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GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE February 25,2010 at NOON

 

 

MINUTES of January 25, 2010 THE MEETING #421 WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT JIM SMEDLEY AT NOON

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: 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 A
ED WATTS TRUSTEE P
LEO HEID TRUSTEE P
JOHN ELTRINGHAM TRUSTEE P
MARK BOWYER SGT AT ARMS P

 

MINUTES OF December 17, 2009 WERE Approved

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$4864.62
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$1987.00
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$1330.83
 
MONEY MARKET
$2,116.90
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$6981.54
 

 

A suggestion was made that we start itemizing the expenses each month.  Members will then know how funds are allocated.

 

ITEMIZED EXPENSES:

 

Turners Hall Rental/Bar tender tip    $    374.27

Lunch & Plates                                   $    342.94

Printing of raffle tickets                      $    146.02

Band Deposit-bull roast                     $    300.00

Sun paper posting 2 obituaries         $      67.60

Donations-2 deceased members     $    100.00

Total Expenses                                    $ 1,330.83

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO 410-882-1558

 

We still need bowlers and substitutes.  Bowling is at Parkville Lanes on Harford Road at 1:00pm. Cost is $13 a week, not $14 as previously stated.  A bowling banquet is included in this price.

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT-N/A

 

WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

Bernie Vetter announced:  We will be needing donations of alcohol, cakes, purses, or anything else you think will make a nice prize for the flower wheel. See Angie Thomas, Bernie Vetter, Betty Bonner, or Clara Hunt. Tickets for the bull roast are marked out for tables of ten.  See Bernie for tickets. Table assignments are not being done at this time. We would like to have all ticket money turned in by the March meeting.  Please make this your priority!  Turning your money in by this deadline will eliminate hassle the day of the event and allow Marge the opportunity to enjoy the affair as well.

 

The Bull Roast is scheduled for Sunday April 11.  The cost is $35 per ticket.  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.

 

 SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK 410-563-4931

 

We have 2 deceased members-Joyce Santila and Vernon Watson.  Lodge notices were posted in the Sun papers and $50.00 contributions were made to the charities of their choice.  Sympathy cards were sent to their families.

 

Get well cards were sent to:  Bea Carmine, Ed Watts & Ted Canipe.  Prayers and cards are requested for Elaine Francik, she is recovering from open-heart surgery.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR January GUYS AND DOLLS:

 

Mabel Almoney, Bea Carmine, Dennis Caperna, Harry Chandler, Shelmon Dail, Billie Dubicki, Edward Dubicki, Louis Duran, Jerry Finley, Sheila Gill, James Hines,Barbara Jacobs, Phyllis Kelly, Tom Kosick, Aili Kreek,Mildred Loyco, Mary Onorato, Genny Brogan Paul, Don Ratcliff, JoAnn Retz, Thomas Rockstroh, Cleveland Sample, Joyce Scheper, Marlene Shanholtz, John Sherinsky, Frank Smith, Al Tynan.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN January:

Barbara & George Dersch, Billie & Edward Dubicki, Elaine & Jerry Francik, Jack & Jane Jenkins, Doug & Marge Roloff, George & Marge Schaefer, Louis & Rose Marie Tauber

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES

 

There will be a meeting of the Board of Directors after lunch.

 

MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK-410-866-8725

 

2010 DUES ARE NOW DUE-Dues are $l5.00 per member ($30.00 if both retiree and spouse are members.)  Please make check payable to GM Salaried Club and mail to:

 

Bonnie Vojik.

8003 Caradoc Drive

Baltimore, MD. 21237

 

DO NOT MAIL TO ANY OTHER ADDRESS OR COMBINE WITH ANY OTHER PAYMENTS. (tickets, 5050, etc.)   Any questions, please call me 410-866-8725 or Email: bonvoj@comcast.net.

 

We have a new member Rick Knapp.

 

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

 

Darlene Dail announced she has a bus trip going to Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza on March ll, 2010. Bus leaves Deerco Park at 9:00A.M. and Turners Hall at 9:30A.M., returning at 5:30P.M.,cost $50.00.  Also will stop at Herr’s Potato Chip Factory for a tour on the way home.  To make reservations or for more info call:  Darlene Dail, 410-252-4746.

 

CAKES: DARLENE DAIL-410-252-4746

 

Thanks to all who contributed cakes in January:

Bernie Vetter, Peggy Horwath, Betty Bonner, Gloria Smedley, Chris Rummel, Gloria Riebert & Jean Ebsworth.

Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in February: Bernie Vetter, Betty Bonner, Mary Jane Conrad, Mary Marsiglia, Pat Hines, & Clara Hunt. 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. We need cake donations for March and the rest of the year, PLEASE SIGN UP!!!

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS: N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Volunteers are needed to work the flower wheel & the money wheel at the Bull Roast.  It is not hard and your help is always appreciated.   If you can work the flower wheel call Angela: 410-969-2851.     

If you can work the money wheel call George Phillips &Tom Sommerville 443-528-5108.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

We will be obtaining our lunch from Costco next month. We will see how this works out for the club.

 

Last month we discussed the issue of allowing domestic partners or life partners becoming members of the club. The members in attendance last month voted yes to this proposal. In order to add this to the By-Laws the membership needs to vote on this proposal at three consecutive meetings.  Last month was the first vote.  We proceeded with the second vote.  “All those in favor of allowing life partners into the club please raise their hand.”  There was an overwhelming approval. We will have the third vote next month.

 

The subject of allowing hourly retirees to join the club was also talked about last month.  Since that meeting, Jim has received a lot of feedback on this subject.    A motion was made to cancel the proposal.  The motion was seconded.  

The last issue was the possibility of changing our summer meetings back to evening. Jim received a lot of feedback concerning this subject. The majority was negative. Jim Hines made a motion to cancel this idea.  The motion was seconded.

 

MEETING DATES: February 25, 2010

 

Lunch from Costco

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

“Nothing is ever lost by courtesy.  It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.”

 

ADJOURNED:  12:30pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  64

 

RAFFFLE 50/50 winner:  Ray Thomas-$51.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

410-488-4877.   

 

Submitted by: Maryjane Conrad Sec.