GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE December 20,2012, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW
Prayer: Joyce Bowyer
Minutes of October 25, 2012 the meeting # 451 was called to order by the
President: Tim Stansbury
Pledge of Allegiance led by: Mark Bowyer
MINUTES of September 27,2012meeting were approved
TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville
Tim talked to us about his wife. She suffered what is called a SVT (supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). It is any rapid heart rhythm originating above the ventricular tissue. SVT is most commonly due to a loop of electrical current in the heart, which as it loops, causes the heart to beat quickly. She is doing fine and we appreciate all your concern and prayers.
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. Ticket sales are doing well. Clara thanked the people who sent in donations. We will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets at the Roast.
Need volunteers for the wheels.
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.
Gene Callahan is recovering from eye surgery.
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 October GUYS & DOLLS:
Dottie Abel, Joyce Bowyer, Elaine Burlage, June Grden, Clara Musick, Paul Julian, Doris Klingelhofer, Mike Loyco, Lucille Metzger, Boots Onorato, Betty Reiter, Thomas Ronci, Edward RoseJr.,George Schaefer, Charles Scheper, Rose Marie Tauber, Joe Zarachowicz.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN October:
Olin & Mary Jane Conrad, John & Jeanette Karras, Harry & Mary Lou Krick, Richard & Elizabeth Malinowski, Cliff & Barbara Waller, Al & Dorothy Webster.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.
Had a meeting last month and discussed the clubs financial status. It was agreed upon to keep everything the same since our assets are holding.
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 next year!!! Thanks to all who donated cakes in October:
Don Funke Clara Musick ,Gerry Tynan, Isabelle Burrell, Elaine Francik.
Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in December:
Ron Ferguson, Gerry Skunda, Mary Marsiglia, Mary Jane Conrad, Gloria Smedley.
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 27th. She has collected $123.00 so far. If anyone would want to purchase a forget-me-not she still has some available for $1.00 each
The annual enrollment newsletter was sent out. It describes the Health Care Program enrollment process. If you have questions, call the GM Benefits & Service Center.
If you had health care/ life insurance taken out of your retirees check, that won't happen anymore. You have to set up an account to have that done from your bank.
Small car sales nearly doubled from a year ago--but overall GM sales were up just 1.5% from the same month last year. It was the best tally since pre-bankruptcy in 2008. There is a 116 day supply of full-size trucks on the lots, so if you need a truck this is the time to do it.
Tim talked about the Marketplace on gmretiree.com. It has a tremendous amount of opportunities available for gm retirees to save money. From your phone bills, to hotels to different types of purchases. He will start bringing a copy each month for those who don't have a computer. If you have a computer I strongly recommend that you sign up to gmretiree.com. It provides a lot of information, the facts are on this web site. Go there periodically to keep informed.
GOOD OF THE CLUB:
GM-MY TIME--Leo Heid
(Leo, I apologize, I could not decipher much of what you said. The batteries in the recorder were dying, and most was recorded in slow, slow speed. I tried to put some of what you said in order, but I don't know if it's correct. I am sorry, Mary Jane)
Only 2 dates I want to talk about, June 7, 1957 that's when I was hired and Nov. 21, 1986 is when I retired. I was working at Glen L. Martins and going to night school. I was working overtime canceling contracts. I was thinking this doesn't seem to be the right place for me to be working. The next day I walked in the front door of Fisher Body. I remember across the lobby there was an elevator. The doors opened and out walked, my cousin, Tom. He asked what I was doing here, I answered, looking for a job. He said I don't think they are hiring. Just then the doors to the elevator opened and out walked a man named Russ. He said I think Elmer W. is looking for someone for payroll in the mailroom. I went upstairs and meet him and was hired. I was in the mailroom and there was an employee hand stamping payroll checks for hourly employees. They had a machine there that was supposed to do the printing, but it wasn't working properly. I got a screw driver and made a few adjustments and before long I ran the checks thru and they came out just fine. I ruined 3 or 4, but the rest were ok. I went back to Elmer and asked if there was anything else he wanted me to do. He said just get those checks done and up here. I said there done. He couldn't believe I was finished. It always took the other worker a lot longer. Not long after that there was an opening in industrial engineering. I went to Elmer and said I'd been taking college courses and would like to try for the job opening. He said you ain't going nowhere till I have a replacement for you. A while latter we were having a baby shower, at my home, for my cousin, Bonnie Vojik, she also was our kids baby sitter. I was sitting on the back steps with Al Vojik talking and I asked him where was he working and how did he like his job. Al said he worked at Reed's Drug store and that it was just a job. That was it, Monday morning I went to Elmer and said "I found my replacement." After that I transferred to Industrial Engineering. I never got laid off, but was almost fired twice! Leo, this is where the recorder stopped. From notes Olin gave me I know you worked in the Paint Shop and when the plant went to GMAD you were on the Chevrolet side. You were tired because they were working 6 days a week 12 hour days. On your lunch you fell asleep in a vehicle and someone called bigfoot came along and banged on the door and asked what you were doing, you answered--sleeping. That's it sorry.
Next months speaker will be Jack Summers.
MEETING DATES: December 20,2012.
Lunch- Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Broccoli
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."-Milton Berle
Walk to end Alzheimer's-Saturday, Oct.27,2012
Jean Ebsworth fell and broke elbow.
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE;
50/50 was won by Leo Heid--$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.