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IBM Charlotte Site News Update

IBM and United Way of Central Carolinas, Inc. for nine consecutive years have partnered

to provide more than $50,000 of equipment to 20 nonprofit agencies. Each spring IBM works with volunteers from United Way of Central Carolinas to review grant applications from agencies that want to use technology to enhance services and meet client needs. This year 32 computer systems were distributed to agencies in Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Union counties and the Mooresville-South Iredell area. Fifteen of the 20 organizations are United Way member agencies. The equipment grants are available to any nonprofit organization providing youth education programs, early childhood development, or community, family or adult services.

IBM employees performed a multitude of tasks for this year's United Way Week of Caring. IBMers landscaped, pulled weeds, planted flowers, bushes and trees, trimmed scrubs and trees, laid stones for walks, spread pine needles, picked up trash, sorted clothes, sorted

school supplies, created databases; entered data into databases, set up computers, set up "IBM Little Tikes" Young Explorer computer desks, loaded software, prepared meals, delivered meals to home-bound seniors; constructed wood picnic tables, constructed a wood trash bin, helped teachers move into their new school and set up classrooms. Many thanks to the following individuals for their helping hands, back and minds!

Below are some of the top stories that have hit the site this year.

Janet Kennedy Named Charlotte Site Senior Location Executive

Janet Kennedy, Cluster Unit Executive - Distribution Industry Solutions Unit, has been appointed Senior Location Executive (SLE) for the IBM Charlotte site. Janet joined IBM in 1983 and has worked in Sales in Charlotte since 1985. Janet will replace our current SLE Scott Hopkins, who has taken a new assignment as Client Director for General Electric, in Southbury, CT.

The SLE position is responsible for leading all the business units at IBM Charlotte in site-wide initatives such as the annual Employee Charitable Contributions Campaign, National Engineers Week and other volunteer, charitable, and civic activities in our community.

IBM Charlotte and Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools helps young people stay in school, successfully learn and prepare for life by connecting needed community resources with schools. Communities In Schools believes all students deserve five basic resources. The IBM Corporation allows up to two hours a week, with management approval, in support of this program.

1.A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult;

2.A safe place to learn and grow;

3.A healthy start - a healthy future

4.A marketable skill to use upon graduation; and

5.A chance to give back to peers and community.

New Parking Lot Construction

In order to better accommodate all tenants, the site Landlord is planning to build a new parking lot adjacent to Entrance No.1 (driveway to the plaza and visitor's lobby) and construction started on October 8.

This activity will create some disruption for approximately 60 days while the contractor undertakes the construction. The Entrance No.1 driveway will be closed, with plaza traffic re-routed through visitor parking lot No. 2; signs and personnel will direct traffic during this period.

Entrance No. 1 will remain open for Building 201/202 service road traffic during construction. A status of this work, including a site map, can be found on the Charlotte Home Page at:

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Note: This is an INTERNAL ONLY WEBSITE, not accessible from outside IBM.

For questions concerning this activity, contact Jim Kovac at 594-3319

or Tommy Smith at 594-2220.

Charlotte Welcomes New Business Unit

Principal Response Team Center

A team of 40 skilled administrative assistants in Charlotte is providing remote support to 550 managers in 120 cities across the US. This new concept, Principal Response Team (PRT) part of the Americas Executive and Administrative Support (EAS),

is supporting Integrated Technology Services (ITS) and Sales and Distribution (S&D), but has plans to expand service to other divisions in IBM.

Each team member, called a PRT specialist, is assigned to support a specific manager with services from calendar, travel and meeting management to document and spreadsheet preparation. Backup is always available and the manager can be assured of the same level of

support at all times. Each specialist can access manager profiles, listing preferences from airline travel to hotel accommodations. Team members work directly with Sales Productivity Center-Admin Serv staff to provide additional support services for their managers.


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IBM QCC New Inductees

As IBM Charlotte's work force continues to change in favor of a higher contractor to IBM ratio, the result is a smaller core IBM employee group. This year's new QCC inductee group is smaller than in previous years, but just the same, we would like to welcome our newest members for the year 2000:

Robert Emery January 5

John Sherrill Jr May 17

Robert A Palo June 28

Elizabeth Sladowski June 28

Roger Oot June 28

Marilynn E Lester July 01

Gayla Harris July 19

Junior Kandel Septembet 15

Kathleen Price October 25

Ivory Coleman November 4

Sheila Miller November 22

Jean E Maillie Decemebr 1

Stephen Parker December 13

Terry Law December 14

Roscoe Hodgson December 20

IBM QCC Officer Elections

As the IBM Charlotte employee ranks continue to grow smaller and smaller, it has become increasingly more difficult to obtain QCC regular employees to participate as IBM Charlotte QCC officers. It is time to replace the current officers but we have been unsuccessful in obtaining candidates for the officer positions. Additionally, two of the current officers have retired ( Vice President & Treasurer ). The office of Treasurer and Secretary must be held by active IBM employees; however, the office of president and vice president may be held by retirees.

We would like to open the nominations for the offices of president and vice president to the ranks of retirees. Any retiree interested in running for the office president and vice president, or any active employee interested in running for the offices of treasurer and secretary, please contact Willie Kimbrough at 704-594-3938 or 704-933-5433. You may also send an Email to " ".

IBM Club Offerings

Special Promotional Offer for: Luray Caverns

Discount coupons for Luray Caverns in Virginia are now available at the IBM Club. These coupons entitle you to a $3.00 discount on each regular adult ticket to Luray Caverns. Limit of 6 admissions per coupon. One hour guided tours, from well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, enormous chambers filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools. 4,000,000 centuries in the making beneath Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, this "must see" U.S. Natural Landmark awaits your discovery.

GENERAL ADMISSION RATES: Rates effective until December 31, 2001. Includes Luray Caverns & Historic Car & Carriage Caravan Museum.


Child (age 7-13) (Under 7 free with an adult)...$ 6.00

Senior Citizen (62+)....$12.00

For further information on Luray Caverns, please visit their website at:

Other onsight attractions include:

The Singing Tower -- Recognized as one of the country's major carillons, regularly scheduled recitals are held, free-of-charge throughout the spring, summer and fall. The carillon is situated in a park opposite Luray Caverns. The Garden Maze -- One of the largest mazes in the Mid-Atlantic, provides a one acre ornamental garden at Luray Caverns. Go to for a printable discount coupon to the Garden Maze.

Application Deadline: none


The Lake Norman Club in Mooresville North Carolina is offering IBM employees 50% off their regular yearly rate of $225.00.

In order to qualify for this discount you must go to the following website . Please provide them with the requested information and make sure you include your IBM serial number in the requested field.. Don't miss out on this offer for it is a $112.50 savings off the regular price.

To learn more about the Lake Norman Club, please visit their website at http://wWW.LAKENORMANCLUB.COM/

IBM Charlotte QCC 2001 Reunion Breakfast December 1st

This year we will again be holding our breakfast at the IBM Main Site cafeteria in building 301. Please mark your calendars for December 1st at 9:00AM.

Entertainment will be provided by local performance artist Frank Grazidei. Frank will be playing keyboard dinner music as well as several featured numbers. Our speaker for the event will be Rusty Peters from the Federal Avaition Administration, Security Division. Rusty is a Supervisory Special Agent and will talk about the changes to airport and airline security and how the FAA is involved. You will probably find some of the information very revealing.

Our mailing address is:

IBM Quarter Century Club

8501 IBM Dr. MG37/204

Charlotte, NC 28262-8563

Breakfast Details

Date and time December 1st - 9:00 AM

Place IBM 301 Cafeteria

Cost $5.00 Members and Guests




Bacon, Sausage

Fresh Fruit

Coffee, Tea, Juice, Milk


All tickets must be ordered in advance; tickets will not be sold at the door.

The ticket order/return form can be found on the last page of the newsletter. Orders for tickets received by November 19 will be mailed. For orders received after November 19, tickets will be picked up at the door.

IBM Charlotte QCC Officers

President Willie Kimbrough 704-594-3938


Secretary Bill Heybruck 704-594-4210


IBM Charlotte QCC Treasurer's Report 7/1/00 - 11/30/01