September 2020 Newsletter

Following on from last month’s successful Coffee and Cakes, we will be hosting an Afternoon Tea by Zoom on Monday 14th September. See below for details.

The PC technology group is continuing to hold Zoom events on the third Friday of each month. The meeting on September 18th will continue the topic of “Building a Website with WordPress Software.” See below for more information.

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

Michael Fabianski, Newsletter Editor. E-mail:


Afternoon Tea

Following the success of our August Coffee Break by Zoom, we thought it would be nice to partake of September Afternoon Tea in a similar manner!

Join us on Monday 14th September at 3pm, with your choice from just a cup of tea up to a full spread of sandwiches, scones, cake — whatever you like… and remember that if you want to go Ritz-style and enjoy a glass of champagne, there is no issue about driving home! Get out the china tea service and join us!

We do hope you will join your Retirees Committee for a sociable afternoon.

Kind regards
Richard and Sheila Short

Here is the Zoom link

or the Zoom meeting details

Meeting ID: 879 1280 6994
Passcode: 401048

If you need help with Zoom, let me know at


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

See here for information about the planned walks for 2020.

Please contact Terry King, 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 18th of September. 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 ( in good time before the meeting.

The meeting on September 18th will continue the topic of “Building a Website with WordPress Software.”

What is WordPress?

WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website. In fact, WordPress powers over 37% of all the websites on the Internet including companies such as SONY, New York Times, and Facebook.

WordPress is an open-source website content management system licensed under GPLv2, which means that anyone can use the WordPress software for free. WordPress makes building a website accessible to anyone — even people who aren’t developers.

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.


Click on the links below for more useful information.

Data Privacy Statement IBM Midlands Retiree Club Constitution Committee Contacts Committee Meeeting Minutes AGM Minutes Newsletter Archives IBM Club Warwick UK IBM Club Newsletter Production IBM Hursley Museum IBM Shares IBM Rewards Employee Purchase Plan IBM Pensions Trust