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Last update: 14-Jan-2016

New Year's Resolution

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".
For the 600 of you are not already paid up, please mail your dues check of $15 for 1 year or better yet $30 for 2 years to:

PO Box 34594
Bethesda, MD 20827

Don't forget you can also pay your dues via the PayPal link at the bottom of the COMARA home page.


IRAA/COMARA Strathmore Concert

Feb 21, 2016
Payment due by Jan 27, 2016
Strathmore Music Center

Next Board Meeting

Tue, Feb 9, 11:30am
Chez Kinzie

Upcoming Events


Tom Calvit - Jan 10, 2016

Note from Denis Curtin: Christina Calvit, Tom's daughter, called me on Monday to tell me that Tom had died Sunday evening from residual effects from a broken hip. Christina's message indicated there will be a memorial service at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Rockville in April. More ...


Strathmore Concert - Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Strathmore Music Center The IRAA (Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association) Social Committee has announced details for an afternoon concert at the Strathmore Music Center for all IRAA and COMARA members. The National Philharmonic performs Vivaldi's Gloria. This year we are featuring seats in three areas:
(6) Box Orchestra seats at $71.20 each;
(12) Orchestra seats at $52.80 each; and,
(8) Grand Tier (2nd balcony) at $38.40 each.
These prices represent a 20% discount off Strathmore's regular prices.

To meet our payment deadline with Strathmore, we must have your payment confirming your reservation by Wednesday, 27 January, 2016.
The IRAA/COMARA Strathmore Concert announcement has full details.
Read more ....


2015 First Wednesday in December Photos

Over 50 people attended the 2015 First Wednesday in December event, held at the Golden Bull Grand Cafe in Gaithersburg on December 3, 2015. Your webmaster was unable to attend the event, but did find some interesting comments on Facebook the next morning. Read more ....

First Wednesday 2015 Photos You can view the photos submitted by Paul Schrantz (and other members) at 2015 First Wednesday in December Photos.

Your membership dues status is shown at the top of our Home Page after you sign in. If you have already paid your 2016 membership dues, thank you for your support. If you have not yet paid your 2016 membership dues of $15 per year, please send a check to COMARA using our PO Box or use PayPal. Better yet, please send in $30 for both your 2016 and 2017 membership dues.
PO Box 34594
Bethesda, MD 20827
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  • Fred Kelly - 2013
  • Geza Serenyi - 2013
  • Ron Johnson - 2013
  • Denis Curtin - 2014
  • Dan DiFonzo - 2014
  • Bob Kinzie - 2014
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