GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE March 26,2009 at NOON.
MINUTES OF February 26,2009 THE MEETING #410 WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT Jim Smedley AT NOON
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LED BY: MARK BOWYER
PRAYER BY: JOYCE BOWYER
MINUTES OF January 22, 2009 WERE Approved
TREASURER: BERNIE VETTER
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A
BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO 410-882-1558
Bowling is every Tuesday at 1pm at Parkville Bowling lanes on Harford Road. We can still use subs.
HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT
Jim Smedley and Skip Shiflett have been busy working with the Baltimore Museum of Industry trying to set up a display. They are hoping that upon completion when you visit the GM display you will be able to push several buttons, see a narrative about the plant, and a slide show containing old pictures and old commercials. There will be an area with artifacts such as patches, brochures, and other items that were handed out through the years. The grand opening should be one Sunday in June. The Museum plans to have an antique car show on the same day. We really would like for all of our members to come to the Grand Opening. We will keep you informed.
WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT.
Bull Roast tickets sales are going great. We will be having a flower wheel for which we need cakes and bottles of booze, all donations will be appreciated. Tom Sommerville will be running the Big 6 wheel this year. We need volunteers to work both wheels. John and Sheila Gill are doing a great job selling the 50/50 raffle tickets. Please make your checks payable to the GM Salaried Retiree Club. If you need more tickets or information call 410-433-1694.
Angela Thomas is donating 4 beautiful handmade quilts, which will be raffled off at the Bull Roast
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK
Marge informed members of the passing of Marge Scarpulla and George Monroe. Sympathy cards were mailed, notices were posted in the Sun Paper and donations to the Alzheimer’s Association and to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association in their names respectfully.
Get well cards were sent to Bea Carmine, Greg Surdel and Libby Vonasek.
Marge Stock will be on vacation March 24th thru March 28th. In case of illnesses or deaths during this time please call Betty Bonner.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR February GUYS AND DOLLS:
Doris Bannon, William Brannan, Howard Brown, Ted Canipe, Olin Conrad, Charles Curtis, Dottie Ensor, Bruce Fisher, Donald Funke, Jack Gill, Melvin Hatcher,Jr. Gene Hicks, Peggy Horwath,Robert Imhoff, Catherine Magee, Rick Marine,Jim Master, Darlene Myers, Ann Nesenkar, Edna Niemitz, Gertrude O’Keefe, John Powell, Zelma Rawlings, Leroy Robinson, Marge Roloff, Jearlene Skunda, Raymond Thomas, James Trice, Geraldine Tynan, Bonnie Vojik, Ed Watts, Rick Marine.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN February
Mike & Peggy Horwath, Mike & Mildred Loyco,John & Charlotte Tomchik.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: JIM HINES- N/A
MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK-410-866-8725
We have 2 new members: William & Sophia Bartenfelder and Joseph & Marsha Velli.
Dues are $15.00 per person ($30.00 if both retiree and spouse are members.) Make check payable to GM Salaried
Retiree Club and mail to:
8003 Caradoc Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE WITH 50/50 TICKETS OR ANY OTHER PAYMENTS. DO NOT MAIL TO ANY OTHER ADDRESS.
Any questions please call me 410-866-8725 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOT LINE: CHUCK REIBERT-410-866-5385- N/A
BETTY BONNER: 410-488-4877.
Please advise of any changes to your mailing address or E-mail. For additional information regarding the Club please check the club website www.gmbsrc.org.
TRAVEL COMMITTEE: N/A
CAKES: DARLENE DAIL
Thanks to all that have contributed cakes in February:
Jeri Skuda, Angela Thomas, Clara Hunt, Bernie Vetter, Marge Stock, Jean Ebsworth, Aili Kreek, Jane Jenkins
Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in March:
Bernie Vetter, Marge Stock, Darlene Dail, Elaine Francik, Doris Bannon .
Darlene expressed thanks to all her helpers.
PRESENTATION OF BILLS: N/A
Jim welcomed the people who were attending the club for the first time and those who rarely visit the club.
GOOD OF THE CLUB:
Jim received a notice from the GMbenefits website about the status and funding of the GM pension fund which came out February 19th. Al Komin distributed the notice thru our E-mail process. Since there are people who don’t have E-mail, Jim handed out copies of the notice, which consisted of a series of 12 question and answers relative to the pension fund. The pension fund is a little under funded. The salary pension fund has a deficit of $1.7Billion.
Jim also mentioned the 4th quarter report posted by GM came out today. GM reported a $ 9.6 billion loss in the 4th quarter and burned through $6.2 billion in cash in the last 3 months of 2008. GM lost $30.9 billion for 2008. We just have to hope and pray for the best.
Please if you know of a death of a club member kindly notify Marge Stock or Betty Bonner as soon as possible so they can respond in a timely manner. Chuck Reibert also needs time to activate the Hot Line
Angela Thomas is donating four handmade quilts that will be raffled off at the bull roast. Tickets for this raffle will be available for purchase at our next meeting, March 26th .The price will be $1.00 for l chance or $5.00 for 10 chances. Also, if anyone is unable to attend the meeting or the bull roast, but would like to partake in the raffle they may send a check payable to the GMSalaried Retiree Club in the amount of $5.00 for 10 chances to:
5401 Todd Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21206
Betty will enter your chances for you. Kindly include your phone number in case you are one of the lucky winners. Good Luck!!
Food obtained by Don Funke. Menu: Chili and Corn Bread.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 91
50/50 WAS WON BY: Dick Malinowski--$75.00
IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:
Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931 or Betty Bonner 410-488-4877.
Submitted By: Mary Conrad, Sec.