The IBM Retired Employee Club (South Hants)

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Welcome....


The IBM Retired Employee Club (South Hants) Branch is available to some categories of retiree. The club promotes and encourages group social activities among retirees and their partners (or guest) and is a great way to pursue the activities that you enjoy, it is also a good way to meet other IBM retirees. The club is run by members who volunteer their time to organise social events.


Club News

Constitution

We have made some adjustments to our Constitution to bring us in line with other IBM Retired Employee clubs. This has been done to enable the IBM UK Clubs Oversight Manager to seek the Trustee's formal approval of the final version so that they can be formally published by the Clubs.

A question was asked at the AGM about IBM’s position on retirees joining other club’s trips. Barbara explained that the Constitution says you are eligible to go on any club’s trips, but the subsidy only goes to the club where you are a member. South Hants Club’s position on this is as follows:
A member of another IBM club can go on a trip if there is a vacancy (priority will be given to Shrets members), but will be charged the full ticket price.

Barbara explained that we have a list of Shrets members and this is checked on every event. Shrets members will always take priority. Retirees can join which ever club they choose and are free to change.

Booking System update

We are also going to update the trip booking system.
Members will send in just a booking form and a cheque. The successful members will receive an email informing them of this. The unsuccessful email will inform the member that their cheque will be destroyed. If members are not happy with this then they will have to continue to send a stamped addressed envelope.
The purpose of this change is to try and save our members money.

We will start this in April. Members should continue as normal until otherwise advised.

Bruges and Ypres and Woman in Black

Unfortunately due to the lack of applications these trips have been cancelled.

Adams farm trip.

Please conatct Sue Clark on 02392 464905 if you left a black scarf or a blue folding walking stick with a Help the Heroes sticker on the coach last night.

New Events now available for Booking

London Day Out

Canterbury

Blenheim Palace

Booking Form Downloads

To access the Booking forms, please click on the trip under Upcoming Events

To download booking forms you will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer. You can download for free the latest version of Adobe Reader by clicking [here] to download

For those who would prefer to download a version in 'Word' format please click [here] to Download
(this download is only available for New Events)

Booking Forms

The form must include name and personnel number followed by either/both a phone number and email address. It must also be signed by the retiree only. Cheques can be signed by spouse/partner if drawn on a joint account. This will allow the trip organiser to contact you in case of changes or emergencies etc. All cheques should be made payable to IBM Retired Employee Club (South Hants).

Cancellations

If you have to cancel for any reason please contact the organiser of the event. (You will find this information on the booking form). If you are unable to speak to the organiser then please contact another member of the committee. (Do not leave a message on an answer phone!!)
If you cancel on the day then you can ring the club mobile (for those in possession of a mobile phone I would like to suggest you add our club mobile number 07810494624 to your contact list).
The organiser will agree with the Treasurer if a refund can be given and let you know. Where a refund is possible the Treasurer will foward a refund to you minus any administration cost.

Upcoming Events

For full details of the trip and to download the Booking forms please click on the Event.

Monet's Gardens and the Palace of versaille.
Friday 5th June to Monday 8th June.

BBC tour - Thursday 9th April 2015
St Pauls Cathedral - Wednesday 22nd April
Blenheim Palace - Thursday 14th May
London Day Out - Thursday 16th April
Canterbury - Wednesday 6th May
Sinatra at the Paladium - Thursday 8th October

All places are allocated on a ballot basis, from time to time we do a first come first served, but it will be clearly marked on the Booking form when this applies. Any tickets/places that are still available for Events can be found here:

For further info on who to contact please click on the event


If you wish to be notified when the latest Booking forms are available on the website please email secretary@shrets.co.uk with your request to be added to the distribution list.

Please make sure we have your correct email address


All changes to home address should be sent to RetireeClubMembership@uk.ibm.com