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

 

OPENING CEREMONIES:

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LED BY: MARK BOWYER

 

PRAYER BY: JOYCE BOWYER

 

OFFICERS:

 

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’S REPORT;

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

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

N/A

 

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.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

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

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

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

N/A

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE:

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:

N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS:

N/A

 

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.

 

MEETING DATES:

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.” 

ADJOURNED:

12:20pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  277

 

RAFFLE:

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.