GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE October 25,2012, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW
Prayer: Mary Marsiglia
Minutes of September 27,2012 the meeting # 450 was called to order by the Vice President: Skip Shiflett
Pledge of Allegiance led by: Skip Shiflett
MINUTES of August 23,2012meeting were approved.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A
BOWLING: Boots Onorato 410-882-1558
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 need door prizes and wheel donations. Whatever you would like to donate would be appreciated. The more gifts donated the less we will have to purchase.
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.
We have four deceased members this month: Paul Czerkovich, Theresa Kerby, Lavern Andrzejewski, and Eleanor O'Leary. Lodge notices were posted in the Sun paper and cards were sent 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 September GUYS & DOLLS:
Kenneth Bayne, Gordon Bentz, Mark Bowyer, Peter Coutros, Dolores Curtis, Lucy Davis, George Dersch, Robert Feehly, Patricia Flynn, Sandy Johnson, Marion McDonough, Dottie Miller, Betty Nagle, Ken Norden, Dick Rausch, Marge Schaefer, Mary Schafer, Tom Sommerville, Venus Stump, Linda Surdel, Michael Vahey, Cliff Waller, Norman Warnick
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN September:
Joe & Betty Bonner, Thelma & Howard Brown, Harry & Judy Chandler, Beryl & Agnes Crown, Leo & Dorothy Heid, James & Patricia Hines, Robert & Betty Holthaus, JoAnn & Maynard Retz, Charles & Gloria Riebert, Greg & Linda Surdel.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.
There will be a meeting of the Board immediately following this meeting.
MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik: N/A
Dues are $15.00 per 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
C/O: Bonnie Vojik, 8003 Caradoc Drive Baltimore, MD 21237.
Any questions call Bonnie:410-866-8725 or E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOT LINE: Chuck Reibert: 410-866-5385
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 December!!
Thanks to all who donated cakes in September:
Sheila Gill, Marge Stock, Dottie Miller, Clara Musick, Gloria Smedley.
Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in October:
Don Funke, Clara Musick, Gerry Tynan, Isabelle Burrell, Elaine Francik.
Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation, so other arrangements can be made. Thank you!
Darlene talked about the Walk To End Alzheimer's which is being held on Saturday, October 27,2012. We had some of our members do the walk in previous years, hopefully some will be able to take part in the walk this year. Flyers are on the tables.
Darlene also talked about the forget-me-nots. There is a donation of $l.00 but you may give more if you choose. In 2008 we collected $141, in 2010 it was $l52. and today so far she raised $63. Please donate what you can.
Skip welcomed new member Bill Wineguard, and a member we don't see often, Gene Callahan.
Tim Stansbury e-mailed me this information to include in the minutes:
GM reported August sales of 240,520 vehicles in the US, up 10% compared to a year ago. GM increased its sales to retail customers by 11%, making August its best retail month of the year. All four GM brands posted higher total and retail sales. Fleets sales were up 6%. According to Automotive News, Chevrolet sales rose ll credited in part to its advertising blitz during the two weeks of the Olympics. Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze was up 19% with fleet sales accounting for about 30% of the increase. Buick sales rose 12%, Cadillac rose 11% and GMC sales rose 4%.
GOOD OF THE CLUB:
GM-MY TIME--Mary Marsiglia:
Mary started by telling us how she got her job at Chevrolet: In Jan.1953, I responded to an ad in the paper for a comp operator. I applied, it was at Burrough's calculator school. They asked did you bring your certificate? I don't have one was my reply. They then informed me the job was not for them, they were just interviewing for Chevrolet and the company might require a certificate. They said you have an interview with them tomorrow morning at Broening Hwy. I told them I never heard of Chevrolet or Broening Hwy. I don't know where I'm going. That night we were at my parents and I said 'daddy have you heard of Chevrolet?' he told me that he put the heating unit in there in 1934. So, I went to the plant and had to go thru all the testing again. Then I was asked for my certificate. Of course, I said I don't have one. Bill Brossene said that's ok, we'll hire you anyway. Can you start Monday? No I said, I have to give Montgomery Wards my 2 wks. notice. Ok, I started 2 wks. later. Believe it or not, hardly anyone spoke to me in the beginning, they were the coldest bunch of quiet women I ever met. I thought it was because I didn't have a certificate. I did all the comp work, general ledger, payroll, adding, subtracting etc. for 8 hrs. a day, and loved every minute of it. In 1959 I took maternity leave. In 1960 my little girl was born. 5 days later my husband was stricken severely with Multiple Sclerosis. What a blow that was. When I left on leave I said I'll never be back. I wanted to be a stay at home mom and housewife. However, a couple of years later when my husband had to be put in a nursing home, I received a call from Chevrolet. I was told we have a job for you. I started 3 days later. In 1971 I got laid off. Mr. Monroe helped me get a job with Humble oil. In July 1972 my little girl called me at work and said a man brought you a message. She read it to me. It said--you have been recalled, report to work tomorrow morning at 8:30. The only thing was it wasn't a comp job. It was in personnel and it was on 2nd shift- in employment. They left me there at night, by myself, and I didn't know anything about clock #'s, contracts etc., but you surely learned. I took call-ins, it got to the point when one person called and said Miss Mary I knew his name, clock# and department. I'd say you got a fever? You'll be in tomorrow. It was the same message all the time. I'd give him a call-in number. I recorded any changes to employees personnel records, with proper verification. I had good supervisors, I wouldn't have made it without them along with the union leaders. When I was on night shift, by myself, Mr. Scott, chairman of the shop, would come up and ask if I needed help. In 1986 they started offering retirement. I took it, at the time my daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren lived in Shreveport. I was then able to spend more time visiting them. Without GM I would never have had a home, a car or been able to put my daughter thru school and give her a nice wedding. So count your blessings. Mary was applauded for her report.
Next months speaker will be Leo Heid.
MEETING DATES: October 25, 2012.
Lunch- Baked Ham, Green Beans & Scalloped Potatoes. There will be no meeting in November cause of the Shrimp & Bull Roast.
QUOTE OF THE MOTH:
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
There will be a UAW-GM All American Cruisin' for Toys for Tots on Saturday Oct. 20,2012 from llam to 3pm at the GM Baltimore Operations Plant(previously known as the Alison Transmission Plant)10301 Philadelphia Rd. White Marsh, Md.
Everyone who registers a classic car ($10.00 registration fee) will receive a raffle ticket for door prizes. Das plaques will be given to the first 200 cars that register.
It is open to the public and a rain date is set for Oct. 27th if necessary.
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE; 51
50/50 was won by D. Dickey - $43.00
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.