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

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

Booking System update

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.

Canterbury trip

Please note the start time for this trip is 8.00am

Items left on coach

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 following the Adams Farm trip.

Also a camera was left on the coach following the BBC Tour, if it belongs to you please contact Ron Bunce on 02392 240315

New Events now available for Booking

Highclere Castle

Hampton Court Flower Show

Midsomer Murder Country and Goring Gap Cruise (City & Village tour)

Beautiful - Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre London

Visit to a Cruise Liner - P&O Azura

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.

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.

St Pauls Cathedral - Wednesday 22nd April
Blenheim Palace - Thursday 14th May
London Day Out - Thursday 16th April
Canterbury - Wednesday 6th May
Cruise Liner Visit - Friday 22nd May
Midsomer Murder country - Wednesday 24th June
RHS Hampton Court - Thursday 2nd July
Highclere Castle - Thursday 16th 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:

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