Who We Are

Who We Are

The GMPG Retiree Club was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2009. The purpose of the club is to provide a social environment for retirees of the General Motors Milford Proving Ground. The club is open to Division and Staff retirees and to employees that are nearing retirement.

The Board of Directors has adopted a liberal membership policy to allow other GM retirees to join. The membership dues of $20.00 for two years have provided a cash balance in the club’s bank account. The Board has a policy of keeping operating costs at a minimum by requiring all events to pay for themselves. As a result, for the foreseeable time, the club will not assess current members a fee to renew their annual membership.

The GMPG Retiree Club has over 200 members. We are strengthening the organization and plan on providing more activities this year and in the future. Some of the events that were sponsored last year are:

  • Tour of the Lingenfelter Car Collection in Brighton
  • Participated in the Milford Proving Ground Classic Car Show
  • Golf and Lunch Outing
  • Annual Club Members Business Meeting and Luncheon
  • GM Heritage Center Historic Vehicle and Micro Brewery Tours
  • PG History Project (an on-going project with the Proving Ground to document PG History)

The 2019 GMPG Retiree Club Officers and Board of Directors

Officers:

  • James Lafferty – President
  • Ralph Mantela – Vice President
  • Bill Hickok – Secretary
  • Richard Krueger – Treasurer
 Directors:

  • Michelle Avallone
  • Bill Langhorst
  • Mike McDermit
  • Jon McLeod
  • Ed Repik
  • Frank Sonye
  • Rick Wallace

Board meetings are scheduled throughout the year. Members are encouraged to attend these meetings to provide input to the board members. Please contact the club to let us know that you are interested in attending a meeting. The meeting dates are:

    • August 23, 2019 @MPG Cafe bldg105
    • September 24, 2019 @ Lundstrum House
    • January 21, 2020 @ LaFontaine

The Milford Proving Ground Retiree Club Bylaws and our meeting minutes can be viewed and printed by “clicking” on the links below.

BYLAWS

MEETING MINUTES

Upcoming Events

Oct
24
Thu
9:30 am Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am
 
11:00 am Pete’s Garage visit
Pete’s Garage visit
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pete’s Garage is a private collection of classic cars & trucks, hot rods and automotive memorabilia. The site also contains replicas of a 50’s diner, 30’s Texaco gas station and the ultimate man cave (actually[...]
Nov
10
Sun
2:00 pm Train galore tour
Train galore tour
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Brooke and Jay (GM employee) are having an open house to demonstrate their model train set-up. This will occur on November 10, 2019 Sunday from 2 till 5 in the afternoon. They are building tracks[...]
Nov
21
Thu
9:30 am Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am
 
Jan
21
Tue
2:00 pm January Club board meeting
January Club board meeting
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
LaFontaine’s conference room for Jan. 21 at 2 PM. See Michelle near visitor’s lounge with questions.
Jan
23
Thu
9:30 am Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am
 
Feb
27
Thu
9:30 am Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am
 
Mar
26
Thu
9:30 am Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Breakfast @ Americus Coney & Grill
Mar 26 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am