GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

AMERICAN TURNERS 9124 LENNINGS LANE BALTO, MD 21237

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE FEBRUARY 23, 2012 AT NOON


 

MINUTES OF January 26,2012 THE MEETING #442 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 A
TOM SOMMERVILLE TREASURER P
MARY JANE CONRAD SECRETARY A
ED WATTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
CLARA HUNT BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
CHUCK MILLER BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
DOTTIE MILLER BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
LEO HEID BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
JEAN EBSWORTH BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
RICK MARINE TRUSTEE P
JOHN ELTRINGHAM TRUSTEE A
BILL BRANNAN TRUSTEE P
MARK BOWYER SGT AT ARMS P

 

MINUTES OF November 17,2011MEETING WERE APPROVED.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT:

TREASURER:  Tom Sommerville

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE 11/1/11
$10,750.44
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS - Nov/Dec
$3,589.78
 
TOTAL EXPENSE - Nov/Dec
$4,865.20
 
CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE 12/31/11
$9,475.02
 
PETTY CASH
$190.00
 
TOTAL ASSETS 12/31/11
$9,665.02
 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Rick Marine and Clara Hunt were named to be the nominating committee chairpersons to go thru the process of nominating officers for next years term. Nominees for the next term will be announced at the March meeting.  If only one person is running for a particular office, the secretary will cast a vote and such person will be elected.  If more than one person runs, the March minutes will include a mailed ballot or electronic ballot.  At the May meeting a count of all ballots submitted beforehand and at the May meeting will be counted to determine the winning candidate.  Officers for the next two years take over June l, 2012.

 

BOWLING:  Boots Onorato 410-882-1558 

 

Bowling cost is $15.00, Parkville Lanes, Harford Road, 1:00pm. Still need bowlers and subs.

 

HISTORIAN:  Skip Shiflett  .

 

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WAYS & MEANS:   Clara Hunt   

 

Next years Christmas Party will be held on  Sunday, December 2, 2012. It was moved back to a Sunday in hopes of improving the attendance. We will still have open bar.

 

The Bull & Oyster Roast tickets are here.  It will be held at Rosedale Gardens on Sunday, April l5,2012.  Food from l-6pm., Beer & Set-ups. Music by On The Edge.  Cost is $35.00per person. This is our fund raiser so please do your best to have a sellout.

 

The 50/50 Raffle tickets are also available now.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock-410-563-4931.

 

John Eltringham should be going home this week.  He is doing much better since his stay at Riverview rehab.

 

Pat Hines is home from the hospital. After her hip surgery she developed pneumonia and a blood clot.  She is doing much better and says to say hello to everyone.

 

Betty Nagel is still having trouble with her leg and is still going to therapy.

 

Barbara Jacobs broke her wrist before Thanksgiving and is in a cast and doing therapy.

 

Please call Marge if you know of anyone sick  or deceased so she can send a card from the club.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR January GUYS & DOLLS:

 

Mabel Almoney, Bea Carmine, Harry Chandler, Shelmon Dail, Billie Dubicki, Edward Dubicki, Louis Duran, Jerry Finley, Sheila Gill, James Hines,Phyllis Kelley, 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.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN January:

 

George & Barbara Dersch, Edward & Billie Dubicki, Jerry & Elaine Francik, Jack & Jane Jenkins, Doug & Marge Roloff, George & Marge Schafer, RoseMarie & Louis Tauber.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  Ed Watts 

 

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MEMBERSHIP:  Bonnie Vojik- 410-866-8725 

 

Dues are now Due-- dues are $15.00per member ($30.00 if both retiree and spouse are members.)Do Not Combine with any other payment.

 

Make check payable to: G.M. Salaried Retiree Club

Send to: Bonnie Vojik, 8003 Caradoc Drive Baltimore, MD 21237.

 

Any questions call Bonnie--410-866-8725 or E-mail her at bonvoj@comcast.net

 

HOT LINE:  Chuck Reibert  -410-866-5385

 

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MAILING & NEWSLETTER: Betty Bonner-410-488-4877

 

Tim Stansbury will be running off the minutes for us.

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE: 

 

Marge Stock is working on getting a trip together to go back to Dover Downs this May. She will give us more details next month.

 

CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746

 

We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!

 

Thanks to all who donated cakes in January: Jim Smedley, Doris Bannon, Isabelle Burrell, Ray Musick, Peggy Horwath & Darlene Dail.

 

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in February: Marge Stock, Gloria Riebert, MaryLou Lambert, Dottie Miller & Mary Onorato.

 

Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation, so other arrangements can be made. Thank you!

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS:  N/A

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Rick Marine and Clara Hunt are the nominating committee. They will be talking with our present officers asking whether or not they would be willing to stay in their existing position for two more years or if they would like to take a different position. If you are not a current officer and would like to take over a position, please let Clara or Rick know so you can be nominated for that position.  The nominating committee will announce the nominees at the March meeting.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

Jim welcomed new & infrequent members.

 

News articles have been circulating about GM buying out Retirement Pensions. The article said GM has nearly $40billion on the books that they are considering using to buy out the pensions, although they were unclear as whether it would be for hourly, salaried employees or both.  Printouts are available on the front table.

 

Jerry Finley brought in discount coupons to Marli's Dockside Grill & Crabhouse. They are available on the front table.  Thank you Jerry!!!

 

MEETING DATES: February 23,2012 .

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

Never look down on anybody, unless you're helping them up.

 

ADJOURNED :12:27 PM

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  61

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won by Tim Stansbury--$53.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH:

 

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

 

 

Submitted by:  Mary Jane Conrad, Sec