GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE April 24, 2014, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW
Prayer: Jack Summers
Minutes of March 27, 2014 the meeting # 466 was called to order by the President: Tim Stansbury
Pledge of Allegiance led by: Skip Shiflett
MINUTES of February 27, 2014 meeting were approved
TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville
Month of February 2014
Skip Shiflett informed us that the Board of Directors met to discuss the clubs Anniversary Dance which will be held August 3rd. We will be having a guest speaker. The dance will be free to members and at cost to non-members. The price has not been set yet, Clara is discussing the menu with the hall. The choice of open bar or just beer and wine has not been decided upon. We will be kept informed as the plans are finalized.
BOWLING: Dave Lambert
Dave Lambert said they can always use subs.
HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett- N/A
WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick
We need to sell more tickets to the Bull Roast. We need donations for the door prizes. Jim also said we need to sell more Raffle Tickets.
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.
We had no deceased members.
Get well cards were sent to Dale Wajbel and Jim Phillips.
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 March GUYS & DOLLS;
Betty Bonner, Agatha Czyz, Ronald Dahl, Russell Goble, Dorothy Heid, Patricia Hines, Robert Holthaus, Vivian Johnson, Mary Lou Krick, Dave Lambert, Henry Marshall, Audrey Maxfield, Louise Millikin, John Roras, John Roth, Margie Stock, Greg Surdel, Joseph Velli, Al Webster, Dorothy Webster, Irene Zimnitzky.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN March:
Mark & Joyce Bowyer, Robert & Phyllis Kelly, Nelson & Eileen Weller.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.- N/A
MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725
We now have 175 paid members.
Charlie Farkas sent in a change of address and said to say hi to everyone.
IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY PA ID 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The tickets for the Harrington Casino and Dover Downs trip are selling well. We depart at 9:00AM for Harrington Casino on Tuesday, May 6th. 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. CALL Margie Stock, 410-563-4931. 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 March:
Dottie Miller, Jerry Finley, Sheila Gill, Mary Jane Conrad, Mary Marsiglia
Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in April: Angie Thomas, Marge Stock, Joyce Scheper, Peggy Horwath, Darlene Dail, Gloria Riebert.
Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation, so other arrangements can be made. Thank you!
DARLENE PASSED THE SIGN-IN BOOK AROUND WE NEEDED CAKES FOR EVERY MONTH PASSED APRIL. PLEASE SIGN UP!!!
GM Recall: A message from Mary Barra CEO
Everyone at GM regrets that it took so long to confirm the problem associated with the Cobalt and similar models and issue a recall. We are deeply sorry for the lives lost and the lives it has affected. This issue goes back ten years and involved vehicles we no longer make, but I take responsibility for resolving it on behalf of our customers, our employees and the authorities. This is an extraordinary situation, and so we are taking extraordinary steps. We are working overtime with our supplier, doubling their capacity to make replacement ignition switches that are to begin arriving by April 7. Our Goal is to repair every car. We are reaching out to customers by mail, through social media, by phone and through the news media. And we have beefed up our customer service centers to handle the influx of calls. In addition to repairing their vehicles, we have empowered our dealers to fully support our customers, whether they need alternative transportation or additional help in purchasing another car. Lots of people want to know what happened. That's why I ordered a top-to-bottom review of how this happened and why, and I have entrusted that review to a highly respected lawyer and former U.S. Attorney. He will bring us the facts and we will take any appropriate action as the facts demand. We will determine what went wrong, and, more importantly, what we can do to ensure that our customers do not go through this again. But we aren't waiting for the final results to act. This week, I established a new global vehicle safety position to be led by a vice president--a first for GM. In this role, Jeff Boyer will set a new standard for customer and vehicle safety and his firs order of business is to help prevent this from happening again. He will look across the organization, identify and analyze the data connect them, and give the company the most accurate, real-time safety performance picture of any of our vehicles around the globe. In his 40-year career, Jeff has distinguished himself as a safety zealot. Jeff will have open access to me and our board. If there are obstacles in his way, he has authority to remove them. If he needs more resources, he will get them. As I've reminded our employees, GM will be judged by how we respond to this problem. In addition to the steps outlined above, we are cooperating fully with the government as they investigate this situation. I appreciate the effort that our people are putting into making this recall work as smoothly and efficiently as we can, thanks to the three values that guide us--the customer is our compass, relationships matter and individual excellence is crucial. Today's GM is truly committed to ensuring the safety, satisfaction and peace of mind of our customers.
GM Retiree Website Benefits Section
Included in this section are documents and links to make it easier for you to find relevant information about GM benefits. Salaried Health Care, Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Retirement Program and Savings. Tim made copies of the GM retirees Marketplace and put them on the tables.
GOOD OF THE CLUB: ( My Time)
Guest Speaker for next month.
MEETING DATE; April 24, 2014.
Menu: Sausage, peppers & onions in marinara sauce, Rice and Salad.
QUOTE OF THE MOTH:
"As we grow up, we realize it is less important to have lots of friends, and more important to have real ones!" Amanda McRae.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: N/A
ADJOURNED: 12:55 pm
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 48
50/50 was won by : Bonnie Vojik,---$40.00
IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;
Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931or Angela Thomas 410-969-2851
Submitted by: Mary Jane Conrad, rec.sec.