December 2014 Newsletter

In this newsletter we have the booking form for the ethnic meal at Turtle Bay, Leamington on 21st January. The provisional programme for 2015 events will be included in the January newsletter, but I will put it on the website as soon as it is available. There was a great response to the advance notice of Dance ‘Till Dawn in the November newsletter and this is now fully booked.

Michael Fabianski, Newsletter Editor. E-mail:


Chairman’s Notes

May I wish you all, on behalf of your Midlands Retirees Committee, a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Peaceful New Year. Your Committee have been working very hard over recent weeks and we now have a provisional Programme of Events for 2015. This will be published in the usual way at the IBM Christmas Lunch on 17th December, and to everyone else in the January Newsletter.

With all good wishes

Alan Bridgman
IBM Midlands Retirees Club



Click here to see the list of the events which are planned for 2015. The following is the status of those which have been announced.

Booking Conditions. Click here to read the terms and conditions.

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


Ethnic meal - Wednesday 21st January 2015 - (from 7.00 ready to eat at 7.30pm)

We are pleased to announce the ‘ethnic’ meal will be held at the Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant in Leamington Spa. The evening will start with your choice of the wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails on offer (details will be sent with your payment confirmation). This will be followed by your choice of starter, main course and dessert from the menu below.

Please note - this is a subset of their normal menu.

Please indicate your choices on the booking form. The price is £22.00 for members and first guest. Additional drinks with the meal and coffee can be ordered separately and are not included. Please send your completed booking form together with full payment to

Dave Compton, Ashby House, Northend, Southam, Warwickshire CV47 2TN

as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as there are just 20 places available.

Refer to the document Event Booking Conditions for terms and conditions.

Go to Booking Form (or Word document).


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 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.

For more information, please contact Terry King,


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

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