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GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE NOVEMBER l9,2009 at NOON

 

 

MINUTES OF October 22,2009 THE MEETING #418 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 P
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 September 24,2009 were Approved

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

 

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$3,910.55
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$879.00
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$1858.17
 
MONEY MARKET
$5,116.90
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$9027.45
 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO 410-882-1558 

 

We still need bowlers and substitutes. We use  Parkville Lanes on Harford Road -- 1:00pm. Cost is $14 a week including a bowling banquet.

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

We will be updating the GM display at the Baltimore Museum of Industry after January lst.  We will do this annually. we encourage everyone to view the display.

 

WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

The Christmas Party is scheduled for Sunday, December l3, 2009 - 1:00 till 5:00 at Rosedale Gardens. The band will be Impulse and we’ll have open bar, tickets cost $35.00. We will be having a basket of cheer this year. Anyone wishing to donate, Clare says she will take anything.  We still have Entertainment books. There is a problem with BJ’s this year.  The membership is now $35.00, so anyone wishing to join has to give Clare an extra $5.00 also the membership is 13 months instead of l5 months.  Anyone wishing to cancel their application,Clare will refund their money.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK 410-563-4931

 

Bernie Vetter announced today that Clara Hunt will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow.  She was congratulated. Bernie informed us that Robert Rose, son of Edward Rose died this past week.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR October  GUYS AND DOLLS:

 

Dottie Abel, Marie Akers, Marlene Balliet, Julie Blama, Joyce Bowyer, Elaine Burlage, Linda Caperna, Paul Czerkovich, Fred Dulik, June Grden, William Griffith, Clara Hunt, Paul Julian, Doris Klingelhofer, Fran Lewis, Mike Loyco, Larry Magee, Betty Mathews, Lucille Metzger, Boots Onorato, Betty Reiter, Thomas  Ronci, Edward Rose Jr, George Schaefer, Charles Scheper, Paul Sheets, Rose Marie Tauber, John Tomchik, Joe Zarachowicz, Carolyn Zberlein.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN October:

Jeffrey & Maralee Cameron, Olin & Mary Jane Conrad, John & Jeanette Karras, Harry & Mary Lou Krick, Richard & Elizabeth Malinowski, Cliff & Barbara Waller, Al & Dorothy Webster.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES:

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MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK-410-866-8725

2009 DUES:

 

We have a new member:  Dean Minnichbach.  Notify Bonnie if you know of anyone 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 who contributed cakes in October:

 Darlene Dail, Bernie Vetter, Dottie Miller, Sheila Gill, Betty Nagle, Mary Onorato.

Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in November:

 Bernie Vetter, Doris Bannon, Elaine Francik, Peggy Horwath, Audrey Mayfield, Emma Johnson.

 

PLEASE notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation so other arrangements can be made.  Thank you!

 

Darlene has the cake register book available for 2010 sign up, we need at least 5 or 6 cakes per month..

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS: N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

We had a conference call about the health care for those under 65.  Here are some of the highlights:  No HMO’s, all Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cost: Single $l50., Two-Party $206., Family $253., Deductibles: Single $2,500., Two-Party or Family $5,000., Out of Pocket Maximum: Single $3,500., Two –Party or Family $7,000.  Dental cancelled, Extended Care cancelled, Vision Cancelled (except for one eye exam per family member under plan, subject to normal cost sharing. GM will mail out the Health Information Packets the end of October, please pay attention to the Health Savings Account information.  Jim had sheets available up front with the highlights for those interested.  Enrollment is October 28th to November 18th.    People over 65 talked about changes to their health insurance plans, such as some plans being eliminated and others raising their premiums.  If you wish to discuss your insurance needs with Extend Health their web site is www.extendhealth.com/gm or call 1-866-682-4832.  Darlene Dail sent us information about job opportunities for the 2010 Census Taking, Baltimore Data Capture Center is hiring people for the census.  Brochures were available up front for those interested. You can check it out at www.JobsThatCount.org. Jack Summers sent us information from the Better Business Bureau about Census Taker scams: Make sure they have proper ID: badge, hand held device, canvas bag & confidentially notice. They will not ask for SS#, bank account information or personal information.  At this time they are just verifying addresses .Do not invite them into your home. Rick Marine forwarded us information about free seasonal flu shots at CCBC-Essex on Sunday October 25th at l0:00AM.,brochure up front for those interested.  

 

 MEETING DATES: November 19,2009.

 

Food: Pizza, cost $3.0

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

What used to be hard to bear is sweet to remember.

 

ADJOURNED:  12:35pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 69

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 WAS WON BY: Charlie Knell--$55.00.

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931 or Betty Bonner

410-488-4877.

Submitted By:  Mary Conrad, Sec.