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

The Dutch Bulb field in Keukenhof in April 2016

We are looking at running a trip to The Dutch Bulb fields in April 2016. The trip will be for 4 days (3 nights) and will include diner, Bed and Breakfast for 3 nights. It is planned that one full day will be spent in the Keukenhof Gardens and the second full day will include a One way cruise from Enkhuizen to Medemblik, lunch in Medemblik and One way train journey from Medemblik to Hoorn. It is expected that the trip will cost approximately £300 with a single supplement of £60. If you are interested in this trip could you please send an email to Dave Whitbourne com2@shrets.co.uk by the 29th May. If we have enough interest then it should be advertised on the web site early July and will be on a First come first served basis.

New Events now available for Booking

Annual Summer Lunch at New Place

You will no longer be required to send in a stamped addressed envelope with your application.

If your application is successful you will be notified by email, so please make sure you fill in your email address clearly. If your application was not successful you will also be notified by email and your cheque shredded. If you are not happy with this arrangement then please continue to send in a stamped addressed envelope and your cheque will be returned.

To make sure we have all your details correct you could fill in the form by typing in your details. For those who are not familar with this process then here is how to do it. When you open the PDF booking file, save it to your Documents and open it. An example of a PDF booking form opened in Adobe Reader can be seen below. On the right hand side of the screen you can see a tab 'Fill & Sign' Click 'Add Text' you will be able to enter your text by typing the info into the form. This can be repeated until all info is added. You can also click on add checkmark to fill in the box. Then just save the completed form and print. (You will need to make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader downloaded)

If you have access to 'Word' then you can download and fill in your form [here]
(this download is only available for New Events).

Or for those who use Ipad you could try the new Adobe app 'Fill & Sign' which has just been released.

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

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.

Cheque Payments

We have recently had a number of cheques returned to us as the drawer is in the process of switching banks. I don’t know what the new bank is telling you but the result is that a cheque drawn on your old bank will be rejected and represented by our bank to your new bank. On it’s own this would not be a problem, however, each time this happens we are charged £4 by our own bank. I am therefore making you aware that you are fully responsible for any charges we receive from this process.

Ron Bunce Treasurer

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.

Midsomer Murder country - Wednesday 24th June
RHS Hampton Court - Thursday 2nd July
Highclere Castle - Thursday 16th July
Summer Lunch at New Place - Thursday 30th July
Beautiful - Carole King - Tuesday 8th September
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:

Monet Gardens
Due to Illness we have had a cancellation for the Monet Gardens trip. If you are interested in taking these 2 places please call Dave Whitbourne on 02392619695. If you are unable to contact Dave then please call 01329845159.

Highclere Castle
There are
2 places available for Highclere Castle. Please contact Dave Whitbourne on 02392619695 if you are interested in taking these places.

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