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. 


Club News


We have already started planning for 2020 and here are some of the trips that are in the pipeline:

Because of the success with the new format from C&V, regarding Theatre Matinee's to include a three course meal at a London Carvery we have decided to run another of these Events in our Programme for early 2020. This time it is WICKED that we have chosen and this will take place in February.

Tutankhamun Exhibition which is run by City & Village, this will take place in February.

There will also be two away trips next year one being Shropshire, Black Country & Ironbridge, 20th July Monday to Friday now advertised and the other a visit to a Christmas Market, staying at the Hotel Riche, Valkenburg, 27th November Friday to Monday. This trip will be advertised in February.


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

Cruising into Christmas - C&V tour

The Black Country and Shrewsbury

Tutankhamun Exibition

If you have access to 'Word' then you can download the latest booking forms [here] booking form for The Black Country [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.

Coronations & Celebrations - 14th November
London Day Out - 28th November
Christmas Lunches - 9th/11th/13th December
Cruising into Christmas - 17th December
Tutankhamun - 12th February
The Black Country & Shrewsbury - 20th July to 24th July 2020

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:

Hursley Club have spare tickets for:

The White Christmas show at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 21st November 2019. Matinee performance

White Christmas is a spectacular new production of Irving Berlin's famous musical starring Danny Mac (2018 'Strictly Come Dancing' finalist) .. the website can be found here www.whitechristmasthemusical.co.uk

These tickets have a face value of £85 and with the IBM subsidy, we are able to offer to IBM retirees (plus guest or partner) for £22.50 for the ticket only. We also have space left on two coaches taking folks from IBM Hursley, leaving at 9:30, returning around 8pm. This will allow time for a wander around the West End and lunch prior to the performance at 2:30pm. The subsided price with coach travel included is £30 per person (£60 including guest or partner).

Note that, as these are subsided tickets, they are only available to IBM club members (retirees or employees) with guest or partner.

If anyone in your club is interested, please contact us by email at hurrec.committee@gmail.com. Payment can be in cash or cheque on the day with ticket collection in the foyer prior to the show.

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