GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE September 27,2012, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 

 

Prayer by John Eltringham

LUNCH SERVED                                           


 

Minutes of August 23,2012 the meeting # 449 was called to order by the

President Tim Stansbury.

Pledge of Allegiance led by: John Eltringham

 

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 P
Dottie  Miller BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
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 A

 

MINUTES of July 26,2012meeting were approved.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT:

TREASURER:  Tom Sommerville

 

 

CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE 7/1/2012
$12,663.39
 
TOTAL RECEIPTS - 7/2012
$360.48
 
TOTAL EXPENSES - 7/2012
$787.30
 
CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE 7/31/2012
$12,236.57
 
PETTY CASH
$192.00
 
TOTAL ASSETS 7/31/2012
$12,428.57
 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Tim participated in a conference call yesterday on a status update to the recently announced Salaried Retirement Program changes.  In summary, this is what was covered:

 

Rumors about  GM becoming a China company and going into a second bankruptcy were addressed as unfounded and incorrect.  More on the GM Retiree web site.

 

Discussion of each of the different options that were available to eligible retirees with discussion around September payments for Health Care and Life Insurance.  A number of letters will be sent out to all that were eligible in this regard. Since the company was unable to withhold health care   and life insurance payments for September, an invoice is being sent to those who are participating in those programs. Additional documents and letters will be coming in the next couple of weeks addressing Lump Sum participants and the other options specific to each individuals election. There will be additional letters sent out when GM has met the closing conditions of the program which will state the intent to terminate the Salary Retirement Program, and have Prudential make all future payments. For those eligible a welcoming package will be coming in December from Prudential. After you receive the letters indicated, if you have questions, you can call the Benefit Center at 1-866-612-4570.

 

An update to the frequently asked questions regarding the program will be available on the GM Retiree website in the near future.

 

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

 

HISTORIAN:  Skip Shiflett--N/A  .

 

WAYS & MEANS:   Clara Musick   

 

The Bull & Shrimp Roast is Nov. 18, 2012 at Rosedale Gardens.  The tickets are $37.00 per person.  We have 22 tables sold, anyone wanting tickets see Clara. We need door prize donations. Whatever you would like to donate would be    appreciated. The more gifts donated the less we will have to purchase. Clara brought in BJ 's membership applications, anyone wishing to join, fill out and return to Clara. Clara brought in flyers pertaining to trips, the first trip is an overnighter to the Gettysburg Outlets and the Apple Festival for October 6th and 7th.  The second trip is to Aventura Spa Palace--Riviera Maya, Mexico for October 20th to the 26th 2013.

 

We have to vote on whether we want the crab feast in October.  This is how it would work:  We would still have to pay for our meal and  would get our lunch, as usual, from Rosedale Gardens. Then we would have to order our crabs. Cost being $150 per bushel, ordering about 7 bushels, therefore, we will be paying  not only for our lunch but also would have to pay for the cost of the crabs.  The decision is ours, either  have the crab feast or cancel.

Membership voted to Cancel crab feast.

 

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

 

Marge welcomed John Eltringham back, everyone was pleased to see him. Betty Nagle is home for rehab. We have no deceased members this month.

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 August GUYS & DOLLS:

 

Gloria Banz, John Burlage, Isabelle Burrell, Despina Coutros, Richard Cushing, Shelby Dahl, Darlene Dail, Jean Ebsworth, Elaine Francik, Dottie Graves, Gary Landon, Elizabeth Malinowski, Frank Mechlinski, Otto Wahl, Jacqueline Watts.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN August:

 

Ronald & Shelby Dahl, George & Vivian Johnson, Tom & Marion McDonough.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid. 

 

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

Copies of the membership were up front for anyone wanting a copy.

 

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 for October and December!!

 

Please do not take a dessert till the food is  served

Thanks to all who donated cakes in August:

 

Dottie Miller, Jerry Finley, Dave Cushing, Angela Thomas, Jean Ebsworth, Mary Jane Conrad, Mary Marsiglia, Bill Brannon.

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

Dottie Miller, Sheila Gill, Gloria Smedley, Tim Stansbury, Mary Lou Lambert, Marge Stock.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

GM said its U.S. sales fell more than 6% last month as a money-back guarantee offer failed to attract buyers. The company blamed reduced sales to rental car companies, but retail sales to individual buyers fell 3%. "It's the economy. There is no way around it." GM's sales continued to lag growth in the overall market. GM reported second quarter net income of $1.5billion. Net revenue in the second quarter of 2012 was $37.6 billion, a decrease of $1.8 billion compared with the second quarter of 2011.

 

A point of interest is who owns GM stock:

      

      3.9% is owned by the GM U.S Pension Fund

       9.0% is owned by the Canadian Government

      10.2% is owned by VEBA (Voluntary 

      Employee Beneficiary Association) Trust

      which is a tax exempt trust whose funds are

      used to pay eligible medical expenses.

      32% is owned by the U.S. Treasury

      44.9% is owned by individual and   

      institutional investors.

 

The reason I shared this with you is we wonder why GM stock doesn't go up, it's because the Government isn't going to buy anymore, the Canadian Governments not buying more and the trust Funds maybe.  The bright side is GM stock is selling higher than Facebook.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

GM-MY TIME--Marge Roloff

 

I started with GM in 1973. I was hired in as an hourly employee, I worked in hard trim.  I was there only a short time when I tried to get a job as a switch board operator. I was not successful. I was asked if I wanted to be a clerk in trim, I said yes and never went back to the line. I was a clerk in trim for about a year. Then I went to supervisor training and I was the First successful female supervisor in the plant. I stayed in trim till about 1989 when I went to the Body Shop. I really enjoyed working in the Body Shop. We used to call it spark city, I remember wearing panty hose at the time and when you get a spark it would ruin your pantyhose. That ended pantyhose.  In 1990 I met Doug Roloff my husband. He wanted to go out with me, but I was seeing someone else at the time. I introduced him to a friend of mine.  That didn't work out for either of us. So, we got together and have been married for 20 years now.  I continued to work in Body shop doing dimensional control then did Reliability.  It was hard being a female supervisor at that time.  I retired in 2004.  We are Florida residents. We come back here for the summer. We share 5 children and 8 grandchildren. We travel, just came back from 6 weeks in Alaska. We do a lot of camping we belong to a camper club. We come up here to spend time with friends and family. Marge was applauded for her presentation.

 

Mary Marsiglia is next months speaker.

 

MEETING DATES: September 27,2012.

 

It will be our 450th meeting. Lunch-Italian Sausage, onions and peppers in Marinara sauce, corn and carrots.

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

The Dalai Lama--Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.  And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS;

 

Darlene Dail asked if we would support the Alzheimer's association "Forget-Me Not" fund raiser this year.  She will bring in the Forget-Me- Nots next month. They are $1.00 per flower.

It was approved.

 

Doris Bannon is trying to sell a vehicle, it is a 1987 Chevy Caprice Classic Brougham- 4 door- wire wheels-mileage-94,676 original miles-black- needs some cosmetic work-- call Doris

410-252-5227.

 

ADJOURNED;1:15PM

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE; 57

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won by Elaine Francik - $40.00

 

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.