October 2017 Newsletter

If you haven’t got your bookings in for the Christmas Lunch at Wroxall Abbey in December or the Skittles Evening in November, please do so as soon as possible.

All members should have received notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss the Future of the IBM Midlands Retirees Club to be held on Monday 13th November at the Royal British Legion Club, Knowle. Please see here for a copy of the notice.

Michael Fabianski, Newsletter Editor. E-mail: ibmmidretnews@gmail.com


Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir

Although not a Retirees Club event, you may be interested in this Lunchtime Concert of light and entertaining music which will be held on Sunday 29th October 2017 in All Saint’s Church, Burton Dassett starting at 12 midday. Tickets are just £10 each and will include a light lunch. Please call Sue Taylor on 01295 770073 to reserve your tickets and to assist us with numbers for catering.

You may also be interested in the Christmas Celebration Lunch on Tuesday 12th December 2017 being organised by the London Retirees Club. See www.retireelondonclub.org/event/christmas-celebration-lunch/ for details.



Click here to see the list of the events which are provisionally planned for 2017.

The following is the status of those events which have been announced.

Monday 13 NovemberExtraordinary General Meeting. See notice.
Tuesday 14 NovemberSkittles Evening. See announcement in September newsletter.
Thursday 14 DecemberChristmas Lunch. See the announcement in September newsletter.

Booking Conditions. Click here to read the terms and conditions. Members should also be aware of Public Liability Insurance provided by the Club.

Photographs from Past Events. Click here or here to view a selection of photographs from past events.


Sub-Groups of Retirees Club and Employee Club

IBM Retirees Rambling Group

The IBM (Warwick) Rambling Club is now a subsection of the IBM Midlands Retiree Club. Any member of the Midlands Retiree club is welcome to join our subsection. Our subs are £5 per person per year. Our programme consists of a meal in late February, a monthly ramble with a pub lunch using own transport and an AGM in December. We also share a 3-4 day trip using coach transport with retiree sightseers in May.

Any retiree who would like to give us a try, can come along on one of our monthly walks without needing to join. Meal subsidies are available only to members and not for those joining us on a trial basis.

Go to a list of the planned walks for 2017 and other information.

For more information, please contact Terry King, terryaking@hotmail.com.


IBM Retirees PC and Technology Group (founded by Harry Green)

The IBM Retirees PC and Technology Group meets every alternate month for a lively discussion on PC and technology topics in the digital age. There are usually one or two specific presentations given by members or by outside speakers, which the members of the Group have requested. We try to provide a reasonable balance between PC “techie” topics, new technology, and topics of a more general nature such as digital television, Internet telephony and digital photography. So whether you are a newcomer to the PC or a more experienced user, we hope you will find something of interest. You are very welcome to join us.

Go to meeting dates and other information.


Members’ Notices

We all know Midlands Retirees who are undertaking a range of activities to raise money for good causes. The Committee have therefore decided to offer this space to advertise such initiatives and other events which may be of interest.

Alan Bridgman
IBM Midlands Retirees Club


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