GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE June 26, 2014, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW
Prayer: Jack Summers
Meeting of May 22,2014 the meeting # 468was called to order by the President: Tim Stansbury
Pledge of Allegiance led by: Jim Smedley
MINUTES of April 24, 2014 meeting were approved
TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville
Month of April
Skip Shifflet gave an updae on the progress of activities surrouding the clubs 40th anniversary celebration scheduled for August 3, 2014. Of importance was the invitation that will be sent to the Plant Manager of the GM Poertrain Plant in Whitemarsh inviting their members of the salkaray organization to the event. Additionally, each GMBSRC member will be allowed to invite one guest to the event at a cost of $60.00 per guest. Skip also reminded the Anniversary Committee members that there is a meeting each month leading up to the celebration at 11:30 prior to our regular monthly Club meeting.
BOWLING: Dave Lambert reported that they were in the last couple of weeks of bowling.
HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett-
No new updates regarding the display at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick
Clara reminded everone that the Anniversay event was a free event for GMBSRC members. She also informed those in attendance that she had tickets for the Anniversary Celebration and that retirees that are currently not members of the club and club members whose significat others are not members of the club could joint the club for the $15 member fee and then could attend the Anniversary event for free.
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.
We had one member pass – Jim Phillips. Lodge notice was in the Sun Papers and a card was sent to his family. Cards were sent to the sick – Jack Gill and Dottie Graves. Dottie is at home. Sheila Hill had surgery and is now at home doing well.
Remember the sick and deceased members in your prayers.
Please contact Marge if you know of anyone who has passed or is sick so she can send cards from the club.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR May GUYS & DOLLS;
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN May
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.- No report.
MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HOT LINE: Al Komin-N/A
MAILING NEWSLETTER: Olin Conrad-410-687-0987- N/A.
Marge Stock thanked everyone who went on the bus trip May 6 and 7 to Harrington and Dover Downs.
CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746
Darlene thanked the desert donors for May – Dorthy Ensor, Dave Dicke, Darlene Dail, Isabelle Burrell, and Shiela Gill.
Our June desert volunteers are Jerry Finley, Angie Thomas, Gloria Smedly, Dottie Miller amd Gerry Tynan. We thank you in advance.
Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation, so other arrangements can be made. Thank you!
GM RECALL UPDATE
General Motors reacall continued Tuesday May 22, 2014 with the recall of another 2.42 million vehicles in the U.S. for 4 separate issues. Tuesday’s recall brought the total number of GM recalls in 2014 to 13.7 million vehicles in the U. S. alone. However on Wednesday, May23, 2014 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website posted an additional recall which covers 218,000 Chevy Aveos produced between 2004 and 2008. The latest recal is the 30th recall this year bringing the total to approximately 13.8 million vehicles..
The continuing recalls stem from an internal review of the automaker’s pending safety issues, announced by GM Chief Executive Mary Barra in the wake of the first ignition swith recalls. It represents a culture change at GM, said Dave Sullivan, manager product analysis for the consulting firm AutoPacific Inc. “We never would have seen a lot of these issues addressed because they weren’t being brought to the right level of management’s attention,” Sullivan said. “I don’t think they are done yet.”
The most serious issue in Tuesday’s recalls involved 1,402 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV’s from the 2015 model year. The SUV’s have front air bags that were not properly attached to the instrument panel. As a result, they may only partially deploy in a crash.
Another recall announced include 1,339,355 of the new and used full-size crossover SUV’s from 2009-2014 model years, which include the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse,and GMC Acadia as well as the 2000-2010 Saturn Outlook . These vehicles have a front seat belt cable that can wear out prematurely and break. If this happens, the seat belt may not work as designed. GM has asked dealers not to sell new or used models of these vehicles until a fix can be made..
A third recall on Tuesday expands on an earlier recall from April 29. GM is now calling for fixes to 1,075,102 Chevy Mailbu, Malibu Maxx and Pontiac G6 vehicles. The cars affected are from 2004-2008. A shift cable in the four-speed automatic transmission can break. If this happens, drivers may not be able to change gears, remove the ignition key or put the vehicle in park.
The fourth recall was of 58 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD heavy-duty pickup trucks from 2015. These trucks are at risk for fire if the clips that attach a fuse block to the trucks comes loose and the block moves.
The Chevy Aveo recall involves 218,000 subcompact cars. The daytime running light module in the dashboard center stack can overheat, melt and catch fire.
The recalls for 2014 will result in a total of $1.7 billlion charge against earnings.. On May 16, 2014 NHTSA issued a $35 million penalty against GM for the delays in recalls which is the maximum fine that safety agency could levy.
GOOD OF THE CLUB: ( My Time) No presenter this month.
MEETING DATE; June 26, 2014
Menu: Shrimp Creole, Rice Pilaf, Garden Salad
QUOTE OF THE MOTH:
“Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But, if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and sits softly on your shoulder.” Henry David Thoreau
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: N/A
ADJOURNED: 1:15 pm
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 41
50/50 was won by Tim Stansbury - $33.00
Second raffle Sleeve of Golf Balls donated by Jack Summers won by Donald Funke
IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;
Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931or Angela Thomas 410-969-2851
Submitted by: Tim Stansbury – President for Mary Jane Conrad - Secretary