10th Annual IRAA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic

Sunday, May 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Seneca Creek State Park, Buck Pavilion
11950 Clopper Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

The 10th Annual COMARA/IRAA & Intelsat summer picnic will be held on Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 12 pm-4 pm. This event is always fun getting together with our old friends and colleagues from Intelsat/Comsat back in the day as well as current Intelsat for some good food/drink and camaraderie. Last year there were 69 persons in attendance.

As has been customary throughout the years, there will be plenty of good food/drinks and raffle prizes for lucky winners.

Payment ($18 per person) should be delivered to the IRAA treasurer by May 11. Use the IRAA Paypal feature to pay with credit card, or mail a check to arrive by May 11. See the information below for using the PayPal feature or the IRAA Treasurer address..

This picnic is planned and organized by the IRAA Social Committee. The picnic area is under a shelter, so you are protected from the hot sun or normal rain. The food is fantastic and cooked to perfection. This is a great opportunity to rekindle friendships from our working years and hear stories from the INTELSAT members. We won't have another chance to get together until this fall, so please consider joining this picnic. Seneca Creek State Park is another jewel for the area. As you leave, you may be able to see deer walking between the trees.

Details of 10th Annual COMARA/IRAA, Intelsat & Friends Summer Picnic

Sunday, 19th May 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seneca Creek State Park (Buck Pavilion)
COMARA members & guests: $18.00 ea.
Burgers, hot dogs, Crisp'N Juicy chicken, salads and refreshments
Pls tell us if prefer vegan only.

Payment Options

Please mail check payable to:
Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association
c/o Satpal Chhabra
P.O. Box 40027
Washington, DC 20016-0027

Alternatively, you may make payment via PayPal on our website:
(1) Click on Pay Dues & Other Payments
(2) Click on Click to Pay.
(3) Enter new Amount-to-Pay: (override $20.00 with new amount to be paid)
(4) Click on Enter new Amount-to-Pay
(5)Enter cost for tickets:
     Amount to pay will change from $20.00 default to new amount)
(6) Click on Begin Payment Process via PayPal

Deadline for Payment:
Payment must be rcvd not later than Friday, 10th May.

Directions to Seneca Creek State Park:

Take I-270 north towards Frederick, Maryland

Take Exit 10, Route 117 (Clopper Road)
At the bottom of the ramp take a right
Park is about 2 miles ahead on your left

At the Park entrance kiosk - you will have to pay an entrance fee, so bring some cash:
    - MD residents: $3.00/person
    - Out-of-state residents: $5.00/person
After you've gone through the gate, make a right at sign to Recreation Areas.

Go about 1 mile (passing picnic areas Cardinal, Chickadee, Kingfisher, Bluejay & Nuthatch) until you come to a stop sign.
Turn left at the stop sign towards Deer Ridge & Quail Ridge.

Go about 0.6 mile (passing Fawn & Doe picnic areas) to Buck Pavillion to the right.

There should be ample parking; else, there is some overflow spaces up ahead on the left.

EMail Ati Olson (bali2002@comcast.net) or
Alan Olson (way2cool1x@comcast.net)

Event organized by: IRAA Social Committee (301-793-2504)