GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

    ROSEDALE GARDENS, 8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE December 11, 2014, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 


Prayer:  Joyce Bowyer

 

Lunch Served

 

Minutes of October 23, 2014 meeting #473. Meeting was called to order by President Tim Stansbury at 12:35 pm..

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Mark Bowyer

 

OFFICERS:

  

Tim Stansbury PRESIDENT P
Skip Shiflett VICE PRESIDENT A
Tom Sommerville TREASURER P
Mary Conrad SECRETARY A
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 September 25, 2014 meeting were approved.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

 

Month of  September 2014

  

OPENING BALANCE
$
10,305.91
RECEIPTS
$
722.00
EXPENSES
$
(520.09)
BALANCE
$
10,507.82
PETTY CASH
$
92.00
VALUE OF ASSETS
$

10,599.82

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None 

 

BOWLING: Dave Lambert—No report

 

HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett-No report

 

WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick 443-402-0373

 

The Bull & Shrimp Roast is on 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.  Angie Thomas has raffle items available.  See her for tickets today and at the Bull & Shrimp Roast. 

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.

 

Ron Ferguson passed away on October 22nd. David Dickey, Jr. passed away on October 8th.  

 

June Grden is rehabilitating at Lorien Bel Air after hip surgery. 

 

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 October  GUYS & DOLLS;

 

Dottie Abel, Marie Akers, Janet Bott, Joyce Bowyer, Elaine Burlage, June Grden, Charmaine Hatcher, Paul Julian, Doris Klingelhofer, Lucille Metzger, Clara Musick, Boots Onorato, Thomas Ronci, Edward Rose, Jr., George Schaefer, Charles Scheper, Rose Marie Tauber, Joe Zarachowicz.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN October:

 

William & Ann Atkins, Olin & Mary Conrad, John & Jeanette Karras, Joe & Agatha Luca, Richard & Elizabeth Malinowski, Cliff & Barbara Waller, Al & Dorothy Webster.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid-No Report

 

MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725    

 

One new member – Ken Hufham. 

 

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

 

HOT LINE: Al Komin

 

Al reminded hot line callers to watch their email accounts for notices of deceased members so they can make calls in a timely manner.

 

MAILING NEWSLETTER: Olin Conrad-410-687-0987-No report

 

TRAVEL COMMITTEE: No report

 

CAKES: Darlene Dail-410-252-4746

 

We Need At Least 5 Cakes Each Month!!.

 

Thanks to all who donated cakes in October:

Peggy Horwath, Sheila Gill, Margie Stock, Aili Kreek. 

 

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate cakes  in  December:  Peggy Horwath, Clara Musick, Margie Stock, Darlene Dail, Marge Roloff.

 

Please notify Darlene if you cannot bring your scheduled donation, so other arrangements can be made. We need volunteers to bring desserts for 2015.  

Darlene also thanked everyone for supporting the Alzheimer’s Walk with their donations.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

GM Recall: Tim informed members that GM had a very small share in the amount of recalls for the latest air bag recall that has been in the news.

 

GM News:

 

GM Delivers its Best Third Quarter Global Sales Since 1980

 

General Motors sold 2,449,595 vehicles around the world in the third quarter of 2014, up 2 percent compared with a year ago. It was the company’s best third quarter since 1980. In the first nine months of 2014 GM sold 7,371,743 vehicles, up 2 percent.

 

Third quarter sales in the United States and China, the company’s two largest markets, were up 8 percent and 14 percent respectively.  Year to date, sales in the United States and China were up 4 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

GM is on track to surpass sales of 3 million vehicles in China for the second consecutive year and the company expects to top last year’s record sales of 3.16 million vehicles.  During September, GM’s cumulative sales in China surpassed 20 million vehicles.

 

GM earns $1.4 Billion in 3rd Quarter:

 

Again, North America was the profit driver, posting before tax earnings of $2.45

billion.  But GM’s loss in Europe grew to $387 million from $238 million a year earlier.

The net income translated to 97 cents per share while the consensus of analyst estimates was for 95 cents.  Revenue rose slightly to $39.3 billion from $39 billion a year earlier.

For the first time this year GM took no charges related to a record number of vehicle recalls that now exceeds 30 million for the year.

 

GM Declares Dividend on Common Stock:

 

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) Board of Directors today declared a fourth quarter 2014 dividend of 30 cents per share on its common stock.  The dividend is payable Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to all common stockholders of record as of Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

 

Chevrolet Sells More than 1 Million Sparks Worldwide:

 

Chevrolet has reached a big number in mini cars, surpassing 1 million sales worldwide of the Spark and Beat.

 

It is fresh evidence of Chevrolet’s small car lineup attracting more people to the brand around the world.  Earlier this year, Chevrolet sold its 3 millionth Cruze compact car.

The Spark first went on sale as the Beat in India in late 2009.  Today, the Spark is available in 71 markets worldwide, selling the most in South Korea, followed by the United States and Mexico.  In the U.S. sales of the Spark are up 10 percent year to date.

 

The small cars-Spark, Sonic and Cruze-attract more new car buyers to Chevrolet than any other vehicles in the lineup, with more than 60 percent of buyers never owning a Chevy before.

The Spark, along with the rest of the Chevrolet small car lineup, also attracts the youngest buyers to the brand.  This year, sales of

 

Chevrolet small cars have increased more than 9 percent for car buyers under the age of 35.

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

President Tim Stansbury reminded members it is time to make decisions about their Health Plan for next year.

  

Tim also reminded everyone we are all invited to visit GM Baltimore Operations (Allison Transmission) following our meeting.

 

Member Harry Chandler moved back to Maryland from Florida and he informed members about his time in Florida and was happy to be back in Maryland.  Members welcomed Harry and his wife Judy to our meeting.

 

MEETING DATES: December 11, 2014

 

Menu: Virginia baked ham, au gratin potatoes, fresh garden salad.

(No meeting in November.  Our Bull and Shrimp Roast is on November 2nd.)

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn.  It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”  Denis Waitley

 

ADJOURNED: 1:00 pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 50

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won John Burlage--$40.00

Set of golf balls was won by Frank Smith

2nd set of golf balls was won by Chuck Miller

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH;

 

Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931or Angela Thomas 410-969-2851

 

(After the meeting 19 members traveled to GM Baltimore Operations, test drove 2015 cars and were given a tour of the Electric Motor Plant by Plant Manager Bill Tiger.)

 

 

 

Submitted by:  Jim Smedley for Mary Jane Conrad, rec. Sec.