August 2017 Intel Retiree News Flash

IN THIS ISSUE:  CONTINGENT WORKFORCE POSITIONS ARE ON HOLD
IMPORTANT RETIREE DATES AND DEADLINES  
WEBCAST LINKS: Q2 EARNINGS AND PURLEY LAUNCH
WHAT SERMA IS/ IS NOT
LENOVO DISCOUNT RESTORED
INTEL INVOLVED CHECKS -- ROUND 2

FROM THE BOARD – Barb Frank, President

RETIREE CONTINGENT WORKFORCE UPDATE
Retiree Contingent Workforce positions with Kelly OCG are currently on hold within Intel. No new CW requisitions are coming in. We’ll let you know when the situation changes.

IMPORTANT RETIREE DATES
In our survey of IRO members, we learned retirees wanted information on Intel benefits and due dates. A new feature, Important Retiree Dates has been added to the IRO website where you can find annual due dates and deadlines associated with all Intel retiree benefits. We are currently working to create and add useful information for new Intel retirees who are within their first 18 – 24 months of retirement.

MEET THE NEW IRO BOARD SECRETARY
Welcome to our new secretary Kathy Beck.  Learn more about Kathy by clicking here.  

ASK IRO Mailbox
Question: Will IRO post volunteer opportunities for non-profit organizations that want to take advantage of Intel retiree expertise?
Answer: Yes! IRO is happy to share volunteer opportunities for qualified non-profit organizations or schools, as long as the opportunity is sponsored by an Intel employee or retiree. Check out our guidelines for posting volunteer opportunities. To get maximum visibility, retirees may also consider mentioning the opportunity on the IRO members-only Facebook Group.

HEALTH & Benefits – Tom Piete, Chairperson

WHAT IS SERMA?
Sheltered Employee Retiree Medical Account (SERMA) is a funding credit, provided by Intel, to most U.S. Intel retirees hired prior to January 1, 2014. It helps pay health insurance premiums (medical, dental, vision, long-term care) for the retiree and eligible dependents during retirement years. Click here (scroll down to #4) to get the details about what SERMA is and what it is not.  

DISCOUNTS – Cheryl Pruss, Chairperson

LENOVO DISCOUNT RESTORED
The Lenovo discount on the Advantage website has been restored. Thanks to two alert retirees who brought the problem to our attention.

COMMUNICATION – Debbie Watson, Chairperson

CURRENT INTEL BUSINESS STRATEGIES WEBCAST LINKS:

Intel Purley Launch and Investor Q&A – July 11, 2017.
Keynote with Navin Shenoy and Lisa Spelman  –  Link to Webcast 
Intel Corporation Q2, 2017 Quarterly Earnings – July 27, 2017
Link to Webcast

SAVE $ AND SEE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!
DID YOU KNOW Anyone 62 and over can buy a LIFETIME America the Beautiful pass (allows entrance to more than 400 national parks and 2,000+ federal recreation sites) for $10? BUT, the price is going up to $80 on August 28, 2017, so act now if you want to save $70.

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

THE CHECKS ARE IN THE MAIL!
The second round of Intel Involved checks for 2016 reported hours have gone out. The posted payout report lists both round 1 and round 2 payouts. The third and final round will be posted when it is received from Intel. Click to learn more.

ARIZONA: OPPORTUNITY AT CHANDLER FIRE, HEALTH & MEDICAL
The Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department is currently seeking volunteers interested in becoming scribes for our Child Safety Seat Clinics program. Scribes assist the firefighters on Saturday mornings by providing clerical services at child safety seat clinics. Anyone interested in volunteering would need to review the opportunity description and submit a completed volunteer application via email to Debbie Simpkins.

BAY AREA: PALO ALTO ART CENTER SCHOOL TOURS GUIDE
The Palo Alto Art Center
is excited to announce that it will be holding new docent training sessions this September. Docents help lead school tours for the Project Look program. Project Look serves K-8th graders and includes an interactive tour of our galleries and hands-on art activities. Click here for training schedules and Art Center contact information. Intel contact for this opportunity is Rita Holiday, Community Engagement Manager for the Bay Area.

SITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

ARIZONA NEW: Chandler Fire, Health & Medical needs scribes for our Child Safety Seat Clinics program; Build Raspberry Pi Computers; Desert Botanical Garden opportunities

 

BAY AREA NEW: Palo Alto Art Center needs docents to support their academic year tours – docent training sessions in September. Other opportunities also available! 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 many NM opportunities visit the New Mexico Volunteer Connection

 

OREGON/WASHINGTONNEW: Event help needed for Aug. 12 Triathlon for families experiencing disability; NEW: Setup help needed for annual fundraiser “Care to Dance” fundraiser on Sept. 9

UPCOMING SITE SOCIAL EVENTS

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

ARIZONA – Annual retiree dinner  Nov. 14 at Ocotillo Country Club – 5:00-9:00p.m. – details coming in Sept. 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 View; annual retiree dinner in Nov. – date TBD FOLSOM – Annual retiree dinner Dec. 1 at Empire Ranch Golf Club – 5:30-9:00p.m.

Looking for FM Site Social Coordinator. Contact Vicki

MASSACHUSETTS – Annual retiree dinner – date TBD Want to help with social activities? Contact Pam Moschilli NEW MEXICO – Aug. 17 – Lunch at El Pinto; Oct. 2 – happy hour at Corrales Bistro; Nov. 7 – lunch at Turtle Mountain; early Dec. – bicycle ride– details coming; Contact Gina Trujillo or Mark Jurkowski to help out! OREGON/WASHINGTON –Lunch on Aug. 8 1:00p.m. Bethany Public House; Aug. 12 – All Ability Triathlon for Youth; Oct. 10 – Annual retiree dinner at Embassy Suites (must prepay $25 by Oct. 2)

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