Social Activities

Typically, every year, the Rochester IBM Alumni Club offers social activities so club members can come together to continue with or renew old friendships. These activities are available to all members (who have paid their club dues), spouses, or a guest.

The main sponsored club activities are:

ANNUAL PICNIC:  Once a year, 150 to 300 Club Members gather together to enjoy a catered picnic supper and visit about what they have been doing over the winter and early spring. This is a great way to catch up with what others are doing, what’s changing at the IBM Rochester site, and by the way, enjoy some delicious food.  Click here to see the photos from the 2022 Picnic.
CHRISTMAS PARTY:  Everybody is busy over the holiday season. Sometimes, because of the hustle and bustle, we forget that this is the time for family and friends. The Rochester IBM Alumni Club party is a way of taking an afternoon to get away from all those activities and kick back and enjoy a holiday meal with your friends. Oh! By the way, don't forget to wish everyone well during the upcoming year. 

CLICK HERE for the report on the 2021 Christmas Party. Check back here for information on the 2022 Christmas Party.

We seem to be losing track of retirees and so would like to invite anyone who is an IBM retiree from any location (whether a member of the Alumni Club or not) to attend our annual Christmas Party. It will be a great opportunity to get together with other retirees and just 'eat and visit.' Please tell your friends about the club and about the party. If you are not yet an Alumni Club member, you can join at the party. Lifetime membership is just $35.00.

GOLF EVENTS:  OK, so you're not Rory McIlroy! Golf can still be fun and Alumni Club members prove it every year at several golf events. The club runs an event a month and the format is usually a scramble with a shotgun start followed by lunch at the golf course. Events are held at golf courses around the Rochester area. Tee it up—this will give you the opportunity to play all those area courses that you said you would play someday. Golf sign up generally begins at 8:30 AM with 9:00 AM tee offs and may be done at the respective courses on the day of the event. An Alumni Club member attending a golf event may bring a guest who is not a Club member.
Click here for tentative information about 2022 Golf events
Click here for 2021 Golf event reports
Click here for 2019 Golf event reports  
Click here for 2018 Golf event reports
Click here for 2017 Golf event reports
Click here for 2016 Golf event reports


BOWLING LEAGUE: Winter in Minnesota can get you down if you let it. But here is a way to help remedy that. Join the Alumni Bowling League and bring your spouse along (either or both may join). Three-person Teams are selected by a random drawing, and requires no special bowling skills (all are welcome for fun). The season is October through the end of March (shorter than normal league timeframes). There is always room for more bowlers, and if you can't make it every week, sign up as a sub (bowling when available only). Our contact is Elaine Torkelson (507 282-8266) to sign-up for the bowling league.
- 2018-2019 Alumni Bowling League End-Season Report
- 2016-2017 Alumni Bowling League End-Season Report
- 2016-2017 Alumni Bowling League Mid-Season Report
- 2015-2016 Alumni Bowling League End of Season Report
 - 2015-2016 Alumni Bowling League Mid-Season Report
- 2014-2015 Alumni Bowling League End of Season Report
- 2014-2015 Alumni Bowling League Mid-Season Report