January 2017 Intel Retiree News Flash

  • 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 for key information or contact our mailbox. IRO has members who can help answer your retirement questions.

REMINDER: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 2016 INTEL INVOLVED VOLUNTEER HOURS IS JANUARY 15, 2017
Click here for link to the on-line reporting form.

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

RESULTS OF BOARD NOMINATIONS
The terms of our current Intel Retiree Organization Board officers were up at the end of 2016, so per our Charter and Bylaws, we asked for nominations via email in October. The only nominations that came in were from the current Board, who recommend that our current three officers remain for another two-year term. Those officers are:
Barb Frank – President
Cheryl Pruss – Vice President
Vicki Valens – Secretary

RETIREES RECEIVING A W2 FROM INTEL
Intel mails your W2 to the mailing address that they have on record for you as of the end of the previous year. It will be mailed by January 31st every year. If you have not received your W2 by the middle of February, you can call the Get HR Help 800 number (1-800-238-0486) to request a copy. If you have received your W2 and have questions, you can also request a W2 Breakdown Letter which details what was included in each box on your W2.

You will get through to a Get HR Help rep by selecting either the payroll option or option zero. Remember to use the voicemail/call back option if hold times are long.

HEALTH & BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

GET TO KNOW SERMA
SERMA (Sheltered Employee Retirement Medical Account) is a valuable retiree benefit, read more here.

SERMA ANNUAL RUN OUT PERIOD
For those using SERMA, the submission deadline for reimbursements for eligible premiums paid in 2016 is March 31, 2017. Visit this link for details.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

DON BRAILLIE – LAI
After 30 years in Production Planning and IT at Oregon sites, Don Baillie found the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) organization a great way to give back to kids in the community. Read more.

RETIREES ENJOY ANNUAL DINNERS: 

  • Arizona: A record number of Arizona retirees enjoyed the dinner. View the write-up and photos.
  • Bay Area: Click here to read about the 8th Annual Bay Area Annual Retirement Dinner.
  • Folsom: Sixty-nine guests enjoyed Folsom’s dinner on November 3. Read more.
  • Massachusetts: A fantastic turnout for the MA retiree dinner. Read all about it!
  • New Mexico: November 17, 2016 – An Evening Dedicated to Intel NM Retirees. Click to view.
  • Oregon/Washington: Read about Oregon’s Annual Retiree Dinner held on Oct. 12 with 135 attendees!

IRO FACEBOOK MEMBERSHIP SURPASSES 1,000 MEMBERS!
Join other retirees on our IRO members only Facebook group. Just go to the IRO Facebook site and request membership. If your Facebook name is different than your IRO membership name, please send a note with that information to intelretiree@gmail.com. That allows our Facebook administrator to reconcile and accept your membership request. This is a great forum to share information, provide tips, discuss recommendations, and connect with your former co-workers. Just remember, if you have a retirement question or need help, sending a message to intelretiree@gmail.com is always your best bet.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Ben Manny & Annette Bachmeier, Co-chairs

DID YOU VOLUNTEER IN 2016?
YES – then your volunteer hours are probably worth $10.00/per hour! Reminder, you must report these hours to the Intel Involved benefit program before the January 15th deadline. YES–Most non-profits and schools qualify! Don’t leave behind these valuable $ for your non-profits! Details on the program and how to submit hours as a retiree are found here.

DID YOU DONATE TO A NON-PROFIT IN 2016?
YES – then your donation is probably eligible for a matching donation using Intel’s Matching Gifts program!  Reminder, you must submit your request to use your 2016 Matching Funds, by January 31, 2017.  Don’t leave behind these valuable $ for your non-profits! This program requires signing up for a Benevity account. It is easy to signup – just send an email to support@benevity.org stating you are a U.S. retiree and provide your WWID. Complete details are found here.

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY RECOGNITION
IRO was pleased that the US Intel retirees were included as part of this great opportunity to triple the impact of our donations to the non-profit communities. This opportunity was emailed to all IRO members on the same day it was announced to Intel employees. This event generated a lot of valuable feedback and input from our IRO members which will be used to continue to develop our program support with Intel.

SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

IRO’S SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED
Please visit your site’s link under the Volunteer tab on IRO’s website or click the links in the table below for many new wonderful site volunteer opportunities. To view multi-site opportunities, visit the All Intel Sites Opportunity page.

ARIZONA – Interested in mentoring a young Chief Science Officer? Anderson Elementary – Project Lead the Way; Desert Botanical Garden docents BAY AREA – Fun science experiments for elementary students, community outreach, environmental volunteers, Boys & Girls Club of Peninsula FOLSOM – 60 new opportunities encompassing; animals, human services, children, environment, STEM
MASSACHUSETTS – Habitat for Humanity; United Way of Tri-County, Wheat Community Connections NEW MEXICO – United Way of Central New Mexico OREGON/WASHINGTON – Mentors for elementary, STEM and high school; Ano Arts Academy, robotics events


UPCOMING SITE SOCIAL EVENTS

Visit individual site calendars to view details of social activities in your area.

ARIZONAThe Intel/Arizona Science Center happy hour for our retirees has been changed to mid-February to tie into Engineering Week. Details will be published in the February News Flash, Facebook, and invitations sent to all IRO retirees, so stay tuned.

MASSACHUSETTS – Welcome Pam Moschilli as the MA site coordinator; Susan Brindisi is backup.

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