IBM Retirees Club (Midlands)  



October 2009 Newsletter 


The visit to Northern Ireland was a great success and enjoyed by those who attended.  Not only that, we arrived back safe and sound, the worst bit of the whole trip being the roadworks on the M6!  Many thanks to Alan Bridgman and Dave Compton for their efforts in putting together a really interesting itinerary.


In this issue you will find the announcement and booking form for the 2009 Christmas Lunch.   At £12.50 this is a very attractive price so the Committee hope to see a good number of you attending.

The ethnic dinner is fully booked - if you want to go please contact Dave Compton and he will place you on the wait list.

There are still a few places available for the skittles evening at Snitterfield - please check with Peter Barnes if you would like to go.

The next meeting of the PC and Technology Group is on 20th November 2009.  Click on link at end of Newsletter for details of time and agenda. 



I have just received the following information originating from the IBM UK Club Co-ordinator and felt it worthwhile adding to the current Newsletter.

Brian Wilson

"IBM UK Club have secured a very attractive discount for its members to attend The Whisky Show - the UK's premium whisky tasting event. The Whisky Show will take place in London's magnificent Guildhall on Friday 6th November 4-10pm and Saturday 7th November 12-7pm. Visitors will be able of sample any of the 150+ whiskies being presented, may of which are over 20 year old and retail for over £100 a bottle. A fine two course meal and live music are also included to ensure a memorable and unique experience.

IBM employees wishing to attend will receive one free ticket for each ticket purchased. All you need to do is order the number of tickets you want at the full price, adding (IBM Club) in brackets after your name in the name field, and you will receive an equal amount of complimentary tickets. Tickets must be purchased by Friday 30th October.

Whether your a big Scotch fan or are simply interested in sampling and gaining a better appreciation of whisky, this is an offer not to be missed. For full details visit"


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


Christmas Lunch 17th December at Honiley Court -12:15 for 13:00 (organiser Alan Palmer)

     Thanks to good planning by our treasurer, Phil Dalton, we have enough money in the pot for a really good subsidy so Christmas  Lunch is on offer at an amazing £12.50 per head for members and first guests. There will be the usual welcome drink on arrival and wine at the tables.

Those of you with access to the internet can view details about Honiley Court at……….

To book a place, fill in the booking form and mail it with an appropriate cheque - to arrive not later than 7th December. The maximum number dining is 140.

Menu  (note *ed items are vegetarian options)

* Roast Tomato Soup finished with coriander S1

Gateaux of prawn and apple lime and tomato dressing S2

Rustic Game Terrine, Pear Chutney and Ciabatta Crostini S3

Hand carved breast of Turkey, sage and chestnut stuffing, bacon roll with cranberry M1

Slow Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, red wine, bacon and baby onion gravy M2

Oven Roasted Fillet of Salmon, spinach and Mussel risotto dressed with pesto M3

* Char grilled Mediterranean Vegetable gateaux with mozzarella and red pepper coulis M4

* Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce P1

* Blueberry Yoghurt Cheesecake P2

Stilton and Cranberry Wensleydale fruit chutney and Crackers P3

Tea and Coffee and Mints

To book a place, fill in the booking form and mail it with an appropriate cheque - to arrive not later than 7th December. The maximum number dining is 140.


From the north, follow A446/A452 south to A4177. Honiley Court Hotel is on the right.

From the Kenilworth direction, follow A446/A452 south to A4177. Honiley Court Hotel is on the right

From the M40 (J15), follow A46 north then A4177. Honiley Court Hotel is on the left

From the Solihull direction, follow the A4141 south to the A4177. Honiley Court Hotel is on the left

- Go to Booking Form


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

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