The IBM Retired Employee Club (South Hants)

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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

Proposed trip for Next Year

We are currently looking at running a 5 day (4 night) trip to Jersey in September (3rd) 2017. We would like to gauge your interest to see if we can get sufficient numbers to run this trip. So, if you are VERY interested and barring unforeseen difficulties you would like to go, could you please send an email to Dave Whitbourne (com2@shrets.co.uk) by the 30th September 2016. The details: It will be a 5 day trip, with bed, breakfast and evening meal. We are planning to stay in the 4* Pomme D'Or Hotel located in St Helier overlooking Liberation Square. Travel to Jersey is via Condor Ferries from Poole. There will be 3 full days in Jersey. We have arranged for one full day island coastal tour (day 1) and a half day tour to La Mare Vineyard to include, chocolate and wine tasting (day 3). The 2nd day will be free for you to do whatever you wish. We expect the cost to be no more than £495. Please send a email to Dave if you are interested.

Questionnaire

We have put together a Questionnaire which we hope as many as posble will participate in, this is to help gauge what events you would like us to include in the programme for next year. It will also help us to find out why so many of the trips this year had to be cancelled. When completed can you email as an attachment to reid.ann@btinternet.com

Questionnaire [Word Version]

For those who do not have access to Microsoft Word please click this link Questionnaire
You can deal with this file in two ways, print a copy to be filled in and sent by post to Ann Reid, 23 The Timbers, Fareham Hants PO15 5NB or open it and use the save as icon (last icon on the right) to save it to your documents where you can open the file in Adobe Reader and use the Fill and sign option to fill the form. You can then save it and attach to email reid.ann@btinternet.com


Suggestions for future trips

The planning meeting for next years trip will take place in October. Please send us your ideas to secretary@shrets.co.uk

We have had some feedback from the questionnaire and all ideas will be discussed at the meeting.

New Event now available for Booking

Sunken Cities Exhibition at the British Museum

Haunted London and Jack the Ripper tour (C&V tour)

If you have access to 'Word' then you can download and fill in your form [here]

(this download is only available for New Events).

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 forward 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.

Whitchurch Silk Mill and Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery
- Tuesday 20th September

Kew Gardens - Wednesday 14th September
Visit to the MSC Cruise Liner 'Splendida' - Wednesday 5th Ocotber
Sunken Cities Exhibition at the Briitsh Museum - Monday 7th November
Haunted London and Jack the Ripper Tour - Thursday 27th October
Classical Spectacular at RAH - Thursday 17th November
Pantomime at the Mayflower - Wednesday 4th January 2017
Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre London - Wednesday 8th February 2017

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:

Robin Hood at the Mayflower

For further info 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