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Last update: 1-May-2019

COMARA is an association open to former COMSAT employees and surviving spouses. COMSAT was one of the most extraordinary and unique venture of the space age. COMSAT as we knew it has disappeared with pieces scattered in a variety of directions or dissolved. One purpose of COMARA is maintaining social contact with colleagues, by maintaining a web site and other communication channels.


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

See 2019 Picnic Announcement and Information for information to order tickets and directions to the Buck Pavillion.

This event is hosted by the IRAA Social Committee. Payment is due by May 11, either check mailed to the IRAA Treasurer, or use your credit card or PayPal account to send payment to the IRAA PayPal feature..

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.