COMARA - COMSAT Alumni & Retirees Association - Sep 17, 2015
  • Last Day to get your Sep 20 Social reservation
  • One more day to vote for the COMARA Board of Directors
  • Look for Jack Hannon's Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D (Rx) Article

Last Day to get your Sep 20 COMARA Social reservation

View the Social Announcement for more details:

Golden Bull Restaurant There is one more day for you to make reservations to join your COMSAT friends and colleagues for a social gathering at 4pm, Sunday afternoon, September 20 at the Golden Bull Grand Cafe in Gaithersburg. If you have already mailed a check to our PO Box, Peter Jacxsens will make a last pickup on Friday. If you haven't mailed your check, our PayPal account can still be used. Spouses and guests are welcome.
Pay with PayPal (See link at bottom of the home page.)

If you have not paid 2015 dues, please consider adding $15 to pay for 2015 dues or $30 to pay for 2015 and 2016 dues.

Note: if your payment is $30 or $60, include a note or email to tell Geza how much of the amount is dinner or dues.

Paypal is safe to use; your credit card number is not shared with COMARA, only the amount you authorize and the contents of the note you include as part of the transaction. There is no extra cost to using PayPal.
Denis Curtin: (301-460-3659)

One more Day to Vote for COMARA Directors

Three members have been nominated to serve as a Director for a three year term. Use the online ballot to record your vote. By this time last year, we had 20 more votes than this year. It takes only a couple of minutes to record your vote. The election period ends Friday, September 18. The 2015 nominees are:

  • Maury Mechanick,
  • Peter Jacxsens, and
  • David Lee.

Members who have supported COMARA by paying dues at least once are eligible to vote. You will need to sign in using your last name and a PIN that we assign before you can vote. You can find the link to sign in at the top right corner of the Home page or the Members page.

Once you enter your PIN, most computers will remember it, and you will find the PIN is already entered on the sign in form. If not, there is a link to have your PIN sent to the email address contained in your profile. After you have successfully signed in, return to the Members section and select the link to display the ballot.

If you have any problems with this, please get in touch with the COMARA webmaster

Look for Jack Hannon's Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D Article

Several members have found that Tier 3 prescriptions can cost a lot more under the new plans than last year when Lockheed Martin was providing prescription cost benefits. Jack writes:

" In the next few days I hope to author a notice about COMARA folks being able to change their Medicare Plan D drug coverage during a new open enrollment period that starts on October15 and ends on Dec. 7, and that you can run the traps using OneExchange. I will certainly be exploring alternatives. Others probably will want to also."

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