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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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Pictures \ Past Events / Kent County Run - June, 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 12, 2020, 06:52:04 PM »
Considering Covid-19 has brought our club activities to a complete halt for April and May, we were timid in going for a cruise in June.  But Bob Cormier & Melissa Bourque organized a great first outing - through Shediac, Cocagne, Notre Dame, Irishtown, then back to where we started, Dieppe.   Thank you for the brave that came out for the first run. (12 Corvettes)
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Pictures \ Past Events / Christmas Party - December 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 12, 2020, 06:47:31 PM »
With a fantastic turnout, we had a blast - check out the crazy Christmas sweaters.   Great fundraider/auction for the Christmas club charities, great food, great fun, great friends.
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly (Video Chat) Meeting July 6 2020 Executive
« Last post by Ricko on July 09, 2020, 05:33:27 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
July 6, 2020
Video Chat – 7pm

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

President Roger Bourgeois welcomed everyone to the July meeting advising he was glad to see Atlantic Canada opening up.

He advised it was not necessary to read the minutes from the last months meeting.

The video chat was scheduled as he decided having the meeting at Lounsbury’s would have been difficult as social distancing would have been an issue.

Old Business :  Three runs have taken place, the 1st organized by Melissa and Bob which took the participants from Dieppe, through Shediac, Cocagne, Irishtown, then Champlain Place parking lot.  Thanks to the 12 cars that attended – was a good turnout for a Thursday evening.
The 2nd organized by Trueman and Margaret, from Riverview, along the NB114 to Alma.  Participants had an evening meal at Trueman’s nephew’s new restaurant – it is a large, beautiful spot.  As expected, due to the new rules around Covid-19 food preparation and service, food took a while to be served, but it was all worth waiting for and no complaints were heard.  The owner, Graham, was a member of our club when he owned a vette.  Following our meal, Trueman lead us to a road, sort of a mountain top, behind the restaurant that brought us overlooking the Alma scenery.  We had 11 cars, including Ron and Anne from Fredericton.  Again, a great turnout for a Thursday evening.
Our 3rd and final run was this past Saturday.  President Bourgeois led participants to Mactaquac/Nackawic, following as much of the Saint John River as possible, along Sheffield, Frederiction North, etc.  We ended up with 13 plus corvettes.  Once in Fredericton, members disbursed to different take-outs for lunch.  Then regrouped at the bowling alley parking lot to continue the trip.  Our final stop of the day was at the Lincoln Big Stop and we then continued home through Sussex.  In all, it was a sunny day and we had 2 new couples join our club.  Welcome to Kevin Hamelin and Manon Drolet from Cocagne in their black-rose 2017 convertible and Frank and Johanne Savignac of Salisbury, in their 2018 triple black Grand Sport.

This trip was a good indicator of our social distancing and wearing masks.  We will continue to monitor this going forward as it is critical for our health.  Club activities will be curtailed or stopped altogether if we see otherwise.  Too many of our members have health issues and we need to respect each other. 

Financial Report :  Deposits June 4 $50, June 25 $30 and July 7 $90 for a total of XXXXXX.

New Business:  Now that Atlantic Canada is open we are going to start moving – major car shows are not beginning but we can travel safely as a group.  It won’t be easy, things are different.  We have to maintain the 6 feet separation – 6 feet is not an arm’s length.  We need to wear masks when 6’ is not possible.  We cannot be too careful.  As friends, it is difficult to not shake hands or hug but some of our members are very vulnerable to infections.  Covid-19 does not discriminate age, sex, race as the ones that have had it will tell you that it is a struggle just to survive.  Washing hands very often is also recommended and we all know that is a good habit.  Just look at the news from the US – they are still way up in numbers of new cases each day.  I will monitor our provincial numbers and if necessary, we will cancel our calendar of events for the rest of 2020.

Everyone is recommended to bring their folding chairs on outings.  We never know where we may eat our lunch and it could be in a parking lot.

Potential future trip this summer will be a trip to Pugwash/Tatamagouche/Pictou:  PEI – e-mails will go out if these get planned.

Membership is at 86: Lounsbury hasn’t given us the names of those that purchased vettes since June 2019 ( they get free membership), so there could be some more members out there that we are not aware of yet.

President Bourgeois advised he will be sending an email out with regards to one of our members’ behaviour while at the Lounsbury dealership in Moncton.  In these stressful times, we need to show more patience and tolerance.

President has ordered tube masks in bulk and once they have arrived an email will be sent.  They will be $10 each.  A name tag order will be done up soon as well – email to come shortly.

Last but not least, welcome new members, Donald and Diane Leger, 2017 silver Z06 coupe and Bruce and Shelley Steeves, 2017 yellow coupe. 

There being no further business chat meeting adjourned. 

Thanks to Bob Cornier for arranging.

(Mentioned during call & email sent as follows:
Member Conduct in Public

Hello members,  I received information that one of our members was upset with Lounsbury and displayed their displeasure in the Lounsbury showroom, using his affiliation with the Greater Moncton Corvette Club in the process.
Lounsbury is our major club sponsor and have been very generous to our club over the years.
The market place, at the moment due to Covid-19, requires that we be more tolerant and show patience when it comes to items being on back order, etc., … matters that are out of the control of our suppliers. 
If you are not able to show respect to our sponsors, most definitely do not use the GMCC name to embarrass yourself and hurt the club’s reputation.
I would ask that if you have any issues with any of our sponsors (they are listed on our web page),  that cannot be resolved in a professional manner, then please bring the matter to my attention and I will try to rectify or better the situation.
Thank you, Roger)


Helen Estabrooks
Secretary


Roger Bourgeois
President   
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting (Video Chat) Executive
« Last post by Ricko on June 06, 2020, 08:32:23 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
June 4, 2020
Video Chat – 7pm

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

The club executive decided to draw for Irving gas cards in value of $25 each, these cards would normally have been given out during club outings, as the outings to date have been cancelled due to Covid 19 it was decided to ask Libby Rayworth to make the draw.  President Roger Bourgeois advised winners included Bob Buzzel, Trueman Copp, Paul Deware and Leander Gauvin.  Congratulations to the winners who will receive their cards in the near future.  Information already passed to members by Bob Cormier.

President advised all club activities in the calendar until the end of July have been cancelled.  Rick Estabrooks has already updated the calendar.

With travel restrictions in place for the Atlantic provinces it is difficult to plan or organize club activities.  The executive are mindful of the health and safety of all members.   With part of New Brunswick scheduled to open up to activities of up to 50 people the club may try to organize an evening run, possibly an hour,  with all participants staying in their cars, no socializing and everyone keeping the recommended social distance.  More to be decided in the coming days.  If such an event could take place Bob Cormier would send out an e mail to participants with date and time as well as strict guidelines.

Bills for payment in the amount of $175.19 submitted.  Current balance of $XXXX provided by Treasurer Wornick Price.

All participants thanked Bob Cormier for arranging the Chat and setting it up for us less tech savvy participants.

Another Chat to be scheduled for the first week of July in the event travel restrictions between Provinces continue. 

Helen Estabrooks
Secretary       
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Monthly News Letter / Greater Moncton Corvette Club Monthly Meeting March 2/2020
« Last post by Ricko on March 03, 2020, 07:29:30 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
March 2, 2020
Lounsbury Meeting Room – 7pm

Present :  Roger and Angela Bourgeois, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, Wornick Price, Charles Gould, Victor LeBlanc, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Bob Cormier and Melissa Bourque, Don MacAulay and Debbie MacPherson, Eric LeBlanc, Dave Fyffe, Trueman  Copp and Margaret Mayes (17)

The meeting was called to order by President Roger Bourgeois who welcomed the 17 members present, also welcomed Trueman Copp back from his Bucket List Tour 2020 to Minnesota on snowmobile with another member Bob Steeves.

Minutes of the February meeting were accepted as read, correction made to name Melissa Bourque.

Old/ Continuing Business :  A) The February 16 breakfast at the Knights Of Columbus Hall was attended by only 6 members who enjoyed the good meal.

B)  Speed Sport East – President reported no one had stepped forward to volunteer to coordinate the event, spots for 7 cars had been registered and President was contacting Lounsbury’s to see if they would provide sponsorship for the event.  Two cars had been offered for the event, one from Bob Cormier, a C5 with Lamborghini  doors and one from Tony Trenholm a ZR1, President advised he would like to see other cars offered that were older years.  Victor LeBlanc volunteered to coordinate this event, to make calls to ensure the cars would be available.  Bob Cormier advised that he was in the process of making some posts, painting them black and would look into whether he had enough yellow chain for the 200 feet required to rope off the area.  Trueman Copp advised that there were 30-34 posts in his garage that would be available if needed, may need painting and Wornick Price advised the rope used last year could be washed if  Bob did not have enough chain for the entire area.  It was noted that Lounsbury’s provided one car for the show in previous years.  Angela Bourgeois reported that Betty Mae Madden had volunteered to help with signage for the event.  Parties agreed to discuss further after the meeting.

Financial Report :  The treasurer, Wornick Price, reported the current bank balance as XX, with expenditures of $1260.00 and income of $35.25.   $30.00 received for membership, and a further amount of $57.00.  Motion to accept moved by Wornick Price and seconded by Angela Bourgeois.  Approved. 

Bills for payment provided in the amount of $10.58 for postage and sympathy cards, motion to accept moved by Angela Bourgeois and seconded by Rick Estabrooks .  Approved.

New Business :  A)  The next Knights of Columbus breakfast scheduled for March 15, 2020.

B)  Certificate received from Maritime Motor Sports Museum for our membership.

C)  Membership for the 2020 year is 65 members paid, President advised we should see a significant jump with the Speed Sport East event and Lounsbury Car show.

D)  Further discussion ensued regarding Speed Sport East and questions answered about the Yarmouth Car show.

Meeting declared adjourned by the President.

50/50 in the amount of $14.00 won by Dwight Rayworth.

Helen Estabrooks
Secretary


Roger Bourgeois
President
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