GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS,8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE February 26,2015, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 

 

Prayer: Joyce Bowyer

Lunch is Serve

 

Minutes of January 22, 2015 the meeting # 475 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 P
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 A
Dottie  Miller BOARD OF DIRECTORS A
Jim Smedley BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Al Tynan BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Don Funke TRUSTEE P
Marge Stock TRUSTEE A
Mark Bowyer SGT AT ARMS P

MINUTES of December 11,2014 meeting were approved

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

 

Month of  December, 2014

 

OPENING BALANCE
$
10,964.33
RECEIPTS
$
338.00
EXPENSES
$
10,35.20
BALANCE
$
10,267.13
PETTY CASH
$
43.00
VALUE OF ASSETS
$

10,310.13

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: N/A

 

BOWLING: Chuck Miller

 

Need Bowlers.

 

HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett- N/A

 

WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick

 

Tickets will be available for the April 12,2015 Bull & Oyster Roast at the next meeting.  Cost $42.00 , hours will be 1 to 5, one hour shorter than previous years.  Jim Smedley is in charge of the 50/50 raffle tickets.  Pick up your tickets from Jim after the meeting

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.

 

Clara announced for Marge that there will be no Casino trip in May. There maybe a trip to Atlantic City in September. 

 

There will be a memorial service for Betty Nagle on Sat. Jan.31st at Catonsville Presbyterian Church.

 

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 January GUYS & DOLLS:

 

Harry Chandler, Billie Dubicki, Edward Dubicki, Louis Duran, Jerry Finley, Sheila Gill, Margie Griffin,  Phyllis Kelley, Tom Kosick, Aili Kreek, Genny Brogan Paul, Don Ratcliff, JoAnn Retz, Thomas Rockstroh, Cleveland Sample, Joyce Scheper, John Sherinsky, Frank Smith, Marilyn Stansbury, Al Tynan.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBRATING THEIR DAY IN January:

 

Edward & Billie Dubicki, Jerry & Elaine Francik, Jack & Jane Jenkins, Doug & Marge Roloff, George & Marge Schafer, RoseMarie & Louis Tauber.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid  --N/A

 

MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik

 

Bonnie is collecting Dues for 2015.

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, Balto., MD 21237.  Any questions call Bonnie:410-866-8725 or E-mail her at bonvoj@comcast.net.

Bonnie said she received a note with Thelma & Howard Browns renewal. She informed us that Howard has Dementia and had to be admitted into a home.  Please keep them in your prayers.

 

HOT LINE;  Al Komin--

 

Al said he had to rework the hot line.  Hopefully everyone is covered.

 

 MAILING NEWSLETTER:  Olin Conrad-410-687-0987-

 

Olin said he has to purchase more stamps.

 

TRAVEL:

 

Hope to plan a trip to Atlantic City.

 

CAKES:- Darlene Dail-410-252-4746

 

Thanks to all who donated cakes in January:

Barbara Wajbel, Isabelle Burrell, Dottie Miller, Gloria Smedley.

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate cakes in February: Barbara Wajbel, Isabelle Burrell,  Gloria Riebert, Gerry Tynan & Tom Sommerville.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

GM NEWS:

G M has received 108 claims for compensation for ignition switch defects in its cars in the past week, bringing the total to 2,818, according to the official administering the compensation program.  Through Friday, GM received 311 claims for death, 207 for catastrophic injuries and 2,300 for less-serious injuries requiring hospitalization, according to the report from lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, hired by GM to administer the program

 

Deaths linked to faulty GM switches up to 49

 

The number of deaths tied to faulty GM ignition switches is up to 49 as a compensation deadline looms for people hurt, or whose loved ones were killed, in wrecks involving defective GM ignition switches that can shut off airbags.

 

GM says that as of Jan. 15 it had repaired 1.26 million of the vehicles, or 64.8% of the 1.95 million small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt that it recalled because the switches can fail and kill power to the engine and the airbags.

 

Including vehicles in Canada and Mexico, GM says the repair total is 1.51 million, or 64.2% of the 2.35 million recalled  North American vehicles.

Initial recall numbers were higher, but GM determined that some cars were scrapped or otherwise no longer in service.

 

GM spokesman Alan Adler says the repair rate is ahead of what GM has experienced in other cases. He says that GM believes more than 99% of owners have been notified of the recall, and the rate continues to grow steadily, but it's impossible to predict a completion date.

The Switches were installed in Cobalt, Saturn Ion, Pontiac G5 and others from 2001 through 2011.

 

Feinberg says it could take several months after the deadline to finish paperwork and make payments.

The original deadline was Dec. 31, but that was extended.

 

Feingerg administers, independent of GM control, a victims' compensation fund that GM agreed to underwrite without limits on who gets paid, or how much. Feinberg also compensates people hurt in accidents related to the switches.

 

The fund reports that as of today, it has approved payments for 49 deaths out of 311 claims. Of those, another 49 were judged ineligible and the remainder are being evaluated

 

GOOD OF THECLUB: (My Time)

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Tim thanked everyone for their prayers and concerns during his illness.

 

MEETING DATE: February 26,2015

Menu:  Chicken Breast, glazed baby carrots, whipped potatoes.

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant."--Robert Louis

 

ADJOURNED: 1:00p.m.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 42

 

RAFFLE: 50/50 won by;

 

Dick Malinowski, $33.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH;

Contact:

 

Marge Stock 410-563-4931 or

Angela Thomas 410-969-2851.