GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE NOVEMBER 20, 2008 AT NOON

 

MINUTES OF October 23, 2008. THE MEETING #406 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  A
BERNIE VETTER TREASURER P
JIM HINES BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
ANGELO ONORATO BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
CHUCK MILLER BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
DOTTIE MILLER BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
GEORGE PHILLIPS BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
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 September 12, 2008 MEETING WERE Approved

 

TREASURER’S REPORT; TREASURER -  BERNIE VETTER

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$8,073.81
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$155.10
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$465.87
 
MONEY MARKET
$5099.14
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$13172.95
 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO

 

Reported by Angelo Ororato.

Bowlers are needed.  Bowling is every Tuesday at 1PM at Parkville. Bowling Lanes are on Harford Rd. 

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

The GM exhibit, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, is essentially finished with the exception of some enhancements including improved lighting and possibly video or audio tapes.  Everyone is invited to visit the exhibit now, but a grand opening is being planned for a Sunday afternoon in late March.

 

WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

Christmas Party at Rosedale Gardens is scheduled for December 13, 2008 cost $30.00. Clara has tickets available.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK

 

Marge informed members of the passing of Doris Hawke and Rosemary Sherinsky. Club made a donation to each family to charity of their choice and sympathy cards were sent.

 

Get well cards were sent to: Tom Tawney, Leo Heid, Linda Surdel, Joe Rozanski.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR OCTOBER GUYS AND DOLLS:

 

Dottie Abel, Julie Blama, Joyce Bowyer, Elaine Burlage, Paul Czerkovich, Fred Dulik, June Grden, William Griffith, Donna Harkins, Paul Julian, Doris Klingelhofer, Mary LaLonde, Fran Lewis, Mike Loyco, Larry Magee, Betty Mathews, Boots Onorato, Betty Reiter, Thomas Ronci, Edward Rose, Jr., George Schaeffer, Charles Scheper, Paul Sheets, Rose Marie Tauber, John Tomchik, Joe Zarachowicz, Carolyn Zeberlein.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN OCTOBER

Jeffrey & Maralee Cameron, Scott & Linda Carter, Olin & Mary Conrad, John & Jeanette Karras, Harry & Mary Lou Krick, Richard & Elizabeth Malinowski, Cliff & Barbara Waller, Al & Dorothy Webster.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES

 

The Board will meet to discuss ways to improve the Hot Line process.  Club membership voted in favor of obtaining a Costco card for Donald Funk who handles the food purchases for our meetings.

 

MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK

 

Total 351. Recent new members: Arlene Hoffman, James Trice, Kent Woods,  Zelma Rawlings, John & Jeanette Karras, Melvin Hatcher, Donald Scribner, John & Joyce Powell, & Linda Seybold.

 

HOT LINE: CHUCK REIBERT

 

Hot line callers are needed.

 

MAILING COMMITTEE / NEWSLETTER: BETTY BONNER

 

If you now have an email address and are still getting the club minutes by mail…..contact al komin at gmbsrc@aol.com.  Also, if you have changed your email address and have not notified al komin, please do.   Especially if you have an aol address.  Thanks.

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE:

 

No report.

 

CAKES: 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 October:   Darlene Dail, Lillian Capizzi, Doris Bannon, Bernie Vetter, Margie Stock, Jean Ebsworth, Rosemary Talbot, Betty Bonner.

 

Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in November:  Bernie Vetter, Dottie Miller, Darlene Dail, Mary Onorato.

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS:

 

N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

N/A

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

Drivers for the Ride and Drive Traverse program attended the training session at Fed Ex Field last month. On October 22nd about 40 members from the club showed up to test drive the Traverse at Koons Chevrolet. Some of the drivers brought the Traverse vehicle with them to the meeting today.

 

Club members shared comments about the changes to the revisions of the Health Program.  Most comments were positive regarding calls made to Extend Health. Members were reminded they if they have internet access they can go to www.extendhealth.com/gm to review the prices of various health companies.

Club members decided to allow Health Plan Companies to set up a table at the November 20th meeting to speak with anyone from the club about their plan. Companies will not make formal presentations to the club.

 

MEETING DATES:

 

The next meeting will be held on November 20, 2008. Chili will be provided for lunch.

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

 

ADJOURNED:

 

12:40pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  106                        

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 WAS WON BY: Mary Marsiglia.

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931 or Betty Bonner 410-488-4877.

 

Following adjourned meeting: Crab Feast.

 

This month’s minutes prepared by Jim Smedley for Mary Conrad