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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - January 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on January 08, 2020, 03:41:12 AM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
January 6, 2020
Lounsbury Meeting Room – 7pm
Present : Roger and Angela Bourgeois, Steve Whalen, Don MacAulay, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, Ed LeBlanc, Wornick Price, Paul and Monique Girouard, Margaret Mayes and Trueman Copp, Bob Cormier and Melissa Bourque, Vic LeBlanc, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Gary Gaskin, Betty Mae Madden, JM Thibodeau (20).

The meeting was called to order by the president who welcomed the 20 members present to the first meeting of 2020.  He and other members of the executive and officers wished all members great health and hopes for a wonderful corvette season. He thanked Louise Fyffe for her work as secretary for the past few years.

Minutes of the December meeting were accepted as read.

Old/Continuing Business:   
 
A) Election/nominations has concluded and a thank you was given by the president for those that have stepped up and accepted positions within the club.  He advised that we can take pride with the club and are the envy of other clubs around the country.  At this time the Vice president position would remain vacant until a volunteer came forward,  Bob Cormier volunteered to accept this position and was appointed as such.

B) Christmas party was a total success, thanks to everyone who helped in any way at the party. Linda Gauvin, Jeanine Scott and Louise Fyffe who greeted the guests at the door.  Tim Scott with the good music.  Bob and Melissa Cormier for the wonderful slide and video show.  Gina and Chris Harlow and Libby Rayworth for the silent auction.  Ed LeBlanc for the hall rental information and using his connections for the rental cost and food as always was good.  Angie for rental, meal reservations, and overall organizing of the fun event.  President advised that the meal and evening was lots of fun for himself and Angie and he hoped that all members had as much fun as they did.  Due to the generosity of the members and sponsors the event raised $215.00 from the Chinese auction and $995.00 from the silent auction for a total of $1250.00.  This amount to be divided between charities under new business.   

Financial Report:

The treasurer reported the current bank balance as $xx with expenditures of $101.25 and income of $2321.21.  $120.00 in dues obtained at this meeting.  Motion to accept moved by Wornick Price 
Seconded by JM Thibodeau
Approved

Bills for payment presented by Angie and Wornick in the amount of $138.07.  Motion to accept moved by Louise Fyffe and seconded by JM Thibodeau.
Approved

New Business:

A) Breakfast at the Knights of Columbus is Jan 19, 2020 an events calendar meeting is scheduled for 10 am after the breakfast, all welcome to attend especially those that wish to organize an event for the coming year, any day trips or weekend events or any other please send the information or come to the planning meeting.  It is important to realize the result of this meeting will be a draft of the schedule for the coming year, the schedule can and will change but some events are firm (dates of events from other clubs).  Draft to be brought back to the next monthly meeting.

B) Following breakfast for Feb 16 at KofC

C) Members encouraged to read NAACCC newsletter on line, important date to remember July 12 international collector car appreciation day across Canada and USA.  Suggestion made by President to increase membership dues to this organization from our club to 20 members, with officers and executive included first.  Moved by Angela Bourgeois that membership dues to NAACCC in the amount of $5.00 per vehicle be increased to 20 vehicles for this year, with officers and executive included first then to those who attend events more often.  Seconded by Gary Gaskin.  After discussion and explanation of coverage motion approved.

D) Discussion around CCCC membership dues ensued.  An explanation of how the due amount from each club provided by the president.  Motion moved by JM Thibodeau that we increase dues to cover 30 cars, total amount $600.00
Seconded by Gary Gaskin
Approved

E) Trip to Kingston, Ontario Corvette Invasion June 18/19 weekend, hotel approx $129/nite plus taxes (Ramada Inn) Registration $90- $235 couple depending on banquet see Eastern Ontario Corvette web page under Corvette invasion.  Please let president know by Jan 19 planning meeting if you plan to attend so that rooms can be booked asap.  See intenary from President. 

F) Letter of thanks received from Miss Teen Atlantic, club was mentioned as a sponsor, and plaque for the clubs participation in their event, president offered to any member wanting for their garage

G) Bar Harbor information May 29 – 31 deadline to apply Feb 1,2020  e mail will be resent by Bob Cormier

H) After much discussion regarding the disbursement of the funds collected at the Christmas Party motion made by Ed LeBlanc $400.00 each to Knights of Columbus breakfast program, SPCA and YWCA. 
Seconded by JM Thibodeau
Approved

Meeting declared adjourned by President.
50/50 in the amount of $14.00 won by Don MacAulay

Helen Estabrooks
Secretary

Roger Bourgeois
President     
 
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Event Calendar / Meeting - Calendar of events for 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on January 06, 2020, 01:21:25 AM »
Following our group breakfast, we will meet downstairs (approx 10 a.m.) to discuss any events we want to plan for our 2020 Corvette Season.  Everyone and anyone is welcomed to participate.
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Event Calendar / GMCC Monthly Meeting
« Last post by HATE2W8 on January 06, 2020, 01:18:58 AM »
Our monthly meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the upstairs boardroom at Lounsbury Chevrolet, Moncton.
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Event Calendar / GMCC Monthly Meeting
« Last post by HATE2W8 on January 06, 2020, 01:18:03 AM »
Our monthly meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the upstairs boardroom at Lounsbury Chevrolet.   See you then.
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Event Calendar / Group Breakfast
« Last post by HATE2W8 on January 03, 2020, 12:34:32 AM »
Buffet-style breakfast, starting at 8:30 am
Knights of Columbus hall (Centre Père Patrice Leblanc)
91 Murphy Ave, Moncton (parking lot behind church)
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting December 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on December 09, 2019, 04:44:00 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
December 02, 2019           
Lounsbury Meeting Room           
 7 PM
 
Present: Roger and Angie Bourgeois, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Wornick Price, Victor LeBlanc, Chanel Michaud, Ed LeBlanc, Bob Cormier and Melissa Bourque (10).
 
The meeting was called to order by the president who welcomed the 10 members in attendance.  He noted that the year has presented challenges which have been overcome with support by the members.  2019 was a great season and we look forward to 2020.
 
Minutes of the November meeting were accepted as read with one correction re the 50/50 draw.
 
Old/Continuing Business:
a) Call for further nominations brought forward no new names so the executive stands as
President – Roger Bourgeois
Vice President – vacant
Secretary – Helen Estabrooks with Louise Fyffe acting until spring 2020
Treasurer – Wornick Price
Calendar of Events – Rick Estabrooks
Communications Coordinator – Bob Cormier
b) Roger and Angie Bourgeois attended the induction ceremony for Maritime Motor Sport Hall of Fame at Wyndam Inn in Dieppe.  Trueman Copp (our member) was inducted for snowmobiles and Claudette (Angie’s sister) and Greg Turner for rallying and car show organizers. 
 
Financial Report:
The treasurer reported the current bank balance at $xx with expenditures of $778.75 and income of $594.58.  Bills for payment will be presented in January.
Motion to accept as presented:
​Moved: Wornick Price​
Seconded: Chanel Michaud​
Approved
 
New Business:
a) Discussion re the Christmas party --- there was great difficulty in having people confirm attendance in a timely fashion; the final date was set at Nov. 15th and at that point it did not look like we would have enough members to go ahead; it was suggested that there be a financial incentive to book on time in order to make the organization of this event less stressful.  At this time all arrangements are in place with volunteers working together.
b) Three turkeys for the Sue Stultz drive have been delivered.
c) Cheque to Food Depot Alimentaire has been delivered.
d) The initial planning meeting for 2020 will be held on January 19th following the KC breakfast.
e) Thank you to all the executive members serving in 2019 --- Louise Fyffe – secretary; Angie Bourgeois – vice president and events coordinator, Trueman Copp and Margaret Mays for “Fast Past” work; Wornick Price as our treasurer; Dave Gates for e-mail and all those who contributed by bringing prizes and helping in so many ways.
 
There being no further business the meeting was declared adjourned followed by the 50/50 draw won by Wornick Price for $8.00.
 
Louise Fyffe
Secretary
 
Roger Bourgeois
Prsident
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Mimutes - Nov 4, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 11, 2019, 01:53:36 AM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
November 04, 2019         
Lounsbury Meeting Room - by 7 PM
 
Present: Roger and Angie Bourgeois, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Don MacAuley, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Trueman Copp, Margaret Mayes, Victor LeBlanc, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, Bob Cormier, Wayne Coster, Betty May Madden, Wornick Price, Ed LeBlanc, and Charles Gould (18)
 
The meeting was called to order by the president who welcomed the 18 members in attendance.
 
Minutes of the October meeting were accepted as read.
 
Old/Continuing Business:
1) Current membership is 145 families
2) President’s run to Fox Harbour was pleasant with 10 cars in attendance
3) Lobster Run went well with 25 cars --- Riverside - Albert stop, Studio on the Marsh for a presentation by Mac Dunfield of Ducks Unlimited, Alma for our food pick up and then to the Goshen Snowmobile Club for dinner.  Thanks to Trueman and Margaret for organizing this event.
4) Buctouche Pageant was a success.  Thank you to those who participated.
5) Hampton Middle School show had 8 Corvettes.  This event is growing every year.
 
Financial report:
Current bank balance is $Xxxx with income this month of $xxx and expenses of $Xxxx.
MOTION:
Acceptance of the treasurer’s report as presented.
Moved: Rick Estabrooks.   ​Seconded: Libby Rayworth​     Carried
MOTION:
Donations to be made of $75 to the Sue Stultz Turkey Drive and $500 to Food Bank Alimentaire.
Moved: Angie Bourgeois​    Seconded: Bob Cormier​    Carried
 
New Business:
1) Corvette Atlantic Meeting --- those clubs who could not attend sent notes to be read.  There may be changes upcoming for club shows in 2020
2) Nominations --- all members are encouraged to nominate others or to volunteer within the context of the meetings as it encourages others to step forward.  Currently we have the following volunteers or nominees for 2020:
President --- Roger Bourgeois
Vice president
Treasurer --- Wornick Price
Secretary --- Helen Estabrooks (available in April --- Louise Fyffe to hold the position until that time)
Volunteer Events Coordinator --- Rick Estabrooks
Volunteer Communications Coordinator --- Bob Cormier
                 Bob and Rick will work closely together on these files
3) After an extensive discussion the following motion was approved:
MOTION
The president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer will receive honorary memberships in the club for the current year of service as of January 01, 2020.
Moved: Victor LeBlanc​   Seconded: Ed LeBlanc​    Carried
 
 
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned followed by the 50/50 draw won by Ed LeBlanc for $23 and a draw for 2 pairs of Wildcat tickets on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Society
 
Secretary
Louise Fyffe
 
President
Roger Bourgeois
   
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Monthly News Letter / Atlantic Canada Corvette Clubs meeting - October 26, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 10, 2019, 08:52:53 PM »
Atlantic Canada Corvette Clubs
Meeting Minutes
October 26, 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
Ivan Hines, Corvette Club of NS

Regrets: Loyalist City Corvette Club
RiverValley Vettes
NFLCC

The meeting began at 10:00 a.m. with Roger as Chair.  He welcomed everyone that could attend.  Three clubs were absent; however, Ray Cromwell from the LCCC forwarded his notes.

Sylvia read the LCCC’s notes:  A total of 35 activities kept this club busy in 2019, with no overnight trips.  One event to note is the participation in the Hartland Days during the first Monday in August.  The club membership totals 21 and representation was sent to all the other Corvette shows.  Calendar for 2020 is nearly completed. (we will ask Ray to email to everyone).

Continuing with her own club’s activities, Sylvia also indicated that they had representation from their club at all of the Corvette shows, including shows in the US.   The St Andrews’ day trip was so enjoyable, with participation from Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton and Maine, it may become an annual event.  Another enjoyable day was the poker run, with members from the Moncton and Loyalist Club joining in… this may be an annual event as well.

Their own show was considered a success and thank you to those that participated from other clubs.
During the summer months, besides the car shows attended, they had a few cruise nights, an annual corn boil, participation in the Bar Harbor and Ellsworth weekend shows.  The Christmas party is scheduled for Dec 7th. 

The election of officers will be held next month.  Some of their officers will be stepping down, so the search is on for volunteers.  Events for 2020 are not yet finalized.

Ivan thanked the club, on behalf of Amanda, for the photo she has received and wanted to take a moment to wish Paul Dunn a happy birthday (today would have been his birthday).  Their club is seeing a small attendance on runs and is hoping to improve that in 2020.  Total membership is 116 with 5 holding ‘lifetime’ membership status.

The executive for the CCNS likely won’t change but their AGM will be held tomorrow.
The Yarmouth show is considered to have been a success and next year it will be held on July 17-19.  Ivan is working on special rates with a hotel located nearer to the show parking and on the waterfront. 

This club had 8 vettes participate in the Carlisle/Bowling Green trip, putting 6400 kms on their cars in 16 days.  On the 3rd Sunday of each month, the members take part in a brunch which maintains the off season contact.  The club’s charity is the Children’s Trust Fund.

For the PEICC, Errol thanked Moncton and Lounsbury for hosting this meeting.  Summer seemed to come to an abrupt halt after Hurricane Dorian.  They keep busy in the winter months as well, and begin their Wednesday night gatherings in May.  It is getting harder to get people excited to show up frequently.

Other than the other club shows, PEI members attend many local shows and parades.
There is discussion on changing the format for Vettefest next year, but more details will come as decisions are made.  It is anticipated that the dates will be Aug 15/16.  The Christmas party will be held on Nov 24th.

The executives for 2020 will be:
President:  Errol Callbeck
V-President: Basil Hambly
Treasurer: Doug MacDonald
Events Coordinator:  Kingsley Lewis  (krlewis@eastlink.ca)

Last, but not least, Roger representing the GMCC members.  Our season annually begins with the Speed Sport car show and ends with the Hampton Middle School show.  We have activities every weekend, which include taking part in all of the Corvette shows and Atlantic Nationals.  Our show was considered a great success, but, unfortunately, it rained overnight on Saturday leaving our parking field in a swamp-like condition. 

We will finish the year with our Christmas party on Dec 7th. 
Our sponsor, Lounsbury Chevrolet, will have a new contact for us, Troy Killen, with Kevin Horsman moving on to their Miramichi location.

Our calendar of events for 2020 will be worked on in January and our web page will quickly be updated.  Definite dates so far are: 
April 17-19: Radical Speed Sport Moncton Coliseum
May 29-31: Bar Habor weekend, Maine
June 6:  Lounsbury Corvette Show, Moncton
June 19:  Kingston Ontario Corvette Invasion
July 9-12: Atlantic Nationals (with Corvette show on Saturday, 11th)
Aug 15-16: PEICC show
Oct 30:  Hampton Middle School car show

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

Next meeting will be scheduled for April 18th.

Angela Bourgeois
Minute Taker
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Event Calendar / Alpaca farm group visit
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 06, 2019, 05:19:09 PM »
A trip to the Alpacas ranch planned for November 9 Saturday.
meet at McDonald’s Magnetic hill at 9:30 AM
An email message with more info will be sent. 

Don MacAulay at 378-0899
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Pictures \ Past Events / Hampton Middle School show - October 25, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 05, 2019, 12:04:02 AM »
Although a small group of Corvettes participated, the teachers and students of the Hampton Middle School were very pleased with the overall turnout.  A great big thank you from them to the Greater Moncton Corvette Club members that took part.
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