GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
ROSEDALE GARDENS, 8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD, BALTO, MD
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE September 26, 2013, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW
Prayer: Joyce Bowyer
Minutes of August 22, 2013 meeting #460. Meeting was called to order by President Tim Stansbury at 12:38 pm..
Pledge of Allegiance led by: Mark Bowyer
MINUTES of July 25, 2013 meeting were approved.
TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville
Tom reported that the average attendance for our meetings over the last few months has declined as well as our membership. Tim asked members to contact members they know that do not attend meetings and ask them to come to one of our meetings. Also, if you know of anyone who cannot drive to a meeting it would be nice to offer a ride to them so they can attend a meeting.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
BOWLING: Boots Onorato-410-882-1558
Will start the first Tuesday after Labor Day!
HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett-No report
WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick
Clara has BJ's applications for anyone interested. The Bull & Shrimp Roast is on November 3, 2013. The price is $39. See Clara for tickets. Clara requested members to donate items for door prizes at the Bull & Shrimp Roast.
Members are also requested to volunteer to take a turn at the Big Six wheel and Plant wheel.
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.
One former member passed away, Marlene Balliet. Get well card was sent to Betty Nagle. Please remember the sick and deceased members in your prayers. 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 August GUYS & DOLLS;
Gloria Banz, John Burlage, Isabelle Burrell, Marlene Coleman, Eileen Collins, Despina Coutros, Richard Cushing, Shelby Dahl, Darlene Dail, Harry Davis, Jean Ebsworth, Elaine Francik, Dottie Graves, Gary Landon, Elizabeth Malinowski, Frank Mechlinski, Betsy Vahey, Marsha Velli, Jacqueline Watts, Charles Zeberlein
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN August:
Ronald & Shelby Dahl, George & Vivian Johnson, Tom & Marion McDonough and Tim & Marilyn Stansbury.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.- No Report.
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-No report
MAILING NEWSLETTER: Olin Conrad-410-687-0987-No report
CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746
We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!.
Thanks to all who donated cakes in August:
Darlene Dail, Marge Stock, Dottie Miller. Thanks in advance to all who are to donate cakes in September: Jeri Scunda, Ron Ferguson, Dotty Ensor, Dave Dickey, Clara Musick.
Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation, so other arrangements can be made. Thank you!
GM Receives Eight 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards:
“Our owners have spoken and General Motors has received more Initial Quality awards than any other automaker. This is a great demonstration of the customer satisfaction and quality that GM works for every day. Alicia Boler-Davis, Vice President Global Quality and U.S. Customer Experience, said it best, ‘Nothing energizes us more than receiving the verification of quality from our customers.’
“In J.D. Power’s survey of over 83,000 new-vehicle owners, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac all had a strong showing, with eight vehicles in total leading their respective segments in initial quality. Chevrolet led the way with five awarded vehicles. Chevy, Camaro, Impla, Tahoe, Silverado HD, and Avalanche, all ranked highest in their segments. The Cadillac Escalade took the Large Premium CUV category for the fourth consecutive year. The Sub-Compact CUV category was given to Buick Encore and the GMC Sierra LD is proud to lead the way in the Large Light-Duty Pickup segment, among tough competition.
“Quality is always our top priority at GM, which makes this honor even more meaningful. It also makes it a great time to buy a car with confidence.”
Consumer Reports Says ’14 Impala is Best in Class:
“Consumer Reports, not known for gushing reviews of domestic cars, calls the 2014 Chevrolet Impala the best in its class, the best sedan you can buy among those tested-and says the mid-priced car is better than some luxury sedans that cost far more.
“The Impala racked up a class-leading 95 points in Consumer Reports magazine’s road test, beating all others in its peer group, including the Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300, Buick LaCrosse, Nissan Maxima, Lincoln MKZ, Dodge Charger and ?Hyundai Genesis and Azera.
“The score ‘places it not only at the top of its category but also among the top-rated vehicles we’ve tested overall,’ Consumer Reports wrote in its September issue. In addition, ‘the new Chevy outscores luxury sedans costing $20,000 more,’ including the Acura RLX and Jaguar LX, the magazine said. The 2014 Impala’s base price ranges from $26,725 to $35,770, excluding destination charges.”
Huge Distribution Warehouse Planned For Former GM Site:
“The owner of the former General Motors factory site in Southeast Baltimore has applied for a city permit to build a huge warehouse that would employ up to 2,600 people, according to documents filed with the city planning department.
“The 2.8 million-square-foot site, which is owned by Indiana-based Duke Reality Corp., would be home to a 1 million-square-foot facility with nearly 2,000 parking spots. The documents say the one-story warehouse would be used as a distribution center. Councilman James B. Kraft said the developer wants to break ground in September with plans for the warehouse to open in the fall of 2014.”
GOOD OF THE CLUB:
GM-MY TIME-There was no MY TIME session this month.
TRUSTEE NEEDED-Club needs a volunteer to replace Bill Brannan as Trustee. Bill had to resign due to a personal schedule conflict.
MEETING DATES: September 26, 2013
QUOTE OF THE MOTH:
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” --John F. Kennedy
Al Tynan informed members that former GM employee Tom Raby’s death was caused by liver failure.
Tim met with members of the Club to answer a government survey about last year’s buyout related to how members made a decision on whether to take the buyout or continue with their monthly pension.
ADJOURNED: 1:01 pm
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 46
50/50 was won Al Komin--$31.00
IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH;
Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931or Angela Thomas 410-969-2851
Submitted by: Mary Jane Conrad, rec. Sec.