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
MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2014
– Membership grew 21% from 2013, is currently over 3200 and growing faster than the total number of retirees!
– Retiree Circuit Portal implemented along with retiree access to the Employee Purchase Plan (EPP) and the Money Matters blog.
– McAfee discount available to retirees, included implementing a temporary procedure via the IRO mailbox.
– Retirees allocated 100 out of 400 seats at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Moore’s Law in May
– For our full accomplishments click here.
KEY PRIORITIES FOR 2015
-Work with Intel on using retirees as assets and define the process for retirees applying for Intel Retiree Staff Augmentation Contingent Workforce (SA CW) positions with Kelly OCG (Kelly Services).
– Improve access to non-confidential content through the Retiree Circuit portal, and make it the retiree one-stop portal of choice (ex. Intel Involved, Intel Store, McAfee).
– Educate Intel management to include retirees in more outside events
– Use the IRO story to educate others about the work of the organization and how Intel values are at work in our communities through our retirees.
– For our full set of priorites, click here.
THANKS TO THE IRO AND INTEL TEAMS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE!
Intel – Richard Taylor, Devra Johnson, Kevin Fraczek, and Tamara Gutierrez.
IRO Strategic Planning – Board Officers Barb Frank (President), Cheryl Pruss (Vice President), Vicki Valens (Secretary), and Committee Chairs
Communications – Debbie Watson (Chair), Sharon Bernier, Judy Goodman, Gene Murphy, Ben Manny, Howard High, Cheryl Pruss, Gell Gellman, Barb Frank, Vicki Valens and Clem Russo.
News Flash – Sharon Bernier (Chair), Judy Goodman.
Website – Judy Goodman (Chair), Gary DeLeon, Kea Grilley, Mark Healy, Polly Jennings, Sam Louke, Brenda McQuillen and Jerry Elder.
Benefits – Tom Piete (Chair), Isaac Levy, Cheryl Pruss and Ben Manny.
Volunteer – Ben Manny (Chair) with the Intel Foundation.
Site Coordinators – Sharon Bernier (AZ), Valerie Kohl (Santa Clara), Vicki Valens (Folsom), Sue Brindisi and Bob Dahlquist (MA), Gina Trujillo (NM), Judy Goodman (OR/WA) and Caspar Helmer (International/Facebook)
Bay Area Social Events Team – Cindy Romero, Treva Hubbard, Marilyn Bloom, Valerie Kohl, Barb Frank and Cheryl Pruss.
MOORE’S LAW 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INCLUDES MANY RETIREES
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in conjunction with Intel recently held a celebration of the 50 year anniversary of Moore’s Law. Intel invited retirees as retirees had worked with Gordon over the years and had played crucial roles in helping to keep Moore’s Law on track. Click here to read Thomas Friedman’s article and for two more good articles of the event, check out Scientific American and TechZone 360.
HEALTH/BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson
INFORMATION ON INTEL’S STOCK PURCHASE AND OPTION PLANS
Because Intel has used different vendors in the stock programs, it is necessary to contact vendors other than UBS for help with cost basis, number of shares, etc. Click here for the vendors contact information.
SHARE THE BENEFITS OF THE ADVANTAGE DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Only 15% of US retirees have registered on the Advantage discount website. Remember you can register five family or friends on the website. Simply click on the Family Invitation tab at the top and share your benefit. Click here for more information.
COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson
TOM DUNLAP-THE MAN WHO WEARS MANY HATS
So, you think you knew Tom Dunlap as Intel’s General Counsel? As our Life After Intel executive interviews continue, read about Tom’s surprising career path.
STEVE BLAIR – A PHOTOGRAPHER AND HIS PHILOSOPHY
After retiring from Intel Oregon in 2012, Steve Blair now has a photography business that includes photo restoration, fine art photography, weddings and portraits. Read his Life After Intel story and view some of his creative work.
FACEBOOK MEMBERSHIP EXCEEDS 400!
Over 400 of your former co-workers have connected on our closed Facebook page. You can request to join and find other retirees, share ideas and experiences, make suggestions or just hang out. All IRO members are welcome!
VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson
RETIREES ASK, “WHERE IS THE CHECK FOR THE INTEL INVOLVED HOURS I SUBMITTED?”
There are several ways to inquire about your check. Click on our FAQs for all your answers.
NOT POCKET CHANGE FOR COMMUNITY BRIDGES
Read about Community Bridges, a 501(c)3 non-profit of Santa Cruz County and how they have benefitted from the volunteer efforts of Barb Frank – to the tune of over $10,000 since 2008.
ALMOST $9 MILLION PAID OUT THROUGH VOLUNTEER EFFORTS
In 2014 volunteer hours were up 15% and the number of retirees participating was up 18% over 2013. A total of 167 Intel retirees reported 50,780 Intel Involved volunteer hours for 260 unique 501(c)3 organizations. View the payout report here.
ARIZONA – November 17 at Ocotillo Golf Club. Check our calendar for updates.
BAY AREA – Reminder that our next luncheon is June 17th at the San Jose Sonoma Chicken Coop and to mark November 5 for our annual dinner. Check the calendar for details.
FOLSOM – Please mark your calendars for our annual retiree dinner to be held Thursday, November 5, at the Empire Ranch Golf Club in Folsom. Details on our calendar. Hope to see you there!
MASSACHUSETTS –Save the date! Retiree dinner scheduled for October 10. Details on our calendar.
OREGON – June 9th is our next luncheon. Check our calendar for details and be sure to RSVP by June 7th. Don’t forget our tenth annual retirement dinner is set for October 20.