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Sharing and Caring are what we do best at Hallmark and much more!
...100+ years of sharing and caring were built by the thousands of years of collective dedication and expertise of Hallmark's retirees. The Hallmark Retiree Club helps to maintain the special community we share.   Our site helps to provide information on upcoming events, group activities, photos, shared memories,  resources for discounts, happenings... 

with questions, comments and suggestions.  
 

remembering those who have passed. 

 

2018 - Updated 2/22/18

 

2017 - Updated 1/24/18

 

2016 - Updated 2/10/18

 

2015 - Updated - 7/10/17

 

2014 - Updated 12/5/16

 

  

 

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a list of our newest club members

Updated 2/1/18

 

 

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New and Noteworthy...Updated 02/22/18
 Scroll down to view Hallmark in the News.
 
 

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Save the Date:  March 21, 2018

Spring Retiree Club lunch at Hallmark.  Click here for details.   

 

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Save the Date:  May 2 or May 3

25 Year Club dinners for Retirees.  Details available soon.

 

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                 HEADQUARTERS

          NEW VISITOR BADGE POLICY

 

The Hallmark  Security team has adopted a new procedure for visitors to HQ.   All visitors are now given a Visitor badge which is marked “Escorted”.  It basically means that all visitors who come to HQ must be accompanied by a current or retired Hallmarker from Entrance to Exit.   Recently Security notified HQ of visitors that were guests of current or retired Hallmarkers who left the facility without a Hallmarker or Retiree present.   Security  always contacts  Employee Relations  when visitors leave without their Hallmarker or Retiree host.  The Security staff continues in their efforts to provide a safe and secure working environment for all Hallmarkers, Retirees and  guests.  This new “Escort” in and out of HQ policy is one of many efforts underway.  All Retirees should be wearing their ID badge when they are visiting HQ.  If they need a replacement Retiree ID badge they can always stop by the ID Badge offices right outside the Employee

Card Shop, near the stamp machine/mail drop box. 

 
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RETIREES NEEDED:

 

Looking for Hallmark employees from HQ, Liberty & Leavenworth and retirees of all ages and skill levels to volunteer as coordinators in the city-wide events that bring Kansas City area corporations together to compete in a variety of sporting events. If you are interested in coordinating one (or more) of 30 separate competitive events please contact Cristina Raybourn at 816 274-5559. For more details and list of events visit the KCCC website.

 

Contact Information:

Cristina Raybourn

Cristina.Raybourn@hallmark.com

816-274-5559

 

 

 

 

 Hallmark sponsored volunteer events -- retirees welcome!!

o   Pack BackSnacks for Harvesters Register here: http://home.hallmark.com/Events.

o   Be a Study Buddy at Longfellow Elementary– Contact andrea.gomez@hallmark.com.

o   Join Lead to Read at Longfellow Elementary– Contact emily.sullivan@hallmark.com.

o   Plant and tend Hallmark Crown Garden– Contact amy.winterscheidt@hallmark.com.

o   Donate blood at Red Cross blood drives– Search “Hallmark”: http://www.redcrossblood.org/

o   Walk with our AIDS WALK team – Register here: https://www.aidswalkkansascity.org/hallmark

o   Plant, mulch or create at Wild Saturday at the Zoo–Register here: http://home.hallmark.com/Events.

o   Support Hallmark’s food drive for Harvesters – Contact anne.lawrence-cherry@hallmark.com.

o   Volunteer at Happy Bottoms for Day of Action – Register here: http://home.hallmark.com/Events

o   Get involved with Hallmark’s United Way campaign – Contact jamee.freidmann@hallmark.com.

o   Rehab houses with Christmas in October – Contact kurt.stackelbeck@hallmark.com.

o   Support Children’s Mercy Holiday Decorating– Contact amy.winterscheidt@hallmark.com.

o   Adopt a family for Operation Breakthrough Holiday program – Contact alison.manthei@hallmark.com.

o   Help wrap packages for Salvation Army Gift Wrapping – Contact gladys.brown@hallmark.com.

 
 
 KALEIDOSCOPE
Volunteer opportunities are available for retirees at Kaleidoscope - Headquarters - more information is available under the "Volunteer tab" on the left side of
our website.
 
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Hallmark In the News: 

 

Hallmark Celebrates Touchdown Moments at the

Big Game 

Hallmark joins the list of 29 leading companies as a founding partner of the Minnesota Host Committee for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. The company’s Hallmark and Hallmark Channel brands will come to life for nearly one million visitors at Super Bowl Live – a 10 day celebration of football and fun January 26-February 4, 2018.

 

Hallmark Globe - Super Bowl
 
Hallmark Cards Inc. is participating this year in Super Bowl Live, a 10-day fan festival in Minneapolis leading up to the big game. One of Hallmark's activities there is a 24-foot-tall snow globe where fans can step inside to get a picture. Pictured is a rendering of the snow globe

 

Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 29, 2018) — As vinyl records see an unprecedented resurgence, Hallmark is releasing the first-ever Vinyl Record Cards this Valentine’s Day. The collection will include three cards with exclusive 7-inch vinyl records featuring songs from legendary Atlantic Records artists Bruno Mars, Aretha Franklin and INXS.

“At Hallmark, we are merging music trends with greeting cards to take card giving and receiving to the next level,” said Tom Brantman, creative director – Hallmark Greetings Innovation. “Sharing and enjoying music with others is an experience that spans all generations and brings people together in a way that other things can’t. Our vinyl record cards do just that: they offer more than a sentiment – they are a gift in themselves.”

First of their kind, each Hallmark Vinyl Record Card comes with a 45 RPM vinyl record featuring two songs from each artist built into a sleeve on card’s cover. Just remove the record, put it on any record player and enjoy the music.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Hallmark on the launch of such an innovative product,” said Mark Pinkus, President of Rhino Entertainment, who oversees the Atlantic Records catalog. “With the renewed popularity of vinyl, especially among younger generations, we see this as an amazing opportunity to showcase classic songs, along with current hits, to the card buying public.”

Look for Hallmark Vinyl Record Cards anywhere Hallmark cards are sold, or shop the cards online at Hallmark.com and Amazon.com. In addition to Valentine’s Day Vinyl Record Cards, Hallmark will launch new Vinyl Record Card designs for birthdays later this year.

Valentine’s Day is the second-largest holiday for giving greeting cards, with an estimated 114 million Valentine’s Day cards exchanged industry-wide. This year, the Hallmark Valentine’s Day card collection features more than 900 designs to recognize all types of relationships including romantic, friendship, familial and more

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 3, 2018) Jill Marchant will be joining Hallmark as a corporate officer, serving as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary on Jan. 16. Marchant brings nearly three decades of legal, litigation and business experience across multiple industries, for both public and private companies. She most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel at Farm Credit Mid-America, Inc. in Louisville, Ky. Marchant replaces Brian Gardner, who is retiring from the company and will depart March 31.

“Jill brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role, which will serve Hallmark well as we continue to drive our overall performance and focus on the success of our portfolio of businesses,” said Dave Hall, president of Hallmark Cards, Inc. “I look forward to Jill applying her great skills and experiences to lead Hallmark’s strong legal team.”

  

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (November 6, 2017) – Peter Opalka has joined Hallmark as senior vice president, information technology, serving as the company’s chief information officer. Opalka brings more than 21 years of experience in information technology leadership roles.

“Peter will provide vision and leadership for developing technology solutions that will help advance our retail, operational and business strategies,” said Dave Hall, president of Hallmark Cards, Inc. “His experience driving key cost initiatives on a global scale while delivering on business, consumer data and supply-chain initiatives will serve Hallmark well as we continue to grow our businesses.”

“I am excited to join such an iconic brand and bring my broad technology experience to Hallmark, a name and company that resonates so well with consumers,” said Opalka. “Technology is at the core of enabling growth, simplification and bringing new consumer experiences to life. I look forward to leading Hallmark’s information technology team, as we play our important part in helping the company create a more emotionally connected world.”

 

 Happy the Dog and Happy the Cat On Tour!

 

Crown Media Family Networks is proud to announce its furriest four-legged co-stars, “Happy” the Cat and “Happy” the Dog, will embark on their inaugural “Tip to Tail” press tour to raise awareness of the plight of millions of animals who are in shelters or on the streets and who are in need of rescue and adoption. These beloved Pet Ambassadors of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries were adopted last year by Crown Media Family Networks’ President and CEO, Bill Abbott, as part of the company’s evergreen PET PROJECT iniative, which seeks to show through entertainment the joys that animals bring to our lives every day.As part of the “Tip to Tail” press tour, “Happy” the Cat and “Happy” the Dog will celebrate many pet-related holidays, including National Shelter Pet Adoption Day on April 30th and Be Kind To Animals Week beginning on May 7th, with the mission to galvanize culture around the belief that the most beautiful pets on the planet are those in shelters waiting on a forever home.
 
 

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Retiree Discounts-- Click here  to see a list of discounts at Crown Center.  Additional retiree discounts can be found under the Retiree Club Tab.   LegoLand and Sea Life discounts are no longer available. 
 
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If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email them to the Retiree Club at:

hallmarkretireeclub@live.com