GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE September 25, 2014, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 


Prayer: Joyce Bowyer

 

Lunch Served

 

Minutes of August 28, 2014 the meeting # 471 was called to order by the  

 

President: Tim Stansbury

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Mark Bowyer

 

OFFICERS:

  

Tim Stansbury PRESIDENT P
Skip Shiflett VICE PRESIDENT A
Tom Sommerville TREASURER P
Mary Conrad SECRETARY P
Leo Heid BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
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 P
Don Funke TRUSTEE P
Marge Stock TRUSTEE P
Mark Bowyer SGT AT ARMS P

 

MINUTES of July 24, 2014 meeting were approved

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

 

Month of  July, 2014

 

OPENING BALANCE
$
18,332.08
RECEIPTS
$
525.00
EXPENSES
$
763.02
BALANCE
$
18,094.06
PETTY CASH
$
90.20
VALUE OF ASSETS
$

18,184.26

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Clara Musik talked about the Anniversary party.

Everyone enjoyed themselves. Music and food were great.  Extra booklets were available at the front table .

 

BOWLING: Dave Lambert-

 

Starting in September at Parkville Lanes on Harford Road.

 

HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett- N/A

 

WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick

 

Clara has the tickets for the Bull & Shrimp Roast. We will have the same band that we had for the anniversary party.  Price is $40.00

Clara will be collecting donations for the door prizes.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.

 

We have no deceased members this month.

 

Get well cards were mailed to: John Roth, Olin Conrad, Sandy Johnson, Henry Marshall, John Eltringham, Jackie Watts & Joan Komin.

 

Jackie Watts is in Brightview-Towson, 20 Burke Ave. Room 16, Towson, MD 21286.

 

John Eltringham is in Riverview Rehab. 1 Eastern Blvd., Essex, MD 21221 room 206 bed 3.

 

John Roth is in Fredrick Villa, 711 Academy Rd., Catonsville, MD 21225.

 

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 August GUYS & DOLLS;   

 

Gloria Banz, John Burlage, Isabelle Burrell, Eileen Collins, Despina Coutros, Richard Cushing, Shelby Dahl, Darlene Dail, Jean Ebsworth, Elaine Francik, Dottie Graves, Gary Landon, Elizabeth Malinowski, Frank Mechlinski, Magda Paerz, Barbara Wajbel, Jacqueline Watts, Charles Zeberlein.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN August:

 

Ronald & Shelby Dahl, Howard & Joann Dail, George & Vivian Johnson, Tom & Marion McDonough, Tim & Marilyn Stansbury, Kent & Anita Woods.

                                               

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid.- N/A

 

MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725-N/A  

 

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 bonvoj@comcast.net

 

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: N/A

 

CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746

 

We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!.

 

Thanks to all who donated cakes in August:  Marge Roloff, Darlene Dail, Dottie Ensor, Dave Dickey, Jerry Finley, Peggy Horwath, Gloria Reibert, Joe Rozanski..

 

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in  September :  Mary Marsiglia, Mary Jane Conrad, Clara Musick, Betty Malinowski.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

GM.News

 

Enduring Equinox: Compact SUV Sales Still Rising After Five Years

With sales rising every year since introduction in 2009 as a 2010 model, the Equinox joins those rare vehicles-- think Toyota Camry and Honda Accord-- that report sustained sales month after month.

 

"What gives a vehicle staying power is trust," said Jessica Caldwell, an analyst with the car-shopping website Edmunds.com. "Vehicles that are top sellers despite their age are nameplates that car shoppers can trust to have good quality, durability and reliability.  They aren't designed with the latest fad in mind-- they are vehicles that are tested over time and have proven to be good products."

 

More than 25,300 new customers took delivery of a new Equinox in July, a 37-percent surge in year-over-year sales that is helping fuel a fifth straight year of record sales.

 

"Equinox is one of the rare vehicles that has increased its sales every year since its current generation was introduced," said Steve Majoros, marketing director, Chevrolet, "It is a market-tested and proven product, and recommendations from enthusiastic customers form the backbone of the Equinox's strength.  We think 2014 should see the third straight year of sales above 200,000."

 

Reception of the current-generation Equinox was immediate and strong, with sales leaping from 86,148 in 2009 to 149,192 in 2013, 84 percent of them to individual buyers.

 

KBB.com: Chevrolet Impala is 2014's Most Comfortable Car under $30,000

Though the Impala has adapted to evolving technologies and consumer trends through the years, the 10th generation Impala has remained true to its roots in offering generous cabin spaciousness and a comfortable ride.

Entry-luxury vehicles like the 2014 Volvo S60,2014 Toyota Avalon and 2014 Chrysler 300 made the list, which was selected by the consumer website's editors, but the Impala came  out on top.

"Totally redesigned for 2014, our No.1 pick on this list-- the Chevrolet Impala-- proves that the big, comfortable, affordable American sedan is alive and well, and now it is stylish and modern, too," said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com.

 

General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined the growing list of business leaders and celebrities to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS research.

Barra posted a video today to her Twitter account showing two people dump buckets of ice water onto her head.

 

She was challenged by Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, GM Europe President Karl-Thomas Neumann and several other people online.

In turn, she challenged Detroit billionaire and Quicken Loans chairman Dan Gilbert, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic.

 

"I'm hoping she'll still be my friend," Barra said of Novakovic.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB: ( My Time) N/A

 

MEETING DATE;  September 25, 2014---Top round of beef aujus, whipped potatoes, caesar salad.

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

"Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still." -Lou Erickson. 

This is a great quote that reminds us to live life to the fullest when and how you can.  We don't know how long each of our lives will be and you don't want to spend years down the road wishing that you had done things. So instead of just standing there, idling and letting that taxi meter tick, you may want to get off your backside and go out and enjoy the life that you have been given before you no longer can.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: N/A.

 

ADJOURNED: 1:00 pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 43

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won by : Joe Rozanski--$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.sec.