Text Box: Updated January 13, 2018


 Alumni Club

For GM Retirees in Buncombe, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford
& Transylvania Counties In Western North Carolina




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WNC GM Alumni Photos from Over the Years


Tech Center News & Detroit Auto Scene Newsletters


Page 2  About WNC GM Alumni Club

· 2016 board members


Page 3 “GM Retiree News

· Medicare Financial Outlook Worsens

· Drugmakers Blamed for Blocking Generics

· Asking for Cash Price May Lower Drug Cost


Page 4 Bulletin Board (Club member information)

· Doug Davidson

· Robert Chapman

· 2017 Luncheon Photos

· 2009 WNC GM Alumni member photos


Page 5 GM Retiree Resource Information

· Recycling Mercury Products in Henderson County



Page 6 “Internet Links”

· GM Right Notes

· NRLN Useful Internet Links For Retirees

· US Postal Inspection Service “Guide to Preventing Mail Fraud”

· Quick Reference Directory Now Available on GM US Retirees
Frequently updated  -  Login Required

· Purchase Genuine GM Parts

· GM Employee Parts Purchase Information

· Employee Vehicle Purchase Program

· Link to GM Heritage Center


Page 7 “GM & Other Auto News

· July 2018 GM Retiree Day at the Heritage Center

· 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise

· Factory One GM Heritage Site in Flint - where it all started

· 1960 Corvair Promotional Video

· Back to the 50’s Car Show

· Wards Auto Flashback


Page 8—Newsletters

· December 2017 WNC GM Newsletter

· February 2019 CERC newsletter


Page 9 - -WNC GM Alumni Photo Archives


Page 10   “Other Retiree Clubs”

· GM Golden Handshake Retirement Club added

· Click on link above to see other Retiree Clubs


Page 11 …. Recent Death Notices
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· Doug Davidson

· Robert Chapman

· Mickie Zamborsky


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Because the WNC GM Alumni Club has been dissolved there is no longer a need for a WNC GM Alumni web site.


I will maintain this web site with any important information until late January 2019 at which time it will be taken down.


The Tech Center News and Detroit Auto Scene newsletters (see below) will continue to be updated until the demise of this web site.


Although there are no new GM Alumni newsletters the Chevrolet Engineering Retirement Club (CERC) newsletters is current and can be downloaded using the links on this web site.


If there’s any photos, or other content on this web site that you would like to have, you can download or contact me.


Thanks for being a member over the years


Doug Pippin    (828) 684-8488  or  doug.pippin@bellsouth.net

Below are a Couple of Auto Industry Related Newsletters from the
GM Tech Center Area that will be updated weekly

Text Box: Dear GM Alumni Club member,

October 2018
This letter confirms that the GM Alumni Club will no longer function in Western North Carolina. Your board reached this difficult but necessary decision at a meeting last month.  As much as we regret disbanding, we concluded at a recent board meeting that we really could not continue to function. You undoubtedly know the reasons by now since they have been discussed at length at our luncheons and in our internet newsletter: a dwindling membership and an inability to attract members to serve on the board. 

As we disband, your board members want to express their deep appreciation to those members who have remained involved, some for many years. We have enjoyed the many friendships developed during our luncheons.

As of today, our treasury contains approximately $1300. As a token of our appreciation to those who paid 2018 membership dues, we will be to returning your payment.

At the same time, we are using some treasury funds to pay off a few minor expenses, most of which relate to disbanding.  The remaining surplus will go toward supporting two worthy, non-profit organizations, both of which are especially helpful to local citizens in our age group: The Free Clinic and Four Seasons Hospice.

Again, your board deeply appreciates your support and the warm friendships that have developed over the years. We wish you good health and good fortune in the years to come.


Ernie Mazzatenta	President
Earl Engle	Treasurer
Arnie Dzick	Membership
Doug Pippin	Communications and Web
Steve Babcock	At Large Board member