July 2017 Intel Retiree News Flash

  • Board secretary needed
  • Lenovo discount
  • Current Intel business strategies
  • Volunteer opportunities & site social events

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR THE IRO BOARD SECRETARY POSITION
In previous issues of the News Flash we sought volunteers to fill a variety of IRO positions and received a very good response. Thanks to those who stepped up to help. We welcome you and thank you for your willingness to serve.

We now have a need to fill the critical Board position of secretary. To learn more about the roles and responsibilities for secretary, click here. If you are interested in talking to me about the position please send an email to frankbarbara@intelretiree.com. We want to recognize and thank Vicki Valens for over three years of dedication and service in this position.

To learn more about how IRO started and why the focus on helping our fellow retirees read our updated IRO Story.

ASK IRO Mailbox
Question: What happened to the Lenovo corporate discount?
Answer: The Lenovo discount, usually available on the Advantage website is currently not functional. We have alerted Intel and Advantage – they are looking into the loss of the page from the Advantage site. We’ll inform you when the issue is resolved.

DISCOUNTS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

ARIZONA GAMMAGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DISCOUNT
The discount to the Arizona the Gammage Performing Arts Center has been discontinued for employees and retirees.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

IRO TO PROVIDE LINKS TO CURRENT INTEL BUSINESS STRATEGIES
Many retirees remain shareholders of Intel and have expressed interest in keeping up with the company’s current business strategies. Keeping retirees aware of future Intel business direction is one of the Intel Retiree Organization’s (IRO) top priorities following input from the recent retiree survey the IRO conducted. Interested? Click here to find out about the program and hear the recent Bank of America conference Webcast.

IOC and Intel Announce Worldwide TOP Partnership Through 2024
As a Worldwide TOP Partner, Intel Will Work with the International Olympic Committee to Reimagine the Future of the Olympic Games with New Levels of Fan Interaction Through Leading-Edge TechnologyIntel Becomes a Sponsor of Olympics, VR & Drones in Focus
The Register – Emergent Tech Internet of Things
Intel: Joule’s burned, Edison switched off, and Galileo – Galileo is no moreChipzilla takes axe to IoT and embedded compute linesPCR – For the UK’s PC & Tech IndustriesIntel cuts 140 IoT jobs and cans three product lines despite making gains

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

IS YOUR ENCORE FELLOWSHIP COMING TO AN END?
Congratulations to all the Encore Fellows who are finishing up their fellowships with their non-profits. Just a reminder that any hours you volunteer at your non-profit after your fellowship stipend has ended are potentially eligible for the volunteer matching grants funds. Check this link Intel Involved for details.

DO YOU HAVE A BENEVITY ACCOUNT?  
Last July 2016, Intel launched their new Matching Gifts Program which is open to official US retirees. Soon Intel will be using Benevity to manage other program payouts. If you do NOT have a Benevity account, you need to contact support@benevity.org to create an account and obtain the required log in information.

SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

ARIZONANEW: Build Raspberry Pi Computers with kids in foster care; Operation Back to School in Chandler; 2017 Shopping Spree- help a Boys and Girls Club child pick out school clothes; Desert Botanical Garden opportunities 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-Metrowest/Greater Worcester; United Way of Tri-County, Wheat Community Connections NEW MEXICOFor a large number of 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 – SAVE THE DATE: Annual retiree dinner at Ocotillo Country Club – 5:00-9:00p.m. on Nov. 14, 2017. Watch for details coming in September.

Want to help with social activities or need information? Contact Sharon Bernier

BAY AREA – Lunch on Sept. 22 from 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. at Bierhaus in Mountain ViewLocated at 383 Castro St., Mountain View, Ca 94041. Annual retiree dinner in Nov. – date yet to be determined.
View photos from Lunch @ San Pedro Square Market San Jose
FOLSOM – SAVE THE DATE: Annual retiree dinner at Empire Ranch Golf Club – 5:30-9:00p.m. on Dec. 1, 2017

Looking for FM Site Social Coordinator. One or two people; time & effort minimal; annual dinner planning and one meeting per quarter. Contact Vicki

MASSACHUSETTS – Want to help with social activities? Contact Pam Moschilli NEW MEXICO – There will be no annual dinner this year since no one volunteered to help. Want to help with social activities? Contact Gina Trujillo or Mark Jurkowski. OREGON/WASHINGTON –Lunch on August 8 1:00p.m. (details to follow); SAVE THE DATE: Annual retiree dinner at Embassy Suites on October 10, 2017

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