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SOCIAL EVENTS:

 

19th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association and Social Gathering
Posted: 31 August 2019

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Springfield Golf and Country Club

8301 Old Keene Mill Rd.
Springfield, VA

Ballroom "A"

 2:00 pm: Meet and Greet

 2:30 pm: Business Meeting

 2:45 pm: Guest speaker: Peggy Slye on behalf of Larry Postol

(Update on IRAA legal activities and the status of the new health care plans)

3:30 pm: Buffet Dinner & Social

 

Menu for The Social

Beverages will be available 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Included:  Coffee, hot tea, and iced water.
 
Cash bar (available 2:00pm - 2:30pm & 3:30pm - 5:30pm)
 
Domestic Beer - $6.00 Premium Beer - $7.00
Club Wine - $10.00 Club Brand Cocktails - $8.00
Premium Brand Cocktails - $11.00 Super Premium Cocktails - $13.00
Cordials & Liqueurs - $13.00
Soft Drinks - $2.00 Juices - $3.00
Club Wines:
Chateau Souverain Chadonnay, C. Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon, Edna Valley Merlot, Piccini Pinot Grigio
Club Brand Cocktails:
Pinnacle Vodka, Beefeaters Gin, Dewars Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Bacardi Rum, Canadian Club Whiskey, Cuervo Tequila
Premium Brand Cocktails:
Kettle One Vodka, Tanquerey Gin, Chivas Regal Scotch, Jack Daniel's Bourbon, Captain Morgan Rum, Seagram's VO Whiskey, Cuervo 1800 Anejo Tequila
Super Premium Brand Cocktails:
Grey Goose Vodka, Bombay Sapphie Gin, Johnnie Walker Black Scotch, Makers Mark Bourbon, Zaya Rum, Crown Royal Whiskey, Herradura Blanco Tequila
 * Charges based on actual consumption
Springfield Buffet Dinner will be available after the meeting and guest speaker
(Larry Postol) Update Health Plan Change
 
Field Greens with Almonds & Dried Cranberries 
** Raspberry Vinaigrette, Ranch Dressing, Blue Cheese, Balsimic Vinaigrette, Fat Free Italian, Honey Mustard, Thousand Island  **
Chicken stuffed with Broccoloi and Cheese
Beef Bourguignon with Wine, Carrots and Mushrooms
Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Sundried Tomato ream Sauce
Roasted Vegetables
Oven Roasted Herb Potatoes
Warm Rolls and Butter
Assorted Cakes

Although the social event is being substantially funded by the Association, a per-head contribution of $15.00 is requested to hold your reservation.

Your contributions and the names in your party are required to be received Not later than Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Contributions should be sent in
 ADVANCE to:
 

Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association - Social 2019
c/o Satpal Chhabra
P. O. Box 40027
Washington, DC 20016-0027

You may also use PayPal via website www.myiraa.com to process your contribution for this event.

- Click on Pay Dues & Other Payments

- Scroll down and click on Click to Pay

- Enter amount to pay in the Enter New Amount to Pay box

- Click on Update Amount to Pay (the Amount to Pay box should show the new amount)

- Click on Begin Payment Proces via PayPal

- Scroll down to Pay with Debit or Credit Card.

DIRECTIONS:

FROM I-495:
MIXING BOWL FROM TYSONS: Take I-495S to I-95S 57A towards Richmond. Stay to the far right. Take exit 169A-B Springfield, then 169-B Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W), travel approx. 3.5 miles. Make left immediately after 6th light (Carrleigh Parkway) into Springfield Golf & Country Club. If you’ve passed Rolling Road, you’ve gone too far.

MIXING BOWL FROM ALEXANDRIA: Take exit 169A-B Springfield, then 169-B Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W), travel approx. 3.5 miles. Make left immediately after 6th light (Carrleigh Parkway) into Springfield Golf & Country Club. If you’ve passed Rolling Road you’ve gone too far.

TO AVOID MIXING BOWL: Take I-495S then take Braddock Road West exit 54A, make a left on Rolling Road (VA 638S), and a left onto Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W), the Club is on your right immediately past the Shell station.

FROM RICHMOND: Take I-95N towards Washington; take exit 169A-B Springfield, then 169B Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W) travel approx. 3.5 miles. Make left immediately after 6th light (Carrleigh Parkway) into Springfield Golf & Country Club. If you’ve passed Rolling Road you’ve gone too far.

FROM WASHINGTON D.C. I-395: Take I-395S, towards Richmond; take exit 169A-B Springfield, then 169B Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W) travel approx. 3.5 miles. Make left immediately after 6th light (Carrleigh Parkway) into Springfield Golf & Country Club. If you’ve passed Rolling Road you’ve gone too far.

FROM FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY: 286: Take the Old Keene Mill Road exit (VA 644E), continue approx. 3.5 miles and Springfield Golf & Country Club is on the right, immediately past the Shell station. 

FROM SPRINGFIELD PARKWAY: 289: Take Rolling Road N (VA 638), right on Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644E) Springfield Golf & Country Club is on the right, immediately past the Shell station.

FROM I-66: Take I-66 to the Fairfax County Parkway 286; Take the Old Keene Mill Road exit (VA 644E), continue approx. 3.5 miles and Springfield Golf & Country Club is on the right, immediately past the Shell station.


3rd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Summer Social Gathering - Epilogue
Posted:  25 August 2019

  • Yesterday the weather was perfect for our 3rd annual event at Ken Betaharon's home in Potomac, MD, with mostly sunny skies, temps in the upper 70's and nary a drop of rain in the forecast unlike last year's deluge of rain forcing the event to be held in Ken's basement.  54 guests who came were treated to on-site cooking of delicious Indian dosas by two lovely ladies along with some make-it-yourself Kosher pastrami sandwiches and plenty of refreshments.

    DJ/photographer extraordinaire Ed Stoner played cool tunes and held his usual Golf Putting Contest in which contestants won a ticket(s) for a chance to win a prize drawing and the lucky winners were: 8FT Putt - Liyong Yu/Golf umbrella; 6FT Putt - Alan Olson/Set of 12 Slazenger golf balls; 4FT Putt - Angela Kummel/bottle of Brut champagne.

    Next, Ati Kadarmanto-Olson and Anita Saltos held the door prize raffle drawings and the lucky $25 gift card winners were: Mirka Penaranda, Cindy Liu, Catherine DePeuter, Anita Saltos and Rosa Liu.   Many thanks to Ken for sharing his backyard and to everyone who helped clean-up afterwards.

    Click HERE for some pix courtesy of Ed Stoner.

 

3rd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Golf Outing
Posted:  4 August 2019

Date:  Thu.,19th September
Time:  10:00am - 2:00pm
(18 Holes "Captain's Choice")

Where:  MGC Falls Road
10800 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD

IRAA Members:  Cost w/cart:  $36.00 (60+)
; $58.00 (< 60)
Non-Members:   Cost w/cart:  $41.00 (60+)
; $63.00 (< 60)

There will be prizes for all finishers!

Image result for mgc falls road golf

Your RSVP and payment must be received by Sun, 15th September, 2019

EMail your RSVP to:  info@myiraa.com

 Payment may be made by check payable to:

   Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association
   c/o Rani (Satpal) Chhabra
   P.O. Box 40027
Washington, DC 20016-0027

Alternatively, you may make payment via PayPal on our website:  www.myiraa.com

  • Click on Pay Dues & Other Payments
  • Click on Click to Pay.
  • Enter new Amount-to-Pay:  (override $20.00 with new amount to be paid)
  • Click on Enter new Amount-to-Pay

          Note:  Amount to pay is: will change from $20.00 default to new amount)

  • Click on Begin Payment Process via PayPal

 

3rd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Summer Social Gathering
Posted:  3 August 2019

Hope you may be in the area and available to attend this fun event at Ken Betaharon's home in Potomac, MD.  Here are the details below:

       Date:     Sat., 24th Aug., 2019
Time:     3:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost:     IRAA members and guests $15.00 ea. 
                               Non-members $18.00 ea.

Menu Fare - Indian dosas and Kosher cold cut sandwiches

Refreshments:  Wine, beer, soft drinks and water

There will be fun games and prizes along with a raffle drawings

Payment may be mailed by check payable to:

Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association
c/o Satpal Chhabra
P.O. Box 40027
Washington, DC 20016-0027

*** RSVP/Payment must be rcvd not later than Tue., 20th Aug. ***

Alternatively, you may make payment by credit card via our website:

URL:  www.myiraa.com

- Click on Pay Dues & Other Payments
- Click on Click to Pay
- Enter new Amount-to-Pay: (override $20.00 with new amount to pay)
- Click on Enter New Amount-to-Pay
   Note:  Amount to pay is:  will change from $20.00 default to new amount
- Click on Begin Payment Process via PayPal

/////  If you are interested in attending this event, pls kindly remit payment by the
       deadline date of Tue., 20th Aug., and EMail us your RSVP at: 
info@myiraa.comAfter we
       we rcv your payment and EMail RSVP, we will EMail you the address of the event /////

 

10th Annual IRAA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic - Epilogue
Posted: 
22 May 2019

It was a sunny day with warm temperatures reaching into the upper 80s for the picnic and a smaller crowd came out this year: 61 out of 72 who RSVPd including 46 IRAA, 8 COMARA, 6 former Intelsat, and 1 current Intelsat.  

The picnic has always been a great event where everyone who attends enjoys reconnecting and reminiscing with friends and former colleagues from COMARA, IRAA, current/former Intelsat staff.  Once again the customary menu fare consisted of the popular and delicious Crisp n Juicy chicken, along with lots of roasted vegetable, salads and our own grilled burgers, chipotle black bean burgers, hot dogs, and plenty of cold refreshments.

DJ and photographer extraordinaire Ed Stoner played cool music and displayed on a projector screen many photos taken at Intelsat events by Ed a long time ago, as well as taking all of the pictures you can see on the link below.  A special thanks to Jorge and Mirka Penaranda for helping with logistics in getting stuff to and from Seneca Creek, and to Rosa and Roland Liu for taking away a large  bag of trash.  

The winner of first drawing was David Griffiths who picked 1 of 5 boxes linked to a $25 Lowes gift card.  The winner of second drawing was Guibin Dong who picked 1 of 4 boxes linked to a bottle of Castello di Poppiano Riserva red wine instead of stealing the $25 Lowes gift card.  The winner of third drawing was Bob Kinzie who picked 1 of 3 boxes linked to a $25 Amazon gift card instead of stealing the red wine.  The winner of fourth drawing was Jim Johnson who picked 1 of 2 boxes linked to a bottle of Latour Pouilly Fuisse, 2016, instead of stealing the $25 Amazon gift card.  The winner of the fifth drawing was Rosa Liu who picked the last box linked to a large scented candle with designer matches instead of stealing the white wine. 

Click HERE for photos of the picnic courtesy of Ed.

 

Celebrating the Life of Jane P. Kinzie
Posted:  10 May 2019

  • After Jane's passing last December, Bob Kinzie announced that there would be a memorial celebration of her life in the late spring when the azalea are in bloom.  On Sun., 5th May, family members, friends, former COMSAT/INTELSAT colleagues and business associates of Jane P. Kinzie gathered at the Bethesda Marriott Suites hotel to celebrate Jane's extraordinary life.  Bob spoke of Jane's careers at COMSAT and INTELSAT, creating the Kinzie Farms Azalea Nursery, managing the Kinzie Backup Generator Systems as well as being a founder and Board Member of the IRAA and writing the Newsletter for almost 20 years before being overcome by cancer in December 2018.  Francis Latapie, a long-time close friend, presented a touching tribute of Jane filled with reminiscences of their friendship.

    Click HERE for some pix courtesy of Ed Stoner.

 

10th Annual IRAA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic
Posted:
14 April 2019

  Date:  Sun., 19th May, 2019
 Time:  12:00pm – 4:00pm   

                                     Where:  Seneca Creek State Park (Buck Pavilion)

                            
 Cost:  IRAA members & Guests:  $15.00 ea
                                                      Non-members:  $18.00 ea


Menu:  Burgers, hot dogs, chicken, roasted vegetables, salad, and refreshments (beer/wine, soda/water)

Pls mail check payable to:

   Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association
   c/o Rani (Satpal) Chhabra
   P.O. Box 40027
Washington, DC 20016-0027

Note:  Payment must be rcvd not later than Fri., 10th May.

  • Alternatively, you may make payment via PayPal on our website:  www.myiraa.com

    Click on Pay Dues & Other Payments

    Click on Click to Pay.

    Enter new Amount-to-Pay:  (override $20.00 with new amount to be paid)

    Click on Enter new Amount-to-Pay

              Note:  Amount to pay is: will change from $20.00 default to new amount)

    Click on Begin Payment Process via PayPal

  • Area Map layout of Seneca Creek State Park - Click HERE

    Seneca Creek State Park Info link – Click HERE

    Google Map link to Seneca Creek State Park – Click HERE

    Directions to Seneca Creek State Park (from Washington, D.C., Virginia, and points South):

    - Take I-270 north towards Frederick, Maryland

    - Take Exit 10, Route 117 (Clopper Road)

    - At the bottom of the ramp take a right

    - Park is about 2 miles ahead on your left

    • - After you’ve gone through the gate, make a right at sign to Recreation Areas.

      - Go about 1 mile (passing picnic areas Cardinal, Chickadee, Kingfisher, Bluejay & Nuthatch) until you come to a stop sign.

      - Turn left at the stop sign towards Deer Ridge & Quail Ridge.

      - Go about .6 mile (passing Fawn & Doe picnic areas) to Buck Pavillion to the right.

      - There should be ample parking; else, there is some overflow spaces up ahead on the left.


  • Go to the main Park entrance kiosk – you will have to pay an entrance fee, so bring some cash:

          -  MD residents:             $3.00/person
          -  Out-of-state residents: $5.00/person

 Questions?  Email Ati Olson (bali2002@comcast.net) or Alan Olson (way2cool1x@comcast.net) 


2nd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Winter Social Gathering - Epilogue
Posted: 11 February 2019

The 2nd Annual Winter Social was held at the home of Ati and Alan Olson on Sun., 10 Feb., 2019.  Luckily, it was not too cold and there was no snow to risk getting there with any mishap.  A total of 57 members/guests came to mingle and catch up with old friends & former colleagues from Intelsat back in the day, as well as partake in the delicious and plentiful food catered by Maggiano’s.  Guests were also treated to Ati’s delicious home-cooked baked salmon.  There was much food leftover which many guests took home in the ‘to go’ containers provided by Maggiano’s. 

Ed Stoner multi-tasked between his cool DJ self and photographer extraordinaire talents, playing some great mood music and snapping all the nice photos for the event as well as linking some photos from the old Intelsat days onto the TV.

On behalf of Peggy Slye, who could not make it due to an urgent family matter back home in Arkansas, Jon Sofranko presented a brief overview from Peggy on the legal and medical issues the IRAA has been working on since Sep., 2018.

Afterwards, Mike Mohajeri spoke kind remembrances of Jane Kinzie and enjoined everyone to hold a 30 second moment of silence in her memory.

Next, Ati Kadarmanto-Olson held the customary raffle drawings and Guess-the-Number-of-Jelly-Beans-in-the-Jar contest, and the lucky winners of the raffle drawings of $25 gift cards from Lowes, Target and Amazon winners were Larry Moon, Sheela Pinto and Liz Bell. And, the bottle of wine winners were Larry Moon’s son, Andrew/Chateau de Nages Jose Torres Rouge, 2014, who traded with Larry for his gift card, and Marica Hidalgo Brayboy/Amici Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, 2016.  The winner of the Jelly Bean count contest was Don McKenzie who won a box of chocolates to give to his wife Maryann!

Many thanks to Ati and Alan Olson for sharing their lovely home for this fun event enjoyed by everyone.  Let us know if you’d like to host next year?

Click HERE for photos by Ed Stoner

2nd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Winter Social Gathering
Posted: 12 January 2019

We hope you may be in the area and available to attend our second Winter Social Gathering on Sun., 10th Feb., at one of our member's home in Alexandria, Va.  

Date:     Sun., 10th Feb.
Time:     12:00pm - 4:00pm

Cost:     IRAA members and guests $15.00 ea. 
             Non-members $18.00 ea.

Food catered by Maggiano's

Refreshments:  Wine, beer, soft drinks and water

Payment may be mailed by check payable to:

Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association

c/o Satpal Chhabra

P.O. Box 40027

Washington, DC 20016-0027

*** RSVP/Payment must be rcvd not later than Wed., 6th Feb. ***


Alternatively, you may make payment by credit card via our website:

URL:  www.myiraa.com

- Click on Pay Dues & Other Payments

- Click on Click to Pay

- Enter new Amount-to-Pay: (override $20.00 with new amount to pay)

- Click on Enter New Amount-to-Pay

   Note:  Amount to pay is:  will change from $20.00 default to new amount

- Click on Begin Payment Process via PayPal

/////  If you are interested in attending this event, pls kindly remit the necessary payment by the
       deadline date of Wed., 6th Feb., and EMail us your RSVP at: 
info@myiraa.comAfter we
       we rcv your payment and EMail RSVP, we will EMail you the address of the event /////

///// If you would like a ride to this event, pls let us know and we will try to hook you up with someone nearby you who will be going /////


19th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association 
and Social Gathering - Epilogue

Posted:  26 October 2018

  • This year's event was located in Virginia at the Springfield Golf and Country Club on Sunday, October 21, 2018, where it was held in 2014-2015 before moving over to Maryland at the Kenwood Golf and Country Club in 2016-2017.  There were 97 members/spouses in attendance (107 RSVPd Yes), and for the first time ever, a virtual online meeting was extended to all retirees via Zoom virtual online meeting tool with 37+ attendees participarting.  

    The dramatic increase of both physical along with the virtual attendees to this year's event over last year's event (65) was due to overwhelming concern and objection to the letter retirees received from Intelsat of the plan to shift away from group health insurance with United Health Care to individual health plans through a 3rd party insurance broker, Via Benefits, for Medicare-eligible retirees using a HRA (Health Reimbursement Account) methodology.

      Joe Pelton presented an updated on the Burt Edeslon Scholrship fund after which a motion to members present was secured for approval for IRAA Board to raise funds in support of the legal activities underway and which may continue to protect the health care benefits of the retirees covered by Intelsat's Qualifying Retiree Health Care Plan.  Afterwards, the meeting adjourned, followed by our guest speaker, Larry Postol, who represented IRAA in the 2007 Court Consent Decree awarded for surviving spouse benefits to be reinstated/maintained.  Larry Postol provided an update and to answer questions from members regarding the legal activities currently underway.

    Members enjoyed a dinner-buffet/cash bar set up by the Springfield Golf and Country Club, and further social gathering between former colleagues and friends. 

    Click HERE for a PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation/folders to members present

    Click HERE for some pix courtesy of Ed Stoner



2nd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Summer Social Gathering - Epilogue
Posted:  9 September 2018

  • Unlike the perfect day we had last year, yesterday's event at Ken Betaharon's home in Potomac, MD, was a cloudy, not so hot day with temps in the upper 60's and an iffy 50-50 chance of precipitation. Canopy tents and chafing buffet sets were first set up along with the drinks around 1:30pm but shortly afterwards about 2:00pm, a heavy downpour of rain ensued.  Ken kindly offered to relocate the event to his basement if everyone would be kind enough to remove their shoes so as not to muddy the light carpeting.  The chafing buffet sets, drinks and several boxes of supplies were brought into the basement in the pouring rain where everything was set up along with the catered food delivered the day before and stored in the refrigerator in Ken's garage, after which time 53 members/guests, including several current and former Intelsat staff came to enjoy the Fajita Fiesta inside. 

    Catering of the delicious beef, chicken, veggie Fajitas, black beans and rice was provided by Shalom Kosher.  

    Ed Stoner held a Golf Putting Contest where contestants won a ticket(s) for a chance to win a prize drawing and the lucky winners were: 8FT Putt - Rodica Samata/Set of Top Flite Golf Balls which she happily donated to Ed afterwards; 6FT Putt - Maria Fernanda Delgado/Sterling Meritage red wine; 4FT Putt - Farshid Moghimi/Woodbridge-Mondavi white wine; 2FT Putt - Rosa Liu/Marquis Tour champagne.

    Next, Ati Kadarmanto-Olson and Anita Saltos held the door prize raffle drawings and the lucky winners were: Dima Samata/$25 VISA gift card; Ati Kadarmanto-Olson/$25 VISA gift card; Ed Stoner/$25 Amazon gift card; GianPiero Forcina/Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio wine; Norma Shoemaker/Miraval Rose wine; and, Fred Rieger/Ruffino Reserva Chianti Classico.  Once again, everyone had a nice time socializing and catching up with old friends and colleagues.  Many thanks to Ken for sharing his basement and to everyone who helped clean-up afterwards.

    Click HERE for some pix courtesy of Ed Stoner.


19th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association and Social Gathering
Posted: 28 August 2018

Sunday, 21 October 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Springfield Golf and Country Club

8301 Old Keene Mill Rd.
Springfield, VA

Ballroom "A"

 2:00 pm: Meet and Greet

 2:30 pm: Business Meeting

 2:45 pm: Guest speaker (Larry Postol, Postal Law PC:

(update regarding new health plan change)

3:30 pm: Buffet Dinner & Social

 

Menu for The Social

Beverages will be available 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Included:  Coffee, hot tea, and iced water.
 
Cash bar (available 2:00pm - 2:30pm & 3:30pm - 5:30pm)
 
Domestic Beer - $6.00 Premium Beer - $7.00
Club Wine - $10.00 Club Brand Cocktails - $8.00
Premium Brand Cocktails - $11.00 Super Premium Cocktails - $13.00
Cordials & Liqueurs - $13.00
Soft Drinks - $2.00 Juices - $3.00
Club Wines:
Woodwork Chardonnay, Woodwork Cabernet Sauvignon, Edna Valley Merlot, Piccini Pinot Grigio
Club Brand Cocktails:
Pinnacle Vodka, Beefeaters Gin, Dewars Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Bacardi Rum, Canadian Club Whiskey, Cuervo Tequila
Premium Brand Cocktails:
Kettle One Vodka, Tanquerey Gin, Chivas Regal Scotch, Jack Daniel's Bourbon, Captain Morgan Rum, Seagram's VO Whiskey, Cuervo 1800 Anejo Tequila
Super Premium Brand Cocktails:
Grey Goose Vodka, Blue Coat Gin, Johnnie Walker Black Scotch, Makers Mark Bourbon, Zaya Rum, Crown Royal Whiskey, Herradura Blanco Tequila
 * Charges based on actual consumption
Springfield Buffet Dinner will be available after the meeting and guest speaker
(Larry Postol) Update Health Plan Change
 
Field Greens with Almonds & Dried Cranberries 
** Balsamic Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressing **
Chicken Florentine  with Brandy Cream Sauce
Beef Bourguignon with Wine, Carrots and Mushrooms
Tri Color Cheese Tortellini with Pesto Cream Sauce
Roasted Vegetables
Oven Roasted Herb Potatoes
Warm Rolls and Butter
Assorted Cakes

Although the social event is being substantially funded by the Association, a per-head contribution of $15.00 is requested to hold your reservation.

Your contributions and the names in your party are required to be received Not later than Monday, October 15, 2018

Contributions should be sent in
 ADVANCE to:
 

Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association - Social 2018
c/o Satpal Chhabra
P. O. Box 40027
Washington, DC 20016-0027

You may also use PayPal via website www.myiraa.com to process your contribution for this event.

- Click on Pay Dues & Other Payments

- Scroll down and click on Click to Pay

- Enter amount to pay in the Enter New Amount to Pay box

- Click on Update Amount to Pay (the Amount to Pay box should show the new amount)

- Click on Begin Payment Proces via PayPal

- Scroll down to Pay with Debit or Credit Card.

DIRECTIONS:

FROM I-495:
MIXING BOWL FROM TYSONS: Take I-495S to I-95S 57A towards Richmond. Stay to the far right. Take exit 169A-B Springfield, then 169-B Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W), travel approx. 3.5 miles. Make left immediately after 6th light (Carrleigh Parkway) into Springfield Golf & Country Club. If you’ve passed Rolling Road, you’ve gone too far.

MIXING BOWL FROM ALEXANDRIA: Take exit 169A-B Springfield, then 169-B Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W), travel approx. 3.5 miles. Make left immediately after 6th light (Carrleigh Parkway) into Springfield Golf & Country Club. If you’ve passed Rolling Road you’ve gone too far.

TO AVOID MIXING BOWL: Take I-495S then take Braddock Road West exit 54A, make a left on Rolling Road (VA 638S), and a left onto Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W), the Club is on your right immediately past the Shell station.

FROM RICHMOND: Take I-95N towards Washington; take exit 169A-B Springfield, then 169B Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W) travel approx. 3.5 miles. Make left immediately after 6th light (Carrleigh Parkway) into Springfield Golf & Country Club. If you’ve passed Rolling Road you’ve gone too far.

FROM WASHINGTON D.C. I-395: Take I-395S, towards Richmond; take exit 169A-B Springfield, then 169B Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644W) travel approx. 3.5 miles. Make left immediately after 6th light (Carrleigh Parkway) into Springfield Golf & Country Club. If you’ve passed Rolling Road you’ve gone too far.

FROM FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY: 286: Take the Old Keene Mill Road exit (VA 644E), continue approx. 3.5 miles and Springfield Golf & Country Club is on the right, immediately past the Shell station. 

FROM SPRINGFIELD PARKWAY: 289: Take Rolling Road N (VA 638), right on Old Keene Mill Road (VA 644E) Springfield Golf & Country Club is on the right, immediately past the Shell station.

FROM I-66: Take I-66 to the Fairfax County Parkway 286; Take the Old Keene Mill Road exit (VA 644E), continue approx. 3.5 miles and Springfield Golf & Country Club is on the right, immediately past the Shell station.


3rd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Golf Outing
Posted:  18 August 2018

The IRAA’s 3rd Annual Golf outing is upon us, please join us on 13 September 2018 at The Falls Road Golf Course. Cost is $ 36.00 for those persons over 60Years of age and $ 51.00 for persons under 60.  Any level of experience is welcomed.  We had a blast last year and hope that this year will be even better with lots of prizes to be won. Let’s play for bragging rights. Some of the prizes include a umbrella, golf balls, gloves and Premium golf brush set.

There is as always, a welcome bag with tees and golf balls for all players. Hope to see you there.

  If interested, please send an EMail to info@myiraa.com


2nd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Summer Social Gathering
Posted:  6 August 2018

Hope you may be in the area and available to attend this second event at Ken Betaharon's home in Potomac, MD.  Here are the details below:

Date:     Sat., 8th Sep., 2018
Time:     3:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost:     IRAA members and guests $15.00 ea. 
                               Non-members $18.00 ea.

Menu Fare - Fajita Festival catered by Shalom Kosher

Refreshments:  Wine, beer, soft drinks and water

There will be fun games and prizes along with a raffle drawings

Payment may be mailed by check payable to:

Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association

c/o Satpal Chhabra
P.O. Box 40027
Washington, DC 20016-0027

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9th Annual IRAA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic - Epilogue
Posted: 
21 May 2018

After a dreary week of rain and coolish temperatures thru Saturday, causing much anxiety about the expected weather for yesterday's event, the clouds gave away to bright sunshine and warmer temperatures for the picnic where 69 persons were in attendance out of 79 who RSVPd coming:  57 IRAA, 3 Intelsat, 7 COMARA, and 2 former Intelsat.  Once again, everyone had a fun time enjoying the warm camaraderie between friends and former colleagues from COMARA, IRAA, current/former Intelsat staff who reconnected and reminisced with each other. 

As has been customary, the menu fare consisted of the popular and delicious Crisp n Juicy chicken, along with lots of roasted vegetables and our own grilled Bubba burgers (some with Todd's Dirt, a gourmet seasoning made up with 14 spices/herbs), chipotle black bean burgers and hot dogs.  An unexpected delight were the many delicious, homemade cupcakes brought by Linda Marlow. 

For entertainment, Ed Stoner provided his usual, cool DJ music and displayed on a projector screen lots of pictures from Intelsat events many years ago, as well as taking all of the pictures you can see on the link below.  A special thanks to Cindy Liu and John Chan for helping with logistics in getting stuff to and from Seneca Creek, and to John for his chief Grill Master support.  And, many thanks to Martin and Pamela Brown for taking away a bag of trash as has been customary for past events.  Also, to Rosa and Roland Liu for taking away 1 bag, and to Leonida Vista for taking away two bags of trash.

This year the Social Committee held the raffle drawings with a twist:  Winner of first drawing was Linda Marlow who picked 1 of 6 bags of with a bottle of Porta Cima Cabernet Sauvignon red wine.  Winner of second drawing was Angela Kummel who stole Linda's wine.  Linda then picked another bag with a $25 Amazon gift card.  Winner of third drawing was Bob Kinzie who stole Linda's $25 Amazon gift card.  Linda again picked another bag with a set of tea and cookies.  Winner of fourth drawing was Al Goldman who picked a bag with a large, beautiful scented candle.  Winner of fifth drawing was Simon Bennett who picked a bag with a $25 Home Depot gift card.  Final sixth drawing winner was Kul Virdee who got the last bag with a bottle of Buena Vista Carneros Chardonnay white wine. 

Click HERE for photos of the picnic courtesy of Ed.


9th Annual IRAA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic
Posted: 25 April 2018

  Date:  Sun., 20th May, 2018
Time:  12:00pm – 4:00pm   

Where:  Seneca Creek State Park (Buck Pavilion)

                            Cost:  IRAA members & Guests:  $15.00 ea
                                                         Non-members:  $18.00 ea

Menu:  Burgers, hot dogs, chicken and refreshments (beer/wine, soda/water)

Pls mail check payable to:

   Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association
   c/o Rani (Satpal) Chhabra
   P.O. Box 40027
Washington, DC 20016-0027

Note:  Payment must be rcvd not later than Fri., 11th May.

  • Alternatively, you may make payment via PayPal on our website:  www.myiraa.com

    Click on Pay Dues & Other Payments

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    Enter new Amount-to-Pay:  (override $20.00 with new amount to be paid)

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  • Area Map layout of Seneca Creek State Park - Click HERE

    Seneca Creek State Park Info link – Click HERE

    Google Map link to Seneca Creek State Park – Click HERE

    Directions to Seneca Creek State Park (from Washington, D.C., Virginia, and points South):

    - Take I-270 north towards Frederick, Maryland

    - Take Exit 10, Route 117 (Clopper Road)

    - At the bottom of the ramp take a right

    - Park is about 2 miles ahead on your left

    • - After you’ve gone through the gate, make a right at sign to Recreation Areas.

      - Go about 1 mile (passing picnic areas Cardinal, Chickadee, Kingfisher, Bluejay & Nuthatch) until you come to a stop sign.

      - Turn left at the stop sign towards Deer Ridge & Quail Ridge.

      - Go about .6 mile (passing Fawn & Doe picnic areas) to Buck Pavillion to the right.

      - There should be ample parking; else, there is some overflow spaces up ahead on the left.


  • Go to the main Park entrance kiosk – you will have to pay an entrance fee, so bring some cash:

          -  MD residents:             $3.00/person
          -  Out-of-state residents: $5.00/person

 Questions?  Email Ati Olson (bali2002@comcast.net) or Alan Olson (way2cool1x@comcast.net) 


IRAA/Intelsat Winter Social Gathering - Update
Posted: 
15 January 2018

Due to unexpected unavailability of a member's home in Alexandria until early February, the event has been deferred until mid-March, weather permitting.  Date and details to follow soon.  Stay tuned...

 

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2nd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Winter Social Gathering (Posted: 29 December 2017)
18th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association and Social Gathering - Epilogue (Posted: 16 October 2017)
2nd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Golf Outing - Epilogue (Posted: 20 September 2017)
18th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association and Social Gathering (Posted: 18 September 2017)
1st Annual IRAA/Intelsat Summer Social Gathering - Epilogue (Posted: 27 August 2017)
2nd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Golf Outing - Update (Posted: 17 August 2017)
1st Annual IRAA/Intelsat Summer Social (Posted: 4 August 2017)
2nd Annual IRAA/Intelsat Golf Outing (Posted: 18 June 2017)
8th Annual IRAA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic - Epilogue (Posted: 25 May 2017)
8th Annual IRAA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic (Posted: 16 April 2017)
8th Annual COMARA/IRAA Strathmore Concert Event (Posted: 29 January 2017)
1st Annual IRAA/Intelsat Winter Social Gathering - Epilogue (Posted: 29 January 2017)
1st Annual IRAA/Intelsat Winter Social Gathering (Posted: 29 December 2016)
1st Annual IRAA/Intelsat Winter Social Gathering - Mark Your Calendar (Posted: 4 December 2016)
17th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association - Epilogue (Posted: 17 October 2016)
Wine Outing - Epilogue (Posted: 19 September 2016)
Peter Schultze Memorial Luncheon (Posted: 18 September 2016)
Social Following the 17th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association (Posted: 5 September 2016)
1st Annual Golf Outing - Epilogue (Posted: 26 August 2016)
Wine Tour- Update (Posted: 10 August 2016)
1st Annual Golf Outing - Update (Posted: 23 July 2016)
1st Annual Golf Outing - Update (Posted: 9 July 2016)
7th Annual COMARA/IRAA & Intelsat Summer Picnic - Epilogue (Posted: 23 May 2016)
7th Annual COMARA/IRAA & Intelsat Summer Picnic (Posted: 22 March 2016)
Second Group of 10 Intelsat Retirees Tour Intelsat New HQ (Posted: 23 February)
7th Annual COMARA/IRAA Strathmore Concert Event - Epilogue (Posted: 22 February)
Golf Outing and Wine Tour (Posted: 7 February 2016)
First Group of 26 Intelsat Retirees Tour Intelsat New HQ (Posted: 7 February 2016)
7th Annual COMARA/IRAA Strathmore Concert Event (Posted: 24 December 2015)
16th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association - Epilogue (Posted: 22 October 2015)
Social Following the 16th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association (Posted: 8 September 2015)
1st Annual IRAA/COMARA & Friends Wolf Trap Performance - Epilogue (Posted: 28 June 2015)
6th Annual IRAA/COMARA Annual Summer Picnic - Epilogue (Posted: 22 May 2015)
1st Annual IRAA/COMARA & Friends Wolf Trap Performance (Posted: 5 April 2015)
6th Annual IRAA/COMARA Annual Summer Picnic (Posted: 4 April 2015)
6th Annual COMARA/IRAA Strathmore Concert Event - Epilogue (Posted: 4 April 2015)
Social Events Survey (Posted: 6 February 2015)
6th Annual COMARA/IRAA Strathmore Concert Event (Posted: 17 January 2015)
15th Annual Meeting and Social - Epilogue (Posted: 18 December 2014)
15th Annual Meeting and Social (Posted: 6 September 2014)
EIEIO Gathering - Last One in DC (Posted: 27 May 2014)
5th Annual IRAA/COMARA Annual Summer Picnic - Epilogue (Posted: 18 May 2014)
5th Annual IRAA/COMARA Annual Summer Picnic (Posted: 23 April 2014)
5th Annual IRAA/COMARA Night at Strathmore - Epilogue (Posted: 10 March 2014)
5th Annual IRAA/COMARA Night at Strathmore (Posted: 27 January 2014)
4th Annual IRAA/COMARA and Intelsat Summer Picnic - Epilogue (Posted: 25 May 2013)
14th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the IRAA (Posted: 20 April 2013)
4th Annual IRA/COMARA Night at Strathmore - Epilogue (Posted: 20 April 2013)
4th Annual IRA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic (Posted:  12 April 2013)
13th Annual Meeting - Epilogue (Posted: 20 April 2013)
13th Annual Meeting - 2nd Update (Posted: 12 October 2012)
13th Annual Meeting - Update (Posted: 9 October 2012)
Congressman Chris Van Hollen Featured Speaker at the 13th Annual Meeting (Posted: 12 September 2012)
Social Following the 13th Annual Meeting (Posted: 30 August 2012)
3rd Annual IRA/COMARA Summer Picnic Epilogue (Posted: 26 May 2012)
3rd Annual IRA/COMARA Night at Strathmore - Epilogue (Posted: 4 Apr, 2012)
3rd Annual IRA/COMARA Summer Picnic - Update Posted: 4 Apr, 2012)
3rd Annual IRA/COMARA Summer Picnic (Posted: 6 Feb, 2012)
3rd Annual IRA/COMARA Night at Strathmore - Update (Posted: 6 Feb. 2012)
3rd Annual IRA/COMARA Night at Strathmore (Posted: 16 Nov, 2011)
12th Annual Meeting of IRA & Social Gathering - Epilogue (Posted: 16 Nov, 2011)
Social Following the 12th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly (Posted: 20 Sep, 2011)
     of the Intelsat Retirees Association
12th Annual Meeting of IRA & Social Gathering (Posted: 19 Aug, 2011)
2nd Annual IRA/COMARA Summer Picnic - Epilogue (Posted: 1 Aug, 2011)
ISU Dr. Burton I. Edelson Memorial Lecture (Posted: 11 May, 2011)
2nd Annual IRA/COMARA - Summer Picnic (Posted: 8 May, 2011 )
Egypt 2nd Revolution Seminar - Epilogue - 16 Mar. 2011 (Posted: 20 Apr, 2011 )
2nd Annual IRA/COMARA Night at Strathmore - Epilogue (Posted: 20 April, 2011)
2nd Annual IRA/COMARA Night at Strathmore - Update (Posted: 9 Mar, 2011)
Egypt 2nd Revolution Seminar 16 Mar. 2011 (Posted: 21 Feb, 2011)
2nd Annual IRA/COMARA Night at Strathmore (Posted: 4 Feb, 2011)
2nd Annual IRA/COMARA Summer Picnic (Posted: 4 Feb, 2011)
NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC: Grieg's Piano Concerto 2011 (Posted: 27 Dec, 2010)
11th Annual Meeting of Intelsat Retirees Association and Social Gathering (Posted: 23 Nov, 2010)


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