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IBM QCC of Charlotte 2004 Reunion Breakfast March 20



Form inside you MUST return











IBM Quarter Century Club

8501 IBM Dr. MG82/204-3

Charlotte, NC 28262-8563






IBM Charlotte QCC 2004 Dues & Breakfast


YOU MUST RETURN, so please fill in and mail TODAY or ASAP. THANKS


Last Name: _________________________ First name: _________________________


Address: ______________________________________________________________


Phone Number: ____________   E-mail Address: ______________________________


Please indicate address change from last year _______(yes/no)


Dues:                                                                            $      5.00 


Breakfast Reservation  for ____  X $8.00 per =           $__________


TOTAL  (check payable to IBM QCC CLT)                  $_____________


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Mail to:

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________**  Any suggestions for the club: _____________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

**  Nomination  or volunteer for officer: ______________________________________

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Text Box: IBM Quarter Century Club
8501 IBM Dr. MG82/204-3
Charlotte, NC 28262-8563




IBM Quarter Century Club of Charlotte News


IBM QCC of Charlotte 2004 Reunion Breakfast March 20


This year, we will again be holding our breakfast at the IBM Main Site cafeteria in building 301.  Please mark your calendar for Saturday, March 20 at 9:00AM. 


Please fill out the form and mail it today for your reservation.


Our speaker for the event will be H. C. “Woody” Woodward, Charlotte/Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation.  He will present an overview of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games. The entertainment will be provided by Charles Albrecht and his band. We are looking forward to seeing you there.  This will give you a chance to see your colleagues and catch up on what’s been happening the passed year. And don’t forget the door prizes!!!!


Date and time          March 20th @ 9:00 AM

Place                          IBM 301 Cafeteria

Cost                           $8.00 Members and Guests



            Biscuits, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage,   Fresh Fruit

                        Coffee, Tea, Juice, Milk



All tickets must be ordered in advance; tickets will not be sold at the door.  Please fill out the Dues/Breakfast form on the first page of the newsletter and return it to the address on the form.  All tickets will be waiting at the door.  When you arrive at the door please present your name so that we can distribute the tickets quickly and efficiently.  Deadline for reservations is March 15.  



Dues will be accepted at anytime.


Mailing address is:

IBM Quarter Century Club

8501 IBM Dr. MG82/204-3

Charlotte, NC 28262-8563




IBM  QCC of Charlotte 2003 Officers



President:                Terry Law                            704-594-4110

Vice President:       Bill Nemecek       704-398-9703

Secretary:                Todd Arnold                 704-594-8253

Treasurer:                Bob Palo                          704-594-7869



IBM  QCC of Charlotte 2004 Officer Elections


It is time to replace the current officers.   Election of new officers for 2004 will take place at the upcoming event.   The office of Treasurer and Secretary must be held by active IBM employees and the office of President and Vice President may be held by retirees or employees. 


Anyone interested in getting involved in any way or has suggestions may send an email or call one of the officers above.



*****      VERY IMPORTANT      *****


IBM  QCC of Charlotte Web Site


The IBM Quarter Century Club of Charlotte has a web site and message board.  You can get to the website at .  Please REGISTER at YAHOO with your e-mail address and then JOIN the Group “CLTQCC” so that we have a record of your e-mail and can open communications this way.  This is a work in process, but we feel this is going to be the most effective way for us to communicate in the future, so bear with us as we get things working together.  If you have any questions, problems, comments or suggestions, please contact Bill Nemecek, IBM QCC CLT VP at or call 704-398-9703.





IBM Charlotte Site News Update


Building 104 -

A $12 million building makeover at University Research Park will put nearly 300,000 square feet of speculative office space on the market by summer in northeast Charlotte.

Trinity Partners is helping manage the project, which will create a second-story inside a structure originally designed for manufacturing at Meridian Corporate Center, off W.T. Harris Boulevard near Interstate 85.

Peter Conway, Trinity's director of leasing, said the expanded Meridian Exchange building will target an unmet need: large blocks of contiguous Class A space -- 50,000 square feet or more -- for tenants seeking to move in almost immediately.

"I think we will appeal on the national front," he said, as corporate search firms seek potential sites for their clients.

The Charlotte Chamber encourages office developers to build on speculation without signed tenants because relocating corporations typically want to occupy space quickly.

Having an available supply of Class A space -- typically the market's finest -- can improve Charlotte's chances of attracting corporations, chamber officials say.

The construction, to be completed in July, will create a building of 289,000 square feet, 140,000 square feet larger than it is now.

The exterior also will get a face-lift, including a new glass-and-aluminum entrance and improved landscaping.

A three-story, 400-space parking deck will be constructed next to the building, which is connected to a 1.8 million-square-foot campus that includes a cafeteria and conference center.

The 200-acre-plus campus was developed by IBM in several phases between 1979 and 1984. The computer giant still leases about 700,000 square feet there, but New York's Blackacre Capital Management now owns the buildings and land.











Volunteers are needed to teach high school students IT skills and be an advisor for a club.  Training for the volunteers would be part of the process.


The target for TechConnect is a diverse high school  student population and skill level.


Students who are already computer savvy will form the heart of each club; however, we sincerely hope also to attract a large number of students with a beginning interest to the technology arena.


The purpose is to –


Encourage students to seek technology careers.

Encourage students to pursue degrees at our local colleges and universities.

Encourage students to take technology positions within our Charlotte community.

Promote IT in the community.

Ensure adequate supply of IT skilled workers.


TechConnect is a one of the e-Learning Initiatives of the Charlotte Chamber and is also known as e-Learning Career.  It is funded by Advantage Carolina, an affiliate of the Chamber. During the school year, each club will have activities in multiple interest areas or "tracks." Each track has approximately six weekly meetings.


The website is where more information can be found.



                      Internet SITES of interest


After IBM  


IBM Stock       


Social Security


Employee Sales





IBM Charlotte QCC Treasurer's Report  10/01/02 - 12/30/03



Savings (Share) Account


Opening balance                                                                   $       5.99

Dividend                                                                           $       0.14

Ending balance                                                                                        $       6.13



Checking (Draft) Account


Opening balance                                                                   $3,685.90



Memberships                                    $1,052.00     

QCC Breakfast                                 $1,416.00

Dividend                                             $     28.81




QCC Breakfast

Catering               $2,054.70

Office Supply       $     15.00

Entertainment      $   450.00

Door prizes          $   700.00



          Flowers and Memorials                            $       0.00



Ending balance                                                                                             $2,963.01



TOTAL ASSETS                                                                                                $2,969.14












IBM  QCC of Charlotte New Inductees




Come to the Reunion Breakfast to be recognized.  We want to welcome the newest members of the IBM QCC of Charlotte.  The inductees for 2003 are:



Allen Hackett

Art Macek

Bob Austin

Boxley Llewellyn

Brian Manley

Carol Pontis

David Trotter

Deloris C Chisley

Ed Donlin

Ed R Swiatek

Eric Golden

Gary Corbett

Geoff Emerson

Jack Sams

James Chillemi

James Hasty

James Palmer

Jerome Santoni

Joseph Ledford

Judy Graham

Karen F Wotanis

Ken Watts

Mark Dierks

Matthew Yenik

Nina Aurand

Pat Robinson

Rayne Anderson

Robert C Ernst

Robert Chang

Ron Ragsdale

Sandra Haynes

Scott Wagner

Sharon Kofmehl

Todd Arnold

Tom Sawicki

Valerie Smith

Velma Falls

Walter R Harris