GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS, 8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD,BALTO, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE April 23, 2015, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 


Prayer:  Jack Summers

 

Lunch Served

 

Minutes of March 26, 2015 meeting #476. Meeting was called to order by Vice President Skip Shiflett at 12:43 pm..

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Jim Smedley

 

 OFFICERS:

Tim Stansbury PRESIDENT A
Skip Shiflett VICE PRESIDENT P
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 A

MINUTES of January 22, 2015 meeting were approved.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

 

Month of  January 2015

 

OPENING BALANCE
$
10,267.13
RECEIPTS
$
783.00
EXPENSES
$
(1,303.93)
BALANCE
$
9,746.20
PETTY CASH
$
43.00
VALUE OF ASSETS
$

9,789.20

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

 

Month of  February 2015

 

OPENING BALANCE
$
9,746.20
RECEIPTS
$
.00
EXPENSES
$
(217.04)
BALANCE
$
9,529.16
PETTY CASH
$
43.00
VALUE OF ASSETS
$

9,572.16

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None 

 

BOWLING: Chuck Miller-No report

 

HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett-No report

 

WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick 443-402-0373

 

The Bull & Oyster Roast is on Sunday, April 12th, 1pm-5pm, Rosedale Gardens.  Food: 1-4pm.  Beer & Set-ups, Buffet, Desserts. Music by On The Edge. $42.00 per person.  Tickets are available.   See Clara Musik for tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the Bull Roast.

 

See Jim Smedley for 50-50 raffle tickets.  Drawing will be held at the Bull Roast.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931.

 

Charlie Ebert passed away on March 10, 2015. Dick Cushing passed away in January 2015.  Ron Zeberlein also passed away.  Howard Brown, husband of Thelma Brown is in a nursing home.  Charlie Farkas had back surgery. Our President Tim Stansbury could not make it today due to complications from eye 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 February and March  GUYS & DOLLS;

 

February: Doris Bannon, Bill Brannan, Howard Brown, Olin Conrad, Chuck Curtis, Dottie Ensor, Bruce Fisher, Don Funk, Jack Gill, Melvin Hatcher, Jr., Gene Hicks, Peggy Horwath,  Marge Roloff, Jearlene Skunda, Geraldine Tynan, Bonnie Vojik.

March: Betty Bonner, Agatha Czyz, Ron Dahl, Jimmy Goble, Dorothy Heid, Pat Hines, Bob Holthaus, Vivian Johnson, Hope Koch, Dave Lambert, Henry Marshall, Audrey Maxfield, Louise Millikin, John Roras, John Roth, Margie Stock, Greg Surdel, Al Webster, Dorothy Webster, Irene Zimnitzky

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN February and March:

 

February: Bruce & Jane Bartenfelder, Hugh & Eileen Collins, Melvin & Charmaine Hatcher, Mike & Peggy Horwath

March: Marie Akers & Fred Faber, Mark & Joyce Bowyer, Robert & Phyllis Kelly, Nelson & Eileen Weller

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Leo Heid-No Report

 

MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725    

 

Please send in your dues for 2015 membership. 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 mentioned the Hot Line is working well and also took time to say thanks to our Webmaster Nelson Weller for all of the hard work he has put in to maintain our website for the last 10 years.

 

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 March:

Gerry Tynan, Tom Sommerville, Judy Chandler, Paul Julian, Sheila Gill.

 

Thanks in advance to all who are to donate cakes  in  April: Margie Stock, Angie Thomas, Clara Musick, Joyce Scheper, Goria Riebert.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS:

GM News: GMC Sales Improvement.

 

General Motors wants to increase awareness of GMC this year, an effort underpinned by arguably the biggest market push in the brand’s 100-year history, although stocking U.S. dealer lots with enough of its red-hot pickups and SUVs to match the campaign might be the greater challenge.  “Demand has outstripped supply at times,” admits Duncan Aldred, vice president of sales and marketing at Buick-GMC.

 

The combination of an improving economy and rising consumer confidence, along with low interest rates and gasoline prices, has been a boon for GMC.  Its U.S. sales last year jumped 10.2% to 501, 853 units from 450, 901 in like-2013, compared to an industry that improved 5.5%, according to WardsAuto data.  Its share of industry sales bumped up to 3.1% to 2.9%.

 

The brand’s two most profitable products, the newly redesigned Sierra large pickup and Yukon and Yukon XL large SUVs, saw demand rise 13.9% and 19.7% respectively, in 2014.  Half of Sierra sale were Denali models and nearly 70% of Yukon sales carried the top-of-the-range badge. So far this year, GMC ales are ahead 23.4%. “We’re sitting on a success story,” Aldred says. GM wants more form GMC and its board of directors’ greenlighted the big marketing initiative to make it happen.  But matching the campaign with sufficient product might be another story.  Aldred is confident in the product pipeline.  “When we embark on a growth plan and we agree to invest the amounts of money we are talking about, it would not make too much sense if you turn around and you can’t build (enough),” Aldred tells WardAuto at an event here announcing the marketing push.  “A lot of time, money and energy went into ensuring that (production) capacity is there.”

 

GOOD OF THE CLUB:

 

Skip Shifllett welcomed many members to our meeting that we have not seen lately.

 

MEETING DATES: April 23, 2015

 

Menu: Not available

 

QUOTE OF THE MOTH:

 

"There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  Albert Einstein.

 

ADJOURNED: 1:06 pm

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 55

 

RAFFLE:

 

50/50 was won Mary Marsiglia--$44.00

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH;

 

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

 

 

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