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.
2015-2016 Member form now available online (click here)
Photo Memories from the past
Click on any line in the list to see some old photos from past meetings/activities.
Acting President’s Message
As my last year at the helm of our Club, I want to thank the Officers and Committee members who have been so supportive: Past President Jim Cosgrove and his wife Maria, Treasurer George McCracken, Assistant Treasurer, Jim Rickard, Past Program Director, Lorraine Campilii, Current Program Director, Eleanor Poster, our very special Webmaster, Gary Leather, Past VP Victor Fanuele, who along with Jim Cosgrove and Ken Crowe have handled the 50/50, Past Trip Chairman, Lou De Felice, our Secretary & Christmas Party planner, Cathy Golan, Past Refreshment Committee (Joyce Shafer, Helen White, Dave & Marge Harvatin), Current Refreshment Committee (Joe Incoronato & Jim Rickard), Local Events Chairperson, Mary Schmalz, and all members who have stayed after meetings to return tables and chairs to their normal spots. All of these members have made my job easier over the past 4 years. I continue to reach out to our membership for someone to whom I may hand the gavel in June. I will be happy to coach anyone on the duties of the President of the MHV IBM Retirees Club.
Once again we will have a June luncheon catered by East Fishkill Provisions. We have tweaked the menu from last year. You will find the menu and other details elsewhere on this site. We have reduced the price of the luncheon by $3/person using your dues bringing member cost for the full meal to $14. When you consider that we provide free donuts for 8 of the meetings each year, there’s not much left to take care of other expenses such as rent, mailings, etc. Please make your reservations for the June Luncheon as soon as possible.
I will not be at the April 21st meeting. Substituting for me will be Jim Cosgrove. My thanks to Jim for taking care of this meeting. Following is the topic and speaker for the April 21st meeting:
“Steps to Keep Walking After Age 65” by Dr. Russell Tigges, Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Staff President, Northern Dutchess Hospital.
Ed McKenna, Past President (2012-2014); 1st Vice President (2015)
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.
If you have something you would like posted (a Restaurant, a Show or other Entertainment, a Place of Interest, or an Event) please 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.