GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE January 24,2013, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW
Prayer: Jack Summers said our opening prayer and asked that we have a moment of silence for the children and adults who lost their lives in a most brutal and senseless act in New Town, CT. and for their families.
Minutes of December 20,2012 the meeting # 452 was called to order by the President: Tim Stansbury
Pledge of Allegiance led by: Jack Summers
MINUTES of October 25,2012 meeting were approved
TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville
BOWLING: Boots Onorato-410-882-1558
Bowlers are always needed.
HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett
Skip and Jim Smedley will meet with BMI in January and discuss the updating of the GM display.
WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick
Clara thanked everyone for their help making the Bull & Shrimp roast a success.
We will be serving fried oysters again at our bull & oyster roast. Clara will have tickets available at our January meeting for the bull & oyster roast.
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.
We had 2 deceased members since our last meeting. Chuck Riebert passed on 10/26/12 & James Welzenbach passed on 11/21/12.
Sick members: Lucille Metzger (lung surgery), John Sherinsky (by-pass surgery), Norm Warnick (by-pass surgery) and Betty Bonner (back 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 November & December GUYS & DOLLS;
Joe Banz, Sophia Bartenfelder, Marlene Bell, Barbara Bowen, Judy Chandler, Beryl Crown, Phyllis Dernetz, Edsel Dyer, Tom Flynn, Mike Horwath, William Koritzka,Sammy Mah, Richard Malinowski, Richard Miller, Gloria Riebert, Nancy Rockstroh, Ruth Selig, Carolyn Skeith, Mary Smith, Louis Tauber, Louise Weitzel, Nelson Weller, Kent Woods.
Lillian Capizzi, Peter Capizzi, Hugh Collins, Mary Doris, Charlie Farkas,Jerry Francik, Daniel Frank, Jimmy Glovier, Betty Holthaus, John Karras, Joan Komin, Tom McDonough, Charles Miller, Marshall Nuckols, Joyce Ronci, Gary Slater, Jack Summers, Jean Summers, Donald Velli, Judy Weaver, Marge Wilking.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN November & December:
Frank & Marlene Bell, Charles & Joyce Scheper, Norman & Brenda Warnick, Bill & Marge Wilking, Jack & Irene Zimnitzky. Eugene & June Grden.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.-N/A
MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725
IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY PAID DUES FOR 2013,PLEASE SEND IN NOW.
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: Al Komin
Since Chuck Riebert passed away in October, Al Komin will now head the Hot Line.
MAILING & NEWSLETTER:
Since Betty Bonner had back surgery, and is staying with her children, she will not be able to do the mailing of the newsletters.
TRAVEL COMMITTEE: N/A
CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746
Darlene asked group if we should continue with having the cakes.
We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!
We will pass the register book around today, If we do not get enough cakes for the year we will see what Rosedale Gardens will charge for a sheet cake.
Thanks to all who donated cakes in December:
Marge Stock, Clara Musick, Mary Marsiglia, Mary Jane Conrad, Gerry Skunda, Ron Ferguson.
Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in January: Peggy Horwath, Gloria Smedley, Marge Stock & Gerry Tynan.
Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation, so other arrangements can be made. Thank you!
GM News---the next-generation Camaro will be built in Lansing, MI. instead of Canada. GM will purchase 200million shares of GM common stock from the Treasury for $5.5billion by the end of the year. Over the next 12 to 15 months, the Treasury will execute a series of other transactions to sell down their remaining stake.
GOOD OF THE CLUB:
suggestion made to donate the clubs bingo equipment to a charitable organization.
GM-MY TIME--Jack Summers
Jack grew up in a town north of Kansas City, MO., graduated high school in 1944 and was drafted by the Army. After Jack finished his time in the service he returned home to MO. He then went to college for 4 yrs. and played a little basketball. After several odd jobs he signed a contract to teach school. He taught 5th grade and was asst. football coach and head coach for high school basketball. During the summer of 1951-52 he went to work at the Fairfax,MO. plant to earn extra money. He worked in the employment office. When it came time for football practice to start, he gave his notice. They offered Jack a position paying $350. a month. He was only making $300 teaching. $50 was a lot of money back then, he accepted the offer and worked at the Fairfax plant from '52' till' 59'. He worked various jobs within the personnel dept. Then he transferred to Arlington, TX. where he was a supervisor of training, labor relations and salary personnel. In '67'-'68' he transferred to Detroit, MI. Central office. He went to labor relations and salary personnel. That was a interesting assignment, I got to visit every plant in the GMAD division. In '71' he transferred to the Doraville plant in Atlanta as personnel director. Then in '77' he came to Baltimore as personnel director. Jack retired in 1989. Jack has been busy since then primarily doing work with the church he attends. He also had an antique store for awhile. Jack worked 37 1/2 yrs. for GM, that doesn't happen much anymore. People change jobs quite often. Whatever success I had was due to the people that worked for or around me. In my opinion, most of Europe and us in the United States are bankrupt. Bankrupt morally, and religiously as well as financially. A lot of people now expect something for nothing. In Europe they call it social welfare; in the US it's called entitlements. I, just in closing, feel that we all need to get on our knees and pray, whatever faith you are, if we don't pray to God to get this country turned around-- back to the principles of which it was established by our forefathers years ago--I believe we are going to be in very bad shape. Jack was applauded for his speech.
Next month’s speaker will be Clara Musick.
MEETING DATES: January 24,2013
QUOTE OF THE MOTH:
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. -Peg Bracken.
Jim Smedley is now handling the Bull Roast raffle tickets. He has them available now. Jim had everyone applaud Jack & Sheila Gill for all the hard work they did year after year handling the raffle tickets.
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 57
50/50 was won by Barbara Wajbel--$51.00.
IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;
Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931
Submitted by: Mary Jane Conrad, rec. Sec.