GM SALARIED RETIREES CLUB OF MARYLAND

ROSEDALE GARDENS, 8037 PHILADELPHIA ROAD, BALTIMORE, MD 

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE December 19, 2019, LUNCH AT NOON, MEETING TO FOLLOW

 


Prayer:  Joyce Bowyer

 

Lunch Served

 

Minutes of November 21, 2019 meeting #527.  Meeting was called to order by President Dale Wajbel at 12:50 pm.

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by: Dale Wajbel

 

OFFICERS:

Dale Wajbel PRESIDENT P
Skip Shiflett VICE PRESIDENT P
Tom Sommerville TREASURER P
Mary Conrad SECRETARY A
Clara Musick BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Jim Smedley BOARD OF DIRECTORS P
Al Tynan BOARD OF DIRECTORS A
Don Funke TRUSTEE & SGT.At Arms P
 

MINUTES of October 24, 2019 meeting were approved.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Tom Sommerville

 

Month of October 2019

 

OPENING BALANCE
$
11,989.98
RECEIPTS
$
242.00
EXPENSES
$
(905.36)
BALANCE
$
11,326.62
PETTY CASH
$
101.02
VALUE OF ASSETS
$

11,427.64

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None 

 

HISTORIAN: Skip Shiflett.

 

Jack Summers sent us some old photos and memorabilia of the Baltimore plant.  Pictures are available at the front desk for viewing..

 

WAYS & MEANS: Clara Musick 443-402-0373

 

Next month will be our Christmas Dinner.

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE: Marge Stock 410-563-4931

 

Bill Brannan is in Good Samaritan Hospital dealing with high blood pressure & medication adjustment issues.  Al Webster is in Johns Hopkins Hospital after a fall. Bob Ellison, a former employee at the Baltimore plant recently passed away.

 

Please contact Marge if you know of any sick or deceased members so cards can be sent from the club.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR November GUYS & DOLLS;

 

Marlene Bell, Judy Chandler, Mike Horwath, Lorelei Mah,  Nelson Weller, Kent Woods

 

 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO EVERYONE CELEBERATING THEIR DAY IN November:

 

Frank & Arlene Bell, Charles & Joyce Scheper, Norman & Brenda Warnick

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Clara Musick-No report.

 

MEMBERSHIP: Bonnie Vojik-410-866-8725    

 

(Reported by Al Komin) Current membership is 122. Last year at this time we had 145.  Our New Year 2020 will soon be here.  Please remember to send in your membership dues for 2020.  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, 9603 Haven Farm Rd, Unit H, Perry Hall, MD 21128.   Any questions call Bonnie: 410-866-8725 or E-mail her at bonvoj@comcast.net

 

HOT LINE: Al Komin-The hotline system is working well.

 

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

 

GM NEWS: GM stock is $35.28, down $1.01 from last month..  GM will start production of the C8 Corvette in February 2020 at the Bowling Green plant.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  

 

There was a lot of discussion about renewing health care plans.  Al Komin and Nelson Weller mentioned members can still call Extend Health/VIA Benefits at 1-866-682-4832 and ask questions about which health care and drug plans are best suitable for you.  They also help you find the lowest cost plans.

 

Jim Smedley mentioned our Annual Raffle Tickets will be available next month.  Clara will try to have Bull Roast tickets available next month. (Bull Roast is on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

 

MEETING DATES: Next meeting December 19, 2019, our Christmas Dinner. Anyone attending the Christmas Dinner should have their 2019 dues paid.

Menu: Chicken Chesapeake with stuffed crab meat, chef-carved prime rib, green beans almandine, whipped potatoes, garden salad. 

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

 

“A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge.  It is a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help others.”

 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

 

“You come from dust and you will return to dust. That’s why I don’t dust.  It could be someone I know.”

 

“I got so drunk last night, I walked across the dance floor to get another drink and won the dance contest.”   

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE

 

ADJOURNED: 1:15  p.m.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: 25

 

RAFFLE: 50/50 won by Don Funke, $22

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS OR DEATH;

Contact Marge Stock 410-563-4931

 

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