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.
Clubs Data Privacy Statement
Data Privacy Statement can be found on the Membership page.
of the beginning of April 2018, the eligibility criteria for a "Retiree"
member will be changing and as a result, there will no longer be an Associate
Member category. The new criteria is as follows:
A "Retiree" member is any ex-IBM employee with 10 years of service
who has attained minimum pension age for their plan regardless of Pension
Plan or whether they're in receipt of their Pension.
In addition, the fee structure is also changing. Retiree Clubs will be
free for all "Retiree" members and Local Clubs (otherwise known
as Employee Clubs) will be subscription based. It should be noted that
"Retirees" who have been informed that they're entitled to free
membership to an IBM Club (primarily those who have left IBM on a Defined
Benefit pension scheme) will continue to have free membership, regardless
of which Club they affiliate with.
Therefore "Associate" members who paid an annual subscription
and were a member of a Local Club, will continue to pay a membership (as
they are unlikely to have been on a Defined Benefit pension plan), but
will be known as "Retirees" going forwards as opposed to "Associate"
members. If you haven't already paid, your subscription is now due.
"Associate" members who paid an annual subscription and were
a member of a Retiree Club, will no longer be required to pay a subscription
and will simply be known as "Retirees" going forwards. If you've
already paid your subscription, you will be due a refund.
If for some reason, you believe you are no longer eligible, please talk
to your Club in the first instance, and contact the email@example.com
in the second instance. There is an exception process; if a Club would
like to authorise a new joiner who doesn't fit the criteria above, a case
should be presented to the IBM Trustee for approval via the Oversight
Manager. Any approved exceptions will be documented for audit purposes.
The purpose of these changes are to make the definition of a "Retiree"
more inclusive, more fair and equitable to those on non-Defined Benefit
pension plans, in addition to levelling the playing field between "Employees"
and "Retirees" in local clubs. The
various categories of IBM Club membership are defined in the constitution.
Parking at North Harbour.
parking space for our trips has changed. We can no longer park in bays
C and D but are requested to park in Car Park A. The coach will be parking
for pick up and drop off in the lay-by as normal. 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
Events now available for Booking
Lunch at New Place
Eltham Palace and Thames Cruise
If you have access
to 'Word' then you can download the booking form [here]
download is only available for New Events).
access the Booking forms, please
click on the trip under
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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. Please be aware that this
could take some time as all refunds have to be agreed at the next Committee
meeting. In the event of the Treasurer being away on holiday these will
not be processed until his return.
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
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.
tickets/places that are still available
for Events can be found here:
to a last minute cancellation we have two tickets available for The Play
That Goes Wrong on 24th May if you wish to take these plaes then please
contact Keith Wright on 01243 431048
click on the event
you wish to be notified when the latest Booking forms are available on
the website please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your request to be added to the distribution
make sure we have your correct email address