GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE July 24, 2014, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW
Prayer: Mary Marsiglia
Minutes of June 26, 2014 the meeting # 469 was called to order by the President: Tim Stansbury
Pledge of Allegiance led by: Jim Smedley
MINUTES of May 22, 2014 meeting were approved
TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville
Month of May, 2014
Tim Stansbury sent a letter to Mr. Bill Tiger, Plant Manager of GM White Marsh, inviting him and his entire salary organization to join us in celebrating the 40 year celebration of the GM Baltimore Salaried Retirees Club. He has not received an answer.
BOWLING: Dave Lambert
They are done till September. There secretary, Boots Onorato retired after 34 years.
HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett-
Still waiting to hear from BMI's new contact.
WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick
Marge Stock reported for Clara. Marge had the tickets for the 40th Anniversary Party. Tickets are $60. for non-members. Party is scheduled for August 3rd.
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.
No deceased members this month. Sent get well cards to: Leo Heid, Ron Ferguson, Henry Marshall, Jackie Watts, Dottie Graves, Dick Rausch. Dottie Graves is in Perring Parkway Nursing Home again. Pray for Joan Komin. She has been in the hospital for 11 days.
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 May & June GUYS & DOLLS;
William Bartenfelder, Frank Bell, Bob Collins, Mary Jane Conrad, Al Crockett, Robert Ditch, Leo Heid, Jack Jenkins, Harry Krick, Maynard Retz, Berthina Thompson, Phil Toppper, William Totten, Wilma Viers, Linda Zeberlein.
Dan Abel, Walt Callahan, David Dickey,Jr., Jerry Kellner, Jim Phillips, Doug Roloff, Frances Roth, Jim Smedley, Angela Thomas, Eileen Weller, Bill Wilking.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN May & June:
Joe & Gloria Banz, John & Elaine Burlage, Jack & Sheila Gill, Charles & Dottie Miller, John & Frances Roth, Jack & Jean Summers, Al & Geraldine Tynan, Charles & Judy Weaver.
Peter & Despina Coutros, Al & Joan Komin, Dave & Mary Lou Lambert, Jim & Gloria Smedley, George & Phyliss Staso, Joe & Joanne Zarachowicz.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.- N/A
MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725
We now have 217 members.
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 email@example.com
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-
Some of the special letters that were mailed out to old members telling them about our Anniversary Party and asking them to rejoin the club were returned marked undeliverable
TRAVEL COMMITTEE: N/A
CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746
We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!.
Special thanks to Peggy, Elizabeth and Dottie for helping set up. Thanks to all who donated cakes in June: Angie Thomas, Gloria Smedley, Dottie Miller, Jerry Finley, Gerry Tynan,
Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in July : Sheila Gill, Clara Musick, Don Funk, Marge Stock, Peggy Horwath.
Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation, so other arrangements can be made. Thank you!
Mary Barra appeared before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and investigations on June 18th. Anyone wishing to read what all was said at the hearing should go to an excellent website GM Media Online. The website will help you to stay informed of what is happening in GM.
GM Prepares to recall some Cruze sedans with Takata air bags.
GM is preparing to recall about 33,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans with potentially defective air bags made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp, the automaker said Wednesday. In a crash, the driver-side air bag on the 2013-14 Cruze could fail to inflate. So far this year, GM has issued 44 recalls covering about 20 million vehicles.
GM Again receives most Initial Quality Vehicle Awards.
GM continues its strong performance in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study taking more initial quality awards than any other automaker for the second year in a row. GM also has the most models ranked in the top three in their respective segments.
GM's plant in Ingersoil, Canada, where the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are built, was awarded a Silver Plant Assembly Line Quality Award.
In the study, GM swept the Large SUV segment with Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon, both ranking highest in a tie, along with the Chevrolet Tahoe. Two models have now ranked highest in their segments for two years in a row: the Chevrolet Silverado HD and Buick Encore. The Chevrolet Malibu topped the Midsize Car segment.
CHEVROLET: Segment Award Recipients
Silverado HD-Large Heavy Duty Pickup
Suburban- Large SUV
Segment Top Three
Camaro-Ranked second-Midsize Sporty Car
Equinox-Ranked Second-Compact CUV
Tahoe-Ranked Second-Large SUV
Escalade-Ranked Second-Large Premium CUV
Encore-Segment Award Recipient-Small SUV(tie)
Terrain-Segment Award Recipient-Compact
Yukon-Segment Award Recipient- Large SUV
Sierra HD-Ranked Second- Large Heavy-Duty Pickup.
GOOD OF THE CLUB: ( My Time) N/A
MEETING DATE; July 24,2014. Menu:
Chicken Cordon Bleu, country green beans, auGratin potatoes.
QUOTE OF THE MOTH: 2 this month:
What we have done for ourselves...dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains...Albert Pike, confederate officer.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination. James Dean
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: N/A.
ADJOURNED: 1:10 pm
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 46
50/50 was won by : Bill Atkins, $46.00.
IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;
Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931or Angela Thomas 410-969-2851
Submitted by: Mary Jane Conrad, rec.sec.