GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD, BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE JULY 26,2012 LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 


 

MINUTES OF June 28,2012 THE MEETING #447 WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY THE PRESIDENT JIM SMEDLEY.

 

OPENING CEREMONIES:

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LED BY: MARK BOWYER.

 

PRAYER BY:  JOYCE BOWYER

 

OFFICERS:

   

JIM SMEDLEY PRESIDENT P
SKIP SHIFLETT VICE PRESIDENT P
TOM SOMMERVILLE TREASURER P
MARY JANE CONRAD SECRETARY P
ED WATTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
CLARA MUSICK 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

 

We had a good turnout today at our new location, approximately 66 members are present.  

 

Jim thanked his wife, Gloria, she was the person stationed at Turners Hall incase anyone did not get the message that we relocated to Rosedale Gardens. We did a good job informing our members because no one went to Turners Hall.

 

Jim called on Mark Bowyer to come up front and swear in Tim Stansbury, as the new president and Jim Hines as a new Trustee.  Jim then turned the meeting over to Tim and formally handed him the gavel.  

 

MINUTES OF May 24 MEETING WERE APPROVED.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT:

TREASURER:  Tom Sommerville

   

CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE 5/1/2012
$12,731.59
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS - 5/2012
$801.49
 
TOTAL EXPENSES - 5/2012
$730.53
 
CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE 5/31/2012
$12,802.55
 
PETTY CASH
$192.00
 
TOTAL ASSETS 5/31/2012
$12,994.55
 

   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

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BOWLING:  Boots Onorato 410-882-1558   Start up is after Labor Day.

 

HISTORIAN:  Skip Shiflett  .

 

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WAYS & MEANS:   Clara Musick   

 

We are having a Bull & Shrimp Roast, Nov. 18, 2012 at Rosedale Gardens.  The tickets will be available next month.

 

Clare thanked Jim Smedley, he has been great as president and as a friend. Tim Stansbury agreed with Clara and thanked Jim for his dedication and service to the club.  Jim was given a  round of applause from everyone.

 

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

 

We had three deceased members, Emma Johnson, Jim Viers and Bill Parker.

Lodge notices were posted and sympathy cards were mailed to the families.

Please contact Marge if you know of any sick or deceased members so she can send a card from the club.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR June GUYS & DOLLS:

 

Dan Abel, Walt Callahan, Larry Dernetz, Barbara Dersch, David Dickey Jr., Jerry Kellner, Jim Phillips, Al Reiter, Doug Roloff, Frances Roth, Josephine Santoro, Jim Smedley, Angela Thomas, Eileen Weller, Bill Wilking.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN June:

William & Sophia Bartenfelder, Peter & Despina Coutros, Patricia & Tom Flynn, Al & Joan Komin, Dave & MaryLou Lambert, Clyde & Mary Schafer, Jim & Gloria Smedley, George & Phyliss Staso, Joe & Joanne Zarachowicz.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  Ed Watts (new: Leo Heid.) 

 

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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

 

We have 21 unpaid members. We have 263 paid members.

 

HOT LINE:  Chuck Reibert  -410-866-5385

 

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MAILING & NEWSLETTER: Betty Bonner-410-488-4877 -N/A

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE: 

 

Marge is looking into a trip for the fall.

 

CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746

 

We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!

 

We need cakes thru the rest of the year!!

 

Thanks to all who donated cakes in June:

 

Clara Musick, Patricia Hines, Marge Stock & Sheila Gill.

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in July: Dave Dickey, Dottie Ensor, Dottie Miller, Isabelle Burrell & Peggy Horwath.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Bill Brannon thanked Jim for the excellent job he did as president.  He said he thinks it's a shame that you have to practically beg people to pay their dues.  Everyone knows that the club needs money to run properly. He also thanked Clara Musick for the job she does. Clara and Jim Smedley appeared to be very worried about the move to Rosedale Gardens and if the members would be satisfied. Bill told them that they do a excellent job in everything they do for the club, and that they can't satisfy everybody all the time. Bill wanted them to know on behalf of the club that everything they do for the club is appreciated. He also wanted to thank Jack & Sheila Gill for the outstanding job they do selling the 50/50 tickets at the meetings plus their handling the raffle tickets sales.

 

Bill would like to know what the membership thinks of an idea of his. He would like to have a segment called GM--MY TIME to make the meetings more interesting. Basically we would listen to members of the club discuss what their responsibilities and duties were for the time they were employed by GM. It was agreed that the membership would think about his idea and discuss it further next month.

 

Also, Bill wanted the membership to know, as far as he is concerned, Tim Stansbury was the best plant manager they had and wished him good luck.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

Tim welcomed new & infrequent members.

 

It was agreed upon that lunch will be served at noon followed by the business meeting.

 

There was a short discussion about the Pension lump sum payment plan. Your decision for which option to take is based on your own personal needs.  If you have questions, please contact a financial adviser.  Make your choice by the deadline date of July 20th.  

 

MEETING DATES:

 

July 26,2012, to be held at Rosedale Gardens,8037 Philadelphia Rd. Lunch at noon---glazed chicken, broccoli, garden salad, rolls and butter.

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

Confucius says: It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.

 

ADJOURNED :1:00 PM

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  66

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won by Leo Heid---$47.00

 

IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;

 

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

 

Submitted by:  Mary Jane Conrad, rec. Sec.