GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE May 28,2009  atNOON

 

 

MINUTES OF April 23,2009 THE MEETING #412WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT Jim Smedley AT NOON

 

OPENING CEREMONIES:

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LED BY: JIM SMEDLEY

 

PRAYER BY: JACK SUMMERS

 

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 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 March 26,2009 WERE Approved

With the notation the club received a thank you note from the wife of George Monroe

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$10,250.26
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$9,197.25
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$ 7,897.50
 
MONEY MARKET
$5,113.29
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$15,363.55
 

 

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 May 26,2009.

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

The work with the Baltimore Museum of Industry is progressing slowly. Good news is the Baltimore Museum of Industry has received the M Van that was stored in Wilmington. This nice looking van really adds to the GM display. The museums address is 1415 Key Hwy. Baltimore, MD.

 

WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

Clara was applauded for her good work organizing the bull roast.  We had a good turnout, the food was good and everything went well. Clara thanked everyone who helped with the bull roast, they all did a great job.  Jim mentioned there was a complaint that came to his attention, it was that non-club members were working the Big6 wheel. The club previously asked for volunteers to run the wheel. Since there were not enough club members that volunteered the club needed to go to trusted friends and family of club members who were willing to help the club out and volunteer their time and work the wheel.  There always were club members working with these volunteers. Therefore, in the future, if we do not get enough club members to volunteer we have no recourse then to go to our trusted friends and family that are willing to help.  

 

The Christmas Party is scheduled for Sunday December 13, 2009. The band will be Impulse.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK.

 

Marge informed us of the passing of Libby Vonasek.

Lodge notice was posted in the Sun paper and donations to the Kidney Foundation and the American Cancer Society were given in her memory.

 

Please call Marge if you know of anyone that is ill so she can send a card from the club.

Dave Lambert said John Cullina  had a bad fall and is slowly recovering.  Jack Gill said Sheila Gill is home recovering from surgery.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR APRIL GUYS AND DOLLS:

Laverne Andrzejewski, William Bethke, Thelma Brown, Mary Cuprik, Richard Daw, Charles Ebert Jr., Freda Helinski, Elizabeth Justice, Theresa Kerby, Marshall Nuckols, Loyd Sawyers, Gloria Smedley, Barbara Waller, Brenda Warnick, Jack Zimnitzky.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN APRIL:

James & Fran Lewis, Don & Darlene Myers, Angelo & Mary Onorato, Nancy & Thomas Rockstroh, Angela & Raymond Thomas, Charles & Linda Zeberlein.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES:

 

Regarding hot line, if you are going on vacation and will not be available let your hot line caller know and if you are a caller let your alternate know you are going away or sick and unavailable.

 

MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK-410-866-8725

 

We have a new member: Marie Akers

 

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.

 

We have quite a few members that have not renewed their membership.  Bonnie will be sending out reminders this month.

 

HOT LINE: CHUCK REIBERT-410-866-5385

 

N/A

 

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.

 

Betty gave the names of the four lucky winners who won the quilts Angela Thomas made for the bull roast

Gary Landon, Donna Heid, Brenda Klein and Frank Buchanan.  The winner of the 50/50 raffle held at the bull roast was Mr. George Merritt (non-member of the club.)

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE:  N/A

 

 CAKES: DARLENE DAIL

 

Thanks to all that have contributed cakes in April: Bernie Vetter, Lillian Capizzi, Mary Lou Lambert, Darlene Dail, Aili Kreek, Marge Stock,& Clif Waller.

 

Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in May:

 Bernie Vetter, Marge Stock, Doris Bannon, Ann Carven, Audrey Maxfield, Angie Thomas.

Darlene said she has enough cake donations for May & June.  She needs people to sign up for the summer.  Please volunteer to bring a cake to the meetings it is always the same few that are willing to donate.

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS: N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS: N/A

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:            

 

Jim informed us that the NRLN (National Retiree Legislative Network) is attempting to do some good things for GM.  The NRLN president sent letters to Congress concerning the Health Care & Life Insurance benefits for salaried employees of the auto industries. The Over The Hill Car People President and the NRLN President will be meeting with  President Obamas Task Force tomorrow, April 24th at the Treasury Building in Washington to discuss salaried retirees concerns. 

 

GM will be getting an additional $5 billion in loans to take them to June 1st.  They have already received $13.4 billion in loans.

 

GM announced they will close many plants this summer for 9 weeks.

Jim had copies of the letter the president of NRLN sent to congress. Please come up and take a copy.

There was a short  conversation about prescription coverage.  Please take the time to check around at different stores to see who might carry your medication at the cheapest price.

 

MEETING DATES: May 28,2009

 

Food obtained by Don Funke.  Menu: Pizza

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

“I’m an old man and have had many troubles, but most of them never happened”

 

ADJOURNED:  12:35pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 68  

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 WAS WON BY: Aili Kreek--$62.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

410-488-4877.

 

Submitted By:  Mary Conrad, Sec.