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Pictures \ Past Events / Radical Speed Sport car show - April 12-14, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on April 19, 2019, 08:05:24 PM »
Another fantastic display of some of Corvette Club members' cars.  We had Doug MacDonald's very rare and beautiful '63 split window; Dean Hannay's always gorgeous '61; Paul & Monique's very, very clean 2006;  Bob & Lana Cooke's "everyone's envy" 2019 ZR1; Lounsbury's great looking 2019; Tony & Sherri's incredibly fast looking 2017; and last, but not least, our memorial display featuring Paul Dunn's beloved 2015 Corvette.  While assembling the display, we all had Paul in our hearts hoping that we would have made him proud.  A special Thank You to Betty Mae Madden for her fantastic work on the banner and display plaque. 
Not in our display, but participating in the show, were members Leonce & Joannie Cormier with their 2017 Corvette and rare Monte Carlo SS (congratulations to them on a great display); and to Real Leger with his 1981 and Daniel Bourgeois' 2000.  Outstanding show.
I believe everyone went home with hardware, including our club winning the "outstanding club display" award.
Thank you to all the members who helped put things into place on Thursday and then the fast tear down on Sunday.
Let the season begin.....
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Monthly News Letter / Atlantic Canada Corvette Clubs meeting April, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on April 15, 2019, 08:41:38 PM »
Atlantic Canada Corvette Clubs
Meeting Minutes
April 13th, 2019 – Lounsbury Chevrolet boardroom, Moncton, NB
In attendance:
Roger & Angela Bourgeois, Greater Moncton Corvette Club
Errol Callbeck, Kingsley Lewis & grandson Colby, PEI Corvette Club
Sylvia & Donny Blanchard, Corvettes of Southern NB
Ray & Kathleen Cromwell, Loyalist City Corvette Club
Ivan Hines, Corvette Club of NS
Wanda & Marc Gadd, David Griggs, Rivervalley Corvette Club

The meeting began at 10:00 a.m. with Roger as Chair.  He welcomed everyone and was pleased with the turnout.   Our club finished 2018 with many members either seriously ill or ending up in the hospital resulting in surgeries.  And it continues into 2019 with the very difficult news that our Corvette family member Paul Dunn passed away.   He was an incredibly passionate about the Corvette and what our club did, so it has taken 3 volunteers to replace the work he did for us, and we still don’t have all of his tasks covered.

The PEICC started the ball rolling by thanking Moncton for hosting and the Lounsbury dealership for the location.   A quick recap of their winter events included a Christmas Party;  a Barrett Jackson auction pot luck gathering;  a Valentine’s Day meal.   Their annual Vettefest will be held on August 17/18, 2019.  Format will be similar to previous years:  Saturday cruise, lunch, evening BBQ, show at Action Car & Truck Accessories on Sunday.   They hope all other clubs will be in attendance.
Current membership is between 20-25 families.  They are having a difficult time to grow and are looking for ideas on how to recruit the many vettes they see around the Island. 

2019 Executive:
President – Errol Callbeck
Vice-President – vacant
Treasurer – Doug MacDonald
Events Coordinator – Kingsley Lewis  (club contact at: krlewis@eastlink.ca / or Error at: errol.callbec@gmail.com)

Errol expressed the clubs’ sadness at the loss of our member Paul Dunn.  He meant so much to all the clubs in the Atlantic Provinces.

Next up was Ivan for the CCNS.
2019 Executive:
President – Ivan Hines  (email:  ivanhines@yahoo.ca)
Vice-President – Jody Crook
Secretary – Doug Butt
Treasurer – Rick Latimer
Director at large – Tom Kennedy, Jr.
Event Coordinator – Calvin Pearce (email:  calvinpearceauto@gmail.com)

Currently the club has 115 members (140+ Corvettes).  Their 2018 charity was the IWK Children’s Trust.  They have also been voted as the 2019 charity.   The club has increased their minimum sponsorship donation to $300.   This year is the club’s 45th year.

A breakfast is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month during the winter (at the Thunderbird Diner on Hammonds Plain, Halifax).  Their holiday party was on January 12th.  The first run for 2019 will be held on May 5th, from Bedford to Peggy’s Cove to Bridgewater.  Twelve members plan on attending the Bar Harbor gathering on May 30-June 2.  Maritime Meet will be July 19-21 in Yarmouth.  Corvettes @ Carlisle in August and then the last run will be September 15th.

The Maritime Meet will be set up as follows:

Friday, July 19th – Parade starts at 7 p.m. from Yarmouth Mall;  Parking passes will be issued to the first 40 vettes @ Rodd Grand with security hired; Meet & Greet at 9 p.m. at the Rodd Grand Dining Room (free appetizers and game night with 1st prize of $300, 2nd of $200 and 3rd of $100) and live music.

Saturday, July 20th – Show and shine from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in same parking area as last year; Corvette RC race cars with a track for Corvette owners only at $5/10 laps (money for charity).   Another custom designed trophy for the show and shine’s 16 categories.  Evening boat cruise at 7 p.m. ending with the fireworks display on the water.  The cost will be $25/person with the balance being paid by Hines Marine.   Register in the morning with the Seasfest organizers before registering with the CCNS.

Sunday, July 21st – Show and shine continues, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Seafest awards given out at 2 p.m.

Next to report on their club activities was Sylvia from CSNB.  Their events coordinator, Dorothy Miller, has stepped down so email can be sent to Sylvia, who will continue until next year.

The club’s annual show will be held on August 10th with the meet & greet, for registered participants on, Friday evening.  Details on the weekend to follow.
Plans are in the works for a Poker Run, either June 22 or 29th.  An invitation will be sent to other clubs.  Plans are for a designated area around Saint John, $5 to participate with winner takes all, and a BBQ to close off the event.

During their off season, dinner gatherings are held through Saint John.  A few cruises are being planned for around St Martins, along the coast, Hammond River Brewing in Quispamsis, SJ Marina in Ketepec, cruise nights to one of their sponsors and A&W for a light lunch.
The club members would like to put together a bowling tournament, similar to several years’ ago, competing with other Corvette clubs.  Fredericton is believed for have the trophy and Wanda has agreed to do a search for it.

Sylvia keeps in close contact with the Acadia Region Corvette Club and they are planning a St Andrews event this summer.   Roger mentioned that Moncton had that location on their calendar and could probably get together for that location (Moncton could change the date if the chosen date doesn’t work for the other clubs).

Representing the LCC, Ray said 2018 was very busy for their group.  2019 will be no different with 31 activities planned.  Their annual trip to Hartland on the first Monday in August is always a success.  All of their activities centre around BBQ/food.    Their current membership is 19 families.  Ray will remain the email contact for 2019.

Then onto RVV from Fredericton.   
2019 Executive:
President – Wanda Gadd (506-474-0656; 506-440-3710;  email: gertrude4278@hotmail.com)
Vice-President – vacant
Treasurer – Julia Patriquin (506-446-4202;  email:  vjpat6@gmail.com)
Secretary – David Griggs (506-209-7094; 506-461-7452;  email: davenb1@hotmail.com)

Upcoming events for the season will be posted on their website (the club is having problems with the website, but things should be fixed soon).  (Wanda gave me a copy of their events calendar that I can share if you’d like a copy).

Please note that their annual show and shine, Fiberglass Alley, will be held on June 15th. 
The club members participate in many day trips, monthly meetings, monthly gatherings for a meal, lots of car shows.
Current membership stands at 33 families.

Roger, representing GMCC, finished off the meeting with his notes on club activities, past season and upcoming 2019.  We start our season this weekend with our “Living the Dream” Paul Dunn memorial display at the Radical Speed Sport car show (update: our display won the “outstanding club display” recognition award).
 
We attend monthly breakfast gatherings at the Knights of Columbus hall in the winter months, which is a fundraiser for the school breakfast program; we will be making a trip to Fredericton to visit Greer’s Garage in May; Bar Harbor weekend;  Lounsbury show and shine on June 8th from 9 am – 3 pm (pre-register by calling switchboard at dealership); RVV show in June; northern NB tour of Lameque, Miscou, Caraquet on June 29-30; Atlantic Nationals in July;  Yarmouth in July; CSNB show in August; PEI show in August; Carlisle; ending with President’s run on October 13th.   All of our events are posted on our website and please note that all Corvette clubs are always invited along.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Next meeting will be scheduled for October.

Angela Bourgeois
Minute Taker
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - April 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on April 07, 2019, 03:21:46 AM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
April 01, 2019      Lounsbury’s Meeting Room       7 PM

Present: Roger and Angie Bourgeois, Wornick Price, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Ed LeBlanc, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Chanel Michaud, Betty May Madden, Jake Clements, Trueman Copp, Margaret Mayes, Wayne Coster, Roger and Leontine Boudreau, Eric LeBlanc, Paul and Monique Girouard, Victor LeBlanc, Ken Cameron, Don MacAuley, and Charles Gould (23)

The meeting was called to order by the president at 7 PM with a welcome to all.  Corvette season is here and the attendance at the meeting shows that we’re ready to go for another year.

Minutes were read and approved with two corrections noted for the records. 

Old/Continuing Business:
a)   The March 17th breakfast was well attended.
b)   Speed Sport East planning --- display cars are in place; volunteer list is prepared; display will be on the ice surface; Lounsbury’s will be sponsoring the entries; set up will be at 1 PM on Thursday; Atlantic Corvette meeting will be held on Saturday at 10 AM in the Lounsbury’s meeting room; Betty May is preparing the banner for the Paul Dunn tribute; Trueman will deliver posts and ropes for set up.

Financial Report:
   The treasurer reported expenses of $401.25 and income of $86.49 for the month with a balance of $xxxx as of this date.  Report accepted as presented.
   Bills for payment for $103 to Roger Bourgeois for oil prizes were approved.
MOTION:
Big Brothers/Big Sisters annual donation of $50 to be paid.
   Moved: Angie Bourgeois   Seconded: Libby Rayworth      Approved

New Business:
a)   Next Knights of Columbus breakfast will be April 28th with SNAP’D possibly in attendance.
b)   Membership is currently at 100 and this will increase during Speed Sport East.
c)   Front license plate law is currently in the works but has not been declared.
d)   Steve Whalen is recovering from surgery.  Monique Girouard thanks us for remembering her family on the death of her sister.
e)   The tasks outlined in last month’s notes have been covered by volunteers.
f)   Code cards for Corvette Depot were passed out.
g)   The first run of the season will be May 05 to Greer’s Garage in Fredericton.

There being no further business the meeting was declared adjourned.
The 50/50 draw for $22 was won by Paul Girouard.

Secretary  Louise Fyffe                               President Roger Bourgeois 
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - March 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on March 18, 2019, 12:48:46 AM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
March 11, 2019               
Lounsbury’s Meeting Room         
7 PM
 
Present: Roger and Angie Bourgeois, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Ed LeBlanc, Wornick Price, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Chanel Michaud, Betty May Madden, Jake Clements, Trueman Copp, Margaret Mayes, Dave Gates, Wayne Coster, Alfred Landry and Dave Mitton. (17)
 
The meeting was called to order by the president at 7 PM with a welcome to all.  This was our first meeting following the death of Paul Dunn and the president spoke of the circumstances for both family and the club.
 
Minutes of the February meeting were read and approved.
 
Roger read the tribute to Paul Dunn that will be published in the spring edition of Fast Past (see attached).  The entire membership has been saddened by Paul’s unexpected death.  Roger and Angie have visited with Della on behalf of all those who have sent expressions of sympathy.  It will be hard to fill his place among us.
 
Old/Continuing Business:
a) The February breakfast was attended by 9 members.
b) Speed Sport East --- April 11 – 14 --- discussion centered on how to handle this year’s display with a suggestion that the club might honour Paul Dunn’s role in our club and beyond.  Roger will manage this work with help from all members.  Seven cars are needed with four promised so far.
c) Constitution --- it was noted by a member that the constitution requires a show of hands for motions to be officially declared.
 
Financial Report:
​The treasurer reported financial activity for the month showed expenses of $xxx with income of $xxx producing a balance today of $xxxx (paper report attached).
MOTION:
Report accepted as presented.
​Moved: Libby Rayworth​
Seconded: Dave Gates         
Carried
MOTION:
Bills for payment of $13 were approved.
​Moved: Angie Bourgeois​
Seconded: Chanel Michaud​
Carried
 
New Business:
a) Under the current conditions the executive is in urgent need of help to carry on the work that Paul Dunn did so capably.  To that end four tasks will be set up and volunteers are requested.
     Task 1 --- maintaining the membership and communication list --- Dave Gates ​has volunteered.
     Task 2 --- photography and written reports for runs for Facebook and/or web               ​page
     Task 3 --- submission for “Fast Past” two times per year featuring seasonal ​activities past and future
      Task 4 --- production of an annual book similar to the ones Paul has been ​doing for us.
b) Calendar Schedule --- members are reminded to make motel reservations for the trips on the 2019 calendar available on the web site.
c) The next breakfast gathering is scheduled for March 17.
 
There being no further business the meeting was declared adjourned. 
50/50 draw was won by Margaret Mayes in the amount of $17.
 
Secretary
Louise Fyffe
 
President
Roger Bourgeois
 
Attachment
It is with great sadness that in February we heard of the passing of our member and friend, Paul Dunn.  I met Paul about 14 years’ ago.  When Paul joined our Corvette Club, he immediately volunteered for different club related tasks.  During the last 4-5 years, Paul was our communication director, sending countless email messages to our members and other Corvette clubs.  He also had a huge passion for photography and therefore soon became our official club photographer.  Paul captured the essence of all the club events and runs.  He took it upon himself to catalogue his photos and produce commercial grade, soft covered, memory books; taking orders from our members who wanted a copy.  He produced a book for each year from 2014-2018. They will forever be treasured.
Paul was also in the process of preparing Canadian Council of Corvette Club, Eastern Region’s, Fast Past issue.  Our club members were very pleased when we heard in the last months of 2018 that he had taken over as Editor of that magazine.  What an honour.   He was successful in publishing his first edition, and as expected, it turned out great.  Paul excelled at whatever work he took on.  He was in the process of gathering what was needed from all the clubs to produce his second edition of Fast Past, due out this Spring.   Anyone that met Paul understood his passion for our hobby.  During his hospitalization and sudden death, our club received email messages and notes from as far away as Newfoundland, all the Maritime Provinces, Ontario and New England States.  Anyone that knew Paul sent messages of encouragement for the family, prayers for a recovery, and then condolescenses when the sad news came.  We all felt the loss as a family would, as Paul’s Corvette family. 
Words cannot express how he will be missed…. We have lost a great friend.
Roger Bourgeois
President, Greater Moncton Corvette Club
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Event Calendar / Meeting 7 pm Lounsbury’s
« Last post by HATE2W8 on February 16, 2019, 07:43:55 PM »
@ Lounsbury’s
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - February 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on February 12, 2019, 12:21:26 AM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
February 04, 2019​
Lounsbury’s Meeting Room​
7 PM
 
Present: Roger and Angie Bourgeois, Paul Dunn, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Gary Gaskin, Charles Gould, Ed LeBlanc, Wornick Price, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Chanel Michaud, Paul and Monique Girouard, Betty May Madden, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, and Bob Cormier (18)
 
The meeting was called to order by the president at 7 PM with a welcome to all and a special note that Betty May Madden had travelled the farthest to attend.
 
Minutes of the January meeting were accepted as read.
 
Continuing/Old Business:
a) The January breakfast gathering was well attended where the planning for 2019 was undertaken.
b) Victor Le Blanc has thanked the club for our contribution to the cystic fibrosis group. 
 
Financial Report:
​Financial activity for the month showed expenses of $853.75 and income of $608.49 resulting in a balance of $Xxx with outstanding cheques totally $900.
MOTION:
Financial report accepted.
​Moved: Paul Dunn​    Seconded: Rick Estabrooks​     Approved

MOTION:
Forty dollars for the purchase of the 2014 season book by Paul Dunn was approved.
​Moved: Angie Bourgeois​    Seconded: Rick Estabrooks​    Approved
 
New Business:
a) Member information --- Wayne Gillcash (GMCC former member) and Doug Ward (Saint John club) have recently passed away; Victor LeBlanc and Leotine Boudreau are both recovering from time in hospital.
b) An amendment to the constitution (page 1, section 5, A/)was approved as follows:
MOTION:
…an amount to be determined by the Executive at the November meeting and approved by a majority vote from eligible members at that meeting, will be payable on January 01 and no later than February 28 of the current year.
Remove sentence beginning “Members joining after October 01…..
​Moved: Angie Bourgeois​    Seconded: Ed LeBlanc​     Approved
c) The events calendar for the season was reviewed in detail and will be posted on the web site.  The president thanked all those who have contributed to this work.
d) Please let the president know if you plan on entering your car in Speed Sport East.
e) Corvette Depot in Windsor, Ontario has contacted our club offering special discounts and rewards for after market purchases.  Please bear in mind that Lounsbury’s offers our members a 25% discount on many items and you are encouraged to support local businesses.
 
There being no further business the meeting was declared adjourned.
 
The 50/50 draw was won by Ed LeBlanc for $17.
 
Secretary
Louise Fyffe
 
President
Roger Bourgeois
       
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Event Calendar / Christmas Party
« Last post by psdunn on February 07, 2019, 12:15:36 AM »
This year, we will have a theme for the party - ugly Christmas sweater!!  It's never too early to start shopping.  Additional details to follow.  This is a rain, shine or snow event!
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Event Calendar / Meeting
« Last post by psdunn on February 07, 2019, 12:12:38 AM »
7:00 pm in Lounsbury boardroom.
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Event Calendar / Meeting
« Last post by psdunn on February 07, 2019, 12:11:47 AM »
7:00 pm in Lounsbury boardroom.
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Event Calendar / Hampton Middle School Show
« Last post by psdunn on February 07, 2019, 12:09:24 AM »
Depart from McDonald's Magnetic Hill at 10:00 am.  Cancel if rain.
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