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IBM Spring Golf Outing - May 10th.

posted Apr 13, 2017, 12:59 PM by Harry Schaffhauser


 Sponsored by:  The IBM Tampa Bay Retiree Club

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017     “RAIN OR SHINE”

Times: Register & Practice -  12:00PM to 12:45PM

Shotgun Start -  1:00PM  

Dinner -  5:30PM until prizes awarded


   Carrollwood Country Club

   13903 Clubhouse Drive

   Tampa, Florida 33618

   (813) 961-1381

Cost: $60 per Golfer which includes:

Green Fees, Golf Cart, Practice Balls and Dinner

Dinner: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Iced tea and water.  

Participants:  All Retired, Former and Active IBMers and Family/Guests

Format:  General Foursome Scramble (handicapped)      

Each foursome must have at least one current, former or retired IBMer.  

The team can be completed with up to three friends or family members.


Contests: Closest to the Pin (men and women, different holes)

Longest Drive (men and women)

Longest Putt holed (men and women)

NOTE: Each contest will cost $1.00 to participate.  The total amount 

collected for each contest will be the prize.

Raffle: We will be holding a “Share the Wealth” Raffle * ($1 each; six for $5) *

50% goes to winning teams, tickets drawn for 25%, 15%, 10%

Mulligans: Mulligans will be sold at $1.00 each; maximum two for the round. *

*    Proceeds from the Raffle and Mulligans will be combined and distributed 

      between the winning teams. Please bring one dollar bills!

Acceptable Attire: Collared shirt, long pants or walking shorts

Unacceptable Attire: T-shirt, Tank Tops, Athletic Shorts, Cut-offs or Jeans.

Metal spikes are not allowed.

NOTE:  If you plan on purchasing anything at the club, they only take credit or debit cards – NO CASH.

Please complete the registration form attached below and mail with your check payable to:  

IBM Tampa Bay Retiree Club

The registration form must be received with your check NO LATER THAN April 28, 2017  to:

Dianne Hartt    

8121 Bay Dr.

Tampa, FL 33635                    


Enjoy your week by joining fellow Retirees and Active Employees for some golf, camaraderie, 

good food and great fun!  If you do not have a foursome, we will pair you with other players.  

If there are less than four people in a group, you will follow the usual format of rotating shots as the 

fourth person on each hole. 

Please provide one of the following on the registration form: USGA index, handicap or average 

score and which tee box (red, gold, white or blue) you normally play.  

Carrollwood will be doing the handicapping for us.  Rules will be handed out the day of play.


Carrollwood Country Club is located off of North Dale Mabry Hwy in the Carrollwood Village area.  

Turn west onto N Village Dr off of Dale Mabry Hwy and then turn at the entrance to the golf club.  

Google the address for specific directions or access the website provided below.


Questions / Concerns, please contact:

Dianne Hartt    (813) 833-3950

Donna Fryza    (813) 780-1327

IBM Information Network - Advantis anniversary and reunion party

posted Apr 8, 2017, 4:22 PM by Harry Schaffhauser

April 7, 2017 

It looks like we have a terrific  level of interest in an IBM Information Network- Advantis anniversary and reunion party.

The target date is OCT 25th or 26th, 2017 at about 6:15 PM. This date gives everyone time to plan for it and snowbirds plenty of time to get back to Tampa.

We have not settled on a location yet. It will be in Tampa. From the places we've selected and are negotiating with, the target cost will be $34.50 or less per person. This cost includes an excellent  selection of hot and cold food, a cash bar, use of Audio/Visual facilities for our program, 22% service charges and 7 % tax. Various other charges are included. The ultimate selection of the location will depend on how many of you say you’ll attend.

We are asking you to tell us if you SERIOUSLY intend to come and how many of you there will be. We’ll use this info to arrive at a count we’ll need to commit to and then negotiate/ pick a place that can hold us.

I hope it’s a large crowd! 

Please respond by April 26th, 2017 with the number and names of those that will be attending to this NEW EMAIL address,

The next time you see anything will be an email invitation with an address you’ll be sending your checks to, along with final details.  

Thanks for your help and interest.  I really look forward to seeing all of you there. 

Steve Wertovitch



Back to the Races - April 29, 2017

posted Mar 1, 2017, 2:04 PM by Harry Schaffhauser



SATURDAY, April 29th, 2017



We are going “BACK TO THE RACES” again!  Try your luck on the horses or just socialize with friends.  Gates open at 11:00 AM

Lunch Buffet served 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:  

Fresh Fruit Salad, Caesar Salad, Chef’s Vegetable Selections, Homestyle Mac ‘n Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Chef Carved Roast Beef and Turkey Breast, Eclairs and Homemade Cookies, Coffee and Iced Tea.

Horse Races: 12:30 PM – approximately 5:00 PM

$22 per person covers admission, racing program, meal, tax and gratuity.  A cash bar will be available after lunch.   Betting on your own!  


Cyber Security Seminar - April 25, 2017

posted Mar 1, 2017, 1:44 PM by Harry Schaffhauser   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 1:53 PM ]

Cyber Security Seminar Scheduled for April

Cybersecurity threats are now a household worry and your IBM Retiree Club received numerous requests for a seminar on this topic.
We will be holding this seminar on April 25th, 2017.

Esteban Peynado, formerly of IBM Information Network, and currently Manager in the Enterprise Networking and Security Center of Excellence at AT&T will be our featured speaker. He has spent more than 25 years in the field of Computer Communications and will provide us with his experience and personal views on how to manage in today’s world of cyber attacks.

Security topics discussed in this seminar will include Social Engineering, Identity Theft, security exposures on your home and portable devices, protecting your personal Email account and managing your passwords.

We hope you’ll plan to attend to better understand the online threats to your privacy and how to best protect yourself from them. 

Please sign up through form below or call Susan Grzybowski at (813) 810-6127 or Nancy Schramm ((813) 334-2791. 

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 11:30 - 1 PM
Location: Room 527, IBM Harborview / Rocky Point Facility
3031 N. Rocky Point Drive, West in Tampa, Zip: 33607
Directions: Noted on the IBM Retiree Club website,

Cyper Security Seminar

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