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When there was Pontiac.
Wow, there are some great memories in this video.
 And some not so great memories from the nineties forward,
when Pontiac seemed to have lost their way.
It almost brings a tear to the eye.
I think sometimes of all the great muscle cars from the 60s I saw go down
that assembly line, at around $3000 a pop, and what some are worth now.
It was great that I could be a part of Pontiacs place in
automotive history at Pontiac Motor Div. from 1963 to 2006

History of GMSRA

The idea for the General Motors Salaried Retirees Association was initiated in 1982 by a group of retirees that used to meet for coffee at a local restaurant.  Bob Joyce along with a few other retirees officially formed GMSRA in 1983 and started meeting at Woodview Park clubhouse monthly on designated Tuesdays as we continue to do today.  Membership consisted of salaried retirees and former salaried employees and their spouses.  The first President was Bob Joyce in February 1983.  An executive is elected and/or appointed every two years.

The annual membership fees support regular GMSRA activities such as our monthly meetings which include guest speakers, a monthly newsletter and our annual golf tournament, BBQ and Christmas luncheon. In addition to the monthly general membership meetings, GMSRA organizes outings to theatre performances, baseball games, etc.

Membership growth over our short existence can be contributed to employees retiring earlier due to downsizing, health or just exercising the opportunity to start enjoying those “Golden Years”.  Currently our membership spans from coast to coast in Canada as well as international members in Australia and the United States.

Our members support many activities locally and nationally such as our local hospital, food drives, children’s benefits and disaster relief. Our newsletter shares what is happening in our lives, our hobbies and health concerns within Canada and elsewhere. We feel our association in many ways helps “fill the gap” between regular GM employment days and one’s local senior activities.

GMSRA’s goal is to provide a social network that keeps communications open and ongoing to all of its members.

Presidents of the
General Motors Salaried Retirees Association

New Members Welcome
The GMSRA Executive encourages all former General Motors Salaried employees who have retired, moved on to new life, or changed career paths to join the General Motors Salaried Retirees Association.  This includes the folks who left due to the Truck plant closing or due to the corporate restructuring. Please complete the Membership Application Form (click on the appropriate tab down the left side). 
The General Motors Salaried Retirees Association was established in 1982. 
General Membership Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except for June, July, August, and September) at the Woodview Park Community Centre, 151 Cadillac Avenue North, Oshawa.  From Noon to 1:00 PM is a social hour where you can meet and reminisce with friends and colleagues.  The formal portion of the meeting starts at 1:00 PM and typically involves a presentation on a topic of interest by a guest speaker. 
On the 2nd Tuesday in June we have a golf tournament and on the 2nd Tuesday in September we have a Barbecue. 
We also publish a monthly Newsletter which is sent out to all members.