GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE June 27,2013, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 

 

Prayer:  Joyce Bowyer

Lunch Served

 

Minutes of May 23,2013 the meeting # 457 was called to order by the Treasurer: Tom Sommerville

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Mark Bowyer

 

OFFICERS:

 

Tim Stansbury PRESIDENT A
Skip Shiflett VICE PRESIDENT A
Tom Sommerville TREASURER P
Mary Conrad SECRETARY A
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 A
Rick Marine TRUSTEE P
Jim Hines  TRUSTEE P
Bill Brannan  TRUSTEE P
Mark Bowyer SGT AT ARMS P

 

MINUTES of April 25, 2013 meeting were approved

 

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

Month of April 2013

 

OPENING BALANCE
$
24,385.66
RECEIPTS
$
4,462.00
EXPENSES
$
12,593.51
BALANCE
$
16,254.15
PETTY CASH
$
192.00
VALUE OF ASSETS
$
16,446.15

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Tom informed us that the reason for Tim's absence is he is attending his friends funeral in Atlanta. Skip is absent cause he is on vacation. 

 

BOWLING: Boots Onorato-410-882-1558

 

There is one more weeks of bowling.

 

HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett-N/A

 

WAYS & MEANS:   Clara Musick              

 

The November Bull & Shrimp roast was scheduled  for November 10th. Due to the Ravens game, the affair has been moved to November 3rd. The roast will be from 1to 6.  Pricing will be announced later.

 

Clare will  have BJ's membership applications next month

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.

 

No club members passed away this month.

 

Get well card sent to: Bob Rivas.

 

Please contact Marge or Angie if you know of any sick or deceased members so she can send a card from the club.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR May GUYS & DOLLS;

 

William Bartenfelder, Frank Bell, Jim Bowen, Mildred Cogelia, Mary Jane Conrad, Edwin Copeman, Al Crockett, Robert Ditch, Rose Dulik, Jean Gregonis, Leo Heid, John Janowich, Jack Jenkins, Emma Johnson, Harry Krick, Maynard Retz, Lula Ruehl, Berthina Thompson, Phil Topper.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN May:

 

Joe & Gloria Banz, Jim & Barbara Bowen, John & Elaine Burlage, Charles & Dolores Curtis, Shelmon & Darlene Dail, Charles & Dottie Miller, John & Frances Roth, Jack & Jean Summers, Al & Geraldine Tynan, Charles & Judy Weaver.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.-N/A 

 

MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725

 

Still trying to collect dues. Thanks to sending out reminders we have 27 more members.  We still have 26 unpaid.  We have one new member Charles Danforth.

 

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 bonvoj@comcast.net

 

HOT LINE: Al Komin-N/A

 

Everything is working fine.

 

MAILING NEWSLETTER: Olin Conrad-410-687-0987-N/A

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE:

 

Casino trip went well.  Marge Stock did a fantastic job co-ordinating this trip!!!!!

Marge thanked everyone who went on the overnight trip and everyone who helped her make the trip a success.

 

CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746

 

We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!

 

We are in good shape. Darlene thanked everyone for signing up.  We still need a few more volunteers.

 

Thanks to all who donated cakes in May:

Dottie Ensor, Dave Dickey, Jerri Skunda, Ron Ferguson & Ann Carven.

 

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in  June: Mary Jane Conrad, Mary Marsiglia, Gerry Tynan, Marge Roloff & Marge Stock.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Tim sent a note in telling us that General Motors sales in the U.S. in April were up 11% compared with a year ago.  GM's market share is growing, the economy continues to move forward and car and truck launches are getting underway. Chevrolet dealers are receiving 1st. shipments of the all-new 2014 Impala, and new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 & GMC Sierra 1500 crew cabs will begin arriving at dealers during the summer. Cadillac will launch an all new CTS luxury sedan in the fall.  All 4 GM brands posted sales increases in 2012.

 

The American Red Cross Needs Your Support

 

Many of the people who worked at the former GM Oklahoma plant resided in Moore, OK. The devastating and horrific Tornado that hit there on May 20th causing mass destruction is mind boggling.  The Red Cross is always the responders on the scene to help search for survivors as well as provide food, clothing and other necessities to those who have lost everything.  As your President, I am asking you to please make a contribution to the American Red Cross to help those fellow ex-GM employees and others impacted by the tornado. Thank you in advance.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:GM-MY TIME-  Thanks to Skip for filling in for Melvin Hatcher last month. Today we have Tom Sommerville.

 

Tom is a Baltimore native. I lived my early years on Pennsylvania & Fulton Ave. After he graduated High School, he worked as an auto mechanic.  He did this for approximately 15 years.  He made out ok doing this. He was married twice and divorced twice.  He has 5 sons and 3 grandsons and one granddaughter. He started working for GM when he was 33 years old.  On his 1st. night he hung tires on the truck line all night long. Was never so sore in his life.  Tom had a goal in mind when he started working for GM, he wanted to be a supervisor. It wasn't long before he achieved his goal. He was made a permanent supervisor in the Body Shop. He told stories about some of his Body shop experiences. One was when he was working supervisor on the frame line and there were complaints about people throwing snowballs through the windows onto workers below. This was not clean snow, it was snow from off the roof. So that was an exciting time catching the employee and proving he was the culprit.  Tom also talked about his experience with the Managerial Women's program. He was assigned a lady he was to walk through the process. Why they picked him, he doesn't know. He hadn't been a supervisor that long.  The lady was quite knowledgeable. We were standing at the gate load gate unload. When the gate moved I stepped back, she didn't, and almost got hit with the clamp that hung from it. I grabbed her, in an inappropriate area and pulled her to safety.  After a few minutes she realized that I kept her from being hurt, but you should have seen her face when it first happened. Tom worked many jobs in the plant. He spent some of his time in Michigan. He went to Essex Community College and Graduated from the University of Baltimore. He enjoyed his experience with engineering.  Tom always tried to make sure his work and personal life was well balanced. He was active with the Boy Scouts, he coached soccer and football.  His 2 youngest boys are Eagle Scouts.  When the plant closed he worked for the Baltimore Subway system running cable.  He also put GPS systems in Baltimore School Busses.  Then he worked in the Chrysler plant in Delaware till it closed.  Tom is completely retired now.  Enjoying life

 

Next month: Al Tynan

 

MEETING DATES: June 27,2013

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."-Albert Einstein.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Bill Brannon said GM donated one million to Texas when they had the explosion.  They also donated one million to the Sandy fund. Foreign car companies donated nothing.

 

ADJOURNED: 1:18pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 56

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won by: Mrs. Gerry Tynan---$46.00.

 

IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;

 

Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931or Angela Thomas 410-969-2851

 

Submitted by:  Mary Jane Conrad, rec. Sec.