The IBM Retired
Employee Club South Hants is part of the IBM UK Club. The Club receives
a grant directly from IBM United Kingdom Ltd – hereinafter referred
to as ‘IBM’ and takes functional guidance from an Oversight
Manager appointed by IBM. The Club is a non-profit making organisation.
Any surpluses will be used to improve the Club’s activities and
The title of the Club shall be “IBM Retired Employees Club (South
Hants)”, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Club’.
The objective of the Club is to organise recreational, educational
and social activities for its members and their guests.
The criteria for membership are defined by IBM and may be amended
at IBM’s discretion. Appendix A defines the criteria for membership
of the Club which shall form part of the constitution.
The Club will be managed by a Committee elected at AGM and consisting
of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and at least three other members.
Five members including one Officer shall form a quorum. A Club member
may only be on the main Committee of one IBM UK Club. The Club Committee
may co-opt additional persons at its discretion. The Committee will
meet at least three times each year and all meetings will be formally
Officers and members of the Committee will be elected at the Club’s
Annual General Meeting (see below). They will hold office for one
year and may stand for re-election in subsequent years..
will chair all Club Committee meetings and be the primary interface
with IBM. In the Chairman’s absence, the Club Committee shall
elect a Member to act in their place.
will convene and minute all meetings.
will keep the Club’s accounts and prepare all financial reports
and submit to IBM as required. In addition the Treasurer will prepare
an annual statement of accounts for the year ending 31st December
and ensure the accounts are audited by a competent person who is
independent of the Committee. A copy of the Club’s audited
accounts will be sent to IBM.
The Club will receive an annual grant directly from IBM. The amount
will be at the discretion of IBM. Monies received by the Club will
be applied for the benefit of its Members. Members and their guests
may be required to make payments towards the cost of events and activities
that are organised by the Club.
General Meetings (AGM)
An Annual General Meeting will be held within fifteen months of the
previous AGM and will be publicised to all Members at least one month
in advance. The AGM will include a Chairman’s report and a Treasurer’s
report will formally accept the accounts and will (re-)elect the Officers
and Committee members for the coming year. Additional resolutions
or questions may be submitted by Members at least three weeks in advance.
of the Club present may vote
General Meetings (EGM)
An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened at the request
of either the Committee or upon receipt of a written request from
not less than 30 members or 1/10th of the current membership, whichever
is the fewer. The proposition submitted shall be the only subject
of such meeting.
of the Club
The Trustee of the Club shall be nominated by the UK Director of Human
Resources. In addition an IBM UK Oversight Manager will be appointed
by the UK Director of Human Resources to oversee the operational relationship
between the Clubs and IBM.
of the Club
Full Members of the Club may attend events at any IBM UK
Club and access them at the member price. Any cross-funding issues
shall be resolved between the individual Clubs involved. However,
different subscription rates for membership of a Club subsection may
be applied to Members from other IBM UK Clubs, provided the justification
is recorded and agreed to by the Club Committee.
may only attend events run by the Club and can access them at the
member price. They are not entitled to attend events at other IBM
Clubs unless they are attending as a guest of a Member.
Changes and Local Bye-laws
This Constitution is owned by the Club and may be changed by resolution
at a General Meeting. Changes must be ratified by the IBM Trustee.
The Committee may make, repeal or amend local rules or Bye-laws consistent
with the Constitution.
of Club Members
Members are required to conform to this Constitution and any local
rules or Bye-laws when participating in Club events and activities.
The Committee may suspend or withdraw membership of the Club from
any Member whose conduct in its opinion is prejudicial to the interests
of the Club; such a decision must be ratified by the IBM UK Oversight
Members and their guests attend or participate in meetings and activities
organised by the Club at their own risk. The Club will ensure that
any event provided by a 3rd party is covered adequately by the 3rd
party’s Public Liability Insurance. The IBM UK Oversight Manager
will advise Clubs of the level of insurance cover required. The Clubs
are advised to take out additional Public Liability Insurance to cover
all Members and guests participating in Club events, as well as cover
for Club Members who hold Club Officer/Committee member positions.
All data relating to full Members of the Club will be held securely
by IBM. This membership data will be made available to the individual
Club Committees to whom the Members belong, allowing the Clubs to
know who its Members are, communicate with them and organise events
on their behalf. This data is only used for Club purposes and approval
of Members must be sought if more of their personal data is to be
more widely distributed. The membership data consists of Member name,
IBM Personnel number, IBM Club to which they are affiliated, email
address, home address and telephone number (if available). At a Club
level, non sensitive personal information may be collected, such as
booking requests and payments for events. Minutes of meetings with
attendee information and actions may also be recorded and published.
of the Club
The Club may be dissolved at a General Meeting of the Club by Resolution
supported by 75 percent of those present, or by the Club Trustee in
the event that the Club has been inactive for at least 6 months. In
either case, the Club Committee will remain in pace and shall have
joint responsibility for the financial affairs of the club to ensure
an orderly dissolution. Dissolution of the Club will be overseen by
the IBM UK Oversight Manager.
Last updated on 08/08/2014
The eligibility criteria
for Full, Associate and Family membership are defined as follows, and
may be varied from time to time at the discretion of IBM :
2. The surviving
spouse/partner of a deceased IBM Retiree (in an IBM DB pension plan)
from any of the categories above.
Full Members have
Contract staff and others whose employer is not one of the IBM United
Kingdom Group of Companies are not eligible for membership according
to the employee member classification.
1. Previously employed by IBM for 15 years or more continuously (in
an IBM DB pension plan) and not yet drawing their pension.
2. An employee divested
from IBM during their employment, in an IBM DB pension plan, is eligible
to join the Club as an Associate member upon drawing their pension.
For the period between
leaving IBM and drawing a pension Associate membership will be offered
on payment of an annual subscription directly to the Club.
Members have voting rights.
and dependent children aged 17 years or under of retiree members. The
spouse/partner and children aged 17 or under of a deceased retiree member
shall remain eligible for membership as family members (Children below
18 years of age can be included in events).
Note: Family Members do not
have voting rights.
It is recognised in the South Hants Retiree Club that all events will
be targeted to appeal to the demographics of it's Retiree membership
only and therefore it is inappropriate for under 18's to attend the
South Hants Retiree Club events.
go on any club’s trips. South Hants Club’s position on
this is as follows:
A member of another IBM club can go on a trip if there is a vacancy
(priority will be given to
Shrets members), but will be charged the full ticket price.
Can I please remind
you that no hot food is to be consumed on the coach.