Attendance at board meetings is open to all retirees who are members of IRO. If you would like to listen to your board at work, please send a request with one week’s notice to Barb Frank at Frankbarbara@sbcglobal.net.
Are you a new retiree? Visit the IRO website where we have summarized key information.
FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President
MONEY MATTERS BLOG ADDED TO RETIREE CIRCUIT PORTAL!
Recently, a retiree inquired about access to Money Matters, a useful employee blog that could help retirees, too. We now have the Money Matters blog added to the Retiree Circuit Portal! Minutes from the popular forums held by the Money Matters group at Intel will be posted under the new ‘Information for You’ section on the Retiree Portal. After you log in to the portal, you will see this new section where there is information on long term care insurance, financial best known methods, estate planning and much more. New minutes from forums will be added monthly. If you aren’t one of the 800 who have signed up for the Retiree Circuit Portal, click here for instructions.
Disclaimer: Intel does not endorse, sponsor, or sanction the topics discussed in the Money Matters club. The opinions shared by the members (as well as internal and external guest speakers) are always their own and are not representative of Intel Corporation. All investing always involves risk regardless of expert or credible opinions or past performance. Content may contain links to internal Intel sites and as such, Retirees are not able to access.
THE IRO STORY – OUR HISTORY
Do you know when Intel recognized the IRO, one major benefit IRO has gotten for retirees, or all the ways IRO communicates with retirees? Find out the answer to this and more about the history of IRO by reading our story: Life After Intel: Embracing The Intel Values Legacy. The annual detail of all our accomplishments is listed here and shows the more tangible “value-add” as an organization.
BUSINESS CARDS NOW AVAILABLE
The Intel Retiree Organization has worked closely with Intel to develop a retiree “business” card that can be used to provide personal contact information while showing you as a member of the “Intel Family”. As you know, Intel is very protective of its logo and how its name is used. This limited our options. The resulting business card design has been approved by Intel and the Intel Retiree Organization Board. Click here to see how the card looks and how to obtain yours.
HEALTH/BENEFITS, Tom Piete, Chairperson
WANT FASTER AND EASIER REIMBURSEMENT FROM YOUR SERMA/YSA ACCOUNT?
IRO has received very positive feedback on the ease of use for a mobile smart phone application available to Intel retirees. It is as easy as submitting your claim using your iPhone or Android smart phone and transmitting your receipts by attaching a picture stored on your smart phone. If you are interested in finding out more, click here for instructions.
BASIS PEAK WATCH DISCOUNT NOW AVAILABLE!
The EPP program has just added the Basis Peak Watch. The Peak offers a complete look at your activity, fitness and sleep, 24/7 heart rate tracking, smartwatch notifications and more. Log in to the Retiree Circuit Portal and go to the Employee Purchase Program Store. Use the same instructions above if you haven’t yet signed up for the Retiree Circuit Portal.
COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson
LOOK WHO IS SELF-EMPLOYED!
Did you know among our retirees we have a published author, a golf course owner, and a nature photographer with the world’s largest website dedicated to nature photography? Visit IRO’s newly launched Retiree Business Directory to see what some of your fellow retirees are up to these days!
WHY INTEL PAID $10,000 FOR AN OLD MAGAZINE
Moore’s law turned 50 in April and in a 1965 publication, Intel co-founder, Gordon Moore, first made the observation that the number-crunching capacity of our computers and the number of transistors on silicon chips double roughly every two years. Read the two articles that give a fascinating history of Moore’s law and the search for a piece of technology history.
INTERVIEW WITH CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, ANDY BRYANT
“You’re better off to take a job you’re excited about than to do the one you think somebody wants you to do,” said Andy Bryant in a recent interview. Learn more about Andy and read more about his philosophy here.
VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson
INTEL MATCHING NEPAL DISASTER RELIEF DONATIONS
In the aftermath of the devastating Nepal earthquake, the Intel Foundation is offering a matching program to assist with relief efforts. All documentation of personal donations must be received by the foundation by June 1, 2015. Gifts will be matched up to $500 USD per retiree. For details on submitting your donation, click here.
PAYOUT REPORT CLARIFICATION
Normally, posted payout reports reflect Intel Involved hours submitted for volunteering the prior year (e.g. the 2014 report reflects 2013 hours). The current posted payout report was received in 2015, but is the final payout for hours submitted in 2013. Intel has NOT yet issued its first payout report for Intel Involved hours submitted for 2014. This report will be posted as soon as it is received.
KEEP UP WITH SEAN’S RIDE ACROSS AMERICA
Just a reminder to visit Sean Maloney’s website for an update on his ride and to donate to his cause. So far, over $268,000 has been donated as we try to reach our one million dollar goal.
Check your site calendar for all the latest happenings!
ARIZONA – Our annual dinner is scheduled for November 17, however, we must schedule a speaker well in advance, so we need your help. Can you recommend a senior Intel speaker who can give a business update to our group? Past speakers have been Frank Jones, Doug Davis, Carl Davenport and Steve Megli. All have been very well-received! Send any recommendations to our mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do the rest.
Almost 30 retirees reconnected at our April luncheon. Check out the pictures!
MASSACHUSETTS – Intel plant set for demolition. Read the entire article here and see a picture of the last lot in F17 Sort where production is officially complete in the factory, effective 04/30/2015.
We hope to have a retiree dinner in October, so stay tuned for updates!
NEW MEXICO – Next luncheon is scheduled for May 21 at Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille. Details on our calendar.
OREGON – Save the dates for two key events and check the calendar for all the details:
June 9, Lunch Social, Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Tanasbourne
October 20, Annual Dinner, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club with guest speaker Kirk Skaugen.