IBM Retirees Club (Midlands)  



December 2011 Newsletter 


Our thanks to Dave Dagley for a most enjoyable evening at the Snitterfield skittles alley.  Rumour has it that he is already organising another one in 2012.


 Events Status

Events for 2012 will be announced at the Christmas lunch with the usual card being available for your reference.  The full list will also appear in the January 2012 Newsletter.  Please note that some events have not yet been finalised and the actual date will appear later.

Finally, may I wish all members and their families a Happy Christmas and New Year.


Brian Wilson, Newsletter Editor. Telephone: 01926-777710 e-mail:


Announcements and Advertisments

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

A Photography Competition to Celebrate the Beauty Tranquillity and Diversity the Warwickshire Countryside, organised by The Warwickshire Branch of The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), 41A Smith St Warwick CV34 4JA. Telephone 01926 494597.

We all value the countryside and admire the changing seasons, the drama of the weather, the power of nature, the landscape and the wonderful buildings. Can you capture the splendour of our countryside with your camera ? If so, this competition is for you.

Terms and Conditions

· This competition is open to all.

· Closing date 31st January 2012.

· Multiple entries are accepted.

· Cost per entry £1.50.

· There are two categories - under 18 years of age and over 18 years of age.

· The Photograph can be of any subject associated with the Warwickshire countryside.

· If entries are to be returned, please include a SAE.

· Please include name & address on the back of the photograph.

· All entries will be judged anonymously.

· Judging is in two phases. Initially, the 5x7 paper image will be assessed and then a short list will be produced. Photographs in that short list will be re-assessed and the photographer invited to re-submit another image (larger or framed) for the final judging to take place. The final image should be submitted by the end of February 2012.

· The copyright remains with the author. CPRE Warwickshire may request use of the photograph by agreement with the photographer.

· Winners will be notified by post by the end of March 2012.

· There will be two prizes. £200 for Adults and £100 for Young People.

· Adults to be over 18 years of age.

· Please submit photographs to CPRE, 41A Smith St Warwick CV34 4JA

Alan Palmer


Access to Bedfont Lakes

Our IBM Retiree Administrator has a number of Retiree badges which can be used to access the Bedfont car park.   If anyone would like one, please let me know.

Alan Bridgman  Email:-


Sub-Groups of  IBM Club and Retirees Club

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.

Contacts:-   Roger Goodman  email:-           Alan Bridgman   email:-

- Go to meeting dates and other information


IBM Midlands Golf Society

IBM Retirees and spouses/partners are eligible to play, the events being subsidised by IBM.  The fixture list for 2011 is attached, together with proposals for 2012.  

Please contact one of the undersigned with any queries.

Contacts:-     Graham Seal  email:-           Michael Davies   email:-                

- Go to Fixture List and contacts


Click on the links below for specific information.  Links to booking forms are from the event announcement. 

 2012 Diary          Booking Conditions for Events           Photographs from Past Events

            IBM Midlands Retiree Club Constitution     Committee Contacts         Agm Minutes

                                        Newsletter Archives                          Newsletter Production     

                      IBM Alumni Programme                                                   IBM Shares

     IBM Pensions Trust (Rewards, IBM Contacts, IBM EPP and other useful information)         

                                              Parking at Bedfont Lakes and Harrow

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