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Last update: 14-Apr-2016
Last year there were 76 persons in attendance. This year, we are anticipating to reach the century mark in attendance and hope you can make it. This event is a lot of fun getting together with old friends and colleagues from Intelsat/Comsat days by gone and current Intelsat for some good food/drink and camaraderie. The cost is just $12.00 for members, $12.00 for one guest, and $15.00 for each additional guest and non-members. As is customary for this event, there will be plenty of good food/drinks and raffle prizes for lucky winners.
Please see below announcement posted on the IRAA website IRAA/COMARA 2016 Picnic.
Your RSVP/payment for the picnic must be received by Friday, May 6
Upcoming Social Events:
The IRAA is going to try to hold a Golf Outing sometime over the summer, and also do a half-day wine tour of two wineries in Loudon County, Va. Here is link below to website asking anyone who may interested to send and EMail to email@example.com so we can get an idea/head count for planning purposes.
Anyone interested in getting together for a fun time playing some golf is invited to join our first-ever golf outing planned for this summer. Any level of play or experience is welcomed. Ed Stoner is heading up this event and will try to put together an outing with everyone who has expressed an interest. This invitation is open to members of IRAA, COMARA, current Intelsat staff and anyone else who loves to play golf and have fun. Please send an EMail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Wine Tasting Tour
We will also be setting up a half-day wine tour at two Loudon County Virginia wineries sometime later this summer or early fall. This invitation is also open to members of IRAA, COMARA, current Intelsat staff, and anyone else who loves wine and good camaraderie. Please send an EMail to Anita Saltos: email@example.com
Tom Calvit Obituary
An online obituary for Tom Calvit was found a few days ago. It had been posted on Apr 9th, but no one had seen it until a question from one of our members prompted a new searchTom Calvit Obituary - Baton Rouge, LA | The Advocate
Services were April 15, 2016.
Tom Calvit Helped COMARA Get Started
From Denis Curtin:
Tom Calvit, who was retired, stepped in and was the key organizer, greeter, diplomat, and sender of notices for a number of years. He was fabulous at it because he was such a nice guy everyone enjoyed being in contact with him. With Tom's efforts one evening we had 150 attendees at one of the parties. Along the way we developed an extensive mailing list of former COMSAT employees. When Irv, Ellen, Jack Hannon and others got the idea for an alumni association, Tom had already put together a list of interested former employees. Many are still coming to the COMARA social affairs. His efforts really helped COMARA to get started.
Have you paid dues for 2016?
So many New Year's Resolutions are quickly broken and forgotten, but one resolution you should work on is to keep up with your annual COMARA membership dues. Already 124 members are paid up for 2016, consisting of 114 members who paid in advance last year and 10 who have sent in their contributions this year. The COMARA Board of Directors wholeheartedly thanks each of you who are already paid up for 2016.
Your dues are needed to support COMARA's mission of keeping the COMSAT Legacy alive and paying for this year's operational expenses such as the COMARA web site. COMARA.ORG has lots of wonderful links to legacy materials, membership contact data, and retiree benefits information.
If you cannot remember whether or not you are already paid up, you can check your dues status by signing in to COMARA.ORG and seeing if the text at the top left side next to your name say "Dues paid in current year" or "Future dues paid".
Don't forget you can also pay your dues via the PayPal link at the bottom of the COMARA home page.
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