GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE February 27,2014, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 


Prayer:  Tim Stansbury

 

Lunch Served

 

Minutes of January 23, 2014 the meeting # 464 was called to order by the  

President: Tim Stansbury

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Jim Smedley

 

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 P
Dottie  Miller BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Jim Smedley BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Al Tynan BOARD OF DIRECTORS A
Don Funke TRUSTEE P
TRUSTEE
Marge Stock TRUSTEE A
Mark Bowyer SGT AT ARMS A

MINUTES of December 19, 2013 meeting were approved

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

 

Month of  December ,2013

 

OPENING BALANCE
$
16,595.88
RECEIPTS
$
622.00
EXPENSES
$
996.29
BALANCE
$
16,221.59
PETTY CASH
$
164.60
VALUE OF ASSETS
$

16,386.19

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

There was a short discussion about the clubs Anniversary Dance which will be held August 3rd. They talked about ticket price for non-members, whether members should be free, and the menu were just of few of the subjects discussed.  It was decided to table the discussion till next month so Skip can collect the information from our previous anniversary party.

Another subject brought up was to set a deadline  for new members to join the club. This subject also was tabled till next month.

 

BOWLING: Boots Onorato-410-882-1558

 

Dave Lambert said Boots is no longer bowling.

She has done a wonderful job chairing bowling  for so many years.  We all thank her for a wonderful job.  Dave Lambert was chosen to take over.

 

HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett-

 

Still waiting to be contacted by BMI.

 

WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick

 

Jim has the 50/50 bull roast raffle tickets. Clara now has the bull & oyster roast tickets. The roast is scheduled for April 6,2014. It will be at Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Rd. Food served 1pm--5pm. Music by: On The Edge,2--6pm.  Beer & Setups.  $40.00 per person.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.

 

Clara made the announcements for Marge.  Jim Hines past away on Jan.lst.2014 he was born Jan. 2,1937. Jack Zimnitsky past in December. 

 

Louise Weitzel, Bea Carmine, Jackie Watts were sent get well cards.

 

Update--Bea Carmine passed away and donated her body to science.

 

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 JanuaryGUYS & DOLLS;

 

Bea Carmine, Harry Chandler, Shelmon Dail, Billie Dubicki, Edward Dubicki, Louis Duran, Jerry Finley, Sheila Gill, Phyllis Kelley, Tom Kosick, Aili Kreek, Mary Onorato, Genny Brogan Paul, Don Ratcliff, JoAnn Retz, Thomas Rockstroh, Cleveland Sample, Joyce Scheper, John Sherinsky, Frank Smith, Al Tynan.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN January:

 

George & Barbara Dersch, Edward & Billie Dubicki, Jerry & Elaine Francik, Jack & Jane Jenkins, Doug & Marge Roloff, George & Marge Schafer, Rose Marie & Louis Tauber.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.- N/A

 

MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725    Now collecting 2014 dues.

 

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY PAID DUES FOR 2014,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

 

Bonnie mentioned she had received a note from Betty & Joe Bonner. Betty said they are living at Hill Crest Village. Joe is in skilled nursing care and Betty has a one bedroom apartment, Betty spends most of her time with Joe.  She often thinks of the good times they had at the club.  She hopes to one day come to a meeting.

 

Betty also received a note from Thelma and Howard Brown from Florida. They said they were having some cold weather there and that it didn't feel like Florida, and to tell everyone hi and that they miss everyone.   Bonnie had the idea that  we should encourage our out of town members or the members that cannot come to our meetings to send the club a note once in awhile to keep in touch and let everyone know how they are. She will gladly read the notes at the meeting.

 

Please all out of town members and members unable to attend the meeting send in your notes to Bonnie Vojik at the above address

 

HOT LINE: Al Komin-N/A

 

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

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE:

 

Marge Stock planned a Dover Downs & Harrington Casino trip for May 6&7th. Cost is $120 each for double occupancy, $150 each for single occupancy, and $115 each for Triple occupancy. Includes bus, hotel one night, 2 buffets, show (if available) and $45 in slot play.

 

May 6th, Tuesday, depart at 9:00AM for Harrington Casino. Pick-up at Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Rd. in BACK. Refreshments will be served on the bus.  Receive $15 in slot play, Buffet lunch included. Play slots until approx. 3:00PM. Leave Harrington for Dover Downs. Receive $30 in slot play, one-night hotel accommodations included. Dinner is on your own. May 7th,Wednesday, Breakfast buffet and gratuity included, Play slots or shop at the TAX-FREE mall adjacent to casino.  Bus will depart at 3:00PM for home. Movie, door prizes and refreshments on bus. RESERVE A SEAT BY FEBRUARY 14th. CALL Margie Stock, 410-563-4931 for reservations. $50 deposit due by February 27th. Balance due by April 10th. Make checks payable to: Margie Stock, 302 Fagley Street, Balto, MD 21224.

  

CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746

We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!.

 

Thanks to all who donated cakes in January:

 

Clara Musick, Peggy Horwath, Elizabeth Malinowski, Don Funke, Dottie Miller, Gloria Riebert.

 

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in  February:  

 

Angie Thomas, Isabelle Burrell, Paul Julian, Pat Hines, Marge Stock.

 

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

 

Darlene wanted to thank her helpers: Betty, Dottie and Peggy for all their work.  Also, Darlene passed the book around for people to sign up to bring cakes.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado pickup win North American Car and Truck of the Year honors,, beating out the Mazda3 and Cadillac CTS in the car category and the Acura MDX and Chrysler Jeep Cherokee in the truck category. This year's finalists were chosen from a field of 46 new cars, trucks and SUVs. The Corvette is GMs' sixth car win. The Corvette also won in 1998. The Chevy Silverado is the fourth truck win for GM. The Silverado also won in 2007. In the first 20 years, domestic automakers have won North American Car of the Year ll times. Japanese makers won three times and European makers four times. A Korean automaker (Hyundai) has won twice. Domestic Automakers have won North American Truck/Utility of the Year 13 times. Japanese makers have won four times and the Europeans three times. The NACTOY awards are unique because, instead of being given out by a specific group or media outlet, they are chosen by 48 automotive journalists representing a wide variety of media, including WardsAuto. When it comes to light-vehicle architecture strategies, GM global product boss Mark Reuss says he's not talking, and his silence now makes proprietary another piece of info once publicly discussed by the automaker. "I've been there. I've talked about it," he tells WardsAuto during a interview with journalists at the North American International Auto Show here. Reuss' remarks follow questions over whether GM's emerging modular approach to vehicle architectures, as reported by WardsAuto in October would rival strategy employed by Volkswagen. But no more inside baseball from GM, Reuss Says, calling an automaker's architecture strategy "sacred" information. The decision comes after the automaker stopped disclosing production info last year and this year announced it no longer would host a monthly sales call with Wall Street analysts and journalists.  GM has posted 15 straight quarterly profits, and the streak likely will extend to 16 quarters when it releases 2013 full-year earnings on Feb. 6. The automaker this week swept the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards with the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado pickup, capping a year of honors for GM vehicles that include recognition as the Automaker with the U.S. industry's best quality. Reuss says he would prefer to let GM's sales results do the talking in the future. "If you're selling a lot of cars and making a lot of money doing it, it's a pretty good indication you've hit the sweet spot."

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB: ( My Time)

 

MEETING DATE;  February 27, 2014

 

Menu: Shrimp Creole, Rice Pilaf and green bean Almondine.

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

Comes from George Washington Carver.

 

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because, someday in your life will have been all of these.”

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Olin Conrad received a note, dated January 2014, from the niece of Edna Niemitz informing the club that her aunt passed away on September 29, 2013. She asked that we put this information in the newsletter in case there were some who still remembered her.  Edna was a GM retiree with more than 30 years of employment. She worked at the warehouse on Dorsey Road. She retired in 1982. At the time of her death she was 93 years old.

 

ADJOURNED: 1:20 pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 34

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won by : N/A

 

IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;

 

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

 

Submitted by: Mary Jane Conrad, rec.sec.