GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND
ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE October 23, 2014, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW
Prayer: Mary Marsiglia
Lunch is Serve
Minutes of September 25, 2014 the meeting # 472 was called to order by the Vice-President: Skip Shiflett.
Pledge of Allegiance led by: Jim Smedley
MINUTES of August 28, 2014 meeting were approved
TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville
Month of August, 2014
Opening Balance $18,094.06
Receipts $ 273.00
Expenses $ 8,061.15
Petty Cash $ 90.20 Value of Assets $10,398.11
GM. Whitemarsh Discussion--About 10-12 people expressed interest in visiting GM Whitemarsh after the October Lunch and meeting.
BOWLING: Dave Lambert-
Need Bowlers, Parkville Lanes on Harford Road.
HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett- N/A
WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick
Clara had BJ's applications for those interested in joining or renewing their memberships.
The Bull & Shrimp Roast is scheduled for Sunday, November 2nd., 1pm-5pm, Rosedale Gardens. Food: 1-4pm. Music: Straight Ahead Band, 1-5pm. Beer, Buffet, Desserts & Setups. $40.00 per person. Tickets are available, we need to sell 200 tickets. Need donations for prizes.
SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.
We had one deceased members this month: Al Crocket. We also had one past-member: Wilma Viers , and one non-member Joe Harrison pass.
Get well cards were mailed to: Shiela Gill, Marge Roloff, Dave Dickie, & Tom O'Keefe.
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 September GUYS & DOLLS;
Anna Atkins, Kenneth Bayne, Gordon Bentz, Mark Bowyers, Peter Coutros, George Dersch, Robert Feehly, Sandy Johnson, Frank Koch, Marion McDonough, Dottie Miller, Betty Nagle, Geraldine Reichenbach, Marge Schaefer, Tom Sommerville, Venus Stump, Linda Surdel, Michael Vahey, Cliff Waller, Norman Warnick.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN September:
Thelma & Howard Brown, Robert & Patricia Butler, Harry & Judy Chandler, Leo & Dorothy Heid, Robert & Betty Holthaus, Greg & Linda Surdel.
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 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
We need a Hot-Line caller to replace John Roth. We also need to update our e-mail listing. Please notify us if you have changed your e-mail listing.
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 September: Darlene Dail, Mary Marsiglia, Mary Jane Conrad, Clara Musick & E. Malinowski.
Thanks in advance to all who are to donate in October : Sheila Gill, Joyce Scheper, Marge Stock & Peggy Horwath.
We are good on cakes for the rest of this year.
Will pass around the 2015 sign-up book. Please
pick the month you wish to donate.
Darlene talked about the Alzheimer's walk scheduled for October 25th. She accepted donations for this worthy cause.
Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation, so other arrangements can be made. Thank you!
GM separates Cadillac, moves headquarters to NYC
GM is splitting off its Cadillac luxury brand as a "separate business unit" and relocating its headquarters from Detroit to the trendy SoHo area of New York City next year in a "strategic realignment." The new office will have about 100 employees---including about 30 expected to move from metro Detroit-- and will focus mostly on sales and marketing, said GM spokesman Pat Morrissey. GM said there will be no change for technical and development teams, nor for manufacturing or assembly operations. It said the new headquarters will be a "multipurpose brand and event space in conjunction with modern loft offices located in the heart of a city renowned for establishing trends and setting standards for the global luxury market." The move comes as Cadillac struggles with a loss of growth momentum--sales are down about 5% this year vs. the period a year ago--despite new car models. It also is developing a new flagship, a big, rear-drive model foretold by the Elmiraj concept car. The new model, Cadillac says, is meant to be the brand's version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. GM said, "Creating a new Cadillac business unit enables it to pursue growing opportunities in the luxury automotive market with more focus and clarity."
Colorado and Canyon Will Lead Midsize Pickup Segment in Four-Cylinder Fuel Economy and Payload
The 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon will offer segment-leading highway fuel efficiency for four-cylinder midsize pickup trucks, according to EPA fuel economy estimates. The Canyon will also offer segment-leading payload ratings. No competitor in the segment offers more payload capacity than the Colorado or Canyon.
GM Earns Perfect Scores for Climate Change Action
GM for the first time achieved perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP the world's only global environmental disclosure system. GM ranks among the world's largest companies acting in response to changing climate. CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing he only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. The achievement was announced as world leaders gather in NYC during Climate Week to discuss the challenges and opportunities of global warming. " Our customers expect us to help mitigate, if not eliminate, issues such as congestion and pollution," said GM CEO Mary Barra. "This extends to how we build our products and how we engage with the world around us. This has led to expanded use of renewable energy, a 'zero waste' mindset and other initiatives that have sharply reduced our energy intensity, resource consumption and geen
house gas emissions worldwide."
Upcoming Medical Insurance Enrollment Period
A message from Al Komin: I'm planning a change to our medical insurance. I contacted the number I had in my phone for "extend health." It's still a working number but they answer as "towers/watson" (company that took over extend health). If you ever used extend health in the past you are still eligible to use them now. The number is 1 866 682 4832. They can't talk about changes until after October 15th. The first phone appointment I could get was November 11th at 3:30pm.
MEETING DATE; October 23, 2014.
Menu: Fried Chicken, Vegetable Medley, Seasoned Red Potatoes.
QUOTE OF THE MOTH:
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be --Marcel Pagnol.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: N/A.
ADJOURNED: 1:00 pm
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 40
50/50 was won by : Joyce Shepard--$31.00
IN CASE IF ILLNESS OR DEATH;
Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931or Angela Thomas 410-969-2851
Submitted by: Mary Jane Conrad, rec.sec.