SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE OCTOBER 23, 2008 AT NOON
MINUTES OF September l2, 2008 THE MEETING #405 WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT Jim Smedley AT NOON
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LED BY: MARK BOWYER
PRAYER BY: JOYCE BOWYER
JIM SMEDLEY PRESIDENT _P_
SKIP SHIFLETT VICE PRESIDENT _P_
MARY JANE CONRAD SECRETARY _P_
BERNIE VETTER TREASURER _P_
JIM HINES BOARD OF DIRECTORS _P_
ANGELO ONORATO BOARD OF DIRECTORS _P_
CHUCK MILLER BOARD OF DIRECTORS _A_
DOTTIE MILLER BOARD OF DIRECTORS _A_
GEORGE PHILLIPS BOARD OF DIRECTORS _A_
JEAN EBSWORTH BOARD OF DIRECTORS _P_
ED WATTS TRUSTEE _P_
LEO HEID TRUSTEE _P_
JOHN ELTRINGHAM TRUSTEE _P_
MARK BOWYER SGT AT ARMS _P_
MINUTES OF August 28, 2008 MEETING WERE Approved
TREASURER: BERNIE VETTER
CHECKING ACCOUNT $ 8,457.77
TOTAL RECEIPTS $ 626.00
TOTAL EXPENSE $ 1,053.57
MONEY MARKET $ 5,097.22
TOTAL ASSETS $13,554.99
BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO
Bowlers are needed.
Bowling started in September. Bowlers and substitutes are still needed.
HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT
The GM exhibit, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, is almost finished. It will probably be another week or two before it is completed. At that time, preparations for the grand opening will begin. More information to come.
WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT
Crab Feast Scheduled for October 23, 2008 cost $5.00.
Christmas Party at Rosedale Gardens is scheduled for December 13, 2008 cost $30.00.
Entertainment Books are on sale for $20.00. (If you previously purchased a book you can see Clara Hunt for a price adjustment.)
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK
Announcement made by: Bernie Vetter
Get well cards have been sent to: Leverne Andrezejewski and Helen Ann Staley.
Marge Stock is home recovering from surgery. Cards would be appreciated.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR SEPTMBER GUYS AND DOLLS
Kenneth Bayne, Gordon Bentz, Mark Bowyer, John Cochran, Ruth Copeman, Peter Coutros, Dolores Curtis, Lucy Davis, Jack Dempsey, George Dersch, Al Ensor, Robert Feehly, Patricia Flynn, Raymond Hofland, Al Jacobson, Sandy Johnson, Frank Koch, Marion McDonough, William McGonigle, Dottie Miller, Betty Nagle, Eleanor O’Leary, Dick Rausch, Marge Schaefer, Clyde Schafer, Mary Schafer, Tom Sommerville, Joseph Stadler, Betty Stierhoff, Venus Stump, Linda Surdel, Charlotte Tomchik, Michael Vahey, Cliff Waller, Norman Warnick, Irene Wilkenson, Ray Wilkenson
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN SEPTEMER
Joe & Betty Bonner, Thelma & Howard Brown, John & Rose Cochran, Beryl & Agnes Crown, Walter & Jean Gregonis, Leo & Dorothy Heid, James & Patricia Hines, Robert & Betty Holthaus, Jo Ann & Maynard Retz, Charles & Gloria Riebert, Greg & Linda Surdel, Al & Bonnie Vojik, Ron & Carolyn Zeberlein.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: JIM HINES
Welcomed everyone to the meeting and encouraged non-members to join the club.
MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK
Total 348 members.
HOT LINE: CHUCK REIBERT
Hot line callers are needed.
MAILING COMMITTEE / NEWSLETTER: BETTY BONNER
Anyone interested in the Canada trip can see Angie Thomas for a brochure.
CAKES: DARLENE DAIL
The club supports the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. The walk will be held in October. If you are interested in participating see Darlene Dail. Forget-Me-Not flowers are still on sale for $1.00 the proceeds support the Alzheimer’s Association.
Thanks to all who have contributed cakes in September: Dave Dickey, Jim Smedley, Darlene Dail, Betty Bonner, Peggy Horwath, Elaine Francik, Bernie Vetter, Isabelle Burrell, Libby Vonasek, Mary Lou Krick, Creston Smith, Ray Thomas, Angie Thomas, Jeri Skunda, Despina Coutros, Mary Marsiglia, E. Malinowski, Marge Roloff, Emma Johnson.
Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in October: Doris Bannon, Bernie Vetter, Marge Stock, Jean Ebsworth, Emma Johnson, Mary Onorato.
PRESENTATION OF BILLS:
GOOD OF THE CLUB:
Jack Summers and Jim Smedley participated in a teleconference on Tuesday about GM’s future. They discussed promoting new products such as the Volt and Traverse. Another topic of discussion included the excellent quality reports issued by JD Power. GM is also fighting back against negative newspaper reports as seen in the Wall Street Journal. For GM info you may log onto the following websites. www.gmfactsandfiction.com and www.gmnext.com and www.gm.com You can sign up for E-news at http://www.gm.com/corporate/employees/retirees/email/email.jsp
Traverse Drive & Rider Program-
All primary and alternate drivers participating in the Travers Drive & Ride program must attend one of the two meeting to be held on October 9 & 10. The meeting will be held at Fed Ex field. See Jack Summers for additional info.
The next meeting will be held on October 23, 2008. (Crab Feast)
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“I wept because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.”
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 277
50/50 WAS WON BY: N/A
IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:
Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931 or Betty Bonner 410-488-4877.
Following adjourned meeting:
A video presentation was given by Julie Monahan (GM representative), Tanya Gibson, and Dave Lucarelli (extend health representative). The video provided information regarding the changes to our health plan as of January 1, 2009. We will be receiving a welcome kit in late October or early November providing us with further information. Everyone will have time to customize their individual plan. Many thanks to our presenters for their assistance.