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Last update: 20-Jul-2015
Election for the Class of 2015 Directors
There are nine Directors on the COMARA Board of Directors. Three Directors are
elected each year for a three year term. The Board nominates three members, and
members can nominate additional people for the election. The nominees from the
Board are: Maury Mechanick, Peter Jacxsens, and David Lee. The election is via
online ballot. The election period begins August 11.
Dental Plan Coverage for COMSAT Retirees
Lockheed Martin Retiree Dental Plan coverage ended May 31.
Dental plan coverage beginning June can be
purchased through OneExchange. Lockheed Martin charged some employees for dental plan
coverage in June (and beyond).
Rich Lustig was able to get reliable information about the coverage, and the
procedure to request refund of any premiums paid to Lockheed.
Dental Plan Coverage for COMSAT Retirees for the details.
Contact the Lockheed Martin Employee Service Center at 866-562-2363.
Proposed COMSAT Satellite Conference
Several members, including Steve Teller, Ashok Rao, Lin-nan Lee, and Russell Fang
have been discussing a possible conference or workshop regarding current
Proposed COMSAT Satellite Conference for the details.
Steve Teller has provided a form so you can indicate the technology you would like
to see included in the conference, and the conference location and time. You can
access the form at:
Steve had recently created the COMSAT Legacy website, and included copies of the
COMSAT Technical Reviews and other documents on his site.
Note from Pier Bargellini about the death of his wife
I am sorry to report the death of my wife Anna on July 10 2015 at age 93
after 72 years of marriage and three children. It happened here in
Tepoztlan- Morelos- Mexico where I live temporarily.
I am now 101 & 1/2 years old still in good health with a few pills.
A paper of mine on Marconi (The Inventor of Radio Communications), Popov (his friend) and
Tesla (his aggressive enemy) will be published in the July/August issue of AEIT.
Dr. Pier L. Bargellini, Fellow/Life Member IEEE.
'Satellite', an artistic homage to a relic of a restless age
Paul Schranta noticed an article in the Washington Post about an artistic
rendition Early Bird. It is on display at 1700 L St. NW. through July 31.
The replica is viewable from outside or by appointment.
Call 202-234-5601. http://www.hemphillfinearts.com.
Washington Post Article: 'Satellite,' an artistic homage to a relic of a restless age
Deadline for Benefits Election
May 29, 2015
COMSAT Alumni Receiving Retiree Medical Benefits
Next Board Meeting
Tue, 11 Aug, 2015, 11:30am
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 4pm
Golden Bull Grand Cafe
Previous Retirement Medical Benefits Information
Thanks to Maury Mechanick and Rich Lustig for all their work to help members with selections
for medical insurance after Lockheed Martin announced the end administering the coverage.
Many members report they have been pleased with the performance of the revised Medical plan,
and hope our members have been able to have success in their selections.
It was time to archive this information, and let the website get back to COMARA activities.
A new page containing the archived benefits information will be available in a few days.
For now, if you have any questions, direct them to OneExchange 844-596-0460, or email
The OneExchange website is
One Exchange for Lockheed Martin employees and retirees
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| Board of Directors
- Maury Mechanick - 2012
- Paul Schrantz - 2012
- Peter Jacxsens - 2012
- Fred Kelly - 2013
- Geza Serenyi - 2013
- Ron Johnson - 2013
- Denis Curtin - 2014
- Dan DiFonzo - 2014
- Bob Kinzie - 2014
- Maury Mechanick - President
- Fred Kelly - Secretary
- Geza Serenyi - Treasurer
- Denis Curtin - Social
- Peter Jacxsens - Membership
- Ron Johnson - 1st Wednesday
- Paul Schrantz - Legacy
- Jack Hannon - Benefits
- Ron Garlow - Webmaster