Cover Letter for Spring 2018 email

posted Feb 15, 2018, 6:32 AM by Harry Schaffhauser

February 14, 2018

Dear Fellow Retirees and Former IBMers,

We hope everyone is well as we begin 2018. Thanks to Jim Hughes for

providing outstanding leadership as President of the Retiree Club Steering

Council in 2017. Jim will serve as Vice President this year.


We are delighted that Eileen Byrne-Halczyn has joined the Steering

Council. Welcome Eileen!

Following are all the members of the Steering Council who volunteer to

serve theTampa Bay IBM alumini and retiree community:

       Hari Arora - President 2018, Medicare Benefits seminars

       Eileen Byrne-Halczyn - Secretary,seminars

       Donna Fryza- IBM Club, IBM liaison, golf outings

       Susan Gryzbowski - seminars

       Dianne Hartt - golf outings

       Jim Hughes - Vice President 2018, mass emails, Medical Benefits


       Judy Manowitz - Day at the Races, social events

       Mary Ann McCoy - Treasurer, retiree data base


       Harry Schaffhauser - Webmaster

       Nancy Schramm - seminars

The IBM Information Network/Advantis Reunion was sold out and a

huge success! Conceived by Steve Wertovitch and led by him from start to

finish, it was a memorable event bringing back the togetherness of “old”

IBM.Thank you Steve! 

Medical Benefits Seminars  held in 3 sessions on November 6 and 10.  While the number of attendees continues to decline as expected, the high number of visitors to the retiree website in October and November indicate that many retirees are making use of seminar materials.Thank you for your comments and generous feedback.

Flyers are included for the following upcoming Spring events:

Back to the Races - Saturday,April 14

This popular annual event will again be held at the Tampa Bay Downs. 

Elder Law and Estate Planning - March 27

Based on your feedback, Susan Haubenstock will be returning to discuss

elder law and estate planning. 

We are planning to hold a Spring Golf Outing in April/May time-frame.

Details will be communicated as plans are firmed up.

If you change your email address you will need to enter the change at the Club Registration feature to continue to receive future

communications from the Retire Club.

We appreciate everyone's support and participation. Feedback and 

suggestions are always welcome. You can contact the Club's Steering 

Council at:

President         Membership

Webmaster itbrc/      Seminars

Events           Volunteering

You can also call Hari Arora at 813-962-8395 or Jim Hughes at 



Yours Truly,

Hari Arora

Steering Council President