IBM Hursley Retirees Club

Covid-19: May update

This is first of a series of newsletters where we will update you on plans for trips in 2020.

When the Coronavirus crisis started, your committee originally cancelled everything up to the end of July, but it now looks as if that was over-optimistic.  We are conscious that many of our members are vulnerable to Covid-19.

Your committee has started meeting monthly on Zoom, to respond to new information as it becomes available.  At the meeting on 12 May, we decided to cancel or postpone all trips planned through the end of September, including Clubhouse lunches.  If you have already sent a cheque for a cancelled event, please rest assured it will be shredded.

For trips involving complex arrangements (like Highgrove and the Thames River Cruise) we will try to reschedule for the same months in 2021.  Where venues move special events to dates later in 2020, we will evaluate the risk at a future meeting, and keep you informed.

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Eric Bodger Chairman

Draft (unapproved) minutes from our 2020 AGM and Pension Briefing

The minutes from our AGM held on the 3rd March 2020 are available here.

Approval for these minutes will be sought at our 2021 AGM.

Hursley Club Membership

As from January 2020, there will be an annual fee of £20 (per family) for retirees to continue their membership of the IBM Hursley Club.  This allows full use of the club facilities and the bar.

Application forms are available from the Club Office.

Emergency Mobile Phone Number: 07505-094887

We have a dedicated mobile phone that will be taken on all trips for emergency usage.

If you need to cancel your place on any future trip at the very last minute (prior to departure on the day of the trip) send a text or call 07505-094887 - giving your name and number of places.

Please also call 07505-094887 if an emergency arises during the trip, or if for any reason, you are unable to make it back to the coach pickup point for the departure time.

Please contact Beth Roberts if you need to cancel your place prior to the day of the trip.

The committee would like to remind everyone that, because IBM financially supports our activities, each trip should have THE RETIREE on the trip.  There can be no exceptions for “Limited Number” trips, unless there are spare seats available.

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