The MHV IBM Retirees Club meets at the St. Mary's Knights of Columbus #4065 Council Hall , which is located at 339 New York Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY. (click here for a map showing where the St. Mary's Knights of Columbus #4065 Council Hall is located)
The Retirees' Club is administered by the board of officers and supported by membership dues. Membership is open to all IBM'ers and their friends, their spouses and surviving spouses. A retired member or a surviving spouse may bring a guest to our meeting. Annual dues are $20 per couple, $10 per single.

Meetings are held January through June and September through November at the Knights of Columbus on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Social Hour begins at 1:00 PM.  The meeting begins at 2:00 PM. Following the brief meeting there is entertainment or a speaker from the community providing information about services and item of interested to retirees.

Our meeting in December is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month as a holiday luncheon, location is announced and publicized two months in advance. Meetings are not held in July and August.

New members can Download or View&Print the membership form, fill it out, and bring it to the next meeting.  If you have problems downloading the form, please let us know.  

2015-2016 Member form now available online (click here)

News and Info from our Members

  • Here you will find News and other information from our members.  To view the entire article, please click on the link provided for that article.  Please let me know if you have any news/info you want to share with your fellow Retirees and I will add it here...Thanks Gary(your webmaster: gleather@frontiernet.net). 
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    Posted May 3, 2016, 2:04 PM by Gary Leather
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    Posted Feb 24, 2016, 11:42 AM by Gary Leather
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The Charity that we helped in 2012-2013
Family Promise of the Mid Hudson Valley 

Thank you from Family Promise of the Mid Hudson Valley.

Acting President’s Message

As I was walking my neighborhood today listening to WHUD (100.7), I heard an intriguing ad for Bannerman Castle (http://bannermancastle.org/index.html). It mentioned numerous tours and other events associated with it. I thought this might interest some of us who like history. Following is a link to a number of beautiful pictures of it: https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVjGRqTBXufoAsioPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTE0a2todHBjBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDRkZVSTNDMl8xBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Bannerman+Castle&fr=sfp&hspart=iry&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_011
 We have had a talk about it in the past. Any interest in a trip to it?

On Sunday, 5/8/16, there was a Health event at the Galleria. at one table I discovered a topical pain cream, Topricin, which later eased some knee pain from my daily 5 mile set of steps. Attached is an ad for this product which has a Rhinebeck address!

Following is info on our Annual end-of-year Luncheon at St. Mary’s KofC Hall (Fishkill):

Roasted Beef w/Peppercorn Gravy
Chicken Marsala
Eggplant Rollatini
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Roasted Veg Medley
Caesar Salad
Rolls and Butter

Time: Noon
Cost: $14
Reservations by 6/6
Please make check to MHV IBM Retirees Club
If mailing, send to:

George E. McCracken
76 N Walnut St, Beacon, NY 12508

We have our Officer elections for 2016-2017 following the luncheon. We need members to step up to take over the following positions: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President. I have enjoyed serving as President & 1st VP for the past 4 years. I look forward to handing the gavel to someone who will lead us in the future.

The program for the May meeting is: "A Musical Interlude".
Ed McKenna, Past President (2012-2014); 1st Vice President (2015)

MHV IBM Retiree's Club Events

Many new links have been added to the "Best of the Hudson Valley" section, thanks to the material Mary has b
een putting out on the table at our meetings.  If you click on one of the flyers below you will get a larger view of it or go to Event.

The Best of the Hudson Valley : MHV Events in 2016

 If you have something you would like posted (a Restaurant, a Show or other Entertainment, a Place of Interest, or an Eventplease let us know.  This can be used just like the bulletin board we had at each meeting for awhile and the info Mary puts on the table at our meetings.

Check out our 
 Trip and Travel info page  for the latest info on trips and  Events.

Check out the newest additions to our "For Your Health" section.

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