Intel retirees from Oregon and Washington were the pioneers who established the first Intel retiree group in 2001. The group was formed after meeting with Intel and the Volunteers of America. The focus was to create an organization that would add value to the community through volunteer work. In November 2008, Intel Corp. accepted our charter and bylaws and we became the official Intel Retiree Organization.
Since then the number of Intel retirees has increased substantially and the dynamics of the organization has changed. Today there are over 6100 Intel retirees worldwide, and over 4600 US Intel retirees. Of our US retirees, nearly 50% of them have become members of the Intel Retiree Organization. We currently have board members from Arizona, Folsom, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Santa Clara and one of Intel’s international sites, United Kingdom. Board members are elected and serve for a minimum of two years. Please feel free to contact your local Board representative if you have questions or would like to find out more about the group.
Although the initial focus was volunteering, with our expansion to other sites and formal recognition by Intel, we now focus on being a one-stop-shop for Intel retiree information and issue resolution via our website at intelretiree.com, and via our mailbox. A monthly email, News Flash, provides important information and updates to all retirees who have become members. You can view our 2013 accomplishments and 2014 priorities here. You can also look back at accomplishments and priorities of previous years: 2012-2013 and 2011-2012.
We have committees who work to make our accomplishments happen: Communications, Health & Benefits, Website, & Volunteer. As a volunteer organization, we rely on our members to help with Board and committee participation. If you would like to participate, please send an email to our mailbox, and you will be contacted by our current Board president for next steps.