Special Events

Links that might be of interest to you

  • Medicare reimbursement: If you retired from IBM before 1997 and are Medicare eligible OR you are Medicare disabled regardless of retirement date, go to Acclaris and create an account to apply for reimbursement. If you have trouble or questions, call them at 813-876-4330.
  • IBM Logo merchandise

Annual Picnic: On August 28th, we will hold our annual picnic! Be sure your dues are paid (see your newsletter mailing label - if it says 18+, you are all set. Send in $3/year to catch up, along with your current contact information to the office). To sign up for the picnic, reply to the Electronic Invitation you should receive. If you didn’t get this email, please call or email the office to sign up. SPELL your name and your guest’s name and include your phone number too. RSVP soon. You can sign up through this link. Don’t forget to bring a dessert or side dish to share. If you bring any utensils for your dish, please put your name on them. A lawn chair might be needed as there are not enough picnic table seats for our group, so consider bringing one. We’ll supply everything else! Our event starts at noon and runs until 2:00pm or until everyone leaves.

 IBM Club: Since the IBM Club onsite has closed, use this link for discounts.

Trip to Alpine Countries with Oberammergau Passion Play: Bob Martinez has put together a trip to the Alpine Countries along with 30 seats available to the Passion Play in Oberammergau, which is only performed once every 10 years. Dates for this trip at Sept 16-28, 2020. All of Bob’s trips are handled through Collette Travel.

Interested? Check out his flyer.

Trip to Iceland: Bob Martinez has put together a trip Iceland in February 2020. Interested? Check out his flyer.

Trip to Japan: Bob Martinez has put together a trip to Japan from October 6-19, 2019. 

Featuring: Tours of Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa, and Kyoto

Interested? Check out his flyer.

Trip to Memorials of World War II - $3240 - 10 days, 12 meals: Commemorate the herioc stories of D-Day on a tour designed in honor of the 75th anniversary of this historic day. Unravel the tales of this legendary operation, from the war rooms of London to the shores of Normandy and beyond. If you are interested Collette Travel 855-903-8687.


Boulder Center Optimist Club: The Boulder Central Optimist Club is made up of men and women from age 50 to almost 100. They are dedicated to helping the youth of Boulder County.

Members volunteer for youth events and fund raisers. Because of the age of the members there is not a lot of pressure to get involved in these efforts but all help is appreciated. On average about 40 members and guests attend meetings each Thursday morning at the Boulder West Senior Center. The coffee is always ready by 9 and donuts show up slightly later. Reminiscing and discussing the events of the day takes place in small informal groups until the official meeting time at 10am. Each week about 40 minutes of the one hour meeting is reserved for a guest speaker.

Retired IBMers in the group include Jim Buck, Doug Enders, Jim Hahn, Charlie Jenkins, Don Johnson, Betsy Noyes and Al Zack. Come be our guest any Thursday or call one of the above to learn more.

Note from fellow QCC Member: I just discovered that some states (including Colorado and New Jersey) have the legal requirement that any prescription filled in their state MUST state the expiration of the drug as ONE YEAR from the FULFILLMENT DATE. I discovered this when one of my mail in prescriptions (through Medcohealth) was filled in New Jersey. I was puzzled why the previous shipment of the same prescription expired AFTER the new shipment. So I called Medcohealth and was told of this requirement AND was also told that they keep of record of the true expiration date so that all one has to do is to call in and get the true prescription date. As for Colorado: when I had a prescription filled locally, same thing - a one year expiry. Now I will ask the pharmacist to give me the expiry date from the container from which the prescription was filled.

-- Marda Buchholz



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