March 2020 Newsletter

In view of the current Coronavirus crisis the IBM Retirees Club (Midlands) has, with regret, cancelled the Triumph motorcycle factory visit and the Spring lunch. Both these events were well booked. We will not plan further events until we get guidance from the government that it is safe to do so.

Refund cheques have been sent to everybody who booked one of the cancelled events; if you have not received yours, please contact the treasurer, Paul Gover (

Draft minutes of the 2020 AGM can be found on the website. Following the AGM we are pleased to welcome Sheila Short to the Committee.

The Committee is continuing to meet using Zoom for video conferencing.

Michael Fabianski, Newsletter Editor. E-mail:



We are currently planning the following events for 2020 (subject to government guidance):

28 MayE2005PPLPicnic, trains and boats at Pete’s Place
JuneE2006GDNHomes & Gardens Visit
JulyE2007RVLRiver cruise with lunch on board
AugustE2008GWRRailway journey with lunch on board
SeptemberE2009CWLCornwall sightseeing and walking trip
OctoberE2010GINCotswolds Distillery tour and lunch
DecemberE2012XMLChristmas lunch

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

Go to a list of the planned walks for 2020 and other information.

Please contact Terry King, for the latest information.


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.

See here for more 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.


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