GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE September 24,2009 at NOON

 

 

MINUTES OF August 27,2009 THE MEETING #416WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT JIM SMEDLEY  AT NOON

 

OPENING CEREMONIES:

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LED BY: JIM HINES

 

PRAYER BY: JOHN ELTRINGHAM

 

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 A
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 A

         

MINUTES OF July 23,2009 WERE Approved

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

  

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$5381.57
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$398.00
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$ 4511.30
 
MONEY MARKET
$5,116.26
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$10497.83
 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO 410-882-1558

 

 Duckpin bowling will resume on the first Tuesday after Labor Day, September 8th at Parkville Lanes on Harford Road at 1:00pm. Cost is $14 a week including a bowling banquet.  We need bowlers and substitutes.

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

Jim announce the Baltimore Museum of Industry 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 serving cheese & crackers, a vegetable platter some type of dessert and beer and soft drinks. This should be a very nice affair and I encourage everyone to come see the exhibit and to tour the whole museum.  I will be there early to show you which door to enter.  They have ample parking. Jim supplied directions to the museum.  

 

WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

Members wanting to join BJ’s the cost is $30.00. Clara is the only person who can take your application.  Entertainment Books are here. They cost $20.00.We have to wait till next month to get a quote on the price of crabs for the crab feast.Clara thanked everyone for their expressions of kindness shown to her on her mothers passing.

Jim took this opportunity to say how nice the 35th Anniversary Party was and to thank Marge, Bernie and Clara for making the event so successful.  He also expressed thanks to Tim Stansbury for being the guest speaker. They were given a round of applause.

 

Jim discussed our low funds after the Anniversary party. The clubs officers discussed the high price of crabs. They suggested raising the price of the crab feast to $12.00.  A discussion followed and it was agreed to set the maximum price to $12.00 and if the crabs cost less the price will be adjusted accordingly.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK 410-563-4931

 

Bernie Vetter announced that the club made a donation to the American Cancer Society in the name of Joyce Ross.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR AUGUST

GUYS AND DOLLS:

 

Gloria Banz, John Burlage, Isabelle Burrell, Marlene Coleman, Despina Coutros, Richard Cushing, Shelby Dahl, Darlene Dail, Howard Dail, Harry Davis, Jean Ebsworth, Elaine Francik, Dottie Graves, Jim Hobbs, Gary Landon, Elizabeth Malinowski, Frank Mechlinski, Betty Ness, Angelo Onorato, Joyce Santala, Helenanne Staley, Thomas Tawney, Betsy Vahey, Marsha Velli, Otto Wahl, Jacqueline Watts, Charles Zeberlein, Ron Zeberlein.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN AUGUST:

Nick & Julie Blama, Ronald & Shelby Dahl, Howard and Joann Dail, Jo Ann & Ray Glowachi, George & Vivian Johnson, Harry & Emma Johnson, Tom & Marion McDonough.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES:

 

Jim said the 35th Anniversary Party was very nice and enjoyable. Also, the people who organized the affair did it for the good of the club and they deserved another round of applause in appreciation for a job well done.

 

MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK-410-866-8725

2009 DUES

 

We have 2 new members:  Harry & Judy Chandler.

 

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

N/A

 

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 who contributed cakes in August:

Mary Lou Lambert, Gloria Smedley, Bernie Vetter, Marge Roloff, Ali Kreek, Pat Hines & Joyce Scheper.

 

 Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in September:

 Betty Bonner, Clara Hunt, Bernie Vetter, Darlene Dail, E. Malinowski, Marion McDonough, Mary Lou Krick & Isabella Burrell.

 

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:

 

Optional insurance from Met Life ends tomorrow.

 

A company called Legacy has requested to come and make a presentation on various topics that might concern some of us. The topics could include income planning, effective tax strategies, estate tax, life insurance, etc.  Darlene Dail has a personal contact with the company. Darlene told us about Magan Avery and some of her qualifications. Magan is a financial consultant that focuses on the concerns of the older generation.  After a discussion, the suggestion was voted on and the decision was made not to have the Legacy come at this time.

 

There was an agreement to see if the Baltimore County Department of Aging could come and give a presentation, after lunch, to help with members concerns.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

Jim welcomed Harry & Judy Chandler from Florida. We were glad to see Harry & Emma Johnson at the meeting.

Don Sommer  recommends a good book about GM called ‘Why GM Matters’ by William J. Holstein.

Nelson Weller has added photos from the CD I made a couple of years ago to our website.  Go to the “memories” tab and you’ll see the link at the top of the page. We are still looking into alternatives for lunch in order to cut cost.

 

MEETING DATES: September 24, 2009

 

Crab Feast cost $12.00 Maximum, maybe less.

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

I love the man that can smile in trouble, can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.

 

ADJOURNED:  12:40pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 86

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 WAS WON BY: Donald Scribner  $61.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

410-488-4877.

Submitted By:  Mary Conrad, Sec.