FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President
As we look at 2011 in the rear-view mirror, we welcome you to 2012! With a number of time-sensitive deadlines, we are publishing an abbreviated News Flash in January and are back full-time in February. If you are interested in volunteering with the Intel Retiree Organization as a board member, site representative, committee member or simply ad hoc support, please drop a note to our mailbox. We’d love to have you join the group!
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny, Chairperson
REPORT VOLUNTEER HOURS BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2012
Intel Involved contributes $10 for each volunteer hour worked at a qualifying non-profit organization by a US retiree. Hours, including international, must be reported before January 15, 2012 using this form. Use the link at the top of the form for complete program details. For information on reporting hours, see the tips on reporting. Most US non-profits qualify, however any 2011 volunteer hours MUST be reported before the January 15th deadline to be considered for the Intel Involved Matching Grant program. Last year only 175 retirees reported hours, but those reporting hours resulted in over $52,000 in matching grants going directly to the non-profit organizations.
COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE – Howard High and Randy Williams, Co-Chairpersons
ROBERT NOYCE GOOGLE DOODLE TRIBUTE
By the time Bob Noyce died in 1990, at age 62, he was one of the towering figures of the personal computer revolution. Read the recent Google tribute and be sure to watch the video for a great remembrance.
VAULT CARD DISCOUNT CHANGE
NEW VAULT CARDS
Although your current card shows it has expired, you can continue to use it through January 31, 2012. You can order your new vault card online starting January 12. The process has been simplified so that all retirees will order online directly from the distribution center. The cards will ship within 24 hours of placing your order and sent via UPS to your doorstop. You should receive it within 3-5 business days depending on where you live. (The closer you live to Colorado, the better!)
To order your card starting on Thursday, January 12, go to our website, www.intelretiree.com, and select Intel Benefits, then select Discount Programs.
HEALTH/BENEFITS COMMITTEE – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson
CIVIC VENTURES OFFERS STIPENDS FOR ENCORE FELLOWS
Fellowships are designed for professionals who want to put their skills to work in a social-purpose organization while earning a stipend. Follow the links on our website for more information available to both pre-retirees and retirees in CA, OR, NM and AZ. For example, Arizona is offering a $20,000 stipend and has an orientation scheduled for January 24, 2012 for applicants. Contact Linda Mason for details.
ARIZONA – The Arizona Science Center and Intel Alumni Association are hosting an “Evening of Innovation” on Friday, January 20, 2012 which will culminate in an exclusive screening of the film, The Real Revolutionaries. Tom Innis will moderate a panel discussion and the event will be attended by Craig Barrett, Doug Davis and Tom Franz. See our calendar for the agenda and more information. RSVP by January 16, 2012.
FOLSOM – The winter event will be held January 25, 2012 at the Empire Ranch Country Club. Check out the calendar for additional information.