September 2012 Intel Retiree News Flash

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Intel had 100+ postcards returned due to bad mailing addresses. If you did not receive a Save the Date postcard in August, you could be missing important benefits and retiree information. Go here to update your mailing address. Get the word out to your retiree friends!

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

WANT TO KNOW WHO OUR 1800+ MEMBERS ARE? UPDATE!
We had a great response to our request in the August News Flash for input on posting names of members on our website. Thank you! Most responded positively, but some wanted to remain private. Based on this response, we will not publish our membership list. You can always ask us via our mailbox if you want to know if retirees are on our list. We will email the retirees to give them your email address and let them know that you want to contact them. They will contact you if they want their address shared.

HEALTH AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

HOW THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AFFECTS GRANDFATHERED PLANS
The Intel Retiree Medical Plan (IRMP) is being considered a grandfathered plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines. There are also many health insurance plans available in the insurance marketplace that are also considered to be grandfathered plans. What does that mean for Intel retirees? Click here to find out.

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

TURN MEMORIES AND MEMORABILIA INTO HISTORY
Intel is collecting information for Circuit articles on a few historical topics: the impact of Robert Noyce on Intel culture, collateral from the microprocessor era and the tenure of Craig Barrett. Check our website for details and contact information. Deadline is October 1.

VOLUNTEERING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES – PAT MITCHELL
Pat Mitchell, a 2000 Intel retiree who visited Kazakhstan during a sabbatical and has returned every year thereafter has recently been honored by having a university in Kazakhstan name their computer lab after him. Here is his interesting story.

INTEL DESIGNS A MAGIC MIRROR
Read how an Intel scientist designed a magic mirror allowing shoppers to select clothing without ever trying it on – at least not physically.

INTEL TO BUILD $300 MILLION RESEARCH FACILITY
Construction already is under way on the 285,000 square-foot research facility at the Chandler, AZ campus. Read all about it here.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny, Chairperson

GUIDELINES FOR POSTING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Any Intel retiree may request to have a volunteer opportunity posted on our retiree website. Opportunities are posted under the volunteering tab for the appropriate site or can be posted as an announcement if the opportunity is for an upcoming event. Click here for the posting requirements.

COMMUNITY GIVING CAMPAIGN BEGINS OCTOBER 1
Retirees can participate by making a gift to or through United Way. Last year’s results, $26.4 million, ranked Intel among the top ten corporate campaigns in the US. Watch for a mailing from Intel and the October Retiree News Flash for details on the 2012 campaign and how you can contribute.

SITE ACTIVITIES

Check your site calendar for current event details.
ARIZONA – Annual dinner, Ocotillo Country Club, October 29
OREGON – Annual dinner, Embassy Suites, Tigard, October 29
BAY AREA – Annual dinner, Fiorillo Restaurant, October 19
FOLSOM – Annual dinner, Empire Ranch Golf Club, November 8
MASSACHUSETTS – Annual luncheon, Hudson site, November 6th or 7th

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