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GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE May 27,2010 at NOON

 

 

MINUTES OF April 22, 2010 THE MEETING #424 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 A
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 March 25, 2010 WERE Approved

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

 

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$11,914.05
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$7,379.00
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$9,045.73
 
MONEY MARKET
$2,116.90
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$12,130.95
 

ITEMIZED EXPENSES:

 

Turners Hall Rental/bartender &

Lunch                                                $    590.28 

Mailings/postage                            $       86.60

Flowers,band,Rosedale Gardens $  6,641.80

Obituaries & Donations                  $     226.05

Payout 50/50                                    $   l,501.00

 

ITEMIZED RECEIPTS:            

 

Dues,Door receipts & 50/50           $    830.00

Bullroast, 50/50,tickets                    $ 4,736.00

Flower & Money wheels & quilts     $  l,813.00

 

 UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO 410-882-1558

 

We still need substitutes.

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

N/A.

 

WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

Clara thanked everyone who helped with the bull roast selling tickets and working the wheels. Especially Betty Bonner, Angela Thomas, and Jack & Sheila Gill.  Everyone applauded them for the fantastic job they did. The bull roast was a success this year.  A lot a people attended and we didn’t loose any money.  Hopefully we can do it again next year. Clara is going to try and get the same band next year.  The Christmas party is scheduled for Saturday, December 4th, cost of ticket undecided. Jim mentioned the band was late arriving due to a massive traffic jam on I95. Jim also mentioned that he was astonished at the amount of people that helped at the bull roast.  So many people helped with the wheels.  Tom and George and Betty and Angie did a great job, and so did Jack and Sheila with the 50/50.  Clara, of course, did an outstanding job. THANK YOU!!

 

 SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK 410-563-4931

 

Announced by Bernie. Get well card was mailed to Reba Yukon. We were informed of two deaths. Helen Staley & Nick Blama. Lodge notices were posted in the Sun papers, sympathy cards were sent to the families and contributions were made to the Kidney Foundation and to St. Rita’s Church in their names. Marge Stock is home receiving therapy for her leg.    

 

BIRTHDAYS:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR April  GUYS AND DOLLS:

 

Laverne Andrzejewski, William Bethke, Thelma Brown, Mary Cuprik, Richard Daw, Edward Dice, Freda Helinski, Jane Jenkins, Elizabeth Justice, Theresa Kerby, Marshall Nuckols, Loyd Sawyers, Gloria Smedley, Barbara Waller, Brenda Warnick, Jack Zimnitzky.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN April:

Darlene & Don Myers, Angelo & Mary Onorato, Nancy & Thomas Rockstroh, Angela & Raymond Thomas, & Charles & Linda Zeberlein.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 

 

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

We have a new member:  Ray  Musick.

 

HOT LINE: CHUCK REIBERT

 

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.

 

Betty received a phone call from John Roras asking her to hold his minutes till December, he is going to Greece for seven months, she told him to think about us and if he had time to send us a post card.

 

List of Blanket Raffle Winners:

 

John Eltringham, Bernie Vetter, Rene Jubb, Don Funke, Chuck Miller, Gloria Buckler, Joyce Bower, Josh Romos, John Ekeneecz & Jackie Manzari.

 

Winner of the 50/50: Celin Goings.

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE:  N/A

 

CAKES: DARLENE DAIL-410-252-4746

 

Thanks to all who contributed cakes in April:

Peggy Horwath, Marylou Lambert, Bernie Vetter, Clara Hunt and Betty Nagle.

 

Thanks to all who are scheduled for cakes in May:

Bernie Vetter, Darlene Dail, Mary Lou Krick, Clara Hunt, Mary  Marsiglia and Mary Jane Conrad.

 

PLEASE notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation so other arrangements can be made.  Thank you!  The cake register book is available for 2010.  We need at least 5 or 6 cakes per month. We need cake donations for summer!!  PLEASE SIGN UP!!!

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS: N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

The suggestion was brought up that next year we should change the 50/50 drawing to have three winners instead of just one, breaking the amounts given out to approximately 60% for the first place winner, 30% to the second place winner and 10% to the third place winner. The drawing would still be considered a 50/50 since we would still be giving away 50% of the proceeds. After a short discussion on this matter it was decided that Clara would handle changing our next 50/50 to have three payouts instead of just one. Also there was a copy of Ted Canipe’s obituary from the East County times available for viewing.  Mark Bowyer brought in a list of UAW death notices, if interested come up and read.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

Anyone interested in the General Motors Retirees Association –GMRA- we have fliers available on the front desk.

 

GM announced yesterday that they paid back $5.8 billion in loans a full five years ahead of schedule.

 

There is going to be a new GM Retirees Socrates Website, Scheduled to launch in May.

 

This month and next month Jim will be talking with current officers and committee members about continuing in their current position for the next two years.  If the people in place are willing to continue in place, we will continue on as is since the club is doing fine.  If anyone is interested in becoming an officer or being on a committee, please see me or give me a call at my home phone (410-933-8684). 

Today’s lunch is from Costco.

 

MEETING DATES: May 27, 2010

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

Truth is like the sun.  You can shut it out for a time, but it’s not going to go away. (Elvis)

 

ADJOURNED:  12:35pm.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  45

 

RAFFFLE 50/50 winner:   Joyce Scheper--$37.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

410-488-4877

Submitted By: Mary Conrad Sec.