GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE July 25,2013, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 

 

Prayer:  Tim Stansbury

 

Lunch Served

 

Minutes of June 27,2013 the meeting # 458 was called to order by the President: Tim Stansbury

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Leo Heid 

 

OFFICERS:

  

Tim Stansbury PRESIDENT P
Skip Shiflett VICE PRESIDENT A
Tom Sommerville TREASURER P
Mary Conrad SECRETARY P
Leo Heid BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Clara Musick BOARD OF DIRECTORS A
Chuck Miller BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Dottie  Miller BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Jim Smedley BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Don Funke TRUSTEE P
Jim Hines  TRUSTEE A
Bill Brannan  TRUSTEE P
Mark Bowyer SGT AT ARMS A

 

 MINUTES of May 23, 2013 meeting were approved

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

 

Month of  May 2013

 

OPENING BALANCE
$
16,254.15
RECEIPTS
$
824.00
EXPENSES
$
679.98
BALANCE
$
16,398.17
PETTY CASH
$
192.00
VALUE OF ASSETS
$
16,590.17

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: Boots Onorato-410-882-1558

 

Will start in the Fall.

 

HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett-

 

Jim Smedley said they talked with BMI about upgrading the GM display.  BMI said they would get back to them. BMI is looking into grants that are available to them which may help upgrade the displays.

 

WAYS & MEANS:Clara Musick-N/A              

 

The November Bull & Shrimp roast is November 3rd, it will be from 1to 6. 

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.

 

We had 2 deceased members since our last meeting:  Ken Phillips and Ed Watts. We had 1 non-member, Gloria Masters, wife of Jim Masters. Lodge Notices were posted in the Sun and cards were sent to the families.

 

Get well cards sent to: June Grden, Jack Gill, Betty Nagel and Joe Bonner.  Joe Bonner is at Nottingham Gardens at Oak Crest, 8832 Walther Blvd. Parkville, MD. 21234. Room #308.  Betty Nagel is back at home after rehab.  Please contact Marge or Angie if you know of any sick or deceased members so cards can be sent from the club.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR JuneGUYS & DOLLS;

 

Dan Abel, Walt Callahan, Barbara Dersch, David Dickey,Jr., Jerry Kellner, Jim Phillips, Doug Roloff, Frances Roth, Jim Smedley, Angela Thomas, Eileen Weller, Bill Wilking.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN June:

 

Peter & Despina Coutros, Al & Joan Komin, Dave & MaryLou Lambert, Jim& Gloria Smedley, George & Phyliss Staso, Joe  & Joanne Zarachowicz.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.-N/A 

 

MEMBERSHIP:

 

Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725  We still have 17 unpaid members from last year.  We have 239 paid members.

 

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-

 

Had some difficulty notifying Betty Nagel on our last activation. Betty calls 5 people, Al called those 5 people but all he got was answering machines.  He is looking into some alternatives, since he wants everyone to be informed. 

 

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

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE:

 

N/A

 

CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746

 

We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!.

 

Thanks to all who donated cakes in June:

 

Gerry Tynan, Marge Stock, Marge Roloff, Mary Marsiglia & Mary Jane Conrad.

 

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in  July:  Joe Rozanski, Jerry Finley, Peggy Horwath, Elizabeth Malinowski & Bob Collins.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Leo Heid said with the passing of Ed Watts we need someone to replace him on the Board of Directors.  After some discussion, Al Tynan volunteered to fill the position.

 

GM is recalling about 231,000 sport utility vehicles that might be in danger of an electrical short that could cause a fire. This is an expansion of a recall from last August to check 249,000 SUVs for a short in a circuit board in the driver's door that may lead to a fire.  Vehicles involved in both recalls include the 2006 Chevy Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and the 2006-2007 Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender. The automaker said it has received 58 reports of vehicle fires and 11 minor injuries related to the issue, most of them on vehicles in the original recall. Government investigators said "a fire could occur even while the vehicle is not in use." "As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy is made," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The issue involves a potential fluid leak in the driver's door module, which could cause corrosion that might result in a short in the circuit board. NHTSA said this could result in overheating, "which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke or fire."

 

GM 2014 models to come with 2 years of free oil changes, inspections. The program includes oil and filter change, tire rotation and 27-point vehicle inspection up to four times in the two-year period. If the owner sells the car during that period, the new buyer still gets the service. Owners must take vehicles to GM dealerships.

 

The U.S. government's stake in GM will fall from 15.9% to 13.8% after it sells shares this week in an offering tied to the automaker's return to the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, according to an SEC filing.  The U.S. Treasury Dept. plans to sell 30 million shares and the GM retiree health care trust plans to sell 20 million shares, reducing their stakes in the Automaker.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:GM-MY TIME-  Al Tynan

 

I came to work for GM in 1966 on the Chevy side. I started on 2nd shift and was bounced to 3rd. shift rather quickly.  Shortly after that, they merged the Chevy and Fisher Body sides together. In 1970 I was asked if I wanted to be a supervisor in the maintenance department. I said ok. I wound up trouble shooting on 2nd shift.  I learned 3 important questions that were always asked when the line stopped. What's wrong? How long is it going  to be down? and Whose fault is it? I got bounced to 3rd. shift and when I was coming to work one night I met Bob Feehly, who was on 2nd shift,  he took me down to trim, where they were having a problem with a sub pump. While I was there, the line stopped and we heard this screaming. We looked around and there was this  young lady who had gotten herself  stuck in the right side door window and couldn't get  out. I went around to the other side, opened the door up,  stuck my hand in and pulled her out. Then I asked Joe Harrison how do you explain this to Detroit. After that I wound up working on the truck line. Then the truck line left. We got the Astro Van and I wound up in Elpo, then I went back to maintenance over on the other side.   Each department then had its own maintenance dept. I was then assigned the job of building maintenance where I worked for the next 22 years on 3rd shift, taking care of the building. In 2003 I retired. Went back to work in 2004 cause nobody wanted to work 3rd shift. Left and came back again in 2005 to sell everything off.

 

Next month: Dale Wajbel.

 

MEETING DATES: July 25, 2013

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

"You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are." Jeph Jacques.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Anyone interested there is going to be a get together at the Towers in Belair on the 3rd. of July. Paul Cruz is coming to town. Call Tom for info.

We have booked the hall for Sunday August 3,2014 to celebrate the clubs 40th Anniversary. More information will follow.

 

ADJOURNED: 1:25pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 52

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won by: Peggy Horwath--$43.00.

 

IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;

 

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

 

Submitted by:  Mary Jane Conrad, rec. Sec.