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GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE August 26, 2010 AT NOON

 

 

MINUTES OF July 22, 2010THE MEETING #427 WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT JIM SMEDLEY AT NOON

 

OPENING CEREMONIES:

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LED BY: JIM SMEDLEY

 

PRAYER BY:  JOHN ELTRINGHAM

 

OFFICERS:

 

 

JIM SMEDLEY PRESIDENT P
SKIP SHIFLETT VICE PRESIDENT P
MARY JANE CONRAD SECRETARY  P
BERNIE VETTER TREASURER P
ED WATTS 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
AL VOJIK TRUSTEE P
LEO HEID TRUSTEE A
JOHN ELTRINGHAM TRUSTEE P
MARK BOWYER SGT AT ARMS A

 

MINUTES OF June 24,2010 MEETING WERE Approved,

 

TREASURER’S REPORT;

TREASURER:  BERNIE VETTER

 

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT
$9,527.28
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS
$600.60
 
TOTAL EXPENSE
$693.67
 
MONEY MARKET
$2,117.81
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$11,645.09
 

 

ITEMIZED EXPENSES:

  

Hall rental/bartender            $   410.13

Lunch                                     $   l36.94

Stamps/envelopes               $    75.00

Obituaries & Donation         $    71.60

Dues                                      $  390.00       

Door Receipts                      $  167.00

50/50                                      $    43.00

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

N/A

 

BOWLING: BOOTS ONORATO

 

Bowling will start on the lst Tuesday after Labor Day. 

 

HISTORIAN: SKIP SHIFLETT

 

Have been in contact with Baltimore Museum of Industry, the person that we usually deal with has resigned. We have to wait till they hire a replacement. Everything is on hold till then. 

 

WAYS AND MEANS: CLARA HUNT

 

Discussed having the crab feast in October instead of September.  The crabs are cheaper in October. Everyone agreed.  The crab feast will be held in October this year.

 

Entertainment Books are here. They changed the price this year to $24.00. They added an extra perk this year they included a pack of cards that give assorted $5.00 discounts. Clara has 40 books to sell.

 

Clara had people approach her and come to her home to explain some of their health plans; anyone who is dealing with health insurance issues and looking to change policies can contact Clara.  She had AARP but switched to another plan. She has the same coverage but pays less. 

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: MARGE STOCK

 

Announcement made by: Bernie Vetter

 

Lodge notice was posted in the Sun papers for Angelo Onorato and a donation to Stella Maris was made in his name.

 

Bernie read a note from Jean Gregonis stating that Walt was doing well and they are adjusting to their new home.  They send greetings to all.

 

Bernie also read a thank you note from Marlene Coleman, Quentons widow, thanking everyone who came to the funeral home and for the clubs posting. She expressed special thanks to Jack Gill for his help with GM benefits.  

 

Jim read a thank you note from Mike & Peggy Horwath pertaining to their granddaughters passing. “Thank you very much for your prayers,cards,Mass cards, visits, and all yours thoughts.  Keep the family in your prayers.  Thank you.”

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR July GUYS AND DOLLS:

 

Bill Atkins, Charles Brown, Kay Canipe, Agnes Crown, John Cullina, Gus Economides, John Eltringham, Eugene Grden, Joan Marie Hagan George Johnson, Jeanette Karras, Robert Kelley, Phil Kemp, Al Komin, Connie Kozak, Mary Lou Lambert, Mary Marsiglia, Daniel McCann, George Mister, Ray Musick, Don Myers, Thomas O’Keefe, Jean Pasterfield, George Phillips, Fran Rausch, Joe Rozanski, Lucille Shaver, George Staso, Phyliss Staso, Eustace Steidtmann, Rhoda Belle Tawney, Charles Weaver, Richard Wyatt, Joanne Zarachowicz.

 

ANNIVERSARIES:

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN July

Dan & Dottie Abel, Fred & Rose Dulik, Joyce & Thomas Ronci, Joseph & Marsha Velli, Ed & Jacqueline Watts.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  ED WATTS

 

N/A

 

MEMBERSHIP: BONNIE VOJIK

 

We now have 308 members

 

HOT LINE: CHUCK REIBERT

 

N/A

 

MAILING COMMITTEE / NEWSLETTER: BETTY BONNER

 

Bonnie gave Betty a list of those who have not paid their dues.  Bonnie will check her mailing list and remove anyone who is not up to date with their dues.

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE:

 

N/A

 

CAKES: DARLENE DAIL-410-252-4746

 

Thanks to all who contributed cakes in July

Jim Welzenbach, Dave Dickey, Dottie Ensor, Mary Lou Lambert, Bernie Vetter, Lillian Capizzi,Clara Hunt, Lucille Metzger.

 

Thanks in advance to all who are scheduled for donations in August:

MaryLou Krick, Isabelle Burrell, Joyce Scheper, Bernie Vetter, Jim Smedley.

 

Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation so other arrangements can be made. Thank you!  We are in good shape for August, but we will still need cakes for the rest of the year.

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS:

 

N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Jim has appointed Clara Hunt as Angelo Onoratos replacement as a member of the Board of Directors.

 

GM Retiree News will no longer send emails to members.  Communication will be done through the gmretiree.com website.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

www.healthcare.gov. is the new website to help people understand the Healthcare Plan.  Jim has not personally gone to this site, but hears it is very helpful.

 

Jim has copies of the published Healthcare Reform Timeline, most of the information in the report came from Keiser, it is said that Keiser gave the best information. The report gives you a step-by-step guideline for everything including Medicare, Medicaid, insurance reforms, prescription drugs, etc. thru 2012.  The copies are available up front to anyone interested in reading the report.

 

Skip mentioned that Keiser may be beneficial for some people cause a couple of years ago he used Keiser for his mother and it worked out well for them.

 

MEETING DATES:

 

August 26,2010

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.

 

ADJOURNED:

 

12:20pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 50

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 WAS WON BY: Frank Smith-$48.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931 or Betty Bonner 410-488-4877.

 

 Submitted by: Mary Jane Conrad,sec.