July 2013 Intel Retiree News Flash

FROM THE BOARD  – Barb Frank, President

SOCIAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES – A QUICK SURVEY
If you are looking for other Intel retirees you can join our Facebook Group and see who else has joined. We currently have 142 retirees on our Facebook page, so encourage the other 1900+ to sign up!

Are you interested in the career networking opportunities that LinkedIn offers as well? Please email our mailbox if you think this would be of value to our organization.

HEALTH/BENEFITS COMMITTEE – Cheryl  Pruss, Chairperson

This is the second of four parts detailing changes to Intel’s discount program. Part one appeared in the June News Flash.

FOUR ADDITIONAL PASSPORT/VAULT DISCOUNTS NOW AVAILABLE
We have been working closely with Intel to receive retiree access to employee discounts that may or may not be associated with the Passport/Vault card.  If you don’t have a Passport/Vault card, have lost it, have questions about how to access the website, or want more information on the four discounts, click here.

CHECK OUT THESE GREAT SUMMER READS
With many retirees on summer vacations, we’d like to suggest some interesting reading for your health and longevity. These books were selected by two members of the Health and Benefit Committee, who have read and recommend these books.

In The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner, the author visits locations where people are living the longest, healthiest lives and gleans lessons from these places that you can incorporate into your life. It is a fast read, and a book you will not soon forget. Here’s a complete review.
Triumphs of Experience by George E. Vaillant, proposes a list of factors to measure successful old age. The author then examines the 75 year old Harvard Grant study to determine what the statistically significant factors are that correlate with successful aging and supports them with interesting life stories of study participants. Here’s a more complete review of the book.

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

COMING SOON:  INTEL’S MUST-SEE TV
Barron’s columnist, Tiernan Ray, gets excited about Intel’s set-top box with a subscription service that brings live television over your broadband internet connection. He got a peek at the upcoming offering and describes it as “novel, elegant, and highly desirable”. Read the full article here.

CHECKING IN WITH TOM INNES
As Intel gets ready to celebrate its 45th anniversary, we thought it would be fun to check-in with Tom Innes and see what is new with Intel’s 38th employee.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny, Chairperson

HELPING WITH A SUMMER SCOUTING CAMP?
The Intel Involved Matching Grant program includes volunteering for Scout troops and Councils. Intel DOES require all organizations to verify their compliance with Intel’s non-discrimination policy in the delivery of programs and service. Some local scouting organizations have verified they are in compliance; others may not have felt comfortable in doing so. It’s their choice. Grants are, however, contingent on compliance with Intel’s non-discrimination policy. This is the same for all of Intel’s giving programs.

SITE UPDATES

RETIREE DINNERS IN THE WORKS
Plans are in process for our annual fall dinners, so mark your calendar! Visit your site calendar for the latest events and site coordinator contact if you’d like to help out with any events. Plan to enjoy a fabulous buffet with former colleagues and hear a business update from a current senior Intel manager.

BAY AREA – Annual dinner – Wednesday, October 16th at Michaels at Shoreline  in Mt. View.
OREGON – Annual dinner – Tuesday, October  22nd at the Embassy Suites Washington Square.
ARIZONA – Annual dinner – Tuesday, November 12th at the Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler.
FOLSOM – Annual dinner – Date TBD – Empire Ranch    

 

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