FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President
WANT TO KNOW WHO OUR 1700+ IRO MEMBERS ARE?
We have had multiple requests to post the names of our membership list (no email addresses). We are considering doing this on our website by January 2013. This would enable retirees to reconnect and stay in touch with retired Intel friends. Is this something you would like us to implement? Send any feedback to our mailbox. Your inputs are important to us and to Intel.
HEALTH AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson
SMART PHONE APP FOR VAULT CARD DISCOUNT
Vault Card users may want to search your smart phone application store for the Passport Mobile application. This application shows a map of your current location with businesses that give Vault Card discounts. Details on how to obtain a Vault Card and how to login to the discount site are found here. After you have logged into the discount site, click on MEMBERS FAQ at the very bottom of the first page. There you will find a set of questions under the heading: Using the Passport Mobile Smartphone App. Note that the application works on Android smart phones but has issues on tablets.
OPEN ENROLLMENT COMING IN OCTOBER
Open enrollment is when you can make changes to your healthcare insurance coverage with Intel. You will receive a postcard in August reminding you of key dates. During the week of October 15, the open enrollment materials for 2013 will be sent to your home. Open enrollment for this year will run from October 22 to November 9.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT – WHAT CHANGES?
For information on The Affordable Care Act, what is changing and when regarding healthcare reform in the US, click here. Specific sections you might find helpful include: Key Features of the Law and Timeline: What is Changing and When.
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny, Chairperson
UPDATE! NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION FOR ON-BOARDING PILOT
The April News Flash announced a volunteer opportunity to help Intel welcome and orient new hires to Intel culture. Response was good, but we just received notification that there are legal issues for performing volunteer work that directly benefits Intel or its employees. There are no legal issues for volunteer work that benefits the community, such as conducting tours of the Intel museum. We are waiting to hear back from Intel if they are interested in paying for our help with this program. We are hopeful this will lead to other short term, paid opportunities where the unique experiences, skills, and availability of retirees are a good fit.
BITE OF OREGON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Bite of Oregon, which benefits Special Olympics Oregon, depends on many volunteers to help with the event. This award winning culinary festival with an amazing bounty of food, select premium wines, crafted beers and entertainment is being held at Waterfront Park in Portland, Aug 10-12, 2012. Click here for further information and links to register as a volunteer.
COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE – Debbie Watson, Chairperson
THE MAN BEHIND THE CARDBOARD SIGN
Viola Dougherty, a 1998 Intel retiree from Dupont, tells us her personal and powerful story about the son she lost to alcohol and drugs. Share her experience here.
INTEL AZ TURNS PLASTIC INTO PENCIL BOXES
Check out the article!
Annual fall event invitations will no longer be sent via snail mail. Look for your postcard arriving this month that gives updated information on upcoming events. Those who have not joined our organization can sign up on our website. Stay current by visiting your site calendar.
-October 29 annual dinner at the Ocotillo Golf Club.
-August 9 The Intel Arizona Network is having a get-together at Cadillac Ranch. Find details here.
BAY AREA – October 19 annual dinner at Fiorillo Restaurant, Santa Clara
OREGON – October 29 annual dinner at Embassy Suites, Washington Square
FOLSOM – Dinner details still being worked.
MASSACHUSETTS – Luncheon details still being worked.