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GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE March 25,2010  at NOON

 

 

MINUTES OF February 25, 2010 THE MEETING #4212WAS 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 A
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 January 25,2010 WERE Approved

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

Report given by Clare Hunt

 

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$6,709.03
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$2,736.00
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$872.17
 
MONEY MARKET
$2,116.90
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$8,825.93
 

 

ITEMIZED EXPENSES:

 

Turners Hall Rental                           $    364.57

Bartender                                       $    40.00   

Lunch                                              $   181.35

Printing Bull Roast Tickets            $    49.50

Stamps/envelopes/get well cards $   72.19

 Paper plates/forks/napkins           $   36.21

Aplus.net (internet Supplier)           $  128.35

 

ITEMIZED RECEIPTS:

 

Dues                                                     $ l,665.00

Door receipts                                       $   l77.00

50/50                                                     $    51.00

Bull Roast 50/50                                    $ 843.00

 

Petty cash of $166.00 not included in total assets.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO 410-882-1558

 

We still need bowlers and substitutes. We use  Parkville Lanes on Harford Road at 1:00pm. Cost is $13 a week.

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

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WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

The Bull Roast is scheduled for Sunday April ll.  If you can work the flower wheel call Angela-410-969-2851. The money wheel will be run by Tom Sommerville 443-528-5108 and George Phillips.  Don’t forget, they both 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. Keep pushing the bull roast tickets and the 50/50 tickets.  We would like to mail a flyer with the minutes to attract members attention to the event.  Please remember to turn in the bull roast ticket money at the March meeting. 

 

 SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK 410-563-4931

 

Emma and Harry Johnson want everyone to know that they appreciate very much the numerous cards and wishes they have received.

Get well cards were sent to:  Harry Johnson, Angie Thomas and Elaine Francik.  PLEASE NOTE in case of illness or death contact Betty Bonner 410-488-4877 as Marge Stock will be recovering from knee surgery.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR February GUYS AND DOLLS:

Doris Bannon, William Brannan, Howard Brown, Ted Canipe, Dennis Caperna, Olin Conrad, Charles Curtis, Dottie Ensor, Bruce Fisher, Donald Funke, Jack Gill, Melvin Hatcher Jr., Gene Hicks, Peggy Horwath, Jim Masters, Darlene Myers, Ann Nesenkar, Edna Niemitz, Gertrude O’Keefe, Leroy Robinson, Marge Roloff, Jearlene Skunda, Raymond Thomas,  Geraldine Tynan, Bonnie Vojik, Ed Watts.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN February:

Mike & Peggy Horwath, Mike & Mildred Loyco.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  JIM HINES

 

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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 WITH ANY OTHER PAYMENTS (TICKETS,50-50 ETC). Any questions, please call me, 410-866-8725 or Email: bonvoj@comcast.net

 

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:  

 

Darlene Dail announced she almost has a full bus    going to the Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza on March ll,2010.  Bus leaves only from Deerco Park.   For more info call:  Darlene Dail, 410-252-4746.

 

CAKES: DARLENE DAIL-410-252-4746

 

Thanks to all who contributed cakes in February:

Darlene Dail, Jerry Finley, Clara Hunt, Betty Bonner, Mary Jane Conrad, Mary Marsiglia, Pat Hines.

 

Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in March: Bernie Vetter, Dottie Miller, Mary Onorato, Doris Bannon, Mary Lou Krick, Isabelle Burrell. 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 the rest of the year. We need at least 5 or 6 cakes per month. PLEASE SIGN UP!!!

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS: N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Skip mentioned that the Allison plant is sponsoring a Golf Tournament to benefit the Maryland Food Bank, anyone interested in participating flyers are available up at the desk.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

The Board of Directors had a meeting to discuss ways to reduce some of our costs. They decided to wait till after the bull roast to see where the club stands financially. Listed are some of the ideas mentioned:

 

1)    Do away with lunches.

2)    Determine cost of crab feast based on prices of crabs one month before the event, or possibly eliminating the crab feast.

3)    Compare costs for Bull Roast hall rental with other places

4)    Consider the cost of DJ versus Live Band

5)    Discontinue December meeting starting 2011since we have the Christmas Party prior.

 

This past year we had the expense of the Anniversary party. We won’t have that expense again for 5 years. 

 

The issue of allowing domestic partners or life partners becoming members of the club has to be voted on for the last time. The membership present voted yes to this proposal.  The By-Laws will be amended accordingly

 

We did not serve lunch today because we need a few days ahead of time to place the food order.  Due to the weather forecast it was questionable as to whether we would be having this meeting.  We do not want to purchase food that will not be eaten.

 

This month is the 5 year anniversary of having our GM website

 

MEETING DATES: March 25,2010

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.

 

ADJOURNED:  12:25pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  63

 

RAFFFLE 50/50 winner:  Frank Smith--$58.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

410-488-4877

Submitted By: Mary Conrad Sec.