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GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE January 28, 2010 at NOON

 

 

MINUTES OF December l7,2009  THE MEETING #420 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 P
GEORGE PHILLIPS BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
JEAN EBSWORTH BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
ED WATTS TRUSTEE A
LEO HEID TRUSTEE P
JOHN ELTRINGHAM TRUSTEE P
MARK BOWYER SGT AT ARMS P

 

MINUTES OF November l9,2009 WERE Approved

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

 

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$4385.60
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$2389.00
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$1926.53
 
MONEY MARKET
$2,116.90
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$6502.50
 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO 410-882-1555

 

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

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

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WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

Thanked everyone who gave donations to the Christmas party. We did take a loss on the Christmas party, we had to guarantee 100 people and we only had 85.  Next years party will be on Saturday, December 4th from 1 to 5pm.  We cannot get the Ravens schedule for next year this early and do not want to compete with their game.

 

The hall called to inform me that they found a Blackberry on one of the tables, if you know the owner let me know.

 

The Bull Roast is scheduled for Sunday April ll. We are going to have 2 wheels.  The flower wheel will be run by Angela Thomas.  If you can work the wheel call Angela-410-969-2851.  We will need alcohol, cakes, and other donations, for the flower wheel. The money wheel will be run by Tom Sommerville 443-528-5108 and George Phillips.  Don’t forget, they also need volunteers to work.  John and Sheila Gill are doing the 50/50 raffle tickets.  We have 4,000 to sell.  If you need more tickets call 410-433-1694.   

 

I want to thank Marge Stock for working the front door collecting money and tickets at the Christmas party, she did a great job.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK 410-563-4931

 

Bernie Vetter announced that get well cards were sent to Dottie Ensor, Pete Capizzi, Jerry Francik and Jim Hines. 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR December GUYS AND DOLLS:

 

Jack Baker, Nick Blama, Maralee Cameron, Lillian Capizzi, Peter Capizzi, Hugh Collins, Betty Craven, Mary Doris, Raymond Ellis, Charlie Farkas, Jerry Francik, Daniel Frank, Jimmy Glovier, Colin Henderson, Betty Holthaus, John Karras, Joan Komin,

Tom McDonough, Charles Miller, Marshall Nuckols, Joyce Ronci, Gary Slater, Creston Smith, Dorothy Stadler, Jack Summers, Jean Summers, Eugene Turpin, Donald Velli, Bernie Vetter, Jim Viers, Judy Weaver, Marge Wilking.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN December:

 

Ted & Kay Canipe, Eugene & June Grden, John & Joyce Powell, Thomas & Rhoda Belle Tawney, Sushil & Pranka Birla.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES

 

At this time it seems appropriate for us to take time

to remember our club members that are no longer with us. On behalf of the Board of Directors we wish you a safe holiday and Merry Christmas.

 

MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK-410-866-8725

 

Our 2010 dues are due in January.   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.

 

There was a discussion about how long members who are not up to date paying dues should be carried on the club role and receiving Emails and newsletters.  This subject will be discussed further after the By-Laws are examined.

 

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

 

Darlene Dail asked if anyone would be interested on going to Longwood Gardens for the Orchid Extravaganza.  Tentative schedule March 11,2010. Pick up can be at Turners Hall or Deereco Park & Ride,cost $50.00. Darlene had sign-up sheet up front for those interested.

 

CAKES: DARLENE DAIL-410-252-4746

 

Thanks to all who contributed cakes in December

Bernie Vetter, Audrey Maxfield, Jackie Watts, Betty Nagle & Clara Hunt.

Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in January: Bernie Vetter, Jean Ebsworth, Betty Bonner, Peggy Horwath. 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.  We need at least 5 or 6 cakes per month.

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS: N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS: N/A

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

The club took a loss on the Christmas party, we had to pay for 100 people and only had 85 paid tickets.  The food and music were great and Clara and Marge were applauded for the wonderful job they did.  We know not everyone will like the Christmas party being scheduled on a Saturday, but we are hoping for a better turnout next year. We may have to increase the price of our lunches and make other changes to control our financial situation. We will discuss this problem again after the Bull Roast, which needs to be a big success as it is our clubs major fundraiser.

 

The issue of allowing domestic partners or life partners becoming members of the club was discussed.  The membership present voted yes to this proposal.  The By-Laws will be looked over and discussed before an amendment is added.

 

The subject of allowing hourly retirees to join the club was also talked about.  The membership voted 20 no to 26 yes.  This will be brought up again at the next meeting and the By-Laws would also have to be amended.

 

 There was a short discussion about the possibility of changing our summer meetings back to evening.

 

Jim read a newspaper article about Skip Shiflett being inducted into the Greater Dundalk Sports Hall of Fame.  Skip was congratulated.

 

MEETING DATES: January 28,2010

 

Pizza-cost $3.00

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

One day is retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

 

ADJOURNED:  1:00pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  61

 

RAFFFLE 50/50 winner:  John Eltringham $53.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

410-488-4877

 

Submitted By: Mary Conrad Sec.