October 2020 Newsletter

We are organising a virtual Christmas Party Lunch by Zoom on Thursday 17th December. To go with this we will be offering a subsidised Christmas hamper. See below for details.

In the meantime we hope you keep well and keep safe.

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


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Christmas Party Lunch — Thursday 17 December

We are organising a virtual Christmas Party Lunch using Zoom. The menu will be for you to decide, prepare and cook.

To accompany the lunch we will be offering to deliver you a subsidised Christmas parcel during the week before the lunch. The parcel will contain:

  • Two bottles of quality wine chosen by you from a selection of four on the booking form.
  • A selection of cheeses.
  • Biscuits to go with the cheeses.
  • Some Christmassy extras.

The club is subsidising this by 40% so it will cost you only £24. One of the committee will personally deliver this parcel to you on an agreed day and time before the lunch. Alternatively we will post it to you if you live further away from the local area.

Zoom allows us to organise people into what it calls ‘rooms’, rather like sitting together at a table, so please let us know on the booking form if you would like to ‘sit’ with friends who have also booked. Information about how to connect to the Zoom session will be sent out nearer the time.

Please complete the attached booking form and return it to Ray Bradshaw as soon as possible.

Word document     Printable Booking Form


Sub-Groups of Retirees Club and Employee Club

IBM Retirees Rambling Group

See here for information about the planned walks for 2020.

Please contact Terry King, terryaking@hotmail.com for the latest information.


IBM Retirees PC and Technology Group

The IBM Tech Club meets using the Zoom video conferencing platform at 11.00 on the third Friday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for the 20th of November. Technology is something that affects all of us. You do not have to be a member of the Tech club to join our meeting. All Midlands Retiree Club members are welcome to tune in.

At 11 o’clock on the day of the meeting click on the link below. It should take you straight into the meeting.


If you need help with Zoom contact John Rickman (rickman@argonet.co.uk) in good time before the meeting.

See here for more information about the Group.


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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