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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly (Video Chat) Meeting Nov.2 2020 Executive
« Last post by Ricko on November 07, 2020, 06:19:10 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
November 2, 2020
Video Chat – 7pm

Present :  Bob Cormier, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, Roger and Angela Bourgeois, joining by phone Wornick Price

President Roger Bourgeois welcomed all. 

Minutes of previous meeting can be reviewed online.

Old Business :  1)  Planned run on Oct 10 with the PEI Corvette Club had to be cancelled due to pandemic requirement of 10 people or less.  Lobster run planned for Oct 17 cancelled for the same reason.
2)  Run held on Oct 24 (requirement off the table of 10 people or less) arrangements made to travel to Alma where participants picked up lobster to take home and eat had 11 cars participate.
3)  From now to the end of the year there are no more planned runs or gatherings only the monthly meetings to be held by video chat.
4)  Final membership total is 100.

Financial Report :  Expenses of $127.72 with no deposits, bank balance XXXXX, accepted as read by treasurer Wornick Price.

New Business :  1)  Membership fees for 2021 could be waived for those who paid in 2020 to be discussed further at December meeting.
2)  Donation from the club will be put on hold until 2021 as the pandemic is still present and it is difficult to determine what the future will look like at this point. 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the Moncton Corvette Club and the club will need extra money for events for the Atlantic Nationals should the pandemic be over by that time.  Decision was made to provide 4 turkeys for the turkey drive at a value of approx $75 all in agreement.
3)  Election of officers, an email will be sent to all members with request to provide nominations to either President or Vice President by Dec 7, 2020.  Positions are President, Vice President, Events Coordinator, Treasurer and Secretary.

Next meeting scheduled for Dec 7, 2020 at 7pm

Meeting adjourned by President Roger Bourgeois.

Helen Estabrooks
Secretary

Roger Bourgeois
President 
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly (Video Chat) Meeting Oct. 7 2020 Executive
« Last post by Ricko on October 14, 2020, 04:44:18 PM »
Geater Moncton Corvette Club
Oct 5, 2020
Video Chat – 7pm

Present :  Bob Cormier, Helen and Rick Estabrooks, Angela and Roger Bourgeois

President Roger Bourgeois opened meeting wishing everyone well and asked how everyone was doing.

Minutes of previous meeting were not read as they can be reviewed online.

Old Business : President reported on activities.
1)   President advised CCCC meeting was held via skype two weeks ago with 11 other clubs participating.  Considering all it was a great meeting.  Going through their financial status they advised most sponsors are continuing to be behind them.  Most clubs reported they proceeded with their summer like the Moncton Club holding small gatherings with some still giving to their charities it they could.
2)  Covered bridges run, 11 cars participated where they saw or drove over 7 covered bridges from Smith Creek to Bloomfield, roads were good in most cases scenery was excellent with lots of colors to be seen.
3)  Ryes Run was held on a great day.  Left with 12 cars.  Drove to Smith Creek, Hampton, Quispamsis, then to Saint Martins.  Made a few stops on the way.  Lost a few cars between Hampton and Quispamsis.  Had a great day.

Financial Report :  Wornick Price was not on the call, however bills submitted for payment in the amount of $155.47, Costco $46 for C8 die cast cars and $109.47 for printer ink.  Financial statement was submitted by Treasurer Price bank balance XXXXX.

New Business :  1)  Run planned for Oct 10 to Casssie Cape, Cocagne, Bouctouche then to Soap manufacturer, this run to be held with PEI Club.
2)  Lobster Run planned for Oct 17 will have two settings first to leave at 9 am and the second 10:30.  The 9am spot to be filled first with the overflow at 10.

There being no further business meeting adjourned by President.

Next meeting scheduled for November.

Thanks again to Bob for arranging the chat.

Helen Estabrooks
Secretary

Roger Bourgeois
President
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Monthly News Letter / Atlantic Canada Corvette Clubs meeting - October, 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on October 13, 2020, 12:35:51 AM »
Hello all,  Due to the current COVID-19 situation in our Provinces, we have decided to compile our clubs' notes into one document, making it our fall minutes.

As follows:

ATLANTIC CANADA CORVETTE CLUBS
FALL MEETING – OCTOBER 2020
VIA PAPER SHARING

I will start the minutes by saying that we are a very lucky group of people and the sacrifices we are making will be what keeps us and our loved ones safe.

GREATER MONCTON CORVETTE CLUB – submitted by Roger Bourgeois, President

Hello everyone, we hope you are all staying healthy and safe in these trying times.  As a club, social distancing is keeping our event numbers down to under 50 people.  We are accomplishing this by requesting r.s.v.p.’s and posting the event via email at the last minute.
We participated in few events – small day trips around our Province, with one trip to PEI, but no overnight stays.  Day trips like driving through Memramcook, Sackville, Bouctouche, St Martins….   We joined the Saint John club on their run to St. Andrews, which was a very successful day trip.   We began doing a weekly evening run, Corvettes & Coffee, where we meet in the former Costco parking lot, then drive through the Atlantic Nationals designated route – the club used to do this years ago but it seemed to lose interest, but this new event has had a good response, so we likely will continue in 2021.
No events will be planned for our club for 2021 until the Covid-19 gets under control.    The Atlantic Nationals have given a date of July 7-11th/2021;  and NS Corvette Club plans their Yarmouth show on July 16-17th.

RIVERVALLEY VETTES – submitted by Wanda Gadds, President

The club’s summer was spent doing a run every other Saturday with suggestions from club members - we had run to Saint.John and surrounding area;  a run to Moncton, Magnetic Hill vineyard and Doug McDonald's corvette display; a run to the Fundy trail and Sussex;  a run to St.Stephen and St.Andrews;  a run to Woodstock;  members attended the CSNB poker run; and of note, a visit to Bob Cromwell's in Morrisdale on the shores of the Saint John river and celebrated his birthday – the run took us  via Gagetown,  stopped at Bob's and continued to Westfield Grandbay to route 7 back to Fredericton
We meet every Tuesday Night for an ice cream run and we resumed our monthly breakfast meetings at Porter's Diner.
Our plan to end the season is a fall foliage run to Beechwood Dam and back to Benton, which was my home, to my brother’s farm for a corn boil and tractor ride.
All in all under the circumstances not a bad summer , however the one thing we missed was hanging out with fellow corvette clubs.

PEI CORVETTE CLUB -  submitted by Errol Callbeck, President

Well, here is our summary of 2020 the year that was… or perhaps better described as the year that wasn’t. Obviously, COVID 19 has put an extreme damper on all parts of our lives, including our Corvette events and socials.
The PEI Corvette Club did start having weekly get togethers on Wednesday nights as we usually do each summer. These tend to switch from cruise night to meeting night from week to week. Despite the great overall weather this summer, it seemed if there was a forecast for rain, it was forecast for Wednesday night… so we missed many Wednesday nights due to pending weather, which some times came and some times did not.
Other than that, our only real event was a combination cruise with the GMCC when they came to PEI on August 29th. That was a great day with meeting at Gateway Village, touring around the north shore of PEI with a lunch stop in Cavendish, followed by a drive to The Dunes Gallery in Brackley Beach before the GMCC headed for home. We look forward to seeing the GMCC folks again on New Brunswick side on October 3rd for a cruise with them for the day in New Brunswick.
There was only one car show held in PEI this year, and it was held at Brackley Drive In on Labour Day weekend. I believe a couple of our members attended, and they are planning a show again in May 2021 at the same location. We don’t really have any major items planned for the fall, but hopefully will get in a couple of cruises and that we will be able to have a Christmas Party that will allow folks to get together. Hopefully, in 2021 we will have a couple of winter regular get togethers that we do such as our annual Barrett Jackson Pot Luck party at our house (may have to adjust a bit to not share utensils!), and a Valentine’s Dinner. The only other item of note is that we have basically decided that we will be waiving annual membership dues for 2020, and that anyone that paid in 2020 will have their dues credited to 2021.
We hope all of our Corvette friends near and far are staying healthy and safe in these trying times! All the best for a better 2021!

CORVETTES OF SOUTHERN NB – submitted Sylvia Blanchard, President

It’s been a crazy season, but hope everyone had a great summer considering.
We started having our monthly meetings in March & April, via Zoom, and from May onward, one of our members kindly allowed us to hold the meetings in the empty area of Furniture Warehouse. Members were asked to wear masks, bring the own fold up lawn chairs and keep the recommended social distance.
Currently we have 41 memberships which includes 6 new memberships since last meeting. Without the various annual Car Shows, we had surprisingly a very busy summer.
We had various day runs, to Moncton, taking the scenic route to and through the back roads ending in Riverview along the Riverfront trail.
St. Andrews, in which our fellow Moncton neighbours joined us.  I believe we had 38 Cars attend altogether. It was a beautiful sunny day, and very hot.
St. Martins to Sussex for the day, and another Sussex Run through the scenic route and back.
We had quite a few cruise nights, one to St. George, a Kingston/Kennebecasis Ferry Cruise, and Maces Bay, in which one of our members hosted an outdoor BBQ.
Our second annual Poker Run was a success, in which members from Moncton and Fredericton joined us. Half of the proceeds went to the winner with the best hand, and the other half will be going to one of our local charities to be decided near the end of the year.
We are planning on one more day cruise through the Fundy Trail sometime in October while the leaves are changing color.
We are considering having a Corvette themed float in the Saint John Santa Clause parade in November.
It hasn’t been decided if we will be hosting our Annual Christmas party this year. I guess it will be wait and see thing.
Our executive for next year has not been decided or announced.

LOYALIST CITY CORVETTE CLUB – submitted by Ray Cromwell, President

Well this year was very quiet to other years in our club.  We had five ice cream runs, two breakfast outings, a St Martin’s- Fundy Trail to Sussex run, a run to Sussex and then “up to par restaurant”, and a Harvest run to Evandale for breakfast, then to Fredericton, then to Sussex for lunch then back home.  We may have an X-mas party,
PS all our runs end at a restaurant.

CORVETTE CLUB OF NOVA SCOTIA – submitted by Ivan Hines, President

I have attached our Sept Newsletter. Some Execs positions are up for re-election. So far only our current Event Coordinator will not be reoffering for another 2yr term.
2020 Membership is 113 with 136 Corvettes.  Which surprisingly is only down 3 members/cars from 2019

C1 – 0
C2 – 3
C3 – 30
C4 – 12
C5 – 27
C6 – 35
C7 – 28
C8 – 1

We did very little as a group this summer.  A few small gatherings – usually 20 couples or less.
We donated $1000 to the Red Cross – Portapique Fund & another $1000 to the Q104 IWK Children’s Trust.
We have had a bit of a problem with our Facebook page confusing new (potential) members – they are under the impression that joining the Facebook page is the same as joining the club. We had to make a questionnaire required for approval to join the Facebook page that points out the difference.  Still a good way to promote the club and attract new members.
We joined Quad C Insurance this year at a $20 per member cost.
Our current membership was $35 so we are going to make a motion to raise to $40.
Our AMG is set for Oct 18th in Dartmouth.
Thank you and see you next year if the world gets back on track!

NEWFOUNLAND LABRADOR CORVETTE CLUB – no submission

At time of writing, I had not received a submission from this club, which I’m certain is because it was a slow summer for them as well.

In conclusion, thank you to everyone for agreeing to hold our meeting this way.  It was a relief to some to not have to travel to Moncton.

Angela Bourgeois
Meeting Notes Coordinator

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Event Calendar / Kent Count tour with PEI Corvette Club
« Last post by HATE2W8 on October 01, 2020, 12:42:50 AM »
email will  be sent as space is limited by COVID.  Roger will meet group and lead them to Canadian Tire Shediac parking lot for a 10:30 am departure.  GMCC members are asked to bring a lunch to allow the PEI members a chance to get lunch from the restaurants at our first stop in Bouctouche.   Our next stop will be at the Olivier Soapery in Ste-Anne.  Should be finished our Kent Co tour by 3 pm.  If you did not get an email by Oct 6th, please contact the club.  Corvetteclub@hotmail.com
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Event Calendar / corvettes & Lobster
« Last post by HATE2W8 on September 26, 2020, 04:14:56 PM »
Trueman and Margaret are planning our annual lobster feast.  Members will receive invite through email by October 15.   If you did not, please contact the club.  Corvetteclub@hotmail.com
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly (Video Chat) Meeting Sept. 7 2020 Executive
« Last post by Ricko on September 14, 2020, 05:58:27 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
Sept 7, 2020
Video Chat – 6:30 pm

Present :  Roger and Angela Bourgeois, Bob Cormier, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, joining by phone Wornick Price

President Roger Bourgeois welcomed everyone and asked how everyone was doing and advised he hoped that the summer was gong as well as can be for everyone present on chat.

Minutes of previous meeting were not read as they can be reviewed on line.

Old Business : President reported on club activities.  1)  Trip to PEI went very well. President thanked the PEI club for giving a tour to Summerside, Cavendish stop was a nice rest where participants were able to isolate by themselves.  18 cars members wore masks or self distanced which he reported was great and were joined by 5 cars from PEI.  Everyone had filled out paperwork for both border crossings which made things very easy and provided for a great trip.
2)  Trip to St Martins had 13 cars participate.  Travelled to St Martins first with intention of stopping at the caves but as it was very busy at parking along the highway and restaurant with no place for the 13 cars participants kept on going and stopped at interpretation centre for relief break and followed through on next lookout then long beach for few minutes then proceeded toward east gate very nice paved highway/chip seal in some places but great.   Group was accompanied by three new C8’s and one member from PEI.  President advised he stopped at JJ Diner along with one other car and the rest of the participants turned toward Moncton.  Some did not carry radios so it was difficult to keep the group together on the way home.

Financial Report :  Total XXXX with 0 expenses, deposits of $245.15.   Moved by Wornick Price and seconded by Angela Bourgeois.  Executive agreed that Bob should submit bill for payment for the drone he purchased that he has been using for club activities.  President advised he has deposit of $20 to make.

New Business: 1)  Justin Gallant will be one of our sponsors for next year, his company Clear Effects , address 8 Painsec Junction Rd Lakeville-Westmorland NB E1H1M8, phone 506-866-3155.  Company does Exterior protection/Interior, Ceramic coating which some members have had their cars done already.
2)  Membership is now 101. 
3)  Rhys Run is still proceeding with meeting at Moncton Coliseum at 9:45 am, registration will take place with no cards being distributed this year, event will be mostly a drive and prizes will be given on this event.
4)  No other runs have been planned for this year if something comes up Bob will send out an email to participants detailing the event.

There being no further business meeting adjourned with tentative date for next meeting by video chat on Oct 5, 2020.

Thanks again Bob for arranging chat.

Helen Estabrooks
Secretary

Roger Bourgeois
President

   
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly (Video Chat) Meeting August 4 2020 Executive
« Last post by Ricko on August 09, 2020, 09:12:03 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
Aug 4, 2020
Video Chat – 6 pm

Present :  Roger and Angela Bourgeois, Bob Cormier, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, joining by phone Wornick Price.


President Roger Bourgeois welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Minutes of the previous meeting were not read as they can be reviewed on line.

Old Business :  President reported on club activities, a run on July 16 to Miramichi to Lounsburys to show support for Kevin Horseman.  The highlight Kevin had arranged for Nathan Roy and Tim Cameron to show their new C8 vettes, one orange and the other red.  President Bourgeois wanted to thank Kevin for the hospitality shown the club members who attended.
Another run was to Cap Lumiere, Richibucto, Bouctouche where the cars stopped for a few times and the President reported participants kept their distance as required and the run went very well.
Run to St Andrews went well the club had 16 cars join Saint John club.  Participants ate separately and sat in a field keeping social distanced from others afterward while waiting for the 3 pm time for departure home, some stayed behind at hotels.  Angie distributed face masks at different times, selling great, and the President was very happy to report that either participants respected social distancing rules or wore face masks.  He would like to remind some to take a tape measure and measure off 6 feet so that they are aware of proper distancing.

The response to name tags this time was great.

Further run went to Memramcook which took off from Dieppe Blvd. going to Industrial St to automotive store where a picture was taken, then off to Champlain St past old airport used car lot where another picture was taken, then on to Memramcook via Amirault St Central, the return trip through Pres Denlant through Dieppe and to Baig Blvd, Salisbury Rd to Salisbury where the participants disbursed.

Financial Report :  Total XXXX, with 0 expenses.  Deposits $232.66 and no outstanding bills for payment.  Membership paid in cash $30.00.  Moved by Wornick and seconded by Rick.

New Business : 1)   Membership now 95.
2)  Our Christmas party for 2020 has been cancelled due to covid 19, with not knowing what will happen in the coming months and needing to prepare now for December the executive decided to cancel now.
3)  Newsletter from Maritime Motor Sport had been received.
4) Decision has been made to host a golf tournament by the Petitcodiac Valley Golf Club on Sept 5.  Induction ceremony for 2020 has been cancelled and in 2021 will be held in PEI at the Rodd Royalty in Charlottetown.   They are now working on a fundraiser for an addition to the building and need $110,000.00 and have received a generous donation of $40,000.
5)  President advised that he will be keeping a list of all persons attending events with the club per public health guidelines just in case there is an outbreak of covid 19.
6)  President advised he was sorry to report that Charles and Jeannelle Gould have sold their corvette and are pursing other interests at this time.  He wished to thank them both for all their help with club barbeques, Charles for help with shows and being the caboose on drives with the radio to inform the front what was going on in the rear.  The executive agreed to send a token of the club’s appreciation to the couple.
7)  The Autism Resource Centre caught everyone by surprise by closing their Moncton  and Kent area centres.  It was known that Angela who had been working so hard for the centre had changed positions and with covid 19 no new contact was announced so it is not known if this was a financial issue or lack of  volunteers.  This was the club’s major charity and the club may be looking for a new charity to support.
8) Poker run upcoming on Aug 12 organized by CCSNB.  A few cars will be released at a time, the run will not be fast paced and will go through areas of Saint John, with social distancing in mind, a food truck will be at a predetermined location.  Participants from the club will leave McDonalds  Magnetic Hill at 9:30 am.
9)  All events on the 2020 club calendar will be cancelled and if there is an event scheduled in the future it will be posted 2 weeks in advance.  An e mail will be sent to club members to advise them of the activity.

Reminder to all participants at club activities to bring and wear name tags so that new members can get to know everyone.

There being no further business this meeting adjourned with tentative date for next meeting by video chat Sept 7th at 6pm. 

Thanks again to Bob Cormier for arranging the chat. 

Helen Estabrooks
Secretary

Roger Bourgeois
President         
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Event Calendar / St Andrews day trip
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 22, 2020, 02:11:46 AM »
Leaving McDonalds, Magnetic Hill at 7:45 am to meet up with members from other NB Corvette Clubs. 
Email will be sent to our members with details of the day.  Organized by Corvettes of Southern NB.
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Pictures \ Past Events / Fredericton/Mactaquac/Nackawic tour - July 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 12, 2020, 07:01:52 PM »
Great day to tour the province. Beautiful scenery and some good laughs.  Trying to maintain a route that kept us near water, we got to see parts of our province that we had not seen in years.  Thank you everyone for social distancing and wearing face masks.  And thank you to Roger & Angie for scouting the route the weekend before to make sure we avoided rough terrain and fresh tar. 
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Pictures \ Past Events / Alma Restaurant/Cruise - June 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 12, 2020, 06:56:43 PM »
Did someone say lobster rolls?  or actually food of any kind?   11 Corvettes met up in Riverview for a cruise to Alma.   The Muddy Rudder Restaurant was set up to accommodate everyone that needed to social distance (some were comfortable with their new bubble friends).  Food and service was great considering our new normal.   Thank you to Trueman & Margaret for setting up with run.
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