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. The programme is compiled by a small committee, who seek to make it varied and appealing to our wide variety of members.

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CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) - Status 2nd June 2021

Dear Member,

I hope this update finds you all well and coping in these exceptional, but hopefully improving circumstances.

We had our regular monthly committee meeting (online via Zoom) on Wednesday (2nd June). We have looked at the interest for the July Summer Lunch, which is sadly too low at the moment and have decided to move it to August. The new date for your diary is Wednesday 11th August in the Spinnaker suite at the Langstone Quays Resort Hotel and will cost approximately £15 per person for a 3 course meal including tea or coffee afterwards. This will be advertised in July and will take place dependent on the Government Road Map out of lockdown completing as planned. Again to gauge interest, could you please send an email to Ann Reid at secretary@shrets.co.uk. This is not a commitment, just interest, as we want to see if we can get the numbers required to run this event. If we do not get enough interest the lunch will not take place.

I am pleased to confirm the 5 day trip to Torquay will go ahead as planned from the 13th to 17th September 2021. Applications from members has been slow, however we do currently have 36 places taken which is enough to run this trip. Therefore, all applications received up to today will go on the trip. I will let existing applicants formally know they are on the trip in the next few days. As we can take up to 52 members and guests, the committee agreed to keep the trip open until Wednesday 16th June. The trip is still on a First come First Served basis so new applications will be closed when the trip is full or on the 16th June. Prices and details are in the trip details section. We are currently asking that all members on this trip are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, however we will follow Government guidelines in force at the time of the trip. So if you are interested please complete the form and send it with SAE and a cheque to me as described in the trip details in the upcoming events section.

I hope you find this informative and understand our reasoning.

Wishing you all very good health.

Kind regards
Dave Whitbourne
Chair


Your committee welcomes ideas and suggestions for events, so if you have any that you would like us to consider for next years programme then please email them to com7@shrets.co.uk
We would also appreciate your suggestions on shows in London that are of interest to you.

Events now available for Booking

If you have access to 'Word' then you can download the latest booking forms [here]

(this download is only available for New Events).

Booking Forms

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]

Club Mobile

We no longer have a club mobile so if you need to cancel on the day then please ring the mobile number of the trip organizer which can be found on the acceptance slip. or on the Event Description page.

Car Parking at North Harbour.

The parking space for our trips is Car Park A. The coach will be parking for pick up and drop off in the lay-by. Although there is a barrier at the entrance of car park A this will be open. If you not sure where Car Park A is, then please refer to the map under the Car Parking tab.

Senior Citizen discounts

If a senior citizen discount has been applied then no person under retirement age will be eligible.

GDPR.

To see how we comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations, please read the Data Privacy Statement on the Membership page.

Cancellations

If you have to cancel for any reason please contact the organizer 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!!)
I
f you cancel on the day then you can ring the mobile number of the event organiser this will be sent to you when you are confirmed on the trip.

Please refer to the 'Constitution' under the section Local By-laws on the club's policy for refunds if a person is unable to attend an event.

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.

Torquay Steam and Sail - 13th to 17th September 2021


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 after the closing date can be found here:

For further information 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 applications to join the club and changes to home address should be sent to RetireeClubMembership@uk.ibm.com