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Welcome Boeing Retirees - a new life awaits!

If you're living in the Puget Sound area, check out our site to see what we are about and then please join us, and let us help you get involved. Membership is free.

If you're living elsewhere, but would like to know what we're doing with our new lives, please browse through our site. Then, if you are inspired to set up a Boeing Retiree Volunteers organization in your own area to keep in touch with your fellow retirees and serve your communities at the same time, click here to request more information on how to go about it.


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2014 is the Bluebill 20-Year Anniversary

For the history of the Bluebills click here.

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Welcome to our web page

We are the Bluebills, an army of Boeing Company retirees and their spouses in western Washington. We don't work for paychecks these days, except the kind of payoff that rewards us with a warm glow of satisfaction. We are at work on projects that are making our communities better places to live.

The volunteer work that our "army" did in 2012 again was significant. We counted 88319 hours of volunteer work during 2012. (For more information, and comparative data, see links to Bluebill Volunteer Statistics below.)

Use the links at the left to find out more about us and what we're doing for our communities.

Information Directory for Boeing Retirees


Chairperson's Corner

Welcome to the Bluebills web site and welcome to 2014; a new year and new goals for our organization.

The Bluebills have been in existence for some time and have proven their worth to the Boeing Company and the community over the past twenty years. We are facing the same problems that other organizations are experiencing due to the Privacy Act; that is not getting contact information on retirees and, therefore, not being able to invite them to join this active and exciting Boeing retiree volunteer group in the Pacific Northwest.

If you are a Boeing retiree, a spouse of a Boeing retiree, or a soon-to-be retiree and are looking for a place to contribute to your community or for a social outlet to keep in touch with former Boeing workers, we welcome you into our group.  You will note on this web site that we have three chapters.  Heritage Chapter in King, Pierce, and other Washington counties; Sno-King Chapter located in Everett and serving Snohomish County; and Olympic Peninsula Chapter located in Port Ludlow and serving Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap Counties.   A questionnaire is provided on this website (click here) that you can complete and send to our Bluebills office.  You can also contact us at 206-544-6286 or e-mail bluebills@boeing.com for further information.  

We would love to meet you and work with you for the betterment of our communities.  Remember that volunteering keeps you healthier, happier and hopefully live longer. 

I look forward to the coming 20th year of Bluebills and serving as Chairman of the Bluebills.  I also invite you to send me any comments you may have about how we can better serve the community or improve our organization.  Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Norma Vaughn
Bluebills Chairman
e-mail: abbyrose00@msn.com

There are more comments from our Chairman at this link.

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Bluebill Volunteer Statistics

Did you ever wonder about how many of you are volunteering and how many projects you are supporting with your time and efforts? We have put together some of our statistics since 2001 to give you an idea about how much we have done.

Of course, statistics don't tell the personal stories, or give a sense of the rewards of volunteering, or show the good that is done for your communities, neighbors and friends. They can only give a hint about the potential we have, as a group.

Only you know how much more we could be doing.
And please remember to report your volunteer hours to the Bluebills office so that your efforts can be counted and reported.

Click on the graphs at the left to see the numbers for 2001 through 2012.

Our e-mail, for more information, or to tell us about Bluebill news, travels, or accomplishments you think we should cover, is bluebills@boeing.com


Our organization provides an unbeatable combination of personal satisfaction and social interaction as we continue to savor the companionship we previously enjoyed within the Boeing family.

We invite you to learn more about us and to join us. Membership is free.

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We are now active in three geographic areas of Western Washington.

Click on your location on the map to find out what's going on in your area.

Information Directory for Boeing Retirees
Boeing Total Access web page - to view and change your benefits information;
Or, phone: (866) 473-2016

Recreation Center/Club Activities - Everett (425) 342-9800; Oxbow (206) 655-2003

 

Boeing Frontiers Magazine Change of Address - Write P.O. Box 1524, Kent, WA 98035

 

Boeing News Now - boeingnews@boeing.com

 

Corporate Gift Matching - (888) 531-4438, or boeing@easymatch.com

 

Boeing Service Awards Watch Repair: -click to view. It has changed locations recently but is still near the Sears Overlake store.  
Go to 2024 148th Avenue NE, (facing NE 20th St.) or call (425) 747-1211.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. . Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All you need to show is the watch with name and inscription (no BEMSID required). There is now a time limit on repair of a Boeing Service Watch ......none later than 1998.

 

Boeing Gift Catalog - (800) 671-6111, or catalog@bdainc.com; or www.boeing.com/flightline

 

Elsewhere in this site you can see:

Agency Application Forms: Click the link to go directly to a page where the forms can be downloaded in PDF format.
This is for agencies wishing to obtain volunteer help from the Bluebills in the Puget Sound area (Heritage Chapter).

Your 2013 Central Leadership Council is shown under the Chapters/Central Leadership Council.

Chapter meetings and information programs for the members.
Solitaires Are you unattached? The Solitaires is the group for you.
Volunteer opportunities. Contact your chapter for the latest volunteer needs.
Bluebill Voyagers.
Accounts by some Bluebill travelers of their adventures away from home.

We are always ready to publicize Bluebills. Please, if you come away from a volunteer assignment that leaves you with an unusually warm fuzzy feeling, think about sharing that experience with all of us. It's worth its weight in gold, recruitment-wise. It will also help us get recognition from Boeing executive offices. Alert your chapter chair, or Heinz Gehlhaar (soarboy@comcast.net). And don't forget good pictures.

And finally, let me ask you to critique our efforts. Tell us what you want, what interests you and how you use the information we provide or could provide. The unique age of electronic communication offers us the ability to make rapid updates and changes

Other links you might enjoy when you're in a browsing mood:

Boeing Employees Travel Club. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/betravel/

Boeing Gold Card chapter: www.bmagoldcard.org/wordpress

Visiting Other Boeing Retirees
Did you know that Boeing has retiree organizations in Southern California; Duluth, Georgia; St. Louis, Missouri and Mesa, Arizona, plus other sites? We are sure you can expect a gracious welcome if you should visit those locations and wish to connect with other Boeing retirees.
DAC-MDC-Boeing Retirees of California website at http://www.macdacwestretirees.org/
Rockwell/Boeing Retirees Club (Georgia Chapter) website at http://www.bnageorgia.org/
Sages of St. Louis, Missouri: Their website is at http://stlsages.tripod.com/index.html
Desert Sages of Mesa, Arizona: Contact Michael Pope, at desertsagesaz@gmail.com


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page partially updated by Heinz: Feb 2, 2014