December 2014 Intel Retiree News Flash

We pushed out our December News Flash two weeks awaiting key announcements from Intel. Read the latest regarding Health and Benefits.
Our board meetings are open to all retirees.  Join us for the next one on December 17.
Welcome New Retirees!  Visit the IRO website where we have summarized key information for new retirees.

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR INTEL RETIREE ORGANIZATION VOLUNTEERS!
We hope all of our members have safe and happy holidays. Your Board and all our volunteers will be taking a holiday break and not publishing a full News Flash for January.  Regular News Flashes will resume in February.

The deadline for reporting Intel Involved hours is JANUARY 15. See details in our volunteer section.

HEALTH/BENEFITS COMMITTEE – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

PASSPORT/VAULT PROGRAM ENDS DECEMBER 31
In order to provide employees and retirees with the best available discounts, Intel has decided to end their relationship with Passport, the provider of the Intel Vault discount program. As of December 31, 2014, the Intel Vault discount program, including the Passport Mobile App, will be discontinued.  Click here for more information and register for Intel Advantage!

USE OF MAYO CLINIC WEBSITE ENDS DECEMBER 31
Mayo Clinic is ending the current Mayo Clinic website as of December 31, 2014.  Due to this change, you will no longer have access to the Embody Health Portal or your Mayo Clinic Health Assessment  (including your health risk reports and lab results).  If you would like to save this information for your records, act now to download the information:
• To access your current results, click on the “My Health” tab and in the upper right portion of the page, you have the option to view, print or save report in a PDF format.
• If you need years prior to 2014, click on the specific fields in the left navigation. Once you choose a particular field, options to view “current” vs. “history” are available.

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

“TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE”
Jim Hunt’s interest in astronomy started relatively early. He had been a science fiction and Star Trek fan from early on and his interest in astronomy grew out of that. Read about Jim’s Life After Intel here.

JIM PARSONS, ‘BIG BANG THEORY’ STAR, TO PROMOTE INTEL AS INNOVATOR
Jim Parsons, who portrays the genius nerd Sheldon Cooper on the hit comedy series “The Big Bang Theory,” is the star of a campaign for Intel.  Read the entire New York Times article here.

INTEL INVESTS IN THE START-UP OF A 13-YEAR OLD
Shubham Banerjee, the 13-year old CEO of the Braille printer-maker Braigo Labs, had no idea what Braille was until last year. Read about Intel’s investment in his tactile writing system used by the visually impaired and be amazed.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny, Chairperson

DON’T LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE
The deadline for reporting Intel Involved hours is JANUARY 15. Make your 2014 volunteer hours count even more by submitting them to the Intel Involved program.  Most volunteer hours performed for most 501(c)3 will count towards a $10 per hour matching grant paid to the organization by the Intel Foundation.  Go to the on-line reporting form and further details on the Intel Involved Retiree Benefit program.

2014 COMMUNITY GIVING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
Intel Retirees contributed $399,831.90 to this year’s campaign.  The number of retirees increased by almost 50% – from 64 to 94. Although the total contributions were down significantly (last year the total was $780K), this was due to one very large donation from a single individual that was not made this year.

ENCORE FELLOWSHIP – BLAKE SACHA, ARIZONA RETIREE
Intel retiree Blake Sacha has been spending his Encore Fellowship working for Science Foundation Arizona.  The Arizona STEM Network, led by Science Foundation Arizona, is a collaboration between business, educators, government and philanthropy sharing a common agenda to graduate more Arizona students prepared for the global economy. Blake has had a great experience working to improve science and math education across our state – and we all know there are many opportunities for improvement!  Blake would like to invite any of you who are interested to sign up as a business advocate and volunteer in the classroom.  For more information, you can email Blake through our mailbox (intelretiree@gmail.com) or sign up directly on the STEM website. Just list your name as an individual instead of a business.

PURPOSE PRIZE NOMINATIONS OPEN
Renee Levin, Arizona Community Engagement Manager, has asked us to share information from Encore.org regarding The Purpose Prize, the nation’s only large-scale investment in people over 60 who combine passion and experience for social good.  If you know someone – or if you are someone – who’s a good candidate for the Purpose Prize, nominations are open through January 15.

SITE UPDATES

Annual dinners and year-end luncheons had record turnouts this year.  Thanks to Intel for providing a subsidy and for our business speakers.  Just click on the sites listed below to read about the events and check out all the pictures.  See you all next year.
ARIZONA      BAY AREA      FOLSOM      MASSACHUSETTS     OREGON

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