GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE April 23,2009 at NOON

 

 

MINUTES OF March 26,2009 THE MEETING #411 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 A
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 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 A
MARK BOWYER SGT AT ARMS P

 

MINUTES OF February 26,2009 WERE Approved

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

 

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$9,980.74
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$6,885.00
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$ 836.23
 
MONEY MARKET
$5,113.29
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$15,094.03
 

 

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. Bowling will conclude the end of May.

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

Jim Smedley announced they had a little snag working with the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the person they were working with left BMI. Things keep changing. The date for the grand opening is now scheduled for Saturday,June 27th.  We will keep you informed

 

WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT.

 

Bull Roast ticket sales are going great.  We have sold approximately 275. We will be having door prizes so remember to keep your ticket stub. Angela Thomas is running the flower wheel for which we need donations of cakes and bottles of booze. Tom Sommerville will be running the Big 6 wheel this year. We still need volunteers to work the wheels.  John and Sheila Gill are doing a great job selling the 50/50 raffle tickets.  We will also be raffling off the quilts that Angela donated.

 

The Christmas Party is scheduled for Sunday December 13, 2009.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK.

 

Marge Stock is away celebrating her birthday. Bernie Vetter made the announcements.  Libby Vonasek is residing at Oakcrest Renaissance Center, 8832 Walther Blvd. Baltimore, Maryland 21234. Libby would appreciate receiving cards.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR MARCH GUYS AND DOLLS:

Florence Boncewich, Betty Bonner, Joe Bonner, Jeffrey Cameron, Marge Capecci, Agatha Czyz, Ronald Dahl, Josephine Farmer, Sheila Feehly, Russell Goble, Dorothy Heid, Patricia Hines, Robert Holthaus, Vivian Johnson, Hope Koch, Mary Lou Krick, Dave Lambert, Byron Lawson, James Lewis, Henry Marshall, Audrey Maxfield, Louise Millikin, Kathlyn Oleniacz, John Roras, John Roth, Margie Stock, Greg Surdel, Al Webster, Dorothy Webster, Irene Zimnitzky.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN MARCH:

Mark & Joyce Bowyer, Peter & Lillian Capizzi, Robert & Phyllis Kelly, Nelson & Eileen Weller. 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES- N/A

 

MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK-410-866-8725

 

We have new members:  David & Joan Marie Hagan.

 

2009 DUES

 

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:

Bonnie Vojik

8003 Caradoc Drive

Baltimore, Maryland 21237 DO NOT MAIL TO ANY OTHER ADDRESS.

Any questions please call me 410-866-8725 or Email:bonnievojik@aol.com.

 

HOT LINE: CHUCK REIBERT-410-866-5385

 

Only the members not on the E-mail list will receive their messages by phone call.  All members that have provided us with their E-mail addresses will receive notices by E-mail.

 

MAILING COMMITTEE/NEWSLETTER:

 

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 March:

 Bernie Vetter, Isabelle Burrell, Doris Bannon, Elaine Francik.

 

Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in April:

 Bernie Vetter, Marge Stock, Darlene Dail, Marion McDonough, MaryLou Lambert, Lillian Capizzi.

 

Darlene expressed thanks to all her helpers.

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS: N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS: N/A

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:            

 

Jim Smedley stated he has received several E-mails in the past month from different organizations trying to support General Motors Employees.  He mentioned the web sites and some of them require annual fees or donations.  Some are politically orientated.  If you would like, you can check out these web sites and the information they provide.  One site is the NRLN (National Retiree Legislative Network) their website is www.nrln.org they informed politicians about not taxing the portion of our health benefits that GM pays for us.  Also, they wrote a letter about the current plight of the auto industry’s salaried retirees.  Another website is for GMRA (General Motors Retirees Association) designed to be a voice for GM Retirees. Their website is www.gmret.org.  They also have been writing letters to politicians. 

In a letter, Jim received the following notice from the over the hill car club group:

“Presidents of Retiree Clubs representing the Big 3 have written a letter to the Treasury Secretary requesting to meet with Obama’s Automotive Task Force to discuss concerns about non-union employees of the auto industry in regards to the restructuring efforts”.

Everyone gave Angela Thomas and Betty Bonner a big Thank You for the work they are doing with the quilts.

 

MEETING DATES:

 

April 23,2009

Food obtained by Don Funke.  Menu: Chicken and Turkey Wraps.

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

Life is not about holding a good hand; Life is about playing a poor hand well

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ADJOURNED:  12:20pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 71

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 WAS WON BY: Olin Conrad-$54.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

 

                 Submitted By:  Mary Conrad, Sec.