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
This fall hundreds of Intel retirees will gather at our annual dinners to renew friendships and hear current Intel news, knowing they helped create and build Intel. Each of us knows that the character of a big company is a many-faceted jewel that is cut, in part, by the employees who toiled to make it great. Part of that accomplishment is a result of the friendships built and the trust cultivated over many years working with our fellow blue badgers.
So once a year, the Intel Retiree Organization, with support from Intel, holds fall gatherings at various sites to keep our family together and strong. It is open to all retirees and their guest. Visit site calendars for specific event details.
HEALTH/BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson
SAVE THE DATE AND LOOK FOR EXPANDED SERVICES COMING YOUR WAY!
Reminder: Intel Retiree open Enrollment is nearly upon us. Beginning October 26, and ending December 15, you can sign up for your 2016 Intel health benefits including IRMP medical, VSP Vision, and use of SERMA to pay premiums. Information from Intel should be arriving at your home very soon. Learn more.
COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson
MEMORIES: ROSES TO SMELL FOREVER – SUNIT RIKHI
General Manager and Vice President Sunit Rikhi explores “what’s next” after retiring from his 31-year career at Intel. Sunit can’t wait for his memories to get even better over time. Read more here.
Editor Note: Debbie Watson recently received these nice words from Sunit: “I am in deep appreciation for the work you and your team are doing. I would like to express my appreciation for it to the team. At the end of the day, it is all about human connections and the network we create for ourselves. I am honored to have you in my network.”
THE LIFE OF GORDON MOORE, SILICON VALLEY’S QUIET REVOLUTIONARY
Get glimpses into how Gordon and Betty Moore ran their household, raised their family, and lived their lives. Click here for a book review of the biography of silicon valley’s quiet revolutionary.
KNITTED KNOCKERS – BREAST CANCER HEROES
Read about Fred Neal, a 2002 Intel retiree, who partnered with his wife to create Knitted Knockers Charities, an incredible 501(c)3 that creates and distributes a knitted prosthetic and has been named as “the best breast cancer hero you have never heard of.” Article includes information on how you can earn Intel Involved dollars for this charity by knitting knockers.
INTEL TO END SPONSORSHIP OF SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH – Read the New York Times article here.
VOLUNTEER – Ben Manny, Chairperson
NEW AND IMPROVED COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM TO LAUNCH IN 2016
The fall Community Giving campaign with Intel Foundation matching donations to local site United Way chapters is being replaced with a new and more flexible program. There will be NO fall Community Giving/United Way campaign this year. Details of the new program will be announced early next year.
HOW TO GET VOLUNTEER DOLLARS FOR A NON CHARITY
Do you volunteer for an organization that is NOT classified as a 501(c)3 public charity? Do you wish your hours could qualify for the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program? Maybe they can! Read about Howard High’s workaround for East Bay Regional Park District, a government organization. Click here to find out if your organization has a “Friends of” supporting organization.
2015 ANNUAL RETIREE LUNCHEONS AND DINNERS COMING THIS FALL
Here are this year’s events with more detail found on our site calendars:
Massachusetts: October 10, Luncheon – The Manor, West Boylston, Guest Speaker/ Jeff Fadden
Bay Area: November 5, Michaels at Shoreline, Mountain View, Guest Speaker/ Steven Holmes
Oregon: October 20, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, North Plains, Guest Speaker/ Kirk Skaugen
Folsom: November 5, Empire Ranch Golf Club, Folsom, Guest Speaker/ Upendra Kulkarni
Arizona: November 17, Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Guest Speaker/ Frank Sanders
The Intel Retiree Organization asks each of you to not only attend, but take a moment to reach out to your favorite Intel retiree colleagues and ask them to join the event. We promise no late sheet sign in and no ARs, but Intel’s culture and language will live on and the greatness will never end – at least it never did on our watch.
We hope to see you there!