GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE August 27,2009 at NOON

 

 

MINUTES OF THE July 23,2009  MEETING #415 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  P
BERNIE VETTER TREASURER P
JIM HINES BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
ANGELO ONORATO BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
CHUCK MILLER BOARD OF DIRECTORS A
DOTTIE MILLER BOARD OF DIRECTORS A
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 June 25,2009 WERE Approved

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

 

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$8655.34
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$398.00
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$ 1069.21
 
MONEY MARKET
$5,116.26
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$13,771.60
 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO 410-882-1558

 

Everyone is invited to Parkville lanes on Harford Road to bowl free on August 4th at 1:00pm.  Duckpin bowling will resume on the first Tuesday after Labor Day.  Cost is $14 per week and it includes a bowling banquet.  We need bowlers and substitutes.

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

Jim announced that we had approximately 3 dozen members attend the opening of the GM Exhibit on June 27th at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.  The museum is hosting another celebration on Thursday, September 10,2009 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  All GM employees, retirees and their families are invited to attend free.  They will be having hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  Jim and I have been to previous BMI celebrations and they always have been very nice. We encourage everyone to come to the affair and to see the exhibit. Jim and I have talked about what we need to do to refresh the display for next year. We are looking for Chevrolet or Fisher Body memorabilia, if you have any thing you are willing to share with us and put in the display it would be greatly appreciated. 

 

WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

The crab feast will be September 24,2009.  The price will be announced next month. Anyone wishing to join BJ’s the cost is $30.00. Clara is the only person who can take your application.  Entertainment Books are here the cost is $20.00.  There is a sign-up sheet on the front table.  Clara will bring your book to the next meeting.  Reservations for the 35th Anniversary party end on July 24th.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK 410-563-4931

 

There was an error in last month’s announcements. Catherine Magee was a member of the club, lodge notice was posted in the Sun paper and a donation was made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 John Cochran passed. His lodge notice was posted. 

Jean Holt, a previous club member, also passed away.

Get well cards were mailed to Billie Dubicki and Geri Reichenbach we wish them speedy recoveries.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR  JULY GUYS AND DOLLS:

 

Bill Atkins, Charles Brown, Kay Canipe, John Cullina, Gus Economides, John Eltringham, Eugene Grden, Joan Marie Hagan, George Johnson, Harry Johnson, Jeanette Karras, Robert Kelley, Phil Kemp, Al Komin, Mary Lou Lambert, Mary Marsiglia, Daniel McCann, George Mister, Don Myers, Thomas O’Keefe, Jean Pasterfield, George Phillips, Fran Rausch, Joe Rozanski, Lucille Shaver, George Staso, Phyliss Staso, Eustace Steidtmann, Rhoda Belle Tawney, Charles Weaver, Richard Wyatt, Joanne Zarachowicz..

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN JULY:

Dan & Dottie Abel, Fred & Rose Dulik, Thomas & Joyce Ronci, Joseph & Marsha Velli, Jacqueline & Edward Watts.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES:

 

Jim said hi and that he hoped to see everyone at the 35th Anniversary party.

 

MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK-410-866-8725

2009 DUES

 

We have 2 new members: Dennis &Linda Caperna

 

Bonnie would like to know if anyone knows of past members who maybe under managed care or in nursing homes that may have the inability to renew their memberships.

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 July:

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

 Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in August:

 Mary Lou Lambert, Joyce Scheper, Jim Smedley, Pat Hines, Marge Roloff & Bernie Vetter.

 

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:             

 

 Leo Heid inquired if anyone had information about what is going on with President Obama’s health care bill.  A lot of our elected officials have not made any decision on the bill. It was mentioned that there are supposed to be provisions in the bill that say the government will have a lot of control over what happens to you when you get older.  This could be life threatening based on what kind of medical treatment they say you will or will not be able to receive. Another concern mentioned was if you don’t have privatized health insurance by the time this bill takes effect and you can’t get it, you will have to take the government insurance. This is partly why the legislators are undecided with their votes.  There is the possibility that Congress will take their August break and pick up talks when they return in September.  President Obama mentioned that they may have something accomplished by the end of the year instead of the end of July as originally stated.   Jack Sommers said he has read a lot about it and doesn’t like it.  It wouldn’t hurt to get in touch with your Senators and Representatives and let them know your opinion.  Also remember how they vote and make your voice known at the next election.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

Jim welcomed members we don’t see very often: Mike Vahey & Kent Woods.

 

MEETING DATES: August 27,2009

 

Food will be Pizza. Cost $3.00

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

Pain nourishes courage.  You can’t be brave if you’ve had only wonderful things happen to you.

 

ADJOURNED:  12:25pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 65

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 WAS WON BY: Elaine Burlage--$46.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

410-488-4877.

 

Submitted By:  Mary Conrad, Sec.