Contacts and Websites of Interest
For information on Membership of the IBM Clubs
This web site provides
a starting point for finding out what you need to know as an IBM employee
or an IBM retiree about membership of IBM Clubs and the benefits that
go with it.
To find out if you qualify for Membership then please refer to the constitution.
All applications should be sent to IBM Human Resources who will pass on your details to the UK Club Administrator who will send details to your chosen club.
The 'Information for our retirees' leaflet is now available on the Pensions Trust website.
Telephone: External 023 9256 8164
Secure Fax: 023 9256 0962
IBM Retiree Handbook:
(Adobe PDF needed to open this).
Employee Discount Programme
For discounts and/or cash back with a large number of companies visit https://ibm.rewardgateway.co.uk/ The befefits are available to IBM employees and IBM retirees.
Lenovo Employee Purchase
Employee discounts on Lenovo IT equipment - Please contact Lenovo http://www.lenovo.com/epp/uk for the latest passcode.
IBM Havant Cricket Club
Can you help?
Many of the IBM sports clubs of the 1970s and 1980s no longer exist, but one that has bucked the trend is the IBM South Hants Cricket Club. This started out life as the IBM Havant Cricket Club from 1970-1976 and was renamed in 1977 when the IBM team joined the Hampshire Cricket League. IBM Havant wasn't the only team to play in the pre-1977 era as there are also a few records of IBM Portsmouth and possibly others playing matches in the '70s. Trevor Lee, one of the longest serving members of the club, has been pursuing the club history for many years now and would be interested to hear of anyone who used to be involved with any of the IBM Cricket Clubs, especially from the 1970s and 1980s. The kind of information that he is on the lookout for includes
Old scorebooks (1970-1981)
...all of this information is to be used to fill in the gaps in the club(s) history.
As stated earlier the club is still very active as can be seen from its website - http://www.ibmshcc.org.uk/, and there is the intention of adding historical information to that site some time in the next 12 months as time permits.
If you have any information or material that could be loaned for copying, Trevor can be contacted by his home phone number 01489 896547 after 8:00PM, and arrangements can be made to meet up. Even if you have nothing of interest, but used to play for any of the teams, please contact Trevor, as a possible reunion of ex-players is at the early stages of planning for (2013).
IBM Hursley Museum
The museum at IBM Hursley Park exists to help preserve IBM's historical heritage. The museum contains artefacts from the Hursley Park location as well as hardware from the company's beginnings through to many of the products developed at Hursley over the years. Staff on-site can visit the museum at any time. Customer groups are often shown around the Museum during visits to the Executive Briefing Centre but due to its location in the IBM development laboratory the Museum is not open to the general public. However visits by organised groups can be, and are, arranged. Recent visitors have included two branches of the University of the Third Age (U3A) and Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust. Applications for such visits should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They are looking in particular for hardware and CE tools. On the hardware front, they are very keen to get a PC-AT and an 8775, but are happy to consider any hardware that might be lurking in attics! They have a small selection of CE tools, but need screwdrivers, pliers, Bristow keys, spring hooks, circlip tool and any special tools, also test equipment of any kind.
Any CE spare parts are also welcome, as well as old PC software. They do reserve the right to offer a polite No Thanks where they may already have a reasonable quantity, for example they do not need any more PC Portables (aka Luggable). If you have any items of interest or would like more information about the museum, then please visit the website www.slx-online.biz/hursley.
New discount for car hire in Malaga airport.
warmly welcome all IBM Club members to take advantage of this Corporate
discount program, exclusively available through the login codes below.
Special Note for Golfers:
You can find full details of the IBM North Harbour Golf Society on the web at www.hants.org.uk/inhgs/index.html
The IBM National Golf Championship will be held on June 10th and 11th 2018 at Slaley Hall, Northumberland.
This excellent facility has two good courses, a 4 star hotel and plenty of spa options. See website: https://www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/slaley-hall/golf/
The event will broadly follow the same format as in 2017 and we will be using the Sunday afternoon as a qualifying event for the final on Monday morning. The top half from each course will make the cut to compete for the National Trophies as normal and those with more challenging results will wipe the slate clean and enter a "Plate" competition on Monday which will be a Stableford Competition. We tried this out for the first time last year and it helped address the concerns from the previous year that those who scored badly on Sunday had nothing to play for on Monday, myself included!
The exact format and numbers have yet to be decided, but the above gives an outline of how the competition will look. I hope you all find this attractive. We will be continuing to invite partners who can enter the competition or just join us for the hotel and dinner. There are many facilities within the hotel complex to them to enjoy and the beautiful city of Durham and town of Hexham are only a short drive away.
Please reserve the dates in your diary and keep an eye open for the entry invitation which should be issued in the next few weeks. We look forward to another excellent championship event.
If any of you are
thinking of extending your stay in this beautiful part of the country,
here is some local information:
In addition, there
are at least four courses up there that are well worth the trip from Slaley,
the first 3 have got together to offer a reduced rate for all 3 - the
Coastal Classic, see link
Special Note for Walkers:
Join the Walking Section and get out into our wonderful local countryside! Contact Richard McDonald Woods at email@example.com for details of the upcoming walks and on how to join.