GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE July 23, 2009 atNOON

 

 

MINUTES OF JUNE 25,,2009 THE MEETING #414 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 A
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 May 28, 2009 WERE Approved

 

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

 

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$8919.71
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$226.00
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$ 711.77
 
MONEY MARKET
$5,116.26
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$14,033.00
 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO 410-882-1558

 

 Everyone is invited to bowl free on August 4th at 1pm, Parkville Lanes. Bowling for this coming season will resume on the first Tuesday after Labor Day. Cost is $14 per week and it includes a bowling banquet.

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

Skip announced the Baltimore Museum of Industry grand opening for the GM Exhibit will be held as planned this Saturday, June 27th from 10am to 4pm.  All retirees and families are invited to attend,  free of charge.  Copies of directions are at the front table.

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WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

Clara announced the 35th Anniversary of the GM Salaried Club of Maryland will be celebrated with a dinner and party on Sunday August 2, 2009 at   Rosedale Gardens on Philadelphia Road from 1-5pm. Admission is free to all members and  $30 for a member’s escort  if she/he is not a member. The event will include a dinner, open bar and a live band for dancing.  To make reservations please call Marge Stock at 410-563-4931. No assigned tables.

 

Anyone wishing to join BJs should bring their application directly to Clara. 

 

Also, Clara will obtain Entertainment Books for those wishing to purchase them this year.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK 410-563-4931

 

A GM retiree, but not a club member, Katherine McGee has passed away. 

 

A get well card has been sent to Thelma Brown who is in the hospital. Congratulations to  Al and Joan Komin on celebrating their  50th Wedding Anniversary. 

 

Please notify Betty Bonner of any illnesses or deaths during the week of July 11-16.

 

Also for those making reservations for the 35th Anniversary Dinner and want to call during the week of  July 11-16, please leave a message on Marge’s answering machine or call Bernie Vetter.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR JUNE GUYS AND DOLLS:

Dan Abel, Walt Callahan, Larry Dernetz, Barbara Dersch, David Dickey, Jr., Roland Forrest, Jerry Kellner, Jim Phillips, Al Reiter, Doug Roloff, Frances Roth, Josephine Santoro, Jim Smedley, Jim Smith, Angela Thomas, Eileen Weller, Bill Wilking..

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN JUNE:

William & Sophia Bartenfelder, Peter & Despina Coutros,  Rebert & Sheila Feehly, Patricia & Tom Flynn,  Al & Joan Komin, Dave & Mary Lou Lambert, Thomas & Gertrude O;Keefe, Clyde & Mary Schafer, Jim & Gloria Smedley, George & Phyliss Staso, Michael & Betsy Vahey, Joe & Joanne Zarachowicz..

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES:

 

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MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK-410-866-8725

2009 DUES

 

New member Sushil Birla. (Sushil attended the meeting today and was warmly welcomed by club members.)

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

 

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MAILING COMMITTEE/NEWSLETTER:

 

BETTY BONNER: 410-488-4877.

Please advise us of any changes to your mailing address or E-mail. For additional information regarding the Club please check our website. www.gmbsrc.org.

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE:  N/A

 

 CAKES: DARLENE DAIL-410-252-4746

 

Thanks to all that have contributed cakes in June: Darlene Dail, Mary Onorato, Dottie Miller, Bernie Vetter, Marge Stock, Jackie Watts & Clara Hunt.

 

Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in July:

Mary Jane Conrad, Mary Marsiglia, Dottie Ensor, Dave Dickey, Jim Welzenbach, Peggy Horwath.

 

PLEASE NOTIFY DARLENE IF YOU CANNOT BRING YOUR SCHEDULED DONATION SO OTHER ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE. THANK YOU

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS: N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS: N/A

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

Jim mentioned he has no more significant information about the bankruptcy other than what has been in the news lately.  Jim clarified to members that GM Executives and the UAW have also made concessions in the current restructuring plans. 

 

The clunker bill was signed June 24, 2009 which will provide buyers with a voucher up to $4,500 to help pay for a new, more efficient car or truck. It will begin approximately July 25, 2009.

 

We are still looking at ways to reduce the cost of the lunches.  Our goal is to break even on the lunches, not to make money on it.

 

Current lunch rates are now: 

$3.00 for Pizza and $4.00 for all other meals.

 

 

MEETING DATES: July 23, 2009

 

Food will be hot dogs and beans and a cold salad, probably potato or macaroni salad..  Cost $4.00

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent..

 

ADJOURNED:  12:40pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 64

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 WAS WON BY: Mary Onorato--$50.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

410-488-4877.

 

Submitted By:  Jim Smedley, Pres.