaster. All documentation of personal donations must be received by the foundation by June 10, 2011 in order to be matched. Gifts will be matched up to $2,000 per retiree. To donate:
1. Choose your agency and make your donation as follows:
Make personal donations to American Red Cross, or any other U.S.-based 501(c)(3) relief organization assisting with the efforts . If the organization does not have a specific fund dedicated to this particular disaster, but will nevertheless be offering direct aid to the affected region, you may select the generic relief fund or the international fund as designated on the organization’s website.
2. Obtain a receipt of payment. Valid options are:
• Receipt (e-receipts from online payment are encouraged)
• Copy of your check (make copy before you mail it to the organization)
• Copy of bank/credit card statement
3. Retirees will be responsible to record their donation for the matching program no later than June 10, 2011. Go to the US Reporting Tool (www.intel.com/go/disaster1) and complete all required fields and submit.
4. If successful, a confirmation message will appear. No other communication will be sent unless there is a question regarding the donation
5. If you have a question, please email the Intel Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org and put the following words in the subject line: “Question about southeast US matching program”. This will ensure that your question will be answered quickly.
6. While retirees may give to the organization of their choice, the Intel Foundation will select the organization(s) and project(s) to receive the matching funds with the goal of supporting long-term relief efforts, with a focus on schools and education.
Do not make checks payable to the Intel Foundation, do not send cash, and do not send original checks to the Intel Foundation. The Intel Foundation is unable to match donations given by individuals who are not an Intel employee or retiree such as classroom collections.
Reminder: You are encouraged to report volunteer hours quarterly using the web based form found at http://www.intel.com/employee/retiree/VMGP_form.htm. Before hitting the submit button on the bottom of this form, it is a good idea to print a copy for your records. You should get an email acknowledgement from Intel within a week stating the hours that have been reported on to Easymatch, which administers this program for Intel.
Communications – Randy Williams and Howard High, Chairpersons
We are pleased to announce that effective this month, Randy Williams and Howard High will be 2-in-a-box chairing our Communications Committee. We want to thank Elyce Wair for her efforts as Chair over the last three years. Elyce will be missed, but is staying involved on our Website Committee.
Intel retirees are a diverse and interesting group. We will have exciting new stories about how retirees are spending their time once our new website is live.
As a new feature, we have asked our site representatives to share some “off-the-beaten-path” places to visit when you are in their area.
1. Massachusetts: Woods Hole is a charming village and home to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, a private non-profit located on the southern end of Cape Cod and dedicated to the research of ocean science. Besides ocean life, research is done on earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural hazards. The 1975 movie, Jaws, referred to WHOI numerous times. Visit www.woodshole.com for more information.
2. Folsom: Find out about concerts in the park at http://www.rocklintoday.com/news/templates/community_news.asp?articleid=5224&zoneid=4. They are every Friday from June 3-July 29 (except July 1). Bring a chair, blanket, food and drink. Then sit back and enjoy the music. Thirty Folsom retirees recently enjoyed a terrific lunch at FATS restaurant. Hope you will join us at the next event!
3. Bay Area: Sunday, July 17th, 2-4pm, Wine and Cheese party at Mike and Pam Barnes home at 1424 Miravalle Ave, Los Altos 94024. Bring your favorite finger-food to share, our hosts will be providing the wine. RSVP by July 10 to Val Kohl, 408-253-1354, email@example.com.
4. Arizona: The AZ chapter of the Intel Alumni Network is holding a summer networking event at Macayo’s in Tempe on June 16. Retirees are invited. To RSVP or for more information contact Paula Satow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Oregon: Lunch, Tuesday, June 14 at 1:00 Thai Orchid, 4550 Northeast Cornell Road, Hillsboro – (503) 681-2611, RSVP to Judy Goodman, email@example.com by noon on June 13
6. Fall events, sponsored by Intel, are coming to Oregon, Arizona, Folsom, The Bay Area and Massachusetts so don’t turn your dial and stay tuned!
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