July 2014 Intel Retiree News Flash

New Retiree? Visit the IRO website where we have summarized key areas!

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

LOST AND FOUND – LOOKING FOR OTHER INTEL RETIREES? We are proud to announce that our membership is now at 45% of US retirees! Over 2600 of us have joined the Intel Retiree Organization since our inception in 2008. If you are looking for other Intel retirees, you can join our Facebook Group and see who else has joined. We currently have 267 retirees on our Facebook page, so encourage the other 2800+ to sign up! Note, we do not post our membership list because our website is a public site which can be exploited by random marketers. You can also send a request to our mailbox. If the retiree is a member, we will contact that retiree for you.

HEALTH/BENEFITS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

COMING SOON – RETIREE PORTAL TO ACCESS EMPLOYEE PURCHASE PLAN!
Intel retirees have asked for access to the Employee Purchase Plan (EPP), where you can purchase Intel products like mother boards at discount prices. We have also requested access to the Intel Circuit content that is not strictly for employees.

We will be bringing you this portal – just for retirees – that will give you access to the EPP. This is a retail website where Intel products are offered at special low prices.  The website will also provide access to the McAfee LiveSafe discount. The second part of this website includes a place to read Intel News much like the internal Circuit page.  This new portal will be called Auxiliary Circuit.  Look for more information in the coming weeks.

COMMUNICATION  – DEBBIE WATSON, Chairperson

INTEL LOSES COURT CHALLENGE AGAINST $1.4 BILLION EU FINE The European Commission agreed that Intel attempted to conceal the anti-competitive nature of its practices. Read the details of the settlement here.

ANY INTEL NEWS OUR RETIREES WOULD FIND OF INTEREST?
Last month one of our readers sent a request to our mailbox looking for information on New Mexico potential layoffs.  While we were not aware of  layoffs, we did find an article where Kirby Jefferson, Fab11X GM, discussed a headcount reduction last fall as well as the future of his site.  Read more here.  We do depend on and welcome articles our retirees come across, so just email us the link and we will take it from there.  We appreciate the “heads-up”!

VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson

CHECKING ON INTEL INVOLVED CHECKS
Just a reminder that if you have questions about volunteer matching grant checks not being received by your non-profit organization here are the steps to follow:
1) Check to see if you received a confirmation email from Doenene on the 2013 hours you submitted.  If you did not receive a confirmation email send an email to Doenene, to check for the number of hours you submitted.
2)  After confirming your hours were submitted, check the current 2013 payout report, as some non-profits may not realize they have received a grant.   No other confirmation of payment is issued to employees or retirees.
3)  If you have questions about payouts please contact the company that administers this program for Intel at Intel@easymatch.com.  If you are still having issues, address them to the IRO mailbox.

JOIN A STUDIO RECORDING TEAM
The Arizona Braille Talking Book Library, is looking for volunteers to help produce audio books.  Volunteers work closely with staff for initial training and are then able to work independently.  For contact information and  further details click here .

SITE UPDATES

ANNUAL DINNERS ARE AROUND THE CORNER!
Join other retirees for a nice dinner and great camaraderie this fall.  Check your site calendar for the date and location of your site’s  dinner.  We’d like to know what you would like to see to make these evenings a “must attend”. Drop us an email with your suggestions, thoughts on door prizes, speakers, special guests, and activities.  We’re listening!

BAY AREA
The Bay Area had their second lunch of the year at The Fish Market in Santa Clara with 24 attending.  It was a beautiful day where we sat on the covered patio and welcomed several brand new retirees. Many of us reminisced that the Fish Market was one of our old favorites for lunch.   A good time was had by all. Thanks to Hiromu Koshimizu for all the photos!

On July 30, join fellow Intel alumni, current Intel employees and a host of Silicon Valley history enthusiasts for an in-depth look at how the talents of Noyce, Moore and Grove ultimately led to the inventions of the century: silicon circuits and the microprocessor. Read all the details here.

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