FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President
CONVERSION TO GMAIL IS A GO!
We converted our email and mailbox to Google’s gmail for more efficient management of the mailbox and are in the process of shutting down our old Yahoo mailbox. If you have questions or feedback for us, please send to our new address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RETIREE NUMBERS GROW TO OVER 5000
Retirees are more than 5100 worldwide, with over 3800 in the US, and 45 percent US membership in the retiree organization. Retirees have asked where to go for more Intel news. Our website has all the latest news.
EXCITING JOB OPPORTUNITIES
We are announcing exciting job opportunities with Intel and Encore, along with some Intel volunteer mentoring and training positions. With this new demand for both paid and volunteer retirees’ time, we have added a Jobs section to our website.
HEALTH/BENEFITS COMMITTEE – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson
COBRA COVERAGE COMING TO AN END? WHAT RETIREES SHOULD CONSIDER
Recently the Intel Retiree Organization received requests from US retirees approaching the period when COBRA runs out. We have numerous key learnings from retirees who have gone through the process of getting healthcare insurance after COBRA, links to the Intel websites where you can find important plan information, links to specific state insurance commissions, links to Medicare and more in this newly written article.
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny, Chairperson
LOOK FOR INTEL INVOLVED CHECKS ARRIVING IN MAY
For those 118 retirees who turned in 2011 volunteer hours, your non-profits will be receiving their Intel Involved checks this month. Almost $38,000 will be donated by the Intel Foundation for these reported hours. In the past, checks were sent with no explanation of why the organization was getting this money from Intel. We recommend that you ensure your organizations are familiar with the program and recognize this added bonus for your volunteer efforts. The Intel foundation has continued the Intel Involved program in 2012. For details on how you can participate visit our website.
FILM FESTIVAL NEEDS YOU!
Check out this Bay Area opportunity to help produce a local Film Festival that explores the rich and complex fabric of the lives of older adults who have adapted with creativity, courage, and growth.
COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE – Debbie Watson and Randy Williams, Co-Chairpersons
MEET MARIE VALLEJO – AN INTERVIEW NOT TO BE MISSED
Marie lives in the Philippines and has written her exciting story about life after Intel including finding her half-siblings and authoring a book of historical significance. Enjoy her life and philosophy through her article.
NPR BRINGS BACK INTEL MEMORIES-LISTEN TO ANDY AND GORDON
Listen to a rare interview of Intel pioneers Gordon Moore and Andy Grove who talk about how Intel survived. There are three parts to the series with parts one and three telling Intel’s story. Don’t miss this trip back in time!
ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY
The annual stockholders’ meeting will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. PST. As an alternative to the traditional, in-person meeting, shareholders can join the live virtual meeting.
YOUR BIG CHANCE TO BECOME A WRITER
Have you ever dreamt of becoming a writer? Does the idea of being a reporter sound intriguing? Here’s your chance! The Communications Committee is looking for volunteers to write articles on topics relevant to our retirees. Ideally, we would have at least one writer/reporter located at each site to cover events and report back to the rest of us! Writers would attend a monthly meeting of the Communications Committee led by Debbie Watson. Don’t worry! We are all retired, so the time commitment is minimal!
BAY AREA – Join us for lunch on June 6th at Dishdash in Sunnyvale. See our calendar for details.
ARIZONA – A stipend award is available for retirees who have an interest in teaching and is offered by the National Science Foundation Noyce Scholar Program. Check our website or contact Cathleen Barton for details on this excellent partnership opportunity with Rio Solado College.