June 2017 Intel Retiree News Flash

2016 survey results and 2017 plans
Discounts
First round volunteer payout
Doug Davis bets his career

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

IRO SURVEY RESULTS AND PRIORITIES FOR 2017/2018
IRO’s major accomplishment in 2016 was our first-ever comprehensive survey of our IRO retiree population. Survey responses were integral in developing our 2017/2018 priorities. Read about the 2016 retiree survey results and 2017/2018 plans.

IRO RETIREMENT VERIFICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
Effective June 9, 2017, Intel Retiree Organization will begin verifying with Intel that IRO applicants retired under an official Intel retirement definition. We are making this process change to align with our charter, given we are a volunteer organization with limited resources. Any current members of IRO, that didn’t retire under an official Intel retirement definition, will remain IRO members. New applicants, after June 9, 2017, that didn’t retire under an official Intel retirement definition will not be granted membership to IRO. As always, Intel retirement benefits are available to Intel retirees that retired under an official Intel retirement definition.

ASK IRO Mailbox
Question: Will I lose my SERMA if I don’t use it within a certain timeframe?
Answer: Intel reserves the right to terminate your SERMA and forfeit your SERMA balance when:
–  The account has not been used after 20 consecutive years
–  You and your eligible dependent(s) die
For more Information about SERMA visit Intel’s My Health Benefits Website or check out the IRMP/SERMA FAQ’s that the Intel Retiree Organization has posted for your convenience.

HEALTH & BENEFITS – Tom Piete, Chairperson

CAN YOU SPARE SOME TIME?
IRO is seeking retirees who are willing to help on the Health/Benefits Committee as we undertake a project to update and re-format content on the IRO web site, specifically focusing on the decisions that retirees face in their first 18 months after retirement. If you would be willing to commit some time and effort on this project during the second half of 2017, please contact Tom Piete at intelretiree@gmail.com.

DISCOUNTS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

OFFICIAL INTEL RETIREE DISCOUNTS!
Intel retirees enjoy many of the same discounts as Intel employees. We have assembled the information about all the discounts available to official Intel Retirees and how you access them. Click here to view discounts.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

– INTEL EDITORIAL BY DOUG DAVIS
Business WireIntel Editorial: Intel Will Succeed in Autonomous Driving – I Bet My Career on It  “Putting Self-Driving Cars on the Road Will Be My Biggest Accomplishment
– DOUG DAVIS WINS AZ TOP TECH EXEC AWARD Phoenix Business Journal – 2017 AZ Top Tech Awards: Technology Innovator: Doug Davis, Intel Corp.
– CNBCIntel CEO Brian Krzanich says this is the best time in history to buy a PC

– CNBCSelf-driving cars will double as security cameras, said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich (3:49 video)

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

FIRST INTEL INVOLVED PAYOUT REPORT IS POSTED
The first round of Intel Involved checks for volunteer hours submitted for 2016 were mailed to the non-profits and educational organizations in May.  These are listed in the payout report posted hereSee the IRO website  announcement for more details. IRO will be posting updated Intel Involved payout reports on our website as they become available.  Please do not make promises of matching grants to your organizations until you see it listed on the payout report. Questions? Email retiree.volunteers@intel.com.

SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To view multi-site opportunities, visit the All Intel Sites Opportunity page.

ARIZONA – Hands On Greater Phoenixmentors for next school year; YOPAS – support services for seniors; Chief Science Officers for grades 6-12; summer STEM Robotics Club at YMCA. BAY AREA – Help needed: facilitator for Online Safety Workshops for Seniors; hunger & homelessness; environmental volunteers; Corp. for National & Community Service FOLSOM – Donate blood and your time; teach digital safety; work with animals; tutor children; opportunities with various human services; STEM
MASSACHUSETTS – Habitat for Humanity; United Way of Tri-County, Wheat Community Connections NEW MEXICOFor NM opportunities visit the New Mexico Volunteer Connection OREGON/WASHINGTON – Ano’s Art Academy; Advocate for Older Adults; Community Library; Master Gardening; CASA for Children; Hands On Greater Portland

UPCOMING SITE SOCIAL EVENTS

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

ARIZONA
Want to help with social activities or need information? Contact Sharon Bernier
BAY AREA
Lunch on June 23 from 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. at San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose
FOLSOM
Looking for an FM Site Social Coordinator. One or two people; time & effort minimal; annual dinner planning and one meeting per quarter. Contact Vicki at fmretirees@gmail.comHappy Hour at BJ’s Brewhouse in Folsom on Thursday, June 22, 3:00 – 6:00
MASS
Want to help with social activities? Contact Pam Moschilli
NEW MEXICO
– Want to help with social activities? Contact Gina Trujillo or Mark Jurkowski.
OR/ WA
Lunch on June 13 at 1:00pm, Benihana, 9205 SW Cascade Ave, Beaverton.
RSVP to Susan McElfish by Monday, June 12.

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