The Association of Raytheon Retirees (ARR) annual meeting was held at the Farr Conference Center in the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Massachusetts on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 9:30 am to 1 pm.
Phil Cohen, Director, Missile and Ground Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) , is responsible for Patriot missile and ground programs at all manufacturing facilities at Raytheon. Phil talked about the new Patriot multibillion dollar production contract and the challenges that it presents.
Ed Zierhoffer (Zeke) is looking for any groups of fellow retirees on or near the west coast of Florida. Let us know if you are out there!
Volunteer Events For Retirees
Looking to spend some time volunteering in our schools? Consider becoming an advisor or coach at your local middle school math club. MATHCOUNTS® is a national math enrichment, coaching & competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state & territory. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, MATHCOUNTS is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors & students.
Schools select students to compete individually or as part of a team in one of the more than 500 written & oral competitions held nationwide. Top students advance to the state, & ultimately, national level.
Raytheon is committed to raising awareness around the nation’s decline of math and science skills. Raytheon supports MathCounts through its MathMovesU initiative by providing rich content tied to Walsh Middle School Math Club supported by Raytheon volunteers. Contests, prizes and events inspire students to pursue educational tracks that will ideally lead to careers in science and engineering.
MathMovesU program grants $1 million annually to teachers, students and schools. Raytheon also encourages both active employees and retirees to volunteer in their local schools.
If you have the interest and want a rewarding experience contact your state MathCounts coordinator who will connect you with a local math club advisor. In Massachusetts contact Dan O’Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org), in New Hampshire Ben Pratt (email@example.com) , in Rhode Island Paul Bannon (firstname.lastname@example.org ), in Florida Julie Draper (email@example.com).
For other states contact Chris Bright at Mathcount (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meets at 10 am at the Colonial Inn Restaurant in Lynnfield, MA every month
Very casual fellowship/friendship.A formal breakfast is served at a discount senior rate. A post card reminder is sent every month to remind members. There are no dues. An occasional collection is taken up to cover postage expense.
To get on the mailing list, call Lennie Hill at 978 475 0734
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