GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE August 23,2012 LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW      


                               

Prayer  by Joyce Bowyer

 

LUNCH SERVED

 

Minutes of July 26,2012 the meeting # 448 was called to order by the President Tim Stansbury.

 

OPENING CEREMONIES:

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Mark Bowyer.

 

Tim called for a moment of silence for all of the victims of the tragic Aurora Colorado Massacre.

 

OFFICERS:

 

Tim Stansbury PRESIDENT P
Skip Shiflett VICE PRESIDENT P
Tom Sommerville TREASURER P
Mary Conrad SECRETARY P
Leo Heid BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Clara Musick BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Chuck Miller BOARD OF DIRECTORS A
Dottie  Miller BOARD OF DIRECTORS A
Jim Smedley BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Ed Watts BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Rick Marine TRUSTEE P
Jim Hines  TRUSTEE P
Bill Brannan  TRUSTEE P
Mark Bowyer SGT AT ARMS P

   

MINUTES of June 28,2012meeting were approved.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT:

TREASURER:  Tom Sommerville

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE 6/1/2012
$12,802.55
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS - 6/2012
$653.47
 
TOTAL EXPENSES - 6/2012
$792.63
 
CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE 6/30/2012
$12,663.39
 
PETTY CASH
$192.00
 
TOTAL ASSETS 6/30/2012
$12,855.39
 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Tim mentioned the GM Buy out offer concluded on July 20th. He trusts that all who were involved  made a decision that was in their own best interest.

 

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

 

HISTORIAN:  Skip Shiflett-N/A

 

  WAYS&MEANS: Clara Musick

 

We are having a Bull & Shrimp Roast, Nov. 18, 2012 at Rosedale Gardens.  The tickets are $37.00 per person.  She will start assigning tables by order of tickets. Anyone wanting tickets see Clara.

 

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

 

Clara announced for Marge that Betty Nagel is in Howard County Hospital, room 3105. George Mister has been in rehab for the month of July. Anyone wishing to contact him he is suppose to come home July 30th.  His address is 11048 ll6th Street, North, Largo, FL 33778.

 

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 July GUYS & DOLLS:

 

Bill Atkins, Agnes Crown, Gus Economides, John Eltringham, Eugene Grden, George Johnson, Jeanette Karras, Robert Kelley, Phil Kemp, Al Komin, Connie Kozak, MaryLou Lambert, Mary Marsiglia, Daniel McCann, George Mister, Ray Musick, Don Myers, Thomas O'Keefe, Jean Pasterfield, Joe Rozanski, Lucille Shaver, George Staso, Phyliss Staso, Eustace Steidtmann, Charles Weaver, Richard Wyatt, Joanne Zarachowicz.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN July:

 

Dan & Dottie Abel, Thomas & Joyce Ronci, Jacqueline & Edward Watts, Joseph & Marsha Velli.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.-N/A 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP:  Bonnie Vojik- 410-866-8725

 

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--N/A

 

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

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE: N/A

 

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 July:

Isabelle Burrell, Dottie Miller, Dottie Ensor, Dave Dickey, Peggy Horwath & Marylou Lambert.

 

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in August:

Bill Brannon, Mary Marsiglia, Mary Jane Conrad, Jean Ebsworth, Jerry Finley, Dick Cushing.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

General Motors Co. reported June sales of 248,750 vehicles in the United States, up 16% year over year and the company's highest sales since Sept. 2008. However, Toyota bounced back from safety recalls and natural disasters, selling 4.97 million vehicles globally in the first half of the year to retake its position  as the world's top automaker from GM. The Japanese company sold about 300,000 more cars and trucks than GM did in the first half of the year, a lead large enough that it will be difficult for GM to catch Toyota in the final six month of 2012.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

GM-MY TIME--first up Bill Brannon  

 

Bill informed us he has 40 years service with GM. He started in September 1966 working in the cushion room. He spent l9 years there working hourly.  He also was a alternate committee man there for a couple of years. While being a committee man, he never wrote a grievance he didn't stand behind. He tried to treat people the way he wanted to be treated. Bill said he wasn't the nicest committee person at GM. Bill worked salary for 21 years.  He went to plant security.  He didn't apply for security, he applied for a supervisory position. His best job at GM was plant security.  He never thought GM would pay him to watch a line run.  He was very proud to be a GM employee and when he went to work for GM he went to work for a company he could be proud to be associated with.  Bill wanted a job that had longevity. He is still proud to be associated with GM.  We should all be salespeople for GM regardless of how you left there, whether you left with a foul taste or a pleasant taste in your mouth.  Bill made a lot of friends at GM.  He is thankful for the livelihood that GM enabled him to have--to raise his family the way he did.  Bill has not owned anything but GM vehicles, he now owns three.  Bill believes we all should be advocates of the retirees club and if we meet someone who is not a member ask them to join, its a good group of people. Bill was applauded for his presentation.

 

Marge Roloff volunteered to be next months speaker.

 

MEETING DATES: August 23, 2012, to be held at Rosedale Gardens,8037 Philadelphia Rd. Lunch at noon---Lasagna and Ceaser Salad

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

Robert Frost----"In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life--IT GOES ON."

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS;

 

This is a new agenda item. If anyone in the club has a special announcement they would like to make, this is your opportunity to do that. 

 

Tim announced that Tom Sommerville has joined him in participating in a 24 hour bike ride on August 25th and 26th to raise funds for cancer research and for support of the Ulman Cancer Fund for young adults. There a forms here at the front if you would like to make a donation in support of their effort.

 

Leo Heid announced if anyone in interested in joining them to play golf, they play every Monday at 9:26 at Mt. Pleasant Golf Course. It will cost approx. $33.  They play on Wednesdays at Clifton Park at 9:10 cost is approx. $26.

 

Al Tynan announced a crab feast for the benefit of Muscular Dystrophy on August 25th  at Stoney Creek Democratic Club cost is $40, if interested call Al- 410-242-6978

 

ADJOURNED :1:10 PM

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:  57

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won by Bonnie Vojik--$45.00

 

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.