GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE October 24,2013, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 


Prayer:  Mary Marsiglia

 

Lunch Served

 

Minutes of September 26,2013 the meeting # 461 was called to order by the  President: Tim Stansbury

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Skip Shiflett

 

OFFICERS:

  

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

 

MINUTES of August 22, 2013 meeting were approved

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

 

Month of  August,2013

OPENING BALANCE
$
15,518.00
RECEIPTS
$
256.00
EXPENSES
$
828.41
BALANCE
$
14,945,59
PETTY CASH
$
182.80
VALUE OF ASSETS
$
15,128.39

  

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

Marge Stock will fill Bill Brannon's trustee position.

 

BOWLING: Boots Onorato-410-882-1558

 

Bowling has started.

 

HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett-N/A

 

To date Skip has not been contacted by BMI.

 

WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick

 

We need to sell more Bull & Shrimp roast tickets for November 3rd.,price is $39,time 1 to 6. Tom is in charge of the money wheel and Angie is in charge of the flower wheel. Volunteers are needed for both wheels. Donation prizes are still requested.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.

 

We had 1 former member pass: Mable Alomoney on Sept. 9th.

A get well card was sent to Walt Callahan, he had by-pass surgery and is doing well. Please remember the sick and deceased members in your prayers. Please contactMarge or Angie if you know of any sick or deceased members so cards can be sent from the club.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR September GUYS & DOLLS;

 

Kenneth Bayne, Gordon Bentz, Mark Bowyer, Peter Coutros, Dolores Curtis, Lucy Davis, George Dersch, Robert Feehly, Sandy Johnson, Frank Koch, Marion McDonough, Dottie Miller, Betty Nagle, Eleanor O'Leary, Marge Schaefer, Tom Sommerville, Venus Stump, Linda Surdel, Michael Vahey, Cliffe Waller, Norman Warnick.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN September:

 

Joe & Betty Bonner, Thelma & Howard Brown, Harry & Judy Chandler, Leo & Dorothy Heid, James & Patricia Hines, Robert & Betty Holthaus, JoAnn & Maynard Retz, Greg & Linda Surdel.

 

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 bonvoj@comcast.net

 

HOT LINE: Al Komin-N/A

 

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 September:

Dottie Ensor, Dave Dickey, Peggy Horwath, Clara Musick, Geri Skunda, Ron Ferguson.

 

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in  October:  Jim Hines, John Gill, Angela Thomas, Gloria Smedley, Paul Julian.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

U.S. closer to ending GM ownership The U.S. Treasury Dept. has slashed its stake in GM to 7.3%, putting the government within months of ending its ownership of the automaker. The government revealed in a report Tues.Sept.17th

that it had reduced its stake in GM more than expected. GM's Chevy Silverado named top pickup by Consumer Reports Consumer Reports' love of Chevrolet continues with its choice as the best pickup truck in the land. It's the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which it rates excellent in road testing. The Silverado was found to have a larger cargo bed, more payload capacity and more towing capacity ,up to 11,200 lbs. in Consumer Reports tests. The tailgate is easier to use, it has a lower step-in height than the rivals and there are steps to make it easy to climb in. Plus, at 16 miles per gallon, it got better gas mileage. Cadillac will take on Tesla GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson says the automaker is gearing up to take on electric-car company Tesla Motors, he said the automaker plans to confront Tesla via its Cadillac brand. If you want to compete with Tesla, you want to do it with a Cadillac. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla has established its brand, a tough feat that other electric vehicle companies couldn't do. Akerson has set up a small team to study Tesla. Consumer Reports named Tesla's Model S its best-scoring car and it won top safety marks. GM recaptures investment grade credit rating GMs' debt is rated investment-grade for the 1st. time since May 2005, Moody's investor service raised GM's corporate rating from Ba1 to Baa3, reflecting the automaker's sustained profitability. GM reveals $3.2billion buyback deal with UAW retiree trust  GM plans to pay $3 billion to buy back nearly half of the preferred stock owned by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, further unwinding the lingering effects of the automaker's 2009 government bailout.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:GM-MY TIME- .

Gary Slater, I started at GMI when I was only 17, after GMI, I decided to join the army for 2 years of active duty. When I returned I was told they needed an Industrial Engineer in the car division at an assembly plant. 5th year students were hourly rate back then, they had a guy retiring in 1 1/2 years, so they put me as a 5th year student and delayed it for 6 months and I worked at the assembly plant as a I.E. I did my 5th year there and when I went on salary I had a new record I had the most time almost 8 years as a GMI student. So I spent 4 more years as a Engineer at the assembly plant, Then I got promoted to 7th level supervisor. A year later I got an opportunity to go to the Teck Center. After 2 years I was promoted to 8th level. Then one year later I went to Assembly Research back in Flint. A 1 1/2 years later the Corporation put Assembly research under GMAD management. Then I had 3 choices, go back to the Teck center, look for a new job somewhere else or go with GMAD. I stayed with GMAD, I didn't like the job they offered me, so we negotiated. We came up with a job I liked, it was to make a special studies of plants. I stayed on for another 1 1/2 yrs. and then there was a big reorganization in GMAD Central Office. I was transferred to Central Office and became  part of the 1st GMAD forward planning group. It was interesting, I was there for over a year. Then they had an opening in Industrial Engineering so I went there and got in line to come to a plant.  After about a year in I.E , I arrived at Baltimore just in time for the "72" major model change. After a few years, when the plant looked like it was going to turn into a pumpkin, we were desperately searching for a product. The corporation said we need a third B car plant.   We gave them a order of magnitude. We got it so we put together a project time and we started spending lots of money. Then the project was cancelled.  We then bid on the M Van and as you know we got it and the plant ran for another 20 years. I made Plant Engineer for my last year in Baltimore, just long enough to be fun.  Taking a deal that was offered I retired in '92'. The next 12 years I spent as a contract Engineer. Then in 2004 I stopped working.

Next Month:  Mary Marsiglia said she will tell us some funny stories.

 

MEETING DATES: October 24, 2013- Shrimp Creole/Rice with toss salad.

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

ADJOURNED: 1:30pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 47

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won Lucille Metzger--$38.00

 

IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;

 

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

 

 

Submitted by: Mary Jane Conrad, rec.s.